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P. 1989: Wicked Twister's permanent closure announced!

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^Interesting...I heard a rumor on Point Buzz that they are going to try to open it on Memorial Day...Maybe there is some merit to this rumor after all, though that is only 6 days from now.

 

Now I'm wondering if they will have to do another pull through just on this part of the ride, or if since it was testing before it will be more or less ready to go once they finish installing the new track (with a few test runs.)

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Now I'm wondering if they will have to do another pull through just on this part of the ride, or if since it was testing before it will be more or less ready to go once they finish installing the new track (with a few test runs.)

I was thinking the same thing.

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The track piece they are unloading is banked very little, if any. I guess the other two will be banked pretty good then. It also looks as if they didn't pour any new footers, instead, it looks like they just made supports that utilize the current footers' locations.

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Looks like I missed the track by a mere few hours.

 

I'll have the TR up in a few days, but it sure does look all nice 'n shiny for opening! (Though there's some tunnel work being done, i.e. scaffolding and such across the tunnel entrance. Seemed odd to me.)

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Dude if they can get the track installed today, test the new pieces of track and refill the pond thing by next week that would be so amazing.

 

Might not happen, but it is easily doable and I think CP wants this to open as fast as possible.

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I'm going to CP in June, early June that is. Hopefully they get this thing up and going. Although if they don't, I don't mind, the ride doesn't look that great IMO anymore. I'm looking forward to Raptor more than anything. (It's my first time to CP period.)

 

Looks better than any SLC

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^ Neither is a car crash, provided you're wearing your seatbelt and the airbags deploy properly, but who goes round looking for that

 

I'm glad their already installing the replacement track. I'd love to see it open as soon as possible. We planned our trip for June 14th, thinking it'd be open by then (note we planned it BEFORE we knew the opening would be delayed, but everyone knew it would be...) so I'm crossing my fingers.

 

-James Dillaman

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I just got back from a week trip to CP and was able to see it testing on its last day with the heartline roll. It looked brutal. Honestly. The roll was taken WAY too fast and coming out of it looked really harsh as well. It did a dead stop from the roll and would have bashed your ears to no end.

 

Was also there yesterday (5/22) when they were installing the new track. We did notice though, that all the trains were lined up in the station and waiting brakes the entire time the track was removed. They also installed some scaffolding in the tunnel under the station and were doing some welding on the station track, I assume, or something in there.

 

Anyone know more of what was going on in the station/tunnel area that needed more work?

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Was also there yesterday (5/22) when they were installing the new track. We did notice though, that all the trains were lined up in the station and waiting brakes the entire time the track was removed. They also installed some scaffolding in the tunnel under the station and were doing some welding on the station track, I assume, or something in there.

 

Anyone know more of what was going on in the station/tunnel area that needed more work?

 

The trains have been like that for a while, they were like that when I went May 17 & 18.

 

Also when I was there, they were laying boards in the tunnel so workers could walk in and work, they are definitely doing something in there.

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If you look at the webcam right now, it appears as if the crane is holding the final replacement piece as workers install it.

 

It would be great if they finished installing the new pieces today or tomorrow, that way there is a slight chance of Maverick opening by my visit (June 6th and 7th). I'm not holding my breath though...

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Installation of the new track is now complete, and speculation on Pointbuzz is saying that the new ride could quite possibly open on Saturday.

Pointbuzz buzz: http://www.pointbuzz.com/cpplace.aspx?mode=thread&TopicID=20854&page=16#320823

There's some nice pics here of the finished s-bend thing here: http://rollercoasterfreak.com/Cedar_Point/2007-05-23_Maverick_S-Bend/index.htm

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