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This really sounds like a placeholder to me.

 

I hope. Like any actual investment would make me sad when that's a big chunk of land you could use for literally anything else.

 

I sort of feel like it's opening in the summer because they don't feel like staffing it before then.

 

They struggle to sell me food before Mid-June. How would they staff this?

 

LARP means "live action role playing". Basically picture a game that you play as a character surrounded by people acting in character and you get, uhhh, something as a result. Knotts has been experimenting with this as has Disneyland. Some people get way into it, personally it has no attraction or interest to me. The park has lots of needs - indoor rides of any kind, signature family attractions, a log flume that doesn't sink or flip over, things like that - and this doesn't fit any of those categories.

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could it be an "adventure" trail with some flats on it as "obstacles" ?

 

just thinking out loud. . .I mean, a Top Spin themed like KD's (and it used to be themed to Laura Croft) would be a perfect fit on a lost adventure trail.

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It's too bad they were so vague with the details.

 

 

Yeah, sure, it really is too bad they were vague. Especially since they said they were going to be vague in the original post to Twitter.

 

Here's a wild idea: it isn't even fully designed yet. Or maybe only conceptualized, nothing beyond that.

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Here's a wild idea: it isn't even fully designed yet. Or maybe only conceptualized, nothing beyond that.

 

Yeah, maybe they had no idea what they were building so they just made a vague announcement and then they're going to look through the social media speculation for ideas...

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Here's a wild idea: it isn't even fully designed yet. Or maybe only conceptualized, nothing beyond that.

 

Yeah, maybe they had no idea what they were building so they just made a vague announcement and then they're going to look through the social media speculation for ideas...

 

Building what? You're talking about this like they're building a roller coaster and there's a bunch of steel that's gonna show up. II'll bet they wind up reusing a bunch of props that are already sitting on the island. You know, from the existing haunt that they never 100% dismantle. That and some other basically temporary structures.

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So the way I see it, the scenarios are that they either spend a lot of money on a really awesome walk through / escape room thing which would most likely be way cooler than Dinosaurs Alive (since anything would be) or they do something super cheap as a placeholder since the island's just sitting there anyway and they might as well try to monetize that space somehow. The second scenario sort of points to the possibility that they want to build something more substantial out there at some point (or at least leave that possibility open) but they're not ready to do it yet.

 

I'm happy with either of those scenarios (though I'm strongly leaning towards the second one).

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I absolutely loved Adventure Mountain at Dollywood and super loved Camp Discovery at Shanghai Disneyland. Cedar Point could pull of something like that if they wanted, not sure if that's what this is, but I would love that and think it would be a great addition for the park.

 

...it could also be somewhat temporary if we learned anything from Dollywood!

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Sounds like maybe a similar thing to Ghost Town Alive in some capacity? Like you get these physical challenges from the citizens of the frontier? Hard to tell right now, but that'd be cool.

OMG. I'll bet that is EXACTLY what it is. That honestly makes the most sense. Ghost Town Alive has been INSANELY popular at Knott's Berry Farm, another Cedar Fair property, and it would actually make sense to bring this over to Cedar Point to give people some fun non-coaster things to do during their day.

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If you don't mind on-and-off rain, today seems like the perfect day to be at Cedar Point -- I've never seen the parking lot so empty!

 

And if this is anything to go by, Wicked Twister finally had the longest line in the park on a technicality:

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I could see a zip line type ending at the witches wheel...

This is exactly how disappointments like Kings Island announcing the Antique Cars happen. People post stuff like this, over-hyping and over-expecting something and then in reality, when it just becomes an "interactive game" played in the old Dinosaurs Alive area with no "amusement ride" factor in it at all, people get disappointed.

 

It was really frustrating for me watching everyone lose-their-shit over the Kings Island announcement when there was NOTHING WRONG with it, simply because a bunch of people on the internet built it up more than what the park ever promised or teased about.

 

I worry that the same thing is going to happen here.

 

People are already talking about "building stuff" and "zip lines" and there no evidence AT ALL about any of that happening!

 

The freaking clue was a pencil. Which could be as simple as being used on a score card that you'll keep while playing the interactive games and going on tasks around this new area.

 

Seriously people, the more you post things like "I think they'll be a zipline" the more that turns into "Fake News" and next thing you know we'll have Trump in office for another four years. So let's STOP with the made-up crap so that doesn't happen! Ok? Thank you.

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....The freaking clue was a pencil. Which could be as simple as being used on a score card that you'll keep while playing the interactive games and going on tasks around this new area....

 

Mini Golf!

 

 

 

I am kidding, I have absolutely no idea what's coming up. But I'm sure it will be awesome, at Cedar Point!

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People are already talking about "building stuff" and "zip lines" and there no evidence AT ALL about any of that happening!

 

The freaking clue was a pencil. Which could be as simple as being used on a score card that you'll keep while playing the interactive games and going on tasks around this new area.

 

Or writing stuff down as part of the tasks. Knott's stuff is literally "run around with a stick horse", playing bingo, doing scavenger hunts, and spending a lot of time interacting with people in character. If that's the future of theme parks, much as I felt after doing the video game rides at HubZero in Dubai, I am extremely not interested.

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In other news... it would appear after scrolling through my Instagram feed that Dragster opened tonight with it’s shiny new cable. Queue Times doesn’t show this, but that’s probably because it never needed to post a wait time above 0 minutes today.

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I absolutely loved Adventure Mountain at Dollywood and super loved Camp Discovery at Shanghai Disneyland. Cedar Point could pull of something like that if they wanted, not sure if that's what this is, but I would love that and think it would be a great addition for the park.

 

...it could also be somewhat temporary if we learned anything from Dollywood!

I mean, thankfully, Adventure Mountain was sold, relocated, and reconfigured instead of being demolished. I would love to see a super-amazing new ropes course in a US theme park.

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In other news... it would appear after scrolling through my Instagram feed that Dragster opened tonight with it’s shiny new cable. Queue Times doesn’t show this, but that’s probably because it never needed to post a wait time above 0 minutes today.

Exciting news, I'll be honest I was curious if it would be open soon but figured that most people here knew just as much as I did about when it would be open and I didn't want to be horribly annoying. Hoping to get on it tomorrow, last time I rode it there was 2004 and there was a 2 hour line.

I will probably like it a lot more if there is a quicker wait time.

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