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

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19 hours ago, Mike240SX said:

Maybe it'll go to Valleyfair?¬† After all, if you read that thread recently, they are totally deserving of a new major attraction despite record-setting crowd levels this year.ūü§£

If you're speaking in regards to replacing Steel Venom, doubtful. The holding break just started working on it again so I don't imagine it going anywhere. 

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1 hour ago, Swishtime101 said:

If you're speaking in regards to replacing Steel Venom, doubtful. The holding break just started working on it again so I don't imagine it going anywhere. 

Honestly I didn't even realize that there was already an Impulse coaster there.

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3 hours ago, Bamwa said:

...wouldn't be a good place to put it terrain wise.

Where, pray tell, on the flat peninsula would be a good place?

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OK, time for the beachfront RMC Raptor and GCI twister and Boardwalk Project with an underwater tunnel¬†ūü§™.

I think Wicked Twister's back spike & launch are fun, but the pullouts give me a headache. I'm sure the park notices the low ridership, and with Volcano being removed at KD, I'm not surprised.

I'll miss the beachy vibe, fun sunburst colors, and the sand blowing around the queue. The coaster visually framed the Ferris wheel so well that I can't think of a standalone ride that'd be a better fit in that space. 

I remember an interview with a park exec who talked about wanting to open up views to the beach from inside the park. I think that trees, rides, buildings, etc. actually add character in addition to the beach. I really like that corner of the park, so fingers crossed for good future plans beyond an empty plaza where you can watch fireworks. 

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Everyone seems to be assuming losing Wicked Twister means another roller-coaster to replace it.

 

I agree with this statement. The park has been lacking a Larson Loop for a while.

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3 hours ago, Garet said:

Everyone seems to be assuming losing Wicked Twister means another roller-coaster to replace it.

 

I agree with this statement. The park has been lacking a Larson Loop for a while.

Of course the largest with the most inversions! ;)

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I‚Äôll get a good kick out of it when it‚Äôs the (severely needed) expansion to Planet Snoopy complete with actual family attractions that do more than just turn in slow circles and everyone still complains ūüôÉ

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Instead of a new coaster in this area, what I'd really like to see Cedar Point do is move some of the other rides in that spot around, if possible, open up that waterfront area and build some kind of multi-use space with a more modern hotel, a restaurant/bar or two, some retail space, maybe have the hotel/building have some kind of pass-through below so the beach area is visible from inside the park, with some comfortable outdoor seating etc. I think something like this would enhance the resort feel of the park and give park and resort guests more after-hours options than TGI Fridays. Something like this should also bring in tons of cash to build that new coaster everybody wants to speculate about. 

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On 8/8/2021 at 8:01 AM, Pedrinho said:

Of course the largest with the most inversions! ;)

You joke but if someone built a 150-200 foot Larson Loop and it went around like fifty times I'd ride the hell out of it.

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So, reading back through the last 15 pages or so of this thread, I realized that I never posted up the absolute F-ton of pictures I took of "The Boat," as I like to call Snake River Expeditions, from my trip to CP back in May. The first two dozen or so are from the queue, and the rest are from the ride itself. Enjoy!

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^ I'll be honest and say the ride would bore me to tears, and it's highly unlikely I'd ever bother to wait for it (which is odd, because I seem to be right there in the demographic they are aiming for with this. . . a cross between Jungle Cruise & Great Movie Ride (using only Disney for references).

that said, despite what clearly looks like a limited budget?  they did quite a nice job on the theming in the queue and on the boats themselves.

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On 8/6/2021 at 4:44 PM, bert425 said:

very odd. . . it wont' open up much space. . wonder what will go there to replace it.

edit:  just realized:  and S&S Freespin would fit there. . . and Kings Dominion is getting one.   So I have to wonder if that's what CP will be getting in that space.

I think a clone of HangTime from Knotts would also fit in the space. And the theme of a boardwalk coaster all ties in nicely.
On the flip side, you gain an amazing multi loop sit down coaster. So why keep the Corkscrew? Historical, but I am sure it is also costly to maintain. 

just some random thoughts from a random guy.........

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I'd love a drop tower like Falcon's Fury. Surely the 2 gondola version like Ikaros could fit on that area.

 

It's the perfect ride for Cedar Point. They'll have a new ride to market and draw in the crowds but with that location they can just constantly stick a 'closed for wind/weather' sign on it any days the park isn't packed and never have to worry about staffing the thing.

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I posted my super quick review/description of Dine in the dark on a Facebook group, but thought I'd post it here:

If you are a passholder, this is 100% worth it. $20 for passholders is an absolute steal. Even if HALF the food doesn't appeal to you, there was a huge selection (if you can find it all in the dark! lol) took me a few laps to find it all.

As you enter and get your ticket scanned, they hand you a souvenir cup that had one of those lights built into the bottom to make it glow/flash/etc. You get free soft drinks to fill it with, or you can use paper cups that are also provided.

There are 5 stations with a huge variety of food. There are little cards that are hard to read with each food item. More than I remember reading on the website. Some of my favorites: Garlic Beef, Corn fritter bake, shrimp ūüć§, mozzarella tomato salad. Other things I had which were OK included perch tacos with slaw, sweet potato mash, sausage, Boneless Pork Chop, bacon wrapped chicken, fudge balls (too rich for me), tres leches cake, plantain pudding. Nothing was outright bad some things were a little bland or dry. But if there is something you don't like, take some more of what you do! I didn't try the red beans and rice, the garbanzo salad, papaya, jerk chicken, or saffron rice.

Full list of foods is here:
https://www.cedarpoint.com/events/cedar-point-nights

They also had a mini bar but there was a line so I don't know what was offered. The only thing I overheard was some sort of lemonade that your can add Tito's vodka to. 

Highly recommend. Give it a try. The "dark" aspect was a little cheesy and the music was weird (it is NOT a party atmosphere), but it's really about the food in the end. I was surprised you serve yourself minus the carving station.

The entrance is right by Windseeker for those that don't know where to go :)

Hungry Food Baby GIF by Boomerang Official

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They ran Steel Vengeance and Maverick in the rain last night, I was absolutely shocked. All trains, too! The ops said depending on the coaster they can run in 'light to mild rain' ūü§£ Hey uh, improvement!¬†

Fast Lane made the day a breeze yesterday. Waiting 30 at most for SV and Millennium. 3 front row rides on Dragster, wowwww.

The common phrase you will hear around Wicked Twister is guests talking about how they forgot how fun it is, and now they don't want it to go hah! 

Thirsty Pony will forever be in my heart as a dumpy yet better than normal cheesy bar, but prices have gone up this year for sure. I know meat prices are up, but I don't remember paying over $7 a beer before. Sandusky seems to be really investing in this 'Cedar Corner' which is Cedar Cove, Castaway, Thirsty Pony, the revamped hotel next to it [ex Rainn] and the new Holiday Inn. Keep improving! 

I'll be at CP today, tomorrow, and some of Thursday if anyone wants to say hey let me know!

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It varies by the day. Just go to the cedar point site and pick the day you want to see the price for. Look for the Fast Lane price (not the plus) and that's what it (should) cost at the park. Used my pass to buy two on Sunday for friends with no issues.

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$109 during the week. Easy buy. I had Maverick and SV ERT this afternoon. The price jump has really scared a lot of people (mainly teens/kids with daddy's credit card?) Away. A lotta chatter about "did you see how expensive it is nowwwwwwww?!".

There a million places to buy it in park. Just show your plat pass and you get FL+ for FL PRICE.

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Just to add a bit more speculation to what could be replacing it, someone in another group pointed out the past attractions book showed MaxAir in one of the photos as a defunct ride. So there is some speculation it was quietly snuck in as being removed as well. Now I do know they've been working on it on and off this year, so who knows. Maybe they're cutting their losses at this point or it'll be fixed. Leaves a lot of room for potential expansion if that goes and they relocate the ridea around that area as they've done before.

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15 minutes ago, BRTeller said:

Just to add a bit more speculation to what could be replacing it, someone in another group pointed out the past attractions book showed MaxAir in one of the photos as a defunct ride. So there is some speculation it was quietly snuck in as being removed as well. Now I do know they've been working on it on and off this year, so who knows. Maybe they're cutting their losses at this point or it'll be fixed. Leaves a lot of room for potential expansion if that goes and they relocate the ridea around that area as they've done before.

To make use of both the MaxAir and Wicked Twister site would require a LOT of relocations - they're not that close together.  Ferris Wheel, Troika, Tiki Twirl, and Dodgem are all between the two.  Unless some/all of these are also headed out of the park, I'm not sure how much room you think they have to relocate these to.  I'd say Windseeker would be the better removal; it's right next to WT and basically never runs at this park anyway due to the constant wind coming off the lake.

...But I guess I could see it.  Remove the drive-'em cars at the north end of the park, put Tiki Twirl and Troika there.  Might as well tear down the Ballroom, since they removed the classic arcade I don't think it serves any value, and put Dodgem and the Ferris Wheel there.  While we're at it, let's just tear down the entire Frontier Trail area...who needs trees and a bunch of stupid culture with lame shops no one cares about? /sarcasm

Seriously, I'm all in favor of the idea of a beach bar/restaurant.

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