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

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Personally, I prefer a straight over a twisted drop. It's a personal preference. I could care less about the holding brake or lack thereof.

Not to mention that WT had much, much more restrictive restraints than Possessed does, for reasons I've never quite understood. 

 

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Never understood the restraint thing, either. Even at my skinniest, with plenty of room to spare anytime I rode Possessed, I wasn't even close when I tried to ride Wicked Twister. I'm sure it was a good ride to some, but after that it could die in a fire for all I cared.

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In a move that probably surprises no one....

https://fox8.com/news/cedar-point-changes-skyfox-captures-something-missing-from-the-park/

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SANDUSKY, Ohio (WJW) — Social media was aflutter Wednesday with reports that the Antique Cars ride in Frontier Town at Cedar Point was permanently being removed and demolition was already underway.

SkyFOX flew over the amusement park Wednesday afternoon and witnessed construction taking place in that area of the park (as seen in the video above).

When reached for comment, director of communications Tony Clark told FOX 8 News that “things are happening at the park,” but would not confirm anything else.

Click the link for flyover video and a still capture.

500 foot coaster that spans the entire park, from the old Wicked Twister spot to Frontier town, all but confirmed. :)

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My honest prediction is that they lay down sod (or put in a sitting area), keep the bridge and the cute little station and put a sitting area or something in there and then leave it as-is for years. They're probably much more interested in developing the Wicked Twister area, This was probably a cost-cutting move for a ride that they don't need that's always the first thing in the park to close for staffing anyway. I'm sure it will become something eventually, but I don't really see them plopping down 4 coasters in a row with zero flat rides between them so I'm not all that excited about it. This is going to save them a lot of money and barely anyone will care so what's the rush?

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12 minutes ago, coasterbill said:

My honest prediction is that they lay down sod (or put in a sitting area), keep the bridge and the cute little station and put a sitting area or something in there and then leave it as-is for years. They're probably much more interested in developing the Wicked Twister area, This was probably a cost-cutting move for a ride that they don't need that's always the first thing in the park to close for staffing anyway. I'm sure it will become something eventually, but I don't really see them plopping down 4 coasters in a row with zero flat rides between them so I'm not all that excited about it. This is going to save them a lot of money and barely anyone will care so what's the rush?

isn't this the same area that they use for Sleepovers during the "stay in the park" event?  (can't recall the name . but I remember reading a Trip Report (from Prozach?) about staying overnight in the park, and they camped in the Antique Cars area).

so yeah. . agreed..will probably become a "rest area"

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I've posted this many times before, so why not once more!
What the park REALLY needs is a traditional log ride. The other water rides in the park (Snake River Falls and Thunder Canyon) get you soaked.
A no-brainer: build a replica of Knott's Timber Mountain Log Ride.
1) Great ride and has been for 50+ years
2) Perfect theming which would fit in with FrontierTown
3) Small footprint would fit perfectly in the empty space

DO IT!!

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I doubt any park, outside of Disney and universal, will build anything remotely on the scale of Timber Mountain in america these days.  It's just not worth it when they can get away with so many barebones attractions and rides now.

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How about they just copy the layout of Timber Mountain but just leave it unthemed? Solves both the cost and log flume problems!

Seriously though I agree a modern log flume at Cedar Point of any kind would be awesome. Kinda bummed about the Antique Cars though, hope that doesn't become a trend chain wide.

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6 minutes ago, swfan1988 said:

How about they just copy the layout of Timber Mountain but just leave it unthemed? Solves both the cost and log flume problems!

Seriously though I agree a modern log flume at Cedar Point of any kind would be awesome. Kinda bummed about the Antique Cars though, hope that doesn't become a trend chain wide.

Remember that CP still has the vastly superior Cadillac Cars drive-em attraction at the front of the park as well.

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22 hours ago, pianojohn said:

What the park REALLY needs is a traditional log ride. The other water rides in the park (Snake River Falls and Thunder Canyon) get you soaked.

I don't see a themed log flume happening here, but if Cedar Point ever went that route, Hopkins made one for Everland that has all the drops based around one tower of turntables. Despite what the ponchos would suggest, you really don't get very wet, it's not too big a footprint, and you could get away with a small mountain with some theming on the one turntable tower with some indoor scenes around each turntable for the inside.

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29 minutes ago, swfan1988 said:

How about they just copy the layout of Timber Mountain but just leave it unthemed? Solves both the cost and log flume problems!

Seriously though I agree a modern log flume at Cedar Point of any kind would be awesome. Kinda bummed about the Antique Cars though, hope that doesn't become a trend chain wide.

considering how much time and effort Kings Island just spent refurbishing theirs?

yeah. .I don't see that being a trend.

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10 hours ago, bert425 said:

isn't this the same area that they use for Sleepovers during the "stay in the park" event?  (can't recall the name . but I remember reading a Trip Report (from Prozach?) about staying overnight in the park, and they camped in the Antique Cars area).

so yeah. . agreed..will probably become a "rest area"

Yeah. It was a great spot, aside from that fucking hillbilly fortune telling machine talking shit all night.

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Not to derail some of these ideas, but that plot of land will more than likely be used for the location of the chef-inspired restaurant that was mentioned here.

 

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In addition, the park’s Frontier Town will introduce a new chef-inspired signature restaurant that is sure to delight guests throughout the season.

 

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35 minutes ago, grsupercity said:

Problem with most log flumes is they require staffing around the whole ride 

Do they still have to be in the USA? Most of the one's I've ridden lately in Asia, even the ones without lap bars, man just the station. Pretty much all the places people would have been are just replaced with CCTV cameras and loud speakers reminding people to not stand up or even just a single sign at the top of the drops.

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Yes, please, keep the crowds distracted from Famous Dave's and Melt! Unless either of those two have a steep decline in quality I am happy to keep exclusively eating at Famous Dave's, Melt, and the Thirsty Pony (aka the Holy Trinity) when in Sandusky 😇

 

But seriously though there's already a BBQ place, pizza, Forbidden Jesus Chicken, and lots of sweets back there plus the Frontier Food Fest, so with a new restaurant that will be a lot of food back towards that end of the park. We all would love a flume or an indoor attraction, I was hoping that was going to be the decision for that space.

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2 hours ago, PKI Jizzman said:

Yes, please, keep the crowds distracted from Famous Dave's and Melt! Unless either of those two have a steep decline in quality I am happy to keep exclusively eating at Famous Dave's, Melt, and the Thirsty Pony (aka the Holy Trinity) when in Sandusky 😇

 

But seriously though there's already a BBQ place, pizza, Forbidden Jesus Chicken, and lots of sweets back there plus the Frontier Food Fest, so with a new restaurant that will be a lot of food back towards that end of the park. We all would love a flume or an indoor attraction, I was hoping that was going to be the decision for that space.

Panda Express isnt too far away either.

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Hi all. Calling from England. My first big USA mega trip was canned this October thanks to covid so I'm going to try and cut and paste it into next year instead. The original trip had me arriving at CP over the labor Day weekend but this time round I have more flexibility on the dates.

I want to avoid the peak times when we finally get to visit next year. My preference would be to arrive in June but we will use fast pass either way. I see there is a June holiday, Juneteenth? Haven't heard of this one but I assume it's a date to avoid? Any advice much appreciated.

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51 minutes ago, Alex Sutcliff said:

Hi all. Calling from England. My first big USA mega trip was canned this October thanks to covid so I'm going to try and cut and paste it into next year instead. The original trip had me arriving at CP over the labor Day weekend but this time round I have more flexibility on the dates.

I want to avoid the peak times when we finally get to visit next year. My preference would be to arrive in June but we will use fast pass either way. I see there is a June holiday, Juneteenth? Haven't heard of this one but I assume it's a date to avoid? Any advice much appreciated.

Juneteenth should not noticeably increase crowds.

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