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P. 2017: Top Thrill Dragster RETIRED!?!?!?

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46 minutes ago, prozach626 said:

Since when have magnetic launch systems ever been considered unreliable?

Lightning Rod has entered the chat. 

 

(I know, more on the structure and whatnot than the launch system itself, but I couldn't resist...)

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1 hour ago, prozach626 said:

Since when have magnetic launch systems ever been considered unreliable?

Batman & Robin: The Chiller.

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LIM launches are a lot less reliable and power hungry than LSMs, but both are more reliable than the hydraulic launches have been.

During the investigation into the accident, it was reported that CP / CF spent upwards of $2mil per year in maintenance on the ride. Regardless of the actual uptime reliability of LSMs, I would imagine that alone is the main contributing factor into replacing the old hydraulic launch, without any other modifications to the layout.

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6 hours ago, prozach626 said:

Since when have magnetic launch systems ever been considered unreliable?

I am confused again due to your knack for sarcasm. You live in the STL area, you frequent SFStL, you KNOW this is absurd! If Freeze doesn’t break down during my visit at least once I am wondering if I’ll be struck by lightning next. 

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Am I the only one who thinks a straight vertical dive is more exciting than the twisting track?

Since everyone is throwing wild modifications out there mine would be to put the new launch where the brakes were and vice versa and market it as the worlds biggest vertical drop.

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New Dragster re-theme coming??? SCREAM! East????  (Picture taken yesterday 10/2) 

No worries... there are more of these Progressive signs around the park. New sponsor maybe?

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On 10/2/2022 at 8:39 PM, CP_RULES said:

I am confused again due to your knack for sarcasm.

  I'd go with your gut.

22 hours ago, Garet said:

Since everyone is throwing wild modifications out there mine would be to put the new launch where the brakes were and vice versa and market it as the worlds biggest vertical drop.

ok cool thanks

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16 hours ago, John Peck said:

New Dragster re-theme coming??? SCREAM! East????  (Picture taken yesterday 10/2) 

No worries... there are more of these Progressive signs around the park. New sponsor maybe?

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To be fair, Top Thrill Dragster did make an amazing case for why it's important to have great insurance.

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15 minutes ago, prozach626 said:

Should have sprung for extended warranty.

They must have said no when they answered the phone and was told I'm contacting you about the extended warranty.

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Sorry to jump off topic from TTD but I have a quick question. I think i read that they no longer do the fast lane + for the fast lane price for pass holders. Can someone confirm this for me or is this  going away as of the 2023 Season. 

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^ When I went on September 16th, they were charging the FL price for FL+ if you were a Platinum Pass holder... not sure if that has changed as on my visit last week I didn't need it and I didn't notice anyone in the Point Plaza gift shop purchasing it (the main FL booth at the front gate was closed on both of my Thursday visits).  I'd go and ask just to be sure.  Worst they can say is no!  :)   

 

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Just keep in mind, that you will need a big crane in order to remove more track from the tower. As long as the season is not over they can’t install a high crane which takes a couple days in order to get it set up.
 

Plus that area would be closed then and nobody could take that route to the back of the park. 

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So, I just wrapped up my trip to Cedar Point (full report coming in the future), but there was one thing I had to share:

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(God damnnit I thought the picture came out better).

Anyway, that is all Dragster related merchandise at 50% off.  Definitely looking at least at a new name.

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8 hours ago, AmyUD06 said:

So, I just wrapped up my trip to Cedar Point (full report coming in the future), but there was one thing I had to share:

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(God damnnit I thought the picture came out better).

Anyway, that is all Dragster related merchandise at 50% off.  Definitely looking at least at a new name.

Should have grabbed all of them. Might be good resale in a year or two. People are already trying it on eBay.

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Quick question: Is there any discernible difference in crowds on different days of the week (excluding Saturday and Sunday), or is it more or less equally crowded any summer weekday (mid-July, specifically)? Starting to plan for next summer already. Thanks!

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1 hour ago, scooterdoug said:

Quick question: Is there any discernible difference in crowds on different days of the week (excluding Saturday and Sunday), or is it more or less equally crowded any summer weekday? Starting to plan for next summer already. Thanks!

Entire park was pretty much a walk on the 2 weeks (excluding weekends) before Halloween if you can swing that.  Earlier in the year is usually less crowded too but they don't always have their shit together first few weeks.

 

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6 hours ago, scooterdoug said:

Quick question: Is there any discernible difference in crowds on different days of the week (excluding Saturday and Sunday), or is it more or less equally crowded any summer weekday? Starting to plan for next summer already. Thanks!

Edit: I'm an idiot who can't read.

Wednesdays should be the slowest, then gravitating out from there towards the weekends.

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We aim for the first full 10-10 operating week, usually mid-week. It's not too hot, crowds are lighter than in full blown summer, and everything is up and running. FL+ allows us to ride whatever we want.

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