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

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I do see your point about people planning trips for a certain new ride and all that fun stuff, and yeah it sucks for those people that plan these trips and the ride is delayed in opening. However...I'm struggling to think of anyone who would plan a trip to Cedar Point ONLY because of STR. Yeah its pretty cool...but its nothing ground breaking.

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I just don't understand why Kinzel stated in the article that, of STR's 4 boats, only 2 have been modified...considering the ride was supposed to open with 10 boats.

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^I agree. To me, that's the most confusing part. I thought it was supposed to have 10 boats, yet they are opening with 4. Are they gradually working up to that many boats? Are they trying to see what number of boats provides the most efficient operation (similar to TTD only using 5 trains instead of 6)? I imagine once they get it operating fully they can determine the best course of action with the boats, so if they don't need 10, they won't receive all 10. That also makes me wonder if they have paid for 10 boats up front or if they pay for them once they actually get them. If they figure out they can run it efficiently with less than 10 and save some money in the process, then it's a win-win situation for the park.

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^ Idk if he rides for this, but the first public train of each day is always trim less on Mantis

 

Offtopic but, why is it JUST the very first ride? Aren't these trims always on? Harder or softer, they'll always grab the train.

 

And the 4-boat thing. Maybe CP only has 4 right now and they will try to run the ride with more boats as soon as the rides proves to be reliable enough. I mean, 4 boats would mean only 40 people per cycle (that if all go out full). If a cycle takes up to 3 minutes, that's "only" 80 boats an hour... 800 pph. If I remember, the ride stats said STR would have a capacity of 1200 pph.

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And the 4-boat thing. Maybe CP only has 4 right now

 

 

Well, they have at least FIVE boats:

 

Well, I was at the park today getting my season pass processed, and avoiding severe thunderstorms in the area, while I was driving along and saw these little beauties.

 

http://hphotos-sjc1.fbcdn.net/hs397.snc3/24139_396767409984_736634984_3881516_7766153_n.jpg

 

http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs397.snc3/24139_396767464984_736634984_3881517_1132905_n.jpg

 

Sorry about the poor quality, I only had my DSi to take pictures with but seeing these made me even move excited for opening day. Only 20 days left

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The mentioning of 4 boats had to be a typo on the Registers part, that newspaper (if you can call it that) can't get anything right. The park does indeed have 10 boats and they are on property, or at least they were last month when I saw them.

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I'll join you pingu.

 

I'll probably get me some Millennium, then some Blue Streak. Then laugh at my friends waiting in line for season passes, then ride Wicked Twister, then ride Dem...Then ride Magnum, then ride Maverick, then ride Mantis, then ride Blue Streak again, then laugh at my friends aga-

 

Screw it. I am riding Mean Streak first.

 

In all seriousness, I don't know what to ride first.

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^^^^

I'm struggling to think of anyone who would plan a trip to Cedar Point ONLY because of STR. .

I'm planning my trip depending on when STR opens. But then again I'm only 2 hours away from Cedar Point. So it easily is like a day trip for me.

Anyways can't wait to go cause I finally got a Platinum Pass. WOOT WOOT

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The crowds should be moderate, and could possibly be heavy on the sunday you're there. However, you should easily be able to get on everything in two days, despite what some people say I've had pretty great experiences with Cedar Point's ride ops. 98% of the time they move really quick and do their best to keep wait times down. I'm pretty confident you'll be able to get on everything.

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Was only there for three hours this morning. I assume Wicked Twister reopened later.

 

As for Chaos, it's been for sale for a while now. Considering Chaos is used in one of the banners out front this year, I'd imagine it's going to stick around, at least for this season. If not, I don't see why it wasn't removed already.

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Great pictures! Regarding Chaos, it's for sale I believe. I wonder if it will even open at all this year? Regarding Wicked Twister, was it closed all day? If so, that sucks, WT is a must ride for me when I go to CP.

Chaos has been for sale for a couple years now. They'll continue to operate it until it's sold I would expect.

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