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^Indeed. I don't think people actually realize the 5 Intaimin rides were actually under 1 contract, which is why they were put in so quickly. I am actually pretty impressed now that CP can actually still put in 300ft tall rides. I would think they would actually take a year off, but it never really happens. If it's not a thrill ride, it's an entire children section. It is actually pretty impressive to me..

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There is a lot of talk over at LINK REMOVED (A forum specifically for Cedar Point) that 2013 will indeed be a new roller coaster. Many are saying that is will be a B&M.

 

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Coastermania 2012 info is starting to unfold over on cedar point's website, but it looks to be a little messed up so take this lightly. It says that they're hosting it on the friday of july 13, not the usual time of year. Check it out and post your thoughts.

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In regards to this, "Cedar Point hasn't had a new coaster in 5 years," discussion, Cedar Point's actions seem pretty logical to me. Couldn't we just assume that Cedar Point--like virtually every other business entity out there at the moment--is trying to cut costs? Look at some of Six Flags' recent additions: GL, LLToD, SUF--low capacity, relatively low cost coasters/thrill rides. And many of SF"s other additions are relocations, which also cost considerably less than a new Beemer or Intamin creation. So, while there may be exceptions (X-Flight, Leviathon, etc.) many parks' capital expenditures have shrunk in size in recent years. As many have already pointed out, it's not that CP isn't adding year after year, it's just that their additions haven't been as "splashy" (nor costly) as some of their previous ones. And if we're being honest, haven't many businesses been following that trend for a few years now?

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I don't know how I feel about that. I mean, in a weird way it will bring in revenue, but at the same time, the rides that utilize it will have to add 1 or 2 more ride op positions to enforce it.

With the money they'll be raking in with Fast Lane, I don't think they'll have to worry about adding another ride op.

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Notice how the parks in Democratic areas have not gotten new coasters since 2007-2008? Cedar Point, Michigan's Adventure, Dorney Park, Great America, Valleyfair and Knotts have not received any brand new coasters and how the parks in Republican areas, King's Island, Kings Dominion and Worlds of Fun have?

 

I recall Kinzel saying something politically related about additions back in 2008, I'd bet this contributes to Cedar Point's coaster drought.

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I remember reading or seeing the interview back in 2008 with him saying that it would be unlikely that he would put in large new attractions due to the changes in political leadership. I remember that comment taking my by surprise and the mapping out of additions supports his political thinking. I've been trying to find the interview but I can't find it. I found this though http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/richard-kinzel.asp?cycle=08

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In regards to this, "Cedar Point hasn't had a new coaster in 5 years," discussion, Cedar Point's actions seem pretty logical to me. Couldn't we just assume that Cedar Point--like virtually every other business entity out there at the moment--is trying to cut costs? Look at some of Six Flags' recent additions: GL, LLToD, SUF--low capacity, relatively low cost coasters/thrill rides. And many of SF"s other additions are relocations, which also cost considerably less than a new Beemer or Intamin creation. So, while there may be exceptions (X-Flight, Leviathon, etc.) many parks' capital expenditures have shrunk in size in recent years. As many have already pointed out, it's not that CP isn't adding year after year, it's just that their additions haven't been as "splashy" (nor costly) as some of their previous ones. And if we're being honest, haven't many businesses been following that trend for a few years now?

 

Sorry I couldn't keep quiet on this comment.

Here are the FACTS:

 

The last "coaster" Cedar Point put in was Maverick in 05/07.

 

Since then (05/07) Magic Mountain has put in: Terminator / Apocalypse, Green Lantern, Road Runner Express, in 2012 Lex Luthor Drop. That's why Magic Mountain is tied with Cedar Point at 17 coasters even counting the removal of Deja Vu!!!

 

That's 4 new COASTERS since Maverick counting Lex Luthor opening next season.

 

P.S.: I forgot the "reworking" of Superman in 2011 to deliver a different and in my opinion a better ride.

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And Cedar Point has put in Shoot the Rapids and Windseeker. It's not like they're 4-0.

 

It's so funny how people originally complain when a park installs giant coaster after giant coaster, without anything aimed towards anyone in the crowd other than the adrenaline junkie, and then when the park focuses on increases its demographics by becoming more well-rounded and providing thrills for all ages the complaining starts all over again.

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And Cedar Point has put in Shoot the Rapids and Windseeker. It's not like they're 4-0.

 

It's so funny how people originally complain when a park installs giant coaster after giant coaster, without anything aimed towards anyone in the crowd other than the adrenaline junkie, and then when the park focuses on increases its demographics by becoming more well-rounded and providing thrills for all ages the complaining starts all over again.

 

I'm speaking of coaster rides not just any rides. Yes, I'm an adrenaline junkie , and hence my bias towards M.M.

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