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I feel bad because this is all I post about lately but no... if a park has the ability to open and there's demand and they choose to stay closed then they're dumb. Period. Be creative and figure it ou

Did they happen to mention how heavy that train is?

So basically there were about as many rides open as there would be in peak season with 15 mph winds.

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Now I'm really bummed that I missed that credit on my CP trip. Maybe I can make my way up there this year, but I doubt it. It really sucks to see a coaster go, but like everyone else said, I understand why.

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I think we are all missing the point with Wildcat here. Cedar Point, either knowingly or unknowingly, has kicked themselves out of the self proclaimed title of "Roller Coaster Capital of the World." This loss takes them to 16, which, by default, moves Six Flags Magic Mountain up to 17. I think we all need to write to Six Flags and politely ask them to write Cedar Fair a cease and desist letter, pointing out that they no longer have the most coller coasters, and that they need to refrain from using the slogan. Imagine the advertising Six Flags can do with this new title. It could put them back on the map!

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RD is crying in a corner somewhere

 

^ This!

 

Glad I got to ride it the time I visited in 2007. I enjoyed it for what it was, but it seemed more like a Fair ride than a permanent installment at an amusement park. Wierd that they are just recycling it instead of selling it or moving it to a smaller property. I wonder if this says something about the amount of work it would actually take to keep it up to code...

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Apparently, Wildcat was testing as recently as yesterday, which makes me wonder if it couldn't pass inspection. If it couldn't pass inspection, there obviously would have been something the park had to do to fix it and pass. Maybe they just didn't want to foot the bill to fix a ride that wasn't going to be around much longer anyway.

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^^The park said it will be taken to a recycling facility (aka Sandusky Steel).

 

Cedar Point, either knowingly or unknowingly, has kicked themselves out of the self proclaimed title of "Roller Coaster Capital of the World."

Why can't they still be the Roller Coaster Capital? That title does not equal "park with the most", it can mean something entirely different like "We have the best roller coasters". Washington D.C. does not have the most amount of people in the United States but it is our capital.

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Kind surprised they are going to completely scrap it instead of just relocating it to Dorney!

 

Lol, couldn't help but think this too. Very sudden news, but to me, WildCat is one of those coasters that makes me say, "Oh yeah, I did ride that didn't I." So I can't really say I'm sad to see it leave. But since I don't have any bad memories of it, I guess I can also say that I'm glad that I rode it and I can't wait to see what Cedar Point's next move is (as ximmooreland showed, this dent in the CP coaster count is going to attract a lot of fanboy attention).

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Cedar Point still has 'America's roller coast' or 'Only park with four coasters over 200' tall' or 'Park with the first coaster over 200', 300', and 400'". I doubt not having the most really bothers them.

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Not too surprised here. Wildcat was one of my first roller coasters I rode at Cedar Point when I was 10, and I really enjoyed it then, but with the amount of breakdowns it's been having lately, I'm honestly glad to see Cedar Point put it out of its misery.

Also, not surprisingly, Cedar Point's facebook page is exploding right now. www.facebook.com/cedarpoint

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I agree with almost everything that's been posted. Sure it was a good ride, but it didn't have that long of a queue lately and it was rapidly approaching the end of its life. The only bummer here is that it will give SFMM something else to gloat over even though they have no right to!

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On a positive note, I'm really excited about what they are doing with that area of the park. A good park is not all about rides, it is about the environment and atmosphere as well. Getting rid of Wildcat should make for a good midway.

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Apparently, Wildcat was testing as recently as yesterday, which makes me wonder if it couldn't pass inspection. If it couldn't pass inspection, there obviously would have been something the park had to do to fix it and pass. Maybe they just didn't want to foot the bill to fix a ride that wasn't going to be around much longer anyway.

That is interesting perhaps it malfunctioned in some way again during testing

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I never got this credit, hopefully the ride will find new life somewhere else but I doubt it unfortunately.

 

Any chances of it ending up at Dorney by August?

 

^^The park said it will be taken to a recycling facility.

 

Same difference.

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Apparently, Wildcat was testing as recently as yesterday, which makes me wonder if it couldn't pass inspection. If it couldn't pass inspection, there obviously would have been something the park had to do to fix it and pass. Maybe they just didn't want to foot the bill to fix a ride that wasn't going to be around much longer anyway.

 

 

This would make sense considering such a sudden announcement, combined with it being recycled not relocated.

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I, much like most others, am sad to see Wildcat go. It was a fun little ride, that normally didn't have a huge line. Good starter coaster for the kids.

 

It IS interesting though, how this came about so suddenly. I bet there is more to this story than we will ever know.

 

Hopefully, next year, we will get an attraction that will bring some thrill back into the park. I know every year can't be a coaster or a record breaker, but at least for ME, the last couple of additions have been a little underwhelming and not up my alley... (Still don't know why this park doesn't have ONE dark ride.... and no Disaster Transport doesn't count.)

 

-=CoasterBP

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I'm kind of bummed as that was the only credit there, that I'm not sure I had. I was hoping to get it in a couple weeks. Oh well. I guess I'll just say I did ride it then.

 

Me too, and I was planning a late summer trip there and hoping to finally get it. It has always been a "next time" ride for me. Opps?

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^^ Amen on the lack of a dark ride!

 

Wildcat was a nice little coaster that I always would ride a couple times during any visits there. With the recent maintenance problems they had though you knew it was only a matter of time. A bit sad to see it leave, but I can totally understand their reasoning. This should really open that area up for the new Luminosity show! I'm curious what their next coaster installation will be. I still think a GCI woodie would be a nice addition, and that's something kids could go on as well. It will be interesting to see what may happen heading into 2013.

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