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

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If that's true, I think it's a cool addition.

 

By the way, does anyone else think it's kind of interesting how every gimmicky, trendy ride CP has seems to end up on the "Oceana Midway"? They have an impulse coaster (big in the late 90's, early 2000's then dropped off of the map), a bobsled coaster (big in the 80's then dropped off the map), a windseeker (these rides and the starflyer rides are all the rage right now), they had a Chaos which was the ultimate gimmick / fad ride (and yes I know it was relocated) and now there is a wing coaster rumor.

 

By the way, I know the words "gimmicky" and "fad" can be considered negative but I don't really mean it that way, I'm just making an observation.

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Well that is dissappointing to here. I was convinced they would build a legitimate wooden coaster, hopefully they still will. It does seem unlikely they would just spill the beans like that, smokescreen perhaps. They could do a 4d I suppose at least it would be different. A dive coaster would be a lot better if they had to go with steel. I think Dive and Inverts are here to stay and Wingriders will go the way of Standups. There has been a rumor of a Dive Machine coming for a while and it is a winged coaster.

 

I'm sure they will build a nice coaster that people will enjoy but I would like to see them blazing the trail. It's time for the Point to build another world class coaster. If you are gonna copy something have it be El Toro.

 

Advertising wise the Wingrider would probably generate some buzz but a top 5 woodie would become a landmark. It will be interesting to see how the new guy thinks about the park and it's legacy.

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^They actually said "coaster of the winged-variety"??? If they did, they certainly aren't trying to keep their next type of coaster a big secret.

 

Looks like that green track might be heading there after all?

 

Wonder what's going on with wave swinger? could it be that they're retiring it this season as scremscapes latest update has the park pretty much taking it apart right down to the mast being removed.

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^ Taking out Waveswinger is not the direction I am looking for. Seems like very wierd timing, maybe it just broke. I love Waveswingers and would hate to see it go. With Fast Lane you can actually take time to ride the old rides, I would love that.

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^That's a great point. The idea of losing Waveswinger hit me as quite sad and then I realized I haven't even ridden it in nearly a decade. It's such a picturesque ride though. Hopefully it doesn't leave us, unless of course it's for something better that's an appropriate replacement for the ride.

 

A wingrider at Cedar Point is interesting. I wonder what the approach will/would be for designing it. Records would be easy to achieve since it's such a new coaster concept, but it also seems that Cedar Point is far less interested in that these days (which is good in my opinion) and more interested in solid, fun rides like Maverick that don't necessarily break any records or push any technological envelopes. Either way, I am excited for the supposed announcement at the end of the summer.

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According to some posts on Pointbuzz (so take this with a grain of salt, it's now 3rd hand information) the park looked to be in the process of re-assembling Wave Swinger on Sunday.

 

Screamscape has pictures of it being dismantled. I wonder if its really being removed? Seems strange. These types of rides look so interesting without the facade on. It looks sort of rickety.

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According to some posts on Pointbuzz (so take this with a grain of salt, it's now 3rd hand information) the park looked to be in the process of re-assembling Wave Swinger on Sunday.

 

I can confirm that it was being re-assembled yesterday while I was at the park. Maintenance was working on it all day saturday.

 

It was fully assembled last weekend and had its crew at the ride but I never seen it open.

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^I thought the Intamin version was a little rough, at least that's what I understand based on several reports I've read on Furious Baco.

 

Now that it appears the B&M wing coaster is taking off fast I'd like to see Intamin do a B&M style wing coaster design instead of another launched model. CP already has enough launched coasters.

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If CP were to get a wingrider, I cannot imagine them going with something along the lines of X-Flight or the Swarm. Though maverick didn't break any records, I still would not refer to it as just "a good average ride" , and really would not jump to the conclusion that CP is going to stop producing innovative coaster concepts. I'll still be excited for any coaster, though

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According to some posts on Pointbuzz (so take this with a grain of salt, it's now 3rd hand information) the park looked to be in the process of re-assembling Wave Swinger on Sunday.

 

Screamscape has pictures of it being dismantled. I wonder if its really being removed? Seems strange. These types of rides look so interesting without the facade on. It looks sort of rickety.

 

Would be sad to see it go but I think it's being rehabbed after testing must've detected a major mechanical problem....sure they have a windseeker but wave swinger is a fun ride that doesn't have the steep height requirement & is not as scary to those who fear heights.

 

I'd love to see video of one in operation without the panels as I've always had an interest in the inner workings of this particular ride....that reminds me of the show natgeo did a while back at HW where the guy had to go inside hallowswings to do an inspection.

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Is Skyrush considered a "wing coaster"?

 

well it's not technically a WingRide coaster, although it does feature semi Winged seating. But you can obvy tell the difference between the real thing and the grey area we have here with Skyrush. It's just a Mega Coaster with optional semi-winged seats.

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