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

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I'm a little bummed that DT will be removed - it was a fun and unique ride. But, I certainly enjoyed Wild Eagle, so I know the wing rider at CP will be a hit.

 

 

Keeping with the subject, is this helping with a 2013 New Hotness trip?

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Just a random thought...what if Cedar Point built a coaster in similar style of the Skyrush trains, or even perhaps an Intamin version of a wing-rider? Just to throw everyone through a loop there. Intamin is more than capable of making a ride like that, and given Cedar Point's slant towards Intamin over the past decade...

If you combine both Intamin's unreliability and technical issues with almost all of Cedar Points newest Intamin models and Cedar Fair's current spending spree on brand new B&M rides; I think the answer is clear Intamin will not be asked to build Cedar Point's next thrill ride. Lets face it, B&M's are reliable and much lower cost to maintain, its a better business plan overall to go that direction.

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^Even with Cedar Fair's last spending spree on reliable Morgans, that didn't automatically mean that we saw a Morgan coaster at Cedar Point. Even with all the so called trouble, they still got Shoot the Rapids. The best business plan is that which attracts people to the park while keeping costs within budget. The Point could simply budget more operating costs for the manufacturer of choice if it works.

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^Even with Cedar Fair's last spending spree on reliable Morgans, that didn't automatically mean that we saw a Morgan coaster at Cedar Point. Even with all the so called trouble, they still got Shoot the Rapids. The best business plan is that which attracts people to the park while keeping costs within budget. The Point could simply budget more operating costs for the manufacturer of choice if it works.

Yea, well I have seen the business side of things with CP and Intamin and I'm not to sure that Cedar Point would want to put themselves back into a position with building a new ride with them, at least not the near future (next 5 years).

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From Screamscape on a problem with Windseeker.

 

On Saturday morning the riders on Windseeker at The Point got a little more of a ride than they were expecting shortly after 9am when the ride came to a stop while only about half-way down the tower. The riders were then stuck on the ride for about 2 hours until they could lower it back to the ground.

Screamscape is fortune enough to have both a reader report in with photos of the event from the ground, as well as get a report from another reader who was one of the unlucky guests stuck on the ride that morning. That said, here is a rider report from Derrick along with some great photos showing off the damage done to Windseeker.

“I was one of the unfortunate guests to be stuck on the Windseeker. We were stuck for over 2hrs. After the ride did its normal spin at the top, a big gust of wind came through and pulled the wires that are attached to the tower away. So when the ride started to descend. the cable got stuck inbetween the spin part and began to be torn apart. Much of the covering was torn off and we watched much plastic pieces falling off. We were stuck for 2hrs at about 200ft in the air.”

 

http://screamscape.com/html/cedar_point.htm

 

Yikes, that would be enough to make be crap myself mid-ride.

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Wait a second - I thought that the whole reason Cedar Fair went with Mondial and their Windseekers instead of Funtime Starflyers was because the Windseekers could handle the high winds.

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From Screamscape on a problem with Windseeker.

 

On Saturday morning the riders on Windseeker at The Point got a little more of a ride than they were expecting shortly after 9am when the ride came to a stop while only about half-way down the tower. The riders were then stuck on the ride for about 2 hours until they could lower it back to the ground.

Screamscape is fortune enough to have both a reader report in with photos of the event from the ground, as well as get a report from another reader who was one of the unlucky guests stuck on the ride that morning. That said, here is a rider report from Derrick along with some great photos showing off the damage done to Windseeker.

“I was one of the unfortunate guests to be stuck on the Windseeker. We were stuck for over 2hrs. After the ride did its normal spin at the top, a big gust of wind came through and pulled the wires that are attached to the tower away. So when the ride started to descend. the cable got stuck inbetween the spin part and began to be torn apart. Much of the covering was torn off and we watched much plastic pieces falling off. We were stuck for 2hrs at about 200ft in the air.”

 

http://screamscape.com/html/cedar_point.htm

 

Yikes, that would be enough to make be crap myself mid-ride.

 

I always get a bit nervouswhen the ride is either going up or coming down....makes you wonder if they're gonna become over cautious with operations in varying winds on the remaining windseekers? IIRC the max safe windspeed that the ride can run in is 35 mph.

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That's about the worst description I've ever seen of a ride incident, but sounds scary.

 

Right? I feel like the part describing the wind blowing the cables away was a little amateur. It would be really unfortunate to be stuck for two hours, though. Makes me wonder exactly what went wrong.

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That's about the worst description I've ever seen of a ride incident, but sounds scary.

 

Right? I feel like the part describing the wind blowing the cables away was a little amateur. It would be really unfortunate to be stuck for two hours, though. Makes me wonder exactly what went wrong.

 

Same here as the cable in question runs inside of a guide track that's pretty much protected from the elements....I guess we'll find out more when an investigation is conducted.It really is making me think twice about getting on it at KD on my next visit though.

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Two things:

 

1) If I'm staying at a Cedar Point resort, but I've also bought Fast Lane tickets online, when I go in for early entry will I get the wristband right then, and will I be able to use it during the early entry period?

 

2) Obviously no one truly knows, but does anyone think Wind-seeker might be back a week from now?

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^ Don't stay at the Hotel Breakers. Worst hotel EVER. Wasn't worth the 1 hour early entry.

 

That's your opinion. I've stayed there numerous times and have never had a bad experience at the Breakers. They are no 5 star resort, but they get the job done, and are only there for you to sleep and relax in anyway.

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Two things:

 

1) If I'm staying at a Cedar Point resort, but I've also bought Fast Lane tickets online, when I go in for early entry will I get the wristband right then, and will I be able to use it during the early entry period?

 

 

Enter through the park entrance next to Magnum and there is a booth right there at the gate where you can pick up your Fast Pass. People were picking them up for early entry the day we were there. You will not be able to use it until the park is officially open though.

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Hotel Breakers may be dated, but it is totally worth it for the convenience of being on-site. Just make sure that if the early entry is a selling point for you, you can commit yourself to actually using it. I had it available for three days and only used it once.

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