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BTW - For those of you who don't know...TPR is planning a 2013 Tour that will include Cedar Point!

 

Off Topic but when will the tours be announced? Assuming it's a midwest trip that will include SDC I'd love to go. (May have to convince my parents though) .

 

Tours will be announced in early October, and yes the CP Tour will also include SDC!

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^^ That sounds just awesome. One of these years I am going to join you guys, Hope KT isn't on the big rides before I can make it. A Cedar point trip with TPR is honestly my dream trip even though I have been there many times. Silver Dollar City also ran quickly up my list with my recent trip to Dollywood and the announcement of Outlaw.

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I'm scanning some of the old stuff I have here and found a 2004 Cedar Point Getaway Guide in the mix. I thought I'd share some of the relevant pages (relevant meaning it's not just a page of accommodation prices):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Has anyone possibly thought this completely through.....Maybe Cedar Fair is thinking about creating a highly marketable product that will excite everyone instead of just catering only to enthusiasts. I just want to put this out there for perspective. When cedar point has built a new ride they have always tried to build the latest and best version of the current and new style. Magnum was the first to go over 200 feet, SFGam Built Batman in 1992, the cedar point commissioned an improved version of it next building Raptor. Mantis was the biggest Stand-Up for its time, Millennium force was the first to go over 300 and of course TTD was the first over 400, but again was the next evolution of a new style. I think the Haters out there forget that the coaster enthusiast is only a small portion of who they market to and this is a great way to add to the park (in an area of the park that really needed some revitalization) in a way that only adds variety as well as marketability to the park. I think they will only have success with this!

 

One more thing, can you think of any better way to put an exclamation point on the front of the park?

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Has anyone possibly thought this completely through.....Maybe Cedar Fair is thinking about creating a highly marketable product that will excite everyone instead of just catering only to enthusiasts. I just want to put this out there for perspective. When cedar point has built a new ride they have always tried to build the latest and best version of the current and new style. Magnum was the first to go over 200 feet, SFGam Built Batman in 1992, the cedar point commissioned an improved version of it next building Raptor. Mantis was the biggest Stand-Up for its time, Millennium force was the first to go over 300 and of course TTD was the first over 400, but again was the next evolution of a new style. I think the Haters out there forget that the coaster enthusiast is only a small portion of who they market to and this is a great way to add to the park (in an area of the park that really needed some revitalization) in a way that only adds variety as well as marketability to the park. I think they will only have success with this!

 

One more thing, can you think of any better way to put an exclamation point on the front of the park?

 

I agree, if Cedar Point wanted to cater to the enthusiasts, we would already see another Giga like I-305, an Aquatrax, and a Mega-Lite, all of course built by Intamin.

 

I think GateKeeper is a very good addition to the park and will put new life in that area. There are some enthusiasts that don't want the ride to be built, but you'll see them in line.

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^Haters is such a harsh word, people here are more like overly critical in a constructive way .

 

Seriously I think we all know Gate Keeper will be really cool, lots of fun, and a ride most people will absolutely love. It might not make any respectable top 10s but that doesn't mean it will be a massive failure either. TheGP will love it, enthusiasts will flock to it, and the Travel Channel will undoubtedly feature it on a show next summer touting it as the longest tallest baddest meanest coaster with winged seats in the state of Ohio, pretty much par for the coaster enthusiasts course.

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The entire area around DT has been boarded up. SS is being demolished, and Troika is now closed due to to its close proximity to the construction site. It will most likely be closed the rest of the season, and re-open next season.

 

 

pointbuzz.com/Photos/Photo.aspx?id=8179

^Image is not mine, Photo taken by Michael Rearick.

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That makes sense. Troika almost constantly has riders, and rarely breaks down. No reason to remove something reasonably popular and reliable.

 

I'm also super happy to see that ugly building disappear, it was an eyesore.

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^That's great to hear as it is one of my favorite flats. Would be nice if they could move it to where Chaos was just down the midway and get rid of that 3-Point Challenge they set up in its place.

 

I also wonder if they intend on keeping that small snack stand that was behind Space Spiral that you passed as you exited Disaster Transport.

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Troika is not being removed, I repeat, NOT being removed. Monty Jasper said it himself at the Q&A session after the announcement. Coaster Force posted the session on
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I just watched that whole thing and caught the part about Space Spiral being pulled over. I really hope someone gets a video of that.

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Mission accomplished.

 

Rode TTD twice today. Waited 30 mins the first time, and about 45 at night.

Today was my most enjoyable ride on mean streak, possibly ever. Sat in the middle and it didn't seem all that rough.

Saw the current remains of the disaster transport bldg but didn't see anything directly related to gatekeeper.

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