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P. 2017: Top Thrill Dragster RETIRED!?!?!?

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Looks Great! Although the top part of the track is darker than what was shown in the renderings. I still LOVE the paint scheme for this coaster regardless. I'm guessing the darker supports are for the station/maintenance bay?

Shouldn't be long now until we see some parts arriving on-site. I'm so glad CP went to B&M on this one. Cedar Point services millions of guests a year, the last thing they need is another half-baked Intamin coaster plagued with problems.

 

2002-Wicked Twister..... Towers needed constant nightly welding, LIMs had to be constantly tuned all season, Additional supports had to be added.

2003-Top Thrill Dragster..... Never Open! Constantly breaking down.

2007-Maverick..... Trains weren't designed properly to withstand forces. Entire track section had to be replaced. Capacity nightmare

2013-GateKeeper..... Will open on time, and STAY OPEN most of the season . B&M does without the million fancy techno-gadgets Intamin uses, their here to design roller coasters not techno-gadget-coasters.

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2013-GateKeeper..... Will open on time, and STAY OPEN most of the season . B&M does without the million fancy techno-gadgets Intamin uses, their here to design roller coasters not techno-gadget-coasters.

 

Don't jinx it! You never know what could happen.

 

But, the track looks great. The top coat of darker blue almost resembles Millennium's to me. Can't wait to see that coaster track rising over the front of the park.

 

Edit: ^Beat me to it, haha.

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I wonder what will become of the land between GateKeeper and Wicked Twister? Hopefully a nice viewing area/picnic area will be built there. There is quite a bit of open space to work with. And with Mr.O's leadership this might be a nice looking plaza with some foliage. Not just another 10 concrete slabs slapped together.

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Yes, I agree the track looks great. Where are these pictures from? (location). Is the factory over in Europe or do they use an American plant? I'm a big B&M fan over Intamin these days. I'm looking forward to a high throughput great experience next season.

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Looks Great! Although the top part of the track is darker than what was shown in the renderings. I still LOVE the paint scheme for this coaster regardless. I'm guessing the darker supports are for the station/maintenance bay?

Shouldn't be long now until we see some parts arriving on-site. I'm so glad CP went to B&M on this one. Cedar Point services millions of guests a year, the last thing they need is another half-baked Intamin coaster plagued with problems.

 

2002-Wicked Twister..... Towers needed constant nightly welding, LIMs had to be constantly tuned all season, Additional supports had to be added.

2003-Top Thrill Dragster..... Never Open! Constantly breaking down.

2007-Maverick..... Trains weren't designed properly to withstand forces. Entire track section had to be replaced. Capacity nightmare

2013-GateKeeper..... Will open on time, and STAY OPEN most of the season . B&M does without the million fancy techno-gadgets Intamin uses, their here to design roller coasters not techno-gadget-coasters.

 

 

Add, 2010 - Shoot The Rapids..... Late opening since the boats did not fit the flume.

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Yes, I agree the track looks great. Where are these pictures from? (location). Is the factory over in Europe or do they use an American plant? I'm a big B&M fan over Intamin these days. I'm looking forward to a high throughput great experience next season.

 

B&M has their track plant right in Ohio. Coaster enthusiasts has stopped by there for years to see what kind of track is sitting out in their lot. When Patriot was rumored at World of Fun a enthusiast when to the plant and got pictures of not only the track but a label confirming the track was heading for World of Fun which let the cat out of the bag for everyone.

 

I am sure having the plant close to Cedar Point will definitely help with the time table for the ride since they will not have to stage much track but instead install it as it arrives if all goes well.

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Looks Great! Although the top part of the track is darker than what was shown in the renderings. I still LOVE the paint scheme for this coaster regardless. I'm guessing the darker supports are for the station/maintenance bay?

Shouldn't be long now until we see some parts arriving on-site. I'm so glad CP went to B&M on this one. Cedar Point services millions of guests a year, the last thing they need is another half-baked Intamin coaster plagued with problems.

 

2002-Wicked Twister..... Towers needed constant nightly welding, LIMs had to be constantly tuned all season, Additional supports had to be added.

2003-Top Thrill Dragster..... Never Open! Constantly breaking down.

2007-Maverick..... Trains weren't designed properly to withstand forces. Entire track section had to be replaced. Capacity nightmare

2013-GateKeeper..... Will open on time, and STAY OPEN most of the season . B&M does without the million fancy techno-gadgets Intamin uses, their here to design roller coasters not techno-gadget-coasters.

What about:

2010-Millennium Force.... Brake run isn't long enough

2003-Top Thrill Dragster... Tires flew off trains

 

Plus, you forgot to mention all the electrical/programming problems they all (still) have simply because they're Intamins

 

I wonder what will become of the land between GateKeeper and Wicked Twister? Hopefully a nice viewing area/picnic area will be built there. There is quite a bit of open space to work with. And with Mr.O's leadership this might be a nice looking plaza with some foliage. Not just another 10 concrete slabs slapped together.

Or possibly queue for Gatekeeper?? Not really sure where Troika will end up either. I agree, hopefully it's not just concrete and a smoking area..

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2013-GateKeeper..... Will open on time, and STAY OPEN most of the season . B&M does without the million fancy techno-gadgets Intamin uses, their here to design roller coasters not techno-gadget-coasters.

 

That's just it. B&M doesn't push the envelope AT ALL. Every one of their coasters is a cookie-cutter of another. Intamin is new, innovative, much more thrilling, and their rides put parks on the map. This looks like a fun and cool coaster, but the hype just isn't there for me on this one. I remember when MF and TTD were being built, the anticipation and wonder were through the roof. Gatekeeper is more of a meh feeling, because I know it's going to feel identical to B&Ms out there most of us have already ridden.

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2013-GateKeeper..... Will open on time, and STAY OPEN most of the season . B&M does without the million fancy techno-gadgets Intamin uses, their here to design roller coasters not techno-gadget-coasters.

 

That's just it. B&M doesn't push the envelope AT ALL. Every one of their coasters is a cookie-cutter of another. Intamin is new, innovative, much more thrilling, and their rides put parks on the map. This looks like a fun and cool coaster, but the hype just isn't there for me on this one. I remember when MF and TTD were being built, the anticipation and wonder were through the roof. Gatekeeper is more of a meh feeling, because I know it's going to feel identical to B&Ms out there most of us have already ridden.

 

Who makes more reliable rides? B&M

Who has rides with lower maintenance? B&M

Who makes rides with little downtime? B&M

Who is the easiest to work with (based on actual park interviews and talks)? B&M

Who makes extremely high capacity rides? B&M

 

 

Cedar Point chose B&M for a reason. They make extremely high quality coasters.

 

This ride most likely won't have the insane issues that STR, Maverick, TTD or MF had.

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That's just it. B&M doesn't push the envelope AT ALL. Every one of their coasters is a cookie-cutter of another. Intamin is new, innovative, much more thrilling, and their rides put parks on the map. This looks like a fun and cool coaster, but the hype just isn't there for me on this one. I remember when MF and TTD were being built, the anticipation and wonder were through the roof. Gatekeeper is more of a meh feeling, because I know it's going to feel identical to B&Ms out there most of us have already ridden.

 

 

Let them have their B&M. Hopefully, this will mean shorter lines in the morning for MF, Maverick, and TTD.

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Wow, those shades of blue are going to look pretty sharp twisting over the front of the park. Hopefully winter won't be too bad this year as I'd like to go out to Sandusky a few times and see this thing being built from Battery Park.

Why view it from that far away? In the offseason the toll booths are open and you can just drive on in there. The parking lot may be blocked but you can get a nice view. If I have spare time I plan on popping over there from time to time.

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Who makes more reliable rides? B&M

Who has rides with lower maintenance? B&M

Who makes rides with little downtime? B&M

Who is the easiest to work with (based on actual park interviews and talks)? B&M

Who makes extremely high capacity rides? B&M

 

Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!

 

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Who makes more reliable rides? B&M

Who has rides with lower maintenance? B&M

Who makes rides with little downtime? B&M

Who is the easiest to work with (based on actual park interviews and talks)? B&M

Who makes extremely high capacity rides? B&M

 

Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!

 

 

And who constantly pushes and breaks the envelope on innovation pushing the boundaries of design and thrills....... no, NOT B&M.......... Intamin

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Who makes more reliable rides? B&M

Who has rides with lower maintenance? B&M

Who makes rides with little downtime? B&M

Who is the easiest to work with (based on actual park interviews and talks)? B&M

Who makes extremely high capacity rides? B&M

 

Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!

 

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And who constantly pushes and breaks the envelope on innovation pushing the boundaries of design and thrills....... no, NOT B&M.......... Intamin

 

LoL! Sounds like a nice little diddy to add to the Intamin vs. B&M thread....

 

Let them have their B&M. Hopefully, this will mean shorter lines in the morning for MF, Maverick, and TTD.

 

This. This is exactly what I'm looking forward to most with Gatekeeper. I never thought I'd ever say it, but after yesterday's Liseberg announcement, I'm looking forward to a Mack coaster even more than a B&M.

 

Regardless, Gatekeeper will be a great coaster for what it is and balance out the park's thrill levels at the very least. Judging for the track seen so far, it'll look great doing it too...

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