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The only explanation to the Molly Orange question I've been able to think of is that there is a type of tropical aquarium fish called a Molly that can come in a reddish-orange color. However, it's a bit more orange than Magnum's track, and honestly, why would Arrow have been so obvious that the color came from a fish?

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Nice TR!

 

I was at the park Wednesday & Thursday, and it was pretty freaking crowded both days. I am currently working on pictures and video, that should be finished sometime in the near future.

 

My mom won Tony's Thursday tweetup while I was shooting video in the parking lot, so I ended up with one of the coins. They're pretty cool, especially since they're limited edition. Has anybody else on here gotten one?

Wow! Very cool.

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I finally finished all of my Cedar Point stuff, if anybody's interested.

 

Clicky here for my pictures. There's a ton, so I'm not going to crowd the thread with all of them. They're worth a gander, it's mostly just pictures of the coasters.

 

Videos (watch in HD)

Corkscrew

Iron Dragon

Gatekeeper

Magnum XL-200 (I'm not sure why this one if so wavy, so sorry about that)

Maverick

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The only explanation to the Molly Orange question I've been able to think of is that there is a type of tropical aquarium fish called a Molly that can come in a reddish-orange color. However, it's a bit more orange than Magnum's track, and honestly, why would Arrow have been so obvious that the color came from a fish?

 

Molly Orange is a color that has been around well before Magnum. It is a "real color" (in the sense it wasn't invented for Magnum) and is actually frequently used for hot rod cars and is readily available (in the process of my guitar getting painted it was even listed as one of the options).

 

Going back to Magnum I would have to guess Arrow didn't pick the color - Cedar Point did. I remember reading (and probably have it saved somewhere) an article when Mantis was under construction with the guy who picks all the colors of park and he joked he should've picked different colors for Raptor because green would've suited Mantis better.

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^ Doesnt that kind of not make sense since Mantis wasn't originally called Mantis, it was Banshee (at least it would have been when they were originally picking colors for the first time right?) I mean at the point that they were switching the name, it would have already been the current colors...I guess at the next coat of paint they could have switched it if Raptor wasn't already green.

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^ Doesnt that kind of not make sense since Mantis wasn't originally called Mantis, it was Banshee (at least it would have been when they were originally picking colors for the first time right?) I mean at the point that they were switching the name, it would have already been the current colors...I guess at the next coat of paint they could have switched it if Raptor wasn't already green.

 

Makes sense or not that, it is what the story said - I'm sure as a designer at the park when marketing switches a ride name you wish you had the money to go back and switch colors but I think his point was even if there was money they wouldn't have switched because of Raptor.

 

In other news... it has been announced GM and VP John Hildebrandt is retiring at the end of the year. Great guy who had Cedar Point in his blood. He has worked at the park since the 60s and his passion always showed if you ever had a chance to talk to him. Many years ago when I lived up north he was a great mentor to me and would always invite me up to his office to talk the industry despite me just being some teenage at the time. His replacement will be Dorney's current GM - Jason McClure.

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I need some advice here.our 5 year old daughter has finally hit the 48 inch mark.she is a coaster junkie just like us.this year shes been on every coaster with the 48inch height requirement at six flags st.louis,atlanta and Chicago.even took her to Disneyland and only complaint from her was the rides were not fast enough.she even rides with her hands in the air on all the coasters.we have been coming to cedar point for the last ten years from st.louis.and this year our daughter is going to make the trip with us.we plan on taking her on magnum and millennium force.were so excited and proud of her that she shows no fear of roller coasters.and enjoys them as much as we do.im just wondering if im pushing the limit on her at 5 years old on a coaster that goes 93mph and the fastest shes been is around 65 on a coaster.the decision will be hers to get on.but her exact words are going to be''lets do this dad'.what do you guys think?

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^ Granted I am no five year old (lol) but when I rode MF the only point I really noticed the high speed was the first drop. Other than that it didnt really feel much different than any other coaster to me. I dont know if that helps or not.

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I took my 6yr old daughter, that just barely made the 48" mark, on MIllennium Force during the 4th of July weekend! She loved it! She loves going fast, her reaction after the ride..."I couldn't even talk!"

 

Just pull the seatbelt as tight as you can get it! I pretty much watched her the entire time, expressions on her face, the restraint and seat belt, had my arm going across the front of her.

 

Have her get in the train first so she is on the same side as the camera in the last tunnel, less chance of being blocked by someone's hands if you aren't in the front seat. We sat right behind the front seat.

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I think MF would be fine for your daughter. Magnum is much rougher and I'm not sure I would put her on that one. Or at least explain to her that its rougher and can seem scarier than MF due to the long lift hill. I've always been a supporter of 'just because they're tall enough doesn't mean they should'. For example at 48" you can ride X2. I would never put a five year old (or six or seven!!!) on that ride.

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I think MF would be fine for your daughter. Magnum is much rougher and I'm not sure I would put her on that one. Or at least explain to her that its rougher and can seem scarier than MF due to the long lift hill. I've always been a supporter of 'just because they're tall enough doesn't mean they should'. For example at 48" you can ride X2. I would never put a five year old (or six or seven!!!) on that ride.

I rode X when I was six!

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I need some advice here.our 5 year old daughter has finally hit the 48 inch mark.she is a coaster junkie just like us.this year shes been on every coaster with the 48inch height requirement at six flags st.louis,atlanta and Chicago.even took her to Disneyland and only complaint from her was the rides were not fast enough.she even rides with her hands in the air on all the coasters.we have been coming to cedar point for the last ten years from st.louis.and this year our daughter is going to make the trip with us.we plan on taking her on magnum and millennium force.were so excited and proud of her that she shows no fear of roller coasters.and enjoys them as much as we do.im just wondering if im pushing the limit on her at 5 years old on a coaster that goes 93mph and the fastest shes been is around 65 on a coaster.the decision will be hers to get on.but her exact words are going to be''lets do this dad'.what do you guys think?

 

My daughter did MF at five and has been a coaster junkie ever since. Just get her in there nice and tight and make sure you buy the picture.

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hmmmmmmmmmmmm...........

" @TonyClarkCP: Gonna need some help with the 2014 announcement. You in?"

and

" @TonyClarkCP:It's clear you all want to help - but I can't choose everyone. The details on how you can be a part of it coming tomorrow. #CP2014"

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hmmmmmmmmmmmm...........

" @TonyClarkCP: Gonna need some help with the 2014 announcement. You in?"

and

" @TonyClarkCP:It's clear you all want to help - but I can't choose everyone. The details on how you can be a part of it coming tomorrow. #CP2014"

 

Darn it you beat me to it! i was literally just about to post this:

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But I'm thinking with the coaster addition to Kings Island; and GateKeeper being placed this year, I wouldn't expect anything too big. Of course because this is the 3rd teaser I've been waiting for this year (Kings Island, Darien Lake, Cedar Point) I'm Just glad they're getting something!

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I visited Cedar Point for the first time today and WOW!!! I live in kansas city and my home park is worlds of fun. Why cant kansas city have something like Cedar Point. Worlds of fun is like planet snoopy to Cedar Point. Ill be going back in the morning to finish all the rides I didn't get in today. Ill leave you with an awesome snapshot I got of Gatekeeper.

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I'm re-posting this because I think it got overlooked.

The POV video of Witches Wheel made me think of what the future of Cedar Point holds. I understand the season is only half over and we should all just enjoy Gatekeeper, but I like to speculate of what may be next. With Gatekeeper, CP refreshed the park entrance and the area surrounding GK. With Maverick/Skyhawk/Shoot The Raids, they updated the Frontier and Frontier Trail areas. One area of Cedar Point that it the most bland and outdated is the Gemini plaza. I think in the next few years we will see a new attraction or two be placed in the nearby area between Magnum-XL200 and Gemini. That area only features a few major rides. I could see the smaller rides such as the Frog Hop and Bumper Boats being relocated to the kids area, or just removing them entirely.
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^ The other option is they could remove those huge game stands across from Gemini. They never seem to be terribly busy, though the arcade gets decent traffic. Plus with Camp Snoopy nearby it'd be an easy way to keep the kids entertained while Mom or Dad waits in line for Parent Swap. There is a lot of under utilized space on that midway, I'm sure they're already looking at it for different reasons.

 

Edit: After looking at some satellite images there's actually quite a few options the park could take with various areas. The few glaring points the park may look to upgrade in the near future (in my opinion) are the Cadillac Cars and Blue Streak dead end area, Corkscrew and Golds dorms, and the aforementioned Gemini midway.

 

Looking at the maps, you can see there is a ton of space that is ripe for the picking if both Corkscrew and Golds are removed, in addition to that they could use the land all the way up to the Magnum queue line for an attraction or two. The Cadillac cars area next to raptor at the front of the park have been rumored to be on and off the chopping block. I could see them doing a nice area in that space in addition to looping the path toward the Marina entrance as well as refurbishing/repurposing/demolishing the old Pirate ride building. Finally with the Gemini midway in addition to the games area I mentioned, I could see it being likely that they remove the two or three little flats for kids that are older and using that entire space - while relocating the queue of Jr. Gemini and re-theming it to fit Camp Snoopy better.

 

I also looked at Frontier town, but the only space that could really be messed with is the stuff by Thunder Canyon. Given that it would probably be a huge pain to remove and that its a fairly popular water ride I can't see them getting rid of it any time soon. If they were to remove Mine Ride though it would open up a huge plot of land in the area by the lagoon.

 

Point being is that there is plenty of space for them to choose from. The future looks good for the park.

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Planning on Visiting CP August 12 with a group of 4. Should this be a busy or slow day? I just want to know if I'll be able to ride (Maverick,MILF, GateKeeper & TTD) at least once.

 

I've been keeping an eye on the webcams to get a better understanding of how busy each day is. Just like to know from a fellow enthusiast.

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