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If your trying to say that Cedar Point isn't taking an attendance hit, your wrong. This season has shown the lowest numbers in years. Ask any ride supervisor how their ridership this year is going. From my knowledge, next season will see lots big change. Cuts in food prices, relocation of attractions, waterpark expansion, updates to existing rides, heavy marketing, and more night action (lights/etc).

 

Id say Mantis update with a new version of B&M floorless trains is 9/10 happening.

RMC Mean Streak has about a 4/10 chance.

Mean Streak removal is not happening.

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Well the weather has sucked in ohio this summer. It was cool and it has rained alot Could keep people away. that could be part of this. Also if people have to pick one park more people maybe going to kings island to ride banshee then to take a trip to cedar point. How do we know for sure that attendance is down. I hope that next year is a intamin Ride, Or something RMC. I do like what Cedar point is doing with the park the last few years. I dont think adding Floorless Cars would help much

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If your trying to say that Cedar Point isn't taking an attendance hit, your wrong. This season has shown the lowest numbers in years. Ask any ride supervisor how their ridership this year is going. From my knowledge, next season will see lots big change. Cuts in food prices, relocation of attractions, waterpark expansion, updates to existing rides, heavy marketing, and more night action (lights/etc).

 

Id say Mantis update with a new version of B&M floorless trains is 9/10 happening.

RMC Mean Streak has about a 4/10 chance.

Mean Streak removal is not happening.

 

I don't know what you know but I know now what you think you know ... and I hope you're right.

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I have a question since I'll be visiting Cedar Point in two weeks. Since the Shoot the Rapids accident last summer, has there been any changes to the ride since then? And does it have long lines? I rode it once back in 2012 and don't remember much, but I'd like to ride it again.

 

Also, how is GateKeeper this season? I remember reading reviews about tight restraints and rattling. I know the vests don't tighten anymore, but is the ride still bounce and/or rattle a lot? I'm curious since it will be my first B&M Wing Coaster.

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I have a question since I'll be visiting Cedar Point in two weeks. Since the Shoot the Rapids accident last summer, has there been any changes to the ride since then? And does it have long lines? I rode it once back in 2012 and don't remember much, but I'd like to ride it again.

 

Also, how is GateKeeper this season? I remember reading reviews about tight restraints and rattling. I know the vests don't tighten anymore, but is the ride still bounce and/or rattle a lot? I'm curious since it will be my first B&M Wing Coaster.

Shoot the rapids rarely has a line, and gatekeeper does still rattle. I don't think it takes away from the ride but when you first ride gatekeeper ride in the back, it changed my whole opinion about gatekeeper. My favorite seat is back left, try it out! Have fun!

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The question is why is attendance down?

 

I have been thinking about this since the question has been brought up.

 

Here are my thoughts:

 

1) weather

 

2) family deciding to take one big family trip to somewhere "special" that has everything. From resorts, night life, show, rides. Something like Florida.

 

3) the additions this year were great, but Cedar Point may be fighting against universal right now with the addition of Harry Potter. It may be a stretch to say that but if I was a family and had to choose, frankly I would say Universal vs. CP this year.

 

Hopefully this summer picked up for them. Does anybody know how low percentage it is down?

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I have a question since I'll be visiting Cedar Point in two weeks. Since the Shoot the Rapids accident last summer, has there been any changes to the ride since then? And does it have long lines? I rode it once back in 2012 and don't remember much, but I'd like to ride it again.

 

Also, how is GateKeeper this season? I remember reading reviews about tight restraints and rattling. I know the vests don't tighten anymore, but is the ride still bounce and/or rattle a lot? I'm curious since it will be my first B&M Wing Coaster.

 

No visible changes have been made to STR.

 

GateKeeper is running better than last year IMO. Ride in the morning, then in the evening, as typical with all coasters, it runs faster later in the day. Both sides, front and back seats are great! Right front for the first hill, falling out of your seat feeling. Back left for the speed and forces. It does have a slight vibration, one train more than the others, cant remember what one, but its not bad.

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Well seeing as CP has increased operating hours until midnight on Friday and Saturday I don't see attendance being down. Why increase the hours if attendance is down.

 

Cedar Point has always been open till midnight on the 4th of July and Saturdays in July for as long as I can remember, this year it happened to be on a Friday, so the midnight closings were back to back. I would assume attendance would be down this year, as there were no major record breaking additions, aka a major roller coaster, added this year. I'm sure every park has a down year attendance-wise the year after adding a major roller coaster.

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Per Cedar Point's Tweet. They are offering to rename an unamed coaster, "King James" if he returns to the Cavs. According to the Plain Dealer, this is a serious offer.

 

Mean Streak becomes King James?

 

Edit: For those that aren't in the US or could care less about sports, this is in reference to the NBA player LeBron James coming back to Cleveland.

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Per Cedar Point's Tweet. They are offering to rename an unamed coaster, "King James" if he returns to the Cavs. According to the Plain Dealer, this is a serious offer.

 

Mean Streak becomes King James?

 

Edit: For those that aren't in the US or could care less about sports, this is in reference to the NBA player LeBron James coming back to Cleveland.

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^^ Ugh, I don't get into the NBA that often (I do love to go to Pacers games though), but if they rename Mean Streak "King James," that HAS to be the final nail into the imminent coffin for this ride. Like they should hold an official naming ceremony, then immediately take a wrecking ball straight into the lift hill

 

Also I have serious doubts he's heading back to Cleveland...

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Between Plain Dealer (paper and web news) and sports radio here (Cleveland), there is a general feeling he is coming back. I am fully aware I am drinking the Kool-Aid. As a Cleveland sports fan I am immune to the "poisoned Kool-Aid of sports disappointment." Sounds silly to outsider but many Cleveland sports fans have little to look forward to. So any good news

 

That said. I think it is totally hilarious that they will do this. Despite it's national/international attention, Cedar Point is still a regional amusement park. The skeletons on the Millennium Force bridge/cover/thing do sign out, O-H-I-O during Halloweekends.

 

Edit: I can't spell. Fixed that.

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Renaming Mean Streak "King James" would actually fit quite nicely.

 

What do they have in common? Well...

 

Both are an oversize, past-its-prime, bad idea in retrospect investment, and neither were worth the money.

OHH! Burn!

 

Just kidding.

 

I don't actually see them renaming any coaster "King James." Maybe some merchandise though.

 

I know. That was childish. Forgive me.

 

Edit: and neither can finish very strong. Ok, now I'm done.

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I'm betting on mean streak and here's why: there's been rumors about CP doing that mean streak upgrade in 2016, and while they're only rumors, If they did turn out to be true, then we would most likely he seeing a new name. Which, if that is the case, then the King James name would only be around for 1 year. So it could be a case of "Cedar Point only wants the name around for a season" or it could be that they want the name around for a while, and so they could name a different coaster King James. If that were the case, then I think it'd be one of the smaller coasters at the park(not wilderness run). Just my 2 cents.

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