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Anyone know any technical hurdles as far as track gauge or station design involving their floorless trains? I'm sure it can be done, but this would be their first conversion to "normal sized" floorless.

 

While they're changing the ride, remove the first drop trim plz. And someone had the idea to enclose half the ride...yes to that too, rename it "Dispatch Master Transport to Alaska."

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Isn't it early for them to say it's closing now if they're using the space for a 2016 coaster? Construction would most likely start in 2015 unless it's a huge project. So maybe it's replacement is for 2015.

 

Not necessarily. The general consensus for Canada's Wonderland is that construction for 2016's ride will start early in the 2015 season after Skyrider's removal.

 

Of course, we're all idiot enthusiasts, so we're likely wrong.

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While speculation about the fate of a ride and what may or may not replace it can be fun, I for one can wait a month and a half to find out the real story. Am I going to go ride Mantis one last time? Probably not, I always found it a bit too painful to be fun. But I anticipate the upcoming change with excitement.

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I really think that they are removing Mantis. I think it would be hard to market new floorless trains and a new coat of paint as a new ride. To the GP, they would simply see it as an update to the current ride, but not a completely new ride. I know that Six Flags markets the RMC conversions as new rides, but that is because they completely changed the layout of them. If they were to do that for Mantis, then I would say it could be marketed as a new ride, but they probably won't change the layout of Mantis at all.

 

Yeah, but it's not some huge marketing scheme. It's just a few teasers social media at this point.

 

That being said, I would think that a conversion from traditional B&M standup trains to traditional B&M floorless trains would be a little more quiet and possibly teaserless. Hence why I think CP may have something extra up their sleeves or a new style of trains that we haven't yet seen.

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Its not going anywhere. Whoever posted the old Bizzaro discussion I commend you. They're going to slap new floorless trains on it and market it as the only floorless in Ohio.

 

Floorless trains, but backwards..

 

"world's largest backwards looping coaster"

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Its not going anywhere. Whoever posted the old Bizzaro discussion I commend you. They're going to slap new floorless trains on it and market it as the only floorless in Ohio.

 

Floorless trains, but backwards..

 

"world's largest backwards looping coaster"

 

 

Woah. That would interest me. I'll take this offer

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Interesting...

 

My favorite part of the video is "Goodbye is never easy. In this case, it is." I'm pretty sure this is a reflection of the general consensus of Mantis.

 

"Take your LAST STAND" and "Mantis is GETTING SQUASHED on October 19" have got to be big clues about a potential conversion. Of course, if they actually remove the ride, it would probably be relocated.

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I find this kinda sad. While sure stand-ups aren't the best, the B&M ones are kinda fun. If anything they are rare and unique. I remember liking the straight drop on this one, gave some airtime that others I've ridden don't really have.

 

I don't think anything can be read into those 'standing' puns at this point, it could go either way.

 

If this ride doesn't get converted or relocated, would that make this the first defunct B&M?

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Interesting...

 

My favorite part of the video is "Goodbye is never easy. In this case, it is." I'm pretty sure this is a reflection of the general consensus of Mantis.

 

"Take your LAST STAND" and "Mantis is GETTING SQUASHED on October 19" have got to be big clues about a potential conversion. Of course, if they actually remove the ride, it would probably be relocated.

 

"In this case, it is." could also be a conversion hint, because it's easy to say goodbye when you're not actually saying goodbye.

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Interesting...

 

My favorite part of the video is "Goodbye is never easy. In this case, it is." I'm pretty sure this is a reflection of the general consensus of Mantis.

 

"Take your LAST STAND" and "Mantis is GETTING SQUASHED on October 19" have got to be big clues about a potential conversion. Of course, if they actually remove the ride, it would probably be relocated.

 

"In this case, it is." could also be a conversion hint, because it's easy to say goodbye when you're not actually saying goodbye.

 

I thought they meant it's easy because it sucked

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I want to go back to what rob said. Last year i didn't think cedar point was getting a new ride. I thought we would of seen more dirt moving or track on site before We did. They also did all the track work for the ride in just a few weeks in one of the worse winters in the last 20 some years. I think we will know more as the weeks pass but i would not rule anything out at this time

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If CP is willing to do a conversion with B&M (rumor), then the RMC conversion possibility has increased.

How does putting a different type of train on Mantis increase RMC chances?

 

It shows that they are willing to do something about their older rides, and transform them into something new.

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I'll join the side of those thinking Mantis won't leave entirely. I really think they are going to make some changes to it, I just have little idea what. The "darkness falls" wording makes me think they are turning it into a dark ride. Maybe not the whole ride, but perhaps part of it. I can't see them removing it and building a new dark ride (or otherwise) in its place between November and May/June. If there is going to be a brand new ride for next year, it will be going in a different location, I'm sure.

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