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P. 1989: Wicked Twister's permanent closure announced!

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The "lemon chill" guy gave me an interesting conversation yesterday. Wicked twister will be changed to "the king" with cavalier colors. Meanstreak will be "silverstreak" in 2016. And finally mantis will have a green spine with red pillars and be known as "mantis inferno" featuring a redone second half of ride and the new sitdown trains will travel 10mph faster than the old mantis.

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The "lemon chill" guy gave me an interesting conversation yesterday. Wicked twister will be changed to "the king" with cavalier colors. Meanstreak will be "silverstreak" in 2016. And finally mantis will have a green spine with red pillars and be known as "mantis inferno" featuring a redone second half of ride and the new sitdown trains will travel 10mph faster than the old mantis.

 

We're blaming it on the "lemon chill" guy now? What happened to the mouthy dip-n-dots guys?

 

I can buy Silverstreak and Mantis Inferno, but renaming WT to "The King" is definitely a stretch. Who knows though, I'm not one to rule anything out anymore, and the NBA tie-in would be interesting. Mantis Inferno is legitimately an awesome name though, even if it doesn't make ANY sense.

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This may be a rant....

 

I am "all" for themed rides, HOWEVER.....

 

Not all themed rides have to tie in with movies or sports teams or personalities etc...etc...

 

My home park SFGA was the first to introduce "Batman, The Ride" for a B&M creation....and don't get me wrong, it was a really cool concept....did I need to see the movie or be a Graphic Novel Enthusiast for me to enjoy the ride?... no! I just needed to like roller coasters...and I do. All the tie ins were just fluff for a good ride....but I didn't get in line going, "Oh wow, I am going to soar and twist like the Bat Man?" No, and I believe he just flies in a straight line anyway.

 

If Cedar Point is going to a deliver a LeBron James (and of course I am sympathetic to the name...ahem) it should be a RMC retooling of "Mean Streak" to an Out And Back.

 

Think about it, when LeBron reached the pinnacle of his career...he went a long distance, far away. (Lift hill to turn-around, Miami) AND THEN decided to come home. (or back to the station)......unless of course Mantis rehab is going to have a lot of "Hoops" around the track.....

 

Do we really need a Sports Star themed ride to make it entertaining? No, either it's a good ride or it's not. Not saying Mantis shouldn't have been called "Stacked, The Ride", but please Cedar Point....spend more money on the Rehab and less on the promotional tie-ins

 

In ten years it won't matter anyway....we will have all moved on to the next movie or the next sports superstar.

 

Just please make a good ride.................

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Don't know if I'd put stock into that. KI apparently had no plans to convert Flight Deck until they did the tease and it got a great response.

 

I was under the impression that they already had a plan to change it to "The Bat" so it would fall more in line with Banshee. Before that logo was even teased, a lot of Flight Deck merchandise went on sale for 50%-75% off and the logos from the front of the trains were removed. I thought that was a very good sign. That's when I started thinking the name was going to change at least.

 

As for Mantis. I really don't know what to think. Maybe it'll stay and be converted or maybe it'll move to another park where it can begin a new life. A B&M has never been scrapped and I don't see this one being the first one to either.

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I don't have a problem so much with Mantis getting re-themed as "King James" or whatever LeBron James-theme they want to use. Cedar Fair doesn't really do celebrity tie-ins to their rides, and they've been getting rid of all the movie licensing tie-ins since the end of the Paramount era. At least Cedar Fair parks don't overdo it like Six Flags does. (Still disappointed that the 4D Free Spin at Fiesta Texas is going to be ANOTHER "Batman: The Ride" coaster. It lacks originality.)

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I'm very certain that the suggestions of a LeBron James themed ride are a joke. Why do people keep taking it seriously?

 

Because Cedar Point themselves tweeted that they would, then stood by their tweet after he confirmed he was returning:

 

http://www.wkyc.com/story/news/features/2014/07/11/cedar-point-roller-coaster-lebron-james-king-james/12536395/

 

Now for how long a ride may be renamed, that remains to be seen...

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I'm very certain that the suggestions of a LeBron James themed ride are a joke. Why do people keep taking it seriously?

 

Because Cedar Point themselves tweeted that they would, then stood by their tweet after he confirmed he was returning:

 

http://www.wkyc.com/story/news/features/2014/07/11/cedar-point-roller-coaster-lebron-james-king-james/12536395/

 

Now for how long a ride may be renamed, that remains to be seen...

 

Yeah, still not buying it.

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They should do the King James naming a coaster for a day thing before this season, while the hype is at its highest. Who knows, maybe by May 2014 James got hurt or something during the season and the Cavs are mediocre.

 

I can confirm that in May 2014, Lebron James was perfectly healthy and playing in Miami. If you need any more info, let me know.

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