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If they are doing train conversions, I'll hedge a bet that they'll do what Thorpe Park did to Swarm, but with floorless trains - the first six rows will face the front, and then the two in the back will face backwards, or maybe since it will be an entirely new experience for the ride they will do four forward and four backward.

 

If they are tearing out, I'm hoping for a Dive Machine. We need more Dive Machines

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No, it's not incorrect... batman is a short ride only 40 seconds from the top of the lift to the brakes, Mantis is a full minute, complete with some quick direction changes before and after the MCBR. I can see MANY more people becoming nauseous on Backwards Mantis than Backwards Batman...

 

If anything, I could see a split train like swarm where they turn in the last two cars facing backwards... Best of both worlds if you will

 

Everyone is allowed to have their opinion. Well all just have to wait and see what they do...

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I REALLY want floorless trains. If Mantis doesn't change into a floorless coaster, then I am gonna' have to make plans to go to Dorney Park. But I think it is highly possible that we'll see floorless trains with all these hints we are getting, or we can just get thrown off like SFFT had been for Batman: the Ride.

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I'm heading to Halloweekends this Friday. I rode Mantis the year it opened and will ride it the last year it operated under that name/configuration. I'm interested to see what they finally end up doing with it.

 

Mantis isn't open on Halloweekends Fridays.

 

As for the tweet re: tomorrow I wouldn't be surprised to hear the last two weeks of the season it goes from being Mantis to King James then something else next year.

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I'm going on Apple Festival weekend (a yearly festival for Kendallville, IN) and I am gonna' try to get my final laps in. Hopefully there won't be such a huge crowd for Mantis. If the park is crowded, then I'm getting Fast Lane. So speaking of Fast Lane, what waiting times can you tolerate?

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Lines on 9/13/14 didn't seem too long. The line for Mantis was longest and most boring wait of all the rides. The wait for Mantis was near 90 min. while the rest were about an hour or less. Only reason to ride it is to say you've been on it. Comparing it to Riddler's Revenge and Green Lantern(SFGadv) it sucks so much head banging. I personally am a big fan of standups but Mantis sucked comares to the others I've been on.

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I'm heading to Halloweekends this Friday. I rode Mantis the year it opened and will ride it the last year it operated under that name/configuration. I'm interested to see what they finally end up doing with it.

 

Mantis isn't open on Halloweekends Fridays.

 

As for the tweet re: tomorrow I wouldn't be surprised to hear the last two weeks of the season it goes from being Mantis to King James then something else next year.

I'm pretty sure they said that King James wouldn't be the name for long.

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Anyone visit over the weekend? How were crowds/waits for coasters on Saturday and/or Sunday?

 

Sunday was completely dead... Walk-on everything as far as I saw including Dragster, Maverick and MF. The houses had no waits, either. Weather was perfect. Amazing day.

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^^Pretty sure they never stated what they were doing with the name, just that the name would be coming to the park.

 

Bryan Edwards was quoted as saying in the newspaper that it could be naming a new coaster, temporarily re-naming an existing coaster or permanently re-naming an existing coaster. That was the last time anything was said about it so pretty much all options are still on the table.

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Sundays are always a good bet when it comes to HalloWeekends with the exception of Columbus Day Weekend. However, that Sunday still isn't that bad. I did notice last year that Sundays, while slow, did get busier as HalloWeekends progressed. Take advantage of September Sundays while you still can for the least amount of waiting. While Cedar Point may get pretty busy on Saturdays, always remember that Haunts seem to put a dent into wait times and cooler temperatures will drive people out of the park a little faster than normal, so lines will shorten up quite a bit in the evening. Unless you are going for the Haunts, HalloWeekends can still be manageable for some good coaster riding.

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I'm heading to Halloweekends this Friday. I rode Mantis the year it opened and will ride it the last year it operated under that name/configuration. I'm interested to see what they finally end up doing with it.

 

Mantis isn't open on Halloweekends Fridays.

 

As for the tweet re: tomorrow I wouldn't be surprised to hear the last two weeks of the season it goes from being Mantis to King James then something else next year.

I should have been more specific. I'll be there for this coming weekend and will ride it on Saturday.

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Ah! The 2000th page of this thread! I'm pretty sure you will all agree with my mini list. For this and next year.

 

Best Cedar Point B&Ms 2014

1. Raptor

2. GateKeeper

3. Mantis

 

Best Cedar Point B&Ms 2015

1. Unknown Floorless Coaster.

2. Raptor

3. GateKeeper

 

The 2015 list is official IF Mantis gets flooless trains and a retheme!

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Ah! The 2000th page of this thread! I'm pretty sure you will all agree with my mini list.

 

I don't know about that. I think Mantis with floorless trains would be a lot of fun but I'm sure Raptor would still be lightyears ahead of it. Personally I love Gatekeeper despite the amazing amount of hate that it gets so I have a hard time believing Floorless Mantis would be better than that either though many people would probably disagree with me on that.

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Ah! The 2000th page of this thread! I'm pretty sure you will all agree with my mini list.

 

I don't know about that. I think Mantis with floorless trains would be a lot of fun but I'm sure Raptor would still be lightyears ahead of it. Personally I love Gatekeeper despite the amazing amount of hate that it gets so I have a hard time believing Floorless Mantis would be better than that either though many people would probably disagree with me on that.

 

I would take take Mantis in its current state over gatekeeper! Thats just me. GK is super smooth and a very pretty ride. Just doesn't do it for me. Raptor hands down is the best B&M at CP

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