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

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You also have to keep in mind Mantis only ran 2 trains compared to the park's other coasters that run three. Combine that with the slow loading process of the stand up coasters and that gives you a decent line. While I'm sure it will attract a line like all of the majors at CP, that third train is gonna help a lot.

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I have only been on three stand ups and Mantis was my favorite. It has a good layout so that made standing up more enjoyable. I think the problem with stand ups is that people choose to sit rather than stand. You have to stand up in order to feel the strong gs on your legs and feet. It's a strange yet fun sensation. Plus you avoid the uncomfortable bicycle seat. Standing up is fun and uncommon, but I'll take a seated position any day. I'll miss Mantis, but I know Rougarou will be a superior ride. I think it may even end up being my favorite floorless.

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I have been to Cedar Point probably 20 times in the last 5 years. I cannot recall one time that we waited more than ten minutes for Mantis. Most of the time the thing was walk on. I am glad they made this change because we had a pretty bad ride on it last year and decided we were done with it unless it was changed.

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I just can't wait for Rougarou beer.

 

 

Oh yeah...may have to make a trip out just for this!

 

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Oh snap this is awesome! I had no idea this would be going on while we are there! Anyone know if this would be included in our "park admission" that we purchased with our Breakers reservations? Even if its like $10-15 extra I'd pay for it. I usually find it hard to say no to beer and/or BBQ.

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I'm really looking forward to this too. I love all the B&M sitdown/floorless coasters I've ridden, and Rougarou might now be a fantastic ride to marathon while everyone else is as Millennium Force, Dragster, or Maverick.

 

Mantis always had a line and now will have a longer one. Good luck with your marathoning:)

LOL the last time I rode Mantis the wait was like 15 minutes in the middle of a July weekday. Part of Mantis's long lines came from the bad capacity of the stand-up trains. That should be improved with the floorless trains.

Plus I was thinking end of the day marathoning when the lines die down haha.

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Last year Mantis did 925,667 riders with 2 slow loading trains. With 3 trains this year and faster loading trains I wouldn't be suprised to see that number jump quite a bit. Raptor did 1,414,447 and Raptor doesn't run in any rain and closes frequently for wind (I mention Raptor as they also have to drop a floor and each train holds the same number of people as Rougarou's trains). As of last year Mantis never closed for rain though it may now... you never know. I wouldn't be shocked to see this ride jump half a million riders.

 

... what that means as far as wait times, who knows.

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I just can't wait for Rougarou beer.

 

 

Oh yeah...may have to make a trip out just for this!

 

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Oh snap this is awesome! I had no idea this would be going on while we are there! Anyone know if this would be included in our "park admission" that we purchased with our Breakers reservations? Even if its like $10-15 extra I'd pay for it. I usually find it hard to say no to beer and/or BBQ.

 

 

I would ask them at check-in and mention that this offer wasn't available when you made your reservation. I would think that they might be able to offer you an upgrade to include the event.

 

In terms of the lines for Mantis, I can only recall one time that I saw the line over 1/2 hour long in the last five or so years. But then again, I tend to go when crowds are lighter - at the beginning of the season and on Friday nights during Halloweekends.

 

Hopefully this will be a much improved ride with the sit-down trains and additional thematic elements. I will still be a bit concerned about head-banging the OTSR on the last two tight loops and the trick-track like element near the end of the ride as those were the worst parts of the ride when it was a stand-up. The rest of the coaster really wasn't that bad.

 

^ That sign is awesome! I love the old photos in the hallways too!

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I have been to Cedar Point probably 20 times in the last 5 years. I cannot recall one time that we waited more than ten minutes for Mantis. Most of the time the thing was walk on. I am glad they made this change because we had a pretty bad ride on it last year and decided we were done with it unless it was changed.

 

Granted I've only ever been once, and it was a few years ago but the day we went in the end of July both it and Raptor had pretty similar sizable lines early in the morning, I thought I wouldn't get to try them all in one day but luckily I was with friends who knew the park better and we got both credits with a walk-on in the late afternoon.

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I have been to Cedar Point probably 20 times in the last 5 years. I cannot recall one time that we waited more than ten minutes for Mantis. Most of the time the thing was walk on. I am glad they made this change because we had a pretty bad ride on it last year and decided we were done with it unless it was changed.

 

Granted I've only ever been once, and it was a few years ago but the day we went in the end of July both it and Raptor had pretty similar sizable lines early in the morning, I thought I wouldn't get to try them all in one day but luckily I was with friends who knew the park better and we got both credits with a walk-on in the late afternoon.

 

My first day at Cedar Point back in 04', I waited about an hour and a half for Mantis... Second coaster I rode at the park and I had a sinking feeling that Cedar Point wasn't all it was cracked up to be. Luckily Top Thrill Dragster changed that shortly thereafter.

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I think it is a great idea. People of certain body heights do take a bit of abuse in the neck area from the hard restraints so a little padding can only make it better.

 

Same. I never had an issue with the old hard restraints, but I think the new ones will be an improvement.

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