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P. 403 - Park opening for a limited Holiday Event!

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If you think Cedar Fair is buying another one of those after the absurd amount of problems Skyhawk has then you're nuts... especially since those problems have included some pretty serious injuries. I don't pretend to know what Cedar Fair has planned for the future but I highly doubt they ever buy another Screaming Swing.

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:lol:

 

If you think Cedar Fair is buying another one of those after the absurd amount of problems Skyhawk has then you're nuts... especially since those problems have included some pretty serious injuries. I don't pretend to know what Cedar Fair has planned for the future but I highly doubt they ever buy another Screaming Swing.

 

Which is weird because the Herschend swings haven't had any of those issues

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Exactly it just tells me everything is not meant to be the tallest. The cable snap is the only issue I know of, what's the others? Every time I go to CP it's running and I'm on it prior snap post snap lol. Carowinds doesn't need a Skyhawk. I'll take Barnstormer anyday. It's true the Herschend parks nor Kennywood's have never had issues. Maybe it was a maintainance problem on cedar fair's part.

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Skyhawk (at CP) seems to run nearly everytime I'm there. And except for the cable snap (which was commented by industry experts as a rare incident to have a cable break) I don't know of any other problems CP or any other cedar fair park has experienced.

 

But yes, Screaming Swings are awesome.

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Skyhawk (at CP) seems to run nearly everytime I'm there. And except for the cable snap (which was commented by industry experts as a rare incident to have a cable break) I don't know of any other problems CP or any other cedar fair park has experienced.

 

But yes, Screaming Swings are awesome.

 

Let's see, constant closures for weeks / months at a time. The ride was closed for the vast majority of the 2013 season, last year it was closed for a few weeks with a crane working on the support structure between the arms (though last year was overall pretty decent) and then of course the accident in 2014.

 

It's a very unreliable ride. It's a great ride but it's hard to deny that it has a ton of issues. And let's not forget this close call at Thorpe Park. I don't see many people buying them going forward.

 

 

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Do the others have problems? Maybe they got a dud lol,

 

The only ones that I can think of that have had problems are SkyChicken at Cedar Point and the one at Thorpe Park. The rest of them seem to run great. Also, aside from the issues with SkyHawk when it first opened and the cable snap issue, it seems to run fine.

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Skyhawk (at CP) seems to run nearly everytime I'm there. And except for the cable snap (which was commented by industry experts as a rare incident to have a cable break) I don't know of any other problems CP or any other cedar fair park has experienced.

 

But yes, Screaming Swings are awesome.

 

Let's see, constant closures for weeks / months at a time. The ride was closed for the vast majority of the 2013 season, last year it was closed for a few weeks with a crane working on the support structure between the arms (though last year was overall pretty decent) and then of course the accident in 2014.

 

It's a very unreliable ride. It's a great ride but it's hard to deny that it has a ton of issues. And let's not forget this close call at Thorpe Park. I don't see many people buying them going forward.

 

I guess i don't remember it being down so much in 2013, but if it was, it was. I do remember the crane now. Hopefully they have gotten past those issues.

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Do the others have problems? Maybe they got a dud lol,

 

The only ones that I can think of that have had problems are SkyChicken at Cedar Point and the one at Thorpe Park. The rest of them seem to run great. Also, aside from the issues with SkyHawk when it first opened and the cable snap issue, it seems to run fine.

 

It was also closed for just about all of 2013.

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LC's was only running one side when I was there, not sure if that was a choice or it wasnt working. Skyhawk generally is pretty reliable on a daily basis, extended down time does definitly happen though.

LC always does that. It's a good way to save money, and the park doesn't usually have enough people to warrant the use of both sides. I have seen it run Botha sometimes, but not in a few years.

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I think this was already in plans. Right, the park has only 5 flat rides (outside of planet snoopy); a scrambler, a yo-yo, bumper cars, a 360 boat and an enterprise. To be a pretty big par, that's nothing to brag about lol..

 

Let's not forget about the scrambler, sky tower, flying eagles,and wind sleeper. One can argue that the dark ride and merry go round (even though it's in camp snoopy) should also count.

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Skyhawk (at CP) seems to run nearly everytime I'm there. And except for the cable snap (which was commented by industry experts as a rare incident to have a cable break) I don't know of any other problems CP or any other cedar fair park has experienced.

 

But yes, Screaming Swings are awesome.

 

Let's see, constant closures for weeks / months at a time. The ride was closed for the vast majority of the 2013 season, last year it was closed for a few weeks with a crane working on the support structure between the arms (though last year was overall pretty decent) and then of course the accident in 2014.

 

It's a very unreliable ride. It's a great ride but it's hard to deny that it has a ton of issues. And let's not forget this close call at Thorpe Park. I don't see many people buying them going forward.

 

 

 

 

OMG that video is terrifying!

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I think this was already in plans. Right, the park has only 5 flat rides (outside of planet snoopy); a scrambler, a yo-yo, bumper cars, a 360 boat and an enterprise. To be a pretty big par, that's nothing to brag about lol..

 

Let's not forget about the scrambler, sky tower, flying eagles,and wind sleeper. One can argue that the dark ride and merry go round (even though it's in camp snoopy) should also count.

Honestly, the sky tower as a "flat ride"? A dark ride as a flat ride? I did said . . . outside of planet snoopy so I was referring to the main park as a good bit of adults dont go over there due to feeling the area is for kids. But I did forget about windseeker . . . which I would, personally, consider to be on the same level as the sky tower. Ok, how about this . . . 5 "thrilling" flat rides.

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Will these flats be ready by opening day? I was thinking about making the trip to Carowinds over spring break but if there not ready I will have to postpone my trip to April

 

More than likely not. It's sounding like most of them might be staggered opening throughout the summer, or be installed in 2017. The park hasn't even made any formal announcements about them besides what Monty Jasper said in that LA Times article.

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Will these flats be ready by opening day? I was thinking about making the trip to Carowinds over spring break but if there not ready I will have to postpone my trip to April

 

Just go ride Fury, these flats are icing on the cake but who cares. Fury and Afterburn are all that matters.

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Will these flats be ready by opening day? I was thinking about making the trip to Carowinds over spring break but if there not ready I will have to postpone my trip to April

 

Just go ride Fury, these flats are icing on the cake but who cares. Fury and Afterburn are all that matters.

 

Hahaha. Intimidator is pretty sweet too!

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Will these flats be ready by opening day? I was thinking about making the trip to Carowinds over spring break but if there not ready I will have to postpone my trip to April

 

More than likely not. It's sounding like most of them might be staggered opening throughout the summer, or be installed in 2017. The park hasn't even made any formal announcements about them besides what Monty Jasper said in that LA Times article.

This isn't a six flags park . . . lol. Looking towards 2017.

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Intimidator is fun but Fury just makes it seem so... eh. Now we always ride it first when we go to Carowinds just because we know if we ride Fury first it's only setting us up for disappointment.

 

In my experience,

 

Fury=Insane ejector, especially towards the end

Intimidator=Decent floater throughout

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