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As awesome as an RMC conversion would be on this ride why bother, it would be like trying to polish a turd.

 

Exactly. The layout as it stands would need to be seriously altered by RMC to make it thrilling. It did gain some rough spots over the years, mostly at the bases of its drops, which have been re-tracked and smoothed out. If they're going to put in a new coaster, they could really use the land Grizzly sits on but I dont see that happening at all.

 

 

I think that's really what kills it. It's just a ho hum layout. Some drops, some turns, some boring long runs..... yawn.

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As awesome as an RMC conversion would be on this ride why bother, it would be like trying to polish a turd.

 

Exactly. The layout as it stands would need to be seriously altered by RMC to make it thrilling. It did gain some rough spots over the years, mostly at the bases of its drops, which have been re-tracked and smoothed out. If they're going to put in a new coaster, they could really use the land Grizzly sits on but I dont see that happening at all.

 

I think that's really what kills it. It's just a ho hum layout. Some drops, some turns, some boring long runs..... yawn.

 

Which is exactly why it's a hit with families with littles. Sure, it has the same height requirement as Gold Striker, but mom's and dad's can take their timid kids on Grizzly and work them up to something like GS. They are at two opposite ends of the spectrum, and Grizzly isn't going anywhere.

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As awesome as an RMC conversion would be on this ride why bother, it would be like trying to polish a turd.

 

Exactly. The layout as it stands would need to be seriously altered by RMC to make it thrilling. It did gain some rough spots over the years, mostly at the bases of its drops, which have been re-tracked and smoothed out. If they're going to put in a new coaster, they could really use the land Grizzly sits on but I dont see that happening at all.

 

I think that's really what kills it. It's just a ho hum layout. Some drops, some turns, some boring long runs..... yawn.

 

Which is exactly why it's a hit with families with littles. Sure, it has the same height requirement as Gold Striker, but mom's and dad's can take their timid kids on Grizzly and work them up to something like GS. They are at two opposite ends of the spectrum, and Grizzly isn't going anywhere.

 

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According to Screamscape, it is rumored that the Vortex conversion has been pushed back to 2017 or maybe wont happen at all. Either way, I feel like we wont get a new coaster anytime soon. Maybe in 10 years. Smh...

 

Wait until people are lining up in droves to ride Joker over at SFDK...

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According to Screamscape, it is rumored that the Vortex conversion has been pushed back to 2017 or maybe wont happen at all. Either way, I feel like we wont get a new coaster anytime soon. Maybe in 10 years. Smh...

 

Screamscape has been a lot less reliable lately. I wouldn't put to much thought into it!

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That's what I never got about Grizzly. Was it seriously modified at some point? Did someone think these long stretches (see below) of track would ever be a good idea? There are literally no real hills until the final run back to the station. It's honestly the most interesting (kind words) use of 3,200 feet of wood track in history.

Credit: CoasterBuzz

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According to Screamscape, it is rumored that the Vortex conversion has been pushed back to 2017 or maybe wont happen at all. Either way, I feel like we wont get a new coaster anytime soon. Maybe in 10 years. Smh...

 

Screamscape has been a lot less reliable lately. I wouldn't put to much thought into it!

 

but what ? screamscape only reports and rumors often takes us.

 

then however they are always the idea that Cedar Fair does not want to invest seriously in this park.

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Guys, I can guarantee you Vortex is going to be sold to another park. I highly doubt it's plausible to renovate a tiny worn down coaster, which Mantis was not. It would be cool to see a euro fighter or compact dive coaster go in its spot.

 

How is it any more plausible to relocate a "tiny worn down" coaster than to renovate it? It's not like it's going to be a "star" attraction at any other park, so you might as well keep it where it is and make it a decent ride.

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Guys, I can guarantee you Vortex is going to be sold to another park. I highly doubt it's plausible to renovate a tiny worn down coaster, which Mantis was not. It would be cool to see a euro fighter or compact dive coaster go in its spot.

 

How is it any more plausible to relocate a "tiny worn down" coaster than to renovate it? It's not like it's going to be a "star" attraction at any other park, so you might as well keep it where it is and make it a decent ride.

 

It as a floorless would be okay at MIA, VF, WOF. Matt at CF has said a lot of times that he doesnt like ride relocations. So that is also doubtful. I think it as a floorless at CGA would be fine.

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