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p. 792 - Camp Cedar campground to open in 2021!

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Do CF parks normally start building this early? I don't really remember from past rides but to be putting in track in August seems very early to me. Obviously this thing is huge but the timescale surprises me.

I want to say Gatekeeper started going up pretty early, too. By at least Sept 7th of 2012 Disaster Transport was already removed and that area was being prepped. Keep in mind Kings Island usually opens for the season a week or so before Cedar Point does.

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^ And perhaps it saves them money starting earlier as there is less weather to worry about. If they add a little buffer room to the tail end of their schedule they don't have to play catch up every time a snowstorm runs through.

 

Also, seeing construction and supports peek out from over that wall gives guests another visual incentive to renew or purchase a pass for next season.

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^ And perhaps it saves them money starting earlier as there is less weather to worry about. If they add a little buffer room to the tail end of their schedule they don't have to play catch up every time a snowstorm runs through.

 

Also, seeing construction and supports peek out from over that wall gives guests another visual incentive to renew or purchase a pass for next season.

 

These are both good reasons for building early, but there are reasons that you wouldn't start this early too... the biggest one being accounting.

 

There is also some sort of belief that if you head to the park early in the year, you're going to see the new thing that isn't yet open and want to come back, and / or you are going to be attending with a group (school group, usually) and then whine to your parents to take you back to ride ____ for the next three months.

 

Whether or not there is any truth to this is another matter altogether.

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Just like when diamondback was being built I hope to go the last day of operation and get some pictures. I still have the ones of diamondback somewhere the lift was topped off and they had flags on it.

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I hope there are hardly any lights on the ride and it's pitch black back in the woodsy-area.

 

Me too. I can see the usual lift lits but maybe the dive loop and vertical loop getting some floodlights since they are close to the midway and queue line. The Zero G and the batwing/pretzel would be awesome in the dark (unless they do a Raptor and put strobes on the batwing).

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Does anyone know if Banshee footprint is supposed to cover the majority of SOB former footprint or is there expected be lots of unused land?

You can look at the leaked prints and see exactly where SoB was in relation to Banshee. As stated previously, the batwing is right where the loop was. There's a little dotted mass on the overhead of the print showing where the footers for the structure were.

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