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P. 767: WinterFest Media Night Report

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I think a GCI is more likely. Why would they build a GCI at KI if they want to build a RMC at KD? CP still is up for grabs it seems, although they normally try to fake out the followers (RMC posts). That makes me believe they are going GCI too.

 

KD literally said they will not be GCI'ing Hurler.

Where? When they said they'll be doing it *in house*?

 

"in house" ??

 

OMG. .that means no Engineers are even going to be looking at the plans!

 

 

(why yes, I get all my Roller Coaster info from the "accident at Schlitterbahn" thread)

 

 

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I think a GCI is more likely. Why would they build a GCI at KI if they want to build a RMC at KD? CP still is up for grabs it seems, although they normally try to fake out the followers (RMC posts). That makes me believe they are going GCI too.

 

KD literally said they will not be GCI'ing Hurler.

Where? When they said they'll be doing it *in house*?

 

"in house" ??

 

OMG. .that means no Engineers are even going to be looking at the plans!

 

 

(why yes, I get all my Roller Coaster info from the "accident at Schlitterbahn" thread)

 

Exactly

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I'll eat my words if I'm wrong but yes, they would tease it because they're investing money into an attraction regardless.

 

I don't recall Carowinds advertising the retracking of Thunder Road, or the partial retracking of Hurler at Carowinds... Which I felt was a mistake. More recently, they did promote Ghost Rider... So who knows.

 

I think Cedar Fair knows best how wildly successful Thunder Road's overhaul was. I'm going to bet that they wont take that path again, unless the public already loves the ride as-is. The public does not like Hurler. At both parks, you'll find single train operations and station-long wait times. Ghost Rider was always one of Knott's most popular rides. This is an important difference.

 

We'll know soon enough, just my reasoning for why I think we'll see something new.

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I think a GCI is more likely. Why would they build a GCI at KI if they want to build a RMC at KD? CP still is up for grabs it seems, although they normally try to fake out the followers (RMC posts). That makes me believe they are going GCI too.

Because GCI doesn't offer I Box conversions so if this does turn out to be one then they've got to go with them. Sure you could wonder why they would'nt just go for an RMC as well at KI, but maybe they feel that GCI is better for what they want there. All down to their choice. That's kinda like saying a company in this business should go with all the same manufacturers for all their new rides, they just don't usually do that, although i do get what you're saying.

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I'm starting to lose hope that there will be a new coaster or a Hurler RMC transformation... Usually someone on TPR has leaked the plans by now and/or has found trademark purchases etc... Does anyone else feel this way?

 

Unfortunately, I think you are correct. Someone posted on another forum that they thought the area near Juke Box Diner would get revitalized for 2017 with the addition of some family friendly flats. They also posted that they believed KD never gets a new coaster the same year as BGW or KI. Based on a quick unscientific review of the RCDB, they are correct.

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They also posted that they believed KD never gets a new coaster the same year as BGW or KI. Based on a quick unscientific review of the RCDB, they are correct.

 

roller coasters are planned years in advance and i'm preeeeetty sure BGW and KD don't check with each other before installing new rides.

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I'm starting to lose hope that there will be a new coaster or a Hurler RMC transformation... Usually someone on TPR has leaked the plans by now and/or has found trademark purchases etc... Does anyone else feel this way?

 

Sadly, yeah. My only hope is that KD realized they need something big to compete with BG.

 

Does anybody know how KD is doing financially? Can they afford anything big in the first place?

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^^-- I'm sure they're looking at each other! But yeah...

 

I had to go and check the "white paint dot" myself. It's way back there in the dead end behind the Zombie High building, they had to work a bit so you don't see the fence curves just beyond in the Snoopy picture. There's nothing much else back there but Hypersonic ruins. Could be anything or nothing, but if they were to put in a new coaster it would be good to reuse some space there! I'll put in a guess for B&M inverted. Flat ride is certainly possible, not sure the exact location makes sense. The clues show Snoopy in 3 different spots, is this all one thing?

 

Edit: looking at maps, the dot makes more sense as a flat ride than part of a coaster. The easier space to reclaim is mostly asphalt between Grizzly and Hurler. Unless they take out trees too. https://www.google.com/maps/@37.8368539,-77.4467618,149m/data=!3m1!1e3

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I'm not guaranteeing a coaster comes but if it were just a family ride they wouldn't tease three weeks in advance and have the announcement on a separate day as the other Cedar Fair parks. They can't just deliberately piss off fans and visitors (teasing one day in advance doesn't count as "pissing off" like with Delirium).

 

Also keep in mind that RMC has no other projects that we know of, so they EASILY could focus on this one.

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I think it's safe to say it's not going to be a NEW major coaster coming in 2017 because we would already see track/supports in the parking lot, footers, land clearing (minus the land clearing behind I305 whatever that was for)... Right?!? I wish something would leak! I'm too impatient- patience is not my greatest virtue

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I'm not guaranteeing a coaster comes but if it were just a family ride they wouldn't tease three weeks in advance and have the announcement on a separate day as the other Cedar Fair parks. They can't just deliberately piss off fans and visitors (teasing one day in advance doesn't count as "pissing off" like with Delirium).

 

Also keep in mind that RMC has no other projects that we know of, so they EASILY could focus on this one.

Worlds of Fun started teasing in April and all they're probably getting is some used flats, a new front gate, and Winterfest.

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I'm not guaranteeing a coaster comes but if it were just a family ride they wouldn't tease three weeks in advance and have the announcement on a separate day as the other Cedar Fair parks. They can't just deliberately piss off fans and visitors (teasing one day in advance doesn't count as "pissing off" like with Delirium).

 

Also keep in mind that RMC has no other projects that we know of, so they EASILY could focus on this one.

Worlds of Fun started teasing in April and all they're probably getting is some used flats, a new front gate, and Winterfest.

 

I don't get why people downplay winter events. The ability to ride major coasters in the winter without traveling is seriously awesome. Holiday in the Park at Great Adventure is my favorite addition at that park since El Toro (and it's up against stiff competition with Safari Off Road Adventure and Zumanjaro).

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I'm not guaranteeing a coaster comes but if it were just a family ride they wouldn't tease three weeks in advance and have the announcement on a separate day as the other Cedar Fair parks. They can't just deliberately piss off fans and visitors (teasing one day in advance doesn't count as "pissing off" like with Delirium).

 

Also keep in mind that RMC has no other projects that we know of, so they EASILY could focus on this one.

Worlds of Fun started teasing in April and all they're probably getting is some used flats, a new front gate, and Winterfest.

 

I don't get why people downplay winter events. The ability to ride major coasters in the winter without traveling is seriously awesome. Holiday in the Park at Great Adventure is my favorite addition at that park since El Toro (and it's up against stiff competition with Safari Off Road Adventure and Zumanjaro).

I'm not downplaying it. I'm very excited. It's just not as exciting as a new, shiny steel coaster. And with Kansas City's climate, you'll be lucky to get on most of the flats, let alone the coasters.

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I'm not guaranteeing a coaster comes but if it were just a family ride they wouldn't tease three weeks in advance and have the announcement on a separate day as the other Cedar Fair parks. They can't just deliberately piss off fans and visitors (teasing one day in advance doesn't count as "pissing off" like with Delirium).

 

Also keep in mind that RMC has no other projects that we know of, so they EASILY could focus on this one.

Worlds of Fun started teasing in April and all they're probably getting is some used flats, a new front gate, and Winterfest.

 

Worlds of Fun also doesn't have a coaster that's been SBNO with blatant teasing around it, Mr. WOFanatic.

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I'm not guaranteeing a coaster comes but if it were just a family ride they wouldn't tease three weeks in advance and have the announcement on a separate day as the other Cedar Fair parks. They can't just deliberately piss off fans and visitors (teasing one day in advance doesn't count as "pissing off" like with Delirium).

 

Also keep in mind that RMC has no other projects that we know of, so they EASILY could focus on this one.

Worlds of Fun started teasing in April and all they're probably getting is some used flats, a new front gate, and Winterfest.

 

I don't get why people downplay winter events. The ability to ride major coasters in the winter without traveling is seriously awesome. Holiday in the Park at Great Adventure is my favorite addition at that park since El Toro (and it's up against stiff competition with Safari Off Road Adventure and Zumanjaro).

I'm not downplaying it. I'm very excited. It's just not as exciting as a new, shiny steel coaster. And with Kansas City's climate, you'll be lucky to get on most of the flats, let alone the coasters.

 

You never know. New Jersey is even further north and we power rode Nitro for an hour and a half at night in January with Boldikus. Batman ran like an absolute dream in the winter with a faster set of wheels even when it got down into the 20's so Patriot could probably run and run well.

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I'm not guaranteeing a coaster comes but if it were just a family ride they wouldn't tease three weeks in advance and have the announcement on a separate day as the other Cedar Fair parks. They can't just deliberately piss off fans and visitors (teasing one day in advance doesn't count as "pissing off" like with Delirium).

 

Also keep in mind that RMC has no other projects that we know of, so they EASILY could focus on this one.

Worlds of Fun started teasing in April and all they're probably getting is some used flats, a new front gate, and Winterfest.

 

I don't get why people downplay winter events. The ability to ride major coasters in the winter without traveling is seriously awesome. Holiday in the Park at Great Adventure is my favorite addition at that park since El Toro (and it's up against stiff competition with Safari Off Road Adventure and Zumanjaro).

I'm not downplaying it. I'm very excited. It's just not as exciting as a new, shiny steel coaster. And with Kansas City's climate, you'll be lucky to get on most of the flats, let alone the coasters.

 

You never know. New Jersey is even further north and we power rode Nitro for an hour and a half at night in January with Boldikus. Batman ran like an absolute dream in the winter with a faster set of wheels even when it got down into the 20's so Patriot could probably run and run well.

We'll see. I really hope you're right!

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The Hurler decision could have been made only recently and they're using that as a feature. Back in April they didn't want us to get our hopes up but what they'll have should be at least as good as what was proposed. To me that would mean a coaster of some kind running there, but we'll see.

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The Hurler decision could have been made only recently and they're using that as a feature. Back in April they didn't want us to get our hopes up but what they'll have should be at least as good as what was proposed. To me that would mean a coaster of some kind running there, but we'll see.

 

They definitely should have been a front runner to receive a new coaster. Instead parks like KI are getting crammed with coasters.

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