1997 Paddlewheel Excursions Spiel (Prophesy???)

Monday, July 16, 2001 10:43 PM
This may be a bit of a stretch, but something just hit me today that may shed light on what's in store for CP in 2002. I remember taking a ride on the Paddlewheel Excursions in late summer of 1997, and after the usual array of corny jokes, just as the boat was approaching the dock, the ride captain told us he would shed some light on what CP would be getting for the 1998 season.

He gave us three possiblities. First, he said that CP may rebuild the old CP Cyclone for the 98 season (after he explained what the CP Cyclone was). Next, he suggested a 300 foot roller coaster. Finally, he told us to picture the Demon Drop and then add about a hundred feet to the top of it and have it drop another fifty feet underground. Well at that time, I ruled out the 300 foot coaster and the modified Demon Drop just because they sounded so far-fetched. At that time, I was expecting CP to announce that they would rebuild the CP Cyclone for the 1998 season.

I was wrong. Turns out, the Demon Drop idea showed up for 98 in the form of the Power Tower. It was a little different than he described it, but i wouldn't expect a ride op to tell completely what is happening. The 300 foot roller coaster just happened to show up for the 2000 season, which I thought would never happen when I heard this on that boat ride. Now all that's left is the CP Cyclone. Could CP be rebuilding this for the 2002 year?

I know this is nothing more than a suped-up Lemon Chill Guy story (which is completely unconnected to the CP for 2002 issue), but it really did happen and since two of the three things he said might happen were fulfilled, who knows about the third? I have no clue about who this guy was or how he knew so much (could be he was just talking out his arse and happened to be right) but I just remembered it and decided to put it out here as food for thought.

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Coming to CP in 2002: Boeckling's Revenge! Yet another renovation to the Hotel Breakers!
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Monday, July 16, 2001 10:52 PM
I'm pretty posotive about what is coming in 2002 to CP, i've talked to various ride-ops there, and park info and they have all pretty much said the same thing. I don't know that I wanna say it but I guess if you wanna find out what it is, talk to any ride-op you want. I asked three different ride-ops and the same story came from all there mouths. Alot of rumors have been flying around c-buzz here in the past 4 months, only one of them is true, so if you are ready, hold on to your hats, it's gonna be a "blast" in 2002.

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CP in 2002, get to the point
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Monday, July 16, 2001 11:54 PM
Could that mean a Thrust Air? Hmmm, interesting...;)

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"Villain-Once You Drop, The Fun Don't Stop!"~SFWoA Rules In 2001~X Marks The Spot In 2001(SFWoA)~With SFWoA ANYTHING Is Possible!
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Tuesday, July 17, 2001 9:47 PM
You know something, the CPCyclone rumor has been out there for a while and there is nothing more fitting that razing Oceana and puting the Cyclone back into its original spot (almost) in front of the beach.

The story about the ride op on Paddlewheel Excursions is just too freaky though...*X-Files music) *Du du du du du du*

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Your best? Losers are always whining about doing their best...winners go home and ******* the prom queen.
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Tuesday, July 17, 2001 9:57 PM
People who know don't tell... People who tell don't know.

Workers of a park know nothing about what the park is adding. Only upper management(not a ride's Team Leader) knows what is in store for next year. So don't belive anything ride ops tell you...

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Andrew
http://www.experiencethepoint.com

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Tuesday, July 17, 2001 9:58 PM
I wouldn't think that it would cost that much to build a remake of the Cedar Point Cyclone.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2001 6:42 AM
Andrew,

Usually, I don't believe anything a ride op tells me (at least now I don't after posting in these forums for a while). However, I just remembered this event and find it really strange that two of the three things he told us came true. And now that I remember it, he not only suggested a 300 ft. roller coaster...he said 310 feet!!! Kinda eerie. This was late in summer, right before the Power Tower announcement anyways, so maybe someone from upper management told him to say that in his spiel. This was before the days of hardcore internet discussion so they didn't really have to worry about it being spread. I don't know. Like I said, maybe he was making it all up and just happened to be right.

Personally, I wouldn't want a complete remake of the CP Cyclone, but I would rather have CCI come in and design a new ride based on the original, sort of like they did with the Mega Zeph.
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Coming to CP in 2002: Boeckling's Revenge! Yet another renovation to the Hotel Breakers!
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Wednesday, July 18, 2001 7:36 AM
Having worked in rides and so forth, all the way up to the end of the season, the ride ops don't typically know anything before the general public does. The upper management is nice, polite to us, addresses our concerns, makes sure we're doing our jobs, but they don't spill secrets.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2001 7:53 AM

Even if the ride out was making stuff up, it’s still pretty freaky. If someone said in 97 that two parks where going to build coasters over 300 feet tall, you would have a hard time believing it. That’s why I miss the rumors section on Thrillride (RIP). Most where garbage, but occasionally the wildest rumor would be true (like SFO getting 4 coasters in one year).
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Bob M.
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Wednesday, July 18, 2001 8:53 AM
I still say there next coaster/coasters will be on the lagoon. There is plenty of room for cedarpoint to build rollercoasters but they do have a compacity problem. If they built a few coasters on the lagoon then people would have to walk a little distance to ride them and you know they would because it would be a new attraction. I really don't think we will see a cp cyclone because wasn't it a 20s ride or something. It couldn't have been that impressive or at least now days.


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What would you call it if cedar point
built a stand up hypercoaster with tunnels?
magnis
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Wednesday, July 18, 2001 7:20 PM

Andrew said:
"Workers of a park know nothing about what the park is adding. Only upper management(not a ride's Team Leader) knows what is in store for next year. So don't belive anything ride ops tell you..."


Then why is it, that in 1999, I asked a games mechanic what was in store for 2000, he told me (exact words) "We are getting a three hundred footer, which is going to absolutely dwarf this thing (we were in line for magnum)." Kinda funny how that came true, and that was in may.

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CP in 2002, get to the point
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Thursday, July 19, 2001 11:15 PM
...well MF track was already in the bone yard for a few months, and maybe some info accidentally leaked out after a worker questioned upper management about the mystery track...

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Your best? Losers are always whining about doing their best...winners go home and ******* the prom queen.
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Friday, July 20, 2001 8:50 AM

SmArtAce said:
Then why is it, that in 1999, I asked a games mechanic what was in store for 2000, he told me (exact words) "We are getting a three hundred footer, which is going to absolutely dwarf this thing (we were in line for magnum)." Kinda funny how that came true, and that was in may.
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Track for Millennium Force was at the Point since December 1998 and the railroad tracks were moved early 1999. It didn't take a genius to figure out what was going on.

Trust me NO seasonal workers are told what the park is getting the next year.

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Andrew
http://www.experiencethepoint.com
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Saturday, June 7, 2003 4:13 PM
It's now 2003 and there still is no Cyclone recreation.

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YOUNGSTOWN 2010

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Saturday, June 7, 2003 4:20 PM
Thanks for the update. :)

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Wha? Online. . .street. Online. . . street.

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Saturday, June 7, 2003 5:24 PM
Oh goodness, just because you couldn't go to Beastbuzz you thought you needed to bring back a post from 2001? For cryin' out loud - at least give us something novel if you are going to do that. (rolling eyes)

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SW:):)SH
midwestinfoguide.com

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Saturday, June 7, 2003 5:38 PM
Chill out Swoosh. I found this topic to be intresting. It's so comical how people try to be such experts on this site.

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YOUNGSTOWN 2010

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Saturday, June 7, 2003 5:51 PM
True, but why did you deem it neccessary to bring back such an old topic to prove that point?

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SW:):)SH
midwestinfoguide.com

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Saturday, June 7, 2003 6:57 PM
I'm not trying to prove a point. Every once in a while I like to browse the old topics that could still strike conversation. Sometimes I think its better to recycle a topic than to post a new one. Why waste the bandwidth? I didn't want to, and seems lately people have to post a topic about CP for every little thing. Give it a rest and take a look at what arguements and thoughts have already been presented. I have found dozens of old topics already that people are talking about again in the new topics. Why be redundant? There's no need to jump down a person's throat because he/she replied to an old topic. It's better than making a new topic that could be totally rediculous and pointless.

Finally, if you think it's pointless then don't read it or post.

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YOUNGSTOWN 2010

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Saturday, June 7, 2003 7:07 PM
I think, more than anything else, bringing back a topic from the dead and buried isn't a big deal. However, your "contribution" was a tad toward the Captain Obvious end of the spectrum (with all due respect to 'Playa,) and I know that my life was perfectly okay without it.

If you're going to play Voodoo priest and start raising the dead, at least try to do it by actually *adding* something to the discussion.

Yeesh.

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"yes I am on the online street team"
Wha? Online. . .street. Online. . . street.

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