2004: Year of the Mouse for CF:LP?

Saturday, August 16, 2003 7:17 PM
Being out of the loop for a week due to MiGQuest, I stumbled upon the news of KCS:MOA's announcement of Timberland Twister. It looks like an excellent addition to that park. With that being said, the talk around Worlds is that a new mouse is going to be added over where the Aquatic Arena was in the Orient section of the park. Do you think that perhaps CF:LP might make it an even three (insert joke here) and add one to KBF as well?

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SW:):)SH Shaddy(president of LEMCCDWBLI)
MidwestInfoGuide.COM

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Saturday, August 16, 2003 9:20 PM
Knott's isn't getting a mouse... A new coaster yes, but a mouse it is not.

I could see Worlds of Fun getting one though. Seems like a solid addition, though I wouldn't be surprised (as a random guess) to see them acquire an impulse at some point.

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Saturday, August 16, 2003 9:46 PM
I honestly could see one going to Cedar Point next year. Sure, it sounds crazy, but think about it for a second. The last "family" type coaster they added was 1999 (arguably)...if you consider a kiddie coaster a family coaster. But a mouse coaster is a step up from that, and caters to their "family friendly" side rather than the thrill seeker side. Throw in the fact that in 2002 they spent 12 Mill. on a coaster, and 25 Mill this year, it could be a great addition with a small cost. I mean sure, it isn't a huge record breaking coaster to follow up with, but eventually they have to make additions other than a new, high tech, thrill seekers coaster.
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Sunday, August 17, 2003 4:38 AM
That would be the dumbest thing to do. Cedar Point already has a form of a wild mouse, Wildcat!

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Shaun Rajewski
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Sunday, August 17, 2003 4:41 AM
Tht isn't really a wild mouse....but ok.....
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Sunday, August 17, 2003 4:53 AM
You can always have more, especially if it's a ride that's just plain fun. They need one of those spinning ones, or another sort of the newer ones that are a lot of fun.

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Sunday, August 17, 2003 7:37 AM
Cedar Point just needs anything but a huge thrill-seeking roller coaster at this point. Maybe it should be a new flat, a mouse coaster, expansion to Soak City, or simply just expanding Light House Point. At this point, I just think they need to slow down for a year two. They are getting way to ahead of theirselves.

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Sunday, August 17, 2003 8:29 AM
Matt, I would be really suprised to see an impulse show up at Worlds of Fun anytime soon.
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Sunday, August 17, 2003 5:42 PM
I wouldnt mind if CP got a hand on a custom spinning mouse, that would certainly be unique.

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Sunday, August 17, 2003 5:55 PM

Six Flags Over Nebraska said:
Matt, I would be really suprised to see an impulse show up at Worlds of Fun anytime soon.

Or any CF park for that matter. Although I would welcome one at Dorney ;) .

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Rideworld

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Sunday, August 17, 2003 6:18 PM
I think that if CP were to add a family coaster than it should be something like Roller Soaker at Hershey Park. I think that it would be a great addition to the park in terms of a family atmosphere. It also doesn't take up much room leaving plenty of space for future development. I could just see it now...
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Sunday, August 17, 2003 6:47 PM
I think that a mouse is a sure thing for WOF, I hope that IF they get one that it will be a custom design, much like what KCS is getting. Oh, and the the spinning cars are a must.

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SW:):)SH Shaddy(president of LEMCCDWBLI)
MidwestInfoGuide.COM

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Sunday, August 17, 2003 7:46 PM
Why is an Impulse unlikely at a CF property?? In 2002, CF added an impulse at CP. In 2003, they added an impulse at VF,now maybe in 2004 they will add one at Dorney or WOF or maybe a long awaited coaster at MiA?? who knows?

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Sunday, August 17, 2003 8:45 PM
They've had problems with both. That's pry why they're saying that.
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Sunday, August 17, 2003 9:20 PM
I would really like to see a B&M Looper or Inverter at WOF but a wild mouse sounds good for now. I think that CF should spend some money on a custom B&M or Vekoma Flyer at a few of their parks.
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Sunday, August 17, 2003 9:34 PM
Um, for a 1st year Intamin, Steel Venom has been FLAWLESS. Sure it was closed opening weekend, but it has had VERY good uptime for the whole year, only being down a few days. Also, Cedar Fair is NOT paying for Timberland Twister. People always forget that Cedar Fair does NOT, own that park. They only operate and manage it. The money for the ride is not comeing out of Cedar Fair's account.

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Cameron Willis

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Monday, August 18, 2003 8:03 AM
So what if CP has a Wildcat already? That's like saying that they already have a non-looping steel coaster with Gemini, so why have Magnum? Or MF, for that matter?

Considering how CP and SFMM are tied for the most coasters in the world, I'm surprised that neither park has tried to top the other by adding one of these small and inexpensive steel coasters.

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-Rob
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Monday, August 18, 2003 8:22 AM

CoasterCameron said:
People always forget that Cedar Fair does NOT, own that park. They only operate and manage it. The money for the ride is not comeing out of Cedar Fair's account.

Thanks for generalizing. For some reason, when I read back through the post in the thread, I never did find anyone who said that the money was coming out of CF:LP's pocket or that CF:LP even owned KCS:MOA.

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Echoing, what some others have said, a custom made ride like this that features the turning cars would be a great addition for CP as well. In fact they could put it across from Macaroni's there where BBC used to be, I think it's called Peanut's Playground now.


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SW:):)SH Shaddy(president of LEMCCDWBLI)
MidwestInfoGuide.COM

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Monday, August 18, 2003 11:11 AM
FWIW, I'd be sad to see Peanuts Playground go. We stopped off on our way home from the Outer Banks on Sunday for a few hours. On leaving, my four year old daughter (who is such a thrillseeker that she wants to stop by park ops on *every* trip to see if she's crested 46" yet) lamented skipping the playground. My two year old son (who isn't yet a thrillseeker) chimed in that "there are scoops there!" He'd spend the whole day if he could. The playground is a good diversion for those of us with younger families---people who, despite having season passes, seem to contribute to the high-end of per-capita in-park spending.

That said, I suspect that any addition for the upcoming season will be something easily marketed to the family set.

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Monday, August 18, 2003 2:04 PM
I wouldn't be surprised if the only addition we see at CP for 2004 is the expanded Lighthouse Point.

Personally, I'd rather see a giant huss ride like PKI's Delirium

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