Aracade ride of Cedar Point Coaster

Sunday, April 25, 2004 4:16 PM
Hi Everyone,
I was at the mall today and noticed a ride called Kiddie Coaster. It cost $1 and you could ride either Gemini or Blue Streak at Cedar Point. IT was a motion ride for kids. I watched some girl ride Gemini and it had a front camera on the train and the car she was in moved back and fourth. It was rather neat! Has anyone seen this before? IT was at the Hamilton Mall by Atlantic City NJ.

Thanks,
DMC

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Sunday, April 25, 2004 5:07 PM
I actually just saw one of those earlier today at Great Bear Lodge in Sandusky. One would expect to find one there though.
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Sunday, April 25, 2004 5:22 PM
Yeah. There is one at Aladin's Castle in my city. I wanted to do it (lol), but I just put the money in and watched the video of it. I got a couple stares....lol
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Sunday, April 25, 2004 6:16 PM
Yea great bear lodge, and I rode one in daytona beach it was an amusement park thing.
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Sunday, April 25, 2004 6:21 PM
We have one here at Dave and Busters in Chicago.(Addison a suburb of Chicago to be exact). It has six coasters from Cedar Point. Never tried it but they are all front row movies with a motion simulator.

-Ken-


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Sunday, April 25, 2004 6:30 PM
There was a motion simulator on the strip in Gatlinburg, TN where you could choose what movie you wanted to see in it. I choose Pepsi Max:The Big One. It was pretty cool, but I was the only one in it.

Andrew C.

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Sunday, April 25, 2004 6:35 PM
Repeat topic! try searching.
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Sunday, April 25, 2004 7:48 PM
We have one at Dave & Buster's in Cincinnati, as well as, one down the road from there at the Forest Fair Mall, (it is at some jungle-themed kiddie park). The ones I've rode were awful, and don't appear to do any great advertising for CP. The footage though was great! I get these weird thoughts sometimes, and I just wondered how funny it would be to see one of these at CP?
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Sunday, April 25, 2004 8:14 PM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar There is one at the Dayton Mall as well, in the food court. :-)

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Sunday, April 25, 2004 8:44 PM
The Tyrone Square mall in St. Petersburg, FL has one of those as well. Its been there for a few months.
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Sunday, April 25, 2004 9:57 PM
It was only Gemini and Blue Streak? I've seen a few and they had Gemini, Magnum, Mantis, Meanstreak, and one more....possibly Blue Streak.

It's like $2 a ride but you can just stand behind it and watch though ;).

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Sunday, April 25, 2004 10:06 PM
When I was at Knott's Berry Farm in march they had one in a restuarant. Beleive it or not but Six Flags St. Louis had one don't remember where it was exactly. Me and the kids noticed it and thought it was very odd to be in a Six Flags.
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Sunday, April 25, 2004 10:16 PM
For those who haven't seen these things yet:

http://www.cyberminduk.com/entertainment/nrg/coaster.htm

Apparently you need a 220V line in order to ride the Mean Streak simulation. :)

I've seen two of them, one at NYNY in Vegas, and the other at the food court in Stratford Square Mall (Bloomingdale, Il)

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Sunday, April 25, 2004 10:21 PM
The one I saw looked nothing like that at all. IT was small cost a dollar and was for kids!

Thanks,
DMC

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Sunday, April 25, 2004 10:30 PM
jkpark's avatar I saw it as well at the Southern Park Mall in Boardman, Ohio.
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Sunday, April 25, 2004 10:30 PM
I've seen these several places in Las Vegas, and in arcades around Columbus too (D&B, Magic Mountain). They're super lame.
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Sunday, April 25, 2004 10:46 PM

jkpark said:
I saw it as well at the Southern Park Mall in Boardman, Ohio.

Godson liked it, but I hope the much-better Eastwood Mall in Niles gets one too, although they do have a REAL Italian Carousal in the middle of the mall :)

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Sunday, April 25, 2004 11:32 PM
There are 2 versions of the Cedar Point version of the ride. The original 6-ride version ("CoasteRider") is the larger (and noisier/rougher) of the 2 and was produced by Ronbotics (now out of business). It includes Mantis, Mean Streak, Blue Streak, Magnum, Iron Dragon, and Gemini. Even though it was released well after Millennium Force debuted, the video portion of the ride was already complete by 1998. All of the audio and video is in DVD format.

The smaller Kiddie Coaster features Gemini and Blue Streak and is manufactured by I.C.E. These are said to be much more reliable than their big brother.

A newer version of the Coaster Rider call Thrill Rider is also being manufactured by I.C.E. using the same basic platform as the defunct Ronbotics version. According to I.C.E., the ride has a better engineered motion platform and a better safety system to protect bystanders. This features only 4 rides (all non-Cedar Point) - off the top of my head, I can recall Phantom's Revenge and Viper. The video and audio is on a hard drive, eliminating the troubles with the DVD-to-ride communication that plagued the first version. While this seems promising, I.C.E. may not produce too many of these simulators due mainly to cost and lack of interest by many operators burned by Coaster Rider.

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Sunday, April 25, 2004 11:43 PM
stoogemanmoe's avatar Man, it would be really cool if they had one of those machines if they had a hanging seat like on Batman or Raptor. It could spin around and stuff....naw. Think that would make anyone sick?

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Monday, April 26, 2004 12:00 AM
I think this would do the trick, stooge! :)
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