Thursday, January 2, 2003 1:11 PM
I was just checking out CP's website and the webcams pointed at CP16 are noted as "archived from earlier date." Any ideas why they would do this? Maybe they are getting ready to make an announcement? Also, are they doing a construction diary the way they did for MF or WT the past few years?
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Thursday, January 2, 2003 1:14 PM
They do that when it gets too dark out to see the live construction. They don't want people interested in the ride going to a black screen. That won't help them to see the ride.
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Thursday, January 2, 2003 1:30 PM
I've noticed that. But it's not like that now. Now it's just black. How often do they show it live and how often do they show an archive?
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Thursday, January 2, 2003 1:56 PM
I've always seen it as a black screen with a few dots of light once it was dark out. Normally I wouldn't even click at that time, but I hit the button accidentally. Wierd.
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Thursday, January 2, 2003 5:55 PM
Actually i think it depends on how the web address is typed. When you go to Cedar Point's website they usually have it go to the archived pictures: http://www.cedarpoint.com/public/inside_park/webcam/camera1.cfm
If you replace the part where it says "camera1" with "powertower" you go to the live screen: http://www.cedarpoint.com/public/inside_park/webcam/powertower.cfm
And the same with the other cams.
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Thursday, January 2, 2003 6:05 PM
OT, but man that brake run is long. I counted the number of supports on xcelerator's 2 rail brake run (about 1/2 of the speed is lost there), and it was only like 8 supports. It looks like dragster has about 50. I hope the launch will still be every bit as forceful as xcelerator's.
Thursday, January 2, 2003 8:34 PM
No, they archive it so that they can bring in the real track that they are going to add to the ride to make it the world's tallest, fastest, and LONGEST
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Friday, January 3, 2003 12:13 AM
I am scared.
Friday, January 3, 2003 7:25 AM
So. sffmmrox, how long is it really gonna be?
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Friday, January 3, 2003 9:01 AM
It was a joke Homer.
Friday, January 3, 2003 4:00 PM
Is it just me, or is CP's site currently down?
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Friday, January 3, 2003 4:10 PM
It must be you
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Friday, January 3, 2003 8:39 PM
I would guess they are not doing a construction diary to keep people guessing about the specifics of the new coaster.
Also, all of the site preparation and much of the coaster went up while the park was still open.