Big Dipper Sold

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 11:25 PM
birdhombre's avatar

The parody site was just the cherry on top of the lengthy debauchery over at TPR that mocked and bashed Kat and Harold's efforts. I come back to a similar argument I made here during one of the eBay threads: It's fine to state your opinion, to question their plans, to say it's unrealistic, to say it's not a worthwhile cause. But if the Big Dipper eventually gets scrapped, it has no effect on Robb or his acolytes. I just can't see how people who allegedly don't care about something can have such an impassioned opinion on it.

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010 11:29 PM

They feel very strongly about their apathy?


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Wednesday, October 6, 2010 11:42 PM
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^http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOUCO5qHGKg


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Thursday, October 7, 2010 8:51 AM
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Tekwardo said:
Sadly that website isn't much worse than his actual website when it comes to design.

He probably has lawn furniture in his living room and bookshelves made out of milk crates and 2x4's.... I find it amazing that if you're going to host something, you don't take pride in it.

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Thursday, October 7, 2010 1:54 PM

birdhombre said:
The parody site was just the cherry on top of the lengthy debauchery over at TPR that mocked and bashed Kat and Harold's efforts. I come back to a similar argument I made here during one of the eBay threads: It's fine to state your opinion, to question their plans, to say it's unrealistic, to say it's not a worthwhile cause. But if the Big Dipper eventually gets scrapped, it has no effect on Robb or his acolytes. I just can't see how people who allegedly don't care about something can have such an impassioned opinion on it.

And if it does get constructed somewhere, you can bet there will be a trip scheduled to wherever it is, along with the requisite DVD.

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Thursday, October 7, 2010 3:16 PM

I want to win the lottery just to open it up someplace, then I will make sure if he ever shows his face on the property, he will be promptly asked to leave and never come back again.


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Thursday, October 7, 2010 3:17 PM
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Yeah! That'll show him!


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Thursday, October 7, 2010 3:18 PM
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^ My exact thoughts.


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Thursday, October 7, 2010 3:30 PM
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He said if it ever gets put back up that he'll cut his penis off. I want to buy it, put it up, let him ride it, then make sure he keeps his promise.


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Thursday, October 7, 2010 3:36 PM
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So I hear someone bought Bid Dipper and wants to relocate it.


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Thursday, October 7, 2010 4:39 PM
Jerry's avatar

That's not too family friendly!

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Thursday, October 7, 2010 5:18 PM

You know where BD might fit perfectly? Granted, it's idle thinking, and the park almost certainly doesn't have the financial wherewithal to make it happen, but what about Coney Island-Cincy? If they could find a way to make the footprint work, it would be a perfect addition to a park that sorely needs a new (to them, at any rate) coaster. And given the historic nature of CI and the lineup of rides there, it would be very apropos.


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Friday, October 8, 2010 12:33 PM
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I'd never been to TPR's site before just now, and I really wish I had kept myself in the dark. What an horribly depressing experience.


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Tuesday, October 12, 2010 11:51 AM
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Thought this article was rather interesting considering Kat an her friend bought the ride. Hmm....

http://www.maacenter.org/news/big-dipper-roller-coaster-may-be-faci...ement.html


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Tuesday, October 12, 2010 11:55 AM
Jerry's avatar

You've got to be kidding me - Perhaps in the platform or the brakes - but common - Pahleeezzee.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010 4:41 PM

About the only place that would have had asbestos originally would have been the wiring which used rubber coated asbestos cloth for insulation, and that was replaced a long time ago. This sounds like another governmental agency looking to collect fees.

Last edited by Dutchman, Tuesday, October 12, 2010 4:42 PM
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Tuesday, October 12, 2010 4:42 PM

We're already aware about the need for an inspection before disassembly begins. Apparently the person who wrote the article was unaware of the change in plans. We have not contacted them about inspection because we aren't ready to take it down yet. :) We're also aware (according to individuals who have already inspected the coaster for other reasons) that there is only a tiny, tiny chance of there being any asbestos. It's essentially an open-air building and all the electrical wiring is less than 10 years old.

Last edited by Kat Jones, Tuesday, October 12, 2010 4:43 PM
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Tuesday, October 12, 2010 7:02 PM
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It could be in the concrete as well.


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Thursday, October 21, 2010 5:01 PM

Kat i saw your video on Channel 3's website here in Cleveland. It was really nice to see someone as interested as you are in getting this ride back open to the public. I have to say it will be a very hard and trying endeavor.

As for Robb Alvey, he seems to think its a big joke to make out of the whole situation. I bet Robb was laughing last year when his donkey loving site was hacked last year. I bet that was funny to him too. Anyhow, dont let people discourage your goals which are to provide everyone else enjoyment.


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Saturday, December 4, 2010 11:11 AM
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http://www.savethebigdipper.org/

Latest update...

The owner and the owner’s agent have expressed their desire to cancel the deal we had come to agreement on concerning the sale of the Big Dipper. Harold and I are working together on this project. Our interest at this point is in saving the Big Dipper from the previously announced demolition by the parties that purchased the coaster from the Cedar Fair auction.


I call Cedar Point my home park even though I live in the Chicago Suburbs.

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