We'll see if this has any merit or not. As much as I'd love to see this happen, I would highly doubt it.
Munch...makes me miss Homicide. What a great show.
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I remember hearing rumors of Cedar Fair buying the Paramount Parks and I was like...yeah....right. Well, go figure.
Now, this could just be ACE putting this out there to try to add pressure to Cedar Fair to do something.
Lord Gonchar said:
Ok, I'm a 12-year-old on the inside. :)
At least he did a better job than WADA head Dick Pound at learning that, in some cases, using Richard is a MUCH better choice.
Does anyone here know how to get hold of Munch and ask him?
The idea of the museum at Cedar Point is wonderful, but it needs to be in or closer to the park. Charlie Dinn once told me that the worst idea Kings Island ever had was to put the College Football Hall of Fame museum so far away from the park gates. They struggled with attendance from the beginning and finally closed.
I love the idea of the Big Dipper at Cedar Point, (natch') but my vision of it too is in the park. Remove (or move, preferrably) Disaster Transport and the Stadium. The station will sit where DT is now, lift hill heading toward the causeway. The out and back portion will run along the beach behind Wicker Twister and turn around where the stadium is. Build it on piers, partially or entirely over the sand. This allows for the coaster to maintain its current profile with the out portion going to the "ground" and the return portion dipping below ground level. (I can't think of a time ever in history when CP has dug below ground level for a ride, except to pour footers. I'm no geologist, but maybe sandy soil conditions there make it a bad idea.) Paint it white with red and blue trim and use the original trains, restored to their stainless finish.
It would look great from the midway, and open up room for more flats, food, and retail. It would also add a real boardwalk atmosphere to that area. (Which, after all, is a real boardwalk)
Place the museum to the right of the Dipper's station behind or in place of Spiral Refreshments. This would allow access to the building for paying CP customers. (Handstamp at the door for re-entry to the park) A second entrance could be made in the rear of the building facing the parking lot. Then, for a smaller fee, guests interested in the museum only would have a chance to visit. This second entrance could also function when the museum is operated on off-season days. Allow museum-only patrons fast pass access to the Dipper. Group function space could also be built into the building design.
So there's a bigassed dream for ya, huh? *** Edited 4/23/2008 8:18:16 PM UTC by RCMAC***
As far as I have heard there was only one Ohio politician who even bothered to wade into the argument of the future of the Dipper. Even if there was more than one I can't imagine what kind of "bargaining chip" the politicians would have that Cedar Fair would want.
Unless, of course, there is any talk of the State of Ohio buying the Geauga Lake land. I could see something like that happening here in South Florida where land and open space are in short supply. While the lake might make a nice feature for a park or natural area I'm not sure there is anything else of real value there. I mean...State Fairgrounds? They seem to be in good shape in Columbus.
What a great ride to replace DT with; another family coaster, only infinitely better.
I would like to believe this is true, but I think this is nothing more than just a rumor.
Bolliger/Mabillard for President in '08 NOT Dinn/Summers
Per Bryan Edwards, there is *no* truth to this statement.
Or perhaps it IS bogus.
NOTE: Severe fecal impaction may render the above words highly debatable.
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