Big Dipper to Cedar Point?

Wednesday, April 23, 2008 12:55 PM
ShiveringTim's avatar April 1st was a few weeks ago :)

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.

Scott - Proud Member of The Out-Of-Town Coaster Weirdos
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 1:35 PM
matt.'s avatar Well, the first post was at 10:12 and it's now past 1:30. Bit late in the day to typically be sending out press releases. Or at least they usually come in the morning, right?
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 1:42 PM
If something happens, it won't happen today.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 2:03 PM
PREMiERdrum, are you certain that fax came from Richard Munch? Could be some jokesters are having a little fun at your expense.

Munch...makes me miss Homicide. What a great show.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008 2:10 PM
ShiveringTim's avatar PremierDrum, Is there any way you can post the specifics of that release here or in a private message? Thanks.

Scott - Proud Member of The Out-Of-Town Coaster Weirdos
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 2:35 PM
Jeff's avatar I've had two media calls today about it, both acting simply on rumor. Funny how that works.

Jeff - Editor - - My Blog - Silly Nonsense

Wednesday, April 23, 2008 2:48 PM
This seems like one of those bizarre rumors that is just crazy enought to have <some> truth to it. I mean, it makes absolutely no sense so you wonder how anyone could have made it up.

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.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008 3:48 PM
It's not an ACE tactic, I can assure you of that. If pressure is being applied to Cedar Fair, it certainly isn't a coaster enthusiast organization doing it.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 3:56 PM
Jeff's avatar Or perhaps none of it is real in the first place.

Jeff - Editor - - My Blog - Silly Nonsense

Wednesday, April 23, 2008 3:59 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 4:02 PM

Lord Gonchar said:
Richard Munch.


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.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008 4:06 PM
Boy, I hate to bother God with stuff like this but I started praying immediately.

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***

Wednesday, April 23, 2008 4:12 PM
That's not half bad.

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.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008 4:23 PM
OhioStater's avatar Preferably move DT? By whose preference? :)

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.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008 4:31 PM
I think this might be possible, after Cedar Point's problem with Maverick, and how quickly they got the zero g roll put in. I remember someone on here asking whether or not they thought Maverick was going to be open that weekend, and someone said no, and BAM it was opened.

Bolliger/Mabillard for President in '08 NOT Dinn/Summers

Wednesday, April 23, 2008 4:32 PM
Jeff's avatar Or perhaps it's bogus.

Jeff - Editor - - My Blog - Silly Nonsense

Wednesday, April 23, 2008 4:40 PM
Or not. PREMiERdrum has no affiliation with ACE, or at least didn't know who Munch is. While he's introduced himself to us in the past, who would know to send him a bogus press release at channel 10, and why?
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 5:12 PM

PREMiERdrum said:
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.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008 5:22 PM
janfrederick's avatar Come on everyone, give Gonch some love here. Best post ever! ;) (I thought the same thing when I joined ACE back when I was around that age)
"I go out at 3 o' clock for a quart of milk and come home to my son treating his body like an amusement park!" - Estelle Costanza
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 5:25 PM
It actually is very true. Unfortunately for fans of Big Dipper it will not be assembled. Instead they will use the wood to build the new boardwalk area on the near Wicked Twister. Any left over wood will be used to support the sinking Magnum XL 200.

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