Sunday, September 3, 2000 3:54 PM
I really got to hand it to Cedar Fair for not Cloning their rides like crazy. Like chains like Paromount, Disney, and Six Flags.

So does anybody agree with me?
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Sunday, September 3, 2000 3:55 PM
Although they don't clone, they do put the same type of rides in their parks, S&S, hypers, inverts. But it certainly isn't as bad a sgod forsaken Six Flags!

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DOWN WITH TRIM BRAKES!
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Sunday, September 3, 2000 5:07 PM
Paramount really doesn't clone much. Sure, maybe once in a while, but mostly they just use the same names, but have a different ride.
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Sunday, September 3, 2000 5:15 PM
I could care less to be honest. If the ride is great, that's my bottom line. Sure it would be great if each park came up with their own designs and names, but all the chains have their weaknesses. Cedar fair still doesn't know how to theme a ride, their pattern is to build it, open it and brag about it.

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The new KING of coasters:
SFNE Superman
Unforgettable!!! *** This post was edited by Simcoaster on 9/3/2000. ***
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Sunday, September 3, 2000 5:16 PM
The only reason companys like disney clone their rides is becuase the only disney parks are very far from each other(ex:California,Paris,Florida)
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Sunday, September 3, 2000 7:19 PM
Cedar Fair has on occasion cloned a ride and a ride name but didn't keep the same name for the same ride. Snake River Falls at CP and White Water Landing at Dorney for example. White Water Landing at CP is quite different from the modern shoot the chutes
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Sunday, September 3, 2000 7:25 PM
You have to remember that Six Flags has alot more parks than Cedar Fair so ideas and names for coasters becomes more difficult. If Cedar Fair had as many parks as SF they would probably clone alot more. Also, not all Six Flags parks have cloned rides.

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"DONT FIGHT IT, RIDE IT",,,,RAGING BULL
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Sunday, September 3, 2000 7:49 PM
Six Flags has not yet learned that amusement parks are not Taco Bell: the menu should not be exactly the same. Yes, keep the Loonie Tunes for kids, incorporate & promote the heck out of the DC Comics franchise (the Penguin water ride at Kentucky Kingdom is amazing, and the Batman flyers at Elitch's are great fun, as is the stunt show -- sure, put 'em everywhere), but from that point on, keep the standards instead of the sameness. Give us a reason to want to go to more than one . . . .

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Whatever goes up, must come down, preferably at a speed over 60 mph and leaning into a flying turn
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Sunday, September 3, 2000 9:38 PM

You mean I can't buy a chalupa at SFFT? Sheeze!
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The new KING of coasters:
SFNE Superman
Unforgettable!!!
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Sunday, September 3, 2000 10:06 PM
Belmont, you have to remember that most people dont venture to every park in the country to ride coasters. Case in point, the clone of Batman the Ride at SFMM sure pleased alot of folks on the west coast because they didnt have to head east to experience one. I personally dont see a problem with cloned rides because frankly, its another coaster to experience. When you say the menu shouldnt be exactly the same, we are talking about at most, one cloned coaster at a park. The whole park is not cloned.

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"DONT FIGHT IT, RIDE IT",,,,RAGING BULL
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Monday, September 4, 2000 7:40 AM
The thing about the Batman clone at SFMM is that they COULD HAVE gotten a new design, bigger faster possibly better than Batman. Six Flags had the cash, and MM is their flagship park. The original was built in 1992, then another in 1993. B&M could have started a new track design in 93 and have put in the new one in 94 at SFMM, instead of another Batman.
Don't get me wrong B:TR is a cool ride, but Six Flags could have done better.

Kudos to Cedar Fair for taking the new technologies and improving on them.

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Gotta ride 'em all!
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Monday, September 4, 2000 8:18 AM
I love clones.:)
If clones didn't attract the GP parks wouldn't build them.
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Monday, September 4, 2000 8:23 AM
In defense of Disney, very few of their rides are exactly the same. Things like Space Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain, Pirates, even the Jungle Cruise have major differences from park to park. There was a great article in Disney Magazine last year detailing the differences at their four Magic Kingdom parks. On my first trip to Disneyland last year (after 27 years of visiting WDW)I was amazed at how barely anything was the same. (Exceptions being the Dumbo ride, Carousel, a few others)

Personally, I'm a little let down when I see too many EXACT clones at parks, mainly because it denies me the chance for a NEW experience. But as many have pointed out, not many people travel cross country (and beyond) to see theme parks.

I think it's more important that neighboring parks don't own the same clones. THAT could be frustrating to people.

As for Cedar Fair, their empire is an odd lot to begin with, unlike planned chains theirs sorta happened by seeking out venues through friendly acquistions (i.e. Knott's Berry Farm). This gives them a definite advantage in uniqueness... Half the ideas weren't theirs in the first place.
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"You have to scale a lot of lift hills to coast easily..."

Jason
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