Cedar Fair announces $25 million in capital expenditures for 2004

Posted Wednesday, October 15, 2003 10:31 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Cedar Fair today announced $25 million in capital expenditures for 2004. Knott's Berry Farm will get the new Rip Tide, and Worlds of Fun will get a new ride to be announced at a later date. Cedar Point will see Lighthouse Point expanded with 14 new lakeside cottages, 30 cabins and 38 luxury RV campsites, while Soak City will get a new play area with the typical "gadgets."

Read the press release from Cedar Fair.

Wednesday, October 15, 2003 10:37 AM
I guess that rules out the possibility of a new major coaster at WOF, since they are being allotted $4 million? I wonder if a Wild Mouse or a spinning coaster like the one being installed at Camp Snoopy is part of that expansion?

Speaking of Camp Snoopy, I wonder why their new ride isn't listed as an expenditure... unless it is part of the $6 million that is going to other "partnership parks."

I suppose that the new inverted coaster that Knott's is supposed to get is going to be a 2005 expenditure, along with Dorney's new ride?

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Wednesday, October 15, 2003 10:42 AM
While Knott's coaster will open in 2004, it will fall under Cedar Fair's 2005 financial year.

And I think that Camp Snoopy's coaster does go under the "partnership parks" category.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2003 11:03 AM
Other parks = MiA, VF and DP. Of course, the Twin Cities will have another new coaster anyway and DP will get one in '05. Let the wailing begin in the MiA thread that refuses to die.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2003 11:20 AM
Sounds sensible and smart to me. Just speculating but I'd place money on a mouse for WoF, too.

mOOSH

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Wednesday, October 15, 2003 11:21 AM
I didn't really expect much for MiA except the possibility of inheriting a ride or two from another Cedar Fair park. Although it appears the attendance picked up a bit in August, it appeared to be down overall...or at least not high enough to warrant anything major.

The Knott's page is down. I'm wondering what kind of ride Rip Tide is.
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Wednesday, October 15, 2003 11:23 AM
I am guessing that 2005 is going to be a big year for Cedar Fair? With Knott's new coaster (what I presume will be a B&M, which means $10-15 million), Dorney's new coaster (again, B&M, meaning $10-15 million) and a new coaster for Cedar Point (if they stick with their normal "new coaster every year or two), that could mean some big spending when you take into account "necessary" improvements at the other properties.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2003 11:25 AM
CPLady: Riptide is a Huss Floorless TopSpin, and is replacing Hammerhead, their Zamperla Rotoshake.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2003 12:05 PM
Well, shoot. /em hopes for the 2006 cap announcements for MiA.

Just had to say it for CP's sake :)

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Wednesday, October 15, 2003 12:09 PM
Camp Snoopy's new coaster isint on the list because CF isin't paying for it. CF only operates the park, they dont put in rides. That would be Minnertainment (sp?).

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Wednesday, October 15, 2003 12:53 PM
I was wondering if that could have been the case- I didn't who was responsible for funding improvements to the park. Does Cedar Fair see the need for a new ride and ask for funding, or do the owners make the call on expansions?

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Wednesday, October 15, 2003 1:08 PM
Thought: could the Rotoshake @ Knott's be going to MiA?

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Wednesday, October 15, 2003 1:37 PM
Last and first time I was at Knott's they were having some MAJOR problems with Hammerhead. I mean, it broke down like on the hour, every hour. Now thats not right! I think the only place that Hammerhead is going is away!

I dont know for sure though......I guess we'll see!!

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Wednesday, October 15, 2003 1:46 PM
Whatever happened to the Silver Bullet copyright that Knott's had taken?

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Wednesday, October 15, 2003 3:15 PM
SFA's rotoshake is down and out as well. Hasn't worked since August. Rumor has it they will do some major refurbishment of it in the off season for next season.
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Wednesday, October 15, 2003 3:38 PM
Actually, ironically, I think the last day that Iron Eagle at SFA operated was the day I had my rides training back in the middle of July. And, it's no rumor that the ride will be fixed over the off-season. The motor is shot, and it'll take two cranes to complete the work. I got that from my supervisor, and not the Dippin Dots guys.

Screamscape has artwork of a Huss floorless Topspin with back to back seating (different themeing), being installed at a Asian themepark, in case you'd like to have an idea what Rip Tide will look like.
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Wednesday, October 15, 2003 5:28 PM
I think Worlds Of Fun has potential for a coaster, even if it is only be "given" $4M. I agree with Rob A., in that 2005 will be a major year for Cedar Fair. I'm hoping on a coaster for Dorney (Floorless), Knotts (Invert), Cedar Point (Flyer), and MiAd (S/S Tower). Time will only tell.

However, I am very excited to see how Soak City will look with the new additions. And I can't wait for the new indoor water park at Radisson.

-Michael

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Wednesday, October 15, 2003 6:06 PM
If the other three parks (VF, DP, and MIA) split the 6 million evenly and they each got 2 million, that is more than enough for a new, good flat ride and plenty of general improvements. Though, I'm not sure that is the way it will work out.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2003 7:51 PM
As much as I love coasters, I wouldn't mind seeing CP add about 5 or 6 interesting new flats for 2005 instead.

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Thursday, October 16, 2003 5:01 AM
I see a Mouse in WOA's future and I don't mean Mickey.
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