I personally don't know how you can make anything out of what's under "the tarp." There is sure to be more to arrive, and soon, so the mystery won't last forever.
I say there should be a prize given for someone who correctly guesses the identity of the 2007 project.
Nothing else will do. *** Edited 5/6/2006 2:31:13 AM UTC by IntrepidationAW***
one of the pics is against the track and you can clearly see the triangle shape with the 3 flat circles in a triangle shape and the cross bars that are on the inside of the three main bars.
Now the footers also match up with this.
Now what Kind of intamin coaster we dont know.
For all we know it could be a super heavily themed aquatrax coaster.
if its themed like a mountain that could be why they are starting so early. Get the coaster together first then build a mountain around it wich could take a little time.,
Consider the footers in the pond. Now look at this photo.
*** Edited 5/6/2006 1:56:03 PM UTC by Wabash Cannonball***
First, I totally agree with you. Taller and Faster does not make a better coaster. I'd rather ride a good mine train or an out and back woodie than a poor hypercoaster (I'm looking at you, Titan!).
Secondly about the picture, while the footer structure and turn over the lake match, there are paired footers at cedar point compared to the single footers on Atlantis.
This doesn't rule out an aquatrax (it could be a helix or even dual [I doubt it however]), but it doesn't look in favor of one.
If this was just an AquaTrax (which would be a suitable replacement as remember the station for the former ride is still aparantly there last I heard and remember from the CP Blog, why would they be starting to build it now? Even a ride like MF or TTD didn't take that much prep time.
Here is my theory...since the current big man wants to go out with a bang, how about 2, yes 2 coasters?
I know it sounds nuts, but that would more then likely seal the "most coasters" record for a good two years, and be able to give something for the family (the aqua trax) and then something more for the enthusists (maybe a 4d, maybe something else).
Just an idea
What is the logic behind track pieces showing up now? Even as large as MF and Dragster are, there track pieces didn't show up until late summer early fall. I don't believe the 500' hype, but, I just want to know why are track pieces there already.
Say they had to build a mountain around the track. You would have to build the coaster first then the mountain around the coaster.
just because they are building now doesnt mean it will be a huge 500 foot plus coaster. Could just be a heavily themed one that needs the time for the theming.
And just to calm everything everyone's been saying about Kinzel's going out with a bang, this was over on Pointbuzz:
You know, I can almost promise you that Dick Kinzel's legacy will not be this ride. You'll see.
What is the logic behind track pieces showing up now? Even as large as MF and Dragster are, there track pieces didn't show up until late summer early fall.
Actually, I don't believe that's correct. We didn't see pieces until late summer early fall. I remember at one of the coastermania speeches in 2000 or 2001 that they talked about how MF track was somewhere around the beginning of the 99 season, just nowhere within public view.
Red Garter Rob said:
Why build a floorless when you have another park that you own with one around an hour away??
Using this logic, GL will never get that hyper, CP will never get a mid-sized woodie. And even though they didnt own GL at the time, why build WT when it is so similar to a competing park a little over an hour away? Why build a new wave pool at GL when cedar point has one?
I really dont think that what another park, whether in the same chain or not has or will ever dictate what any of the CF parks will get as a future attraction.
Not that it really relates to the 07 ride anyway because whatever it is it is an Intamin and not a B&M. *** Edited 5/6/2006 10:40:56 PM UTC by GothamJ***