Cedar Point announces Skyhawk

Posted Monday, October 31, 2005 11:21 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Cedar Point announces Skyhawk, an S&S swing. The ride is 103 feet tall with a 125-foot high swing, reaching 60 mph.

Read more from Cedar Point.

Link: PointBuzz

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Monday, October 31, 2005 11:35 AM
just like cedar point, it's gotta be the biggest!
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Monday, October 31, 2005 11:37 AM
Looks nice. Is this an upcharge attraction like the other CF parks that have one? *** This post was edited by coasterguts 10/31/2005 11:37:38 AM ***
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Monday, October 31, 2005 11:38 AM
CPLady's avatar Let the complaining begin.

Personally, I think this will be a completely different experience from maXair and I'm looking forward to riding it.

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Monday, October 31, 2005 11:43 AM
Looks like anyone who was hoping that those piles of wood would be used to create a Frontiertown feel to the new ride will be dissapointed.
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Monday, October 31, 2005 11:45 AM
While you're waiting for CP's animation, you can always check out the Quicktime on VF's (shorter?) model...

I think it's a great idea. It's big but not too big, it's simple and it doesn't invert the riders. Like a family attraction with teeth.

-'Playa

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Monday, October 31, 2005 11:56 AM
http://www.cedarpoint.com/public/inside_park/webcam/camera3.cfm

The construction cam is now up.

I like the idea for the ride, but since we are getting the exact same thing (minus 3 feet) at VF, other new rides will take priority for my trips next season.

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Monday, October 31, 2005 12:26 PM
I like the name a lot. I'm not really sure why people would think it will be so similar to MaxAir. These screaming swings really boost up and away quite quickly. Huss Frisbees are more of a slow, powerful push.
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Monday, October 31, 2005 12:35 PM
kpjb's avatar Great. A ride named after a Buick.
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Monday, October 31, 2005 1:14 PM
eightdotthree's avatar lol

I am having a hard time placing it, is it going where the Snake River Falls lockers are currently at?

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Monday, October 31, 2005 1:23 PM
I too had a hard time. The webcam cleared it up alot for me. http://www.cedarpoint.com/_cpcam/cam3_0000000001.jpg*** This post was edited by DragonRider 10/31/2005 1:23:41 PM ***
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Monday, October 31, 2005 1:23 PM
I think the Buick name would be Skylark, not Skyhawk.

- Tambo

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Monday, October 31, 2005 1:24 PM
no - there was a skyhawk too - in the 70's and 80's
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Monday, October 31, 2005 1:26 PM
YAY!!!!!!!!! I was soooo.... right
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Monday, October 31, 2005 1:27 PM
eightdotthree's avatar I can't recall what that building is to the left, with the ramp. I would think that would be the town hall or CCMR, but I don't remember it being that elevated.
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Monday, October 31, 2005 1:28 PM
And what a fire-breathing thrillride it was!
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Monday, October 31, 2005 1:30 PM
Jeff's avatar The building on the left is the old Frontier Lift station.
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Monday, October 31, 2005 1:32 PM
TopGun said
"These screaming swings really boost up and away quite quickly. Huss Frisbees are more of a slow, powerful push."

According to the Skyhawk page it will go 60mph. The MaXair page says that it goes 70mph.

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Monday, October 31, 2005 1:34 PM
eightdotthree's avatar I can't recall that ever being there. Heh, its not used for anything is it? I guess I just never noticed it.

I like where they put it, but I think a wet top spin would have been nice right there. It seems slightly out of place.
*** This post was edited by eightdotthree 10/31/2005 1:35:34 PM ***

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Monday, October 31, 2005 1:39 PM
CPLady's avatar maXair starts slowly and builds up speed. Skyhawk will get to speed much faster, and in a much smaller gondola, that 60 mph will feel much faster than maXair's 70 mph.

I think the point people are missing is how much less secure riders are going to feel on Skyhawk as compared to maXair.

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