Cedar Point announces Wicked Twister and Snoopy Rocks on Ice
Posted Tuesday, November 20, 2001 12:11 AM | Contributed by Jeff
Cedar Point announced this morning Wicked Twister, a 215-foot Intamin Impulse coaster that will reach 72 mph. This larger model will have twists in both spikes and go a full 450 degrees.
Meanwhile, the live entertainment portfolio will be expanded to include a new "Snoopy Rocks on Ice" show to cool of those hot summer days. The show will be performed in the "Good Time Theater," formerly known as the Cedar Point Cinema.
What makes me happy about the ride is variety. A launch coaster is the only type of coaster that CP doesn't have, until now. The only launch ride I've ridden is Flight of Fear at PKI, and i get a huge rush out of it. With WT, CP will offer every type of coaster experience, and like what has been mentioned in other posts, it will please annual visitors like me without necessarily drawing new people. And it also gives you one more thing to do there. Yeah, they have 15 coasters, but when you think about it, how many of them are really worth your attention? MF, Raptor, Magnum, and Mantis...and Mean Streak with less than a 20 min wait. WT will just be one more top notch coaster to ride. Yeah, capacity might be a pain, that just means you will have to hit it first (no problem, it's right at the front). Who cares if it's a copy, who cares if they break the record by just a few feet, who cares if they have the more coasters than SFMM. It will be a good ride, period. With CP spending 25 mill on MF, we should be thankful they are building anything new at all.
My homepark is SFAW. It has no coaster over 150 feet. Now I ask, why are people complaining? Look at it like your home park is SFKK or SFEG and think about how this would compare to the coaster collection at these parks.
Bigger, but not always better! I'll take Batman over Raptor and Wolf over Mantis almost any day. Raptor is a very good ride, but it isn't quite as intense as the original. Mantis is just horrible...it's not as rough as wolf, but it's just the same elements (cept for the diving loop) spread out waaaay too far apart with a lot of straight track. B&Ms smaller and more compact coasters are pretty much better experiences than their really big ones (with a few exceptions). Bull and MF....that's not a very good comparison. Bull is a hyper twister and MF is a giga...whatever you wanna call it. Also, SFGAm had the first inverted and the first B&M standup. It makes perfect sense for parks to build types of rides that are successful. -----------------
Y'all know how much I *HATE* the "Amen Corners" that pop up so often on CoasterBuzz. But in this case I absolutely have to join one myself :(. With the exception of him stating that Millie is his #2 steelie (much MUCH further down for me) I have to agree with all the comments that Legendary made above. Y'all might want to re-read them as I think they are a fairly accurate assessment. lata, jeremy --Who still wants to ride Titan more than anything
I'm glad that CP is getting this coaster. I wasn't expecting there to be a twist on both towers, but that makes it even better. It will look awesome next to Lake Erie with its cool color scheme (At least I think so). I completely agree with many other buzzers on the fact that the GP won't really care. They probably don't care about clones, and they might not even be aware of S;UE at SFWoA. Just my thoughts.... ------------- Don't Fight It, Ride It, RAGING BULL!!!!!!- SFGAm
Please, people! Don't you think Cedar Point figured in the VERY Important capacity issue before deciding to add this kick a!! ride?!?! With 6 people helping on this ride....the loading times are going to phenominal!
Parks simply can't afford to built full circuit record breakers every year. Thus, Deja Vu and Wicked Twister is what we get. And I for one am greatful that at least we've still getting quality coasters. ----------------- Work like you've just gotten paid, Love like you've never been hurt, and dance like no one's watching!