Cedar Point dropping hints for 2010

crazy horse has an excellent point, related to the fact that Mine Ride and Gemini both have received basically all new lumber over the past few years.

Contrast that to White Water Landing...
When they had the incident, they permanently closed one of the drop chutes and lowered the capacity.

When the mountain caved in, they ignored it.

When more of the mountain caved in, they removed it.

When the State told them to upgrade the fence, they basically stapled chicken wire to the existing rail fences, except in the areas that are now Maverick fence.

White Water Landing was showing signs that it was being kept around until it came time to erect its replacement. Mine Ride is showing signs that it's being preserved for the next generation. I don't think there are any immediate plans to remove Mine Ride any time soon. Why is everyone always in such a hurry to take this one out, anyway?

--Dave Althoff, Jr.


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Because it suXors, Dave...everyone knows that !!11!!1!

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We go through that every year on PointBuzz, and I don't get it either. It's such a great ride for kids or girlfriends who've never been on a roller coaster (I'm looking at Dr. Cath here!).


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^ Here here. Mine Ride was my first coaster bigger than Jr. Gemini; it's fabulous...lightly but well themed, fun for adults and kids alike, and an obvious perfect fit in the Frontier theming...what's not to like?

I still love CCMR. Just get off the wheels, and it's a fun, albeit somewhat leisurely at times, ride.


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Jeff said:
We go through that every year on PointBuzz, and I don't get it either. It's such a great ride for kids or girlfriends who've never been on a roller coaster (I'm looking at Dr. Cath here!).

Exactly Jeff, rode it three or four times as my girlfriend warmed up to coasters. :) Its not that bad of a ride, and it has some nice headchoppers if you are on the tall side. :)

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RideMan said:
Mine Ride is showing signs that it's being preserved for the next generation. I don't think there are any immediate plans to remove Mine Ride any time soon.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

Exactly. And if there's any ride in the park that has been seemingly held together with duct tape over the past few years, it's Disastor Transport. Not that I want to see it go. My nephew loves it. But, if a coaster were ever to come out, I think DT would be first on the list.


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...especially if it were for a beachside wooden twister!

^I like the way that man thinks! :)

^^ Beach? I thought Cedar Point was strictly concrete!? ;)

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LOL Tambo. Shall we start a Ressurect the Cyclone campaign?

While we are on the topic of DT and a Woodie replacement, I have always wondered something.

People bitch that DT is ugly and takes up prime viewing space of the beach. However, many also always want to replace it with a massive wood coaster. Would this not also block the view?

Disclaimer: This post is by no means saying that I think the DT building is attractive. I do not; I still like the ride and am in a small group there. Just do not understand how people think a massive wood coaster in its place would give a view of the lake from the midway.

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Bill2 - the difference is that one cannot enjoy the view of the beach whilst riding Disaster Transpot (see...the ride is indoors). Such would not be the case on a wooden coaster.

Jason Hammond said:
.... And if there's any ride in the park that has been seemingly held together with duct tape over the past few years, it's Disastor Transport. ...

No, actually that would be Millennium Force............ :)

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I like the way you think guys. CP's WAAAAAAAAAAAAY overdue for new wood (last new woodie was Mean Streak, right?)

Ditch & scap DT, and have Intamin do a woodie. Bigno! You've got a winner!


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I agree with Moosh! Ressurrect the Cyclone! Call GCI!

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RideMan said:
Contrast that to White Water Landing...

If decaying theme elements were an indication of when a ride was going to be removed Disaster Transport would have been gone 10 years ago.


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Which cylcone are we resurrecting? The ubiquitous Coney Island version (ehh...) or the Crystal Beach version (hell yeah!!)

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Neither. We're resurrecting this one. I've seen B&W pics of CP's Traver Cyclone online but I can't seem to find any links.

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