Cedar Point fire burns games warehouse

Posted Friday, August 12, 2011 12:53 PM | Contributed by Jeff

A Cedar Point building that houses a restaurant and game storage area caught fire early Friday morning, prompting Sandusky firefighters to call in additional manpower to handle the blaze. The fire itself wasn't large, and the flames were limited mostly to the warehouse area. Johnny Rockets sustained some water and smoke damage.

Read more from The Sandusky Register.

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Monday, August 15, 2011 2:17 PM

Woops^ i meant to say idk about why so many rides were down either. Magnum and corkscrew were down most of the day and dragster broke down while i was in line for it.

Monday, August 15, 2011 11:32 PM
mlnem4s's avatar

I hate to say it but I simply must, "The Power of 3 Strikes Once Again!"

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 8:23 AM
Jason Hammond's avatar

So what will you say if they have another fire?

These 3 things occured over the corse of about a years time. I could see that statement having been more aplicable if 3 fires happened within a month or 2. But, a year?

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011 11:48 AM
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I always thought that Cedar Point's "power of three" myth was about how they build, design, and install attractions. I didn't know that it also pertained to fires. :p

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 1:05 PM
mlnem4s's avatar

^ Oh yes, the Power of Three infiltrates everything Cedar Point! :)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 2:14 PM

It's beginning to sound like a Final Destination script...

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011 2:52 PM

Ensign Smith said:
It's beginning to sound like a Final Destination script...

I was actually just about to post the following..spooky coincidence:

Some of you may have seen one or more of the FINAL DESTINATION movies, and may remember that the central incident that set Part 3 in motion was a roller coaster derailment with multiple fatalities. I've enjoyed these films quite a lot, although I haven't seen Part 5, currently showing at a theater near you.

Sunday night, before I hit the hay, I turned on the TV for a bit, and FX was showing the first movie. So I caught the end and saw that FD3 would follow. I decided to watch it, since I had never seen it since its theatrical release several years ago, and my hearing loss caused me to miss much dialogue at that time (captioned on FX.)

So I watched it all the way through. Coupla thoughts.

1. The opening credit sequence is very effective, featuring some great visuals of a Zipper, swings, carousel, and of course, the main attraction.

2. There's a tongue in cheek reference to Mr. Six, of Six Flags notoriety. At the film's carnival, there's a well-built, tuxedoed, African-American gentleman cruising the midway, participating in silly dances with fair-goers.

3. The mind set I have about roller coasters...an obsession, if you will..makes it a weird experience to watch the accident that kicks off the flick. While it's harrowing and excruciating to watch for someone like me, it's also easy for me to appreciate how well-staged it is, and that it's basically a fantasy sequence..since the odds of an accident on this scale actually happening are extremely long..although, as we all know, accidents can and do happen occasionally.

4. The coaster in question, called Devils Flight in the movie, features hard plastic OTSR's like the ones on Anaconda and others that are escaping me at the moment. They may do the job in reality, but they sure weren't a big help to these poor souls.

5. The movie was written by Glen Morgan and James Wong, veterans of the X-Files..a TV show I enjoyed. One or both must be a fan of the Ramones..one shot in the heroine's bedroom focuses on a Joey Ramone bobblehead doll. And when the train is held up in the station while several would-be victims are removed, the remaining passengers start up a "Hey-Ho, Let's Go!" chant in their impatience.

Okay, that's my pop culture ramble for the week. Thanks for readin'. Anyone has any thoughts on the flick, there's plenty of space below...

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011 11:53 PM
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^Final Destination 5 starts out GREAT, but quickly looses momentum. I could barely finish part 4. The start of 3 was GREAT - I love the amped up version of Great America's Demon - "Devil's Flight." It's an Arrow or Vekoma (actually I know part of it was the Vekoma Corkscrew at Playland, Vancouver http://www.rcdb.com/319.htm?p=1679) but where did they get the curving track out of the station leading to the lift? It's like it's a little homage to Revolution and Sooperdooperlooper.

There is a reference to Devil's Flight in FD5.


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