This post comes in the light of PKI's announcement of not having a record-breaking coaster. I am really surprised on how many of you "enthusiasts" are reacting to this.
After seeing this reaction do you think people will react this way if Cedar Point doesn't get a new roller coaster next year? I think CP has a great line up and I really can't imagine the park with a new coaster next year. However, that is my opinion. If they do get anything next year I really doubt that the investment amount will be greater than Millennium Force.
About the "Most Coasters" marketing lingo? I think that is a bunch of crap to compare this to a park 2300 miles away. If they are in it for the coaster count then this could result in bad investments. I know that it takes one bad investment to ruin a park, I feel that whatever CP improvements for next year are will benefit the park and the ROI. Besides that's what business is about.
Just my two cents about this over-hyping of announcements. All I have to say is we may be disappointed or we may be jumping for joy. For those who are in the know *Jeff*, they already can read our reactions now.
------------- ***Why can't all parks have a Millennium Force?***
Okay with my Home Park defense over (and it was nothing serious, just jokin), I believe what ever Cedar Point gets will get a lot of attention because the almighty Cedar Point is doing it (sarcasm). It wouldn't have to break a record. Jeff and a few other say it all the time. They have been on coasters far better than Magnum and Millennium Force, yet, since Cedar Point is popular, people will tend to vote for them. 3 of Cedar Point's coasters are on the Golden Ticket top 10, and all of the fearsome 5 is on the top 25. I am not saying that CP has bad rides that just get a lot of attention, its just there are better one (I can't believe I am saying this) and they don't get as much publicity. And my the CP gods forgive me
I agree that most people will be very upset if CP does not get a coaster next year. I won't be very upset if they don't get a coaster, I will be happy with whatever they decide to do, because it's very hard to improve on perfection ;). I can only hope we don't see the uproar that we saw with PKI, but I'm prepared for it. All I can do is sit back and watch people bicker about something that is totally out of their control, and not participate. I'm prepared for nothing, but hoping for something. ------------- At the turn of the Millennium, there were signs.
im thinkin maybe a wild mouse type ride for the beginning of a boardwalk expansion. because they have gotten some major ride every 2 years. and with the big investment in MF and the Lighthouse Point. expect a coaster but not a major out of this world coaster something small.
I don't know... I'm really pulling for a world-class CCI or GCI.
I've only been to the Point once (a two-day trip in 2000), so I'm far from an aficionado or whatever you would call Jeff, Dave Althoff, Neil DeWeese and Dan Haverlock. They probably have the most insight as to what CP has up its sleeve.
I do, however, think we'll see a new coaster in Sandusky in 2002. They've added a truly major attraction every two years for the past fifteen years or so, with the one exception being the three-year gap between Mean Streak ('91) and Raptor ('94). I don't see them breaking tradition this year, especially with the Ohio Amusement Park Wars in full swing. While PKI gets Tomb Raider and (supposedly) SFWoA fires a shot with its hyper, I can't imagine Cedar Point completely resting on its laurels as it did in 2001.
------------- Matt Lynch, but that's just his $.02... Co-Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard http://kennywood.coasterbuzz.com
*** This post was edited by Lynch on 7/4/2001. ***
If I were a CP fan, I would be dissapointed if the park doesn't add a major coaster next year. I admit. I'm greedy. I want coasters every year. We all shouldn't be ashame of wanting your home park to add coasters like crazy. It feeds our appetite, and I know you crave more. I personally love the coaster race. Competition produces more and better products. SO let's get ready to rumble. Okay, I sound like that guy in the boxing ring.
If Cedar Point is not getting anything in 2002 does this mean expanding for parks like Valleyfair, Kontt's Berry Farm, Michigans Adeventure with new coasters in 2002? I'm wondering Cedar Fair is pretty quite right now.
Yeah Lynch is right about a major investment for the past 15 years...I think you could count Snake River Falls as a major investment (1993).
Many people would be disappointed with the lack of a new coaster in 2002. Then we would have even more people on these boards upset about no new coaster from 2 of the 3 major parks in Ohio. (especially "Ohioans" :))
I think it would be great for CP to add a new coaster. It would excite me beyond belief, however, I'm not sure if I'm up for another one. The 11 month span that I was waiting for MF were terrible for me. I was depressed and miserable the whole winter, but this past off-season, it was that bad at all.
I think that if I am overly excied about a new ride, I go into a depression in the winter months. I think that if there is a new coaster announced for 2002, I won't try to handle it like I did with MF's announcement.
*** This post was edited by CPgenius on 7/6/2001. ***
You are about the only one who "cares less", CoasterKaiser. TONS of site are all "buzzing" with rumors. Most popular ones are the TA2K, CCI Woodie, and floorless. I expect a record-breaking coaster, and am sure we will NOT be disappointed :)