Ho Hum. Anybody getting deja vu (no pun intended) from reading this? It's all too familiar...think back to 2001.
Thought this was funny "Innes also said the quality of Cedar Point’s coasters is second to none." I would dispute that; I think of CP as a very large, nice and well operated collection of mostly mediocre rides. Of course, that's only my opinion.
edit - Don't get me wrong, I still had a great time at the park this summer, after an 11 year hiatus. I feel I am not being ripped off at CP, and the operations, as far as thrill parks go, is 2nd to none.Last edited by CoasterDemon, Monday, August 8, 2011 4:49 PM
So when will they stop calling Wicked Twister a coaster?
^Or High Heel Dragqueen (HHD), for that matter? Doesn't really matter (to me), I think of Gemini as 2 coasters anywho.
Wow, sounds like sour grapes to me. If S Escape isn't, then Ricket Twister isn't either
A spokeswoman for Six Flags Magic Mountain, Sue Carpenter, did not return phone messages a Register reporter left Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
I know this is coming from left field, and I'll probably get flamed for even suggesting such a wild notion, but I'm thinking she might possibly have more important matters on which to focus her attention.
Isn't this an Unacceptable Topic of Discussion anyway?
It doesn't matter what CP thinks. If Guiness classifies SFMM as having the most coasters, it's a done deal.
Bullsh*t, Cedar Point wouldn't count Escape from Krypton a coaster if it was in their park. Bunch of sore losers. Grow up and build a couple coasters if the title is such a big deal for them.
Superman is a coaster. It has coaster cars, with wheels, a launch (like a lot of other coasters), coaster track. Just because it is not a complete circuit doesn't mean that it is not a coaster. A shuttle loop coaster is a coaster. A boomerang coaster is a coaster. Wicked Twister is a coaster. Therefore, Superman at Magic Mountain is a coaster.
Power Tower is a drop ride. Superman is nothing like PT. Superman Only resembles the other drop ride, Demon Drop, in that the track is an L shape. Demon Drop is more like a coaster than Power Tower, but that ride didn't (doesn't) have coaster vehicles to transport riders.
And... Even though it is the parks PR person's job to get back to news outlets when requested, maybe she was busy. I've had a very hard time getting some people to call me back when I worked at the local newspaper. Sheetz comes to mind. I called once a day to get some info on some new stores opening here, and their person never called me back. I actually didn't write the story, so they didn't get the free publicity. :p
I kind of think that this story is not taken as seriously by those involved in getting it into the paper as readers may think.Last edited by LostKause, Monday, August 8, 2011 8:25 PM
"Cedar Point" barely weighed in on the "controversy."
The comments crack me up though. Expensive? You can get in the gate for $29 right now. That's absurd.
It's obviously a coaster. Roller Coaster Tycoon says so!
Well I guess this battle of the coaster wars is not quite over yet. I'll be the first to admit that I thought CP was done with this type of stuff...oh well.
I often wonder how many coasters will be too many coasters. I would have never guessed when I was a kid that any park would have 18 coasters.
I'm so glad he didn't call me out as one of the enthusiasts he asked. I can't believe anyone is still having that discussion.
Must be a slow news day -- you know, nothing to write about in London or on the economy.
This is the second straight week that Tom Jackson has written a rumor/speculation article in the Register. Last year, I think he was the one who discovered the StarFlyer deal with FunTime and how it fell through. I wonder if he is lamenting the fact that CP is probably making sure that he knows nothing about their future plans.
Yeah, Superman is as much of a coaster as Wicked Twister. Don't we have more important things to discuss? I don't really care which park as more and I beg to differ on the "quality" of the ride collection compared to SFMM. I preferred a lot of the rides there rather than the similar rides at CP.
But again, who the freak cares? I'm just glad to hear that SFMM and Six Flags in general made the turn around in guest experience and can't wait to get back there again. I think that is much more important than the number of rides.
Cedar Point has Cheese on a Stick. Why doesn't Six Flags? CP wins! :)
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