Cedar Point just got a big shipment of wood

Thursday, October 9, 2008 10:27 AM
ShiveringTim's avatar

You know, sometimes a big pile of wood is just a big pile of wood. My guess it's just for general stuff (fences, walls, repairs, etc.)


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Thursday, October 9, 2008 10:34 AM

I had an incredible dream about MS last night (must have been thinking about it when I went to sleep): GCI kept the main drop while removing the trim brakes. At the top of the second hill, the course veered to the right and turned into an out-and back running behind Gemini and as far as Magnum, with lots of air time hills. After returning to the site of the current structure, the track encountered a second chain lift, which led to a double helix like Beast. After some more Voyage-like twists and turns, it returned to the current brake run.

What a dream! I would pay an upcharge to ride that coaster.


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Thursday, October 9, 2008 10:37 AM
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^Could be *way* off, but longer lengths of lumber typically cost more, so if you're simply buying material for 8' high fencing, you'd be better off buying 8' boards as opposed to 16' boards and cutting them in half. Of course, CP has LOTS of uses for longer lumber, so I'm in no way implying that this HAS to be for a new ride (or even an existing POS woodie on the end of the peninsula). ;)

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Thursday, October 9, 2008 11:16 AM
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ShiveringTim said:
You know, sometimes a big pile of wood is just a big pile of wood. My guess it's just for general stuff (fences, walls, repairs, etc.)

Maybe I'm just gullible but why go to the bother of taking the picture, writing the post, and then including this

"We bet you're all pining to know what it's for..."

on one of your most visible marketing tools only to later announce it's just for general repairs?

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Thursday, October 9, 2008 11:22 AM
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Neuski, True. It's still fun to speculate. If this were Holiday World we would be at 25 pages by now. :)

On a side note, I rode Mean Streak the other night and it wasn't squealing and it wasn't the worst ride ever.

Last edited by eightdotthree, Thursday, October 9, 2008 11:24 AM
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Thursday, October 9, 2008 11:58 AM

Didn't Paula at Holiday World do *exactly* that once, show a big stack of lumber in the HoliBlog and then reveal later that it was, actually, for building a fence?

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Thursday, October 9, 2008 12:49 PM
matt.'s avatar

I don't remember the fence but I remember everyone going bonkers for what turned out to be a new carpentry shop.

http://www.holidayworld.com/holiblog/2007/07/before-anyones-head-explodes.html

Which is about 10 times more interesting than a fence.

If CP were building something like a fence why would they even bother posting the photo? I'd assume they get general construction/improvement shipments for such things in all the time and if they posted a pic for every single one they'd be posting things much more often.

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Thursday, October 9, 2008 1:07 PM

Obviously, PR people have a sick sense of humor . . .


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Thursday, October 9, 2008 1:28 PM
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matt. said:
Which is about 10 times more interesting than a fence.

But still 100 times less interesting than a ride or attraction addition.

I'm part of the "just a pile of wood, you're being messed with" crowd.


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Thursday, October 9, 2008 2:03 PM
matt.'s avatar

Then again there were plenty of people who thought Hershey's Nantimi thing was a hoax up until the very end. Enthusiasts do enough to overblow and hyperbolize hype on their own, I don't get the PR strategy of posting picture of a big pile of wood only to reveal it's of no relevance later. Either it's more interesting than a new bathroom and less interesting than a new coaster, or it's just stirring the poop for what benefit I can't really imagine.

Last edited by matt., Thursday, October 9, 2008 2:05 PM
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Thursday, October 9, 2008 2:18 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

I insist the Nantimi thing was one of the worst, most poorly executed, marketing plans ever.

I still chuckle at how those involved had to come here and make posts to move the story along because it made no sense on its own. Go back and check that thread - you'll find posts from people who never posted before and have never posted since...and they always seemed to 'get' it on a level that no one else could make sense of. But I digress.

Stirring the poop makes people talk. People talking is good. Doesn't matter what they're talking about.

You said it yourself when you started the thread:

I won't be happy with anything less than 30 pages of speculation. Go!

That's exactly the point.


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Thursday, October 9, 2008 2:28 PM
matt.'s avatar

Ok so why stir poop up now by posting a picture of a bunch of wood, use a bunch of wood-related words, and hype it on a blog? Do they just feel like people don't talk enough about Cedar Point in general? The idea that it's a useful marketing strategy just doesn't add up to me if it's literally a pile of wood for something 100% mundane. Couldn't they pretty much just do this day in and day out to attention whore if they wanted?

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Thursday, October 9, 2008 2:59 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

matt. said:
The idea that it's a useful marketing strategy just doesn't add up to me if it's literally a pile of wood for something 100% mundane.

Depends on what you consider mundane.

I consider a fence, a maintenance building, a storage shed - things like that - mundane.

I suspect the GP considers retracking a coaster mundane. Hell, I consider it mundane.

It's a blog post about a pile of wood. I'm not sure what else I'm supposed to say.


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Thursday, October 9, 2008 2:59 PM

Of course they could. But then we would just call them Holiday World.

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Thursday, October 9, 2008 3:05 PM
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Neuski said:
Of course they could. But then we would just call them Holiday World.

:)


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Thursday, October 9, 2008 3:09 PM

Do footers come before wood shipments? Anyone see any?

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Thursday, October 9, 2008 3:15 PM
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One thing we may be forgetting is that the park has not gave us any idea what new additions they have planned for next year, and this is about the time to start leading up to an announcement.


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Thursday, October 9, 2008 3:32 PM

stuey said:


Do footers come before wood shipments? Anyone see any?

Prowler had wood long before the footers showed up. :)


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Thursday, October 9, 2008 3:42 PM
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Track showed up for Maverick before footers were poured and the ground was clear as well right?


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Thursday, October 9, 2008 3:55 PM

Ok, fine, I'm going to be there this Saturday with my family. Not a club member at the current moment so I won't be able to participate in BooBuzz but while all of you are carousing I'll be more than happy to take multiple pictures from multiple angles about this amazing pile of wood just like I took picures of KFT's piles of wood when it first started. Now, I can't tell where these though provoking stacks of lumber are from the picture on the blog, so if one of you highly observant folks can just direct me to it's location I will snap away.

Of course, odds are highly in favor that those piles are located someplace that I would not be permitted to enter. If that indeed proves to be the case then ya'll are on your own, which seems to be the favorite place for ya'll to be anyway.

Tom


You have disturbed the forbidden temple, now-you-will-pay!!!

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