Cedar Point just got a big shipment of wood

Wednesday, October 22, 2008 6:19 PM
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Kick The Sky said:

It's funny that even as horrible as Beverly is, I never fail to drink it every single time I am at Epcot.

Oh, absolutely. The face in my avatar was staged when my wife (then fiancee) and I were down there in May. I hyped Beverly so much like it was the greatest thing since Moxie (hah!) and made her try it. Her reaction was priceless, not unlike my avatar.

I guess I could see something liking it. I mean, I prefer extremely hoppy and bitter beers, so I bet that would grow on me quickly if I actually gave it a chance.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008 6:29 PM

I (heart) Beverly.

You don't think it was stirring the poop just to stir the poop?

Of course it was. But, any improvement to Mean Streak is still better than a new place for poop.

Thursday, October 23, 2008 2:46 PM

Mean Streak is the Beverly of roller coasters. It looks fine, but leaves you gagging.

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Thursday, October 23, 2008 2:54 PM
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Lord Gonchar said:
So you feel that two pictures -one showing a new handrail and one showing a very small section of newtrackbed - justifies the original post?

Why wouldn't it be? Compared to some of the mindboggling minutiae enthusiasts like to pour over I'm not sure why off-season wood replacement and trackwork wouldn't be of general interest. HW does thousands of feet of trackwork every year, so do lots of other parks. And we talk about it every year.

Lord Gonchar said:
Your posts sure made it seemlike you expected something and couldn't understand why they'd show apile of wood unless it was for something pretty important.

My post said less interesting than a new coaster, more interesting than a bathroom. The comically wide range of potential there was to highlight that it could be for anything, but I strongly doubted it was anything like what was referred to here -

ShiveringTim said:
You know, sometimes a big pileof wood is just a big pile of wood. My guess it's just for generalstuff (fences, walls, repairs, etc.)

which it wasn't, unless by "repairs" we meant "roller coaster repairs" but usually I think that falls under something a bit more specific language.

I think you'd like to make this into something along the lines of *I* thought something insanely cool and fantastic was going to be built from the wood when in reality the pile of wood was just a pile of wood not worthy of any mention to anyone at all. I don't think either is the case, at all. The blog is targeted to people highly interested in Cedar Point, so I don't see why a post about wood replacement on their coasters would be any less remarkable than an inflatable marshmallow man, a returning beagle statue, or whatever else they post that is still more interesting than a bathroom but less interesting than a new coaster. :)

Thursday, October 23, 2008 3:06 PM
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Well, that's where I said (from the start) that I guess it depended on the perspective of the reader.

To me this is general repairs - repairs that happen every year after the season ends - no different in my mind than fixing broken slats in fencing, replacing splintered walls...general repairs.

In my little world, this is less interesting than a new bathroom in that this happens like clockwork every year and new bathroom would be an addition that changes the park.

And yes, I did get the impression that you though this was going to be a lot more than even general coaster maintenance. You kept questioning the point of posting it if it weren't for someone beyond the ordinary (paraphrasing) and the truth is, it was a pile of wood brought in for a completely ordinary purpose.

I suppose some people might find that to be of particular interest. Some people probably like watching paint dry. :)

Thursday, October 23, 2008 3:24 PM


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Thursday, October 23, 2008 3:52 PM
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Lord Gonchar said:
I suppose some people might find that to be of particular interest. Some people probably like watching paint dry. :)

Some might find 60 page threads about Q-bots and pay to cut schemes interesting, too.

Thursday, October 23, 2008 4:16 PM
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Thursday, October 23, 2008 4:21 PM
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The second post was a good one, the first was just lame. Why not just combine the two and get to the point. Its just as interesting and doesn't lead to us being annoyed.

Thursday, October 23, 2008 5:12 PM

Wait. Who's annoyed, and why?

Friday, October 24, 2008 12:30 AM
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I'm perfectly suited. It was fun to guess at what the wood was for, and it was nice that they announced it shortly.

Now, some of us may be annoyed with *each other*, but that's a different story... ;)


Sunday, October 26, 2008 7:20 PM

You know it could be the classic boardwalk,you have the Ferris wheel ,now the wood shipment could be a wooden coaster,that was always in the plans for cedar point. only time will tell,but it not everyday you have a big shipment of wood at cedar point.Someone at the park should look around for markings around DT and at demon drop. Robert

Monday, October 27, 2008 5:21 AM

Naw. It might go on the beach between Sandcastle and Breakers.

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I drive in & out of Boston, so I ride coasters to relax!


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