Cedar Point posts video tease for Rougarou, the floorless coaster formerly known as Mantis

Posted Thursday, September 18, 2014 2:45 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Cedar Point has posted a video teasing Rougarou, which is apparently the Mantis roller coaster converted from a stand-up to a floorless.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014 6:04 PM

Does this mean it goes back to a three train operational coaster? Also will they take the trim brake off the first drop or just not use it? I happen to love floorless coasters, so its a win-win in my book.

Last edited by MagnunBarrel, Thursday, September 18, 2014 6:06 PM

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Thursday, September 18, 2014 6:49 PM

koolcat1101 said:

Ruh Roh...

no new coaster though.

Zoinks!

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Thursday, September 18, 2014 6:52 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

I think Gator beat you all by a good 6 weeks:

http://coasterbuzz.com/Forums/Topic/new-ss-4d-free-spin-coming-to-u...015#911056


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Thursday, September 18, 2014 7:04 PM
sirloindude's avatar

To the point about switching the Vortexes (Vortices?) to floorlesses, that would be nice. The California one actually had a nifty little layout. Maybe it would bestow upon us the first good mini-floorless, seeing as the one up in Massachusetts kind of dropped the ball there. ;)

Wait, though: are the Vortexes properly heartlined for floorless trains? ;)


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Thursday, September 18, 2014 8:45 PM

"A rumor lurking in the lagoon" see, its been there right next to the green train all these years.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014 9:25 PM
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I can't believe we've gone this far without the most important question: New credit?!?!? ;)


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Thursday, September 18, 2014 9:25 PM
LostKause's avatar

Awesome! Believe me or not, but this transformation was my doing. I planted the seed in 2001.


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Thursday, September 18, 2014 9:37 PM
Jeff's avatar

I'll go with new credit.


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Thursday, September 18, 2014 11:25 PM

No. No. No. No. No. Noooooooooooooo!

I can't believe they didn't go with the new restraints. (deep sigh) And did they announce how much it'll cost them?

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Friday, September 19, 2014 12:07 AM
LostKause's avatar

How are we so sure that the new restraints are not going to be used? The video might just be fibbing.


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Friday, September 19, 2014 12:36 AM
Tekwardo's avatar

I'll be going with no new credit. I've already rode the ride. I wouldn't count the coasters in japan that run both sit and stand trains as two so I personally won't be counting this.


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Friday, September 19, 2014 7:21 AM
Bakeman31092's avatar

I'm voting new credit, just because my track record needs all the help it can get.

A thought about the restraints: I believe the vest-style restraints require more spacing between the seats, so the cars are wider than those with the traditional restraints. Now, I'm not sure if that requires an increased track gauge, but if it does then there's your answer.


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Friday, September 19, 2014 8:07 AM
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I'll go with new credit. I think it's "a new ride experience" enough to warrant a new credit.


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Friday, September 19, 2014 8:11 AM

That's a good point, Chris, and if it doesn't require a wider track, it might at least require a completely redesigned train, one that's overall wider. Which means then the station would no longer be standard, the moving floor would be different, etc, etc. And these seem like required altwrations neither company would be likely to invest in for a simple, cost efficient conversion.

And that's a shame. For me, the bad thing about Mantis was the ear boxing and I'm not sure it's poised to go away with the way this remodel turned out. I was one who was hoping the new restraints would appear.

And I think I'm gonna count it.

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Friday, September 19, 2014 9:04 AM

So I guess this means that Cedar Point is not squashing Mantis into the terrain coaster it has desperately lacked for all these years?

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Friday, September 19, 2014 9:19 AM
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Perhaps that's because Cedar Point lacks terrain. The total elevation change from the lake level is probably six or seven feet at best.


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Friday, September 19, 2014 9:21 AM
LostKause's avatar

Cedar Point desperately needs a terrain coaster like The Beast!!! LOL


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Friday, September 19, 2014 9:27 AM
sirloindude's avatar

Once Magnum sinks far enough, they'll have it.


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Friday, September 19, 2014 10:44 AM
Bakeman31092's avatar

When I think about CP's lineup, it doesn't strike me that they "tremendously lack" anything. By my count, they have eight terrific coasters that all provide a unique experience and are fun and re-rideable (and a handful of mid-level ones that aren't too shabby). To look at that lineup and think, "Boy, I really wish they had ______" is greedy as hell.


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Friday, September 19, 2014 10:55 AM

Granted I don't post here much, but I thought the humor was more obvious than that. Not saying it was clever, just obvious.

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