Cedar Point Swan Boat Replacement

Tuesday, November 11, 2003 4:34 PM
if the swan boats are being moved from Cedar Point to Michigan Adventure, anyone have any legitimate information on what may be going into the swan boat spot at Cedar Point? Will they put something else on the water or just drain the lake? Will they create some sort of fountain or other water display or actually install a different ride ? Maybe we'll get some of those Holiday World style Bumper Boats.
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Tuesday, November 11, 2003 4:53 PM
Two words, Water Coaster but not in 2004.

Chuck, who thinks it's close enough to their Raft ride to warrent mass locker rentals. (You heard it here first)

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Tuesday, November 11, 2003 5:29 PM
Hmmmm that's very odd.

That's actually one of Cedar Point's newest attractions installed not to long ago. It's ashame since Frontier town (IMO) needs more rides back there as it already is.

The only thing I didn't like about the Swan Boats is the que line entrance to it. Everytime I rode it there were always people in line for it, that thought they were in line for the Swings.

So many things can go back in that area. It's cool that if MiA got them, but Swan boats are pretty cheap in Theme Park terms (especially if you already have lots of water...which both parks due.) I wonder why MiA doesn't by there own set?

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Tuesday, November 11, 2003 6:44 PM
Damn. No more Bumper Swans. :(

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Tuesday, November 11, 2003 8:34 PM
And now how am I suppose to get my wife pissed at me?!?

I hope they leave the swan boats right where they are... I always had fun taking a break from the thrill rides and getting the wife in a swan with me so I could get her soaked under the fountain.

If it does go I think I might end up having to push her off paddlewheel excursions.... lol

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Tuesday, November 11, 2003 8:37 PM
I am not sure that water is for humans to be toying around it.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2003 12:52 AM
The Pirate Ride, Frontier Carousel and Trabant are all examples of rides removed, but not removed to make room for something else. The Swan Boats never fit there. It was just too small and didn't work.

That doesn't mean that something isn't coming. Maybe even where it wouldn't be obvious.

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Walt Schmidt - Virtual Midway

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Wednesday, November 12, 2003 3:30 AM
Wow....I must have missed something. Since when are the Swan Boats being removed? :(

-Michael

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Wednesday, November 12, 2003 3:32 AM
http://www.virtualmidway.com/news/1111031.asp

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Walt Schmidt - Virtual Midway

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Wednesday, November 12, 2003 4:30 AM
Thanks, Walt! You're always there to save me! :)

This news is excellent, in my opinion. Now, maybe I can get my B/M Flyer that I have wanted for so long.

-Michael
*** This post was edited by olympic10086 11/12/2003 9:30:55 AM ***

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Wednesday, November 12, 2003 5:26 AM
Last Wednesday I was on my way out of Grand Rapids headed towards our Detroit office, and saw 4 of the swan boats on a flatbed trailer headed the other direction on 96 towards Muskegon. Not exactly a track sighting but I was glad to be at the right place at the right time.
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Wednesday, November 12, 2003 5:28 AM
I don't think a B&M Flyer would fit right with that area. Not with size, but theme of that section of the park.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2003 6:37 AM
I like the water coaster idea -- with only one (BuzzSaw Falls) in the US, this is a type of ride that could really make a break through in the coming years.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2003 7:43 AM
OMG NOT THE SWAN BOATS!!!!!!1

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Wednesday, November 12, 2003 9:04 AM

Swoosh said:
I like the water coaster idea -- with only one (BuzzSaw Falls) in the US, this is a type of ride that could really make a break through in the coming years.

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umm... you seem to be forgetting about jouney to atlantis at both sea world orlando and now sea world sandiego. and i believe there ar a couple others too, i have ridden one somewhere... i cant remember where righht now, but ill post when i remember.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2003 9:37 AM
Yep, one's in Wisconsin, too - Triton at Big Chief's - but it didn't open yet

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Wednesday, November 12, 2003 10:13 AM
Yeah but there gonna rename it to Triton's Deja Vu! ;) They want to be just like SFGAm so they have to have their De(Lay)Ja Vu too. ;)
*** This post was edited by beast7369 11/12/2003 3:13:49 PM ***
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Wednesday, November 12, 2003 10:18 AM

umm... you seem to be forgetting about jouney to atlantis at both sea world orlando and now sea world sandiego. and i believe there ar a couple others too, i have ridden one somewhere... i cant remember where righht now, but ill post when i remember.

Close, but no cigar. The only thing on those that can be called a coaster is the final drop -- BSF has an entire coaster section. Don't get me wrong JTA is a fun ride, but it's just a flume with a coaster drop finale.
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Wednesday, November 12, 2003 11:38 AM
There are sections of JTA were boats ride on coaster track *before* the last drop. The entire section from the first lift all the way to the bottom of the first drop boats are riding on track, not floating, as seen partially here.

But I think you're playing a game of percentages. SWF's JTA seems to have the least amount of coaster track, SWC's JTA has quite a bit more than it's Florida counterpart, and SDC's Buzzsaw Falls may have the most. So who mandates the percentage of trackage at which point a flume with coaster track becomes a water coaster?

Answer: it's up to each individual person. I consider SWF's JTA a water coaster and it's in my count. If you or someone else considers it a flume and doesn't count it that's fine. But neither should be considered law.

mOOSH

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*** This post was edited by Mamoosh 11/12/2003 6:43:24 PM ***

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Wednesday, November 12, 2003 11:44 AM
Point taken about the coaster section of JTA being very short, but it still represents a hybrid of the flume and coaster generes, so strictly speaking it's a water coaster. I would guess that the definition of a water coaster is a bit of a grey area though, since rides like Dudley Doo Right's and Splash also have track sections (albeit even shorter than JTA's) and I think they are referred to as flumes.

Ah, who cares, they're all great, what's a bit of track between mates! :-)

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