Cedar Point's Demon Drop for sale

Posted Tuesday, August 16, 2005 12:13 PM | Contributed by Gemini

Cedar Point wants to drop one of its signature rides from its lineup. Demon Drop, built for $2.5 million in 1983, has given 16 million rides since it opened.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2005 7:48 PM
Is GL for sure about selling Mr. Hyde?

The reason I ask is because if CP doesn't sell DD would it become spare parts for Hyde, or is that even possible?

Does CF own any other Intamin Freefalls?

Or maybe would CF try to relocate DD to another property?

*** This post was edited by Floorless Fan 8/16/2005 7:50:21 PM ***

Tuesday, August 16, 2005 8:38 PM
If I remember correctly, the first or second season that Mr. Hyde was operating, I thought that I saw the faint ghost of Demon Drops emblem on the side of the car. Like they peeled/stripped the original logo off.

I don't see why they couldn't use DD for parts, maybe then Hyde would run smoother, and more often.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005 9:30 PM
joe.'s avatar Hyde is on the block too.
Tuesday, August 16, 2005 9:53 PM
An S&S Screaming Squirrel could fit in there nicely. I can just imagine riders hanging upside down over the main entrance/midway.
Tuesday, August 16, 2005 11:51 PM
Wow I was unaware that both were being sold. GL's Hydes Nasty Fall was no suprise since it breaks down often, or GL doesn't have the maintenence to keep up with the ride. I hope it goes and get a new flat there.
Wednesday, August 17, 2005 12:00 AM
NOOOOOOO! that is so sad, but just how popular was that ride?
Wednesday, August 17, 2005 12:39 AM
Sawblade5's avatar It is a shame. I thought Demon Drop was the best drop ride there. Taking DD out is like them taking a coaster out, in fact DD is very much like a coaster in many ways. I will miss CP's version of it.
Wednesday, August 17, 2005 12:48 AM
The funny thing is, though it was never counted as a coaster, those things meet every "requirement" for the textbook definition of a coaster. In fact, it's more of a coaster than Wicked Twister, etc.
Wednesday, August 17, 2005 1:31 AM
Mamoosh's avatar Exactly, Peabody. If Ultra Twister is a coaster certainly these Intamin rides are as well.
Wednesday, August 17, 2005 9:01 AM
I never could understand that myself... we get into all the arguments about what is and what is not a coaster with certain rides, but yet we would never consider these first generation free falls coasters.... even though, as Peabody said, they do meet the text book deffinition of coasters.

A few years ago, I can see that they would not be considered coasters because, in the traditional sense, they do not look like coasters. However, as coasters change... with launched coasters, elevator lifts, new designs... in retrospect these first generation free falls are looking more and more like what we consider coasters.

We were all ready to call Hershyparks ilfated and never installed Turbulence a coaster... with its verticle style lift and "free fall" elements... could it be time to change or classification of these first generation free falls? (And don't even go into Superman: The Escape" being a coaster).

Wednesday, August 17, 2005 12:14 PM
I find it odd how the reverse free-falls like Superman: The Escape are considered coasters, yet the original free-falls are not...

It should be either both or neither, in my opinion.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005 12:58 PM
Magnunbarrel, Hydes and DD were built the same year, 1983. So that would make them both classics. :}
Wednesday, August 17, 2005 1:53 PM
Here is the info on DD... It is a shame to see a classic go... I enjoyed DD when I was at Cedar Point. Luckily enough I have Stuntman's Freefall, at SFGADV... That's if it is even running, which I haven't seen this season.http://www.italintl.com/detail_page.php?record_id=565
*** This post was edited by Shamrock 8/17/2005 1:53:33 PM ***
Wednesday, August 17, 2005 2:59 PM
Thanks for making me rethink my defination of a coaster, SLFAKE. It is up to each individual enthusiast to say what is and isn't considered a coaster. Maybe it is time for some of us to consider redefining the classic 1st gens.
Wednesday, August 17, 2005 4:23 PM
Don't mention it.

Like CPGenius said... Reverse Free Falls (Superman the Escape) are considerd coasters... and they basically do the same thing. Come to think of it, the 1st Generation Free Falls are even closer to a "traditional" coaster with their elevator lifts that haul you up to the top of the drop as opposed to shooting you up there from the station.

For the record... I've ridden two of these things... Mr.Hyde's Nasty Fall and Stuntman Freefall (which was at least running a little bit this season back in May when I visited)... but I don't consider them coasters.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005 5:23 PM
NO! I love these rides so much more than any drop rides out there. Eh oh well, there's more in the world I suppose.
Thursday, August 18, 2005 4:32 PM
Wow D.D for sale it doesnt surprise me. Kenzel surely has something up his sleeve for this prime local. I wonder what it could be?UUU, a coaster? Maybe maybe not. If he works his plan out in to the parking lot. he could. Maybe it could be a really cool Dark ride. I would really like to see that happen. unlikely though.
Thursday, August 18, 2005 4:39 PM
Mamoosh's avatar The only thing Kinzel has up his sleeve is his arm.
Friday, August 19, 2005 6:49 PM
I asked my parents to sell our house and buy it. That went over well. :)

It's a real shame they're trying to get rid of this ride. I think it could be re-located to a new area of the park just fine. Somewhere in frontiertown.

Saturday, August 20, 2005 12:26 AM
I never been to Cedar Point or any park that has a ride like this! And yet i do not understand how this ride works! anyone got a movie or something? this ride confuses me!

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