CP 2006 track? (not really, it's a swing piece)

Saturday, September 24, 2005 12:37 AM
http://img162.imageshack.us/img162/4360/3497580qn.jpg

That was found at the park... Looks sorta like the end of a track piece.

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Saturday, September 24, 2005 12:38 AM
Ha... a blue tarp. Wow. Could be a big old sign that says "Get A Life!"
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Saturday, September 24, 2005 2:12 AM

pkidelirium said:
Looks sorta like the end of a track piece.

Wishful thinking I think. I saw it today as well. Based on the way the tarp was resting on it (it must have rained, and the rain caused the tarp to "stick" to the shape of the object) it seemed to me that it looked a lot like 3 connected half-circles; Which, based on the rendering of the just announced Xtreme Swing for Valleyfair ( http://www.valleyfair.com/insidethepark/rides/coasterthrillrides/xtremeswing.cfm ) would appear to be the top piece of a Screamin' Swing. *** Edited 9/24/2005 6:14:46 AM UTC by DBCP***
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Saturday, September 24, 2005 2:38 AM
I still like the sign idea. ;)
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Saturday, September 24, 2005 3:15 AM
I'm thinking that I'd like to see something a little more substantial than this before I believe CP has B&M track on site.

Is it actually possible to keep a secret anymore in this industry? Seems like enthusiasts usually have an idea of whats coming for most major rides. I'd say its pretty rare to have B&M track just miraculously show up in this day and age without any hints along the way. Could be wrong, but thats the way things seem at this point.

In other words, I'm still thinking Screamin' Swing. ;)

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Saturday, September 24, 2005 8:32 AM
Question,
Whats the abriviation for CCP?

Is it supposed to be CP (Cedar Point) just pkidelirium made a mistake while making the thread?

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Saturday, September 24, 2005 9:53 AM
Shouldn't this be closed?(cough "Rumor" cough cough).
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Saturday, September 24, 2005 10:55 AM

Colin Fisher said:
Question,
Whats the abriviation for CCP?

Is it supposed to be CP (Cedar Point) just pkidelirium made a mistake while making the thread?


Oops! I mean CP ;)

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Saturday, September 24, 2005 11:17 AM
Monty, I want what's behind Curtain #1! :)
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Saturday, September 24, 2005 2:07 PM
http://www.thepointol.com/images/mSwingCon0001.JPG

Screamin Swing top piece.

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Saturday, September 24, 2005 2:20 PM
Does anyone have a photo of a 40-seater Screamin' Swing?

I tried on Flatrides.com, but that shows only a 4-seater version and S&S Power doesn't even mention that ride (or any of their "thrill" rides) on their web-site.

I'm trying to get how this ride is so big & bad, when it appears that it looks like nothing more than a swinging back & forth kinda ride (ala lots of other similar rides).

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Saturday, September 24, 2005 2:34 PM
They have an animated pic on with the announcement on http://www.Valleyfair.com .
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Saturday, September 24, 2005 4:07 PM
Now I'm not complaining or anything, so don't get me wrong... BUT...

With the advent of maXair, isn't this basically the same type of ride with a similar height, similar max radius degree, and similar feeling? The only difference being instead of spinning slowly in a circle, you're stationary?

Again, looks like a great ride in & of itself based upon the animation... but for Cedar Point to recieve this ride upon a consecutive year RIGHT AFTER maXair just doesn't seem that smart of a business decision unless something else is going to be new as well. People who experienced maXair will ride this next year (presuming the rumors are correct) and say "deja vu!"

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Saturday, September 24, 2005 4:48 PM
I agree Dawg. I don't like the idea of a SS, but I'm for ANYTHING going in the back of the park.
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Saturday, September 24, 2005 4:58 PM
LOL,perhaps CP's trying for a new record?most flat rides in any park.
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Saturday, September 24, 2005 5:54 PM
Some people don't like spinning rides and would avoid maXair, but would ride the swing since it doesn't spin. It's a win situation for those people who can't handle spinning flats. Plus if I'm not mistaken, on the swings you get the air thrust/boost at the top arc of each swing which maXair doesn't really do. The VF video of Xtreme Swing has the 3 arches at the top of the ride so mystery solved as far as what's under the blue tarp at CP. I've never ridden one, but I think it looks fun!
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Saturday, September 24, 2005 6:11 PM
"S&S Power doesn't even mention that ride (or any of their "thrill" rides) on their web-site."

What? Have you checked recently?
http://www.rideentertainment.com

I don't know about the 40 seater swing, but I believe they have pictures of the smaller versions.

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Saturday, September 24, 2005 7:22 PM
http://www.s-spower.com/ that's the site I've been going to... either they have two websites, or the one I've been going to is dated.

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Saturday, September 24, 2005 10:46 PM
well...

IF cedar point is getting this... here is my say:

I think the ride idea is a great concept. But I think the design of the ride is poor, and could have been beter. This looks like to me it will have capacity issues... and the look of it looks, cheap almost. Carnivale style... you know. Unlike maXair, where it looks meaty, and well supported, this looks flimsy and could colapse with a 25 mph wind kinda thing.

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Saturday, September 24, 2005 11:17 PM
I'm not really looking forward to a Screamin' Swing. Sure it'll be fun, but I'd much rather have B&M flyer. As far as coasters go, they are really lacking in the looping coaster department, the newest, Mantis, being almost 10 years old.

I think that a new B&M flyer would make a great addition. I agree that the Screamin Swing does look cheap.

I'm happy either way but I'm hoping for a new beemer.

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