Monday, July 30, 2001 2:30 PM
A couple weeks ago I was riding the Cedar Creek Mine Ride and a train was being transferred. During that time the operator was quizing about the years coasters opened. I was dorky enough to get most of them right except the Wildcat. I looked up the date to be 1970. But the operator also told me it has had three locations in the park. I can't remember the other two. I am thinking the Disaster Transport site and where it is now. Can anyone tell me where it was before and if I am correct on the D.T. site? She also told me that it pulled the most positive g's in the park of any coaster? Sounds fine to me just wanna confirm it. Anyone know exactly how many?
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Monday, July 30, 2001 2:40 PM
Yes, it was over where Disaster Transport now is for as long as the early '80s (I can't recall the exact year it was relocated to the current location). I'm not sure about the other location though, but I know that CP had a different coaster that was named the Wildcat, maybe that's what she's talking about. It wasn't the same coaster though.
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Monday, July 30, 2001 3:06 PM
Actually I believe it was located where the Corkscrew now stands. I'm about 80% sure on that. Rideman?
Monday, July 30, 2001 3:16 PM
Personally, I love the Wildcat. it is a great little ride. It has tons of airtime for a little steel coaster, and that first drp is so much fun. It is almost like you are laughing the whole trip!
Monday, July 30, 2001 3:48 PM
If it is the same ride that I am thinking of, it was right by the swimming beach, and it used to be red and white. I have a picture of myself on the beach with the ride in the background.
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Monday, July 30, 2001 3:53 PM
I seem to remember it north of the upside down house and Jumbo jet was where disaster transport now is
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Monday, July 30, 2001 3:57 PM
The original Wildcat, which was painted red and blue, was located directly behind the main Arcade on the beach side. The Jumbo Jet was located next to the Space Spiral. The first Wildcat was removed and sent to Valleyfair. The one that is there now is a newer version of the same ride.
Monday, July 30, 2001 5:25 PM
The original Wildcat was where Oceana Stadium is at now. Then moved to where DT is after Jumbo Jet left, and then to the current location, replacing the Bayern Kurve (sniff) and relocating the Schwabinchen.
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Monday, July 30, 2001 6:07 PM
I saw a picture on some site that had a picture with a small coaster where the Corkscrew's corkscrews are. It was from I think around the 70's. I am pretty sure the pic was taking while going on the Sky Ride because the station of the Sky ride was in the way. What ride was that or does anybody remember that ride.
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Monday, July 30, 2001 6:11 PM
The coaster located where the Corkscrew's corkscrews are located was a Wild Mouse...I believe it was removed circa 1968...The Wildcat was located where Oceana is until 1980 then moved to the Disaster Transport site till 1985 then moved to it's current location.
Tuesday, July 31, 2001 5:41 AM
There are a bunch of pics showing the Space Spiral midway over at Guide to the Point with the Wild Cat in both locations.
Tuesday, July 31, 2001 5:50 AM
Dutchman: The Wildcat couldn't have been directly behind the Coliseum (current arcade building) because the Fun House was in the way. Others have pegged it, though...Wildcat was there where Oceana is now from 1970-1978. For the 1979 season, a new Wildcat was purchased and installed where Jumbo Jet used to be. But Jumbo Jet sat on the end of the midway facing the Grand Pavilion at the far end. Wildcat has a similar footprint, but the ride was pushed toward the lake a little and faced the main midway...effectively rotated 90 degrees from the way Jumbo Jet was oriented.
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Tuesday, July 31, 2001 7:56 AM
X Factor said:
"replacing the Bayern Kurve (sniff)"
Glad to see that I am not the only one who misses that great flat ride of yore.
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Tuesday, July 31, 2001 7:58 AM
I finally rode one at Kennywood a couple of weeks ago. For some reason I never rode the one at Cedar Point. Holy crap! That is an amazing ride. It's hard to believe just how fast that thing really is.
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Tuesday, July 31, 2001 9:49 AM
Anton Schwarzkopf (R.I.P) really knew how to make a great ride. Wildcat has got everything, a great first drop, lots of hills, airtime, and a smooth, quick ride.
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Tuesday, July 31, 2001 4:13 PM
Rideman, You're right. I had forgotten about the Funhouse. Didn't spend much time in it when I worked there so I can see how I could have forgotten about it.I left the employ of CP at the end of 1974.
The Jumbo Jet sat near the front of the park, almost at the parking lot fence line as I recall. The Space Spiral was just west of it.
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Sunday, August 12, 2001 6:01 PM
Hi, I brought this topic back up because I found a picture of the wildcat from around '79 or '80. You can also see the Matterhorn beside it.
This is my mom and me in the photo.
The photo is locted at this address http://www.geocities.com/urbanaindiana/thedays.html
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Sunday, August 12, 2001 6:37 PM
Long live the Wildcat at CP.
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