Demon Drop To Knott's?

Tuesday, October 20, 2009 12:35 AM

This is really strange. I did like Freefall and I was disappointed to see it go. I have been thinking that KBF needs another thrilling ride very badly, so I suppose I am happy about this. Maybe, when I ride Demon Drop, I can pretend I am at MM.

With regard to Hopman and Rideman, I believe almost everyone at KBF will believe they got Freefall from MM. With the exception of the very few west coast people on this site, for example.


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Tuesday, October 20, 2009 1:40 AM
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Agent Johnson said:
Whats the worse that happens? Once DCA removes the Mali-Boomer in 2011, Knott's has the free-fall market to themselves, minus Tower of Terror, which is in its own division.

The new rumor is that mali-boomer is going to stay.


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Tuesday, October 20, 2009 2:01 AM

Why Demon Drop isn't going into let's say...Michigan's Adventure is beyond me. It's rather puzzling. Never mind the fact that Knott's already has been operating the tallest S&S tower in the world since 1998.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009 2:08 AM
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kRaXLeRidAh said:
Why Demon Drop isn't going into let's say...Michigan's Adventure is beyond me. It's rather puzzling. Never mind the fact that Knott's already has been operating the tallest S&S tower in the world since 1998.


Technically, the tallest s&s tower is on top of the stratospher tower in vegas.

The highest and fastest freefall/drop tower in the world is an Intamin designed and manufactured ride named "the Giant Drop". The ride is 390 feet high and reaches a speed of 84.375 mph. The ride is located at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast, Australia.

But I agree, it should go to a park that can actualy use it.

Last edited by crazy horse, Tuesday, October 20, 2009 2:17 AM

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009 2:18 AM

^ Big Shot on top of Stratosphere is the highest ride in the world. That's because it's perched above the ground on a 900-foot observation tower.

I meant tallest, not highest.

If one takes the Big Shot (the ride itself) off the Stratosphere Tower and puts it on the ground, it's only 160 feet of tower that the cart actually navigates.

Supreme Scream has 252 feet of tower -- and that's withholding the marquee, crown, and flagpole.

Power Tower at Valleyfair falls in second at 250', followed by Superman Tower of Power falls at 245', then Cedar Point's Power Tower at 240'.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009 9:15 AM

Good thing we decided to take a ride on it last month, huh Gator?

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009 10:06 AM

I'm not positive but isn't the S&S swing at Knotts leased? I've never, ever seen a line for this ride, (it's an upcharge). I could see management terminating the lease and replacing it with Demon Drop. It would be on the edge of Ghost Town, across from the Mine Ride. It could be themed as a mine shaft elevator. Just my two bits worth.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009 10:10 AM
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Certainly a woodie could have wrapped around Demon Drop just like it was designed to do around the Sky Tower at Great America....just saying.

On a serious note, it seems somebody has no interest in preserving the historical elements of Cedar Point. I mean come on, if Kennywood can maintain their classic attractions/rides certainly the Point has the ability. That is what seperates the great from the not-so-great parks, CHARACTER. Lately though Cedar Point has become nothing more than a concrete and steel jungle which doesn't appeal to me (and judging by the falling attendance levels a lot of people) anymore.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009 10:26 AM

Yeah, because keeping decades-old attractions that hardly anyone rides anymore is much better at pulling people through the gate than those stupid, new rides.


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Tuesday, October 20, 2009 10:35 AM
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I was going to say, Demon Drop's ridership has been on a decline for years. That's not a good sign for a ride literally at the front gate.

And frankly, I don't think the ride is old enough or unique enough to be considered historic in any way.


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Tuesday, October 20, 2009 11:08 AM

I also don't think of the 25 year old Demon Drop in the same light that I do the classic rides at Kennywood that are 50+ years old. Seems to me that for several years now, Demon Drop has been more about ambiance than anything else: it's part of what you see/hear as you walk in the main gate and then walk by without riding it on your way to other newer/better rides.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009 11:10 AM

...And yet when they put it in at Knott's it will probably draw a crowd. I like the way Dutchman is thinking...the ride's purported location is going to be right next to the Calico Mine Ride mountain; I could see them positioning it so that it appears to be a part of the Calico Mine...

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009 11:16 AM
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I just hope they don't destroy too much of the nice theming they have back in that corner. They went out of their way to preserve it when they put in Pony Express, so perhaps not.


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Tuesday, October 20, 2009 11:21 AM

It probably will draw decent crowds at Knotts (at least for a while). Its like kids and toys. My kids can look at a room of toys and say they are totally bored with all of them. Their friends come over and think those same toys are great because they do not have them at home. And my kids go to their houses and like the toys their friends have because we do not have them at our house. None of the toys is any better than the rest; just different. Parents could save a lot of money if rather than buying new stuff, they just traded toys with their friends/neighbors.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009 11:30 AM

New name: Shaft of Suspense?

"Hey...Disney...we see your Tower of Terror and raise you the 26 year old Shaft of Suspense!"

"Come to Knott's Berry Farm and.....Get Shafted!"

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009 11:42 AM
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Supreme Shaft?

Top Thrill Shafter?

Shaftinator 131?

Shaft Hawk?

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009 12:14 PM
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Jeff said:
And frankly, I don't think the ride is old enough or unique enough to be considered historic in any way.

Its kind of a catch-22 situation. In another 25 years Demon Drop will be old enough and unique enough (assuming its the last of its model left) to be considered a classic. I'm not saying they should keep it, I would much rather have them spend money on keeping all of their aging coasters running long enough that they become classics.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009 12:25 PM
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I don't understand why Knott's needs or would even want this ride. I guess it's another ride in their arsenal that takes up a small amount of space?


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Tuesday, October 20, 2009 1:05 PM
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I would think that this ride would fit in great at Michigans adventure.


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Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it.
I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009 1:06 PM
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For me it will be the best flat ride in the park by a long shot. No S&S tower comes close to the thrill of an old Intamin free fall. They aren't super comfy or anything, but still scare me. S&S towers are so mundane by comparison.


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