Disaster Transport.

Thursday, October 18, 2007 9:24 AM
DawgByte II's avatar Disaster Transport is in a real ugly building. It just looks like a giant maintaince utility shed with a tube sticking out.

With the way that Cedar Point has been heading recently, with all these pastel colors & themes... I really feel that Disaster Transport could be on its way out if they're going to add another coaster in the near-future. If the "kiddie kingdom" is rumored to be replaced with a new-themed kids section, the maXair, Troika, Wicked Twister & giant wheel in a colorful package... DP sticks out as an ugly looking box

It could & should be replaced by a new small wooden twister that would bring the crowds more towards that area of the park and compliment the area nicely. Obviously it would have to be pretty compact, but with a little engineering, you could get a sizable (2700') coaster in there with 3-train operation (taking a look at the Birds-Eye view from Local-Live).

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Thursday, October 18, 2007 9:26 AM
It does detract from the ride for many people who remember the original configuration. And those same people can still smile, and get back in line. It's not mutually exclusive.
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Thursday, October 18, 2007 9:27 AM
I suspect that there are still some plans for that section of the park, what with the dive theater over there SBNO all season. I'm guessing we'll see action over there sooner rather than later.
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Thursday, October 18, 2007 9:38 AM
On the other hand, they might just tear it down and leave a grassy field. They seem to be acquiring a penchant for that kind of thing.

At least it would free up that amazing view.


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Thursday, October 18, 2007 10:44 AM
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millrace said:
It does detract from the ride for many people who remember the original configuration. And those same people can still smile, and get back in line. It's not mutually exclusive.
Then why do said people bitch about it time after time?

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Thursday, October 18, 2007 11:00 AM
Because they are on an enthusiast website where discussions like that are supposed to take place.
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Thursday, October 18, 2007 12:39 PM
Jeff's avatar What's enthusiastic about constant bitching?

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Thursday, October 18, 2007 12:55 PM
boblogone's avatar Enthusiastic bitching of course. ;)

Maybe CF should send some G-trains to the point for use on Blue Streak. Did they put seat-belts on those?

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Thursday, October 18, 2007 1:23 PM
Keep your hands off Blue Streak. It runs very well. Just stay away from that back seat, it's not that great back there.
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Thursday, October 18, 2007 1:37 PM
Try the middle bench in the back car. You get just as much air as the very last seat, but with a lot less jarring.

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Thursday, October 18, 2007 1:57 PM

Jeff said:
What's enthusiastic about constant bitching?

There's certainly nothing enthusiastic about constant bitching about those who supposedly bitch.

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Thursday, October 18, 2007 2:02 PM
Chicken or egg? :)

-Tambo

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Thursday, October 18, 2007 4:14 PM
Why is it when someone complains about something, it's referred to as bitching?
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Thursday, October 18, 2007 4:17 PM
It's only when somebody complains about something certain other people don't care about, but when those certain other people complain, it isn't called bitching because those other people care about it.

Clear as crystal. ;)

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Thursday, October 18, 2007 4:17 PM
Jeff's avatar Complaining is OK. That's when you express your opinion, have a nice debate about it, and move on. Bitching is when you complain about the same thing for the better part of a decade in a manner that gives the appearance of overlooking some core tenant, like, Blue Streak is still pretty kick ass.

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Thursday, October 18, 2007 4:27 PM
So which subjects are still open for complaining? Is there anything left or do I have resort to bitching?

Unrelated funny story overheard in the Raptor queue several years ago:

Girl: "What's that coaster?"

Boy: "That's the old (**inappropriate cuss word removed - m**) one. It's probably like the first one here or something. You'd probably like it though.

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Thursday, October 18, 2007 4:55 PM
Disaster Transport was a fun little ride in year number one, but waiting for it was more entertaining than riding it. I have no facts or numbers but I know that when it opened up as Avalanche Run that first year it did have decent lines. Then I overheard a girl that worked at it in 1990. We were in line for the last seat on Magnum and she was talking to a girl that worked Magnum and said her shift ended at like 6:30 because no visitors ride AR later in the day, they all go to the back of the park. I'm guessing CP didn't just want to toss it on the scrap pile and decided to try to get some return on their investment by reinvesting in it so to speak. The 3 rooms were a nice touch, when all the animatronics and videos were working it was fun, but the main draw? THE LINE WAS AIR CONDITIONED! I haven't ridden it in years (This will change on Sunday, yes, I will miss BooBuzz but will be at the park on Sunday, daughter is 48" woohoo!) but I'm assuming the line is still air conditioned, which when it is 92 degrees is a nice little bit of releif. Of course the box itself is 150 degrees in the hot sun which kinda negates the air thing a little...

Tom

*** Edited 10/18/2007 8:56:38 PM UTC by LdScotsman***


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Thursday, October 18, 2007 5:06 PM

Jeff said:
on. Bitching is when you complain about the same thing for the better part of a decade in a manner that gives the appearance of overlooking some core tenant, like, Blue Streak is still pretty kick ass.

....Ahhhhh... I heard a little birdy...
I'll always be bummed about the Blue Streak. I worked on that ride the last 2 years it was still classic, so it was very near and dear to me. Even when I worked on it, it was still hands down my favorite ride in the park.

After riding Magnum (which i love) and the rest umteen times, good ole' Blue still gave me the free-est, wildest ride.

I'm just sad that so many 'classic coasters' are being 'converted' or whatever u wanna call it. These hideous orange (thanks SFGAd) lapbars... It will always be an issue with me, just like shoulder bars.

So... how bout that Magnum!

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Thursday, October 18, 2007 5:12 PM

gomez said:
I continue my thought that there are lots of possibilities when it comes to replacing that nasty looking building from the corner of the park. My favorite would look like this:

http://rcdb.com/ig1888.htm?picture=3


Wildcat is sick and all, but I think we've got a much better chance of having this. :) *** Edited 10/18/2007 9:12:47 PM UTC by rOLLocOASt***

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Thursday, October 18, 2007 5:46 PM
That would block more of the lake view than Disaster Transport currently does. However, I wouldn't mind having Villain at the Point.
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