Not every new type of coaster is what a park needs. Some times a out-and-back woodie is just as good as a floorless. ------------- "Roller Coaster favorite ride , let me kiss you one last time" Blink 182
It's impossible for one park to have every type of coaster. I think people need to start giving it a rest . Sure it's okay to talk about what they might, it's like a big guessing game. But saying that they NEED to do something is just stupid. They will add what they feel necessary, don't try to tell them what they need to do, that's their job.
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All I'm saying is that the rules of the game have changed.THere is more competition.Parks that are installing at least one or more coasters every season.And there is a greater choice of coaster designers with more product lines.There was a time when a new design would come out once a decade and now there are so many new choices.Can Cp keep up with all the new designs and competition.Do they need to update and stay current.
I thought they are the competition! No park needs all the new kinds of coasters, not to mention, no park could afford it. I never knew that inverted coasters, giga coasters, hyper coasters, and B&M stand-up coasters are outdated. I mean, they are only 1-12 years old. That is not old by any means.
You could hybrid coaster types i.e. launched,floorless,hyper You don't need all them but whatever choice they make should incorporate lots of modern technologies. Competition is competition no matter how great or how small and at the rate of the small guys are going they may be the Big guy before you know it. It's no time to rest on your laurels.
I think what makes CP such a good park is that they don't add a new coaster every year. In the years they don't add a new coaster, it seems that they focus more on making the park better, not just more advanced. That is why my mom liked CP so much even though she rode hardly any coasters. ------------- As a human being I reserve the right to do something something stupid. -Ed
Just check out C.P's latest ad campaign "With three of the four top rated coasters....It leaves other parks in the dust." Obviously,Cedar Point recognizes the competition.
*** This post was edited by Coaster Bob on 6/30/2001. ***
I would love to see an Arrow 4D roller coaster hit CP next year. And it seems logical for them to get the new Arrow coaster considering they always get the new design from Arrow. Mine Ride, Corkscrew, Gemini, Iron Dragon, and Magnum.
CP tends to be a park that sets industry trends, not follow them.
------------- The day that I spend more time analyzing the rides than screaming my head off like a moron is the day that I hope someone will kick my in the love sausage and tell me not to be a moron. - Jeff
I agree with Ravenguy, CP is never the park that is just trying to keep up to the pace of other parks, CP sets the pace for the other parks. Don't expect them to get a floorless or 4D just because other parks are having success with them, expect them to create their own new coaster prototype and once again set the pace for the modern coaster industry.
Um, I thought they did update their line up with the world's fastest rollercoaster. I mean come on, what more could you want? ------------- There is no such thing as inner peace. There is only nervousness and death.
I think that its pretty obvious that CP is going to get a new coaster next year. Maybe even 2 like all the rumors have been saying. One thing is for sure that if its a current type of coaster available it will be big in proportion to the rest of the existing ones. Thats one thing I know about CP. I have only been there 3 times, but it was enough to ride all the record breakers. The only coaster I didn't bother riding was the Wildcat. I have seen that at a bunch of other parks and fairs. I think at this point they do have the single best coaster collection of any park in the country. With competition(SFMM, SFGAdv,SFWOA) starting to close in on that I think that CP may step up their game here soon to make sure that they stay number 1. I hear people always saying that a park that is thousands of miles away doesn't have an impact on CP. I don't think thats true. Look how they themselves have had an impact on the industry. The park far away may not be direct competition like KI or WOA, but when they set a new standard for the rest of the industry everyone looks CP included. Just as CP has set the standard with the Hyper and giga parks like SFMM are doing that as well with X. Regardless of whether its a prototype or not they are the first park to take a chance on this new type of coaster, and I think its going make the rest of the industry stand back and reevaluate their current coaster plans. Look at those pics of X its a hyper and is has a steep drop. On top of that it flips over like some flat ride. Gotta love competition.
I think at this point they do have the single best coaster collection of any park in the country. With competition(SFMM, SFGAdv,SFWOA) starting to close in on that I think that CP may step up their game here soon to make sure that they stay number 1. I hear people always saying that a park that is thousands of miles away doesn't have an impact on CP. I don't think thats true.
This may be true but,do you really think SF cares all that much about what CP or any other Outfit is doing?? It is all about the money and numerous people have said this in the past.I am so sure the general public make up the larger population at a park then enthusiasts do so, with that said,there is alot of general public who can't afford a trip to Ohio(this would be me with two kids and lots of bills) just to visit Cedar point.
Do you all think that SF doesn't realize by having so many parks they get more of the non enthusiast population who can't afford to Travel a far distance to go to a park?Let's face it,Enthusiasts aren't the only ones who give parks business and,the general public who have never been anywhere besides a SF park don't realize that there are better thrill coasters out there and,when it comes to money,i bet they don't care.
All i'm saying is,Cedar Point doesn't have as many parks.I do believe in quality and not quantity but,it is not as easy for the huge population of the general public to visit CP.I am sure there is someone in the top of each corporation who thinks it is so important to have the record holding coasters but,SF not having them isn't hurting them one bit.It's all about the Benjamins to the big guys.
I can't put down SF like the people who have CP as a homepark,nor can i say a bad thing about CP because, i have never been there and i don't put down any place that gives me a coaster to ride.I am greatful that i have a SF park in my state and,when i need a coaster fix and i'm out of my state,there is a really good chance there is a SF park in the state i'm visiting and,with my season pass it won't burn a major whole in my pocket to go there.