Dorney Park 2008 - Voodoo

Sunday, September 23, 2007 11:36 PM
The track isn't that far away from the bathrooms all the way out past Steel Force, and it's possible to walk right up to the fence where it is at least for now (though I can't imagine them closing that pathway with the other nearby bathrooms being closed when the Fright Zone is being used).
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Saturday, September 29, 2007 6:59 PM
Construction update! Also some pics of the track that has arrived and some other parts that are covered up.

The ride area is now totally cleared out and survey markers are all over.

Pics are at the link below.

Mike


http://www.newsplusnotes.com
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Saturday, September 29, 2007 7:16 PM
I bet they covered up the new twisty spike pieces! :)
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Saturday, September 29, 2007 8:18 PM
Thanks for the updates/pics. This will be alot of fun next year. Ever since SS was removed I have always looked at that spot perfect for an impulse.. actually even when SS was still there, lol. *** Edited 9/30/2007 12:19:47 AM UTC by P18***
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Saturday, September 29, 2007 8:28 PM

Spinout said:
So, I guess this means Laser wasn't for sale, and they aren't selling it!! Yeah! That's a stupid name in my opinion. They should just keep it Steel Venom. I say the worst Cedar Fair name had to be Dominator. I love the ride, but goodness, that's a horrible name.

(1) maybe, (2) no, and (3) yes. They could still be selling Laser, I think for a while they were maybe thinking of "replacing" it with Geauga's boomerang, but maybe not.

"Steel Venom" kinda wouldn't work in the same park as "Steel Force". Maybe "Vertical Venom"? I like the name they picked, it's different and catchy and exciting and all that. But don't be surprised if it ends up getting changed, like Banshee - Vudu is a religion, I'm sure there are practitioners somewhere in the area who will object, and they also consider the spelling "voodoo" an insult - I'm not saying at all that I hope so, but it might happen. The objections to Banshee also had some basis in religion - isn't it mainly Irish Catholics who believe in them?

Anyway, gotta agree on Dominator - great ride, but bad, BAD name. Anyone taking bets on new names at its new home? I'm out of ideas. Not even "Dominionator".

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Saturday, September 29, 2007 9:43 PM
The future of Laser is always uncertain. It's on a year to year basis. As of late last year Dorney was not sure what they wanted to do with it.
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Saturday, September 29, 2007 9:45 PM
^Camden Park could use something like Laser...ok...just wishful thinking.
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Thursday, October 4, 2007 6:36 PM
Dorney mostly sorta announced the ride today.

No real press release or anything but they have a full statistics page up:

http://www.dorneypark.com/public/inside_park/rides/thrill_rides/voodoo.cfm

They do not mention the ride's colors which stinks. They also describe what sounds like the holding brake, and they make mention of Laser so it's safe for another year.

Mike


http://www.newsplusnotes.com
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Friday, October 5, 2007 12:33 AM
This is an awesome theme. Not all bright and stuff like Talon.

Speaking of interest groups protesting "evil", recently in my city (Tampa) a group protested the name of the Major League Tampa Bay Devil Rays. In 2008 the team will be known only as the Rays around town. Ridiculous.

I love the name. Unique and intimidating in a way. Definitely catches your attention, and I like it not being referenced to steel for once. *** Edited 10/5/2007 4:42:44 AM UTC by Hatham Al-Shabibi***


If you think things can't get worse it's probably because you lack sufficient imagination.

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Friday, October 5, 2007 2:07 PM
Now if only they'd hurry up & either officially or unofficially announce Dominator already! Other than VooDoo & Thunderhawk Dominator appears to be the only other major coaster installation for the CF chain in 2008.
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Friday, October 5, 2007 3:23 PM
^ Is Behemoth not a major coaster installation?
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Friday, October 5, 2007 5:55 PM
Well, as recently as this past spring, a Canadian coaster was worth only about 85% of a US coaster.

However, today, each Canadian coaster will buy you almost 1.02 coasters in the US!


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Friday, October 5, 2007 6:02 PM
Apperently a christian group is protesting the logo.. its only been up there how long?

Personally I find it unbelievable that people complain about a private parks logo.. but thats just me..

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Friday, October 5, 2007 6:49 PM
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FutureMan said:
Apperently a christian group is protesting the logo.. its only been up there how long?

Well, it was good while it lasted. :)


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Friday, October 5, 2007 7:25 PM
Yet another reason why I can't stand Christians.
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Friday, October 5, 2007 7:41 PM

halltd said:
^ Is Behemoth not a major coaster installation?

I totally forgot about Behemoth when I posted that earlier today. LOL

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Friday, October 5, 2007 9:28 PM
^^ I'm sure it's mutual, OP.
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Friday, October 5, 2007 9:47 PM
Are you serious, protesting the logo, wow, I'm sorry how insecure can you be to be influenced by a picture of a skull?

Btw OP, you're being a bit too general there. There are some good christians, actually many are sane and decent people its the select few wacko's that carry everything way too far that are ridiculous (like the ones protesting a picture of a skull, or any sort of imagination for fear itll jump out and "influence" them)

*** Edited 10/6/2007 1:50:13 AM UTC by P18***

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Friday, October 5, 2007 11:13 PM
beast7369's avatar ^ "any sort of imagination for fear itll jump out and "influence" them"

Isn't the bible full of graphic imagery in words that are meant to spark the imagination and influence you as a person?

I am truly not sure why a Christian goup would have to protest this. Why cant people just be a bit more rational?

I for one like the logo and I know where my personal beliefs lie. So does anyone who knows me.


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Friday, October 5, 2007 11:23 PM
I guess the people in Jersey are tougher. We still have the Medusa logo after all these years. This Voodoo logo reminds me of Medusa's but they just blowtorch her face off.
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