Dorney Park 2008 - Voodoo

Wednesday, April 30, 2008 10:10 AM
FYI - Voodoo will not be opening until "late May" per DP's official website. Previously it was thought to be opening Saturday.

On a less bummer note, here's an interview with the park about the 2008 season, Voodoo, The Haunt, what's new/changed, etc.

Mike


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Saturday, May 3, 2008 8:23 PM
Today was Dorney's opening day ... while Voodoo is not yet ready I took a ton of pics of the ride and everything else that is new at the park.

It's in two sections so instead of separate links just click the link in my signature to check it out.

Mike


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Saturday, May 3, 2008 10:12 PM
Very nice looking installation, it's about half of Wicked Twister and half Steel Venom which are both great installations.

Should be a great addition to DP, seems they COMPLETELY refurbished the ride, looks better then it ever did at WOA/GL.


-Brent Kneebush

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Saturday, May 3, 2008 11:03 PM
Jason Hammond's avatar I know for a fact they got all new seats. I have one of the old ones. :)

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Sunday, May 4, 2008 3:59 PM
New purple seats with orange restraints are Cedar Fair's thing this year on used coasters ... Voodoo, Dominator, and Thunderhawk all have that color on their refurbed trains.

Mike


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Saturday, May 17, 2008 3:49 PM
Voodoo opened today ... it's a great ride! I was never on it at Geauga Lake but it was a fun experience - I actually got on the first public train.

Photos are here:
http://newsplusnotes.blogspot.com/2008/05/voodoo-opened-today.html

Mike


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Saturday, May 17, 2008 4:42 PM
^^An actual long line for a coaster at Dorney?!?!

Good pics and I can't wait to ride myself in a couple of months when I'm at the park as not only will that give me more reason to stick to that side of the park (and maybe reducing trips back up to Talon), but I also never got to ride it at Geauga, though I have been on the one at Valleyfair and also pretty much know what to expect.

Let's hope for good operations and little downtime!!

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Saturday, May 17, 2008 8:30 PM
The line didn't look too bad, it wasn't even in the switchbacks in the 3rd to last picture.

Yesterday was supposedly horrible with lines, 2 hours for Steel Force.

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Monday, May 19, 2008 8:44 PM
I just happened to be driving by Dorney Saturday when I saw Voodoo in operation, and decided I had half an hour to spare. I am glad what is now Voodoo made its way East, but I have one complaint; namely, they made me remove my glasses. I have worn glasses all of my life and always have my glasses strap with me. I have never had an issue. I have ridden this very ride at Geauga Lake, Wicked Twister at CP, and countless other launched rides with my glasses on (strap in place). Why was I made to take them off this time? As a result, I couldn't see a thing. Anyone else have this experience? Is it new policy?
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Monday, May 19, 2008 8:48 PM
It's the same thing with Xcelerator at Knotts. For some reason these coasters (and no others, apparently) are a danger to riders even with secured glasses.

Probably some obscure manufacturer spec.


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Monday, May 19, 2008 11:09 PM
Well I'm glad that I rode it a Geauga Lake then, because I've about had it with this assinine policy, and will not comply with it ever again.
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Tuesday, May 20, 2008 8:32 AM
^^I was just gonna say....for everything that I hear from people about regulation this, rule that, I have no problem "getting away" (if you even want to call it that) with whatever I'm trying to pull on a coaster...I mean, couldn't you just conceal your glasses until your restraint has been checked, and then discretely put them on after that and just "act normal" until the launch??

I mean, especially if the ride ops aren't aware you were originally wearing glasses anyway, your odds are good they won't see you and won't be looking for you....similar to that whole "OF OF" reading exercise. It's nearly impossible that every detail is checked. In addition, just look at all the coaster POV vids on YouTube to realize what people are actually getting away with while riding!!

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