Jumbo Jets at Cedar Point

Sunday, August 27, 2000 6:27 PM
Does anyone know what the last season was for the Jumbo Jets at Cedar Point? They went in in 1970, and we THINK they were gone by the mid-1980's.
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Sunday, August 27, 2000 6:50 PM
I thought that 1994 was it's last year...I could be wrong...I probably wrong.

I Dunno!

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Kyle
201.3 Miles to Cedar Point from Owosso MI.
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Sunday, August 27, 2000 7:07 PM
It was way before 1994. But i have no idea when.

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Bryan, AKA CPbanshee
cpbanshee@excite.com
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Sunday, August 27, 2000 7:14 PM
I think the Jumbo Jet was taken out when the Avalanche Run (now Disaster Transport) was put in. DT is in the same spot that the Jumbo Jet inhabited. The first year for the Avalanche Run was 1985, so 1984 would've been the last year for the Jumbo Jet.

Right now, the Jumbo Jet is in La Feria park, Mexico City... the same park that holds La Montana Rusa. Just another useless fact for those who care.
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Sunday, August 27, 2000 7:27 PM
You are right Bryan, I'm thinking of the Pirate Ride, and that was converted to to an Arcade in '97!

Sorry

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Kyle
201.3 Miles to Cedar Point from Owosso MI.
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Monday, August 28, 2000 8:19 AM
Jumbo Jet opened in 1972 and was removed in 1979. The spot occupied by Avalanche Run/Disaster Transport was once home to the new Wildcat (the old Wildcat, debuted 1970, was sent to Valley Fair). *** This post was edited by millrace on 8/29/2000. ***
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Monday, August 28, 2000 6:17 PM
Pirate Ride is sweet.
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"I feel like I'm stuck in Stand By Me." - The Ataris
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Tuesday, August 29, 2000 4:25 PM
Millrace, didn't the Wildcat used to stand where Oceana is now?? Then, Oceana and Ocean Motion was built, sending the Wildcat to "The Corner" and the Jumbo Jets removed. Then, Avalanche Run is built sending the Wildcat to it's present place. I think you're right about the "new" Wildcat. That ride has been well traveled at CP.


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There's nothing like a woodie...
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Wednesday, August 30, 2000 5:17 AM
Woody: Yeah, the way I understand it is that the original wildcat was where Oceana is. They sent that ride to Valleyfair and put a new wildcat on the current disaster transport site and got rid of Jumbo Jet. That wildcat was sent to it's current location when Avalance Run was built. It's weird, I don't remember the wildcat in it's old location but I do remember going to the park pre-avalanche run. I was young and not a coaster rider then, I guess I didn't pay attention back then.
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Wednesday, August 30, 2000 7:07 AM
There are some fabulous photos of the old Wildcat and Jumbo Jets here:

http://www.guidetothepoint.com/thepoint/gallery/default.asp?section=historical

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Wednesday, August 30, 2000 7:35 AM
Fabulous! Looks like they just plunked 'em down in the parking lot.
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Wednesday, August 30, 2000 12:18 PM
Well, now... Wildcat looks just like the "coaster" at Ocean City, MD's Jolly Roger "park". Are there a lot of these clones floating around?
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Wednesday, August 30, 2000 12:23 PM
Wildcat and Jumbo Jet are both "stock" Anton Schwartzkopf rides. It isn't unusual to see similar rides. I think Coney Island in NY has (or had) a Jumbo Jet.
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Wednesday, August 30, 2000 12:41 PM
Jeff: I was unaware that the 'Jumbo Jet' name was applied to Anton's 'speed-racers'. If I'm not mistaken SFGAm's Whizzer would be one of these 'Jumbo Jet's. The ride, to me, looks awfully weird without all the trees around.
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Wednesday, August 30, 2000 4:33 PM
Both Marriott parks had Jumbo Jets. They called them "Willard's Whizzers" The one at Cedar Point was a stock model. Back in those days George Roose bought a lot of rides through Morgan Hughes. He was the North American rep for Schwarztkopf. We had a LOT of German iron at the Point in those years. The fun part was that all of the maintainance manuals came printed in technical German,which is different than spoken German. They had to hire an engineer from Cleveland to translate all of them in order to work on any of them.
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Wednesday, August 30, 2000 4:59 PM
Wait, I thought Whizzer was a unique layout? I didn't get to ride it (and couldn't see much of it) because it was raining on my visit. I didn't notice the central round tower structure characteristic of the other Jets I've seen.

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Wednesday, August 30, 2000 8:07 PM
I thought it was unique to along with the one that used to be at PGA.

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"DONT FIGHT IT, RIDE IT",,,,RAGING BULL
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Thursday, August 31, 2000 4:56 AM
The only similarities that I can see between the Jumbo Jet portable model and the Whizzer (custom park model) are the spiral lift and trains. I had the chance to ride the Whizzer this past weekend when I was at SFGAm. It's a shame that this is the only park model left. Quite fun, especially at night.

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Scott W. Short
scott@midwestcoastercentral.com
http://www.midwestcoastercentral.com
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Thursday, August 31, 2000 12:25 PM
There is at least one more similarity (and this is tho one that jumped out at me) is the flyby around the lift hill. Though (and I havent been on the Whizzer in some years) I think the Whizzer's flyby happens on the THIRD hill not the second as shown in those pics Jeff referenced.

By the way Jeff, what central round tower are you talking about? If you mean the sprial lift hill then here are some good pics of it.

http://sfga.webjump.com/

I'll holla
JCSN
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Thursday, August 31, 2000 4:11 PM
Somewhere in my files I have a Schwarztkopf catalog from the late 70's,early 80's. It showed the variations available for the Jumbo Jet. The one at the Point was a standard portable like what is traveled in Europe. The Marriott rides were variations and built to be park rides.
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