LIM coaster for Dorney

Monday, April 23, 2007 6:48 PM
I know we've seen the headlines about plans already, but I talked to a reporter from Allentown today who said Dorney specifically named a "LIM coaster" in a zoning variance request last night.

I guess we can pretty much assume that's going to be the Impulse from Geauga Lake.

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Monday, April 23, 2007 7:07 PM
Sweet...maybe this means Worlds of Fun will get their GCI sooner now. :)

Oh, and yay for Dorney too. ;)

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Monday, April 23, 2007 7:12 PM
Great news for Dorney Park. That Impulse is still my personal favorite of all the ones I've been on (sorry WT). ;)
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Monday, April 23, 2007 7:20 PM
I love impulses especially in the back and I dont know why people put them down so often but, great news.
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Monday, April 23, 2007 8:13 PM
Finally--maybe the naysayers will actually believe it this time.
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Monday, April 23, 2007 8:32 PM
If Dorney gets another coaster then maybe MIA can finally get a coaster.
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Monday, April 23, 2007 8:36 PM
This is excellent news. We loved V2 at SFGAM last year because we hadn't been on S:UE/Steel Venom since SFO opening year. Impulses are crazy and I especially like the holding brake on that model. With all the new bypasses going up to Allentown via the I-83/rt.30/rt.222 direction from Baltimore, Dorney will be an even easier destination to get to.
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Monday, April 23, 2007 8:40 PM
Yay for Dorney. I was really impressed with that park when I went for the first time. This is just one step closer to them being a mini Cedar Point. :) I think it will fit right in with their lineup of coasters.
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Monday, April 23, 2007 8:40 PM
YaY for Worlds of Fun.
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Monday, April 23, 2007 9:47 PM

DWeaver said:
Great news for Dorney Park. That Impulse is still my personal favorite of all the ones I've been on (sorry WT).

Goes for me to DW! I like it better than WT. Especially when it stalls on the straight side. Sitting in the front seat on the stall is just awesome.

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Monday, April 23, 2007 9:50 PM

Acoustic Viscosity said:
Sweet...maybe this means Worlds of Fun will get their GCI sooner now.

My thoughts exactly -- one would think that next year would be a medium cap year again.

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Monday, April 23, 2007 10:44 PM
It never ceases to amaze me how one park getting a ride can have anything to do with what the other parks do. They're not connected. It's not like each child in a family getting gifts because it's the fair thing to do.
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Monday, April 23, 2007 10:45 PM
There ya go again, Jeff...bringing logic into the discussion. SHEESH! ;)
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Monday, April 23, 2007 11:16 PM
Ok, Maybe WoF will get their GCI before Dorney does. ;)
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Monday, April 23, 2007 11:19 PM
Actually, it has a lot to do with things. Dorney Park was supposed to get a Morgan coaster for the 1996 season but when the park had difficulty getting the coaster approved, the coaster project was moved to Valleyfair. Had things not turned out the way they did in Allentown, Valleyfair would have waited longer for their Morgan. It stands to reason that if Dorney was in line to get a GCII twister in the very near future (which I understand was the case) and is now getting an Impulse, then another CF park will get the GCII instead. What's so hard to understand about that?

And I'll admit that I was wrong when I was under the impression Dorney wasn't getting the coaster, so... well, whatever...

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Monday, April 23, 2007 11:30 PM
Far be it for me to speak with Jeff but I think what he was saying is that parks get coasters when corporate feels they need them, not in any kind of "we gave one to X park last year so Y park gets one this year" kind of fashion.
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Monday, April 23, 2007 11:39 PM
From the South Whitehall Township website...

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Commissioners of South Whitehall Township will meet in the Township Municipal Building located at 4444 Walbert Avenue, Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. for the purpose of conducting a public hearing and possible adoption of a proposed Ordinance pertaining to a rezoning petition filed by Cedar Fair L.P. to amend the South Whitehall Township Zoning Map which is summarized as follows:

An Ordinance Amending The South Whitehall Township Zoning Map And Zoning Ordinance To Modify The Boundaries Of Certain Areas Of The Commercial Recreation Zone That Provide For A Greater Height For Amusements As Conditional Uses

Copies of plans, applications, and supporting documents are available for public inspection at the Township Building during normal business hours.

Jeff Higgins, Director of Community Development

And a link to the Morning Call article
http://www.mcall.com/news/local/all-dorney-april23,0,4195513.story *** Edited 4/24/2007 3:44:51 AM UTC by RatherGoodBear***

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Monday, April 23, 2007 11:43 PM
I'm happy I'm getting an impulse so close to home :), I was hoping ever since the clues started showing up that it would be true.
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Tuesday, April 24, 2007 12:09 AM
Well since it won't be in Ohio anymore it's going to suck. :)
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Tuesday, April 24, 2007 12:11 AM
Someone needs to live near Allentown on here. Go take a look at those plans. :) I just like looking at development plans. he he!!
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