LIM coaster for Dorney

Tuesday, April 24, 2007 12:25 AM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar ^Dannerman....he lives about 5 minutes from Dorney. ;)

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Long live the Big Bad Wolf

Tuesday, April 24, 2007 1:06 AM
I live about 45 mins at the most from Allentown, and I'm up that way once and a while for friends actually, I hope to visit Dorney alot this year.
Tuesday, April 24, 2007 1:54 AM
This news is "OFFICE"!!! :) ;)

Haha no I'm not giving Patrick the finger

Tuesday, April 24, 2007 7:17 AM
phoenixphan :-)'s avatar Some of us with friends "near" Dorney know more than others may think. Cedar Fair has entertained the idea of a LIM coaster, as they can market it heavily as the only one in the NE. The power supply, noise concerns, and cost kept it from being a reality.

Now with Talon and Hydra, Dorney has shown that coasters can be silenced, they just got the new power grid, and a second hand Impulse is available from another Cedar Fair park. The time is right, but they still have a long way to go. Being so close to residential land this park as to fight to build anything.(Although without the park there it would singificantly impact the economy of that area.)

As for a GCI Twister, nice as it may be, we are far off from there. Dorney's maintence crews are glad to only have one wood coaster, and are just as glad to keep it that way. Not saying it will never happen, but a new wood coaster isn't what they need to stay in competition within the market. Around her that is why poeple go to Dorney vs Knoebles, although both are about the same distance. Dorney has the big steel coasters, Knoebels only has the wood. (Not my opinion, just what I have observed)

Real men ride wood... coasters that is!
Tuesday, April 24, 2007 7:20 AM
They can only market it as the only Impulse coaster in the area. Batman and Robin the Chiller at Great Adventure is a LIM coaster.
Tuesday, April 24, 2007 7:43 AM
Well, it's a dry ride, for starters. The last two years (06-07) of major additions to the park were water-based, so that's a good thing.
Tuesday, April 24, 2007 8:57 AM
I'd choose Knoebels anyday :) Wood is good...and Knoebels and Hershey know how to do it right....other than the trim on Comet of course lol.
Tuesday, April 24, 2007 9:01 AM

Mamoosh said:
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.

Generally I agree with that, although I do believe there are cases when projects are diverted from one park to another.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007 9:17 AM
I wish WoF would get the GCI for 08'...because it's on my trip list for next year....:)

Doubt I'll be out there again anytime soon thereafter. *** Edited 4/24/2007 1:17:43 PM UTC by scraperguy99***

Tuesday, April 24, 2007 10:00 AM
Mamoosh's avatar Well of course there are those cases, Rob...but they are the exception rather than the rule.
Tuesday, April 24, 2007 11:00 AM
TiggerMan's avatar I'm glad to hear this is one step closer to reality. I've thought for years that an Impulse of some sort would be an easy and excellent addition to Dorney.

I've been watching both sides volley back and forth for months (years?) about whether this ride would actually ever show up at Dorney. I was always hopeful, but kept another useless opinion out of the fray :)

Not to look a gift horse in the mouth, but contrary to what a few others have said, this model of Impulse is not my favorite. I personally despise the holding brake, and much prefer Wicked Twister over this model any day. The twist going up the back spike the second time in the back seat -- sheer ecstasy... yeehaw!

Regardless, having this at Dorney is going to be awesome, and I can't wait to power-ride it on slow days :)

Never go against a Sicilian when death is on the line.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007 1:37 PM
Quick question, those towers on the zoning map were very close to where Laser stands right now, any news on if it is staying put, bring moved a little or gone? I think they could pull it off without taking it out, but just asking since it was pretty close (I just don't know how close, or if it was far enough such as where skyscraper once stood) I always thought it was where skysraper stood but just making sure.
Tuesday, April 24, 2007 1:40 PM
Laser isn't going anywhere.
Tuesday, April 24, 2007 4:39 PM

Rob Ascough said:
If I'm wrong? Trust me, I won't disappear. I'll still show up so you can point your fingers at me, making sure everyone knows I'm the fool for going against the wave of common thinking around here. Never fear- you'll get your chance to prove you're right and I'm wrong, if that's what it takes to put a smile on your face.

That's from March. :Points a finger at Rob:

Tuesday, April 24, 2007 4:53 PM
And what's your point? I was wrong. I admit that I was wrong. Actually, I did that on the last page. I took it like a man and didn't fade into the shadows.
Tuesday, April 24, 2007 6:14 PM
Lets hope that they can make it less noisy, they already have enough people arguing about the noise issue. What color do you think they will paint it?

Timbers crew 08

Tuesday, April 24, 2007 6:24 PM
If anything happens to Laser then I am going to hate this decision even more than I already do. It would be bad enough to not get a wooden coaster because of SV but to lose a unique coaster that is also a dying breed would be horrible.

majortom1981 said:
They can only market it as the only Impulse coaster in the area. Batman and Robin the Chiller at Great Adventure is a LIM coaster.

They could market is as the only LIM coaster in PA, just like they marketed Hydra as the only floorless in PA. *** Edited 4/24/2007 10:26:12 PM UTC by YoshiFan***

Tuesday, April 24, 2007 10:29 PM
^Was there ever an official announcement by CF that a woodie was going into Dorney for 08? I thought it was just a rumour.
Wednesday, April 25, 2007 8:06 AM
The Laser is going to MIA! ;)
Wednesday, April 25, 2007 8:44 AM
matt.'s avatar Since when do folks in the GP know what a LIM is? Or even care?

That's like the lousiest marketing angle imaginable...


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