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)
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.
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 :)
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.
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.
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***