Hey all... I'm doing a statistical regression project on Magnum XL-200. On the Cedar Point website there is ridership from 1996-present. Does anyone know where/if there is a place where I can get the rest of the riderships from 1989-1996?
We will see how much that estimate changes after this winter, where most of the Great Lakes States got more (if not a record more) amount of snow. I live in Perrysburg, and in February the Maumee River was very close to being taller then the bridges that span it and had already "spilled" into the river shore on both sides.
^^ Actually that's true in part. The Great Lakes are also getting shallower from the bottom up. The earth under the lakes was compressed by having miles of ice above it, and has been rebounding upward gradually over the millenia.
However, those are relatively slow phenomena. What I was talking about was the loss of water volume due to global warming. Warmer summers will cause more rapid evaporation off the lake surfaces. Warmer winters will result in less ice cover for shorter spans, allowing more evaporation even during the cold season. The upshot is that according to models released last year, Lake Erie is predicted to lose 16% of its area by 2050. If I remember correctly the other lakes were expected to lose some number approximate to that.
I was just talking to a friend about this ride and how much I would love to ride it. They always show it in the Top 10 Coasters special when it comes on Travel Channel. The first drop is huge but it can't beat my Goliath at Six Flags Magic Mountain.
There's penty of hidden land at CP. There's enough room for at least two more coasters. They could decrease the size of the lot. They could weave a coaster through magnum or thet could instal one of Intamin's ball coasters.