Ol' John Peck here just happened to check the maXair webcam to find the main support beams going up. Since all four supports have to be raised as quickly as possible to make the "A" frame, construction has to move quickly.
Of course, there are many cranes on site so things don't slip. But once again, things will move quickly, so I figured I'd point it out so you didn't miss it!
"Watch construction of Cedar Point's latest thrill ride, maXair. maXair will be Cedar Point's 68th ride and will help the park maintain the title of the most rides (68), including roller coasters (16) in the world. (This photo is an archive photo from earlier.)"
What does maxair have to do with having 16 coasters?
I am kinda still new to amusement park battles for rides and all this, but how many other parks other than Kings Island actually have one of these Frisbees. Could this be the dawning of the tower rides all over again, if this is an accepted concept. I mean every park has to have one of the towers, how much are these things liked. Cause if this does well here, then we might see more of these. I know for a fact that when i was at KI Delirium was getting a decent to an insane crowd for a ride like a flat.
Strange.. why are they using an archived photo from earlier? Isn't the point of a webcam to see how it is at the current moment - day or night? I understand that they just finished the A-frame, and could see if they put that photo above/below the live one, but why just the archived photo? Are they trying to cover something up? Perhaps some surprise feature they haven't released yet?
As for the number of Giant Frisbees outside of the U.S., there is one (Sledgehammer) at Bobbejaanland in Belgium, and 2 or 3 in Japan. I'm pretty sure Fuji-Q and Nagashima each have one.
Now to maXair, I thought the frame would be bigger (I haven't seen Delirium in person but it did look big in pictures). Still a perfect addition for the park, hopefully I can get out there next year when I can drive...
-Josh Linn, Phoenix Whore
2003 Phoenix Rides: 51
2004 Phoenix Rides: 17
2005 Phoenix Rides: 6
Sweet, I like what I see. Josh To answer your question some what the framing is pretty much right. For one don't forget that this camera is positions on top of Johhny Rockets thats a good 20ft up probably more I'd say. I've been to PKI and delerium close up on ground level is still quite the big flat, as well as Maxair will be. I know ill definitly be making a day trip down to sandusky this year, I def need my fix after not making it out for the 04 season.
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