Midwest posts more photos of Cedar Point construction

Posted Wednesday, October 24, 2001 4:07 AM | Contributed by ShiveringTim

As a wise man once said, "There are three best-kept secrets in the amusement park industry: 1) What time does Kennywood close tonight? 2) What is Tomb Raider going to be? and 3) What is Cedar Point putting in next year?" Well, it's time to start asking number three ad nauseum. For starters, the aquarium is coming down. Secondly, there is a series of footers on the beach not too far from the Giant Wheel. What are they doing for next year? It's a little to early to say.

Link: Midwest Coaster Central

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Wednesday, October 24, 2001 5:11 AM
Hey, I am on that Yellow Force train!
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Wednesday, October 24, 2001 5:32 AM
I am convinced that there will be more than one attraction next year after viewing the photos, unless this is going to be the largest queue line in history, or this rumored launched ride is a continuous circuit (going against rumor). There is more space behind the Giant Wheel than I thought.
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Wednesday, October 24, 2001 5:56 AM
The place is my number one park, but they really have to give that eyesore of a ferris wheel a paintjob.
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Wednesday, October 24, 2001 6:13 AM
Martling:  I don't see any reason why the launched coaster has to be a shuttle.  Its reasonable to assume that since CP's sister park, Knotts, is getting a full-circuit, sit down, launched Intamin that CP would, too.
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Wednesday, October 24, 2001 6:14 AM
That wheel was sandblasted, refurbished and repainted in the winter of 1999/2000.

I think its beutiful. Blue and orange...those are complimentery colors on the color wheel.

John Peck.... A 1996 graduate of an nationally acclaimed art institution

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Wednesday, October 24, 2001 7:58 AM
Scott:  Great pics.  Not only the CP pics, but the other galleries are outstanding, too.  What date is the CP announcement, again?  I'm starting to get a little antsie to how this thing is going to look.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2001 8:44 AM

Hey Scott,

Do you think Cedar Point is building a ride similar to Paramount's Kings Dominion ride Hypersonic XLC coaster? Maybe that explains the new concrete footers on the beach.

I'm from Chicago, and I was planning a trip next summer to Kings Dominion, because of the XLC coaster. But, If Cedar Point builds what I hope they build, my girlfriend and I will be going to Cedar Point again.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2001 11:34 AM
Mamoosh: I hope you are right. I'll be doing cartwheels if that is the case.
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Wednesday, October 24, 2001 11:35 AM
It pretty much obvious that it's going to be a shuttle coaster.  Look at this (#5), the footers end in front of DT.
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Wednesday, October 24, 2001 12:13 PM
LOL force 312!  A few footers poured and you can already tell it's a shuttle?  Wouldn't any 180* change in direction similar to a B&M Diving Loop or an Arrow Raven Turn produce footers that look like that?
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Wednesday, October 24, 2001 12:40 PM
There still could be, and probably are, more footer to be poured.  There is enough space to put in more than an impulse coaster.  They could be only pouring footers on the beach right now because the demolishion is going on.  They could be doing more after it done. You never know....
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Wednesday, October 24, 2001 12:50 PM
Since the only Intamin, launched, full circuit, sitdown coaster is California Screamin' at DCA, which is right next door to Knott's it would be pretty strange for Knotts to get one.  Now for Cedar Point it still could be possible.  It's ok for two neighboring parks to have an luanched coaster, but the exact same manufacture, type, luanch, and features!  Now that getting a little crazy.
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Wednesday, October 24, 2001 1:21 PM
The coaster isn't going to be down on the beach, it is going to be higher above the beach.

Why?  Notice the footers are just blocks of concrete.  There is no way to attach track.  They will have to put a footer on top if it to attach the track.

Another thing, picture the coaster turning onto the beach, it's possible that all of this could be for just a section of the coaster

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Wednesday, October 24, 2001 1:28 PM
Juanzo makes sense. With the razing of the aquarium right across the walkway there, the ride certainly could make a detour to the side of the entrance gate back there across from the walkway. It seems more possible than building out over water or taking away more beach.
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Wednesday, October 24, 2001 2:01 PM
Well, I know for sure that there is an incredible amount of land that is behind the Disaster Transport and I have a feeling that they may do something that may be unheard of. I think a thruster may be in the future but I have a feeling that they may throw a wrench and extend the park in a way that is unique for now. If in fact that they build a coaster that is about 5800 feet or longer, I have an odd feeling that they may build it into the parking lot.

Either that or along the boardwalk. I also think that they are going to do something big in terms of the park. I know that they have a limited space but still ample room to make it bigger, better, and stronger.

I was grateful enough to be there as an employee there for four years and hope to be many more to come. It is a wonderful park and will always be one that I will go back to.

Ride like the wind Cedar Point, we love you and know you well...

Dougerz

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Wednesday, October 24, 2001 2:24 PM
If none of the coaster will be on the beach then why are there pictures of footers on the beach?
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Wednesday, October 24, 2001 2:36 PM
Acrophobia:  the word of Knott's Intamin launched came right from CEO Jack Falfas.  Unless he was giving us false info to throw us off that's what they're getting.  And trust me...it would be FAR more intense than Cali Screamin!
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Wednesday, October 24, 2001 2:39 PM
I have to agree w/ Juanzo.  When I saw those pics they didn't look like coaster footers to me, just concrete pads.  My first reaction when I saw them was that they were for some kind of small shop.  Anyway I'm sure we'll know soon enough.  Until then....speculate away ;-)
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Wednesday, October 24, 2001 2:40 PM
Acrophobia makes sense there. It really would be interesting to see an Intamin launched ala Cal.Screamin' at CP. The wood structure..the fun, but not super-thrilling coaster...it really makes a nice picture there- especially against the lake and all. Like Jeff said, when it's not the super-thriller people want, he'd still enjoy it. And he also states it's a bigger, faster version of a previous kind. Put it all together.
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