Most anticipated ride for 2013

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 9:11 PM

is "dragon wagon" some sort of inside joke?

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013 9:35 PM

Gatekeeper all the way. Can't wait to see the completed Iron Rattler though. I hope Cedar Point does the same thing with Mean Streak in the next few years.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013 10:16 PM
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Vater was making a joke when he said Dragon Wagon, knowing full well that it was a real ride, but that nobody in their right mind would be excited about riding it. Also, in the past, there have been heated discussions about whether it's even a coaster or not.


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Tuesday, February 26, 2013 10:39 PM

I didn't know that either, and I've been here since...'08, I think.


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Tuesday, February 26, 2013 10:59 PM

I would have to say Skyrush if its open on my way back from coaster mania!

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 2:24 AM
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Tyler Boes said:

is "dragon wagon" some sort of inside joke?

It's so inside, only I know about it...and find it funny.

For reference: 1 2 3 4 5 6

Last edited by Vater, Wednesday, February 27, 2013 2:29 AM
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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 8:23 AM

Don't worry, Vater. You'll be a meme someday. We'll see to it.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 9:06 AM

Heh....it's like the anti-Maverick.


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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 12:17 PM

Gatekeeper for sure since CP is home park. But if I had to choose 1, I would go with Outlaw Run. that ride looks crazy!

Andy - I am jealous! I would love to make it over and ride Shambhala. I drool every time I look at photos of that ride!


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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 1:33 PM
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My most anticipated rides for 2013: White Lightning, and the duo of re-envisioned TX steelies of Iron Rattler and NTG (which will be new-to-me). Maybe the new Gringott's ride...but that seems to be missing entirely from RCDB, so I'm not sure if that's slated for 2013 or not...

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 2:02 PM
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Gator, are you planning on Tejas when the rest of us are looking around Labor Day?


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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 2:54 PM

I riding gatekeeper on opening day may 11. I hope it is an early entry ride.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 3:10 PM
rollergator's avatar

Clint - "if it's Labor Day, this must be Schlitterbahn." Actually not sure of the precise itinerary, but New Braunfels, San Antonio, and Arlington are all MUST-do visits. Done the Kemah thing, and BB is a great ride...but that is a serious trek. Kind of sad that Big Tex burned down, we actually side-tripped out to the fairgrounds one year only to find he was *in storage.*

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 3:18 PM

Tyler Boes said:

I riding gatekeeper on opening day may 11. I hope it is an early entry ride.

I dunno..somehow I wouldn't bet the farm on it being early entry.


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http://support.gktw.org/site/TR/CoastingForKids/General?px=1248054&...fr_id=1372

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 4:31 PM

Oh, I'd bet my farm and yours too, Mike. It's right here...

http://www.cedarpoint.com/season-passes

Look under 2013 platinum pass perks.

However, Tyler Boes, watch it on opening day. There may be delays due to ceremony, first rider auction/contests, things like that. But it looks like its good for other operating days, if not that one too.

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Thursday, February 28, 2013 8:26 AM

If a "Dragon Wagon" is one where tires lift the ride and gravity does the rest, it's a bona-fide roller coaster. but if it has a cog wheel motor ("Powered Coaster") i do not consider it a coaster, IMHO.


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Thursday, February 28, 2013 3:31 PM
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I still haven't ridden Leviathan...yeah, I know, 2012. But if it's really that much better than Millennium Force, I need to go to CW and find out. So that's also on my list.

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Thursday, February 28, 2013 4:07 PM
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I'm going to Kings Dominion and Canada's Wonderlandfor the first time this year so I'm excited to ride the Gigas. Of course I'll be at Cedar Point on Opening Day :)

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Cedar Point will always be The Roller Coaster Capital of the World, regardless of the number of coasters they have.

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Thursday, February 28, 2013 4:22 PM

RCMAC said:

Oh, I'd bet my farm and yours too, Mike. It's right here...

http://www.cedarpoint.com/season-passes

Look under 2013 platinum pass perks.



I didn't realize they open that many attractions for early entry.


The amusement park rises bold and stark..kids are huddled on the beach in a mist

http://support.gktw.org/site/TR/CoastingForKids/General?px=1248054&...fr_id=1372

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Thursday, February 28, 2013 5:01 PM

Yeah, it's gotten better over the years, sometimes you can even catch TTD if they get it up and running.
The early entry rides have usually included the new exciting ride for that year plus at least one nearby family friendly ride or area nearby. (see Ocean Motion/Midway Carousel) Looks like no Windseeker or maXair this time...
Tip for this year: (if you haven't thought of it already) Park in the Soak City lot and take the cee-ment boardwalk behind Breakers to the less-used entry gate by Windseeker. That'll put you closest to Gatekeeper, close to Raptor, and it's not a bad trot to Millenium Force when official opening time draws near.
I have a feeling that this year the back of the park won't be seeing a lot of action 'til sometime after noon! Frequent visitors who feel like skipping Gatekeeper should be able to snag early rides on Maverick easier than ever.

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