New ace plaque at cedarpoint

Wednesday, June 23, 2004 1:26 PM
There is a new ace plaque in front of magnum at cedar point. It is located at the rides entrance.

It basicly marks magnum as a landmark attraction, and the coaster that sparked the coaster wars.

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Wednesday, June 23, 2004 1:35 PM
Respect. I'd like to send a big "BOO-YAH!!" out to all the haters. :)
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Wednesday, June 23, 2004 1:44 PM
Huh?
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Wednesday, June 23, 2004 1:59 PM
Disneyland's Matterhorn and Paramount's Kings Island's The Beast are newly designated ACE coaster landmarks this year as well.

+Danny

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Wednesday, June 23, 2004 2:00 PM
If you hadn't noticed, a recent "Happy Birthday Magnum" thread turned into a disrespect/troll-fest. I was just poking fun.
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Wednesday, June 23, 2004 2:32 PM
It's not disrespect if it's not worthy of the hype
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Wednesday, June 23, 2004 2:59 PM
But that comes down to personal opinion, no? Some people DO like the ride.

Let's not let this discussion degrade. ACE felt Magnum was a significant milestone in coaster history. Whether you like the ride or not, it DID change the face of coaster design.

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Wednesday, June 23, 2004 3:06 PM
You took the words out of my mouth Greg.
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Wednesday, June 23, 2004 3:08 PM
I hope he dried them off before using them ;)
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Wednesday, June 23, 2004 3:13 PM
It took this long to recognize matterhorn? That seems surprising, given its historical significance.
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Wednesday, June 23, 2004 3:20 PM
I love the ride, I was just trying to make things interesting. I'm bored and easily flammable people can be fun ...

I'll contribute something of substance - congrats to the newly acknowledged rides, including the oversized mine train most of us love...

That and it's Cedar Point, not cedarpoint *** Edited 6/23/2004 7:24:09 PM UTC by Impulse-ive***

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Wednesday, June 23, 2004 3:28 PM
Brian - I can't rememeber the exact phrasing but there is a new ACE coaster category to compliment ACE Coaster Classic. It's meant to honor coasters that are not classics as ACE defines them but rather were influential or "milestone" coasters in our history.

SFMM's Revolution is another that has recently received such a plaque. So it wasn't that it took ACE long to honor Matterhorn...it's that they didn't have a category to place it in until now.

mOOSH

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Wednesday, June 23, 2004 3:38 PM
I'm just wondering when The Phoenix will get it's marker. After all it it the first wooden coaster in the modern era to be moved to another park.
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Wednesday, June 23, 2004 3:40 PM
Amen, CPunk! That is one coaster deserving of a plaque.
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Wednesday, June 23, 2004 3:44 PM
Why put a plaque on a coaster that is sinking?
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Wednesday, June 23, 2004 3:49 PM
I guess that settles it...Magnum was a revolutionary coaster. ;)
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Wednesday, June 23, 2004 3:53 PM
Nice try Brett, you trickster. Fortunately, I figured out the err of my ways halfway through the last Magnum thread. Should have never let myself get sucked into that blaze! You know, I even hesitated at bringing it up here. What can I say? I'm a jackass. ;)
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Wednesday, June 23, 2004 4:29 PM
Personally, I think Silverwood's Corkscrew is much more deserving of a designation than Revolution. Being the true first successful modern looping coaster, and still run exactly as it did when it very first opened, is much more significant in my book than a ride that was just an evolution of an already proven concept and currently not run or maintained even close to as it was when originally opened.

And I've been saying for years ACE should acknowledge Matterhorn Bobsleds, glad to hear they finally realized out of all the steel coasters out there, this is the most deserving of a plaque.

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Thursday, June 24, 2004 12:39 AM
Jomo,

Are you saying that magnum did not deserve the plaque?

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Thursday, June 24, 2004 2:27 AM
As long as the plaque stays above ground, we'll know where this Arrow masterpiece used to stand.... It'll take a long time for that lift to disappear completely. :)
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