New ace plaque at cedarpoint

Thursday, June 24, 2004 2:28 AM
Oh Yeah! Well Rebel Yell got an ACE plaque for being the coaster that got ACE started in the first place. Something about its founding members doing a marathon on Rebel Yell and when it was over they thought it would be a neat idea to start a coaster group. So take that.
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Thursday, June 24, 2004 9:21 AM
As did Loch Ness. Beast get's it's plaque this Saturday, I believe.

Shaggy

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Thursday, June 24, 2004 10:02 AM
By giving a plaque to Rebel Yell, ACE suggest that it is a ride important enough to the world to warrant significant mention, so consequently for the reasons it was given this honour, they are actually suggesting that they themselves are worthy of mention or are in any way significant. Are ACE full of themselves? Am I reading too much into it? I think a bit of both, but more of the first one. ;)

*** Edited 6/24/2004 2:03:11 PM UTC by auscoasterman***

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Thursday, June 24, 2004 10:07 AM
Dedicating an ACE plaque at a CoasterBuzz event? I hope not!
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Thursday, June 24, 2004 10:29 AM
I snapped a photo of the plaque a few hours after they put it in on Monday afternoon. As soon as I get the photos developed, I'll post the text of it if anyone cares enough.
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Thursday, June 24, 2004 11:07 AM
auscoasterman...

I think you are definitely reading too much into it. The plaques are, more often than not, simply a way to bring attention to a ride's significance and noting it's historical significance. It's a means of bringing general awareness to a public that often thinks nothing of the great history of thrills that coasters have brough billions of people.

A plaque is not a means of ACE asserting itself as an authority, rather a means of thanking the parks that have pushed the boundries over the years.

Shaggy

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Thursday, June 24, 2004 11:08 AM
Whoops Jeff..... guess I misspoke. I just kind of assumed.... and you know what assuming does...

Shaggy ;-)

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Thursday, June 24, 2004 11:32 AM
Assuming is HOT ;)
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Thursday, June 24, 2004 2:10 PM
I watched the unveiling of the plaque and got a few pictures. Here is what it reads:

ACE ROLLER COASTER LANDMARK

The American Coaster Enthusiasts recognizes Cedar Point's Magnum XL-200 as an ACE Roller Coaster Landmark, a designation reserved for rides of historic significance.

It premiered on May 6, 1989, as the world's tallest and fastest complete circuit roller coaster, offering spectacular aerial views of the park and Lake Erie. Designed by Ronald Tooomer and manufactured by Arrow Dynamics of Clearfield, Utah, the 205-foot high, 5,106-foot long ride was the first large-scale tubular steel tracked coaster to simulate a traditional out-and-back wood coaster. The concept of eliminating loops and other inversions helped reach a larger audience, and the $8 million ride, with three tunnels, a pretzel-shaped turnaround and a record breaking first drop of 194 feet, 8 inches, quickly gained worldwide attention.

Magnum XL-200 has been the inspiration for more than a dozen similar rides on three continents, and is acknowledged as the first hypercoaster, a term applied to coasters exceeding 200 feet. Millions of riders have braved the 72 mph two-minute ride, making it one of the most popular attractions in Cedar Point's history and an important part of the park's eclectic collection of impressive roller coasters.

Presented during the 27th Annual Convention of the American Coaster Enthusiasts

June 2004

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Thursday, June 24, 2004 2:13 PM
Thanks, Zak! So there you have the two designations by ACE: Classic and Landmark.
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Thursday, June 24, 2004 2:24 PM

Mamoosh said:
Assuming is HOT ;)

I thought it was Shaggy that was HOT...;)

And just in case you missed it when *the hot one* said it: "A plaque is...a means of thanking the parks that have pushed the boundries over the years."

I wonder what PKI will get for Sonny....which pushed the boundaries right off the map...;)

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Thursday, June 24, 2004 2:30 PM
Anything Shaggy does is hot ;)

mOOSH [but not as hot as my GID]

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Thursday, June 24, 2004 2:36 PM

I thought it was Shaggy that was HOT...


He is! ;o)

*** Edited 6/24/2004 6:39:40 PM UTC by jomo***

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Thursday, June 24, 2004 2:46 PM
LOL,

I should visit this thread more often.... it does my ego good.

You guys sure know how to make a fella blush.

Ahhhh... so many people, so little time. Ha Ha!

Where's the pic Jomo?

Shaggy *** Edited 6/24/2004 6:47:19 PM UTC by Shaggy***

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Thursday, June 24, 2004 2:50 PM
Hey Shaggs...check your private messages!
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Saturday, June 26, 2004 6:11 PM
It was really neat getting to see the presenting of that plaque. Magnum is deserving of it I'd say.
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Sunday, June 27, 2004 11:25 AM
The Beast plaque was never to be shown at the Coasterbuzz event (which was awesome by the way). An October 2nd event at the park will be the time where the plaque will be first shown.

-Sean

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Sunday, June 27, 2004 1:44 PM
The Beast will be getting it's plaque on Oct 2nd at the GOCC/ACE Fall Freak Out event. Actually, it will receive TWO plaques that day.

Wood - anything else is an imitation

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Sunday, June 27, 2004 2:46 PM
TWO plaques?! It sounds like it's about time for PKI to invest in a new toothbrush for The Beast after all these *biting* years. ;)

+Danny, apologizes for the cheese

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