*** Edited 6/24/2004 2:03:11 PM UTC by 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.
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
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...;)
mOOSH [but not as hot as my GID]
I thought it was Shaggy that was HOT...
He is! ;o)
*** Edited 6/24/2004 6:39:40 PM UTC by jomo***
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***
Wood - anything else is an imitation
+Danny, apologizes for the cheese
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