New Cedar Point ride causes frenzy on Internet

Posted Tuesday, October 15, 2002 5:12 AM | Contributed by Jeff

As Cedar Point's 2003 ride goes unannounced and crosses above the 200-foot threshold in construction, fan hype has dominated Internet fan sites with speculation and analysis of the construction progress.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2002 5:39 AM
With 20 threads on GTTP and much frenzy, it must be hell to keep a lid on all of this. I commend the People Who Know.
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Tuesday, October 15, 2002 6:08 AM
Wow, excellent story. I know exactly what it is, too. It's a stand-up invertd snorgawoodie, right?

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Tuesday, October 15, 2002 6:34 AM

Guess who I am:

"I know what it is and you don't. I know exactly what it is and I'm not telling you. And now I will sing the 'neener-neener-I'm-not-telling-you' song for all the world to hear. Neeneer-Neener-neener-nee.....oops! I've sung too much already--at least in front of you, you grubby-faced little peasant. But I can dance to the Neener song on DDR--except I'm not gonna 'cause then you'd see it, so I'm not gonna do that either."

-'Playa

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Tuesday, October 15, 2002 6:34 AM
I am sure this is all very exciting but I would still like to know what the season pass sales are looking like for next year. The buzz on the net is one thing but I wonder if it is translating to more interest from people's wallets.
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Tuesday, October 15, 2002 6:41 AM
Dern it - Playa, I was going to say it but I didn't want to get "banned" or have the jerk ray aimed at me. ;)

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Tuesday, October 15, 2002 6:49 AM
Robodud's avatar Even Cleveland's Fox 8 news ran a snippet of Cedar Point's construction this morning. Although there was no new information about the ride, they basically hinted at a very late announcement. However, they got some cool shots of the construction and the peices of track and supports in the parking lot.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2002 6:59 AM
rollergator's avatar Frenzy? C'mon, what's a 16-page "speculation" thread got to do with a "frenzy", anyway.....they're like piranhas around this place...;)
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Tuesday, October 15, 2002 7:42 AM
DawgByte II's avatar

"The general public will eat this thing up. I think enthusiasts may be disappointed with one aspect of this," Putz said


I think that this basically indicates that the height is there... a 400' + coaster, but the length will be disappointingly short. As much as I thought that initial drawing that was on the 'buzz & GTTP gave an idea of the layout... I have a feeling that it's definately going to be no more than an oversized "X-celerator"... same basic layout, but just much larger...

...kind of ashame if it is, just because you'd really like to get a lot of use out of a train that's travelling at 100+ mph!!!

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Tuesday, October 15, 2002 8:17 AM

Essentially, it's gonna be Superman: The Escape, but full circuit instead of a shuttle (and with a real train, rather than single cars) aka a 400+ foot, but really short Intamin rocket coaster. Yes, there's still a lot of construction to do, but it still seems pretty obvious to me.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2002 8:38 AM
The dissapointment will last right up to the point at which you get to ride it.
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Tuesday, October 15, 2002 8:40 AM
Jeff's avatar

Get over yourself Playa... as generally happens in newspapers, my quote was taken out of context. I told the reporter I knew but wouldn't get into specific stats out of respect for my relationship with the park. Same thing I've said here a thousand times. I also said that there was enough there that most people have it figured out.

No need to be jerk. See you on the DDR stage.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2002 8:52 AM
Get over myself? Yeesh!

Since when have I said anything that wasn't tongue in cheek?

-'Playa
(who somehow remembers saying much worse stuff that was otherwise perceived as a joke)

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Tuesday, October 15, 2002 9:12 AM
Playa's mentioning of the DDR dance took any kind of venom out of the "perceived" mockery for me.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2002 9:23 AM
rollergator's avatar I enjoyed reading that Xcelerator took 62 seconds to ride....man, I must have caught it on a particularly fast day...;)
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Tuesday, October 15, 2002 10:02 AM
Thats a long Xcelerator ride. Maybe it stops on the top hat for a while to let you enjoy the view, then slowly rolls down the other side. ;)
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Tuesday, October 15, 2002 10:46 AM
Right...anyway, about the S:TE thing, I have a feeling that it's not gonna be that. It's gotta be more like XCelerator.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2002 11:23 AM

I think it's great that it's being kept a secret. Keeping this coaster a secret is making it the most talked about for the 2003 season.

It's obviously an Intamin Rocket Coaster but I doubt it will break 400ft. I would say like 350 or something. No matter what, I'm sure it will be great.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2002 11:24 AM

"Cedar Point fans expect the ride to be much higher than Xcelerator and Millenium (Force) ..."

"I think enthusiasts may be disappointed with one aspect of this"

Maybe it won't be 400'+ high. I think the yellow supports are there for the high winds.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2002 11:32 AM

With a pullout that large, I at least think it's safe to assume that it will be over 400 feet tall.

The much talked about dissapointment will also most likely be the fact that it's a short ride, maybe even the L-TH-B theory :(

But either way, this is going to be one awesome ride :)

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