Parts arrive for Cedar Point's new S&S attraction

Posted Saturday, July 14, 2001 8:06 PM | Contributed by Red Garter Rob

No one is entirely familiar with the exact nature of the ride, but it appears that Cedar Point is building a "slingshot" or "thrillshot" in Challenge Park. The ride seems to be similar to other rides that propel a small vehicle and its passengers into the air.

The parts arriving are exactly like those that arrived at Six Flags Magic Mountain a few weeks ago.

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Saturday, July 14, 2001 8:18 PM
Well if they use the money that they make from to build more flat rides and coasters it is a great addition.

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Saturday, July 14, 2001 8:22 PM
Sounds exciting. I was there on Thursday and was surprised to see it sitting in the parking lot. I visited a friend who is a full time employee, and I mentioned that I saw pieces for a new ride. They said "Yep, I can talk about that..." (I don't ask about future stuff they aren't allowed to talk about) "....that is from the Power Tower people, and is going to open August 1st. It's called Vertigo". That's the same opening date I heard on this site, and I think I remember Dan at GTTP mentioning the name Vertigo.

I asked if they were going to make an announcement about it, but was told that since it's an upcharge ride at Challenge Park they aren't going to make that huge a deal about it.

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- Peabody
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Saturday, July 14, 2001 8:35 PM
It's so funny how a few months ago someone(I won't mention any names ;) ) stated that both parks would receive these attractions, and everyone said it would never happen.

BTW, PGA and Knott's should have parts arriving any day now. ;)

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Saturday, July 14, 2001 9:44 PM
I forgot to mention something. In my conversation with my friend in management, they added (after telling me what I mentioned above) that it was supposed to go to Knotts, but there was a problem (non-compete agreement or whatever those are called?), so it went to Cedar Point. Could Knotts have gotten screwed again because of SFMM getting one, or was that whole "skycoaster" fiasco a few months back really over these S&S rides? Anyone know for sure, and not just a guess?

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- Peabody
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Saturday, July 14, 2001 10:10 PM
Why would Knott's build the same ride Magic Mountain is getting? Probably over this, not the SkyCoaster. Knott's is getting a Hyper. Gig is that they are getting a new Sky Cabin from Intamin to go in the place of the Haunted Shack. This will free up more space and put to rest an old ride that was designed for the Parachutes. *** This post was edited by Skyboss on 7/15/2001. ***
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Sunday, July 15, 2001 2:30 AM
Beacuse it's not a ride, it's a pay-per-ride attraction that will wind up in just about every park, like the skycoaster. Folks see how extreme the ride is, pay the extra bucks, and the park benefits big time.

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Sunday, July 15, 2001 5:41 AM
why has s&s not mentioned it on there site?
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Sunday, July 15, 2001 6:51 AM
Actually.. the Knott's thing isn't true. Some of us heard rumbling's around the park offices last Oct. about this. It's always been planned for CP. Although, they were hoping to have it done in time for season opening but due to some political issues and a few parts problems, the construction and opening was delayed.

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Sunday, July 15, 2001 7:34 AM
I'm gonna ride it, it sounds cool!

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Sunday, July 15, 2001 11:00 AM
dang- i was hoping it would be a woodie. oh well, mybe next year
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Sunday, July 15, 2001 12:28 PM
that is sweet! I went on the zamprela sling shot at great adventure and that was by far the best ride there!! The s+s one will probably be even better which makes me want to visit cp this year!
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Sunday, July 15, 2001 1:11 PM
This does not mean that Cedar Point is done for as far as additions go. It isn't a huge ticket item, and of course, it's only a Challenge Park attraction.

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Sunday, July 15, 2001 1:57 PM
One has to hope that maybe this S&S attraction is part of a package deal from them???

:-)
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Sunday, July 15, 2001 5:28 PM
Last one built is a rotten egg ;-)


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Monday, July 16, 2001 7:02 AM
I think there IS a non-compete clause in the contracts between Six Flags and Skycoaster, Inc. Not sure, but that seems to be the MOST logical jump from the posts I've seen and the parks they're in. A lot of parks have Skycoasters now, but I think that the non-compete clause probably prevents Skycoaster from selling to parks within a certain distance of a SF park. Of course, S&S has too much clout at this point for even SF to make such an outrageous demand on them.

P.S. Rollergator is really hoping for an S&S ride at BGT, and maybe some flats, and would be happy to help them theme the rides...

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Monday, July 16, 2001 8:34 AM
Regarding the non-compete:

http://www.coasterbuzz.com/news/news.asp?NewsID=1320

Skycoaster was pretty stupid to get into that kind of arrangement, however it doesn't really have anything to do with this particular attraction.

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Monday, July 16, 2001 9:25 AM
Skyboss: don't place too much money on Knott's hyper just yet. From what I understand the next thriller won't qualify as a hyper *or* a giga. *** This post was edited by Mamoosh on 7/16/2001. ***
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Monday, July 16, 2001 10:36 AM
"Why would Knott's build the same ride Magic Mountain is getting?"

Because S&S had promised the ride to Knott's before Magic Mountain ever knew it existed. And Stan Checketts is a man of his word!

"Knott's is getting a Hyper."

Not yet... *** This post was edited by James Disney on 7/16/2001. ***
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Monday, July 16, 2001 12:47 PM
James,

You have hinted at what Knott's is getting in the past, and you say it's something Intamin. Would you be so kind as to give a few better clues. I agree, there's not enough room for a hyper yet.

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