Monday, October 16, 2000 12:07 PM
are you happy with this move? and what over coaster would you like to se redone?
Hercules at dorney could be so much better...
Monday, October 16, 2000 1:14 PM
I am okay with it, I used to hear about that coaster when I was a kid and when I finally saw it on tv I was like "DANG". I can see that it is rough so I am okay with the change. The ride however does seem a little short, Millennium Force looks long compared to it. The name is tight though. Mean Streak should be redone
Number 1 And Only Cedar Point
Monday, October 16, 2000 2:29 PM
I'm looking forward to PR. I think the design will be a good one.
I agree with Jephry's recommendation that Mean Streak could be re-done. Another I would like to see re-done is Shockwave at SFGAm. This ride bangs you more than SP did (IMHO).
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*** This post was edited by DEK on 10/16/2000. ***
Monday, October 16, 2000 3:32 PM
I would love to see Iron Dragon redone. Redesign the entire 1st part of the ride and keep the pretzel-type finale over water. Maybe put a bunch of low-to-the-ground turns after the 1st lift hill that would cause good swing on the cars (this is instead of the high, slow turns the ride has now). Also, maybe make the 2nd lift about 10 feet taller to build up more speed going through the finale. CP would never do it, but it would make a great ride.
Monday, October 16, 2000 5:28 PM
I am looking forward to PR. They way things seem to be going it will almost 100% new next year. DEK's comments on Shockwave are interesting. My Son and I were at SFGA early this month and had similar ideas. Why not get a look at what Morgan has done at Kennywood next summer and let them take a crack at Shockwave?
Monday, October 16, 2000 8:37 PM
Reffering to MooreOn's statement, as long as we're dreaming how about adding a loop in there?
You build it, I'll ride it
Tuesday, October 17, 2000 7:45 AM
The loop on Iron Dragon , again ? I can't think about that too much , that's the ultimate ride that the manufacturer will not think of as possible .
Tuesday, October 17, 2000 9:21 AM
Well, I never rode SP so I cant really comment on that aspect, but in reference to your second question, Raging Wolf Bobs is the coaster I would most like to see redone. It has a very nice and interesting layout and standing air. But that bad boy just shakes TOO much around the curves. A little re-tracking, maybe a slight train adjustment and a liberal application of grease, and you would see this coaster in top ten lists!
Tuesday, October 17, 2000 9:46 AM
I can't wait for PR. I did not care for SP at all. Too rough and I always felt like crap when I got off.
I actually like Mean Streak, but they could do some work on it. Some retracking, maybe different trains, and get rid of the brakes on the first hill.
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Tuesday, October 17, 2000 11:58 AM
MooreOn: I agree with you on Iron Dragon. The second half of the ride is very exciting, a great layout. But I swear, I could literally sleep during the first half. Make the first hill 100+ feet with more sweeping curves and dips, extending into the second part of the ride...it would be the best suspended around then. Too bad it won't happen.
Tuesday, October 17, 2000 12:33 PM
Actually, the first drop of the ID is pretty good if you are in the back seat. The rest of the first half is tame. Second half is decent. As for Phantoms Revenge, I am happy about the change. I thought the original was OK, but would be *much* better without the inversions and the OTSRs.