Pieces of Cedar Point's mystery ride revealed

Posted Thursday, May 11, 2006 9:31 AM | Contributed by Gemini

The mystery surrounding Cedar Point's project for 2007 continues to outshine the park's newest ride, Skyhawk. On Wednesday, red Intamin track arrived to the park's off-peninsula staging area.

Read more from The Sandusky Register via PointBuzz.

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Thursday, May 11, 2006 10:52 AM
Why more RED Intamin track? Is it possible this is a replacement section for TTD?
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Thursday, May 11, 2006 11:34 AM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar Or maybe an addition ;)
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Thursday, May 11, 2006 12:09 PM
Mamoosh's avatar CP can't have two coasters with similar colors? Did people complain about Millie's track color because there was already Corkscrew?
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Thursday, May 11, 2006 12:33 PM
Jeff's avatar With every little detail that emerges, I'm astounded at the questions that come out of it. Why, with a rock garden of footers in Frontier Town, would this track be anything than a component of the new ride?
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Thursday, May 11, 2006 12:45 PM
Cedar Point might be going for a 12 inversion coaster.
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Thursday, May 11, 2006 1:54 PM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar I don't believe this to be true, but the new ride could be a massive addition to TTD, taking it all the way back to Frontier Town. They already have the launching mechanism, why not make use of all that wasted energy. :)
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Thursday, May 11, 2006 1:59 PM
It would be awesome if CP got something like that 10 inversion Intamin over in Europe. I can't think of the name right now but i'm sure most of you know which one i'm talking about. Whatever they get, I sure can't wait.
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Thursday, May 11, 2006 2:05 PM
I didn't say CD couldn't have two coasters with red track, I just found it odd that many Intamin coasters seem to have red track. And I had no idea that there was a "rock garden of footers in Frontier Town", otherwise I might not have suggested it have anything to do with TTD.

It amazes me how little it takes to make some people pissy... bad day or something?

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Thursday, May 11, 2006 2:28 PM
I really loathe that color... But that is just me.


Iron Dragon, Dragster, now this... Oy

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Thursday, May 11, 2006 2:33 PM
my money is on a new launched coaster similar to Speed Monster or Rita-Queen of Speed.
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Thursday, May 11, 2006 2:42 PM
Frankly I'm surprised Cedar Point would go with Intamin considering the problems with Dragster... Maybe Intamin is giving them a good deal in compensation for the downtime and negative attention CP received from Dragster.
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Thursday, May 11, 2006 2:54 PM
SFoGswim's avatar Of course, maybe it's not a launch coaster (which seems to be Intamin's only downfall), and they trust Intamin completely for other types of rides. Millennium Force is running pretty well these days I hear.
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Thursday, May 11, 2006 3:05 PM
Whatever it is, it will be composed of "coaster-looking ride parts."
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Thursday, May 11, 2006 3:10 PM
Aquatrax
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Thursday, May 11, 2006 3:39 PM
Jeff's avatar I'm not pissy... I just assume people have seen things like the graphic on the home page of PointBuzz (the "rock garden") or even would have heard about the pic they posted in the CP blog months ago. Or even the multi-page threads here that indicate the old WWL site is a big mess of construction.

Am I assuming too much that everyone would know by now that they were building a coaster?

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Thursday, May 11, 2006 3:46 PM
CP is building a coaster? That's cool.
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Thursday, May 11, 2006 3:52 PM
I knew that CP was building something but I didn't know it was a coaster- I've been too busy in the past few months to keep on top of what many parks are doing, and I really avoid the Cedar Point threads because people start speculating about dueling B&M flying coasters as soon as dirt piles start to appear. I suggested it could be a replacement part for TTD because I was under the impression that Intamin was no longer in Cedar Fair's good graces after the problems they had with Wicked Twister and TTD. I figured that a new CP coaster would be a B&M since Dorney, WoF and KBF all got new B&Ms in the past two years.
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Thursday, May 11, 2006 4:11 PM
You are a sad bunch of people to assume everyone here knows everything about what's going on at Cedar Point just because you do. Leave Rob alone and find something more constructive to do than complain about the color of new roller coasters and knock people for not noticing every possible update to a coaster site. On that note, the footers around the former swan boat pond appear to be for a curve and not an inversion. I'm guessing that if they were installing a looper into that section of the park, they would use that vantage point for a more impressive element than a curve. This leads me to believe that the White Water Landing site will be only part of a larger ride.. possibly some fast final curves.. If not, maybe it is for a water coaster. The track appears to be rather large and gradual in its curveature to be for a ride consisting of a single car, however. With a water coaster, I'd expect tighter radius curves. I'm just happy it's not a flying coaster! The last thing I need is to ride another coaster with a strap between my legs.
*** This post was edited by ttdragster105 5/11/2006 4:12:19 PM ***
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Thursday, May 11, 2006 4:34 PM
Jeff's avatar The irony of someone suggesting that we're wasting our time who goes on to speculate himself and waste time on accusing other people of wasting time... :)
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