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?
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. :)
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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 ***