Report says Cedar Point building a B&M wing coaster for 2013

Posted Wednesday, May 30, 2012 8:50 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The Sandusky Register is reporting that Space Spiral and Disaster Transport will be removed for a Bolliger & Mabillard wing coaster to open in 2013 at Cedar Point.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012 2:57 PM
rollergator's avatar

Apparently FireHawk's proximity to Son of Beast disqualifies it?

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012 3:03 PM

Well, a few times I've gotten off of Firehawk and wished I could forget it ;-) LOL


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Wednesday, May 30, 2012 3:10 PM
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Good thing I already rode X-Flight, since Kings Island doesn't have that flyer, but I wouldn't count it anywho... ;)


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Wednesday, May 30, 2012 3:15 PM

But have you ridden the NEW XFlight? ;-) Do re-cycled names negate an addition to a coaster count? LOL! (J/K)


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Wednesday, May 30, 2012 3:16 PM
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Long time no see, Shaggy. Welcome back.


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Wednesday, May 30, 2012 3:20 PM

Gratzi... I still lurk... but couldn't resist this one ;-)


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Wednesday, May 30, 2012 3:21 PM
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Dutchman said:

The issues with SS needed to be addressed awhile back and for whatever reason they were not, and now we are at this juncture in the history of the Point.

That is really a shame because Space Spiral could still be a wonderful ride for the entire family. The Sea World San Diego Sky Tower cabin looks great and if they could refurbish Space Spiral for one million or less, that really wouldn't be that bad of a value, would it?

Von Roll as a company doesn't exist anymore, I believe they were purchased by Garaventa and then Garaventa became part of Doppelmayr of Austria. Doppelmayr's business is focused on ropeways (ski lifts, aerial materials transports, etc.) and is totally out of the amusement business.

Another Von Roll ride at CP is the Sky Ride. It's a Von Roll 101, not to many of those around anymore, and most of the Von Roll 101 ski lifts in Europe have been decommissioned. It's pretty old technology, and I really hope when Sky Ride reaches the end of its life they replace it with a modern Doppelmayr or Poma system.


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Wednesday, May 30, 2012 3:37 PM
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Is a flyer 200 miles away really reason to not build a flyer at your flagship park? They both have hypers, drop towers, Huss giant frisbees, multiple woodies, inverted shuttles, etc. etc. etc.


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Wednesday, May 30, 2012 3:45 PM
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This is total disrespect to Six Flags Great America. I, for one, will not stand for it.


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Wednesday, May 30, 2012 3:45 PM
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But Firehawk used to be at Geauga Lake which was only 100 miles. That didn't stop them from building an impulse roller coaster though.


Cedar Point will always be The Roller Coaster Capital of the World, regardless of the number of coasters they have.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012 3:52 PM
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I agree it's meaningless. But, when Superman/Steel Venom/VooDoo/Possessed was built, it was a Six Flags park.


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Wednesday, May 30, 2012 3:55 PM

DejaVuNitro said:

Hopefully Mean Streak.

If I were to ditch it, I wouldn't replace it with anther steel coaster. I'd replace it with a new woodie. Maybe Gravity Group?


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Wednesday, May 30, 2012 4:04 PM

Interesting that this coaster will travel into the parking lot. I believe he's referring to how they had to send Leviathan out over some of the car park area.

The huge roller coaster will dominate the front gate and the track will travel over a large parking area at the park.

“We have several coasters that cover parking lots,” Ouimet wrote. “Not necessarily ideal, but certainly acceptable given tight site constraints and the amount of land such attractions require.”

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012 4:24 PM

Cedar Point is running out of room!

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012 4:26 PM

Brian Noble said:

Cedar Point is running out of room!

/imabadbadman

Not that same bull again!!!!!

On the other hand, It's ONE way to refurb the front entrance/


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Wednesday, May 30, 2012 4:27 PM

Okay... only been to CP once. I rode Disaster Transport... but what is Space Spiral?


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Wednesday, May 30, 2012 4:28 PM
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^The sky cabin ride...like Knotts'.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012 4:29 PM
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It's an observation tower.


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Wednesday, May 30, 2012 4:30 PM

Ah... okay... just looked it up too. I gotta' remember, "this is the internet... Bing is your friend."


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Wednesday, May 30, 2012 4:33 PM
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Crosby?


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