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

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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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Vater's avatar

I'm confused. What coaster did we think they'd build?

birdhombre's avatar

Knott's is getting a 540-foot prefab woodie aquatrax?

Tekwardo's avatar

Yeah, I'm not sure about that either, early rumors have always been Wing coaster, and the pic of the shipping label kinda confirmed that.


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Jesus, now my every word is taken literally? I was joking that the wing coaster for CP is now going to Knott's because of the leak. I guess it isn't funny (or even stupid) if I have to explain it.


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If SoCal people complain, then it will go to Dorney, though.


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I just want to know what happened to the Hooters they were supposed to get.


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If MiA could support a 170' Wing coaster, it would already have been built.


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Wow, this page is just dripping with win. Better put $5 in the family dryer and see if that helps with the chafing later on.

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Yeah, I know this is probably not how they intended to announce this, but shouldn't the higher ups be pretty good at keeping secrets? Doesn't seem like this was someone who violated a non-disclosure.

I thought it was ironic because there was so much hype for the flume, which really didn't deserve it. Yet here is a ride that deserves the hype and gets announced by accident.

But, "announced" only to people who read the Sandusky Register (I have no joke here) or coaster dweebs...not a big deal. There will still be a big ol' PR push for the GP.


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The way I see it, there is some benefit to leaking info in this situation.

  1. You get twice as much media attention. The first round was just about the leak, and the second round will come when they formally announce the ride. Pretty cost effective as well (Thorpe Park seems to be pretty good at garnering free publicity with these inexpensive tactics).
  2. People know two rides are being removed earlier in the year. The dirty work is done so that when they do announce the ride details, the focus isn't on the "shock" of removing those rides.

Really there isn't much to lose by leaking the info. There is some risk of loosing a competitive edge if someone else is building a wing coaster and they want to one up Cedar Point's stats. At the same time, the seating gimmic is the really marketable part, not the height or speed. When you build a ride like Millennium or Dragster, there is a much bigger emphasis on breaking a height or speed record.

In terms of coaster count, I don't think that really matters if Magic Mountain has more at this point. People are going to be influenced to visit simply because of a new coaster, not because they have more than some park on the other side of the country.

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Pagoda Gift Shop said:

Yet here is a ride that deserves the hype and gets announced by accident.

Are you suggesting that any marketing effort going forward is pointless? I think that's a big stretch. If you really want to get down to it, people have been guessing the same thing that the Regisucker reported for at good year or so. No one is any closer to knowing what the name is, the specifics of the layout, potential themes, etc.


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kpjb said:

If SoCal people complain, then it will go to Dorney, though.

Wrong. Dorney only gets used coasters, remember? :)


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Demon Drop isn't a coaster... or is it!??1


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I should have capitalized the word USED....


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Fun said:

Really there isn't much to lose by leaking the info.

I don't think I'm alone here, but I specifically chose a side trip to Waldameer rather than Cedar Point (from Pittsburgh) next week because Cedar Point is building something big next year which I eventually plan on riding and Waldameer probably won't be building anything big in the foreseeable future.

I'm not sure how many people postpone trips to Cedar Point because something big is coming next year, but I bet it's greater than 0.


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I know I've made decisions based on what's coming next year and it's the basis behind Universal Orlando's online ad campaign this year.


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kpjb said:

Demon Drop isn't a coaster... or is it!??1

Hmmm. Let's see.

Full circuit run. Wheels on rails. Big drop.

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