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, June 6, 2012 12:41 PM
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But it's just like Superman: The Escape, so it CAN'T be a coaster!


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Wednesday, June 6, 2012 12:47 PM
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They didn't call it a coaster just so they could take it out without dropping the count! ;-)


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Wednesday, June 6, 2012 1:44 PM

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

Except that this argument only applies to someone who might conceivably plan amusement park trips years into the future---you know, like an enthusiast. Also known as: 0.01%* of the park's annual attendance.

Would it be preferable not to leak it? Sure, after all, that 0.01% spends money too. But, is it materially damaging to this year's gate? Probably not.

(*: totally made that up)

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012 1:50 PM

Lord Gonchar said:

Hmmm. Let's see.

Full circuit run. Wheels on rails. Big drop.

Oh. My. God.

I hope you're gonna pick up all those worms when you're done...


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Wednesday, June 6, 2012 1:58 PM
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Brian Noble said:

Except that this argument only applies to someone who might conceivably plan amusement park trips years into the future---you know, like an enthusiast. Also known as: 0.01%* of the park's annual attendance.

Would it be preferable not to leak it? Sure, after all, that 0.01% spends money too. But, is it materially damaging to this year's gate? Probably not.

(*: totally made that up)

See, I'm not convinced it's that low (nor do I think it's a matter of planning trips years in advance). I don't think it's especially high, but I could easily imagine a family putting off their trip from August 2012 to May 2013 if they catch wind of a super new ride coming.


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Wednesday, June 6, 2012 2:00 PM
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Lord Gonchar said:

Full circuit run. Wheels on rails. Big drop.

Oh. My. God.

My head asplode!!!

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012 5:08 PM

ApolloAndy said:
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.

I, too assume it is greater than zero, but less than significant. How many people from Detroit, Cleveland & Toldeo--which are CP's main markets--going to drive past CP to go to another park?

BTW, why did you drive past Kennywood to go to Waldemeer? Kennywood is not building a new ride next year


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Wednesday, June 6, 2012 6:51 PM
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Going to KW too. ;) I'm not saying people will go to a different park rather than that park. I'm saying that the less-than-once-a-year people will wait 6 - 9 months for their trip if a new ride is coming out 6-9 months later.


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Wednesday, June 6, 2012 9:03 PM
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Captain Hawkeye said:
BTW, why did you drive past Kennywood to go to Waldemeer? Kennywood is not building a new ride next year

Says who?


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Wednesday, June 6, 2012 10:45 PM

Sky Rocket opened in 2010. Prior to that the last new coaster was a Wild Mouse in 1999 and Phantom in 1991. (I don't count the Kiddie Phantom in 1996). So 11 years between Wild Mouse & Sky Rocket, 19 between big coasters.

Prior to Phantom their last "big" coaster was 1980, prior to that a Wild Mouse in 1958, and a 40 foot family coaster in 1948.

So, no, I'm not expecting Kennywood to build 2 "big" coasters in 3 years :)


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Wednesday, June 6, 2012 10:59 PM
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You said new ride, not new coaster. For that matter, the past no longer counts since the new management is in place. They don't really care what the coaster interval was under the previous ownership. Nothing has been decided for next year as of yet, but the rumors are flyin'.


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Wednesday, June 6, 2012 11:06 PM
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Kennywood is getting a new flying coaster next year? It will probably be one of those Volaire pieces of crap. lol


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Thursday, June 7, 2012 8:59 AM
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Kennywood doesn't have a flyer either? I thought that was only Kings Island...

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Thursday, June 7, 2012 10:45 AM
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As stated earlier, Cedar Point's attendance could be hurt a little by this leaking out. It's like when someone's getting a new phone, they wouldn't get the iPhone 4S if they know the iPhone 5 is coming out in a few months. That's why Apple doesn't announce it until only a couple weeks before it becomes available.


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Thursday, June 7, 2012 11:02 AM
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I disagree. Apple nerds would get the 4S, and then get the 5 a few months later.

No flyer, btw. Don't read in to it that far.


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Thursday, June 7, 2012 11:16 AM
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kpjb said:

No flyer, btw. Don't read in to it that far.

So definitely a flyer in 2013. Got it.


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Thursday, June 7, 2012 11:42 AM
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As stated earlier, Cedar Point's attendance could be hurt a little by this leaking out. 

Does it hurt when words come out of your ass? Or is it just like pooping?

Let's play it out...

"Dad! I'm so excited...we get to go to Cedar Point tomorrow!"

"Gosh sweetie, I don't know...I just read in this tabloid that next year they are building a new coaster. Why don't we wait until next year?"

"You're right father. Let's go to the metropark instead"

See how stupid?

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Thursday, June 7, 2012 2:00 PM
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I don't think it's stupid for dad to say, "Why don't we go to that Holiday World place we've read about instead this year?"

You can insert any park that has built something in recent years and expanded their ad buy. Kennywood, Waldameer, etc.

Last edited by eightdotthree, Thursday, June 7, 2012 2:01 PM
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Thursday, June 7, 2012 4:03 PM
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Exactly. It's a little different but we post pined our trip to Disney because of Test Track. Test Track is our favorite but why not wait 4 months until its open?


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

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Thursday, June 7, 2012 4:08 PM

I don't think it's stupid for dad to say, "Why don't we go to that Holiday World place we've read about instead this year?"

But, again, that assumes Dad either reads the Sandusky Register, *or* scours online information about amusement parks in various coaster dweeb sites. So, how big is that set?

I'm guessing: not very big. The proof will be in the attendance pudding.


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