Ride Placement @ CP

Monday, April 1, 2002 5:19 AM

Is it just me?For some strange reason I get a little coo coo when CP makes some decision when it comes time to add or moves an attraction/attractions. For instance, When Cp constructed MF CP moved The Giant Wheel over by DT. Orginally, I was pumped.It was a great idea to install along the beach area.It made me ride for the first time in years and it really made sence there.It reminded me of the CP logo of the 60's/70's where the GW was Next to SS and the train was drawn underneath the two.It was placed in a quiet area of the park.I have to tell you, It made for a nice relaxing contrast to all the thrill rides I love.Not to mention a great veiw of lake Erie. Now CP Decides to place WT right next to it.I hope it doesn't ruin the nice experience of a rediscovered new favorite.

Another challenge I had is when they placed Raptor in front of Blue Streak. It seems BS had lost all of it's presence.

Another is when, PT when up taking trees away and taking away from Corkscrew/ Iron Dragon

Believe me, I appreciate every new addition CP adds and it is a major juggling act to place new attractions with CP's limited resources ( re arranging to accomidate new rides).It would be nice for CP to move attractions to add more green space, plant some trees etc.

Anyway, I know just "zip it" and just "ride it" right?

Does anyone else take issue with new ride placement? Or I'm I just being a little neurotic?

*** This post was edited by Coaster Bob on 4/1/2002. ***

Monday, April 1, 2002 5:28 AM
Well they do own more land to build/develop but not much. The park is on a peninsula.
Monday, April 1, 2002 5:32 AM

Yeah with the good comes bad. I think the additions of Mantis & MF have all but ruined the Frontier Trail, but then again, when I go to CP, do I ride coasters or do I visit shops?

Times change, parks change, although I do find myself from time to time fondly remembering how shaded and spread out parts of CP used to be.

I get the feeling there's a conspiracy over at King's Island to remove anything that has "K" or "C" in its initials.

Monday, April 1, 2002 5:39 AM
You Know you can still be in frontier trail and feel like you are out in the woods even with MF right there screaming by ya at 90 MPH, one of the things about CP I love so much. As for the rest of the placement, check out Indiana Beach if you wanna se some screwed up ride placement, I would swear there is no way they can put anyhting else on that little pennisula, but I am sure they will.

Does CCI know how to make a bad coaster?

*** This post was edited by MagnumForce on 4/1/2002. ***

Monday, April 1, 2002 6:30 AM

WT will not interfere with the view from the giant wheel. In fact, I think the placement of WT with the wheel in the middle is pretty eye catching. Imagine how it will look at night.

Yes, the wheel won't be as "quiet" anymore, but what a heck of a view of WT. I think this will be great for the non-WT riders...they can go on the giant wheel and watch their coaster friends on WT.

I don't think there were a LOT of trees removed for PT. Remember, that was once Jungle Larry's. Same with Mantis and MF...very few trees were removed. The frontier trail is still very shade covered. Yes, you can hear MF, but you can also hear the roar of Snake River Falls.

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Tuesday, April 2, 2002 6:12 AM
I agree with CPLady, WT will add to the Giant Wheel experience. It will be cool watching the trains twist from eye level. It'll just add another thing to look at while your on the Giant Wheel.

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Tuesday, April 2, 2002 6:19 AM

On one level, yeah, MF has really taken away a lot of Frontier Trail's charm. Its just kinda sad that such a beautiful area is never going to be the same.

On another though, considering that they took a quiet, woodsy area, and plopped the tallest coaster in the world smack dab in the middle of it, you have to hand it to CP. They really did an excellent job retaining the amount of the trail that they did.

And I also miss the trees that hid the bunny hop on Corkscrew. Oh well.

If the shoe fits, find another one.

Tuesday, April 2, 2002 8:47 AM

I think the Power Tower area could stand to use some trees around the queue, if nowhere else than next to the compressor building.

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Tuesday, April 2, 2002 11:33 AM

Give Frontier trail a few years guys, trees do grow back. Hopfully they wont hack them down. Millennium Force's first turn and low level turn before the tunnel would be pretty cool while flying through a wooded area!

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