screamscape: In an interesting report about how officials in El Paso, TX are wanting a big amusement park in their city (and pissing off the owner of Western Playland in the process) it was mentioned as how they went on a trip to Cedar Point to see a “a roller coaster that’s for sale there.” So assuming that this story is true, then the question is exactly what coaster at CP may be for sale. The easy answer would be Wildcat, but it’s not like they would gain a lot of extra land for future expansion by removing it. Disaster Transport may be more likely, or something something older like the Mine Train.
Is Geauga Lake's old Arrow corkscrew still on site?
How about the impulse at GL. I could see that being moved since CP has a bigger one down the street.
However if I was wanting a used coaster I'd buy something easy to install and run like an Arrow corkscrew, Wildcat or Vekoma Boomerang or SLC. I dont think I'd want the trouble of a Dutchman or Impulse. I'd also avoid the expense of a B&M. Alos pulling Disaster Transport out of that building isn't gonna be fun
Here's an idea: Perhaps the author of the news article was slightly mistaken? Maybe they went to test out a coaster MODEL that is currently running at CP with the thought of possibly buying a similar model for the El Paso park?
I figure - assuming Cedar FAIR is in fact selling a ride that it wouldn't be the Impulse, since that could be used at another CF park (say, WoF, KBF, or even Dorney). Who the heck would want a Boomerang these days in a thriving park....it's more of a ride for a *building* park...
It is pretty common for execs to check out the product if it's installed elsewhere....but WHAT ride could it be that they'd have to go all the way to CP to try out?? Oh, that's right, it's a BUSINESS trip....my bad... ;)
P.S. Did SFNE ever get their RollerSoaker clone? :)
You can dream, but I do think that if they are selling a coaster, then you could pretty much bet that they are getting one this upcoming year, to even out the count again. Maybe even two? But I honestly think that it will be steel.
With luck, they could scrap BOTH Wildcat & Disaster Transport.
Not that there's ever really been a coaster I don't like... but from the outside, Disaster Transport is just plain fugly. The 12-E is retarded and looks like a factory building instead of an interesting ride. The ride would be much better if the actual ride was air conditioned instead of the queue.
...but I doubt it's for sale... it's just one that deserves to be removed because of the ugliness and how that area of the park is developing into a much more different area than it once was maybe 6yrs ago.
...Wildcat is also not that much of a thrill ride, but it's got the slowest capacity & just doesn't really fit the Cedar Point trend of quality rides... so it could be replaced with a ride that takes up a small footprint which could easily be popular.
...other than that, no other ride really deserves to go... as they are kind of a staple at the park including Mine Train & Mean Streak.