So, what coaster is Cedar Point Selling

Tuesday, August 9, 2005 4:36 PM
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.
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Tuesday, August 9, 2005 4:38 PM
Didn't see Coasterbuzz news yesterday did you?
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Tuesday, August 9, 2005 4:48 PM
TTD's gonna go (heavy sarcasm) .
ibc

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Tuesday, August 9, 2005 4:51 PM
Mamoosh's avatar Disaster Transport may be more likely, or something something older like the Mine Train.

No, and no.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2005 4:54 PM
rollergator's avatar http://www.coasterbuzz.com/2005-220-441125.htm

I think we've come to the conclusion that HeadSpin (and it's *horrendous* moniker) will be going bye-bye....good riddance to bad Vekomas! ;)

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Tuesday, August 9, 2005 4:54 PM
Wicked Twister.
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Tuesday, August 9, 2005 4:54 PM
News discussions die after a few days as they move down the page.

It would nice if they took DT away or put Mean Streak out of its misery.

I don't see why they would want to remove WildCat unless they had plans of removing Cedars sometime soon.


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Tuesday, August 9, 2005 5:14 PM
So. what thread is completely redundant?
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Tuesday, August 9, 2005 5:19 PM
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

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Tuesday, August 9, 2005 5:31 PM
X-Flight at GL. When CP build there new one eventually they wont want it to compete with there old one. *** Edited 8/9/2005 9:33:12 PM UTC by Crashmando***

Thanks,
DMC

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Tuesday, August 9, 2005 6:02 PM
Mamoosh's avatar 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?
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Tuesday, August 9, 2005 6:07 PM
Moosh,Thats what I said on 2 other forums and nobody agreed with me so i went the majority way on CB.

Thanks,
DMC

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Tuesday, August 9, 2005 6:09 PM
Mamoosh's avatar So what if no one agrees with you? Stick to your guns! ;)
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Tuesday, August 9, 2005 6:11 PM
I didn't think about that, Mooshie. That actually makes more sense than every other idea being tossed around.

Let's hope, for the sake of mankind, that he's not riding Dragster. ;)

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Tuesday, August 9, 2005 8:35 PM
rollergator's avatar 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? :)

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Tuesday, August 9, 2005 8:43 PM
Rctycoon2k's avatar No Moosh!! The press is always right!!

I wouldn't mind seeing HeadSpin go, but that's just me.


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Tuesday, August 9, 2005 9:02 PM
Wildcat is up for sale and its current footprint will be home to the new 40-seat S&S Screaming Swing next season.
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Tuesday, August 9, 2005 9:33 PM
*crosses fingers*

Please sell the bobsled and add a good beach-side woodie. Pleeeeeease sell the bobsled and add a good beach-side woodie!

I can dream, can't I? :)


- DJ

"When the end of the world comes, I want to be in Cincinnati because it's always twenty years behind the times." - Mark Twain

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Tuesday, August 9, 2005 10:23 PM
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.

CP was amazing, going back next June to ride Maverick

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Tuesday, August 9, 2005 10:55 PM
DawgByte II's avatar 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.

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