I just CAN wait for it.Anybody else feel the same?
sfdl dude said:
So.. your saying you'd be better off if CP didn't get anything at all? If you don't like the ride, you can always go to SFWoA and pretend CP never got anything.
*reads nitros post*
Nope, doesn't look like he said that.
Nitro, I agree, at least for now. But maybe my opinion will change after I ride the thing. Just doesn't seem that much... better.
And SFdl dude,yr the kin of eprson who likes watching us enthusiasts fight.Im not...atleast not today.
"Excuse me while I kick the sky!"
I understand this industry sufficiently to realize that capital improvements are a big expenditure for a park, and I don't expect record-breaking rides every season, or anything like that. In fact, I think most record-breaking rides are pretty useless.
But, sometimes people outside of the Midwest seem to forget this - Cedar Point is as close as the amusement park industry comes to a destination resort on par with Walt Disney World, Universal, and Disneyland. It is, after all, the Mecca of roller coasters.
Now, I made my pilgrimage this past summer, and I wasn't really impressed with the place (I can hear it from here - "Blasphemy!!!"). So, with that said, the addition of this coaster does *not* make me want to spend my money on a return trip. If going to CP is nothing more than a day trip for you, than perhaps you should be satisfied - or even happy - with this addition. But, as a long distance traveler, I don't think it was a wise investment for the park.
As enthusiasts, or whatever you want to call yourself, having more roller coasters is certainly a fun, good thing. But, as consumers, we are more than entitled to decide how, when and where we spend our money. As such, I am disappointed in CP's addition because it's certainly not going to have me forking over another $1000 for the trip. I think others are entitled to feel the same.
Those of us in love with CP aren't in love merely because they have 15 coasters. It's the little things that CP has in spades that other parks overlook, such as good customer service, friendly ops, good food, and a genuine history.
It's also worth noting that CP's target crowd comes from the area stretching between Detroit and Cleveland. People will come like they always do, in droves. Long-range visitors help attendance I suppose, but it's by an extremely small fraction.
One last point... The average amusment-park-goer doesn't have the elitist point of view about what makes a coaster truly great. People will see that CP's building a 215ft. coaster and they'll think, "cool, I wanna ride that," and then they'll go to CP like they always do