Speculation swirls over Cedar Point's next big ride

Posted Wednesday, February 22, 2006 8:57 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Ever since the former White Water Landing ride area became off-limits, speculation about what Cedar Point has in store for the 2007 season is the buzz.

Read more from The Sandusky Register via PointBuzz.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2006 10:46 AM
"My dad's brother is Mr. Kinzel's mailman and he told me this..."

I love that line.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2006 10:47 AM
Jeff's avatar I love "executive editor." I think I'm gonna start calling myself that to match my executive salary.
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Wednesday, February 22, 2006 10:50 AM
It does sound better than "Web master." What about Executive Editor Officer, EEO?
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Wednesday, February 22, 2006 10:52 AM
janfrederick's avatar Hmmm....seems like a high paragraph to sentence ratio.

Choppiest

read

ever

It was sure nice to know Mr. Kinzel wants to go out with a bang. Does that mean he's going to perform Daffy Duck's famous vaudeville act? ;)

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Wednesday, February 22, 2006 11:07 AM
^ I couldn't agree more. That was pretty hard to read. Similar ideas, that should all be one paragraph, are scattered all over the story. Wow. Still, an interesting article...*** This post was edited by pyrocoasterkid 2/22/2006 11:07:59 AM ***
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Wednesday, February 22, 2006 11:20 AM
I agree that the Sandusky Register is one of the absolute worst newspapers in the state of Ohio. Their grammatical and spelling errors are copious, and I have seen them misspell things in obits--not rarely--but about every other day.
*** This post was edited by Sharpel007 2/23/2006 11:56:26 PM ***
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Wednesday, February 22, 2006 11:45 AM
^And ironically, you don't know how to spell misspell! Even more ironic is that you didn't start the beginning of your post with a capital letter, and you didn't end your first sentence with a period. The phrase "just not rarely" doesn't seem right either.

So here, I'll rewrite your post. It should've gone something like this;

I agree that the Sandusky Register is one of the absolute worst newspapers in the state of Ohio. Their grammatical and spelling errors are copious, and I have seen them misspell things in obits--not rarely--but about every other day.

I know there will be some people who will get upset and say that it isn't "Grammar Buzz," or "Spelling Buzz," but, Sharpel007 came out swinging and missed by a mile.

So they are keeping the station from the old logflume. The last people to keep their station after a demolition was Great Adventure.*** This post was edited by Intamin Fan 2/22/2006 11:47:10 AM ***
*** This post was edited by Intamin Fan 2/22/2006 11:48:36 AM ***

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Wednesday, February 22, 2006 12:06 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar Oh man, the "Kinzel going out with a bang" thing has hit newspaper status.

It's kind of hilarious.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2006 12:17 PM
I thought it kinda started with a newspaper article... didn't it?
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Wednesday, February 22, 2006 12:24 PM
You'll find that most major publications have short paragrahps and simple words/phrases because most people can't handle anything more.

Also, I'm really sick of "The people who don't know, talk. The people who do know, don't talk." It's overused, annoying, and when people say it they are doing it with their noses pointed so high they need aircraft becons.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2006 12:40 PM
Ditto that last post viper432! That line is not only annoying and overused, it is also not always true. I know of a number of situations where people who know, told. Sure, there are plenty of silly rumors and people who make stuff up out there. And I highly doubt anybody who truly knew would come onto a coaster website and tell anybody, for obvious reasons. But they do tell people, just not in a public arena. To constantly wield that line like it's gospel truth is to ignore the fact that the opposite is also true. Some people who know do tell, and some people who don't know act like they do, to make themselves look and feel more important. It's like anything else in life, there are two sides to the coin. The dead horse that is that phrase is so old that it's decayed and only it's skeleton is left now.
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Wednesday, February 22, 2006 12:51 PM
Jeff's avatar I still find it funny that everyone says Kinzel said he'd "go out with a bang," and yet no one can actually attribute the quote. He might have a right to be proud of his accomplishments, but I really don't think that his ego is so big that he'd make a bad business decision to satisfy it.
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Wednesday, February 22, 2006 1:03 PM
Except when the line is used, it's ALWAYS used in a public arena (be it coasterbuzz, newspaper article, etc.)

It's not a way of privately saying "I know but I'm not going to tell you." It's basically saying that rumors are flying, but the people who DO know what's going on aren't going to publicly say anything, so chances are what you hear publicly is incorrect. Further, people who do know aren't going to tell someone that they can't trust. The only people (if anyone) they'll tell are close friends/colleagues that they know won't betray that trust.

I'm sick of trolls who complain about simple phrases because they can't find any info instead of being mature human beings, discussing things rationally, and possibly even getting to know people well enough that you start to learn of things ahead of time because they can trust that you won't sign on to coasterbuzz and/or screamscape and be the first "to tel every1 teh newz!!!1!!1!"

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Wednesday, February 22, 2006 1:31 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

I'm sick of trolls who complain about simple phrases because they can't find any info instead of being mature human beings, discussing things rationally, and possibly even getting to know people well enough that you start to learn of things ahead of time because they can trust that you won't sign on to coasterbuzz and/or screamscape and be the first "to tel every1 teh newz!!!1!!1!"


Amen.

Doesn't bother me, I tend to not care. For example, I honestly don't give a crap what CP is doing next year. Why? Because in the end, we all have to wait 15 months to ride it. Who knows what means nothing really. I'll find out when it's announced. And then I'll ride when it opens - just like everyone else regardless of how far in advance they knew about the ride.

I understand the parks probably enjoy the speculation and hype and it helps their cause, but it's just another of those enthusiast things I don't get. I don't need to know what I'll be getting the chance to ride 15 months from now. I'm not losing sleep pondering the trademark of the Maverick name. I have no desire to see the empty spot where WWL stood.

I'm such a bad enthusiast. A poseur, really. :)

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Wednesday, February 22, 2006 2:16 PM
rollergator's avatar LOL Gonch....see I care about the decisions re: next year, not as an enthusiast, but more because of my "sideline work", amateur industry analyst.

I'm more concerned about whether next year's ride will be good for the turnstyles....UNTIL it's up and running - THEN I care about whether or not *I* like the ride...

As far as "who knows what and when"....meh, who cares. First, all decisions are subject to change. Second, and more importantly for me personally, the FUN is in the *guessing*... :)

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Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:51 PM
john peck's avatar Man, I have come such a long way! 8 years ago, I would have believed every rumor I heard, but growing up really teaches you some stuff! I think the cherry was from a guy from (then) SFO when He told me SFO was going to build a Twin of Superman (SFMM) and a wood coaster larger than SOB with corkscrews.

Honestly, CP would be smart to build another major attraction soon, but i hope they do more family/mild thrills first. The swing will be good, but $6 Million is a lot for just one ride. In comparison. look at how much the dollar goes at Holiday World. Thats a lot of stuff this year.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2006 5:34 PM
"Seasonal employees are not told about future rides. They are almost worse than coaster enthusiasts because they claim their supervisors told them the big secret, Edwards said. "

Almost, but not quite. :)

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Wednesday, February 22, 2006 6:53 PM
kpjb's avatar They paid $6 Million for that freakin' swing!?!

Man, those last few feet are expensive!

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Wednesday, February 22, 2006 10:46 PM
Mamoosh's avatar Gonch said in his sexy voice: "Doesn't bother me, I tend to not care. For example, I honestly don't give a crap what CP is doing next year. Why? Because in the end, we all have to wait 15 months to ride it. Who knows what means nothing really. I'll find out when it's announced. And then I'll ride when it opens - just like everyone else regardless of how far in advance they knew about the ride."

Amen, brother! Couldn't agree with you more!

mOOSH -- knows what they're getting...can't tell ;)

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