S&S Slingshot goes vertical at Cedar Point

Posted Saturday, July 21, 2001 10:46 AM | Contributed by Red Garter Rob

Going up at a similar rate as its counterpart at Magic Mountain thousands of miles away, Cedar Point's S&S "Slingshot" upcharge attraction is quickly growing.

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Saturday, July 21, 2001 11:07 AM
How tall are those towers?

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"Bathroom 1 looks too intense for me"-Ed Markey
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Saturday, July 21, 2001 11:11 AM
With the pulleys on top.. 270 feet from ground level is what I got the other night.

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MF 2000 - 269 laps
MF 2001 - 103 laps (as of 7/19/01)
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Saturday, July 21, 2001 11:15 AM
Awesome!!! Can't wait!!! Anyone have an idea when it will open??? Or how much money it will cost??

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I'm an adrenaline junkie.
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Saturday, July 21, 2001 11:19 AM
Goal is Aug. 1st.. Yes.. you read that right.. 30 days from ground breaking to public access.

Price.. no one knows yet.. I'm on my way up ther eright now to get the next set of photo's and talk to the S&S guys about a few other things. I'll see if they are pretty confident that they will make the target date.

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MF 2000 - 269 laps
MF 2001 - 103 laps (as of 7/19/01)
June 11th, 2001 - Gemini 100
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Saturday, July 21, 2001 12:07 PM
You are actually wrong about being the first park to install an S&S Slingshot...Magic Mountain's is already finished being constructed, the towers are about 275-280 ft tall and the price will be around $30 dollars. Whats the name of CP'S?? Ours is "Thrill Shot".
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Saturday, July 21, 2001 12:18 PM
If you really want to scare me, forget about the thrill rides. Just put me in one of those baskets hanging from a crane 250 feet up swaying in the wind. Now that's frightening!
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Saturday, July 21, 2001 12:51 PM
Are you sure that the ride will be ready by Aug. 1st?

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Don't Fight It: Ride It! Raging Bull
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Saturday, July 21, 2001 1:14 PM
The one at MM isnt done yet. The CP one is called VertiGO.

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"Before you see the light, you must DIE!"
-SLAYER
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Saturday, July 21, 2001 1:29 PM
I'll be there Aug. 2nd. Hope it's ready!

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Yeeee Haaawwww!
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Saturday, July 21, 2001 2:07 PM
Yes it is just go to Americacoasters.com and check out the picks, it was finished yesterday. I never said that it was open I jsut said that the construction of it was finished. Your's is still 1 tower behind ours!!!!!!!
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Saturday, July 21, 2001 6:08 PM
The cost is $15, and less for groups.
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Saturday, July 21, 2001 6:32 PM
Wonderful news... that means that SFMM's will open shortly after CP's since CP was first in line to get the attraction and open it. This attraction is absolutely insane if you ask me! Then there's one more out there to be installed... hmmm....

JD
http://www.westcoaster.net
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Saturday, July 21, 2001 8:05 PM
I don't usually comment on people's pictures, but great job RGR!
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Saturday, July 21, 2001 8:28 PM
Why did they do this in the wee hours of the morning? Is the park too busy during the day?
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Saturday, July 21, 2001 11:19 PM
"Why did they do this in the wee hours of the morning? Is the park too busy during the day?"

Well... here's a bit of a what if for ya...

What if for some odd reason, the crain broke and smashed into Magnum while it was running?? That could have the possibility of sucking... that would be my personal guess as to why they did it at night. Same as SFMM... they'd done all their work at night to my knowledge. Areas that are that close to public areas are usually done when there aren't any people around. At least that's been my own experience...

JD
http://www.westcoaster.net
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Sunday, July 22, 2001 7:18 AM
Yep.. when raising the towers, they wanted a min of general public.. SOme of us were allowed in to take pics.

btw.. the SFMM is actually about a 2 days behind the point of CP's. CP did alot more of the ground prep on the towers than the SFMM crew did. That and SFMM lost a day when thier crane went down. This from the guy from S&S.

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MF 2000 - 269 laps
MF 2001 - 103 laps (as of 7/19/01)
June 11th, 2001 - Gemini 100
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Sunday, July 22, 2001 2:27 PM
the pictures are cool, good job. this new ride looks awsome. the only thing is, i bet they would get more operating time if they put it in their main amusement park. but this way having it in their challenge park will make the park more money.-----looks like alot of fun!
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Sunday, July 22, 2001 2:43 PM
Actually.. they'll get more operating time in Challenge Park, it's open an hour later than the rest of the park.. hehehehe

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MF 2000 - 269 laps
MF 2001 - 103 laps (as of 7/19/01)
June 11th, 2001 - Gemini 100
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Sunday, July 22, 2001 3:41 PM
Forget the safety of distant objects, this thing is a few feet from people walking by and hundreds of small children in Soak City (one of the towers isn't more than 30 feet from the fence). If this thing didn't have such a small footprint, you'd never believe they put it where they did.

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
"From the global village... in the age of communication!"
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