The race is on...

Thursday, June 24, 2010 7:43 PM
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No Moosh, it doesn't apply to Cedar Point, they're a QUALITY Park!

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Friday, June 25, 2010 1:20 AM
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crazy horse said:

Mamoosh said:
Shoot The Rapids has been testing for a few weeks now. Video is widely available on the web.

The ride has been bone dry for a week or 2. The boats are no where to be found. There has been no work at all going on.

This isn't true, anyway. I was at the park last Thursday and they were sending boats around the course for at least an hour (that I saw).


Friday, June 25, 2010 6:34 AM

I was there Friday June 18th, and the ride was bone dry, so there! :)

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Friday, June 25, 2010 9:33 AM

But bones have water in them. That means there was approximately 22% water in the ride:)

Friday, June 25, 2010 9:33 AM
Pete's avatar

They had an employee ride night on Shoot The Rapids yesterday after the park closed. I watched the ride for awhile from the deck and it was looking good. Looks like Shoot The Rapids will win the race with the Sat. June 26th opening.

I'd rather be in my boat with a drink on the rocks, than in the drink with a boat on the rocks.

Friday, June 25, 2010 10:06 AM
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Any update on Demon Drop opening tomorrow? There seems to be word that it will, but I haven't seen an official confirmation on Dorney's twitter or facebook feeds.

Edit: I guess DD wasn't part of the original contest, but someone suggested it later. :)

Last edited by birdhombre, Friday, June 25, 2010 10:07 AM
Friday, June 25, 2010 10:53 AM

Sky Rocket is the winner.

Friday, June 25, 2010 11:06 AM

[url][url]Wait, since when is Sky Rocket open? I thought it wasn't opening till this coming Tuesday (29th)? I know they let ACErs have a ride on it at CoasterCon (doesn't count in this race in my opinion), but I was under the impression that guests still weren't getting rides.

Has it soft opened? / @kpjb is around... Is a soft-opening this weekend out of the question? Inquiring minds (...who may be at the park Sunday) want to know!

Last edited by BBSpeed26, Friday, June 25, 2010 11:08 AM


Friday, June 25, 2010 12:09 PM
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^The phrase that I saw (and considered spot-on) relating to the Timberliners was "revenue service". If paid-admission guests are riding, whether it be a soft-opening or officially open to the public, then a ride could be considered "operating".

Obviously, this line of reasoning is not to be considered *the correct way to look at it*....but it works for me.

Friday, June 25, 2010 1:20 PM

I used the term "revenue service" because the Timberliners (and to a lesser degree Shoot the Rapids...and if you want to include it, Flying Turns as well) have been running for months now, but paying customers (soft open, normal operation or ERT) have not ridden yet.

Sky Rocket has apparently given a customer ERT. It is for the reader to decide whether that counts or not. 8-)

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Friday, June 25, 2010 2:26 PM
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Well, it was a Quasi ERT. The event attendee's were only allowed 1 ride each. Their hands were stamped when they got in line. Though I suppose if one were so inclined, they could have washed the stamp off and gotten back in line.

There was a lot of stuff not ready that night. There were 2 guys there from premiere that were manually releasing the harnesses. There was a lot of rails not installed yet, including in the station. The area in the station that was missing hand rails had sand bags stacked up for fall protection.

From what I heard, the line moved pretty good, even though there was only 1 train ruining.

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Friday, June 25, 2010 5:17 PM

Here is a video of the Sky Rocket.

Saturday, June 26, 2010 12:12 PM
DaveStroem's avatar

I have been told that STR is open to the public. So I guess that they win sorta.

UPDATE: 10:40 a.m.

Inspectors and Cedar Point officials smoothed out the snags and 24 Red Cross highest bidders took the inaugural ride just moments ago.

The ride is expected to be open through the weekend, barring any other problems.

Cedar Point official expect 8,000 people will ride the new offering on Saturday alone.

Last edited by DaveStroem, Saturday, June 26, 2010 12:13 PM

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Saturday, June 26, 2010 2:41 PM
D_vo's avatar

Yep. New webcam is up and everything. And just when I thought the lens would be too big for the camera..

I call Cedar Point my home park even though I live in the Chicago Suburbs.

Saturday, June 26, 2010 2:51 PM
DantheCoasterman's avatar

Only 8,000 people? How much downtime are they expecting this ride to have...?


Saturday, June 26, 2010 2:57 PM
DaveStroem's avatar

Just got a call from a friend at the park, his quote "LAME". Of course that was just one persons opinion and I would encourage everyone to find out for themselves.

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Saturday, June 26, 2010 6:45 PM
Jeff's avatar

It's a boat that floats around in a trough. What would your friend really expect?

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Saturday, June 26, 2010 11:51 PM
obxKevin's avatar

Is it me or do the boats seem to be riding the bottom of the trough instead of floating in it? Wonder what's up with the last row not being used.

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Sunday, June 27, 2010 12:06 AM

It might have something to do with the 1750 pound weight limit per boat. If they were filling all 10 seats, the average weight per rider would have to be no more than 175 pounds, which more or less forbids them from sending out boats full of adults. Seriously, what the hell is wrong with the engineering of this ride?

Last edited by PhantomTails, Sunday, June 27, 2010 12:09 AM
Sunday, June 27, 2010 6:18 PM
DantheCoasterman's avatar


I don't understand why this ride is having so many more problems than Pilgrims Plunge...why would there be a different in weight limits?



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