Time elapsed footage of Raptor's construction.

Sunday, May 4, 2008 10:00 PM
I am sure some of you have seen this, but for the ones that haven't, check out this vid. I always get a kick out of elapsed time when something is being built. The coaster looks like a toy model going up and the cranes moving around look like toys themselves.

Click here.


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Sunday, May 4, 2008 10:32 PM
I really like that video. I getting all gitty for time lapsed videos as well. Thanks for the link.

Michael
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Sunday, May 4, 2008 10:46 PM
Was the Midway Carousel moved a little ways closer to the entrance to make room for Raptor? It was very strange to see it suddenly disappear LOL.

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Monday, May 5, 2008 5:34 AM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar I saw that video before. Pretty damn cool!

-Tina

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Monday, May 5, 2008 6:34 AM
Amazing. Thanks for sharing. you could even see the running of the bulls when the park opened :-)
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Monday, May 5, 2008 8:14 AM
Very cool.

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Monday, May 5, 2008 8:51 AM
matt.'s avatar That first drop in the back seat, far side. Still nothing like it.
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Monday, May 5, 2008 9:41 AM
Kick The Sky's avatar I think this footage has been on more than one Discovery/Travel Channel special.

Thanks for the YouTube link!

It's nice to click on a YouTube link and not get Rick-Rolled for once ;)


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Monday, May 5, 2008 10:45 AM
HeyIsntThatRob?'s avatar This is one thing I remembered about Raptor's opening was the major transformation of that area of the park. It was kind of neat to watch the entire process of deconstruction and construction of the new ride.

~Rob Willi

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Monday, May 5, 2008 11:14 AM
Pagoda Gift Shop's avatar In the mid-90's, CP sold a video all about the construction or Raptor. I believe that is where this originated. I never bought the video though, so who know's what else was on that tape?

This time lapse is now included in the general Cedar Point DVD the park sells. It also has a time lapse of the building of MF's first hill.

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Monday, May 5, 2008 11:20 AM
rollergator's avatar

Kick The Sky said:It's nice to click on a YouTube link and not get Rick-Rolled for once

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBGIQ7ZuuiU

:)

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Monday, May 5, 2008 11:51 AM
Hey! Look at all that charm that was torn out for that chunk of corporate steel!


Somebody had to say it. :)

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Monday, May 5, 2008 12:44 PM
Hey, hey -- don't stir up a civil discussion!

I love Raptor as much as the next guy, but now that you mention it, to this day there isn't a whole lot of foliage around there, excepting the area where it passes over the turnpike cars.

It just seems to me the wide open area between Raptor and Blue Streak could really use some plantings.


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Monday, May 5, 2008 4:08 PM
very cool vid!
I only wish it was more hi-res.
It's time for Youtube.2 with HD video!
:)

P.S. I wonder what the simulation software is that is seen in the video -
is that a PR product or something actually out of the engineering lab of B&M? *** Edited 5/5/2008 8:10:07 PM UTC by superman***


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Monday, May 5, 2008 5:30 PM

rollergator said:

Kick The Sky said:It's nice to click on a YouTube link and not get Rick-Rolled for once

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBGIQ7ZuuiU


Ok why do people always post that everywhere??

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Monday, May 5, 2008 5:44 PM
Wikipedia is your friend Parker17:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Roll.


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Monday, May 5, 2008 7:52 PM
rollergator's avatar Actually, I hadn't heard of "rickroll"...until I caught wind that it's up for consideration to be officially added to the English Language.

Welcome to the 21st century...when "The Tipping Point" is merely a mouse-click away. :)

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Tuesday, May 6, 2008 5:57 PM
I've never been on Raptor but it seems like an awesome ride. Hopefully someday I'll be lucky enough to jump on it. The video looks great. I swear when the ride goes into a loop on the video....I can feel it lol.
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Wednesday, May 7, 2008 12:32 AM

Dusa65 said:
Was the Midway Carousel moved a little ways closer to the entrance to make room for Raptor? It was very strange to see it suddenly disappear LOL.

Dave/Jeff/Walt etc.. was that Dodgem "Three" that disappeared in the video?

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Wednesday, May 7, 2008 12:05 PM
HeyIsntThatRob?'s avatar Not directed at me, but that was in fact the old carousel building that was demolished to make way for Raptor and Midway Market. The actual carousel was moved up to the front of the park where it is today.

I actually don't recall a Dodgem "three" unless you are referring to the bumper cars in Kiddie Kingdom. Dodgem "Two" was where Dragster's tower sits today and the current Dodgem is the only large Dodgem ride left.

A lot had to happen in order to fit Raptor. The Mill Race log flume was removed from the Lift/helix finale area. The Calypso flat ride was moved from its location where Raptor's vertical loop sits to its current location next to Blue Streak. The turnpike cars either had one track removed (I think there was two separate tracks) and whatever remained were joined to create one track, that area is where the Cobra Roll and midcourse now sit.

I think that was around the time people thought CP was running out of space because of everything that had to happen to fit Raptor. Here we are 8 more coasters later (Raptor was 11th)!

~Rob Willi

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