Tuesday is Cedar Fair Ride Announcement Day

Monday, August 23, 2010 1:13 PM

Kings Island is a bit late to the party, but they will be announcing their 2011 plans tomorrow as well.

http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/dayton-news/kings-island-will-add-new-ride-in-2011-875609.html

So, that makes 3 parks announcing tomorrow and it sounds like all 3 could be getting Wind Seekers (Starflyers). I would be surprised if both KI and CP got the same type of ride however. Any ideas?

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Monday, August 23, 2010 1:16 PM

Nothing surprises me with Cedar Fair anymore! Who knows.... the Funtime version are great rides, we had a blast riding the one at Prater. I'm sure the Mondial one will be terrific also.

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Monday, August 23, 2010 1:21 PM

I would be 100% shocked if Kings Island and Cedar Point got the same ride...that makes no sense when the parks are 4 hours apart. But, I can't think of what else Kings Island could be getting that is taller than Diamondback.

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Monday, August 23, 2010 4:24 PM

Cedar Point and Kings Island both have Giant Frisbees, so it wouldn't be uncommon for them to have the exact same ride. I dont' know what they're announcing for tomorrow, though.

I'm figuring Carowinds is announcing Starlight Experience, and I know they'll be opened later during the week, so that's a good thing. I'm excited to see it.

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Monday, August 23, 2010 4:28 PM

OTOH, they each received their frisbees when they were under separate ownership...not that that precludes them both getting Wind Seekers. In fact, it sounds pretty likely.

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Monday, August 23, 2010 4:34 PM

Right, but Paramount was first to the game, and CF actually followed on that one, and now CF owns both. Just like they did with the Impulse coaster at Geauga ;).

I don't have a problem with parks that are close getting similiar or even the same ride, especially if it's a good ride. I know some people will moan and complain, but, then, that's going to happen regardless.

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Monday, August 23, 2010 4:39 PM

^When does Beaverland announce new rides? ;)

Oh, and the KI skyline will change due to.....the demolition of Sonny. Just kidding...almost wishing I wasn't... :)

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Monday, August 23, 2010 4:53 PM

Beaverland doesn't announce new rides. When the park opens for the year, you have to come and see what's new ;).

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Monday, August 23, 2010 10:19 PM

Beaverland?Is that anywhere near Charmland USA?

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Monday, August 23, 2010 10:24 PM

So another update...

CW and Knott's both say they are announcing in the morning. KI and CP are both at 2pm ET.

Knott's just posted that their height will be 301'. So is it safe to say the everyone is getting a 300 footer while CP gets the "Kinzel" version at 400 something?

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Monday, August 23, 2010 10:32 PM

CW 7:00 to 7:30am Eastern

I would guess Knotts will be at least 3 hours later being on the West Coast.

Last edited by Jason Hammond, Monday, August 23, 2010 10:35 PM
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Tuesday, August 24, 2010 7:38 AM

CW's is official

http://canadaswonderland.com/attractions/detail.cfm?ai_id=691

So, now the big quetion is how tall will CP's be?

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010 8:14 AM

Taller.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010 9:49 AM

[url][url]Knott's is official

http://www.facebook.com/KnottsBerryFarm?v=info&ref=ts#!/KnottsBerryFarm?v=wall&ref=ts

It's not on their website set. For those non-facebookers, it's the same specs and name as Canada's Wonderland.

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It's now live on their site.

http://www.knotts.com/public/park/rides/thrill/windseeker/index.cfm

Last edited by Jason Hammond, Tuesday, August 24, 2010 9:55 AM
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Tuesday, August 24, 2010 10:08 AM

Wow, so Knott's is just having their skytower converted? Meh. I think the ride itself looks cool, but I hate that they're not going to have the sky tower anymore.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010 10:14 AM

I'd say its more likely that the skytower is being replaced entirely, not converted.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010 10:18 AM

I dunno, the tower in the animation looks exactly like the skytower already there (Looking at the top of the tower, it looks like the Intamin tower and has the Knott's 'K' on top) whereas the CW version's tower looks different on the top.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010 10:22 AM

So it looks like my prediction is correct. KI will get a 300 footer, while CP will get the 400 footer.

Now that is getting the shaft! The park 3 hours north gets a taller version "just because".

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010 10:30 AM

Don't feel bad. KI still has a taller drop tower.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010 10:33 AM

I think I see where the 'StratoSoar' name is going to come into play. One of the two Ohio parks will get a 'Wind Seeker', while the other will receive the SS name. There's just enough of an overlap in the market that they would seek a little bit of differentiation, at least nominally, between the two.

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