Virtual Midway adds photos for Cedar Point 2003 project

Posted Monday, October 21, 2002 4:48 AM | Contributed by Gemini

Virtual Midway has added 60 new photos of the construction at Cedar Point. Photos show that the new ride is really beginning to take shape.

Link: Cedar Point Virtual Midway

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Monday, October 21, 2002 4:56 AM
Hmmmm? Those new posts sticking out from the large yellow tower seem a little strange. Maybe this isnt as cut-and-dry as it seemed.


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Monday, October 21, 2002 4:58 AM

Or maybe it's exactly what it seems...

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Monday, October 21, 2002 5:11 AM

Those ramps look like those that we see at the top of a lift?? and there are some HUGE supports still to place. I'm confused now...but either way this thing is big.

Dale

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Monday, October 21, 2002 5:51 AM
so is it safe to say that this thing has a lift?

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Monday, October 21, 2002 7:08 AM
It looks like the supports are curving in the opposite direction to Xcelerator suggestinging an inverting top hat instead of an Xcelerator style non inverting hat.
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Monday, October 21, 2002 7:10 AM
Maybe I'm wrong, but we haven't seen any construction for a launch mechanism like we did with xcelerator (sp?). However, I've never seen a coaster with a lift not start construction with the lift, not to mention...where would a lift go? down the beach???.....again....I'm confused....

Dale *** This post was edited by Dale Picolet on 10/21/2002. ***

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Monday, October 21, 2002 7:49 AM
Confused indeed... did you notice aswell that the support on the opposite side of the inward twisting one, twists outwards!? Wild idea's of a twisting tophat or a vertical 270 degree twist come to mind...
By the way, what the heck is this? http://www.virtualmidway.com/mystery/attraction401.jpg

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Monday, October 21, 2002 7:54 AM

Pieces for the elevator that likely will go up the middle of the structure, if I had to guess.

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Monday, October 21, 2002 8:08 AM

I'm siding with the 270 degree spin into a Top Hat myself. Reason being there seems to be an over abundance of twisty sections and then these three guys..

http://www.virtualmidway.com/mystery/attraction404.jpg

I can't imagine where they would go if not on a Top Hat. Ahh.. heck who knows. Oh that's right... Jeff knows. *LOL*

It's fun speculating though.

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Monday, October 21, 2002 8:29 AM

^ surely they can only be for a top hat with a angle so tight?

and also the pieces on the track that join to the supports are on the inside of the curve suggesting a non inverting top hat. Or maybe they are not join bits and the top hat is unsupported like on Xcelerator. It sure is fun to speculate!

And those walkways look exactly like they are for the top of a lift.

THE PLOT THICKENS!

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Monday, October 21, 2002 8:35 AM

Pieces for the elevator that likely will go up the middle of the structure, if I had to guess.

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Didn't think you had to guess there Jeff????

Dale

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Monday, October 21, 2002 8:53 AM
Myth 1. Its not going to be just a launch-tophat-break, the construction on Millenium Island and around Magnum sugest otherwise.

Myth 2. Magnum is not sinking!

Myth 3. Employes are not getting paid with toll profits from the early 90's.

Any one else out there think Gemini needs up-stop wheels? I think it would make that great ride a fabulous ride!

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Monday, October 21, 2002 9:04 AM

I noticed that they're down to only two web cams on the CP website. Is that a regular occurance towards the offseason or is it perhaps being repositioned to give another view of construction?

That condensation on the lens doesn't help by the way...

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Monday, October 21, 2002 12:46 PM

Does anyone have an aerial pic of the construction?

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Monday, October 21, 2002 1:00 PM
About how tall are we at? Anyone know?
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Monday, October 21, 2002 1:03 PM

Sharpel, try editing; also, your post made absolutely no sense at all.

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Monday, October 21, 2002 1:20 PM
Nice pics, Walt. And Nice point MarimbaGuy. *** This post was edited by MFRULES on 10/21/2002. ***
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Monday, October 21, 2002 2:11 PM
Sharpel007: 1.) How can you classify GEMINI as a wooden coaster? 2.) Magnum isn't "getting very rough" - its ridden like that for a very long time (which I wouldn't call "rough") - it's just not the B&M/Intamin smooth that we've all grown used to....

Also, I noticed yesterday that the row of supports leading to the tower (whether it's "the launch" or the landing side, I'm not sure) have two different height profiles. After staring at this height disparity for about five minutes on two different occasions thinking "How can that be possible?," I finally realized the supports suddenly become a lot shorter to accomodate a different track profile. Duuuh.

Suspicion/Sideline #1 (and I sure hope I'm right): Mantis is to be repainted this winter. I noticed yesterday that the queue rails and the entrance and exit grates are newly painted. That coaster really needs some attention - it looks like total crap. They also need to repaint Iron Dragon (Wildcat was already being repainted - at least the track was anyway, yesterday). That section of the park would look great if they did.


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Monday, October 21, 2002 3:25 PM
I really don't care what is cause its still going to be awesome. Now all I have to do is get back to Ohio.

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