What do you want to see at Dorney next?

Friday, June 20, 2003 9:15 AM
Since I've seen this posted for other Cedar Fair parks, I thought I might start one. This is by no means to be a "I heard from so-and-so they were going to get this." I just want to see what my fellow enthusiasts want at the park next.

I would love to see an Intamin rocket coaster next year. Really, any coaster would tickle my fancy. But, I also wouldn't mind a new flat ride or two, such as a Huss Giant Frisbee. I think any park expansion will be welcome for their 120th anniversary next year. What do you think?

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Friday, June 20, 2003 9:51 AM
Everybody keeps saying they want to see a rocket coaster, bumps that I'd rather see a new woodie or a quality B&M floorless like B:TDK or Medusa. But I know the floorless would never happen because cedar fair would never give one of their "baby" parks a ride that cedar Point doesn't have. In going with the formula and context of whats going on with all the cedar fair parks now-a-days I'm sure they will be getting that rocket coaster you all so want and desire(don't ask me why).

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Friday, June 20, 2003 10:26 AM
I think a few trees would be a nice touch.

-Nate

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Friday, June 20, 2003 10:35 AM
An off year so that other parks in the chain can get a decent cap. I think maybe it's DP's turn to get "bench: the ride" this season.

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Friday, June 20, 2003 10:41 AM

DorneyDante said:
Everybody keeps saying they want to see a rocket coaster, bumps that I'd rather see a new woodie or a quality B&M floorless like B:TDK or Medusa. But I know the floorless would never happen because cedar fair would never give one of their "baby" parks a ride that cedar Point doesn't have.

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"You know its a good ride when you come into the final break run wiping tears from your eyes"-me


What do you mean? Knotts got Xcelerator in 2002 before CP did.

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-Dennis
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*** This post was edited by Big D 6/20/2003 2:41:37 PM ***

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Friday, June 20, 2003 10:50 AM
Dorney would not be getting a floorless anytime, SFGAdv has one, and Dorney needs to add something that SFGAdv doesn't not already have.With the lack of a rocket coaster anywhere nearby, it would be a great additon. I would not be suprised if an impulse appeared either.

The water slides were a nice addition, but nothing compared to what some other Cedar Fair parks got this year. Next year is going to be an intreasting one.

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*** This post was edited by Coasterdom 6/20/2003 2:51:07 PM ***

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Friday, June 20, 2003 10:56 AM
What do I want to see next?

Doesn't matter. A good solid ride works for me.

What do I think they'll get?

Impulse. I figure major cap ex will go into developing the new land for parking which means less for new rides. Impulse seems to meet space, money and marketing requirements.

A distant second guess would be a rocket coaster, closer to Xcelerator than TTD. Menaing more than a top hat as far as layout and right around 200 feet.

Not sure either of those would fit though with the noise considering the park's location and their history with the local's demands.

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Friday, June 20, 2003 11:10 AM

Big D said:

What do you mean? Knotts got Xcelerator in 2002 before CP did.

There was definately reason for that though. Cedar Fair got one though the very next year. Xcelerator was their test pilot, if ya get me.

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"You know its a good ride when you come into the final break run wiping tears from your eyes"-me

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Friday, June 20, 2003 11:27 AM
I wouldn't bet on seeing a new Intamin ride at any Cedar Fair property in the near future. However, it may be the case that an order has already been made.

Personally, I would like to see a bigger, better B&M flyer at Dorney - something that upstages the S:UF clones and gives them a great tool in the marketing battle with SFGAd.

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Friday, June 20, 2003 1:12 PM
What would be even nicer would be a small museum dedicated to the past 120 years with a time line and pictures year by year of park improvements.

I'd be happy with the Museum and a new flat ride or two. I'd be happier with the destruction of Hercules and a new GCI woodie in it's place.
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Friday, June 20, 2003 2:53 PM

coasterpunk said:
What would be even nicer would be a small museum dedicated to the past 120 years with a time line and pictures year by year of park improvements.

I'd be happy with the Museum and a new flat ride or two. I'd be happier with the destruction of Hercules and a new GCI woodie in it's place.


I am with you there 100% all around. And Bring back Alfundo!

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Friday, June 20, 2003 6:57 PM
(Dreaming) Something real bad happens to Hercules rendering the ride useless, and they have to tear it down for a GCI twister (end of dream). I'll second the need for trees in the midway down by Steel Force, although that walkway through Thunderhawk is nice. Any of the Huss Giant Rides would be cool, or how about the whole Land of the Giants package?
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Friday, June 20, 2003 8:39 PM
I don't think it will be long before the overflow parking lot between Laser and Steel Force is used for actual park expansion. An Intamin rocket coaster would fit there nicely, but my gut tells me an impulse might be a closer reality. The real question is how solid is the relationship between CF and Intamin right now?

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Friday, June 20, 2003 8:47 PM
See, I don't think there's a problem at all between CF and Intamin. CF went to Intamin and asked for one big f'n ride. Intamin delivered. Crap happens and some things went goofy, but it's being worked out.

If anything there's probably more of a bond than ever with the way they've had to work together to sort out the issues with TTD.

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Friday, June 20, 2003 9:17 PM

B&M 4d anyone?????
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Friday, June 20, 2003 9:30 PM
I am thinking they are going to get an Intamin Giga to compete with Gadv.
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Friday, June 20, 2003 9:33 PM
I'm not thinking of just TTD. Xcelerator, Wicked Twister, and to some extent, Steel Venom and Millennium Force have all been pains in the butt in one way or another. With next year being a big anniversary, would they want to take the chance of their major addition not operating regularly throughout the year? That being said, I would gladly welcome anything from Intamin. Maybe they're bonding in a way that could result in a discount on future projects:).

Of course it is still early in the season, and I'm more excited about the new land purchase than anything else. That will open up a bunch of different possibilities. Add it to the two years of relatively small cap investments along with attendance growth, and we should be looking at a fun off-season this year.

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Saturday, June 21, 2003 6:56 AM

stopher said:
I am thinking they are going to get an Intamin Giga to compete with Gadv.

I don't think they can go above 200ft. because of the airport that is so close. I really think if we get a coaster, its going to be Intamin judging by CF's latest purcahses.

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Saturday, June 21, 2003 11:02 AM

I really think if we get a coaster...

I think the key word there is "if". I honestly don't think it's a given. In fact I'd expect 2005 to be the year for a new coaster. I thought that before but with the news of the land purchase and thinking of the subsequent work that would be done to make it useable for parking, I'd say 2005 sounds like a better guess.

If something comes in 2004 then I definitely think small. The most expensive I'd guess would be an impulse.

Then again, what do I know?

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Dorney Park Visits in 2003: 7

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Sunday, June 22, 2003 3:51 PM

coasterdude318 said:
I think a few trees would be a nice touch.

-Nate


hmmmmm......

That does bring up an interesting point about Dorney... I visited prior to Talon's arrival, and kind of got a "sense" it was unlike a lot of other amusement parks I visited - in a bad way. I liked all the rides (loved Steel Force), but something about it made it feel a little "country fair-ish". I know it is really liked by people, but maybe it's just the way it sits down in that valley that makes it look smaller than it really is (Steel Force pretty much runs from one end of it to the other). I'd be interested to know the square acreage of the park, but again I haven't been there in a while and I might have a different impression if I go back (I doubt I will though).

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