What roller coaster just doesnt belong?

Tuesday, March 19, 2002 11:21 AM
What coaster doesnt belong in the park it's at?

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Cedar Point gets "twisted for 2002"
Great Escape gets "screwed for 2002"

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Tuesday, March 19, 2002 11:30 AM
has the thought of checking for similar topics EVER crossed your mind? didn't think so.

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73 coasters and counting... I'm only 15 too.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2002 11:54 AM
Not that I am complaining not do I want them to remove it... but the Phantoms Revenge seems out of place at Kennywood. It is an amazing traditional park and this coaster just seems out of place to me. I would expect smaller, simpler rides and coasters.

But trust me, i will be theremany times this summer to ride it !!!

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Tuesday, March 19, 2002 12:00 PM
I happen to think Phantom's Revenge looks great at Kennywood, but thats only my opinion.
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Tuesday, March 19, 2002 12:15 PM
Ummmm....I think that Serial Thriller at SFWoA is very out of place. It's really rough and no very fun. Just about every other ride at that park is fun.
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Tuesday, March 19, 2002 1:12 PM

I'd have to say look wise...is Wildcat at Cedar Point. I mean next door to this portable coaster with wood blocks under it is the world's first giga coaster...just doesn't seem to fit in my mind.

Ride quality wise would have to be Serial Thriller at SFWoA...all of the other coasters that are rough are atleast fun and don't have OTSR's...or aren't that rough in the first place.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2002 3:02 PM
Rolling Thunder at Great Adventure. For a park of its stature (smirk), that old rancid looking woodie is such an eye sore
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Tuesday, March 19, 2002 3:05 PM
Déjà Vu was not a good ride to install at Magic Mountain CAPACITY wise. It is one of the park's highly prized and regarded attractions, but it has the worst load/cycle pph rate. A shuttle coaster in a giant park situated in the incredibly busy Southern California tourist market. Not such a smart thing to do. You'd get at least 3 hour waits for DV during the summer.
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Tuesday, March 19, 2002 3:10 PM
I know I might get hounded for saying this, but I think Wicked Twister will look a little out of place. I mean, Cedar Point is known for always introducing new rides and this one is just a extra twist so that is just my opinion.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2002 3:39 PM
Actually, I don't think CP has ever added anything creative to one of their coaster designs. Maybe an extra something to make it a record breaker or a little 'twist', but never anything earth shattering that hadn't been done before at a different size. I could be forgetting something, but I guess the closest would be a racing steel coaster. Thank goodness for that one or we may have never had Windjammer... :p
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Tuesday, March 19, 2002 3:42 PM
Exactly, Koaster King. Cedar Point has just about NEVER introduced new types of rides.

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*** This post was edited by ravenguy98 on 3/19/2002. ***

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Tuesday, March 19, 2002 3:51 PM
Notnew types, but record breaking is what I meant to say.
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Tuesday, March 19, 2002 4:10 PM
Well then, according to your original statement, WT does fit since it is breaking height records for an invert I believe.
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Tuesday, March 19, 2002 4:18 PM
I will be enjoying my views of the beach and the lake though as I'm standing in queue for WT this summer. I just hope desperately that it won't be some awful wait time like Deja Vu. But then again, Lake Erie is beautiful. Maybe it was shrewd of them to place WT on the beach. While people would otherwise be grumbling in line about the wait, they'll be distracted by beach and water. Hmmm..... (now in process of fooling myself)
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Tuesday, March 19, 2002 4:23 PM

ravenguy98 said:
Exactly, Koaster King. Cedar Point has just about NEVER introduced new types of rides.



that is the truest thing i have ever heard

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Tuesday, March 19, 2002 6:02 PM

ravenguy98 said:
Exactly, Koaster King. Cedar Point has just about NEVER introduced new types of rides.



Except for M. Force (overbanked turns), Magnum (first hyper and first steel out and back I believe), Mine ride (First mine train AND one of the first steel coasters), Gemini (first Steel racing coaster), Disaster Transport (first and only enclosing of a bobsled coaster), Rapter (has the first cobra roll element on an invert), Choas (one of the first flat rides of its kind), Corkscrew (one of the first steel looping coaster and the first with THREE loops), And I know that I am forgeting others but that is an example of how ridiculous your statment really is.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2002 6:10 PM

Cedar Creek Mine ride was *not* the first mine ride - that title goes to the Mine Train at SFoT. CP's Chaos was also far from being the "first flat ride of its kind." The title of "first hypercoaster" also is no improvement over any other steel coaster - it's just bigger (which does not make it a new ride). Ravenguy's statement is *very* true - none of the actual rides at Cedar Point were "first of a kind." They may have "first-ever" features, but that's a different story.

-Nate

*** This post was edited by coasterdude318 on 3/19/2002. ***

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Tuesday, March 19, 2002 6:11 PM
WT is just going to be different. It will be the first non-complete-circtuit coaster for the park. And it only adds a twist and a height thing. MF broke records for height, length, and other things.
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Tuesday, March 19, 2002 6:13 PM

dexter, those are all improvements made upon already existing technology. Magnum is really just a giant mine train. MF is just a big S:ROS in it's technology. Granted, it uses a different kind of lift system. Thats all I can think of for new technology at CP, other than Chaos, which you mentioned.

Corkscrew is just another Arrow looper, just the first with a vertical loop. Raptor is just an invert, but with an element already found on another B&M sit down. Disater Transport... it's enclosed, so what? It's been done before, will be done again, and currently is being done (IB's new ride.) Gemini, it's just a big, racing mine train. Racing coasters are not groundbreaking in technology, they just use twice as much of the same technology. Oh, CCMR wasn't the first mine train. I belive that the now defunct Mine Train at SFoT was. It opened in 1966 as to 1969.

It's just the way CP is, they don't go for new rides, they go for proven rides, and make them better (on paper, anyways. I never ridden them so I don't know.)

But back to the subject... I must say V2 at SFGAm doesn't belong there. It may have a home in the park, but not in Yankee Harbor! It used to be a nice, small New England fishing town feel. I was only able to visit that Yankee Harbor once... Then B:TR came and turned it into a nice small New England slum fishing town. Nine years later, V2 comes in, turning it into a nice small New England slum city of the future.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2002 6:24 PM
Antuan, OUCH! Man that's being pretty harsh (but true nonetheless)...the ONLY wood, and the only *true* disaster in the park. Viper and GASM are even better than that pile of firewood. And I've been around here long enough so you guys know I don't talk trash about the WOOD....

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