What will be the next coaster to break the tallest and fastest in the world?

Tuesday, August 11, 2009 4:15 PM
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Breaking records is easy, all you need is enough qualifiers. In fact this post holds the world record for being the longest post ever typed by me at 1:12pm PDT in Los Angeles while sitting at my desk on Olympic Blvd and wearing a brown t-shirt and jeans.

And that means what? Yup...diddly-squat.

I'd bet money that both the giga at KD and the Beemer at Carowinds will break qualified records such as "...in the east" or "...in the Carolinas" or "...in the South."

Last edited by Mamoosh, Tuesday, August 11, 2009 4:17 PM
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Tuesday, August 11, 2009 4:17 PM
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^LK said: "Then Cedar Point is announcing something soon, and they are well known to break records."

Cedar Point is potentially breaking the record for most coasters....that *should* be enough record for them for one year, no? One can always hope.... ;)

edited for Moosh's inter-posting and for page-breaking...

Last edited by rollergator, Tuesday, August 11, 2009 4:18 PM

You still have Zoidberg.... You ALL have Zoidberg! (V) (;,,;) (V)

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009 4:18 PM
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Cedar Point isn't adding a coaster in 2010.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009 4:21 PM

^ BLASPHAMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CP WILL be adding A coaster of some sort in 2010!

Somebody hit Moosh before i do. ;)


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Tuesday, August 11, 2009 10:57 PM

Yea cedar point is adding a new coaster in 2010 im pretty sure...

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 12:10 AM
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Ah, but "pretty sure" is not 100% sure.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 12:22 AM
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Yet you seem 100% sure from your statement, Moosh.


-Daniel

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 12:34 AM

I don't see what the hang up is with not building the tallest and fastest. Seriously, it only affects a few rides and if that is not your thing, go ride something else. It is not like others are posting how parks should stop building Boring & Mundane coasters. And they really should. I like tall rides. Send one to Valleyfair if you all don't want one. And yes, I know, the airport...

I'll take a ride on Top Thrill Dragster over Nitro anyday and twice on Sunday............Sunday, SUNDAY!!!

Not that Nitro is a bad ride. It's not a bad ride. It's just not that good. ;)

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 12:55 AM
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Dragster is visually interesting for spectators, but I finally got on it this year after skipping it for years. My last lap was in 2005, I think. And you know what? It's kind of cool to do once in awhile, but I remember now how multiple rides exponentially makes it less interesting. I'm glad they've got it running well, finally, but it just seems like a colossal, ego driven mistake. A smaller ride like Maverick is infinitely more fun and re-rideable to me.


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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 11:32 AM
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I worked Paddlewheel in '60, for the entire season. I rode TTD only about 4 times all year. In comparison, I rode the other coasters many, many times throughout the same year.

Moosh says that it definitely will not be a coaster, and Ryan9658 is saying that he is "pretty sure" that it is. I say that they are both right. ;)

Even after it is built, we'll still be arguing whether it is or isn't a coaster, if it's a watercoaster hybrid thingy.


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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 1:12 PM

TTD wouldn't even make my top ten coasters at Cedar Point (if I were to construct such a thing).


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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 1:55 PM

TTD is unique though and thats what makes it so popular. and i do not think it was a mistake to build it because that is one of the most popular rides at cedar point. Now i dont know if they could do this, but it would be really cool if they could add on to TTD. I have to say though millenium force is still my favorite ride....

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 1:58 PM
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LostKause said:
I worked Paddlewheel in '60, for the entire season.

Even with a blue cast, you look good for someone that must be pushing 60 years old. :)

Or did you mean '06


Before you can be older and wiser you first have to be young and stupid.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 5:58 PM
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Yeah, I loved TTD and would put it in my top 10, but that is probably because I've only ever ridden it twice.

I imagine the rush wouldn't be the same after lap 100.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 6:09 PM
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I never used the word definitely.

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Thursday, August 13, 2009 4:54 AM
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'06, Dvae. lol ;)


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Thursday, August 13, 2009 11:12 AM

Mamoosh said:
I never used the word definitely.

Is that definite that you never used the word definitely?

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Thursday, August 13, 2009 8:10 PM

D_vo said:
^Agreed! I wonder what went on in the original meeting for TTD...

"Okay boss, here's my proposition. We're going to launch a train 120 miles per hour, and shoot it straight up a 420-foot hill. Then it plummets vertically back down!"

"Wow, that sounds great. Then what happens?!"

"Umm, nothing. That's it."

"Uhh... okay..."

Probably went more like this:

"Okay boss, here's my proposition. We're going to launch a train 120 miles per hour, and shoot it straight up a 420-foot hill. Then it plummets vertically back down. Then it'll do a few hills, spirals...maybe even a few inversions before it's over."

"Wow, that sounds great. What's the projected cost of this project?"

"In the ballpark of $35 million."

"Oh. Geez. Okay...now how much would it be if we scrapped that extra stuff you mentioned at the end?"

"Approximately $25 million?"

"Okay, done."

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Thursday, August 13, 2009 8:55 PM
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LOL kRaX.

Give me a coaster that tells a good story. One that has a good beginning, middle, and end. Dragster? Well that isn't even a short story. It's like the first sentence of a story that just seems unfin

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Thursday, August 13, 2009 10:18 PM

TTD is a gimmick, but I consider 120 mph a darn good one. Then again I've never really waited long for TTD. Speed records have been held by a ride for a decent time period recently. I guess Kingda Ka will get 4 years for the record. I believe Steel Phantom held it for about 5 years in the 90s.

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