Which way is up on CP #16

Friday, December 20, 2002 9:58 AM

Does anyone have an idea on which side we will be launched from?

By this I mean...will we be launched UP the right side of the Tower (Red & White track) and race DOWN the left side...or luanch on the up the left and race down on the right? Either way will be an awsome experience!!

I really can't tell right now from the Webcam PICs...any thoughts?

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Friday, December 20, 2002 9:59 AM

The launch will most likely be on the side with the 90 degree twist and the red and white track.

--Ryan

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Friday, December 20, 2002 10:09 AM
so is the track complete. It's basically just launch, up , down, brakes?
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Friday, December 20, 2002 10:10 AM

I think the general consensus is up the right and down the left.

Yes, HurricaneGeauga, that's been known for quite some time.

EDIT - or to make it as clear as possible: up the red and white tracked side.

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Friday, December 20, 2002 10:16 AM
We know that it is launch-tophat-twist-brakes but the track is not complete. There are still a few peices of the launch to be put in.

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Friday, December 20, 2002 10:24 AM

Wow.

Yes it is only launch (100+ mph) straight up into the air, top hat (400+ feet in the air), twist (260 degrees straight down), brakes.

Pretty lame, huh?

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Friday, December 20, 2002 10:42 AM

Alrightee then...NOW I can finally start my dream sequenses for the next 5 months...

Let's hope this "Dragster" doesn't over heat, like our friend the "Wicker Twister". Does it still have the tendency to do that very once in awhile?

I haven't ridden it since June (Coastermania '02)

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Friday, December 20, 2002 10:54 AM

Wow you rode Wicked Twister at Coastermania? How did you manage that, it was down all day.

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Friday, December 20, 2002 10:54 AM

Since the ride is so short... I mean appears to be short... maybe the ride will go around the track twice? That would make for an interesting ride.

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Friday, December 20, 2002 11:06 AM
CP 16 does not use the same system of launch as Wicked Twister. There are no LIM's to get overheated. It will be the hydrolic launch from a bob-cable, like Xcelerator.

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Friday, December 20, 2002 11:18 AM
Roller Junkie: Think about "capacity." If it went around twice then it would be twice as long and only one train. The people in line (i.e. me) will be waiting for a week. Hmmmm......I guess that could make Cedar Pont stay open another week!

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Friday, December 20, 2002 11:40 AM
Does anyone know the actual height and speed of the ride?
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Friday, December 20, 2002 11:44 AM
Yes, some people do know the actual height and speed of the ride.
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Friday, December 20, 2002 11:48 AM

MagnumForce said:

Wow you rode Wicked Twister at Coastermania? How did you manage that, it was down all day.

Your right...Ok, I guess I should have been a bit more clearer...I was there on Thursday, the day before Coastermania. I arrived at about 3:30p and I managed to secure two rides.

The first ride was up front (always up front on my first ride...) it was very cool. Then the second one was in back, it was AWESOMELY EXTREME. I will ALWAYS ride in the back on WT. It is the best by far!!


CP 16 does not use the same system of launch as Wicked Twister. There are no LIM's to get overheated. It will be the hydrolic launch from a bob-cable, like Xcelerator.

Thanks Soggy, I did not know that...
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Friday, December 20, 2002 12:42 PM

RollerJunkie said:

Since the ride is so short... I mean appears to be short... maybe the ride will go around the track twice? That would make for an interesting ride.



Another problem that would cause is there are no banked turns on the ride. Of course the ride may slow and go back into the station, but that is not only impractical but uneconomical. Think of the amount of power that would be used for the launchs and brakes, and think of all the stress the brakes and train would recieve from constantly stopping, launching, stopping, launching, etc. etc.

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Friday, December 20, 2002 1:04 PM

To sum it all up:

The down side is closest to Millie Island.

One ride per admission.

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Friday, December 20, 2002 1:28 PM

Ultimate Coaster said:

RollerJunkie said:

Since the ride is so short... I mean appears to be short... maybe the ride will go around the track twice? That would make for an interesting ride.


Another problem that would cause is there are no banked turns on the ride. Of course the ride may slow and go back into the station, but that is not only impractical but uneconomical. Think of the amount of power that would be used for the launchs and brakes, and think of all the stress the brakes and train would recieve from constantly stopping, launching, stopping, launching, etc. etc.

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It also means that the train has to make a complete stop in the loading platform to hook onto the catapult sled. The hydraulic cable/pulley system isn't electromagnetic so it can't be non-stop continual.

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Friday, December 20, 2002 3:53 PM
Well put. So i guess we've pretty much established that it wont go around more than once, and about which side is up, that 270 degree twist would be pretty rough if it were taken at 120 mph, so we can safely assume that the going-up side is the red/white side. All questions answered, thread done. Haha j/k

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Friday, December 20, 2002 4:37 PM

Actually kRaXLeRidAh - I'm a firm believer that there will be a launch brake so the train can pull out of the station and the other 2 (I'm also a firm believer that it'll be 3trains) can pull into the appropriate stations before launching, Kind've like Rockin Rollercoaster at Disney. It would save on loading times and help the capacity out abit IMO.

Either way, there is no chance in hell it'll go around twice :)

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Friday, December 20, 2002 4:52 PM
Thats an interesting thought, but I doubt that the ride will have 3 trains. IMO, I think that Cedar Point wont even bother to run more than one train, and if they do, I bet that it will be 2 maximum.

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