Wicked Twister Lighting

Monday, April 22, 2002 4:57 PM
It looks like the lighting is working now on Wicked Twister it looks great on the Cedar Point web cam. http://www.cedarpoint.com/public/inside_park/rides/thrill/2002/wt/webcam/index.cfm

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*** This post was edited by CoasterDude316 on 4/22/2002. ***

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Monday, April 22, 2002 5:20 PM
Wow, that looks awesome. Know I can stare at the webcam all night too!

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Monday, April 22, 2002 5:29 PM

I noticed that yesterday and thought it looked really nice.

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Monday, April 22, 2002 5:39 PM
It does look very nice. The webcam feature seems to be pretty handy, I wish SF parks would do the same.
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Monday, April 22, 2002 5:50 PM
I don't want to sound negative, but whats the big deal? It's just two spotlights on each tower, nothing new or special. I can't really tell from the web cam, but maybe it will change colors like Millennium Force's hill. Now MF has awesome lights...

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Monday, April 22, 2002 5:56 PM
Iths bUTful!!
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Monday, April 22, 2002 5:57 PM
It's cute!

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Monday, April 22, 2002 6:09 PM

RubberDucky said:
It does look very nice. The webcam feature seems to be pretty handy, I wish SF parks would do the same.


Yeah i wish every park had them. As for SF that would cost them extra money and why would they spend money considering that they've probably made a billion dollars from ripping people off. (note sarcasm)

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Monday, April 22, 2002 6:14 PM

IOArules said:
I don't want to sound negative, but whats the big deal? It's just two spotlights on each tower, nothing new or special. I can't really tell from the web cam, but maybe it will change colors like Millennium Force's hill. Now MF has awesome lights...

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"This time I think ... I think it's ... it's going to work!" - Dr.Bruce Banner



No big deal, I just thought I would point it out.

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Monday, April 22, 2002 9:15 PM
Rllrcstrdude, intelligent lighting fixtures like the kind Cedar Point has are very expensive. They are easily $3000 a piece and higher. Then you have to buy a controller to program the lights, which can also be several thousand dollars and higher. Add on the cost of the DMX cable, the electrical service, and replacement bulbs- which are extremely expensive, and you've got something that looks impressive, but isn't the best financial investment.
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Monday, April 22, 2002 10:39 PM
Bah! Compared to the cost of a $12,000,000 coaster, $10,000 or less worth of Intelligent Lighting is a drop in the bucket. Take it from someone who knows (http://lighting.dynamicgroove.com). In fact, I thought Six Flags was being -very- cheap when they installed Intellabeams at SFGAm last year (I'm guessing they might originally be from elsewhere in the park/chain). I-Beams are such old tech. With the money they make, they have no excuse for not having -at least- Cyberlights or Studio Spots, and a laser would be great too (maybe I could get a job there). Cedar Point has both.

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*** This post was edited by Joe Carroll on 4/23/2002. ***

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Tuesday, April 23, 2002 3:26 AM
I know at Sixflags Great Adventure they have very limited lights on there rides, they just depend on the moon and lights around the park, and if there is lights they are nuthing special just one or two spot lights, and nuthing as decrative as MF at Cedarpoint.
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Tuesday, April 23, 2002 4:42 AM

DMX cable is cheap because there's nothing special about it. Terminate the ends yourself and it's even cheaper.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2002 7:24 AM

yep, everyone uses CAT-5 cable for DMX these days so it's cheap.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2002 9:15 AM
I'm not disagreeing that compared to the cost of the coaster, that the lighting might be a drop in the bucket, but I'd rather see that money puts towards another flat ride, or other park improvements. And if it's not done as well as Cedar Point's two installations (MF and PT), it just looks stupid. See Hypersonic XLC for example.
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*** This post was edited by Intamin Fan on 4/23/2002. ***

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Tuesday, April 23, 2002 3:02 PM
a nice, thilling flat ride costs at least 2 million. having spectacular lighting that costs 50,000 dollars is a far better investment IMO.
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