Rides that should be demolished...
A list of a few rides that I think should be demolished.
I know that Cedar Point has kept almost all of its trademark CP rides like Gemini, Blue Streak, and Cedar Creek Mine Ride but I think they should demolish these rides to make room for future trademark CP rides. A few of the rides i think they should retire are those above, Mean Streak, WildCat, and possibly a remodeling or demolishing of Disaster Transport. I am curious to see what you have to say. Please respond and tell what rides you think should be demolished.
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WildCat just seems dangerous and should be removed. As for Disaster transport its not really that fun and doesnt really make sense. So yes those 2 should go
From Ryan B
Posted July 4, 2008 at 7:46 AM
There are few old fashioned wild mouse coasters like Wildcat still around and even fewer bobsleds. Let's leave them alone.
From steve lee
Posted July 4, 2008 at 9:27 AM
Wildcat isn't actually a wild mouse, but I agree with the above sentiment.
This whole topic feels trollish to me. It just sounds like another you-know-who who's only interested in the tallest and the fastest. Cedar Point isn't about to demolish any of their family-friendlier coasters, especially if it would potentially jeopardize their standing as the park with the most coasters (despite Magic Mountain getting rid of Flashback and Psyclone, they're still in the running). The rides cited are historically significant, have high ridership, and for the most part are pretty popular (Gemini is my favorite ride in the park).
If any of these rides are going away, the first on the list would probably be Disaster Transport. Despite being a pretty good toboggan style ride, it seems to be one of the least popular rides on the list. But it's positioning is such that putting something in its place would be difficult. It would have to have a relatively small footprint...
So my answer is:None of the Above. Don't fix what ain't broke.
Now, if the original poster wants to expand on what he believes new "trademark" rides are (and let's put an end to that term right here. It's almost as bad as "legacy" parks), maybe there's more to this topic that what it appears.
From Ryan B
Posted July 4, 2008 at 10:09 AM
What type of coaster would you then classify Wildcat as?
From steve lee
Posted July 5, 2008 at 9:17 AM
It's a Wildcat. Standard issue Schwartzkopf figure-8 design. Common at traveling fairs. Not really much more is there. Wild mice, by definition, tend to have more sharp turns and dips in their layouts.
Now, this may just be a personal differentiation. I see on Wikipedia they list Wildcat as a wild mouse, but if you read their definition of a mouse (which is pretty accurate), you'll have to agree that it doesn't match up.
In my defense, I would just like to point out that the rides I mentioned are either rough, rough rides or they have almost no customers. I understand that the classic CP rides are still up (Gemini, Blue Streak, etc.) but that they are very rickety and bumpy. Maybe
Cedar Point could work on making the tracks smoother to bring back these rides.
Uch, I was checking out the CP sight, and I noticed they have 5 arrow coasters. Yeucha!!!
The only arrow junker they have is Corkscrew. The other Arrow's are...
Not the best rides in the park anymore, but they are still good and serve their purpose. Cedar Point was wise not to invest in the Arrow megalooper. Corkscrew's only value is the fact that it loops over the walkways, creating a unique setting. The ride itself however is better off in the scrap heap.
If they were to lose a coaster, I would prefer it be Corkscrew or Disaster Transport. Disaster Transport is on prime real estate...right on the beach. A mid-sized wooden coaster (cough GCI cough) would be great in that spot. The ride itself should survive somewhere else, but as a bobsled coaster sans the crap theming. I remember DT before the trash job when it was Bobsled Run. It was much more fun in the open, especially at night with the lake breeze and the midway lights.
Corkscrew is about the most useless of the bunch. It opened in '76 as the first coaster with three loops, but the circuit is too short and the ride is rough, and it just doesn't stack up to the other steel in the park.
Wildcat is fun, Mine Ride is still pretty popular with the kids, and getting rid of Blue Streak would be just plain wrong.
Instead of having disaster transport removed, either change the theming or heck, just move it outside. I've ridden Vibora at SFoT and it is outdoors and it is a lot of fun! Mean Streak just needs to be sped up a bit. I rode it two years ago and it was a blast...rough, but a blast. I rode it again last week and it was rougher and SLOW! I say grease up the track and let it fly! I agree that Gemini, Wildcat, Blue Streak, and Iron Dragon will remain until they rot since they are more family friendly...not to mention that they are still fun coasters. I would cry if they ever did anything with Magnum. That is still the once coaster in the park that I can ride several times in a day. Nah, I say leave the current rides and just knock down a resort or two to add more coasters would be my vote...lol
I guess that's why it's called Wild CAT & not a wild mouse! (get it??...Har Har lolol). (Sorry, couldn't help myself, had to say it!). All serious though, it really looks freaky, dunno if I can handle THAT one or not!
I could stand to see Corkscrew go. I agree, it looks good on the midway, but it is boring and very rough. Disaster Transport could use a makeover. Indoors, it allows you to beat the heat for a bit. Blue Streak is their oldest, so it stays. Wildcat is okay, but it had an accident last year I believe. Hmmm... I personally dislike Magnum. It's a good ride, but way too rough. Those rapid drops are just brutal on the spine. I want Magnum to stay though.
I think all the rides at cedar point should stay the same. At a press conference a few years back , managers at cedar point said there is still plenty of room to put in new coasters. plus, you just cant get rid of the classic woodies or the corkscrew. Wildcat maybe because it is dangerous but its a fun expirience and maybe mine ride but thats it if any.
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