Cedar Point Facebook postsCedar Point: Recent posts on the Facebook fan site hint at a new wooden coaster...
From Audra DistlerSk as a fan of Cedar Point on Facebook, I've had two interesting posts from them. Two days ago, it was "A foot here, a foot there, a foot everywhere!" and today, much less cryptic, was "Gee, See Eye!" so I'm assuming that means new coaster, and they say for 2010.. How can they get that done in such a short amount of time?
Posted August 7, 2009 at 2:16 PM
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From Erin BI wouldn't read too much into things right now. They recently had a Twitter post which read "Aquatrax?". I think they're just driving everyone crazy right now.
Posted August 7, 2009 at 3:38 PM
There WILL be a new attraction next year, but it could be anything at this point. I would be absolutely shocked to see a new coaster next year, but I guess anything is possible.
From Steve PintGreat! I couldn't be more happy if they're hinting a GCI, we got a new GCI this year down at Worlds of Fun in Kansas City/Missouri, and it's a fantastic ride. Cedar Point could use a good woodie!
Posted August 7, 2009 at 3:40 PM
Erin, what would be surprising about a coaster?
From Nick MarkhamIf Cedar Point gets a GCI, then everything will be solved because then CP will have a wooden coaster that isn't horrible, and they can take down Mean Streak and use the space for a more worthy coaster!
Posted August 7, 2009 at 4:23 PM
From Eli Katzmanwow, that would be cool if they got a new coaster! Actually... a new GCI woodie makes sense... Ok, i'll plan it out.
Posted August 7, 2009 at 4:50 PM
You know how Cedar Point likes to be on top of the "coaster world"? SFMM just "tied" them with a new coaster, that's a woodie, but smooth as silk. To best them, CP might want to invest in something of the same origin, but a better and more original. Get my drift? Or, they could get another super-smooth woodie, but with extra airtime: another intamin great! They already have 5 intamin coasters, and also a bunch of other great rides there by them.
Oh, and CP, it wouldn't hurt to get a new B&M coaster. maybe a compact floorless like Hydra? But yeah, I know B&M coasters usually need a lot of space and are huge investments for parks... still, a Hydra-esk coaster wouldn't hurt! ;) No wait... they need a FLYING! Usually slower than other B&M coasters, too!
out of B&M's 7 types, they only have 2. The 7 are: conventional sit-down, floorless, inverted, flying, diving, stand-up, and HYPER (My fav. type of coaster of all time). they have one of the "worst", in my opinion, even though the 6 I've ridden are still amazing. Stand-up... rare but not the best of the types, and inverted are still great. Intense in the back, and suburb in the front, but no view anywhere else :( okay, that's all I have to say! Oh, and their competetors, SFMM, have 4 B&M's! and 2 best of their kind (flying, stand up)!
From Steve PintWell Eli, Cedar Point dose want to keep their park special with the most coasters, (After all they don't have the tallest or fastest) I think a GCI is probably the best choice for the park, GCI's aren't that expensive. A flyer would be my personal choice I'd like to see but I don't know if they want to make that kind of investment.
Posted August 7, 2009 at 5:31 PM
Also, a pre-furbished woodie from Intamin... Might as well buy a steel coaster, when woodies are that smooth... That defeats the purpose of even having one! Let's keep em rough! :-)
From Erin BSteve, I say I would be surprised to see a coaster next year because CP really needs to focus more on families and a wider audience right now than coaster enthusiasts. I can't recall when or where it was stated, but it has been said that a ride will be built at some time to replace White Water Landing [which was removed for the construction of Maverick]. The said log flume appears to be a more likely candidate for the 2010 addition because of CPs complete lack of quality water rides & family-friendly attractions.
Posted August 7, 2009 at 5:58 PM
Now, I'm definitely not ruling out a coaster and I would LOVE to see a CGI [or any new coaster, for that matter] as much as the next person because that's what I personally go to the park for, but I just don't believe that to be the direction they're heading in for the next year.
It's basically all opinions and speculation at this point. But I really do believe all of these "clues" and "hints" are just meant to tease people and drive fans up a wall.
From Eli Katzmanyeah, probably, erin. But if they WON'T have a GCI, people will probably get very angry and demand a very good explination ;) anyway, if they hire GCI for their smallest coaster yet, like maybe 70 feet tall, not too intense, and not to long, it would be a great family coaster!
Posted August 7, 2009 at 6:28 PM
From Brandon SI am so excited for the possibility of a new coaster. A woodie isn't my personal choice, that would be a B&M Floorless Dive Machine(because Griffon is amazing and my favorite coaster) but I won't mind a GOOD woodie. I would love a woodie that is smoother than Mean Streak and exciting. By the way Eli, Cedar Point still has 1 more coaster than SFMM. CP has 17, SFMM has 16, but SFMM has already promised a new coaster for 2010. Cedar Point needs one to stay ahead.
Posted August 7, 2009 at 10:42 PM
From steve leeSome folks have hypothesized that perhaps they're going to have GCI relocate and rebuild Geauga Lake's historic Big Dipper. Don't really buy into it myself...
Posted August 8, 2009 at 6:56 AM
From Derek PotterWhile I would very much appreciate if Cedar Point relocated the Dipper, I just don't think it's in the cards. One can always hope though. It's sad to see such a piece of history, and a nice little coaster, just sitting there.
Posted August 8, 2009 at 8:26 AM
Given the fact that Cedar Point has been working with GCI for the past couple of years at a few parks, I'd say there's a pretty good chance that Great Coasters will finally be building a ride at Cedar Point. Not exactly where I envisioned them building it...I was hoping that they would get rid of Disaster Transport and Screamin Demon and put a GCI twister over there, but that's ok. I'll be more than happy if one is built anywhere in the park.
From Audra DistlerScreamin Demon? Not at Cedar Point! :) Perhaps Wicked Twister?
Posted August 8, 2009 at 10:20 AM
In any case, it seems its going on Millennium Island, because they have a picture on their Blog that shows that area and said that's a hint for whats coming. But hopefully more will be revealed soon! (And it better not be just a tease!!)
From Brandon S^I think he meant Demon Drop, not Wicked Twister.
Posted August 8, 2009 at 11:35 AM
From Derek PotterI meant Demon Drop...my bad. Had Kings Island on the brain.
Posted August 8, 2009 at 7:50 PM
From Eli KatzmanOh brandon. I thought that Terminator was SFMM's 17th coaster! they always call kiddie coasters "coasters". And what do you mean they already confirmed a new coaster?!
Posted August 8, 2009 at 8:42 PM
From Brandon SNo Eli, Terminator was their 16. Six Flags Magic Mountain has already said that they are going to be building a new coaster for 2010. At least I'm pretty sure that's what they said. I'll check that though, but can anyone else confirm what I am saying?
Posted August 9, 2009 at 12:55 AM
From Audra DistlerDerek, no problem. I actually wasn't sure which one you meant. In any case, the rumor has been that the Demon Drop has been "up for sale" for the past several years, but no buyers... I've never taken any effort to find out if thats a fact or just what someone heard and it spread!
Posted August 9, 2009 at 5:32 AM
From Brandon S^Audra, that is a fact. Demon Drop and Chaos both are up for sale.
Posted August 9, 2009 at 9:30 AM
From Eli KatzmanWell Brandon... where was the source from? I believe you, but I wanna see it for my own eyes.
Posted August 9, 2009 at 10:21 AM
From Brandon SHere's the link to the interview with Mark Shapiro...
Posted August 9, 2009 at 11:12 AM
and here's the quote from the interview incase you don't want to search through the whole thing.
"Shapiro said Magic Mountain will get a new roller coaster in 2010 and a Wiggles World kiddie land by 2011. The adjacent Hurricane Harbor water park will see a new attraction in 2010, he said"
From Brandon SCedar Point "witnessed many people enjoying the intamin settting of the park at sunset..."
Posted August 9, 2009 at 11:14 AM
^The newest facebook post and the 2nd one that is Intamin related. The other one is the one that simply said Aquatrax.
From Derek PotterI'm leaning GCI because I'm pretty sure that Cedar Fair shelved a GCI coaster project at Great America due to them being at odds with the San Francisco 49er's and their stadium proposal. They pretty much want to build a new stadium in the Great America parking lot.
Posted August 9, 2009 at 2:41 PM
Cedar Fair and the 49er's have been butting heads for a while, and CF has made no bones about being willing to sell the park to the team, as long as they get a fair price for it. The issue is that the stadium will cause big time parking problems for the park, not to mention that the city has a lease on that land with Cedar Fair for several more years. The town and it's politicians are heavily divided on the issue. It pretty much looks like another case of the NFL trying to bully and strongarm another company around by playing politics and threatening, but Cedar Fair isn't letting that happen so much at the moment. That being said, I wouldn't look for many big attractions at Great America in the immediate future.
I wouldn't be opposed to an aquatrax coaster either, but that was also the rumor when Maverick was being built.
From Eli Katzmanaquatrax? Oh, and does anyone think that Jake Rivers, if he were still here, would be all over this?
Posted August 9, 2009 at 3:23 PM
From Greg BarkTo answer your question, Eli, of course he would. He would probably go into an all-caps rant about how Cedar Point is the best park ever and the how the new coaster should be 500 feet tall and 150 miles per hour and how BGE is such a boring kiddie world.
Posted August 9, 2009 at 5:43 PM
From Corbin SandersIn response to the people that say that CP needs a flying coaster, to them i say, NO!!!!!!!
Posted August 9, 2009 at 6:18 PM
I personally hate flying coasters and appreciate the fact that all of CP's roller coasters dont fly or lay down or spin or do anything extra to attempt to "Thrill" the riders.
Flying coasters are inefficient, they load at a whopping 700 passengers per hour, and dont give that great of a ride.
Flame all you want. That my 2 cents worth.
From Eli KatzmanCorbin, have you ridden a B&M flying? A Vekoma flying? Both? Or, at that, ANY FLYING? I think they're awesome. Vekoma flyers are pretty good. Not totally amazing, and only give a great ride in the front. They have SO MUCH down time, the seats sometimes feel weird if you pay attention, and they take a while to load and unload because the ride attendants have to check several things on each seat.
Posted August 9, 2009 at 7:15 PM
B&M flyers, however, are awesome! They are amazingly smooth, don't have very much extra down time, the seats are super-comfy, and they aren't that complex. B&M are beast!
Since Vekoma flyers came out first, B&M didn't want to get bested in the coaster world, so they made their own type of flyers. I bet first, they rode one of the Vekoma ones, so they would know what to make so much better!
So, that's my opinion. Whatchya got, Corbin?
From Brandon SI personally love flyers, and I haven't even ridden a B&M flyer, only Vekoma. I wish Cedar Point got one, as it's one of the main types of coasters we don't have.
Posted August 9, 2009 at 9:01 PM
From Eli KatzmanWell, Brandon, I've only ridden the first one. Superman: UF at SFOG. I only rode it once, and in the MIDDLE, for an hour and a half wait, and it was still worth it! ... They... are so comfy!
Posted August 10, 2009 at 4:58 AM
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