Cedar Point 2011 Announcement Mid-AugustCedar Point: What will it be?
From Tim ChatlosA local newspaper is reporting that Cedar Point will announce it's new attraction sometime in mid-August.
Posted July 6, 2010 at 7:02 PM
The major hints right now are that it's a thrill ride and that it is "going to bring back a lot of memories for people that follow Cedar Point" according to Cedar Fair CEO Richard Kinzel. A popular rumor based on these hints, along with some construction markers at the park, is a wooden roller coaster near the beach possible named Cyclone. Cyclone would be reusing an old ride name much like Shoot the Rapids did.
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From James KoehlCyclone would be AWESOME! It stood about where Disaster Transport is now, and from pictures and a description I read was a smaller version of the Coney Island Cyclone. It was supposed to be extremely fast and extremely rough.
Posted July 6, 2010 at 7:00 PM
From Derek PotterGCI on the beach. I've been calling for it for a few years now. It's way past time for a wooden twister on the beach. Calling it the Cyclone would only be fitting. It would also be a sensible expansion, given the relatively inexpensive cost of a wooden coaster compared with other rides.
Posted July 6, 2010 at 8:36 PM
The Cyclone at Cedar Point was built by Harry Traver in 1929, and was a variation of the Crystal Beach Cyclone, perhaps the most notorious coaster in history. It closed in 1951 when Cedar Point was in financial ruins and on the brink of extinction. All GCI designs are heavily influenced by the wooden twisters of the 1920s and their designers.
From steve leeThey're welcome to get a new coaster, but I'd hate to see Disaster Transport get the boot for it. Bobsled coasters are fun.
Posted July 6, 2010 at 9:01 PM
From James KoehlYeah, I know how you feel about Disaster Transport going, but we've always made fun of it. When it was an outside ride call Avalanche Run, we'd call it Avalanche Walk. We now call it Avalanche Walk in a Box! I know it's a classic concept, but until CP figures out how to move the parking lot to the mainland, get the crowds to the park from there and use the present parking lot for future expansion they don't have much choice but to remove present attractions if they want to put in new, especially large ones.
Posted July 7, 2010 at 5:49 AM
From Tim ChatlosAnother update from the local paper confirmed "near the beach" as the location for the new attraction. It also stated specifically that it would NOT be an Intamin/IntaRide installation.
Posted July 7, 2010 at 8:37 PM
From Nick MarkhamStill leaves open B&M GCI and just about every other coaster and ride company! I would guess it would replace Disaster Transport, but who knows...
Posted July 8, 2010 at 11:01 AM
From Derek PotterCedar Fair has been building with GCI for the past couple of years. There was a GCI coaster slated for Great America, but they put it on hold because of the stadium issue. I wonder if that has anything to do with it?
Posted July 8, 2010 at 2:23 PM
From Tim ChatlosCedar Fair CEO Richard Kinzel has twice now said something along the lines of "thrill rides aren't always necessarily roller coasters" which is leading many to speculate that it will not be a wooden coaster after all.
Posted July 12, 2010 at 6:34 PM
From Melissa Kosztownyflags are now in the sand, marking future construction
Posted July 21, 2010 at 7:24 PM
From matt alderYou would think that they would not REPLACE a roller coaster knowing that they are tied with the record for most roller coasters. It would only make sense that they build a new one making there total 18. They will not take down Disaster Transport. I think maybe building into the waterpark... isn't it near the beach? And correct me if i'm wrong but I heard they added to the island to build Maverick. I dont think that is true though.
Posted July 29, 2010 at 1:33 PM
From Melissa DonahueAs reported by Screamscape's website, rumor has it that CP will be building a star flyer-style ride called StratoSoar and a possible new kiddie coaster in Planet Snoopy. There goes my wish for a new woodie... I hope these rumors are bogus.
Posted August 6, 2010 at 8:42 PM
From Erin BLook for an official announcement next Tuesday.
Posted August 18, 2010 at 11:26 PM
In the meantime...
Uh oh, Kinzel. Looks like the plan is to get a starflyer-type ride, buuut patent infringement may be getting in the way?
From Neil ReeceCP's plan is(was) to erect a Wind Seeker which is a Starflyer type ride only with stiff arms rather than chains.
Posted August 19, 2010 at 9:49 AM
From Bradley KeithA new Cedar Point wooden coaster wold be great. Taking out Mean Streak or Disaster Transport would deserve some serious celeration.
Posted August 19, 2010 at 2:18 PM
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