WindSeeker: Coming Soon To Cedar Point, Kings Island, Knott's Berry Farm, and Canada's Wonderland

Cedar Point: Comments, Questions, Complaints, and Construction updates for the new attraction!

From Nick Markham
Posted August 24, 2010 at 7:53 PM
So let's here what you have to say TPI! My comments are here, but there are many opinions and view points on this one!:

Cedar Point: A perfect addition for Cedar Point. A ride replacement that is actually far better than the ride it is replacing, adding to Cedar Point's knack of being the place with the biggest rides, and an overall fun attraction.

Kings Island: I am sure it will be a good ride here, but a little too close to Cedar Point I feel.

Canada's Wonderland: Another great attraction to push the park to becoming a park to the ranks of its upper Cedar Fair "brothers".

Knott's Berry Farm: I am most excited for this one as I will most likely be visiting SoCal in 2012 and is finally something new for the nicest Cedar Fair park! Plus, a great way to try and compete with the big expansions in the surrounding parks!

Either way, you folks who are not fond of Mondial should here from a person who's home park has two spectacular Mondial attractions (Samurai and Cliffhanger are at Lagoon). Mondial always seems to do things right.

They usually have seats especially for the larger folks and make designs that are similar to others better (for example, you know HUSS Top Spins? Well the Mondial versions actually get you wet instead of teasing you, a much better and smoother version)

So, let the discussion begin!

From Bobby Miller
Posted August 24, 2010 at 9:05 PM
Nick, does this ride remind people of a similar kind of ride at Hershey? Can't remember the name but it's up by the Kissing Tower. It's not as tall, but it has four main arms with four separate arms with cars to sit in and I believe it looks like a bird. This one spins all four main arms and then it spins the four smaller arms , so that your spinning around two different ways. It's sure better than this one, all it has is the height, which doesn't seem all that scary to me.

Bobby, formally known as Bob & Robert!!!!!!!

From Nick Markham
Posted August 25, 2010 at 5:27 AM
Well, Bobby, they have one giant one built in Kissimee (Fun Spot) and it has been known to be very thrilling from riders survey. But I also think it doesn't look extremly thrilling (I mean it is just a giant chair swing, which is fun but mostly relaxing, that does not tilt to the side).

It is still something new, better than what a lot of parks are getting: Nothing at all.

I would like to see a park like Michigan's Adventure get something like this. Cedar Point and Kings Island are already both bringing in the big crowds. Michigan's Adventure needs something big!

From Mike Gallagher
Posted August 25, 2010 at 6:37 AM
Bobby, I think you're referring to the Condor at Hershey. But I think its cars are enclosed, like on an Enterprise (may be wrong, I haven't rode it my last few visits.) Windseeker has open two-person seats. But There are similarities. Windseeker appears to have a much higher capacity than Condor, so that will help.

I'll ride them if I go to any of the respective parks, but the views that will be provided by CP's are the only thing that excites me about these cookie-cutter installations.

From Bobby Miller
Posted August 25, 2010 at 1:49 PM
Mike, that's the one. thanks. Yes you do sit insdie a cage sort of, but it always scared me for some reason. Maybe it's because your spinning two ways, because of the big arms and the smaller arms.

Nick, I also remember a ride that has the same kind of straight arm with the same type of seats. It was a ground ride that spun around and then the arms would raise and lower you outwards about 12 feet in the air. I believe they have one at Knoebels. If Windseeker had the same type of up and down motion, now that would be scary that far up in the air. Even better, if the seats would spin around also, how does that sound Nick?

Bobby, formally known as Bob & Robert!!!!!!!

From rick stevens
Posted August 25, 2010 at 10:49 PM
According to Knott's info, it is 301 ft tall swing. The arms pitch out at a 45 degree angle and sit 2. It spins at 30 mph. I am not a fan of heights, but it sounds like a great addition to the Knott's lineup.

From Nick Markham
Posted August 26, 2010 at 5:48 AM
^The Knott's version will also keep the famous "K" that was on top of the Sky Cabin, more great news.

From Ronald Kuehnle
Posted August 26, 2010 at 4:23 PM
I am excited to ride Windseeker. I live in Cincinnati, about 20-25 minutes from kings Island but 4 hours from Cedar Point. so, no, it is not too close to Cedar Point. We have been waiting for a long time to see our park add new exciting rides after having updated the kiddie section last year. plus we have been robbed of riding a fantastic ride, Son of Beast, for 2 years now.

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