Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby the ghost » Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:39 pm

Am I the only one wondering why they even gave the ride a storyline? I do not see anything about moonshine or anything like that in the ride so far, and there is quite a bit done. In the tunnel with the turn will there be animatronics or something like that to enhance the story element? As of now this just looks like a water ride through some rocky canyons and not a ride about feuding moonshiners. Dont get me wrong, the ride looks nice so far, but Cedar Fair has been known to skimp out on the scenery quite often. Remember, concept art lies 99% of the time, even Terminator looked like it was above a well landscaped field in the concept art as opposed to over the regular ground of Six Flags. I am hoping there will be some kind of theming in the que at least to tell the story or something along those lines.

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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby RCFreak » Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:55 pm

^Terminator's concept looked to be drawn long before the terminator theme was decided upon.

As for this story line, where the ride sits (or rather where the drops are) there used to be animation for the Paddlewheel Excursions Ride (think Jungle cruise) about two families feuding over moonshine. It's just a nice nod to the area it's in (kinda like keeping the heads of the animals from country Bear Jamboree in Winnie The Pooh) but what remains to be seen is how much they'll actually theme it to the story line. They already have the animation if they just wanted to stick it on either side of the ride at any point so that would be easy enough.


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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby the ghost » Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:59 pm

Thanks for clarifying, that makes sense.

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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby jedimaster1227 » Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:42 am

Cedar Point has posted new construction photos for Shoot the Rapids, showing how much closer they are to it's completion.

http://www.cedarpoint.com/public/park/rides/water/shoot_the_rapids/images/str10_construction_040710.cfm
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Light posts are placed near the future home of fluffy, fluffy bunnies filled with medicine and goo and the ride queue.
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The on-ride photo building is going up.
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The exit ramp stairs.
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The queue line leading to the station.
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View of the final drop from the station.
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Entrance to the station.
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Rock work has begun in the final splash pool.
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Framing has started on the tunnel, located just outside the station.
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The temporary dams have been removed.
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The lagoon is back!
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Rock work on the island is wrapping up.
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Riders will find water surprises inside the canyon.
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The run-out at the bottom of the 85-foot-tall first drop.
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The bottom of the first drop.
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Inside the rock canyon on the island.
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This concrete pad is the foundation for a new storage building.
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Entrance to the first lift.
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Workers are cleaning up the construction site and preparing for final steps.
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Workers spray concrete onto forms that will become the final drop's rock work.
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The entire entrance area.
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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby Skycoastin Steve » Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:59 am

This project is really starting to look good. Can't wait to see the finished product.
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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterking2981 » Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:14 pm

^Ditto.

Maybe Cedar Fair, like Six Flags, is finally getting it. Theming=good.

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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby ash.1111 » Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:18 pm

It looks good. But it's kind of a shame that they didn't enclose it inside a fake mountain or something. Oh well, I'm sure it's still going to be awesome.
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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby CoasterBone » Sat Apr 10, 2010 7:03 am

And I thought this was left-over Easter decor.
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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby Chris Benvenuto » Sat Apr 10, 2010 7:09 am

ash.1111 wrote:It looks good. But it's kind of a shame that they didn't enclose it inside a fake mountain or something. Oh well, I'm sure it's still going to be awesome.



Heh. No. The day Cedar Fair actually applies good theming to their rides, that's the day hell has frozen over. :lmao:
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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby rollin_n_coastin » Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:14 am

This is looking fantastic. It's really looking like it fits well into that area of the park and doesn't seem to stick out. Woods and browns over bright red, yellow or orange paint and steel siding. I can live with that :)

Can't wait to try it out this summer. A perfect compromise between tow-boat and shoot the chutes. Although this looks like it'll be a bit more wet than the average flume?
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