Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby traincrossin » Sun May 02, 2010 7:02 pm

Sorry for the double post, but it looks like Shoot the Rapids was testing today!

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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby Reality15 » Sun May 02, 2010 7:14 pm

Apparently according to a time lapse someone posted, they moved it up and down the second hill a few times today. They're probably testing sensors and systems, I'm sure they haven't gotten to full-scale testing yet.
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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby CPmaverick » Sun May 02, 2010 7:34 pm

Reality15 wrote:I'm sure they haven't gotten to full-scale testing yet.

I hope they have considering the park opens in two weeks.
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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby 99er » Sun May 02, 2010 7:42 pm

I can't imagine it would require more than a weeks worth of full course testing. The majority of the testing probably happens with the lift hills. This could be why on the webcams you saw them moving the boats up and down them. That would be faster than sending a boat around and waiting for it to come back to the lift.

I will say though that aside from the two boats you see, the others are still sitting in storage.
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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillrider » Sun May 02, 2010 8:10 pm

They don't even have a height requirement for this ride yet. Why is it taking so long? Usually the height requirement is posted before they even break ground.
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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby Reality15 » Sun May 02, 2010 8:24 pm

CPmaverick wrote:
Reality15 wrote:I'm sure they haven't gotten to full-scale testing yet.

I hope they have considering the park opens in two weeks.
Two weeks is a lot of time. I'd say you could probably expect full-scale testing to start the second half of this week, but the majority of the "testing" on a ride like this is things such as the pumps, show water, and station movement, which they've already been doing. A water ride is completely different than a coaster when it comes to how it has to be tested.
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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby CPmaverick » Sun May 02, 2010 8:30 pm

^^Remember with Maverick the height requirement was originally announced before the ride was built as being 48". After testing they changed it to 52". They probably just don't want to risk the same thing to happening (Although I can't see a flume being too hard to predict the height requirement).

^I'm not saying that it takes a whole lot of time to do full-out testing, but what if some problem occurs. They would probably want enough time to solve the problem and still have it open on time. Better to be safe than sorry.
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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby jedimaster1227 » Sun May 02, 2010 8:49 pm

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Shot from the first lift hill.
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Elevated shot from the first lift hill looking towards the entrance.
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Snake River Falls is sporting its new color.
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The rock canyon and second lift hill on the island.
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Looking down at the first lift.
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The splashdown and exit area.
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These massive pumps will circulate water through the flume.
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The tunnel, now complete with roof!
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The service bridge over the lagoon.
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Looking at the station and Snake River Falls from the bridge.
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The entrance area to Shoot the Rapids.
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The on-ride photo building is almost complete.
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The complete entrance area.
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Guests entering and exiting the ride will cross the railroad tracks right here.
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Landscaping is taking place in and around the ride.
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Trees and grasses have been planted on the island.
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The 85-foot-tall drop onto the island.
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Paddlewheel Excursions boats will travel under the ride.
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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby Guy T. Koepp » Sun May 02, 2010 9:24 pm

Those are awesome photos. I am really looking forward to riding this on Coastermania weekend. =)
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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby Jayjay719 » Mon May 03, 2010 8:03 am

^I hear you on that. Shoot the Rapids looks awesome and I'm looking forward to riding it during Coastermania. My first visit to Cedar Point!
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