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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:04 pm
by Myself
SFMM last year also comes to mind, but we haven't seen its long-term effects yet.

Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:37 pm
by coasterlover420
I'm pretty sure parks can do whatever they want. Especially since CP's probably been saving up for 6 years, I wouldn't really leave out the possibility of two coasters, or even maybe one somewhat expensive one, or even improving upon the ones they have in a major way (i.e. paint, track for MS). Cedar Point is a great park as far as keeping their current attractions appealing, especially with all the new lights this year!

p.s. Does anybody here actually know how much a park makes in profits a year?

Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:11 pm
by Geauga Dog
Cedar Point has never built two coasters in one season before and has only once added back to back coasters (Wicked Twister and Dragster). I personally can't see them doing that but there's a first time for everything.

Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:12 pm
by 99er
^^Well according to this article, Cedar Fair had profits of $72.2 million in 2011.

Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:14 pm
by Thom25
That's a good point, and suspect if they do build two, then that will prove CP does care about their coaster count and reputation as America's Roller Coast. The did build Gemini, but understand your point of view and believe they will build 2 proving the coaster wars are alive and well.

Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:09 am
by bgroodog
Cedar Point released their information for FAST LANE. Here is the pricing, its pretty much the same as Kings Island.

FAST LINE OFFICIAL INFORMATION PAGE

1 - $50/ea
2 - $45/ea
3 - $40/ea
4 - $35/ea
5 or More - $30/ea

*Additional $5 per person on Saturdays.

Rides with Fast lane access are as follows: Blue Streak, Mean Streak, Raptor, Millennium Force, Maverick, Top Thrill Dragster, Corkscrew, MaXair, Shoot the Rapids, Gemini, Magnum XL-200, Power Tower, Windseeker, Dodgem, Giant Wheel and Cadillac Cars

Also, some more progress has taken place for Luminosity. The old projection buildings for the big screen are now coming down. See picture below. Lots of activity for CELEBRATION PLAZA!

Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:15 am
by XYZ
An extreme & family coaster can be built. Really, a family coaster won't affect attendance at all and it really doesn't cost much to build. Also, how long are the lines on the kiddie coasters & family coasters?

Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:14 am
by Skycoastin Steve
CP's facebook page is blowing up with people complaining about the new Fast Pass system. What they don't realize is that 1. it's not required for them to buy and 2. it's a GOOD thing.

Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:55 am
by BigDipper 80
^I'm really not all that surprised. I'm sure it'll die down like it did at KI. In the meantime, it sure can be entertaining reading the posts of those who will never return to the park because of corporate greed and CF's secret evil plan to switch to a pay-per-ride system. :lol:

Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:12 am
by coasterlover420
I'm so happy those stupid boxes are leaving the midway! The views around the park are going to be so much better from every angle now, especially with bunches of new lights :D