Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby Koasterking48 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:52 pm

pyrocoasterkid wrote:At about 4-5 seconds and 16 seconds in, this video shows some renderings of what the new entry way will "officially" look like. This video also has some good shots from the B&M steel plant:

www.wkyc.com/news/story.aspx?storyid=277929

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Nice find! I like the new look of the entrance. It looks way better than the old one!

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby ryanm09 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:56 pm

First keyhole is up


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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby Lareson » Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:29 pm

Much better layout with the ticket booths set off to the side. Prefer it that way than having it being a 2-layer thing like it was previously. The new rendering of the front entrance looks very modern, the CP sign matching the Causeway signs and making the entrance much more open than before. Excited to step through these gates this summer!
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby Geauga Dog » Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:05 am

I like the overall look of the new entrance area but I'm a ilttle underwhelmed with the gate that Gatekeeper flies over. I realize they want the coaster to be the main focus but they could have put a little more "character" into the design of the entrance gate.

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby pyrocoasterkid » Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:08 am

New blog update with some new pictures! A few interesting notes: 1. The towers will be painted a "white aluminum", 2. The gaps in the towers will be staying for future inspection of the bolts.

www.cedarpoint.com/blog-article/online-fun/Keyhole-Tower-Construction-Update

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby RCT3Bross » Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:49 am

I must say this time they told the date for the placement it better. I guess they did learn from there last experience. ;)
I took a look at the color of the towers and found this:
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby Myself » Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:04 am

I wonder if the top gaps will be filled. I know they serve a practical purpose for the time being, but there don't appear to be any bolt connections to check once construction is done. I have no qualms with the bottom gaps remaining.

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterlover420 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:43 pm

^I think in the blog they mean both gaps
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby PhantomNick » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:01 pm

Those keyhole towers are even bigger than I thought they'd be.....that's going to make for an awesome visual as the coaster knifes through there!

I really like the look of the new entrance in that video/still posted earlier. It's simple but slick, especially with GateKeeper roaring over top. I dig it! Hoping to return to the Point this year and snag a ride on this one.
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby cal1br3tto » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:07 pm

Before the pic was posted, I don't think I gave much thought as to what the proverbial gate to be kept would actually look like. Like others, I'm impressed!
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