Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby jmicha » Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:39 pm

^It depends on all those things as well as the wheel compound used. For instance, Hulk has a compound that makes a TON of noise. Therefore the ride is seriously loud and audible from miles away. Dueling Dragons, on the other hand, has a compound used to minimize sound to help the theme of riding on a dragon. But since Gatekeeper isn't trying to keep up some major theme, I'd expect it to have a similar roar to Raptor and Mantis. Quite audible.

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Postby vacoaster09 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:52 am

Another piece has gone up in the snow. These guys are determined!
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And now the zero G is finished!
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Postby Randomman295 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:59 am

I shouldn't be one to talk because I've never ridden a Wingrider before, but the keyholes on the Zero G roll look to be the highlight of the ride so far. It's gonna feel like your legs are about to be chopped off, and I love it when coasters do that.

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Postby DougMJr » Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:05 am

I love the keyholes! To me it looks as if the track is just floating through them. Even if this turns out to be just a big piece of scenery and not that intense of a ride I still think it is a good addition for Cedar Point.

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterjohnh » Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:22 am

I'm so happy with this coaster. When Geauga Lake closed I thought I would never get a chance again to ride a floor less coaster. The Gatekeeper looks to be even bigger and better than the floor less from Geauga Lake. I can't wait to ride it.

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Postby RCT3Bross » Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:27 am

This looks amazing. I expected it to look good but this is stunning. :lover: One of my favorite elements of 2013. ;)
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby JJLehto » Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:28 am

coasterjohnh wrote:I'm so happy with this coaster. When Geauga Lake closed I thought I would never get a chance again to ride a floor less coaster. The Gatekeeper looks to be even bigger and better than the floor less from Geauga Lake. I can't wait to ride it.


And trust me...Dominator wasn't that great. (Scrubs off all its speed way to quick, shame after its unique first half). Especially compared to Medusa or Kraken!

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby SFOGdude25 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:25 pm

JJLehto wrote: I have always wondered how forceful the wingriders are. They don't seem very much so, but I think it's decieving in the POV because you can't really see track. Seems calm because its just air and scenery we see! No doubt the chopper effects are a big part of these rides, but its also big and fast, I bet this will be great.

I've only ridden Wild Eagle, but I thought that it was a lot of fun. I didn't find it very forceful, but visually, being on a large wing off the side of the track was pretty spectacular. Granted, I probably rode in the worst possible place for forces (the middle car), and I only got one ride that day as the park was really crowded so I didn't care where I sat.

I have a feeling, though, that Gatekeeper will have a bit more bite to it. Despite its size, it seems that the ride will pace pretty well. I really love how they're mixing it up by throwing in a couple of airtime hills with the inversions.

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby thepoint4life23 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:49 pm

as for the Lighting on the train i hope its like white led's. not something crazy like rip rock and roll.

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby Wes » Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:56 pm

thepoint4life23 wrote:as for the Lighting on the train i hope its like white led's. not something crazy like rip rock and roll.


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