Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby Xmeister » Wed Jan 14, 2015 1:09 pm

If this is true this is great news! I love how intimidating Sheikra looks in BGT's skyline, I don't think this will have quite the impact on CP's skyline because of TTD and MF but I'm sure it'll still be amazing! :)

The Dive Machines seem to be one of B&M's only models that haven't lacked the old school intensity in recent years. Of course Banshee was a nice return to form for B&M!

I just noticed that this would be about 500 hundred feet longer than any other Dive Machine built so far. I wonder what they will do with the longer track length? :b

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby Manic Monte » Wed Jan 14, 2015 1:27 pm

This leak seems almost intentional to me. Either way, awesome choice!

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby GwaziBSRider1 » Wed Jan 14, 2015 1:32 pm

I agree. I'm starting to get more suspicious of this leak as well. I wonder if they're just trying to throw us off of what's really coming in 2016. However, if it IS true, I have no complaints of a dive machine at Cedar Point!

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby ZeroGravity55 » Wed Jan 14, 2015 1:37 pm

This same newspaper reported the news of Gatekeeper way before the it was ever announced, so I be willing to bet that this is going to happen.

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby angryemobeaver » Wed Jan 14, 2015 1:46 pm

At first I wasn't too excited about the idea of a dive machine, but assuming the proposal from the news paper is true, I definitely am very excited! Just for fun I drew up (on paint) a fake layout.

Basically in my renderings the theater and both car rides are removed (Dorney Park gets the old car rides of course.) Calypso is relocated to make room for the coaster's queue and station. It is relocated to where the skyride plaza and marina entrance meet up. The area around the queue and station is remodeled in ordinary CF style, which includes fluffy, fluffy bunnies filled with medicine and goo, gift shop, and a food stand.

The coaster departs the station and makes a 180 degree turn to the right. It then climbs the 233' lift hill at as steep angle. Once to the top it then makes a turn to the right where a holding break teases rides looking straight down into a tunnel which travels under the marina entrance. The coaster reaches its top speed of 80mph right before flying through a large immelman loop. Next, the train soars back down towards the ground right before entering a 360 degree overbanked turn (similar to Sheikra.) From there you now enter the midcourse brakes. Next is a second 90 degree drop the dives under a splash pool which teases the riders into thinking they're going under water. After the tunnel you encounter a second inversion this time a diving loop. After that the track twists its way through an overbanked turn to the left which ends up flipping riders upside down and then through a downwards spiral to the right. The rides grand finale is speeding through a splash pond where onlookers get the chance to interact with the ride by getting soaked by the trains massive splash. After that the train heavily banks and turns to the left low to the ground. Next are a few airtime hills with slight banking right before entering the final brakerun.
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby chargersmichael » Wed Jan 14, 2015 2:25 pm

I think a Dive Coaster would be perfect for Cedar Point! I would just hope that it would have a much longer layout than some of the current ones and have a different and really cool element as compared to the others. This would be so much fun!
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby RCT3Bross » Wed Jan 14, 2015 2:36 pm

^Heck I'm already in if they do a D10 train with a Zero G like Gardaland Oblivion. But a Dive for Cedar Point? I need to have a lay-out in front of me to get me excited on that thought, I mean I like dives but Cedar Point seems like a park that needs some more then just a 90 degree drop.
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby scbt » Wed Jan 14, 2015 2:40 pm

The article says that the length is going to be 3635 feet - thats 400 ft. longer than SheiKra and 500 ft. longer than Griffon. That seems like enough for maybe an extra element but I wouldn't expect the layout to be too radically different from what we've already seen.

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby tarheel1231 » Wed Jan 14, 2015 3:20 pm

Mossed wrote:Looking through the dive machines, this would be the tallest and fastest - what about inversions?

Yes, yes, and yes. This dive would take the record from Diving Coaster at Happy Valley (which is 10 feet smaller than this one). I'm assuming this would be faster than Diving Coaster since that's a ten-seater and this would be an eight-seater. Also the record for inversions is 2 (unless Baron 1898 has more). So the park could market this as the world's tallest and fastest dive coaster.
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby DrachenFire2 » Wed Jan 14, 2015 3:24 pm

It would be EPIC if they made a dive coaster with one of those free fall drop elements :br :br That's just my idiotic thinking...BUT IT COULD HAPPEN!