Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby Woodie Warrior » Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:01 pm

Paradox wrote:Leaked @CedarPoint memo describes 2016 Dive Machine as 223 ft. tall, 80 mph, 2 drops, 4 inversions. http://t.co/Qa2Snyb5kU

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby DoinItForTheFame » Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:03 pm

I could see a B&M Dive coaster fitting in nicely at Cedar Point. It will be interesting to see if this actually turns out to be true.
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby Intimidator305 » Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:31 pm

cfc wrote:Dive Coasters are one of the best rides B&M ever developed.


I couldn't agree more. It really does make you wonder if a Busch Gardens/B&M contract actually existed because the Dive Coasters are in my opinion their best and most innovative design... with not much of a price tag compared to other B&M's. I'm not much of a B&M guy, but I do love Griffon and Sheikra as they're my favorite B&M's and in my top 10 coasters.

If there is any doubt that CP doesn't have the best coaster line-up in the country, a Dive Machine would push them over the edge in my opinion.

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby bluestreak » Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:40 pm

Can this memo be found anywhere online? But I absolutely love the idea! Anyone remember when Fury 325 was possibly going to be named Centurion? I think that could be a possible name for this coaster since they already have the Trademark.
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby DonGeorge » Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:44 pm

bluestreak wrote:Can this memo be found anywhere online? But I absolutely love the idea! Anyone remember when Fury 325 was possibly going to be named Centurion? I think that could be a possible name for this coaster since they already have the Trademark.


I remember those days. That was back when people were discussing if Twisted Colossus would be a möbius coaster. :Pr
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby A113 » Wed Jan 14, 2015 10:21 pm

I got to ride SheiKra back in October and I couldn't agree with Chuck more. The ride took me by surprise and it was loads of fun, so I couldn't be more excited for the idea of a large scale dive machine for CP.

Though keeping B&M's ride catalog in mind, I'll probably be skeptical of it actually having a creative or cool layout. Even if it isn't, I'm sure it'll be a winner. Definitely looking forward to this hopefully happening.

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby MrSum1_55 » Wed Jan 14, 2015 10:51 pm

Pros of dive machines:
-Vertical drops give a good hanging sensation in the front, as well as good pops of air in the back.
-Very visually pleasing and fun to watch, especially if splashdown elements are added
-It is different from everything else at Cedar Point

Cons:
-Aside from their signature vertical drops, none of them really have impressive or rememberable layouts.
-Large track budgets would make it difficult even for a park like Cedar Point to afford a full length dive machine.

Assuming this happens, I think that it will be more well-received than Gatekeeper. While dive machines are not my favorite coaster type in the world, one of these would seem like a good fit for Cedar Point, as they have nothing else exactly like this. It will not likely become my favorite attraction at the park, as I will probably continue to stick to Maverick.

On another note, does anyone else like the back row on dive machines better than the front? While I may not be as affected by the holding brake as others, what I find to be more terrifying is getting that pop of air in the back row as it slopes down to vertical while being 200 feet up.

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby coastercoaster5 » Wed Jan 14, 2015 10:53 pm

^I have only been on Sheikra, but I preferred the back row to the front because of the airtime on the drops. It was awesome being pulled over in the back.
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby BlahBlahson » Wed Jan 14, 2015 11:46 pm

A new 2016 Coaster at Cedar Point would be amazing (they still need a themed attraction though IMO), and in with everyone else in this thread, I fully support a Dive coaster. They are really unique rides, they give off the sense of "Bigger and Badder" more than other rides.

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby gerstlaueringvar » Thu Jan 15, 2015 4:29 am

Could they be using the chassis of the old style 10 seater trains and put those new seats on? The new seats are wider than the old ones.

I guess the trains will look pretty much like this:
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