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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby triggernel » Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:57 pm

^The only two of those rides, that are evenly remotely the same as STR are Dudley Do Right, and Splash Mountain and they opened a long time before.

^^Pilgrim's Plunge is in a completely different league from this.

I am talking about a standard run of the mill open air flume ride.
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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby STR8FXXXINEDGE » Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:07 pm

I really hope they plant some new trees. I could see them not wanting to though so they don't have to worry about a bunch of leaves getting in the water. It would look so much better back there, though.
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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby pianojohn » Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:10 pm

triggernel wrote:^The only two of those rides, that are evenly remotely the same as STR are Dudley Do Right, and Splash Mountain and they opened a long time before.

^^Pilgrim's Plunge is in a completely different league from this.

I am talking about a standard run of the mill open air flume ride.


My thinking is that every park in the world for the most part has a standard flume ride. Cedar Point HAD two: The Mill Race and White Water Landing, but both were removed to make way for Raptor and Maverick. So if you wanted to ride a water ride, your choices were Thunder Canyon (and get soaked) or Snake River Falls (also get soaked).

I am really glad CP decided to buck the trend and just build a good old fashioned flume ride. Can't wait to ride it!

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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby CPmaverick » Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:31 pm

^CP also had the original Shoot The Rapids which was taken down to build White Water Landing. The new Shoot The Rapids will be CP's fourth flume, and looks to be the most thrilling.
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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby bgroodog » Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:31 pm

STR8FXXXINEDGE wrote:I really hope they plant some new trees. I could see them not wanting to though so they don't have to worry about a bunch of leaves getting in the water. It would look so much better back there, though.

Well from what I have heard, it is cheaper to tear out the trees and plant new ones after you are done building. Look at Maverick, they planted trees around the ride which are already starting to grow in nicely. It will look bare for a few years, but once the planted trees have time to grow it will look significantly better.

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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby Vffreak07 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:41 pm

But you five posts they skip the rock work and leave that big pad of concrete as is.

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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby atem122 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:53 pm

triggernel wrote:^The only two of those rides, that are evenly remotely the same as STR are Dudley Do Right, and Splash Mountain and they opened a long time before.

^^Pilgrim's Plunge is in a completely different league from this.

I am talking about a standard run of the mill open air flume ride.

You do realize that they're the EXACT same ride style, right? They both have flume portions too! Just because one has an elevator, and the other two lift hills doesn't mean they're in totally different leagues...
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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby triggernel » Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:19 pm

^I'm sorry but I respectfully have to disagree. If anything, I would say PP was designed more after a Mega or a Super Splash, whereas STR is a throwback to the old fashioned Flume Rides.
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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby atem122 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:23 pm

For the sake of avoiding one of the most boring and pointless debates in history, I think I'm just going to agree to disagree ;)

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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby triggernel » Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:28 pm

I can live with that.
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