Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby bgroodog » Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:38 pm

This project get more and more impressive every time I look at it. At first I was happy that the park was getting what everyone was asking for, a new family friendly water ride to replace WWL. Now I'm really excited to see how this changes the look of this area of the park. I have seen the ride in person and I wont lie, its massive... it may seem like a small scale ride, but really the thing is massive. You can see it from the Perimeter Road surrounding the park, all the way around for the most part. I'm also glad to see a lot of the rock work is still going along as planned and they didn't cut it out of the budget, like we saw with Maverick. I'm also looking forward to seeing what they plan to do with landscaping, as I believed Maverick was a step in a new direction for them as far as landscaping a new ride. Maverick is already starting to settle in with its new landscaping and it looks great!

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Postby BrownStreak » Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:39 pm

Oh I get it! Its okay to clear cut a huge chunk of the park's small number of trees out because they are filling the entire area with water and people will applaud it because its Cedar Point. Give me WWL through the trees any day before I'll get excited over "Clear Cut- The Ride."
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Postby traincrossin » Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:49 pm

Really guys? No trees?
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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby FeelTheFORCE » Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:55 pm

^ Maverick also had TONS more scenery and theming in the animations that never made it, so don't take those pictures and videos too seriously.

^^ Perhaps they plan on planting more during the landscaping phase of construction? Maybe not as many as indicated in the animations, but at least a few more. I know their reputation suggests otherwise, but still, don't be so quick to jump to conclusions.

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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby geaugadan » Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:58 pm

FeelTheFORCE wrote:^ Maverick also had TONS more scenery and theming in the animations that never made it, so don't take those pictures and videos too seriously.

^^ Perhaps they plan on planting more during the landscaping phase of construction? Maybe not as many as indicated in the animations, but at least a few more. I know their reputation suggests otherwise, but still, don't be so quick to jump to conclusions.


I perhaps was quick in jumping to conclusions about Shoot the Rapids' theming, but as you said, Cedar Point's record with theming would suggest otherwise. Granted, Maverick's theming looks incredible, and whats more, you're too busy enjoying an incredible ride to be bothered with whats happening around you. I guess with my earlier comment I was expressing concern about CP's tendency to overlook atmosphere in their quest to build what is arguably the most incredible thrill park in the world.

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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby Astat » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:47 am

I'm sure they'll plant trees around the ride once the rest of the site work is done. They did the same with Maverick, and the vegetation has already started to fill in around it. It looks far better than it did when it first opened.

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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby alexinla » Thu Apr 01, 2010 3:37 am

what is arguably the most incredible thrill park in the world.

I would argue against that statement

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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby DBru » Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:20 pm

Which is why he said, "arguably." ;)

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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby FeelTheFORCE » Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:30 am

The Cedar Point Blog is no more. At first I thought it was an April Fools joke, but Screamscape has reported on it, and they have also said that Kings Island shut theirs down as well.

http://www.cedarpoint.com/public/fun/blog/index.cfm

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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby Reality15 » Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:47 am

I'll bet you any money it's an April Fools day joke from Cedar Point and Kings Dominion. The Carowinds, Kings Island, and Worlds of Fun blogs are all still up, and Worlds of Fun even posted a new blog post yesterday. Apparently Lance at Screamscape didn't get the joke. ;)
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