Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby FeelTheFORCE » Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:32 pm

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thrillrideseeker wrote:So since this is Cedar Point related I thought you guys might like to see! I came across this photo on facebook. It was taken yesterday... But no one can figure it out! Any ideas?
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This photo was apparently taken in the fall, not recently. We placed a car on the track to install a new trim brake. Did I mention we have a new water ride this year? It's pretty sweet. :)


Can you fill me in on exactly where that is on the ride? The angle the picture was taken from is throwing me off. It looks to be in the same spot where there are already trims. Is it a new trim brake for the old location or a new trim on a different spot in the ride? Thanks Tony.


Looks like the same location the old trims are in...just probably a new brake, as they wear out after a while also, just like your car when it needs new brakes. They just needed something to test it with and reassure it works efficiently, I'm guessing.

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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby Skycoastin Steve » Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:00 pm

^Yes it's just before the turn around where the existing trims are. They just have to make sure the brake pads contact and line up correctly with the brake fins on the train.
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Postby haiderodes » Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:59 pm

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Gates have been installed


Why would they want gates on a ride like this? I mean, is this going to be like Pilgrim's Plunge where boats don't stop at the station and people have to board the boats while in motion or is this going to use a stop-and-go system like a coaster?


These gates appear the same kind of set up they have on Perilous Plunge at Knotts - they arent pneumatic gates. They seem to be the magnetic locking gates that are unlocked from a panel and the guests simply "push" through to board when its your turn. I'm saying this based on the box and plate to the left of each gate.

And seeing the multiple sets of gates, I agree that this is likely to be a stop/go deal which, if loading two boats at a time, would be just as fast as a continuously moving station. Knowing how clumsy the GP are when getting into already moving ride vehicles, it might prove to be even faster.
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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby Carnage » Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:52 pm

Skycoastin Steve wrote:^Yes it's just before the turn around where the existing trims are. They just have to make sure the brake pads contact and line up correctly with the brake fins on the train.


Bah, just slap a new set of brake fins and send a train. What could possibly go wrong? Other then a repeat of Wild Thing that is. :lol:
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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby 99er » Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:09 pm

Sandusky Register has some great behind the scenes pictures of Shoot the Rapids over here. There is another link at the bottom with even more pictures and in my opinion, better pictures than what we have seen on Cedar Point.com lately.

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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby gforce532 » Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:27 pm

^Wow cedar point is getting a brand new water park this year. I must of missed the press release. :lol:

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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby CoasterBoyJosh » Fri Apr 23, 2010 4:00 pm

If this has been addressed before I apologize, but in this rendering it show's an island upon Millennium Force island.

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Judging from the webcam/construction photos, it seems that idea has been scrapped...

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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby Pingu1651 » Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:13 pm

^^^ That interview is GOD-AWFUL! The dude knows some stuff, but the reporters is dumb as a rock. Plus, I don't think Cedar Point should have built that new water park. STR cost enough already. ;D

By the way, any ideas for a meet-up opening day? I probably won't be there, but I'd suggest around Blue Streak. TPR takeover, anyone?
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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterdude2011 » Sun Apr 25, 2010 4:32 pm

Well, I was at the park today getting my season pass processed, and avoiding severe thunderstorms in the area, while I was driving along and saw these little beauties.

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Sorry about the poor quality, I only had my DSi to take pictures with but seeing these made me even move excited for opening day. Only 20 days left :br

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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby dragonskeep » Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:08 pm

Its always exciting when The Point gets a new ride. I actually am liking it more as it is finished. If it keeps folks off Maverick then I'll love it

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