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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 7:02 pm
by traincrossin
Sorry for the double post, but it looks like Shoot the Rapids was testing today!

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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 7:14 pm
by Reality15
Apparently according to a time lapse someone posted, they moved it up and down the second hill a few times today. They're probably testing sensors and systems, I'm sure they haven't gotten to full-scale testing yet.

Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 7:34 pm
by CPmaverick
Reality15 wrote:I'm sure they haven't gotten to full-scale testing yet.

I hope they have considering the park opens in two weeks.

Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 7:42 pm
by 99er
I can't imagine it would require more than a weeks worth of full course testing. The majority of the testing probably happens with the lift hills. This could be why on the webcams you saw them moving the boats up and down them. That would be faster than sending a boat around and waiting for it to come back to the lift.

I will say though that aside from the two boats you see, the others are still sitting in storage.

Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 8:10 pm
by thrillrider
They don't even have a height requirement for this ride yet. Why is it taking so long? Usually the height requirement is posted before they even break ground.

Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 8:24 pm
by Reality15
CPmaverick wrote:
Reality15 wrote:I'm sure they haven't gotten to full-scale testing yet.

I hope they have considering the park opens in two weeks.
Two weeks is a lot of time. I'd say you could probably expect full-scale testing to start the second half of this week, but the majority of the "testing" on a ride like this is things such as the pumps, show water, and station movement, which they've already been doing. A water ride is completely different than a coaster when it comes to how it has to be tested.

Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 8:30 pm
by CPmaverick
^^Remember with Maverick the height requirement was originally announced before the ride was built as being 48". After testing they changed it to 52". They probably just don't want to risk the same thing to happening (Although I can't see a flume being too hard to predict the height requirement).

^I'm not saying that it takes a whole lot of time to do full-out testing, but what if some problem occurs. They would probably want enough time to solve the problem and still have it open on time. Better to be safe than sorry.

Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 8:49 pm
by jedimaster1227

Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 9:24 pm
by Guy T. Koepp
Those are awesome photos. I am really looking forward to riding this on Coastermania weekend. =)

Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 8:03 am
by Jayjay719
^I hear you on that. Shoot the Rapids looks awesome and I'm looking forward to riding it during Coastermania. My first visit to Cedar Point!