CoasterInsider Report: June 9th,2001 CEDAR PLAINS ANNOUNCES CLOSURE OF THE OREGON LOOPER
(Corvallis, Oregon) Cedar Plains has just confirmed that in just two months from today, the Oregon Looper is scheduled to give its final ride after operating at the park for twenty three years. The Oregon Looper, designed by the great Anton Schwarzkopf; opened in 1978 and was the very first roller coaster to open in the Pacific Northwest to feature an inversion.
According to General Manager, Mike Muller, the Oregon Looper is being removed to make room for a new “one of a kind” steel roller coaster, planned to open in 2002. Understandably so, us at CoasterInsider are quite upset and angry as The Oregon Looper is a historical icon for coaster fans. Not only designed by the great Anton Schwarzkopf, but also one of the very first modern looping roller coasters to ever open.
We’ve set up a petition here to help save this piece of coaster history. If Cedar Plains is adamant about removing The Oregon Looper, then we can try to help this coaster find a new home.
FS2832: are you kidding me they can’t get rid of the Oregon looper!! It’s a classic! Its like if hersheypark got rid of sooperdooperlooper or if SFMM got rid of revolution! Badjetta: Although I really want to see Cedar plains get another coaster, tearing down the Oregon looper is such a bad idea. Its still a very popular ride that has a long line every time I’ve been there. cosmozx1fn0q2rc: NO!!!! Get rid of forest flyer instead!! FS2832: cosmo im not happy about losing Oregon looper either but why get rid of Forest Flyer? Its actually a decent woodie with good air. cosmozx1fn0q2rc: Forest flyer got really rough over the years, the turnaround always knocks me around badly and the first drop is really uncomfortable. They should either retrack it or get rid of it.
Hey guys, I'm really sorry for the delay in updates. I've been dealing with a lot of IRL stuff since the beginning of 2019 on top of some writers block. I hope to get things under control soon, however in the meantime heres a new update!!
GOOD NEWS! CEDAR PLAINS RESCINDS DECISION TO REMOVE OREGON LOOPER; HURRICANE TO CLOSE INSTEAD.
(Corvallis, Oregon) Well, as it turns out, public outcry does help sometimes! The Oregon Looper is saved! Yesterday, Cedar Plains’ GM, Mike Muller has made the decision not to tear down the Schwarzkopf looping coaster. Instead, it’s been decided that it’s Hurricane’s time to go.
Hurricane is a 22 year old Arrow Dynamics “Corkscrew” model. For the past few years, the ride has suffered from extremely low ridership due to roughness, despite receiving sleek new trains from Vekoma and a new blue and green paint job. Hurricane is slated to close after Labor Day and will be most likely be dismantled and put up for sale.
FS2832: This is great news! Oregon looper is a classic and should never ever be taken down! Badjetta: I really wonder what’s going to go in Hurricane’s place? Oregon Looper had a larger footprint than Hurricane…Unless they’re going to expand the park a little bit more northwestern…
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