Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby Meghna » Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:20 am

^They are, they're just grey.
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby Invertalon » Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:24 am

Love the picture of all the B&M's in the single photo... The amazing color options that could have been selected for Valravn though... Bummer.

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby CP Maverick » Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:32 am

Meghna wrote:^They are, they're just grey.


The "bottom" surface of the spine is painted grey. See below:

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby theredskull84 » Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:36 am

Password121 wrote:They're all there, but that picture is all Raptor in my mind. Holy crap that's beautiful.

Agreed. The new paint looks absolutely stunning. Can't wait to see it in person this summer. =)

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillrider » Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:38 am

Interesting. ..

I never noticed the Grey spine. I thought the track was solid brown.
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby DirkFunk » Thu Feb 11, 2016 11:19 am

Shoot the Rapids is dunzo. Couldn't be happier.


Cedar Point’s Shoot the Rapids is coming down.

Sources have told the Register the amusement park operator started to tear down the water ride Tuesday. Cedar Point is not confirming the removal or what will come next.

“Our focus is on the construction of Valravn, our record-breaking dive coaster. We have not announced any changes regarding our current ride lineup,” wrote Tony Clark, director of communications, in a statement.

The ride was designed by Intamin, which also designed Top Thrill Dragster and Millennium Force. The ride, which debuted in June 2010 on Frontier Trail, suffered its share of problems.

On July 19, 2013, seven guests were on a Shoot the Rapids boat that malfunctioned while ascending a lift hill. Inspectors determined the boat went down the hill backward about 187 feet, then traveled another 41 feet until it struck the edge of a concrete flume. The force of the collision damaged about 7 feet of concrete. The boat then continued in the flume an additional 58 feet, striking the flume wall several more times and hitting another boat before overturning, the guests still inside. The inspection revealed two safety features never engaged: one designed to prevent boats from coming off the track, the other to prevent boats from rolling backward.
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby Snovi » Thu Feb 11, 2016 11:20 am

Interesting thought about the silver/grey on the back of the spine... Perhaps there's some functional thought behind the color choice beyond pure aesthetics? If CP decides to have a lighting package to illuminate the majority of the track at night, the grey will reflect the light much better than the orange/rust color, giving it a glowing effect of illuminated ribbon in the sky, especially if they use multi-color RGB LEDs similar to Power Tower and MF.

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby CoasterMateo » Thu Feb 11, 2016 11:24 am

Dang... I was one of the few fans of Shoot the Rapids. I loved the first drop. :( Oh well, the ride was plagued with mechanical issues, so it makes sense.
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby pianojohn » Thu Feb 11, 2016 11:28 am

Thank goodness. How about a traditional Arrow flume? No lap bars. Just a good old fashioned flume ride.

Or (if I can dream) a highly themed Log ride like Knotts!

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby DJeXeL » Thu Feb 11, 2016 11:30 am

Definitely a shame as shoot the rapids was a decent attraction albeit it did have its fair share of maintenance issues.

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