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Postby coasterdude5 » Wed Jul 20, 2005 1:16 pm

^^Good point, they're ABOUT the same ride except MaxAir spins. Though, it'd still be an awesome ride.
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Postby Sir Clinksalot » Wed Jul 20, 2005 1:18 pm

I really liked the Screamin' Swing at Knott's. If only it was a little bit longer.

If this is a 32 person capacity I wonder if it will still be up-charge.

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Postby Shockwave » Thu Jul 21, 2005 2:37 am

SuperCrack wrote:I really liked the Screamin' Swing at Knott's. If only it was a little bit longer.

If this is a 32 person capacity I wonder if it will still be up-charge.


Yeah, it would take ages to fill it if it was an upcharge ride. Thorpe's 32-seater swing is free with admission, and the program on it should be extended soon, if it hasn't been done already.

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Postby Real » Thu Jul 21, 2005 7:15 am

Coasterlicious wrote:I wont believe it untill Cedar Point anounces it, but IMO it sounds like a bad idea.. maxair was nice but now we need a coaster.


You crack me up. You make it seem as if Cedar Point is destitute if it doesnt get a coaster. We've got 16 of em and frankly there isnt really another style that would interest me unless they burned Mean Streak to the ground and replaced with a Gravity Group. Sadly, that wont happen.

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Postby OzCatter » Mon Oct 31, 2005 9:33 am

http://www.cedarpoint.com/public/inside_park/rides/thrill/skyhawk/

CEDAR POINT DEBUTS SPECTACULAR NEW
THRILL RIDE FOR 2006 SEASON

In 2006, Cedar Point will add a world-record-breaking thrill ride – Skyhawk. Located near Snake River Falls in Frontiertown and standing 103 feet above the ground, Skyhawk will be the tallest ride of its kind in the world.

Skyhawk will feature two giant swinging arms, each 84 feet in length, with 20 seats on each arm. Each set of 20 seats will consist of two rows of 10 seats, positioned back to back, that will provide each rider with a “front row” view. Using pneumatic technology similar to that used on Power Tower, riders will be thrilled as they are pushed toward the sky, then experience weightlessness as they reverse direction and rush back toward the ground – just like the drop side of a roller coaster – with no ride structure in their path. At the peak of the arc, riders on Skyhawk will be more than 125 feet in the air and will reach speeds of 60 mph in both directions! The $6 million ride will give nearly 800 rides an hour. Each ride will be approximately two minutes long. (Guests must be at least 48 inches tall to ride Skyhawk.)

“Skyhawk will be the world’s largest swing ride. It’s a simple concept, but it will be an amazing ride experience,” said John Hildebrandt, vice president and general manager of Cedar Point. “All of us have ridden swings as kids. Imagine riding a swing that is higher than a 12-story building and goes faster than many roller coasters.”

Guests will have their first opportunity to ride Skyhawk when the historic amusement park/resort opens for its 137th season on May 6, 2006. Construction of Skyhawk began immediately after the park closed for the 2005 season on Sunday, Oct. 30.


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Postby FlyingScooter » Mon Oct 31, 2005 9:37 am

hope they have good luck with it.

I'd like to have seen more people in the illustration's queue line. Looks like one of those: it's broke down right now, but should come back online soon queues. :)

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Postby PhishyBrewer » Mon Oct 31, 2005 9:40 am

Right next to Snake River falls huh? Get soaked on Snake, then get dried off on SkyHawk.

...what stupid name, SkyHawk. Why didn't they just call it Chicken Thigh and put it in the new KFC themed area of the park.

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Postby Fry » Mon Oct 31, 2005 9:47 am

Great, another swinging ride at CP... it's a good thing they cancelled that Giant Frisbee they were gonna get last year... oh, wait...

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Postby CoasterFanatic » Mon Oct 31, 2005 9:56 am

I am guessing that this will be located on the former "stage site".
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Postby dc006f5086 » Mon Oct 31, 2005 10:00 am

There is one problem with the power swings is that they always break down, like rush at thorpe park, it keeps breaking down.

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