Posted 25 September 2010 - 08:18 AM
Posted 25 September 2010 - 10:36 AM
Posted 25 September 2010 - 10:38 AM
Posted 26 September 2010 - 03:36 PM
Posted 26 September 2010 - 04:09 PM
When it comes to a 2012 project, an intamin drop tower seems most likely because of John Fitzgerald said he's looking into one and because of the new management's belief in the potential of Gadv and one thing essential to a big park is a drop tower. Let's not forget that ALL of Al's Paramount Parks had a drop tower
Posted 26 September 2010 - 05:04 PM
Posted 27 September 2010 - 02:42 PM
Posted 27 September 2010 - 06:27 PM
In 2012, Brave the all new Taller, Faster, Racing Coaster, Rolling Thunder! =]
Posted 28 September 2010 - 07:50 PM
Posted 28 September 2010 - 07:57 PM
New for 2012; A new water ride, along with a drop tower? Sounds good to me!
TCT 07' - 10'
Posted 28 September 2010 - 08:45 PM
The most they will do to Rolling Thunder is have one of those two companies (GCI/Gravity Group) to come in and seriously re-track the ride. The layout itself is fine, and the trains won't be going anywhere either. They would need to redo the skid brakes in order to get new trains. The newer model PTC trains along with Timberliner trains are meant for hydraulic brakes.
I wouldn't mind seeing the brakes switched. That way when it rains they don't have to shut down the ride to take a train off. And new trains with retractable seatbelts. One thing that seems to slow down the dispatches is having to buckle empty seatbelts or people needing to adjust the belts.
Posted 29 September 2010 - 01:59 AM
I find it refreshing that when I talk to people outside of the realm of Cedar Point, Shoot the Rapids gets a much better reception. Sure the name is kinda meh, it's a good ride and a great addition to any park. Besides, the Boardwalk NEEDS at least ONE water ride...
^ Something like Shoot the Rapids at Cedar Point would be PERFECT. I found that ride to be so much more fun than a normal log flume, and I'm sure it would be very marketable among the GP.
-The illustrious Kanye West
Posted 02 October 2010 - 02:19 PM
Posted 02 October 2010 - 02:29 PM
Posted 02 October 2010 - 05:19 PM
What I'd really like to see would be a GCI re-tracking of some of the ride, as well as re-profiling the final part of the ride to make it so the trains are side-by-side - you know, like a real racing roller coaster. The two parts I would NOT like them to change are the unbanked upwards right turn and the final Turn of Doom, because those are two of the most fun parts of the ride.
Also, I'd like to see it equiped for racing. They could operate like Cedar Point operates Gemini - only one side will run until around 11, and then both sides race until around 5, and then they run one side for the rest of the night. I think that's better than just running one side all day, or just sending the trains out randomly instead of racing them. I'd like to see the controls re-done so that when the operator dispatches the ride, the trains are released such that they make a fair race.
I'd also like to see some Millennium Flyer trains on the ride. They're based off classic coaster trains, so I think they're fine and would look cool on Rolling Thunder while keeping the classic appeal. I would be ANGRY if they decided to Iron Horse Rolling Thunder, because that's not what it needs. It just needs some TLC.
But on Season Pass Holder's Night, I rode in the backseat and it was hilariously fun.
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