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Cedar Point 2013 B&M Wing Rider - coasterchris_v2 - 05-30-2012 10:25 AM

http://www.sanduskyregister.com/sandusky/news/cedar-fair/memo-cedar-point-build-coaster-2013

Cedar Fair stands ready to spend big money on a new roller coaster for 2013 at Cedar Point that will change the park landscape.

Code-named “CP Alt.Winged,” the coaster will have the “longest drop, run the fastest and be the longest ride” of its kind, Cedar Fair CEO Matt Ouimet wrote in Feb. 15 memo to Cedar Fair’s board of directors.

The total projected cost of the project is $25 million, a price that includes removing the park’s Space Spiral and Disaster Transport rides and restructuring the park entrance.

Ouimet was unavailable for comment Tuesday.

Lee Alexakos, corporate vice president of marketing, declined to confirm the information in the memo.

“We have not announced any plans for 2013 but we did announce a $25 million investment,” Alexakos said. “This will be one of the largest capital expenditures ever.”

Alexakos said that with any ride or attraction Cedar Point undertakes, the company is always looking to set records.

The Swiss-based Bolliger & Mabillard Consulting Engineers is set to design the new ride, which was described in the memo as having a “Front Gate Statement— a roller coaster that flies overhead, rolls and flies back— highly visible above guests entering the park.”

The firm designed Cedar Point’s Raptor.

A winged coaster is designed to suspend riders on wings to the sides of the rails so there is no track above or below the guest.

Engineering schematics show a proposed coaster with gravity defying twists, curves and rolls.

“Rob Decker (Cedar Fair VP of planning and design) and others have done a great job of creating a compelling, economically attractive new coaster for Cedar Point,” Ouimet wrote. “We believe this particular ride design with this particular manufacturer balances the desire for marketable innovation and risk associated with early adaptations of prototypes.”

Bolliger & Mabillard designed the first winged coaster for installation in Italy at a park known as Gardaland. The Six Flags Great American park outside of Chicago also has one of the company’s winged coasters, called X-Flight.

The new ride at Cedar Point could promise to be a work horse available to guests at almost any time they are in the park.

“Rob talked to operators of the first one in Italy and found no unanticipated negatives and very high ride reliability (less than 1 percent operational downtime).

Design plans show the new ride with a 170-foot tall lift that will fly overhead of park guests entering the park. It will have the longest track and longest ride time of any coaster of its style as it flies overhead, rolls and then fly back.

The huge roller coaster will dominate the front gate and the track will travel over a large parking area at the park.

“We have several coasters that cover parking lots,” Ouimet wrote. “Not necessarily ideal, but certainly acceptable given tight site constraints and the amount of land such attractions require.”

Disaster Transport and the Space Spiral both would have to come down if the site plan currently under consideration is chosen.

Part of the $25 million investment will also include renovations and upgrades at the park entrance from the parking lot.

Cedar Point general manger John Hildebrandt was not available for comment on Tuesday.


Re: Cedar Point 2013 B&M Wing Rider - alex4hokies - 05-30-2012 05:00 PM

Not surprised because of the rumors floating around lately. Although I am a bigger fan of Intamins, I'm glad it's a B&M because it will balance CP's already awesome coaster collection better than another Intamin would.


Re: Cedar Point 2013 B&M Wing Rider - xTHE EDG3x - 06-05-2012 01:51 PM

Its sad to see the once great disaster transport that sits now a shell of its old self all the old effects and even the a/c is gone lets hope that the give it a similar theme to disaster transport.... probably not Sad


Re: Cedar Point 2013 B&M Wing Rider - sixflgsfan12 - 07-14-2012 12:47 PM

xTHE EDG3x Wrote:Its sad to see the once great disaster transport that sits now a shell of its old self all the old effects and even the a/c is gone lets hope that the give it a similar theme to disaster transport.... probably not Sad
Hey, no worries... It will probably be relocated to Dorney Park!


Re: Cedar Point 2013 B&M Wing Rider - xTHE EDG3x - 07-14-2012 12:56 PM

sixflgsfan12 Wrote:
xTHE EDG3x Wrote:Its sad to see the once great disaster transport that sits now a shell of its old self all the old effects and even the a/c is gone lets hope that the give it a similar theme to disaster transport.... probably not Sad
Hey, no worries... It will probably be relocated to Dorney Park!
I think i agree but will it come with the building? it could just be like avalanche like it originally was......


Re: Cedar Point 2013 B&M Wing Rider - coasterchris_v2 - 07-15-2012 11:06 PM

Some more intersting clues have been posted to CP's Facebook regarding what this new coaster may be:

[Image: 561274_10150924441556463_332811338_n.jpg]

"Something big is happening. Disaster Transport & Space Spiral will be dismantled this season to make space for @!!$!(*%%. We're sad to see them go, but are excited as we fly into the future. Stay tuned for more!"


Now notice this:

If you take the code out of the post above @!!$!(*%% it spells out Banshee

@ = 2 = B
! = 1 = A
!$ = 14 = N
!( = 19 = S
* = 8 = H
% = 5 = E
% = 5 = E

Another picture was also posted to CP's Facebook:

[Image: 315387_10150925879071463_1401416630_n.jpg]

"Watch out for inversions and (!%!@@!#%(!@!!^ You didn't think we would give away 2013 THAT easy did you?"


Now that "clue" looks similar to the old Banshee logo CP had:

[Image: bansheec.jpg]


Re: Cedar Point 2013 B&M Wing Rider - cygnusx1 - 07-17-2012 08:43 AM

^ Banshee was the original name for Mantis. They renamed it because it had negative connotations or something like that. I don't think Matt Ouimet would want to bring that name back.


Re: Cedar Point 2013 B&M Wing Rider - sixflgsfan12 - 07-24-2012 11:59 AM

If you take the numbers in the last update and reverse them, it reads out "FALSE CLUES". No Banshee after all?


Re: Cedar Point 2013 B&M Wing Rider - The Legend - 07-24-2012 01:41 PM

I think I'm over clues and viral games for roller coasters.

We know it is going to be a wing rider, what we don't know is the name/theme. And it's cedar fair so it will have minimal theme in all likelihood anyway so what does it really matter.


Re: Cedar Point 2013 B&M Wing Rider - cygnusx1 - 07-27-2012 09:04 PM

The Legend Wrote:I think I'm over clues and viral games for roller coasters.

We know it is going to be a wing rider, what we don't know is the name/theme. And it's cedar fair so it will have minimal theme in all likelihood anyway so what does it really matter.

+1 to both. After getting less than I expected with Th13teen and Verbolten, I am too. But it's good for marketing and getting people to talk about the park. :-)


Re: Cedar Point 2013 B&M Wing Rider - coasterchris_v2 - 08-11-2012 10:22 PM

This looks very awesome!
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Re: Cedar Point 2013 B&M Wing Rider - The Legend - 08-12-2012 06:43 AM

Agreed


Re: Cedar Point 2013 B&M Wing Rider - alex4hokies - 08-12-2012 02:52 PM

I don't have a single thing to complain about this at all. I like the colors, logo, name, layout, new gate, location, and everything. I just hope that they make the area under the ride have grass with some landscaping like it is in the renderings.

I'll be back up at Cedar Point in 2013 for sure because of this. I'm excited for the official announcement and videos!


Re: Cedar Point 2013 B&M Wing Rider - coasterdoood16 - 08-14-2012 11:53 AM

This coaster looks totally insane and awesome!


Re: Cedar Point 2013 B&M Wing Rider - xTHE EDG3x - 08-22-2012 12:45 PM

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