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Hyde

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Cedar Point will be decommissioning the Good Time Theatre for future expansion. The theatre recently hosted an ice skating show and acrobatic troupe, but originally opened as one of the world's first IMAX movie theaters.

https://www.cedarpoint.com/blog-article ... ain-Closes

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The Cedar Point 2016 and beyond ride addition speculation - begins.
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GuyWithAStick

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Re: Cedar Point Closes Good Time Theatre - 2016+ Speculation

Ok, so Cedar Fair likes B&M, right? Ok, so I think it'll be a launched inverted AquaTrax with a loop.

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Youngster Joey

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Whatever it is it better have at least 6 lift hills of Matt won't be happy.
 

bmac

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Re: Cedar Point Closes Good Time Theatre - 2016+ Speculation

It's going to take a complete lap around the peninsula, calling it.
 

Hyde

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Re: Cedar Point Closes Good Time Theatre - 2016+ Speculation

At present, I am hanging my hat on a family dark ride, similar to Mountain Guardians and Iron Reef.

Of course we want another roller coaster in the lot, but family attractions could still use some beefing up after the removal of White Water Landing (Shoot the Rapids is a more authentic water ride as riders truly get wet, unlike the mild splash of an Arrow flume), Space Spiral, Paddlewheel Excursions, and now the Good Time Theater.

Could it be a roller coaster/dark ride combo? Possibly - that would at least fulfill the hopes of those who are looking simply for a credit as the next addition. :razz:
 

PeskyTrimBrake

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Re: Cedar Point Closes Good Time Theatre - 2016+ Speculation

Spinner, Dark Ride, or flat ride. Looks like there isn't much space they are dealing with here.
 

GuyWithAStick

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Re: Cedar Point Closes Good Time Theatre - 2016+ Speculation

In all honesty, I think they'll either gut the inside and either add on/leave the building to put in a dark ride, or remove the entire building and add in a flat ride. But what CP really needs is a coaster for the little ones. I'm not talking Pipe Scream, I'm talking Speedy Gonzales Hot Rod Racers or a Vekoma Roller Skater. The best they have is Wilderness Run/Gemini Jr, which is over 35 years old. They really need something for kids that are 2-3 years old. My 3yr old brother couldn't ride a single cred besides Wilderness run. /end rant

EDIT: I now realize that CP has Woodstock express. But both this and Wilderness run are in Camp Snoopy, so I think there should be another one closer to the main entrance, so families don't have to walk to the back of the park.
 

Hyde

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Re: Cedar Point Closes Good Time Theatre - 2016+ Speculation

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Intricks

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Re: Cedar Point Closes Good Time Theatre - 2016+ Speculation

A memo from Bolliger & Mabillard, based in Switzerland, appears to detail a new $15 million coaster tagged in the memo as The Dive Coaster.

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So this came to light. Cedar Point has openly said that B&M has drafted a Dive Machine for that location.

This ride is just one of the proposed attractions being looked at for that area.

Cost would be 15 million for it, which would put it around Krakes cost, right? So something along that size roughly?
 

jj23w

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Krake was €12,000,000 so it could be anything special. It'll most probably be a clone if not completely unique.
 

SaiyanHajime

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Re: Cedar Point Closes Good Time Theatre - 2016+ Speculation

Costs in the US are significantly lower, but $15 still seems cheap for a B&M of any sort. :S
 

marc

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Re: Cedar Point Closes Good Time Theatre - 2016+ Speculation

It would need a good layout due to the other two in the usa. If they go for something like Krake it's not going to impress anyone.
 

Intricks

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Re: Cedar Point Closes Good Time Theatre - 2016+ Speculation

Its limited room use (figuring they dont get rid of one of the car rides near there), so I think a smaller, more compact layout would work wonders for it.

I actually think a smaller layout would actually do well up at the Point.
 

GuyWithAStick

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I wonder how the GP will react when they realize how similar the outer seats on Dive Coasters are to GateKeeper.
 

Pokemaniac

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Re: Cedar Point Closes Good Time Theatre - 2016+ Speculation

^"Yay, it's like GateKeeper"?
 

Hyde

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Re: Cedar Point Closes Good Time Theatre - 2016+ Speculation

I am a skeptic on the small layout design for Cedar Point, as history has shown that Cedar Point rarely goes for "small" or "compact". At least what we have seen thus far for the small-scale B&M dive machines seems a bit lackluster and short for such a mainstream park.

It will be intriguing to see what project CP proceeds with for 2016.
 

Martyn B

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Re: Cedar Point Closes Good Time Theatre - 2016+ Speculation

They have a 420ft coaster with a vertical drop, so a small dive machine would be a strange move IMO.
 

tribar

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Re: Cedar Point Closes Good Time Theatre - 2016+ Speculation

Joey said:
Costs in the US are significantly lower, but $15 still seems cheap for a B&M of any sort. :S

You're right. $15 is very cheap for a B&M.
 

Hutch

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Re: Cedar Point Closes Good Time Theatre - 2016+ Speculation

Martyn B said:
They have a 420ft coaster with a vertical drop, so a small dive machine would be a strange move IMO.
Yeah, with TTD, Maverick's 95 degree drop and Wicked Twister's vertical drops, I always thought a dive machine wouldn't make sense.

Interesting move though. I like dive machines, but I hope it's something a bit different than the others instead of just a drop-immlemann-brakes thing.
 
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