: >1) There is/was a "Rumor" floating about with a 300 foot VERTICAL drop,
: >Although a 300 foot drop at 90 degrees seems, to say the least,
: >and "difficult". Is there any truth to that Rumor?
Of course, "300 feet" and "vertical drop" describe the Power Tower pretty
well, don't you think? Time for something new.
Bret actually wrote...
: My gut feelings are that it will have at least 3 trains and will *not* be
: built by B&M. My guess is Morgan.
This all makes sense to me. I wonder about Morgan, though, because I
think their next coaster could logically be expected to be a looper. My
thought is either conventional and very big, or launched. "Looper" may
disqualify Morgan. I think it very possible that the ride may not come
from B&M. High capacity is still important, though, so I don't think we
need to worry about a shuttle. I wouldn't count out Vekoma, but except
for the Roller Skater (which may or may not get built), I don't think they
have done anything for Cedar Point in the past. On the other hand,
Intamin supposedly licensed the LSM technology from Vekoma for Superman,
so perhaps we could see a launched Vekoma. Because of capacity concerns,
I doubt that we'll see anything from Premier just yet at the Po!nt, as
they have thus far been unable to deliver on high capacity for their
launched coasters...I mean, if they could get Outer LIMits/Mad Cobra to
run with four trains, it is the kind of thing CP might be interested in.
Arrow is rumored to be working on a launched coaster concept, so perhaps
CP is a target for that project. They have a long history of projects
with the Point. So that is a possibility; and they know how to do
Of course, if CP wants to build a looping coaster for 2000, I would
personally like to see it come from Inverted Technologies...for obvious
--Dave Althoff, Jr.
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