King James Announcement 9/16

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 11:13 AM

Interesting:

Cedar Point @cedarpoint · 29s
This new partnership with the @LJFamFoundation means we will not rename a coaster. It's all about helping kids and families!

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 11:15 AM
darkrider68's avatar

Win/win for everyone.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 11:15 AM

BleauxJays said:
You'd have to be pretty damn shallow to cancel your membership after the announcement of a partnership with a charity.

My sentiments exactly. If you have a problem with a charity partnership being billed as 'bigger and better'than a coaster rename, I would say you have bigger problems than that. CP is giving something back to a local community, and we will likely still get an awesome new or revamped ride for 2015. What's the problem?

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 11:15 AM

Bill02 said:
Interesting:

Cedar Point @cedarpoint · 29s
This new partnership with the @LJFamFoundation means we will not rename a coaster. It's all about helping kids and families!

Thats the "bigger and better" aspect of this.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 11:18 AM
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Marcie916 said:

BleauxJays said:
You'd have to be pretty damn shallow to cancel your membership after the announcement of a partnership with a charity.

My sentiments exactly. If you have a problem with a charity partnership being billed as 'bigger and better'than a coaster rename, I would say you have bigger problems than that. CP is giving something back to a local community, and we will likely still get an awesome new or revamped ride for 2015. What's the problem?

Really, someone would do that? I think what they did is better than a ride rename.


Brian
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 11:20 AM

Keep in mind, one of the benefits is a "first ride auction ". Everything currently at the park has been already rode upon.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 11:20 AM

According to someone above us yes. That is the next straw if another announcement is not satisfactory.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 11:22 AM

They apparently forgot the whole tweet about Tony working on MULTIPLE press releases. This would be the 1st of the multiples.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 11:24 AM

What is amounts too is a nice charitable way to side-step renaming a ride, which is just as well.

It also clears the way to resume our endless debate and pondering of what else 2015 will bring, what will happen to Mantis, etc.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 11:30 AM

Great news, very well played out by CP and LeBron James. Kudos to everyone involved in this decision!

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 11:33 AM
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TheEternalQuestioner said:
Strike 2, Cedar Point. Strike 2.

Hopefully the next words out of the mouths of their PR team is a real 2015 announcement, or season passes will be cancelled left and right.

You can't be serious.

I'm not even sure how to respond to this.

Last edited by Walt, Tuesday, September 16, 2014 11:34 AM

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 11:35 AM

Per CP on Facebook, this was at LeBron's request.

Also, Jason McClure already informed us that 2015 will bring a new thrill ride. We already knew that was coming. A modified ride or a new ride alike is a new ride experience overall with its own first riders.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 11:39 AM
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At least it confirmed that there will be SOMETHING for 2015, and we didn't get a "King James" rename, which is a relief to me. And a charity will benefit from it.

All around a win. If only we knew WHAT they will be riding for those first rides so the endless debate could end.


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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 12:06 PM

So do you think "This new partnership with the @LJFamFoundation means we will not rename a coaster. It's all about helping kids and families!" means they will just not rename a coaster for Lebron James or are they also hinting they will not be renaming a coaster, Mantis, possibly a small hint in this announcement meaning Mantis will be gone completely and not just renamed/changed?


-Benn

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 12:06 PM
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What happened to this thread? It was gone for a while.


Brian
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 12:08 PM

I don't know. I had a pretty lengthy reply typed out and when I went to post it I got an error message. I thought it had been deleted by the admins.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 12:08 PM

Prb that Eternal Questioner fella

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 12:47 PM

Did Jeff or Walt cross check IP addresses for Eternal Questioner and Point Guru? They are both about as off the wall as the other!

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 12:51 PM

What an absolute disappointment this announcement is. I am getting sick of this false hope hype game. Thanks Cedar Point for ruining my day AGAIN. I think it's great to be supportive of such foundations, but hyping this up is a joke. This game is getting old.


May The Millennium Force Be With You!

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 12:58 PM
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Cedar Point announces partnership with foundation working to improve lives of children.

RISE UP, ENTHUSIASTS! WE WILL BURN SANDUSKY TO THE GROUND!


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