Let's Remember Disaster Transport!

Monday, August 11, 2008 9:35 PM
Chuck Wagon's avatar

Bump. Cedar Point will be remembering Disaster Transport this Fall at Halloweekends. Apparently Dave will be making a come back! (see the latest blog post)

For those of you who don't know, Dave used to monitor the queue in major effects room 1 (now it's just the painted aluminum queue walls, you can't see the actual size of the room). Originally, Dave could move his upper body and liked to talk about space travel and space pirates.

Last edited by Chuck Wagon, Monday, August 11, 2008 9:36 PM

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Monday, August 11, 2008 10:20 PM
Force00's avatar

The robot seems like it was pretty neat, wish they still had it themed that way!


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Tuesday, August 12, 2008 3:31 AM
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Yeah, it would be a lot better than a smelly aluminum hallway. :)


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Tuesday, August 12, 2008 10:38 AM
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I don't know how it would look now, but I remember being really impressed with DT as a kid with all the theming...

Of course, last year I saw someone taking pictures of the queue as it is now, and saying how awesome it was with all the "3-D effects"... and they were not being sarcastic.


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Saturday, September 6, 2008 10:24 PM

I think it may have been a loop of the first 30-40 seconds of Lux Aeterna by Gyorgy Ligeti, known best from the Kubrick Sci-Fi classic, "2001: A Space Odyssey". I think it's very cool anyhow, and it reminds me of the music in the line at DT.

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Sunday, September 7, 2008 10:55 PM

There is a coal power plant building just across the ohio river from Moundsville, WV where my boyfriend used to live that looks just like DT, only with a tall smokestack next to it! It's on the ohio side and sits on the water just like DT sits on the lake :)

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008 2:47 PM

I sooooooooooo remember those robots talking and the "I'm losing control, I'm losing control"...in my mind, I always hear that at that point! I remember waiting in line by the lake and walking up towards like Maxair.

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Monday, October 20, 2008 8:26 PM

By the way, I was just browsing through you tube and found this extremely funny Disaster transport short video made by this guy who was at the park for senior skip day or something. I can't post links on here, so just go to youtube and type in disaster transport at cedar point and scroll down to find "Nichole and Justin disaster transport senior skip day". Just thought it was funny to watch in one's spare time......:)

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Thursday, October 30, 2008 9:55 PM

(from page 2) The '93 accident you are probably talking about is this. I heard a story from my friend who got permission with other employee friends to go inside DT's hill. The ride's crew told them about in the early 90's a maintenance worker hanged himself in the projector room in block one. They didn't say anything about the two cars colliding, though (if that was a different time) They said his ghost still haunts the ride. The ride crew who does trough walks and test runs on the ride said they have seen and heard creepy things. My sister used to work it and told me when she was on block one, she heard a man's voice yelling like the test car was full of riders, even thought it was empty. That's all I know. I feel bad for that maintenance guy, however.....

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Sunday, October 21, 2018 1:15 PM

Reading through all of this makes me miss DT even more now. Still my all time favorite ride!

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Sunday, October 21, 2018 4:27 PM

You should really get out more if DT is your all time favorite ride...

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Sunday, October 21, 2018 7:30 PM

Even the Merry-Go-Round is more exciting. Not only do the horses go around in a circle but they go up and down.

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Monday, October 22, 2018 12:20 AM
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The tollbooths are more exciting.

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Recently less enamored Sandusky Fan. Building a home in Florida this year, hoping CP gives me a reason to return for visits (fingers crossed, not holding breath).

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Monday, October 22, 2018 4:05 PM
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Maybe the greatest loss from DT was the old Showscan projector system that was just left in the top of the building when it was demolished. Film and all fell down into the scrap heap.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Showscan

https://www.in70mm.com/library/process/showscan/index.htm

I will have to look in the archives... somewhere I have the original industrial laser discs from the TV screens at DT. I wonder how salty CP would be if I transferred them to a digital format and put them up on YouTube...

Rescued from the trash by an un-named associate.

Would love to have had that old Showscan film for the archives...alas.


"Your persiflage does not amuse. " - Ralph (from Around the world in 80 days)

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Monday, October 22, 2018 5:58 PM

I’d love to see them ;)

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018 1:19 AM
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I can tell you for sure there was no film left in the building when it went down. The projectors were still there (somewhat, whatever was not stripped and used/sold before) but all the film had already been removed from the building. Trust me I looked :) Same with the audio equipment, a bunch of EOL amps and playback devices were left but the tapes (yes tapes!) were removed way before. I think the system had been upgraded to use solid state (SD-10's if I remember) but the old media had been removed way before I started working there.

I assume most of the media was archived, but it's more likely that it was destroyed way before the rest of the building was.

The building actually had a pretty thorough walk through done before it was torn down. Anything that was considered historical or of use was removed. Everything else was in the wrecking.


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Tuesday, October 23, 2018 10:30 AM

I was one of several folks who attended a behind-the-scenes walk through of DT ("lights on") with Bryan Edwards 6 days before it gave its last ride. The thread caused me to reminisce and look back at that album - I figured I'd share it here so others can too... https://www.facebook.com/ken.srail/media_set?set=a.3835805288668&type=3


Hey, I heard a rumor that Top Thrill Dragster is sinking...

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Saturday, October 27, 2018 12:50 PM

It just links to your FB profile and not the album.

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Monday, October 29, 2018 2:58 PM
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He really wants those followers.


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Monday, October 29, 2018 8:40 PM

I think it would be neat to see those pictures, as I find any behind the scenes pictures interesting

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