The Rumors

Tuesday, November 20, 2001 2:43 PM
Well following the tradition of most of the Cedar Point coasters getting crazy rumors attached to them (Magnum is sinking, Millennium Force going 116 mph) what do you think Wicked Twister is going to get.  I think that, when people see the towers swaying back and forth,  they will say, "Yeah those towers are swaying because they forgot to put the concrete in them."  I can see it now...
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Tuesday, November 20, 2001 2:49 PM
I think Wicked Twister will get..."gee havent we seen that coaster somewhere before!"
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Tuesday, November 20, 2001 2:52 PM
I think people will always say its under water since it is on the beach.
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Tuesday, November 20, 2001 3:04 PM
I heard that one of the trains flew off the front spike on the big launch and it landed in the lake.
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Tuesday, November 20, 2001 3:55 PM
"Did you hear someone in the front row had their scalp ripped off at the top of the twist? And in the same ride the train flew off the track and landed in the lake. Luckily the Coast Guard was on duty and no one got hurt. Including the scalped lady."
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MF Laps: 2
Raptor Laps: 3
Magnum Laps: 2
Power Tower Launches: 1
Power Tower Drops: 1
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Tuesday, November 20, 2001 4:19 PM
How about, "this ride used to be one of those dueling coasters, until the track closest to the lake fell in, leaving only one left.  OR

The other half of this ride hasn't been built yet. :-)

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Tuesday, November 20, 2001 5:42 PM
Probably that the coaster really is sinking (Sorry for the cliche). Magnum is close to the beach, WT is ON the beach
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You are the Weakest Link, Goodbye.
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Wednesday, November 21, 2001 4:01 AM
I agree with the towers swaying. Rumors are going to start that the lake winds will snap them. Why do they sway anyway? Why don't they support them on the very top?
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Wednesday, November 21, 2001 4:16 AM
If they sway, they won't break.  Think of a twig.  if you pull a stick from a tree that has a little give, it's hard to snap.  If you pick up a dead stick that is stiff and doesn't flex at all, it breaks quite easily.
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Mr. Skyward is my hero.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2001 4:30 AM

Heh, and that's how I'll explain it to my husband who took one look at S:UE and said "I'm not going on something that sways like that!"
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I'd rather die living than live like I'm dead
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Wednesday, November 21, 2001 6:14 AM
Exaclty Ucsigepkjnabfbriobvas (j/k)...

Look at the VertiGo towers.. Or better yet. Walk along the beach till you're near the turnaround on Magnum and watch the trains come flying through there.. Watch the supports...

If steel doesn't bend and flex.. it breaks..

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One of us.. One of us..
"MIKE WAZOWSKI!!!!"
"Call me mint jelly, because I'm on the lamb.."
June 11th, 2001 - Gemini 100

*** This post was edited by Red Garter Rob on 11/21/2001. ***

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Wednesday, November 21, 2001 6:17 AM
I see. Good points.
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Wednesday, November 21, 2001 9:06 AM
WT Rumor in the making "They didn't have enough money to finish the rest of the ride... it was supposed to be a full circuit."
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Wednesday, November 21, 2001 9:07 AM
I like that one Gravity.
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Wednesday, November 21, 2001 10:13 AM
They shot a test train off the tracks; it was supposed to run two initially.
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Wednesday, November 21, 2001 11:54 AM
During the construction tour at SFWoA, Tom Jones (head of construction) was saying that the top three pieces on each tower of SUE were the most heavily reinforced pieces Intamin has ever manufactured. Moreso than any one piece on MF even. So I think it's safe to say that the swaying is not only natural, but has obvsiously been designed into the structure.

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James Draeger
"Legend is a wooden Jesus"

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Friday, November 23, 2001 6:08 AM
"The train comes off the track on the big launch. Luckily the rest of the train keeps it from falling off."
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A lap bar is all you need!
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Saturday, November 24, 2001 11:48 PM
what happened to my post about this very topic ... i was original and it was deleted ... that sucks ... its pulling magnum and MF down with it is what i hear ...
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Sunday, November 25, 2001 6:45 AM
...maybe because you stated it like it was the truth when nothing short of God himself could cause MF and Magnum to sink due to the addition of Wicked Twister.

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Sunday, November 25, 2001 4:34 PM
In a further effort to capture the Ohio market.  Cedar Fair will announce soon the addition of an enclosed giant Frisbee themed to represent Snoopy's Dog food dish. The enclosure and queue line will be themed to look like an oversized version of Snoopy's dog house.  This ride will open in the spring of 2003
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