I'm not dogging on Ryan's Youtube videos. Let your freak flag fly. He clearly is super into the amusement industry and that's cool. I'm just eternally amused by anyone who claims to have a conveniently unnamed "inside source". I'll leave it at that.
That’s a completely reasonable take. I do put some faith in Ryan. He sits on information a lot longer than some YouTubers that claim to have inside sources and make videos day off. Ryan said is source told him a while ago about the spike.
Theme Park Predictions made the spike claim long before Ryan and used the “I’ve got a source claim too.” TPP has been wildly wrong in the past. I don’t put a lot of faith in his claims.
The Crystal Method is the only way to find The Winner!
...that would be a correct statement because TTD does not exist anymore.
Tony was not quoted as saying it was "unrelated to" Top Thrill Dragster. The author stated that the work "was not related to Dragster’s rebuild."
Frog Hopper King:
It seems like an odd spot to try to get heavy machinery back to the lagoon.
Without knowing what they need access to it's hard to say whether or not it's an odd spot.
I guess if you want to be pendantic about it, Tony did say exactly that.
If you would provide your legal counsel’s contact information, I can connect them with my team for further clarification. Sit tight fellas ;)
So here's the scoop on what is going on with TTD. Zamperla is not doing the update. Cedar Fair is going back to Intamin to tackle the redesign. This is for two main reasons. First, is they need Intamin's LSM launch capabilities. Second, is Intamin's Triangular track. The Top Hat will be inverted at 460ft. They need to use the double spine track which allows the extra height without adding additional supports. This would be similar to Xcelerator's top hot design but inverted.
Work behind the station is being done to accommodate for a longer launch that will be needed due to the extra height and the LSM conversion.
As for the track still being attached to the top hat, this being done for efficiency and secrecy. The lower height of the brake run and launch track are easy to reach and work on. When work begins on the top hat they will remove and replace to avoid setting up the necessary equipment twice.
After work is complete CP will reclaim the tallest roller coaster once again (by a mere 4') and also the highest inversion.
If I've learned anything over the years, it's that you can always trust a Random Internet Person's first post, doubly so when that post is filled with bold predictions backed by zero supporting evidence.
Out of curiosity, has anything Cedar Point related ever leaked far before its announcement? I think Valraven's design/webpage did.
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Maybe it is. Sit tight.
How much longer should I sit tight? I’ve lost my job, I’ve lost my spouse. I can’t do this for much longer.
I think its more likely Dragster gets a spike than the top hat to be inverted lol. In fact, I have a feeling the track on the top hat will remain and the only new track would be for the launch, brake run, and spike and no I don't see the spike being 500 feet. I think most would be around the height of the top hat. I think the spike would only be added to claim the tallest multi launch record and make the ride a little longer and different from the original. I think the way it would work is the first launch would only get the train about half way up the top hat (210 feet) so I don't think a spike higher than the top hat would be needed. It would just need to be high enough to where when the train comes down the spike and speeds down the launch track it can get up to 120 mph by the time it reaches the top hat so it can get over the top.. I think if anything a spike could be around the same height as the proposed Drachen Spire concept for BGW.
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