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Offline Millennium Force 44

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Cedar Point to Remove Wildcat
« on: May 02, 2012, 10:52:36 AM »
"Cedar Point has announced that it is expanding its new Celebration Plaza. As a part of that expansion, Cedar Point will be removing the WildCat roller coaster.

WildCat was coming to the end of its useful life. With the desired expansion to Celebration Plaza, coupled with the low ridership and increased maintenance costs, Cedar Point has decided to accelerate the removal of the ride. WildCat will be removed from the park prior to Opening Day and the materials will be sent to a recycling facility.

This expansion is one of several initiatives that will beautify the park midways and enhance guests’ experiences. Additional improvements include state-of-the-art lighting packages on Giant Wheel, Millennium Force and Power Tower, a new sound and lighting system along the park’s Main Midway and the re-painting of the Millennium Force and Blue Streak roller coasters.

Cedar Point remains committed to being the roller coaster capital of the world. New roller coasters, rides and attractions will always be a part of Cedar Point’s future."

http://www.cedarpoint.com/celebration-plaza-expansion

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Re: Cedar Point to Remove Wildcat
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2012, 01:06:03 PM »
Low ridership my foot. One of the best coasters in their overrated lineup.

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« Last Edit: May 02, 2012, 01:08:29 PM by AV Matt »

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Re: Cedar Point to Remove Wildcat
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2012, 04:28:33 PM »
Low ridership in comparison to what? MF? Raptor? Yeah, of course it's numbers will be low, I bet E12 and WT had less RPH than Wildcat. Shame, maybe someone will be able to buy it locally *cough* Dick Knoebel* Cough.


Yeah, that sucks about Chiller...I hate to see it like that. Hey, so we should get a group picture or something ok. I'll call you later!

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Re: Cedar Point to Remove Wildcat
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2012, 05:29:43 PM »
Is Knoebel's a recycling facility?

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Re: Cedar Point to Remove Wildcat
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2012, 06:15:43 PM »
For good classic rides, yeah.


Yeah, that sucks about Chiller...I hate to see it like that. Hey, so we should get a group picture or something ok. I'll call you later!

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Re: Cedar Point to Remove Wildcat
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2012, 07:27:59 PM »
They had to staff a young lad just to manually stop the cars. I'm not surprised. Slightly dissapointed, but i'll get over this one fairly quick. The one thing that seems odd is if CP and SFMM are actually compeating for most coasters why not keep it around.

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Re: Cedar Point to Remove Wildcat
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2012, 12:29:35 PM »
Wish they would've sent Wildcat to Dorney instead of the Stinger POS!

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Re: Cedar Point to Remove Wildcat
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2012, 03:03:37 PM »
Sue, I wish the site had a like button like facebook lol

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Re: Cedar Point to Remove Wildcat
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2012, 06:45:19 PM »
Wildcat's cool but its next stop is a recycling centre.

The sad thing is if you took a GP poll of which ride they would prefer Stringer would likely get about 99.9% of the vote.

Anyone making a special (last ride on wildcat) trip?

I will likely save my next point trip unil their next coaster is installed.

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Re: Cedar Point to Remove Wildcat
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2012, 07:02:39 AM »
They aren't opening the cat for last rides.  It's getting removed immediately. 

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Re: Cedar Point to Remove Wildcat
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2012, 09:30:36 AM »
outrageous! lol

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Re: Cedar Point to Remove Wildcat
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2012, 06:23:40 PM »
In other news, check out the new lights on the ferris wheel. They look awesome. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_oEbYOg3Y4#noexternalembed&feature=g-all-f

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Re: Cedar Point to Remove Wildcat
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2012, 09:09:25 PM »
Very cool light package. Gives Morey's wheel a run for its money.

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Re: Cedar Point to Remove Wildcat
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2012, 02:34:32 PM »
PS the wildcat had more airtime than millennium farce...

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Re: Cedar Point to Remove Wildcat
« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2012, 08:04:01 PM »
^who cares. It's not all about airtime.

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Re: Cedar Point to Remove Wildcat
« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2012, 11:32:18 PM »
Meh. It was a credit.

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Re: Cedar Point to Remove Wildcat
« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2012, 07:31:09 AM »
I actually liked the wildcat, tbh. It was a nice small coaster compared to everything else that's in Cedar Point and offered a nice change of pace that really made up for the fact that I spent almost 9 hours total waiting in line for the other rides.

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Re: Cedar Point to Remove Wildcat
« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2012, 10:06:32 AM »
Those "small" wild cats do more for me than Millennium Force. The freedom of movement and rapid acceleration of those individual cars is a blast.  Modern "small" steel coasters just don't have as much fun factor as these old rides.  I wish someone could resurrect these old Anton designs. 

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Re: Cedar Point to Remove Wildcat
« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2012, 08:56:33 PM »
They aren't opening the cat for last rides.  It's getting removed immediately. 

Rumor has it that it failed inspection and can't open so they decided to pull the plug.

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Re: Cedar Point to Remove Wildcat
« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2012, 07:25:04 PM »
I was thinking about wildcat today and It actually made me kinda sad. Im not surprised at all that it failed insepction though.

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Re: Cedar Point to Remove Wildcat
« Reply #20 on: May 09, 2012, 01:36:37 PM »
makes me wonder how come the Jack Rabbit fared in its final days. I've been looking into it for the reasons why, but every result just says "abandoned."

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Re: Cedar Point to Remove Wildcat
« Reply #21 on: May 09, 2012, 06:06:51 PM »
I guess I'm one of the few that never got it. I'm glad it ran as long as it did, especially at a "big" park.

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Re: Cedar Point to Remove Wildcat
« Reply #22 on: May 10, 2012, 10:34:47 PM »
Actully it was their second WildCat. The first one was moved to Valleyfair long ago and eventually replaced with an Arrow Mad Mouse.  It was called Wild Rails at VF and yes, I rode it.

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Re: Cedar Point to Remove Wildcat
« Reply #23 on: July 15, 2012, 04:52:37 PM »
It's looking like DT and Space Spiral are next. Apparently DT is not getting recyled. I believe SS days were numbered when windseeker came on the scene. Especially with the wheel already there. Does anyone else think/hope the early wing rider specualtion is a smoke screen for something possibly more excitting?

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Re: Cedar Point to Remove Wildcat
« Reply #24 on: July 15, 2012, 05:17:37 PM »
I remember lance and co. confirming it would be a wing rider