2019 Teasing Begins...

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 9:16 AM
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RideMan said:

Not just the 1960s design. Today’s Mine Ride train is very different from the way it was even back in the early 1990’s. If you were observant and rode the ride in 2017, you got a slight taste of how it used to be. I’m too lazy to track down the exact year (but I’m sure I raised a stink about it on rec.roller-coaster when it happened), but in the 1990’s, the original upholstered seat cushions were replaced with the rock-hard high density foam they have now. My theory is that the new “cushions” were made by measuring the originals and ordering up hard foam of the same size. Ignoring the fact that when you sit down on or lean back against a sponge-rubber stuffed vinyl cushion, it squashes. The current cushions are sized to match an unsquashed cushion...but they don’t squish when you sit on them.
Last summer, *one* seat had a squishy bottom cushion (2-1 seat 3, if I remember right) and that alone made a *huge* difference in how easily I could fit into the train. And that’s with the hard back cushion still holding me too-far forward in the seat. Swapping out both cushions for soft seats, or at least for cushions constructed to the squished dimensions of the original seats, would allow Mine Ride to easily accommodate a much larger audience.
The lap bars have also been modified. Those bars are only about an inch in diameter. Padding was added some years ago which makes them fit a little tighter, but also protects the teeth of some of the smaller riders. I’m not going to advocate for removing the lap bar padding. But I would love to see a return to soft seats.

—Dave Althoff, Jr.

This seems to be the answer. Thanks. But, now i’m even more interested to understand why cedar point would tolerate this and not fix it...


Tall and fast not so much upside down...

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018 8:32 AM

The Lemon Chill Guys on the internets are reporting the demise of Midway Market in 2019.... I could see this as a strong possibility as quality and overall interest in this dining option has declined substantially over the years.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018 9:45 AM

Yeah, we finally get that new Hooters!!

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018 11:17 AM

Hooters won’t be announced until early April...


But then again, what do I know?
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Wednesday, December 12, 2018 9:48 PM
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^^^ Accidental upvote. I'd be a little disappointed if they got rid of MM. I liked that place. Being on the meal plan during Halloweekends was a great deal! Maybe that's a sign of it's demise.


Brian
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2018 Visits: 1 Next Visit: Hopefully soon

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Thursday, December 13, 2018 4:19 AM
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I still think Midway Market will still be a restaurant in some capacity. They use it's kitchen for some of the events in the picnic pavilions.

But if they upgraded the quality to something better than Golden Corral I wouldn't mind at all.


-Craig
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Thursday, December 13, 2018 10:26 AM
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Personally, I would love to see Midway Market turned into something like the Crystal Rock Cafe at CP Shores. Kings Island opened up something very similar with Coney Bar B Que. Its the exact same layout as Crystal Rock Cafe. Its open during WinterFest as Smokehouse Christmas. The food is excellent and has very high capacity to move people through.


Steve Shives
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Thursday, December 13, 2018 10:29 AM
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I don't know if they would put in a BBQ joint since they already have Miss Keat's.


Brian
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2018 Visits: 1 Next Visit: Hopefully soon

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Thursday, December 13, 2018 10:32 AM
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There are more options than just BBQ. Plus its on the total opposite side of the park from Miss Keat's. The park needs another quality food option with high capacity. This would fit the bill.


Steve Shives
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Thursday, December 13, 2018 10:37 AM
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I agree. Coney BBQ sells rotisserie chicken, which I don't think is served anywhere in the park, correct me if I'm wrong. I visited KI last weekend and went to CBBQ to eat and got that rotisserie chicken. That really filled me up. That would fill a nice hole in the food lineup.


Brian
Valravn Rides: 21| Steel Vengeance Rides: 13| Dragster Rollbacks: 1
2018 Visits: 1 Next Visit: Hopefully soon

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Thursday, December 13, 2018 4:29 PM

If Midway Market gets replaced with something akin to the Mac Bowl at KD, I would be a-okay with that.

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Thursday, December 13, 2018 7:21 PM

Mac Bowls are already under the northern Sky Way Station. Personally my guess would be the Pizza Fire that is partially owned by LeBron James they talked about a couple years ago. Lets face it they need a pizza that doesn't taste like cardboard soaked in greaze.

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Friday, December 14, 2018 6:06 AM

Since they seem to be doing well with promoting local flavors like "Melt", I would hope that talks with Tony Paco's in Toledo would be in play. Even though MM is close to "Pinks", it still may be a good fit in the park!! MMmmmm Packo's!!


Sorry for the mess. Signature under construction.

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Friday, December 14, 2018 10:27 AM

I can see the headline now:

"Midway Market Goes Tits Up To Make Room For Hooters"

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Friday, December 14, 2018 12:42 PM

^^another one ran into the ground by CP Food Services? Sounds like a recipe for disaster transport of restaurants.
They can’t even run a pinks hot dog stand correctly, let’s not have them ruin the reputation of any more ‘local’ businesses, Alá Melt.


Sandusky Fan, Starting to enjoy the city more than the park.

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Friday, December 14, 2018 1:51 PM
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I'd love for CP to replace Pink's with a Tony Packo's. I eat at the one in Downtown Toledo by the stadium once or twice a month. Not sure why they ever went with Pink's in the first place. Its totally out of place at CP.


Steve Shives
First Cedar Point Visit - 1972
Member: Great Ohio Coaster Club

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Friday, December 14, 2018 9:50 PM
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It's fascinating that we still know little to nothing about this project. You could tell me that it's just going to be a walk through nature and I'd believe you.

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Friday, December 14, 2018 11:59 PM
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It's just going to be a walk through nature.


-Craig
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Saturday, December 15, 2018 7:10 AM
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PyroKinesis09 said:

It's fascinating that we still know little to nothing about this project. You could tell me that it's just going to be a walk through nature and I'd believe you.

As you stated in your first sentence, "It's fascinating....".

That is because it will be a brand new "Fascination" Arcade!

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Saturday, December 15, 2018 11:44 AM
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^ I would be 100% fine with that! I spent an embarrassing amount of time at Knoebels playing Fascination. Granted it was during some rain breaks, but I was really hooked.

So to sum up the scuttlebutt for 2019 we have:

*Forbidden Frontier (confirmed but we don't really know anything about it)

*The structure being built on Witches' Wheel site (I assume not a station for a 500 ft coaster)

*Rumor of Midway Market meeting it's demise (straight from the Lemon Chill guy)

*The yearly rumor of Cedars being torn down

Edit:

*Steel Vengeance's MCBR being too low (allegedly)

Am I missing anything?

Last edited by operative_me, Saturday, December 15, 2018 1:38 PM

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