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Thursday, August 18, 2016 10:16 AM
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djDaemon said:

Thabto said:

Maybe they will integrate the beach into the water park.

Why would they fence in a section of beach when they can (and already do) have sandy areas within the existing water park?

That should tell you how much I go to the water park. I haven't been in there for years. I should at least just take a walk through it sometime. I didn't know there were sandy areas already in the water park.


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Thursday, August 18, 2016 10:17 AM
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djDaemon said:

Thanks, we were really in need of a completely new topic for an ongoing discussion... ;-)

Generally thats how this place works. My thread may even get dropped once Walt & Jeff upload the official info/press release. There's a topic to discuss the thoughts to the announcement, then after the announcement they usually add a new topic..just saying.


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Thursday, August 18, 2016 10:17 AM
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Yeah, there are at least 2. One with some Lucifer-created dark sand that burns your feet, and another with normal, not dumb sand in the newer section of The Park Formerly Known as Soak City.


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Thursday, August 18, 2016 10:19 AM
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thedevariouseffect said:
...just saying.

If they leave it open will you promise to keep the 17 picture memes you feel compelled to post every day limited to that thread? :-)


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Thursday, August 18, 2016 10:21 AM
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Anyhoo, that still leaves a question as to what the slide complex will actually be named? Where will it be located? I presume where the GoCarts were based on TTD in the background. How tall will it be or record breaking? Is challenge park solved (gone)? Will there be a new entrance to CP Shores?

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Thursday, August 18, 2016 10:24 AM

That's five questions. Maybe you should attend this evening's event for answers.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016 10:26 AM
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It's kind of a strange way to announce*, but it makes sense. For what I imagine won't be a headline-worthy cap ex project (relative to a 200+' coaster), they can tease out the announcement over the course of the day.

Anyone in the area should go to the announcement, given that it sounds like there will be more info there. Plus, hot dogs.

*I mean, they're going to have to add new Instagram pictures in groups of 3 to avoid ruining the mosaic (is that the right term?).

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Brandon

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Thursday, August 18, 2016 10:29 AM
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Do we know what is the Town Hall flip-flop prize?


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Thursday, August 18, 2016 10:29 AM
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RCMAC said:
That's five questions. Maybe you should attend this evening's event for answers.

I actually plan on it. I truly hope it brings everything together. If the event is 2 hours long, I'm sure there will be a lot of information. Possibly closing with a sneak peak of what's in store for MS?

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Thursday, August 18, 2016 10:34 AM
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This guy has some good pics of the new slides: https://twitter.com/Producer_Jon

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Thursday, August 18, 2016 10:36 AM

Wait...did I read that correctly? A 400 foot free fall drop?

EDIT: No I did not....it's 6 stories tall

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Thursday, August 18, 2016 10:37 AM
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https://www.cedarpoint.com/what-s-new/cedar-point-shores-water-park

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Thursday, August 18, 2016 10:39 AM

I'm not crazy about the new name, it doesn't roll like "Soak City." But I'll get used to it.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016 10:50 AM
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So, it looks like the new kids' slides are going into/around the existing kids area to the west of Magnum's lift. And the new drop slides are going in just to the east of the lift. They're using less real estate than I thought they would.


Brandon

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Thursday, August 18, 2016 10:51 AM
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The new food sounds spectacular. It would be cool if they had samples tonight.

I mean:

  • Fresh-baked flat breads (caprese, buffalo mac & cheese and more)
  • Farm salad options (crispy chicken BLT, Asian chicken and chicken Caesar)
  • Pesto-glazed grilled chicken sandwiches

Who wouldn't like any of these

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Thursday, August 18, 2016 10:52 AM

I saw that there will be a new poolside bar. That makes me very happy!!

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Thursday, August 18, 2016 10:53 AM
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I wonder if that means a second one, or that they're replacing Bubbles.


Brandon

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Thursday, August 18, 2016 10:54 AM
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Capt Spaulding said:

I saw that there will be a new poolside bar. That makes me very happy!!

And someone else on this forum.. hmm

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Thursday, August 18, 2016 10:57 AM
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Swim-up bars. For when you want to be absolutely positive that you're swimming in urine.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016 10:57 AM

I'm not too impressed by the new slides, at least as far as I can ascertain from the announcement. I've seen better slides on cruise ships. I really need a suitable replacement for the speed slides before I'll be thrilled.

"The water park’s existing slides and attractions will receive makeovers as well"

Please, oh please, remove all the tacky colors from the flumes!

"Cedar Point Shores will also boast a completely new main entrance, a new poolside bar, new family changing/showering areas, more lounge chairs, additional shade, improved landscaping and unobstructed views of Lake Erie."

Uh-Oh. I fear the trees are going bye-bye, but I sure hope not.

"The Hotel Breakers, Cedar Point’s signature hotel located right next to Cedar Point Shores, is also growing... an additional six-story tower will be added to the classic beachfront property"

This is good news, but at the same time I think the waterpark expansion combined with 2 major resort hotel expansions makes it less likely we will see RMC MS in '17.

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