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  1. 2 minutes ago, CoastersRZ said:

    I kind of suspected this might be happening when the front of the organ was missing when I rode the Carouse at Winterfest earlier this year.  Hopefully the restoration will allow it to play continuously.  It adds a certain nostalgic fee to the carousel.

     Thanks KI for taking the time and money to restore this historical item!

    When I visited the Carousel Museum in Sandusky, they had an exhibit featuring a see through Wurlitzer.  There’s horror stories of repairs that don’t work out properly.

  2. 9 minutes ago, silver2005 said:

    Park could've gotten out ahead of it and announced before there was even track work.  They should be aware this is going to happen time and time again and just embrace and get out ahead of it.  We need to quit being naive and surprised the drone stuff happens.   

    So the park has to make alterations in their game plan because of a criminal? The park has gotten ahead of it, it’s just that you’ve lost events. One bad grape can sour the bunch.

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  3. 23 hours ago, CoastersRZ said:

    I think the real issue is current ownership.  They are the ones that prompted the decision to remove the rides.  Still a silly move in my opinion.  I wish someone would purchase it and reinvest in the dry side and add a couple of things to the pool as well.

    Same. The sad thing is, had the owners decided to act upon the proposed wood coaster, I feel the park would have been in a good place.

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  4. 35 minutes ago, coaster sally said:

    Don't CF have a company in Ohio reverse engineering parts for TTD among others???

    They never said reverse engineering parts for TTD. Jumping to conclusions when a technical investigation is being done can be a very dangerous thing and can lead to wrong conclusions. 

    One example I always cite about the importance of jumping to conclusions a case when the federal government actually announced the results of their investigation into an air accident was caused by poorly manufactured parts, and then discovering days later that the AA had screwed up maintenance on the jet. In these situations, it’s best to sit back and wait.

  5. 5 hours ago, IndyGuy4KI said:

    I think the media is brining attention to the park not being more transparent and open about incidents in general. Understandably, the PR team is going to follow the legal teams lead. At the same time it makes it a nightmare for them.

    What happened to the days of the communications director getting out and being the face of the company and giving updates? The public just wants to understand what happened, get personalized updates in a reasonable interval with compassion and concern from a park spokesman, and lastly know what the park is going to do to fix it.

    When the park is not open about things, it sets them up to people thinking they are covering things up and the conspiracy theories are created.


    They’ve been very transparent. The failure of the ride was a complex failure that will take time to do a route cause analysis.

    The park has stated within hours that an incident occurred and a piece came off the train. They were up front about the nature and scope of the incident. 

    To add to the complex nature of the incident, the bolts were found, but not the piece witnesses said came off the ride. It is highly probable it was scooped up by an enthusiast in line.


    Furthermore, head injuries are very complex to diagnose and state the severity as well. It is not an injury someone can take a 5 minute look and order cast, braces, or prescription for.

    Furthermore, the media leading the campaign is the Sandusky Register. In the last few weeks they have run a series of articles lambasting CF for “considering Charlotte” as their main HQ. To put that into perspective, they are upset that the chain wants to put its offices miles from one of the largest airports in the states.

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  6. 40 minutes ago, IndyGuy4KI said:

    The worst part is the new delta is infecting the younger kids who have not been able to get a vaccine yet. Previously, they fought it off easily or were asymptomatic. 

    Our children's hospital in Indy is full. 

    Doesn’t surprise me. In Texas, the ICUs in the children hospitals are filled.

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  7. 1 hour ago, Captain Nemo said:

    Looks like the name, LOGO and POV was leaked a day early. While the coaster type is not necessary a 'leak' as it's been long known for a year now. I'm unsure why KD didn't go the route of, "Find out what that thing in the parking lot will look like next year"

    No link provided to abide by sites TOS. 

    And another example of enthusiast entitlement makes the park less willing to have events for enthusiasts. The guy that leaked it, did so as he was upset over not being invited to the announcement.

  8. 6 hours ago, fyrfyter said:

    It’s not. It’s literally barn plans I found online.

    A finished building in this style would be Duluth Trading in West Chester.

    So I guess we are getting the best emporium ever…

    I was making a joke since that diagram was extremely similar (almost identical) to a diagram of the original structure of St. Peter’s in my art history course that I took in college.


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  9. 4 hours ago, King Ding Dong said:

    As the blog post said the pavilion next to BS is the only one removed, the larger one behind Coca-Cola Oasis is still standing. That is not a ton of space.  As SoB said it is an expense and if there were structural problems or needed roof work they may have just removed it with no plans to put anything there. The few times I have ventured over that way there were not many coolers on tables. I suspect with the meal plans now fewer people use it than in years past. 

    One possibility if the structure did have issues is just replacing it with cheaper sail shades and still having a semi-covered picnic area.  

    @gforce1994 Why would that particular location need excessively deep piles over any of the other rides that are close together in the park?  Is the geology different there?

    That’s the area of the park with the lowest elevation and floods frequently. With it being so close to the lake as well, if you wanted to build a tall coaster, you would need to have deep piles in order to deal with all the stresses.

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  10. The park has been looking to potentially keep facilities related to employee access consolidated. Currently some of it is on the mainland and some of it is on the peninsula itself. The park uses the area to drop off employees for shifts.

    If one was to build a ride there, you would need excessively deep piles to anchor the ride and to prevent impacts from other rides.

    Considering that they’re moving everything off the mainland, maybe they are planning to move some of the parking lot off property, as they have been buying up dozens of properties.

  11. On 7/12/2021 at 5:15 PM, fyrfyter said:


    The clip at the top of the blueprint reminds me of this roof shape. It’s called a “Monitor” style roof. It’s not uncommon for any variety of buildings, not just barns.

    That’s a structural model of the original St. Peter’s.

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