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The ride is operational with all three trains.

It's a shame we get "these" people on here.. I'd love to know your source though. The fact that they're quick to tell you what's going on is amazing, though you actually believe this "person", proba

Where is B & M?.... Do we need to drive there?.... I've got a full tank of gas!! How can I help!!!!!

The ride is operational with all three trains.

I'm not sure if you're actually Mr. Helbig or someone who works for him. Regardless of who you are, I can't begin to tell you how impressed I (and hopefully others here) am that you take time out of what has to be intense pressure and craziness of this day to update us on what's going on at our beloved park.

That's a classy act, and it didn't go unnoticed!

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I heard from Karen (I don't know her last name, I just know she belongs to several coaster clubs and is friends with Darlene) that she talked to security, who knows her well, and said they weren't waiting on a part, they just needed to tighten some things up that were coming loose. Nothing serious, but something that needed to be taken care of right away. That's just what I heard.

I was at the park yesterday (5/23) and it was so weird to see it not running at all. I missed my ERT fun :(

as far as SoB, she said they're not looking to destroy it, they're still looking to save it b/c of the amount of money they invested in it, and there's a coaster somewhere (I think Texas Giant) that's been open for about a year, similar to SoB, but it has a steel track on a wooden frame, and they're considering doing that with SoB to make it smoother. Based on the pics I saw, it looks pretty cool, but would definitely take awhile to transform SoB into this.

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Hey Kat, your friend with no last name,yeah,dont listen to her!

It's a shame we get "these" people on here..

I'd love to know your source though. The fact that they're quick to tell you what's going on is amazing, though you actually believe this "person", probably a figment of your imagination is another story. Personally, I think you just like to come on random forums and be a pain. Kat is a well respected member of this forum and I'd be willing to bet my 401k that anything she hears, and repeats, is a whole lot more reliable than you. :)

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Skaterboy,my source isnt a friend and isnt a security guard! Believe what you want but im pretty sure i was the post that said when DB would be running and when it did.SoB will never run again,no texas giant makeover either,yeah,remember i said that too!!!! ;)

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Skaterboy,my source isnt a friend and isnt a security guard! Believe what you want but im pretty sure i was the post that said when DB would be running and when it did.SoB will never run again,no texas giant makeover either,yeah,remember i said that too!!!! ;)

Is it the Dippin' Dots guy?

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Skaterboy,my source isnt a friend and isnt a security guard! Believe what you want but im pretty sure i was the post that said when DB would be running and when it did.SoB will never run again,no texas giant makeover either,yeah,remember i said that too!!!! ;)

The Terms of Service require that if one is claiming confirmed inside park information, you MUST name your source. Violators can have

their posts removed or even lose their posting privileges, for a time or even permanently.

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Skaterboy,my source isnt a friend and isnt a security guard! Believe what you want but im pretty sure i was the post that said when DB would be running and when it did.SoB will never run again,no texas giant makeover either,yeah,remember i said that too!!!! ;)

Yes, you did say when Diamondback would be operational again, and lord behold, you were correct. Good job, would you like a pat on the back?

Now on to Son of Beast, you don't know what is going to happen to him. It has been stated time and time again, very few people, if anyone actually know what is going to happen in the long run. Son of Beast has been sitting SBNO going on 4 years now. The Texas Giant makeover is a really good possibility. It worked for Texas Giant, didn't it? I'd imagine that Cedar Fair wouldn't like to just throw away a giant investment like Son of Beast. The Texas Giant makeover is a big possibility, but so is being torn down. So on that note, your source must be pretty high up in the Cedar Fair chain of command. If this is true, and he did in fact share this information with you, he's taking a big risk on his job. Cedar Fair doesn't like it when their secrets get out. Hell, they don't like it when an employee tells a guest why a ride is down. Trust me, I know first hand. So, if all of this is true, he'd probably tell you to keep your mouth shut because I know he doesn't want to loose his job; someone that high up must bring home a pretty penny. I know if it was me, I'd make sure you kept your mouth shut by not telling you in the first place.

So, Jr for Birdy, -_-

Zach now waiting to see what happens next..

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I have never confirmed anything,just call it how i see it. When you see the entire picture its easy for me to say SoB is done. Anybody can walk up to any of the head bosses for Cedar Fair and ask them questions and here is what i got regarding SOB."I wouldnt get my hopes up,the longer it sits there the more it doesnt look to good". Add this to the fact that SoB has a horrible track record with a bad structure and ??? As far as DB goes,i seen a gentleman with tools working around DB area and just asked questions.There not gonna give you direct answers but you can get a good idea of whats going on if you just ask them.Some of you need to lighten up a bit,this is suppose to be fun,were talking about an amusement park for petes sake!! :D

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From a distance tonight, it looked like Diamonback was stuck at the top for at least 10 minutes. Someone in line in front of me on The Racer claimed to be walking past Diamondback when it happened.

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I have never confirmed anything,just call it how i see it. When you see the entire picture its easy for me to say SoB is done. Anybody can walk up to any of the head bosses for Cedar Fair and ask them questions and here is what i got regarding SOB."I wouldnt get my hopes up,the longer it sits there the more it doesnt look to good". Add this to the fact that SoB has a horrible track record with a bad structure and ??? As far as DB goes,i seen a gentleman with tools working around DB area and just asked questions.There not gonna give you direct answers but you can get a good idea of whats going on if you just ask them.Some of you need to lighten up a bit,this is suppose to be fun,were talking about an amusement park for petes sake!! :D

I'm pretty sure if SoB had a bad structure, they wouldn't run a haunt in its vicinity, let alone keep it standing. A bad structure is a safety concern. Also, the track is not "horrible".

As a result of the first accident, the ride was repaired and reopened. Since they did reopen it, there obviously wasn't any structural damage anymore. Keep in mind this was in 2006. Now in 2009, the reason for the shut down was related to the women who claimed to get hurt while the ride was in operation. She was the only person who was reported to be injured. The park even said that an investigation followed the shutdown of the ride and nothing out of the norm was found.

Also, to restate what Captin Nemo said, "gentleman with tools working around DB area" are not, "head bosses for Cedar Fair".

It is good to hear though that you came clean with your source. You call it as you see it. One would hope you had vision insurance, Jr for Birdy.

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The park has never stated why the ride closed back in 2009. Yes, a woman claimed to be injured after riding Son of Beast. The ride was closed after that. That does not necessarily mean that was the reason the ride closed, or remains closed.

The General Manager has said he is not happy with the ride experience

After this does not necessarily mean because of this. After I moved to Atlanta, The Beach closed. That does not mean my moving to Atlanta caused it.

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The park has never stated why the ride closed back in 2009. Yes, a woman claimed to be injured after riding Son of Beast. The ride was closed after that. That does not necessarily mean that was the reason the ride closed, or remains closed.

The General Manager has said he is not happy with the ride experience

After this does not necessarily mean because of this. After I moved to Atlanta, The Beach closed. That does not mean my moving to Atlanta caused it.

You're right. I was incorrect. Although they did come out and say that they didn't find anything wrong with the ride. The lady came forward with her injury, and the ride has yet to reopen.

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Skaterboy,my source isnt a friend and isnt a security guard! Believe what you want but im pretty sure i was the post that said when DB would be running and when it did.SoB will never run again,no texas giant makeover either,yeah,remember i said that too!!!! ;)

Yes, you did say when Diamondback would be operational again, and lord behold, you were correct. Good job, would you like a pat on the back?

Now on to Son of Beast, you don't know what is going to happen to him. It has been stated time and time again, very few people, if anyone actually know what is going to happen in the long run. Son of Beast has been sitting SBNO going on 4 years now. The Texas Giant makeover is a really good possibility. It worked for Texas Giant, didn't it? I'd imagine that Cedar Fair wouldn't like to just throw away a giant investment like Son of Beast. The Texas Giant makeover is a big possibility, but so is being torn down. So on that note, your source must be pretty high up in the Cedar Fair chain of command. If this is true, and he did in fact share this information with you, he's taking a big risk on his job. Cedar Fair doesn't like it when their secrets get out. Hell, they don't like it when an employee tells a guest why a ride is down. Trust me, I know first hand. So, if all of this is true, he'd probably tell you to keep your mouth shut because I know he doesn't want to loose his job; someone that high up must bring home a pretty penny. I know if it was me, I'd make sure you kept your mouth shut by not telling you in the first place.

So, Jr for Birdy, -_-

Zach now waiting to see what happens next..

I disagree with almost everything you have said here, so basically you lose credibility. The Son of Beast will not reopen and while those exact words were not used, it was very clear that the ride is done and it came from the second highest source. (The CEO - the highest source GOD made has made no comment on the matter.)

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The fact that it didn't get done before the season started is inexcusable.

I find this extremely rude, you have absolutely no idea what they could be doing over the off season and what was/could have been preventing them from adding the shocks before opening day. I'm sure there was something keeping them from finishing it on time, because honestly I don't see them wanting to close a ride for the first few weeks of the season.

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Skaterboy,my source isnt a friend and isnt a security guard! Believe what you want but im pretty sure i was the post that said when DB would be running and when it did.SoB will never run again,no texas giant makeover either,yeah,remember i said that too!!!! ;)

Yes, you did say when Diamondback would be operational again, and lord behold, you were correct. Good job, would you like a pat on the back?

Now on to Son of Beast, you don't know what is going to happen to him. It has been stated time and time again, very few people, if anyone actually know what is going to happen in the long run. Son of Beast has been sitting SBNO going on 4 years now. The Texas Giant makeover is a really good possibility. It worked for Texas Giant, didn't it? I'd imagine that Cedar Fair wouldn't like to just throw away a giant investment like Son of Beast. The Texas Giant makeover is a big possibility, but so is being torn down. So on that note, your source must be pretty high up in the Cedar Fair chain of command. If this is true, and he did in fact share this information with you, he's taking a big risk on his job. Cedar Fair doesn't like it when their secrets get out. Hell, they don't like it when an employee tells a guest why a ride is down. Trust me, I know first hand. So, if all of this is true, he'd probably tell you to keep your mouth shut because I know he doesn't want to loose his job; someone that high up must bring home a pretty penny. I know if it was me, I'd make sure you kept your mouth shut by not telling you in the first place.

So, Jr for Birdy, -_-

Zach now waiting to see what happens next..

I disagree with almost everything you have said here, so basically you lose credibility. The Son of Beast will not reopen and while those exact words were not used, it was very clear that the ride is done and it came from the second highest source. (The CEO - the highest source GOD made has made no comment on the matter.)

Please inform me where you herd this from. I would love to see your source. You did say "while those exact words were not used, it was very clear that the ride is done and it came from the second highest source", right? So, please show me where you read/herd that the CEO of Cedar Fair made it clear that Son of Beast will not reopen. I find it very intriguing that there are all these people coming on here claiming they have all this information about everything. I've said it once, and I'll say it again. ​If it was not directly said, then it is not the case. When I say directly, I mean something along the lines of the CEO, PR, or someone else who has the authority to make a statement from the park coming out and saying something like Son of Beast will never reopen, or We have no itention of reopening Son of Beast anytime in the future. Just anything along those lines.

This used to be a place where I could come and share my love of roller coasters and other thrill rides with other people who share the same love. Now, every time I get on, there is some idiot who has no idea what they're talking about, rambling on about something they either made up, read somewhere but cant remember where, saw on Wikipedia, or herd from a reliable source. My apologies to the new comers who actually know what they are talking and are making the forums enjoyable, and to the seasoned KICers who have credibility on these forums. You guys make my time here enjoyable. This is just refering to these people. Now I'm sorry if I'm coming off rude, but this is getting a little ridiculous and I know I am not the only one who thinks this.

DB was down for 2 and a half days due to a structural problem near the on the ride photo

May I ask your source, also?

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This used to be a place where I could come and share my love of roller coasters and other thrill rides with other people who share the same love.

Cue Sarah Mclachlan music.

May I ask your source, also?

I'm hearing this as Patrick Star would say it: "May I ask your source, sir?"

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DB was down for 2 and a half days due to a structural problem near the on the ride photo

That makes sense to me now, last weekend I went on the 20th and my on ride photo was just track. The camera flashed a good 5 seconds too early.

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