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Here today. Where are they m?aking the announcement

I don't think that has been announced!  :ph34r:

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Dipping dots guy says it's The Return of the son of The Beast part 1. He said it's going to be a giga water log flume ride with 2 inversions and 250 ft drop at 90 degrees at about 40 mph

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I'm not buying the story of The Racer being removed to make way for another attraction. This scenario simply doesn't coincide with the trends Cedar Fair has exhibited over the last 9 years since they purchased the park. I believe this is a well played marketing strategy to bring attention to the ride and give it some well deserved attention. If I were going to venture a guess I would say that the plan is to do a complete restoration, new trains and a return of the backward coaster. The announcement may also include a new haunt attraction - not some hyper or strata coaster! This is still a family park and there is rich history that plays into the planning and decisions for each new attraction. Removing The Racer and replacing with another steel coaster would be a terrible marketing decision that would only appeal to a niche crowd. Cedar Fair is well aware of this and I'm calling the bluff. I say this is well played and I can't wait to hear the announcement today! Otherwise, I won't be renewing my 2016 season pass ;)

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I haven't been to Carowinds since July 26th, the day Thunder Road closed.....

I have no desire to visit right now, the rest of the family wants to go but they will be going without me.

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Here is my guess.  This is going a lot of my gut feeling, but also in what I want/don't want to see (in other words, heavy bias).

 

- Racer will not be torn down

- New front gate and/or fountain rehab (fits what CF has done with CP, Carowinds and KD)

- New thrilling flat or dark ride

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I'm currently in lunch at school and won't be able to see anything until after the announcement. But I'm predicting some upgraded tolls, and maybe something with The Racer (paint, backwards, etc.).

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Just got here. Doesn't seem too busy.

 

Might have something to do with the projected t-storms today :P

 

Because of that, I'd expect the press-conference to be in Festhaus. It hasn't been announced publicly where it will be announced, to my knowledge, but just keep your eye out for some sort of congregation with cameras in one direction, maybe a screen, around the time of 1:30..

 

Remember, there are no shows in Festhaus today.. -- or KI Theater , and both are rain proof ;)

 

EDIT- But I guessed incorrectly :P

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Here is my guess. This is going a lot of my gut feeling, but also in what I want/don't want to see (in other words, heavy bias).

- Racer will not be torn down

- New front gate and/or fountain rehab (fits what CF has done with CP, Carowinds and KD)

- New thrilling flat or dark ride

I totally agree. I think we will see the return of a water canal dark ride type attraction. The public has wanted it since the Enchanted Voyage was removed and the Lost River was a staple at Coney until it closed with the park in 71. I think there is a great public desire to see this happen! I have faith that Cedar Fair has made the right decisions for this park. They haven't disappointed me yet!

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I'm leaving at 1:30 to have a "late lunch," then as soon as the news is known, it's back to work I go!

 

I'll be the 40's-ish dude in the geek-chic glasses and bright-pastel green (sun-bleached Eiffel green) shirt, probably wearing a backpack. See y'all there.

 

EDIT: I just called the park (imagine that?) ...they don't know.. all they have is "TBD". This is becoming more fun than I thought!

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Y'all have to wait til 2 to hear the announcement. I get to hear it at noon! :P

 

Time zones can be fun.

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The amount of logic in this thread makes me concerned about the future of mankind.

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At the park today and no employees know where this announcement will be

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Can't be there. I'm in school at currently at lunch. My heart is beating fast and I feel like there's a weight on my chest, trying to brace for the worst.

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For those heading to the park- traffic might be heavy-ish.  The Western and Southern Open tennis event is sold out for today's matches.  

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At the park today and no employees know where this announcement will be

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The location for the announcement is in a place that can only be found by those who know where it's at.

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At the park today and no employees know where this announcement will be

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The location for the announcement is in a place that can only be found by those who know where it's at.

 

 

That confirms that The Racer is being torn down. They won't even tell Don where its at for fear of reprisals. 

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At the park today and no employees know where this announcement will be

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The location for the announcement is in a place that can only be found by those who know where it's at.

It's in the Room of Requirement?! I knew I should have stayed at Hogwarts over the summer.
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Probably invitation only. Maybe at the top of the Eiffel Tower or some other small space. Or backstage somewhere they don't want guests. 

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