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    Cedar Point's Demon Drop to come to Knott's in 2010

    Yes, Demon Drop from Cedar Point will be dismantled and will be rebuilt at Knott's Berry Farm. It is currently slated to begin construction on January 4th, 2010. It will be built in the current location of the Screamin' Swing.

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    Yes, this will be the second freefall-type ride in the park, but I really liked "Freefall" at Magic Mountain. Also, Demon Drop is taller than Freefall at Six Flags at 135 ft. vs 100 ft.

    Unfortunately, this steel monster is most likely going to weaken ghost town's "feel" even more now that another mechanical monster rises above the rooftops.
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    Re: Cedar Point's Demon Drop to come to Knott's in 2010

    I was always terrified to go on Demon Drop as a kid. I kept trying to work up the courage and never could. Now I think I could do it and it's moving across the country.

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    Re: Cedar Point's Demon Drop to come to Knott's in 2010

    It's scheduled to begin INSTALLATION in January, not open.

    Just what Knott's needs, another maintenance nightmare from Intamin AG.
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    Re: Cedar Point's Demon Drop to come to Knott's in 2010

    They realize that the same ride was at Magic Mountain for 25 years and was quite unpopular the past 10 years right?


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    Re: Cedar Point's Demon Drop to come to Knott's in 2010

    WHY!!!!

    Seriously I am great with them finally getting rid of that dreaded Screamin Swing but then again I am hoping they could have gotten something better than sloppy seconds! This was the perfect opportunity to bring back the Haunted Shack and bring back some of classic Knotts and they ruined it yet again! Oh well... At least demon drop sounds better than paying $5 to ride the screamin swing
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    Re: Cedar Point's Demon Drop to come to Knott's in 2010

    I'm actually somewhat excited... I actually like Intamin Freefalls much better than the S & S ones. And they are quite rare nowadays... isn't this one of the last remaining ones in the country?

    Although I do agree it's a bit bizarre that they're putting one in not long after SFMM took theirs out, and that it's not going to help the look of Ghost Town. But it's a low capacity ride at a lower capacity park, so it may be a good fit in that sense.
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    Re: Cedar Point's Demon Drop to come to Knott's in 2010

    This is totally pointless, Knott's already has a drop ride and it's a good one at that. All the other SoCal theme parks are bringing great new attractions online in 2010, and all CP could muster for Knott's is an out-of-date drop ride? That's just pathetic. Bring back the Haunted Shack, it can't be that expensive and it would be unique to the area and fit the Ghost Town theme.

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    Re: Cedar Point's Demon Drop to come to Knott's in 2010

    " Bring back the Haunted Shack, it can't be that expensive and it would be unique to the area and fit the Ghost Town theme."


    I believe that they would if they can find a satisfactory solution to the ADA accessabilty issues, which was one (but not the only) oof the reasons for it's removal

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    Re: Cedar Point's Demon Drop to come to Knott's in 2010

    THIS IS THE STUPIDEST IDEA EVER! WOW!

    I am amazed that they feel this is a good decision to the point of actually executing it.
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    Re: Cedar Point's Demon Drop to come to Knott's in 2010

    Is there an email point or address where one can write to say how
    DUMB an idea this is? I know it probably would not make a difference to write but putting an ancient drop ride in the middle of Ghost Town makes no sense and is assinine........
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    Re: Cedar Point's Demon Drop to come to Knott's in 2010

    Wow... yet another sad reminder of a park that has lost its own identity.
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    Re: Cedar Point's Demon Drop to come to Knott's in 2010

    Well it looks like next year at Haunt I will be making a run to try the demon drop when I finish all the mazes because I tried Supreme Scream once and its a little too extreme for me so being this is half the size and a strict freefall drop this should be fun [yes, Supreme Scream being too extreme for Paul... thats a shock]! Its kinda sad they wont be getting anything like the Haunted Shack ever again but oh well! I guess this is their answer to the recession and the "big annoucement" they made for 2010 that I was reading on screamscape!

    I was hoping that big announcement would be a new coaster but then again, where would they put it without tearing down Ghost Town or something sacred in that park! All I know is that the day they get rid of the Log Ride and the Mine Train is the day that I will start an online boycott against Knotts!

    Speaking of which I am really hoping that for next years Haunt we get new Log Ride and mine train themes!
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    Re: Cedar Point's Demon Drop to come to Knott's in 2010

    OK, how is this such a bad idea? It's another ride in the park. It's replacing something that doesn't work anymore. How is an additional ride a bad thing? It might not be a multi-million dollar coaster, but as a flat ride, I think it's a great addtition, and I'd ride it if the wait weren't ungodly. It's just something else to do at Knott's. I'm sure they'll put in a brand new ride in a couple of years.

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    Re: Cedar Point's Demon Drop to come to Knott's in 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by ducksman View Post
    OK, how is this such a bad idea? It's another ride in the park. It's replacing something that doesn't work anymore. How is an additional ride a bad thing? It might not be a multi-million dollar coaster, but as a flat ride, I think it's a great addtition, and I'd ride it if the wait weren't ungodly. It's just something else to do at Knott's. I'm sure they'll put in a brand new ride in a couple of years.
    Um, ancient ride, no theming, to be constructed in Ghost Town, shall I go on???
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    Re: Cedar Point's Demon Drop to come to Knott's in 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by ducksman View Post
    OK, how is this such a bad idea? It's another ride in the park. It's replacing something that doesn't work anymore. How is an additional ride a bad thing? It might not be a multi-million dollar coaster, but as a flat ride, I think it's a great addtition, and I'd ride it if the wait weren't ungodly. It's just something else to do at Knott's. I'm sure they'll put in a brand new ride in a couple of years.
    Who said we wanted another hyper crazy roller coaster or another painted steel structure towering over that side of the park? How about bringing back some of the history of the park or the charm of that section by building a nice spacious area in which to relax and take in the scenery? Or at least a ride that would look appropriate to the area.

    I am not anti ride either. In fact I say they did an amazing job integrating Ghostrider into it's surroundings. The Knott's brand is choc full of local flavor and history that Disneyland can't touch. Why not capitalize on it for God's sake? Cedar Fair just does not seem to get this.

    I suppose the ride could work in that area if they made it look like a rig for a mine shaft. Aging the steel structure to blend with the cityscape of Ghost town and adding some nice walkways and maybe a water feature. But again, this is Cedar Fair. They will, most likely, clamp the thing down to a cement foundation, throw some flood lights on it and put up a queue. I could live with a recycled ride, but I just know they will treat the park with the same disregard for brand that they always have.
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