Mantis Closing Oct 19

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Mantis Closing Oct 19

Post by michaellynn4 » Wed Sep 03, 2014 11:34 am

Mantis is closing at Cedar Point on Oct 19. Rumors are either that it's being refitted with floorless trains or (IMO more likely) being relocated to Dorney Park.

It'd be a nice addition to Dorney, but I'm not that excited about it coming closer, since it was rough when I rode it last year and we already have Green Lantern at SFGAdv (a better B&M standup).

What do you all think?


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Re: Mantis Closing Oct 19

Post by Paul Drabek » Wed Sep 03, 2014 5:24 pm

I think with them "squishing Mantis" it is either getting sit down trains or floorless trains.
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Re: Mantis Closing Oct 19

Post by Raptor29 » Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:22 pm

I think that if they remove Mantis, it will be changed to a sit down/ floorless anyway. And I can only hope it would be sent to the one place that actually needs it.....

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Re: Mantis Closing Oct 19

Post by johnny.ink » Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:31 pm

Well, we know now that Michigan's Adventure didn't get Mantis, but honestly, they probably won't get anything too expensive ever since it's such a small base of folks to work with.

But you know what would make people drive to go there? One of those Chance hypercoasters.

I'd be at Michigan's Adventure like 4-5 times a year then if they had one of those beasts at their park. And it would definitely get them some needed attention from the enthusiast community and public.

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Re: Mantis Closing Oct 19

Post by Paul Drabek » Wed Oct 29, 2014 6:02 pm

Yes a Chance Mini Hyper like KK has would really do that park well.
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Re: Mantis Closing Oct 19

Post by johnny.ink » Mon Nov 03, 2014 3:32 pm

Paul Drabek wrote:Yes a Chance Mini Hyper like KK has would really do that park well.

Did Chance sell any more of those? I didn't see anythinga nnounced for one, which is shocking to me, unless KK's really had issues, but I'm sure if that was the case, we'd of heard about that already.

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Re: Mantis Closing Oct 19

Post by Paul Drabek » Thu Nov 06, 2014 8:31 pm

No word but I'd expect to see some start popping up in 2016. Personally I would love to see one built over and along Indiana Beach's Peninsula maybe interacting with the Hurricane? That would be amazing.
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