Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Dorney Park's Cedar Creek Flyers Update

Just a small update, though!  The park received delivery of the parts for 2015's addition, the Cedar Creek Flyers, a few weeks ago.

The pieces of the ride are being stored in the lower end of the parking lot, uncovered - at least for now.  Cedar Creek Flyers are a set of Larson Flying Scooters, and will be placed in the large open area next to Stinger's lift hills.

These are the tubs, or cars, that riders sit in during the ride.  The cars look identical to those that appeared on Cedar Point's Lake Erie Eagles this past season, alternating white and brown eagles.  The portion of the car with the eagle's face on it is the controllable 'wing' that riders can use to make their tub said high in the air.

Finally, here is the ride's center column (blue and orange) along with the outer arms (vibrant yellow).  This is also the same color scheme as the Cedar Point version, not that that's a bad thing.  The bright colors of the ride will be a welcome addition to the park's quiet lower midway.  While partially obscured by Stinger's station and some trees, it did not appear as though any work on Cedar Creek Flyers' home has been done, though this is one of the easiest installs around.

I also noticed one other improvement (apologies for the dingy cell phone photo) - it appears as though all the slides on Patriot's Plunge have been repainted.  I'm not 100% sure, but these really look like they've been redone.  The photo only shows so much, and was taken in bad light, but they're very shiny and bright.  If they were redone, then that's a welcome change!