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Fri Sep 16, 2016, 12:17 AM

Ohio amusement park might toss out 1.7 million board feet of wood

Cedar Point has no plans for the 1.7 million board feet that make up a roller coaster the park is closing down.

This is going to be a huge waste of valuable resources.

“Everyone has been asking what we’re gonna do with the wood,” says park spokesperson Tony Clark. “We’re taking it down. We’re not gonna really give it to anybody. We’re not going to sell it. We’re not gonna auction it. It’s gotta go. If that changes and we want to build some special chairs or furniture and sell it in the park, we’ll let people know, but I don’t think there’s big plans for that wood.”

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Reply Ohio amusement park might toss out 1.7 million board feet of wood (Original post)
LuckyTheDog Sep 2016 OP
Divine Discontent Sep 2016 #1
Warren DeMontague Sep 2016 #2
HughBeaumont Sep 2016 #3
kwassa Sep 2016 #4
demmiblue Sep 2016 #5
kcr Sep 2016 #8
Eleanors38 Sep 2016 #12
Javaman Sep 2016 #6
LeftyMom Sep 2016 #10
Javaman Sep 2016 #13
dembotoz Sep 2016 #7
LuckyTheDog Sep 2016 #9
Eleanors38 Sep 2016 #11

Response to LuckyTheDog (Original post)

Fri Sep 16, 2016, 01:42 AM

1. that is devil's wood!

that damned roller coaster shook me so roughly that I hated the thought of going on a roller coaster ever again. It almost is what I'd call a violent attack!

lol...

not only until I rode one of those rail ones many years later did I say, okay, I might ride one of these types again.

but, as for MEAN STREAK....

BURN IT!

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Response to LuckyTheDog (Original post)

Fri Sep 16, 2016, 04:19 AM

2. Fools. Just think of the promotions they could do!

[font size=5]THIS WEEKEND ONLY- WE'RE GIVING EVERYONE WOOD! [/font]

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Response to LuckyTheDog (Original post)

Fri Sep 16, 2016, 08:10 AM

3. The Meanstreak felt like getting punched by 8 people for 3.4 minutes.

Good riddance to that ride.

People need to reclaim that wood. There's going to be shit-tons of it.

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Response to LuckyTheDog (Original post)

Fri Sep 16, 2016, 09:10 AM

4. are they talking about The Blue Streak?

The biggest damn roller coaster of my childhood?

Just checked online, and no, it is not the Blue Streak.

Knoebel's Amusement Park in Pennsylvania sometimes buys up other people's old coasters and restores and uses them. They have an outrageous wooden coaster called The Phoenix.

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Response to kwassa (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 16, 2016, 09:36 AM

5. The biggest one of my childhood was the Gemini.



It is weird to see the background with the enormous coasters they have now!

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Response to kwassa (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 16, 2016, 12:56 PM

8. Phew. I thought they were talking about the Blue Streak, too.

I was about to have a huge sad.

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Response to kwassa (Reply #4)

Sun Sep 18, 2016, 03:24 PM

12. Took the Blue Streak, turned out to be a Mean Streak, ended up with a Brown Streak.

 

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Response to LuckyTheDog (Original post)

Fri Sep 16, 2016, 10:55 AM

6. any idea how old the wood is? nt

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Response to Javaman (Reply #6)

Sun Sep 18, 2016, 03:18 PM

10. They built it in '91

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Response to LeftyMom (Reply #10)

Mon Sep 19, 2016, 08:30 AM

13. oh okay.

thought it was an old roller coaster that had old growth wood.

The wood is still probably very good though and can be re-purposed.

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Response to LuckyTheDog (Original post)

Fri Sep 16, 2016, 11:17 AM

7. that is a whole lot of trees

wonder if it is painted with something or treated with something that makes it a liability issue

i have no real conception of how much wood that is...but i need a hunk to help me fix a box spring that broke....

i understand it is sometime cheaper to dispose than reuse...but damn thats a lot of wood

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Response to dembotoz (Reply #7)

Sun Sep 18, 2016, 03:14 PM

9. That was my thought.

Seems like a huge waste.

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Response to dembotoz (Reply #7)

Sun Sep 18, 2016, 03:23 PM

11. Maybe a Habitat for Humanity facility could make it available.

 

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