Your park looks great. Can't wait to see what is planned for the cleared area.
Coaster Insider Report, 8/2/1998
CEDAR PLAINS ANNOUNCES NEW THEMED AREA: THRILL GALAXY
New for 1999: An out of this world journey into fun and excitement! Thrill Galaxy is a brand new themed area for Cedar Plains in Corvallis, Oregon featuring a brand new food court, a new thrill ride, and a new coaster!
Starship is a relocated Intamin Looping Starship from Bumbly Beach in Ft. Myers, Florida! This thrilling new ride operates like a normal buccaneer-style ride, but with an added twist as a counterweight allows the ride to make complete 360 degree loops! Flamethrowers were added to the top of the ride, which shoot off flames when the ride gondola makes its first complete loop. Starship will be a fantastic addition to Cedar Plains, which has been in need of a new flat ride for a very long time!
However, the main new attraction is INVASION, a brand new, exhilarating Bolliger and Mabillard stand-up coaster! The only one of it's kind in Washington state!
After the train careens down an 92 foot drop, reaching a top speed of 53mph, it goes directly into the first inversion, a large 83 foot vertical loop!
And directly after that? A 70 foot dive loop!
After traversing some large twists and turns and going through a brake run, the train will then go into the third and final inversion, a classic corkscrew!
However, that's not all! Invasion still has one last trick up it's sleeve. Utilizing the terrain, the train will careen into a dark tunnel before going into a final helix before the brake run!
Thrill Galaxy isn't the only change that's happening to Cedar Plains! Hurricane, the Arrow corkscrew coaster has recieved a snazzy new bright green and blue paint job along with new sleek, smooth Vekoma built trains! This is a move to try and boost attention to the aging coaster, which has seen a very noticable decline in ridership after the construction of scream machines such as it's bigger (but younger) brother, Demon Force.
CoasterInsider Report: August 24th, 1999
(Corvallis, Oregon) NEW FOR 2000: THE WEAPON, a brand new state of the art thrill ride that twists you, turns you, and flips you over upside down multiple times! While Cedar Plains might not be getting a giant steel coaster for the new millennium like its sister park, Cedar Point, The Weapon sure seems to be like a great addition to the ever growing Oregon theme park. The Weapon is a Vekoma Waikiki Wave model flat ride, similar to a HUSS Top Spin, however the Waikiki Wave has arms that can move in opposite directions, leading to a wild and disorienting ride experience! The Weapon is scheduled to open May of 2000, be there or be square!
FS2832: are you kidding me they can’t get rid of the Oregon looper!! It’s a classic! Its like if hersheypark got rid of sooperdooperlooper or if SFMM got rid of revolution!CoasterInsider Report: June 9th,2001
CEDAR PLAINS ANNOUNCES CLOSURE OF THE OREGON LOOPER
(Corvallis, Oregon) Cedar Plains has just confirmed that in just two months from today, the Oregon Looper is scheduled to give its final ride after operating at the park for twenty three years. The Oregon Looper, designed by the great Anton Schwarzkopf; opened in 1978 and was the very first roller coaster to open in the Pacific Northwest to feature an inversion.
According to General Manager, Mike Muller, the Oregon Looper is being removed to make room for a new “one of a kind” steel roller coaster, planned to open in 2002. Understandably so, us at CoasterInsider are quite upset and angry as The Oregon Looper is a historical icon for coaster fans. Not only designed by the great Anton Schwarzkopf, but also one of the very first modern looping roller coasters to ever open.
We’ve set up a petition here to help save this piece of coaster history. If Cedar Plains is adamant about removing The Oregon Looper, then we can try to help this coaster find a new home.
FS2832: This is great news! Oregon looper is a classic and should never ever be taken down!GOOD NEWS! CEDAR PLAINS RESCINDS DECISION TO REMOVE OREGON LOOPER; HURRICANE TO CLOSE INSTEAD.
(Corvallis, Oregon) Well, as it turns out, public outcry does help sometimes! The Oregon Looper is saved! Yesterday, Cedar Plains’ GM, Mike Muller has made the decision not to tear down the Schwarzkopf looping coaster. Instead, it’s been decided that it’s Hurricane’s time to go.
Hurricane is a 22 year old Arrow Dynamics “Corkscrew” model. For the past few years, the ride has suffered from extremely low ridership due to roughness, despite receiving sleek new trains from Vekoma and a new blue and green paint job. Hurricane is slated to close after Labor Day and will be most likely be dismantled and put up for sale.
Or you could have just plopped it down in an empty plot.Hey guys, I'm really sorry for the delay in updates. I've been dealing with a lot of IRL stuff since the beginning of 2019 on top of some writers block. I hope to get things under control soon, however in the meantime heres a new update!!
FS2832: This is great news! Oregon looper is a classic and should never ever be taken down!
Badjetta: I really wonder what’s going to go in Hurricane’s place? Oregon Looper had a larger footprint than Hurricane…Unless they’re going to expand the park a little bit more northwestern…