Saturday, June 14, 2003

Update: Ten Days Downtime "Totally Normal and Pretty Fun!" Says Cedar Point Experts

Adding to the list of "totally normal and minor" problems with Top Thrill Dragster at Cedar Point, experts noted that the cable, supports, track, train, train accoutrements, and the station have all broken and now added the ten days of downtime due to problems with the pneumatic system.

MeanStrkRulz, a self-proclaimed "anti-Cedar-Point-fanboy," said that the as-yet unexplained ten days downtime, requiring experts from Intamin's headquarters in Switzerland, was "totally normal and pretty fun!"

"It really made me think about all the other great stuff at Cedar Point, and is sure to take a lot of time off the line once TTD comes back up," he said. "Once everyone remembers how awesome Mean Streak is, they'll never go back to Top Thrill Dragster. It's brilliant!"
Snoopy Arrested On Charges Of Public Lewdness

Peanuts character Snoopy was arrested Thursday, June 12th and charged with public lewdness after he allegedly tried to hump the legs of several ACE members as they waited in line to ride Woodstock Express, a family roller coaster located in the Camp Snoopy section of Dorney Park in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

ACE member Bernie McLeland told ARN&R, "We were all just standing there in line, minding our own business, arguing about whether Woodstock Express should count as a credit or not, which of course it should, but Fred is a total idiot and says it shouldn't because it's small, but c'mon, it's got a lift and it's powered by gravity after the hill, so how can it not be a coaster?, when, all of a sudden, Snoopy snuck up on us from behind and started rubbing up and down on our legs."

"It was quite a traumatic experience, and yet strangely sensual at the same time," said Fred Gringle, another ACE member involved in the attack. "I remember when I sat next to Emma Franklin at the buffet back at CoasterCon -- oh, man, what a great buffet it was -- and I thought she was rubbing up against my legs. That was awesome, even though it turns out it was the huge guy across the way. Anyway, this felt sort of like that."

Shelly Steiner, a park guest who was standing in line behind the accosted ACE members, was not at all surprised at Snoopy's purported public displays of affection. "Have you seen some of those ACE members?" asked Shelly. "They are, like, totally hot. Big, beefy boys in their jean jackets with all of those patches, yum-my! I can totally see why Snoopy would try to toss them a bone."

Snoopy maintains his innocence, insisting that he was the victim of a practical joke gone horribly wrong. "I don't know what came over me," Snoopy said. "Peppermint Patty must have slipped Viagra into my water dish again. Peppermint Patty is always pulling pranks on the other members of the Peanuts gang, like the time she pantsed Charlie Brown right in front of that little red haired girl. She can be very cruel."

After posting bail, Snoopy was released on Friday morning from the Allentown Police Department. Police and Dorney Park officials are still investigating the incident. A full report is expected to be released sometime next week.

--JWS