Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillrider » Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:18 am

Invertalon wrote:A tree fell on the antique cars back by Maverick. Good thing nobody was under that portion of the track at the time.


Yea, the winds were crazy. I'm surprised that was the only tree that fell in the park.

After the weather moved in,Corkscrew was one of the only coasters running. Maverick ran for a short time at night, but closed after about an hour. Rougarou "was" running, until it got stuck near the top of the lift and had to be evacuated. Even scrambler and matterhorn were closed, but did reopen later in the night.

The park cleared out, and it was a great opportunity to check out all the haunted houses without any lines what so ever.
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby operative_me » Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:57 am

I just left the park, busy cold Sunday. Glad I didn't bother with early entry as the cold (about 41-42) kept a lot of rides closed. Millennium opened around 12:45 and I got on with a 15 minute wait. By the time I got off the wait was almost 2 hours. Thought about grabbing some food and a drink while watching the Clowns at Chickie & Petes but even THAT had a line. So now I'm chilling at Thirsty Pony. I guess I'll try again next week.

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby Pedrinho » Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:14 pm

Sounds as the park is in desperate need of its hibernation.. I'm glad noone is hurt.
I'm so sad that this great park is in such a climatical nightmare (from the point of an amusement park of course - I don't want to offend anyone living in real weather related problems).
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby sirloindude » Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:42 am

I was out there this past Friday. First visit in five years. It was a rescheduled trip from the weekend after Labor Day, so I basically went in knowing I just had a few hours and I needed to make them count.

First off, thank goodness for early entry. From the way it seemed the lines were getting as 8-9 pm rolled around, that extra hour saved my bacon. I snagged a walk-on for Maverick, 20 minutes or so for Steel Vengeance, and 15 for the front row on Millennium Force. Valravn eventually became my fourth ride of the night, but mechanical downtime delayed that a bit. I eventually wandered back to it right as the line was opening after two previous checks on it, and so I mercifully avoided a lengthy wait. I timed Magnum right after it reopened, so no wait there, and GateKeeper would've been quick were it not for transferring on the third train right as I was about to board. It's a shame to hear that Friday nights are usually not so crowded as it would've been nice to binge some of the heavy hitters, but I was able to pick up the two credits I didn't have already (Steel Vengeance and Valravn).

(Possibly) controversial opinions: Steel Vengeance is not the clear winner as the best ride in the park in my eyes, with Maverick and Millennium Force being possible candidates. Also, Valravn is an exceptionally good ride, and I usually don't care much for dive machines. ;)

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:04 am

sirloindude wrote:(Possibly) controversial opinions: Steel Vengeance is not the clear winner as the best ride in the park in my eyes, with Maverick and Millennium Force being possible candidates. Also, Valravn is an exceptionally good ride, and I usually don't care much for dive machines. ;)

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby sirloindude » Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:14 am

Exactly! It's like the hall of fame for roller coaster design. This was by far the longest I’ve gone without going there since I started visiting in 2002 (I even worked there in 2006 as a ride op on Top Thrill Dragster), and I felt like I was more excited than I’d ever been to get back. I realized that Valravn was the 20th coaster I’ve ridden at Cedar Point in my lifetime, and it’s crazy to think that the rides that have left since my first visit were Wildcat, Disaster Transport, and Mean Streak (I don’t count the Mantis/Rougarou conversion as a ride going and a new one coming, although I’m sure it counts from a comfort perspective), and in their place have come Top Thrill Dragster, Maverick, GateKeeper, Valravn, and Steel Vengeance. The best keeps getting better.

I do want to point out that I take nothing away from Steel Vengeance when I say that I can't definitively call it the park's best coaster, because it was genuinely incredible, but those other two rides are just so incredibly fantastic in their own right that it's impossible for me to try to rank them.

I also meant to add that my Magnum lap was of the rare trimless variety, and I dare say it rivaled Skyrush and El Toro on the airtime front because of it. Unreal.

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby operative_me » Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:28 pm

Well Mine Ride isn't going anywhere. Not that I personally thought it was. :lmao:

https://www.cedarpoint.com/blog/a-mine-r-enhancement

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillrider » Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:37 pm

I do like the new sign that was just painted.
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:40 pm

Ooh that looks nice.
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby Pedrinho » Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:41 pm

So.. May that be what all the hype in mid summer was about, when there were the posters with something regarding trains and the Cedar Creek Mining Company in Frontiertown? I don't have the picture on hand, but it was posted either here or in the KI thread.

That would really be a lot of hype for nearly nothing. But on the other hand.. We're talking about CF, aren't we!?
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