Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby jedimaster1227 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:32 pm

I was super excited to see the giant arcade during my visit earlier this year, but was very disappointed that many of the games (especially the more classic ones) were not functional (or marked as such) or well maintained... I'd be curious to see what this space ends up being used for if the arcade is truly being cleared out.
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby Texascoaster89 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:29 pm

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Negative, I live here currently and the forecast was beautiful for the whole weekend. I was pleasantly surprised as well at the crowd level!


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This weekend is normally the busiest weekend of the year.


Ooof, I'm planning a crazy weekend road trip out this weekend. How bad is it? We'll be at the park all day Saturday, having arrived late Friday, and leaving early Sunday (before park open) We're shooting for 90 minute waits on Non-SteVe flagship coasters. As long as we can get on MF, TTD, Steel Vengeance, Maverick, and Magnum we'll be happy.


Definitely get here Friday as early as possible. Saturday should be busy with the season winding down. It's going to be chilly (mid 50's as highs) so bring warm clothes as the humidity on the peninsula makes it feel colder! That also means the rides will run a big sluggish until they get warmed up, so save judgements until the evening :) Otherwise, have fun and hopefully you're able to get on everything you want to ride!

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby DILinator » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:40 am

thrillseeker4552 wrote:^That is actually quite smart. I think I would prefer this location over the previous one that is on the back of the seat in front of me (which can be quite far away in certain rows). I hope this works out for them and hopefully Cedar Point and other RMCs follow suit.


Ditto! It's actually the intelligent way to handle the cell phone situation, and one that should have been implemented right away, rather than how they handled it banning them entirely. However, I suspected that we'd always end up with something like this long-term, as it's a much more guest friendly way to handle the situation. I'll definitely be interested in seeing whether CP follows suit with SV, and I'm guessing they will, and hope that's in place by next season!
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby prozach626 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:44 pm

I thought the concern with cell phones was people losing them while trying to film some shitty social media video and not so much being loose articles falling out of pockets.

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby southpuddle » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:08 pm

The biggest problem is/was definitely phones flying out of peoples’ pockets, not phones flying out of peoples’ hands.

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby FeelTheFORCE » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:25 pm

I'm with Zach on the belief that this is from their lack of trust of people to not pull out their phone during the ride to take video for social media. Secured cargo pockets aren't going to fail. I'm guessing that's also why the pouches are in a spot that's virtually impossible to reach during the ride, rather than on the seat in front of you.
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby Philrad71 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:13 pm

jedimaster1227 wrote:I was super excited to see the giant arcade during my visit earlier this year, but was very disappointed that many of the games (especially the more classic ones) were not functional (or marked as such) or well maintained... I'd be curious to see what this space ends up being used for if the arcade is truly being cleared out.


I had the same experience when we were trying to play classic video games a few years ago during a ridiculously crowded Halloweekends. I think that I lost close to $5 on games where I would throw in the quarters and it would do nothing, or one of the buttons or joysticks wouldn't work right.

Oh well, good riddance...I hope that they get a cool dark ride in there to replace it.
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby Pedrinho » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:54 pm

FeelTheFORCE wrote:I'm with Zach on the belief that this is from their lack of trust of people to not pull out their phone during the ride to take video for social media. Secured cargo pockets aren't going to fail. I'm guessing that's also why the pouches are in a spot that's virtually impossible to reach during the ride, rather than on the seat in front of you.


Yeah, but let's think further: Now you can have the phone with you - again - until you are directly at the train. I see no difference to the situation before. Who guarantees and checks that really all cell phones that were in line are going to the bags underneath the seats? You'd have to check everybody somehow, maybe with a phsycal check or with handy metal detectors. And that is what Robb supposed way, way ago what they could have done first hand to solve the problem.

Get me: I'm totally against the policy to give away the phone for a two hour line. But given the fact that they want no cell phone put out on the lift hill, I really see no improvement if not every person is checked individually. What could have, but isn't, been done the wohle time.
What I appreciate is, that it will be a bit more convenient for those who are not completely morons.
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillrider » Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:00 pm

So now they are closing rides?
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby FeelTheFORCE » Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:10 pm

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FeelTheFORCE wrote:I'm with Zach on the belief that this is from their lack of trust of people to not pull out their phone during the ride to take video for social media. Secured cargo pockets aren't going to fail. I'm guessing that's also why the pouches are in a spot that's virtually impossible to reach during the ride, rather than on the seat in front of you.


Yeah, but let's think further: Now you can have the phone with you - again - until you are directly at the train. I see no difference to the situation before. Who guarantees and checks that really all cell phones that were in line are going to the bags underneath the seats? You'd have to check everybody somehow, maybe with a phsycal check or with handy metal detectors. And that is what Robb supposed way, way ago what they could have done first hand to solve the problem.

Get me: I'm totally against the policy to give away the phone for a two hour line. But given the fact that they want no cell phone put out on the lift hill, I really see no improvement if not every person is checked individually. What could have, but isn't, been done the wohle time.
What I appreciate is, that it will be a bit more convenient for those who are not completely morons.


The operators that pull down your laps bars are also doing a visual scan to check for phones on your person. It's not foolproof, but they were pretty damn good at catching people with phones in their pockets when I was at KD in August. I would also like a more efficient way like the wands they use in Japan, but considering today's phones are as big as tablets, it's fairly difficult to conceal one.
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