Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby Skycoastin Steve » Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:45 pm

^I wouldn't think you'd have even a slight problem on Sunday. In 2008 when I was still working there, I went into the park on a Sunday in May and literally rode 39 separate rides, including 14 of the coasters, most with no wait. That was also with an hour delay in the middle of the day for rain. And opening weekend is hit or miss with ride closings. 2007 was a great opening weekend for maintenance, 2008 was a disaster.
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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby FeelTheFORCE » Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:54 pm

Yeah, I went on a Sunday last year in early June and had no problems, crowd-wise. I just hate that Chik-Fil-A is closed. lol

I was just concerned about it being opening weekend. Thanks for the help!

If anyone else has any more ideas or advice regarding my concern, I will be listening (or reading, I guess, lol). I appreciate it!
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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby KDcoasterMAN » Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:40 pm

I've heard opening week in May equals walk-on rides... But I dunno. I've never been. In Fact, I will be one of the first people to ride I305 before riding the original giga, Millennium Force.

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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby FeelTheFORCE » Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:59 pm

^ In the past, yes definitely, you had whole midways to yourself, but not as much now. Ever since they added "Math and Science Week" to their events schedule a few years ago (which is opening week every year), the park is completely overrun by kids...it's extremely annoying, I'll never go during opening week again as long as it's still an event.

They recently added something (new within the past couple years, if not this year, I believe) the second week also called "Amusement Park 101 Week," which sounds very similar to M&S week. They are realizing how dead the park is and are adding events to attract more people during those slow times. It was nice having literally the ENTIRE park to ourselves before M&S week was added (I recall instances where we were the ONLY ONES on the pathways at times...I remember looking all around and not seeing a soul), but I could easily tell that it was hurting them, and that it wouldn't last too long before some event was added to draw more people. I wonder how bad that second, "Amusement Park 101" week will be?

By the time all these "events" are over, it's already time for Coastermania and kids to get out of school. I think the dead weekdays at Cedar Point in May might be on their way out.
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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby FeelTheFORCE » Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:12 pm

Sorry for the double post, but this is something completely different.

For those wondering if MF is going to get re-painted any time soon, here is your answer (I'm sure the same thing applies to Dragster also).

In the newest blog entry, T&T said that MaXair got re-painted for this season. Someone then asked about MF and it's paint situation.



Question:
How come MaxAir is getting a paint job? Its only 5 years old! MF is on it's 10th birthday THIS YEAR and desparately could use the paint job!


Answer:
That's a good question. Painting a thrill ride like maXair and a coaster like Millennium Force are two completely different animals. maXair needed some help and it's relatively easy to paint. Millennium is more of a complicated, costly procedure, so we're holding off for now. We hear ya loud and clear, trust me. Right now, it's just not feasible.


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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby KDcoasterMAN » Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:22 pm

Thanx. I'll be going for three days so I should be able to get in all the rides I need. I'm hoping that the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of opening week won't be too bad.

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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby jedimaster1227 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:41 am

Cedar Point has added some new photos of the latest construction for Shoot the Rapids.

http://www.cedarpoint.com/public/park/rides/water/shoot_the_rapids/images/str10_construction_033010.cfm
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The foundation for the ride photo building is taking shape
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This concrete pad will be the queue line and railroad crossing.
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Workers are finishing the final splash pool and exit ramp.
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The rock canyons are formed on the island.
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Forming the rock work.
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The island splash pool and rock work.
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The vast pool that will soon be filled with water.
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Lift hill 1 and 2.
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Forming the rock canyons.
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The bottom of the first and tallest drop.
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Looking back at the 85-foot-tall hill.
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The turn out of the station will soon turn into a tunnel.
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The overall ride area.
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Workers prepare Snake River Falls for a fresh coat of paint.
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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby BaMiTsPaT » Wed Mar 31, 2010 12:01 pm

Wow! It's great to see this project progressing as well as it is. Thank you for the photo update, as the updates keep me excited for the upcoming season.
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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby CPmaverick » Wed Mar 31, 2010 12:17 pm

It is great Snake River Falls is getting new paint. Last year it looked horrendous in person and that was when it was surrounded by trees.
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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby Kingsislandfreak » Wed Mar 31, 2010 12:34 pm

I am riding this year and I already know I will get soaked it looks awesome

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