Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby prozach626 » Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:53 am

^A toy store and a mall together? Holy shit; that's a dying breed.

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby cparkes92 » Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:40 pm

The gold passes will likely increase attendance slightly for 2020 overall. What will also increase attendance is that the calendar grants an extra week next year between Memorial Day and Labor Day (Memorial Day is on its earliest possible date and Labor Day is on its latest possible date). Weekdays before mid June will likely still be fairly quiet except for days with lots of school groups.

When I was at CP on the 19th, I noticed plenty of volunteers sitting at ride entrances and controlling the FL merge points. I also noticed Schlitterbahn employees manning the Magnum gate turnstiles.
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby operative_me » Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:48 pm

Aha! So the REAL reason CF paid 260 million for Schliitterbahn was to get extra staff for Halloweekends. Brilliant!

Kidding aside, that is interesting to know. I guess if you have a labor pool willing to truck themselves all the way from Texas to Ohio you might as well take advantage.

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby PKI Jizzman » Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:38 am

cparkes92 wrote:
When I was at CP on the 19th, I noticed plenty of volunteers sitting at ride entrances and controlling the FL merge points. I also noticed Schlitterbahn employees manning the Magnum gate turnstiles.


When I was there, this girl working the entrance of Wicked Twister told someone Maverick was at the front of the park and then said "I'm not really sure though, this is my first day." So I politely told both of them where Maverick was (and that it was broken) and she explained she works in the summer at Waldameer, but was sorta drafted to work at CP for Halloweekends. :|

They really seem to be looking for anyone and I mean anyone to work Halloweekends.

Is it a logical thought that with everyone having Gold Passes next year Fast Lane will see less sales because people will simply come more often, instead of going all out for 1 visit? I hope so. Outside of Magnum and Gemini, you still have to wait 15-45 minutes for most of the coasters even with Fast Lane.
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby Pedrinho » Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:10 am

Does anyone know why they dumped the Main Midway live camera?
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby Coastard69 » Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:35 am

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Coastard69 wrote:^Oh ok, well probably with the metal detectors, it would be still be quite slow moving. But perhaps not an hour. I'm seriously considering going.


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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:41 am

Coastard69 wrote:
Mike240SX wrote:
Coastard69 wrote:^Oh ok, well probably with the metal detectors, it would be still be quite slow moving. But perhaps not an hour. I'm seriously considering going.


For someone who has talked a lot of shit on Robb and TPR on his Twitter page, coming here with your name and location, and some of your recent posts...yeah I give you a week.


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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby PKI Jizzman » Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:46 am

Pedrinho wrote:Does anyone know why they dumped the Main Midway live camera?
https://www.cedarpoint.com/explore/live-video


It was probably the sacrifice that got Orion's construction cam back up.
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby Password121 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:49 pm

PKI Jizzman wrote:
cparkes92 wrote:
When I was at CP on the 19th, I noticed plenty of volunteers sitting at ride entrances and controlling the FL merge points. I also noticed Schlitterbahn employees manning the Magnum gate turnstiles.


When I was there, this girl working the entrance of Wicked Twister told someone Maverick was at the front of the park and then said "I'm not really sure though, this is my first day." So I politely told both of them where Maverick was (and that it was broken) and she explained she works in the summer at Waldameer, but was sorta drafted to work at CP for Halloweekends. :|

They really seem to be looking for anyone and I mean anyone to work Halloweekends.

Is it a logical thought that with everyone having Gold Passes next year Fast Lane will see less sales because people will simply come more often, instead of going all out for 1 visit? I hope so. Outside of Magnum and Gemini, you still have to wait 15-45 minutes for most of the coasters even with Fast Lane.


This has been the case for the last several years at Cedar Point, it's not recent at all. Once Halloweekends starts staffing is a major issue, so the park uses volunteers (typically college students in some student organization) that are only there for the weekend. Many have never been to the park before, and it's really not the park's fault. There just isn't staffing available for weekend only seasonal positions in Ohio.
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