Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby coaster1000 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:28 am

Thanks for all your replies.

Those hand stamps sure look ghetto!
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Even still, it's a pity they haven't got such a system anymore, I think.
With a couple of seasons to adjust it it might just have worked?


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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby 99er » Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:19 pm

robbalvey wrote:You are right. In 2000 we also got these printed tickets, but there wasn't a machine. There was just someone at the front of the queue handing them out.


In 2000 they introduced "Ticket to Ride". This was in late June, around the 20th I believe. It was only used for Millennium Force at this time. Some say it was used because of how long of a line Millennium Force had throughout the summer, and then that is where the idea for the next system came from.

Now the next system was called "Freeway" which utilized hand stamps as Robb's picture shows. It was a pretty ghetto system but it actually worked well the first year. You simply walked up to a kiosk next to or close to a ride entrance. I believe the first year it was only Millennium Force and Wicked Twister. You got a stamp for a certain time and then you were good to go. Once word got out about the system, it was harder to get a stamp because people would then line up for the stamp before they were given out. The only good/bad thing about it was they only gave out a certain amount of stamps for the day for each ride. So once they were all gone, no more. If you were standing in the back of the line to get a stamp, there was a good chance you would be out of luck by the time you got up to the kiosk.

Here is one of the kiosks that would be located near the entrance of the ride.
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Eventually Raptor, Top Thrill Dragster and Magnum were added to Freeway before the system finally ended in late 2005. Like Steve said, the queue that they added for Fastpass is still at each ride so it would not be much work to add a new system like Low-Q. Even the kiosks are still in use as Halloweekends props.
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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby ToTheMax012 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:34 pm

^Where are they at during Halloweekends?

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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby 99er » Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:41 pm

Most can be found in Fear Faire dressed as merchant carts in the "village area". Another can be found in CornStalkers.

Here is a shot of one in Fear Faire and here is the one in CornStalkers.
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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby CPmaverick » Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:53 am

The first STR boat is being loaded into the station :b
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Postby thrillrider » Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:11 pm

I was just going to post about the boats.

It should not be too much longer now, until we see water flowing.
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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby Kingsislandfreak » Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:23 pm

its amazing on how quick people build these things.

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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby DBru » Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:52 pm

Wow...the rock work actually looks pretty awesome.

Go Cedar Fair! =)

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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby southpuddle » Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:19 pm

What's even more impressive is that everything that was shown in the initial 3D rendering was actually built! Now just crossing my fingers that there's going to be some awesome effects in the tunnel!

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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby nitrofan » Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:28 pm

Does anyone know what that bridge crossing the river is for? I'm assuming it's not finished, but is it for maintnance or are guests going to be able to cross to the island on it?

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