Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby palmerleeberry » Thu May 06, 2010 12:03 pm

After seeing your photos on the construction of CEDAR POINT's newest ride: Shoot the Rapids, it got me soooo excited I nearly wet my pants. I can't wait to go up there and ride it, so that I really can get my pants wet (and I'm not talking about peeing either, so get those nasty thoughts outta yer head).

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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby FeelTheFORCE » Thu May 06, 2010 12:16 pm

Skycoastin Steve wrote:In the two years I worked there, I never saw a weekday crowd in May that I would describe as anything more than moderate. Even weekends aren't that bad in May. Sure, there might be a few long-ish lines, but nothing is going to be over an hour on a weekday in May, unless something really weird happens.

I went in on a Sunday in May 2008 (off day) and was able to ride 39 separate rides, that's how dead it was. And I probably could have ridden another 4 or 5 if they were open (Maxair was still down, Sky Ride was down for wind, TTD and DD went down for rain, Wildcat was down because of the lift hill incident that year). Granted, the wet-ish weather drove some of the crowd away, but even before it rained it wasn't crowded at all.


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Postby Cavs Fan » Thu May 06, 2010 1:51 pm

I can tell you that 200+ people from my school are going opening day. For some reason though, I like seeing a full park better than seeing an empty park.

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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby 99er » Thu May 06, 2010 3:55 pm

Skycoastin Steve wrote:In the two years I worked there, I never saw a weekday crowd in May that I would describe as anything more than moderate.

Same here, only I worked there ten years. M&S week aside , it is never that busy that you can't get all of the coasters and doing so without having to rush around. One of the best things about going when there are a lot of schools there is that they generally leave early. Most start to clear out between 5 and 6 to head back to their bus. While the park might be full of kids and teenagers, that does not mean the queues will be.
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Postby LJGoBlue » Thu May 06, 2010 4:06 pm

Cavs Fan wrote:I can tell you that 200+ people from my school are going opening day. For some reason though, I like seeing a full park better than seeing an empty park.

Same here, there will probably be around that many from my school too. Opening weekend is busy, but it isn't as bad as you would think.

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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby FeelTheFORCE » Thu May 06, 2010 4:14 pm

^^ The park closes too early during the week in May to get that "kids leave to get on their buses" effect, in my opinion. And they added another "learning week" in Amusement Park 101 week the week after M&S week. After that it's already Memorial weekend, and Coastermania a week later. By the time all those events are over, kids are getting out of school and crowds begin to increase. In my opinion, that's GENIUS on Cedar Point's part, from a business perspective. Except for a select few days here and there (like Sundays, rainy/overcast days, etc.), those "whole park to yourself in early May" days are long gone and have been all but eliminated.

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Postby nitrofan » Thu May 06, 2010 4:58 pm

How bad are crowds in mid-July on a weekday?

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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby Chris Benvenuto » Thu May 06, 2010 6:18 pm

Ugh, I hope I get good conditions in late May. I'm doing a two-day stay at Cedar Point for Memorial Day, staying in Sandusky.

I'm crossing my fingers @ this point that we get decent crowds, not heavy ones. :p :?r
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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby traincrossin » Thu May 06, 2010 6:30 pm

For everyone asking what the crowds will be like on certain days, I found 2010 Crowd Expectations from The Point Online. Definitely read what's already been said about those physics days from previous posters though.

The Point Online has used information from past visits to produce our 2010 crowd expectations, however, we do not guarantee that the information will be accurate. The expectations are based solely on our opinions and personal experiences. There are many different reasons that could make the park more or less crowded than expected. Ask travel questions in our message board or to our Travel Specialists.

Days in which rain is forecasted, the park will be less crowded, especially when it may rain in the morning. When it stops raining in the early afternoon, the park is less crowded that evening. On sunny and warm days, the park will be more crowded. Sunday's are usually the least crowded day on weekends, except on weekends when Monday is a holiday. Since it is difficult to know the weather and how busy the park will be, we recommend staying in a hotel and spend more than a day at the park, along with visiting multiple times a year.

Please view the 2010 Cedar Point Schedule for official information and hours.

Please note that Fridays are considered the weekend.

We measure the crowds in three different categories:
Light
Moderate
Heavy

May 15 - 16, Opening Day Weekend - Moderate
Weekdays From May 17 to June 3 - Light
Weekends From May 22 to June 13 - Light to Moderate
Memorial Day Weekend, May 29-31 - Moderate

Weekdays From June 7 to June 29 - Light
Weekends From June 11 to June 27 - Moderate
June 30 - July 8 (July 4 Week) - Heavy

Weekdays From July 12 to July 22 - Moderate
Weekends From July 9 to 25 - Moderate
Everyday from July 26 to August 22 - Heavy

Weekdays from August 23 to September 6 - Light
Weekends from August 27 to September 12 - Light to Moderate

HalloWeekends - September 17 to November 2
We recommend spending two days at the park during HalloWeekends.
HalloWeekends crowd levels depends greatly on the weather.
Fridays - Light
Saturdays - Heavy
Sundays - Moderate to Heavy
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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby ArizonaGuy » Thu May 06, 2010 11:41 pm

^^^
Awesome. I'll be there on the 25th and 26th I think.
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