2014 Cedar Point Media Day Trip Report

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2014 Cedar Point Media Day Trip Report

Postby thrillrider » Thu May 08, 2014 10:03 pm

I got the chance to visit cedarpoint today for the media event. I got to say that they really know how to throw a classy event. When I first arrived, they had a cedarpoint hoodie waiting for me, and that was just the beginning. Next, they had ert on the new lake erie eagles and pipe scream. But that was not all. They also opened up blue streak AND millennium force. I was able to get 12 rides in on millennium force with no waits. And then there was the food. They had chickie and petes, pinks, midway market, coasters, happy frier, coke freestyle machines, the yogurt stand, and lakeside refreshments....all for free!

The new area looks amazing, and totaly different than last year. This is a HUGE improvement for the park. Both of the new rides were fun and fit into the area very well. Pipe scream was a blast and i'm sure it's going to be a big hit. The lake erie eagles was a great family ride. The only problem I see with this ride is the slow load times(due to capacity) and the seat belts that can only be released by the ride operator. It also seems to take forever for it to stop at the end of it's cycle. I also noticed that there was no lighting except for some small lights on the ground. I did not see any lights on the ride or shining onto the ride. The monster and the two new rides have retro looking signs that look great. The monster is sporting some new lighting, but in my opinion the color choices do not match up very well. The blacktop is also gone and replaced with cement. Also, gemini has a new entrance.

The lighting on the midway looks great as well. It really livens up that area.

Onto the pictures....
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The line to get into the event
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lots of work still going on at hotel breakers
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They may want to update this
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The new gemini midway
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the new monster lighting
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I love the new signs
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Lots of interviews going on
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Control booth
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One last look
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Next new ride....
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One last looksie
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Now lets take a look at the new midway
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New seating area
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New entrance for gemini
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Sling shot is rising
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Jr gemini.......errr....wilderness runs new color
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New cement all the way to frontier town
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Fans of Joe cool can relax......it's still there
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A look at the new lighting towers
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The whole area looks great
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And then there was the food
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Chickie and petes menu
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I went with the cheese steak
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Also had a milk shake
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Chickie and petes from the outside
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And the inside
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Fun tv
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Had some great rides on millennium force
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New belts
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Raptor testing
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Raptor eggs?
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They also had blue streak going for us
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Here are a some other new things this year. This new game is located across from millennium forces entrance.
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The old train station was converted into a coke station.
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New pretzel joint
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Red garter show
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Hey...TPR is in the house!
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Looks like the petting farm got a makeover
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A few random ride shots
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Dragster testing
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Still have last years map out
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New lighthouse point cabins waiting to be installed.
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There was also some more slingshot tower sections in the soak city parking lot.
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Some of the lights on the trail still work
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I will leave you with a few shots of the park before opening day and the crowds arrive.
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Hope you enjoyed my report. One last look at the new gemini midway for you.
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Re: Photo trip report from cedarpoint media day

Postby thrillrider » Thu May 08, 2014 10:07 pm

Also, I am sure this is going to leave a lot of pissed off parents and kids this year.....
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Re: Photo trip report from cedarpoint media day

Postby GayCoasterGuy » Thu May 08, 2014 10:15 pm

Thanks for the pictures. Monster looks great!

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Re: Photo trip report from cedarpoint media day

Postby thrillrider » Thu May 08, 2014 10:26 pm

Thank you.

Not sure I like the color combo of monsters lights though. Guess I will have to see it in the dark before I make up my mind.
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Re: Photo trip report from cedarpoint media day

Postby DaMarkSta » Thu May 08, 2014 10:59 pm

Great pics! I was there today also and I got a similar shot of Maverick with the sun setting, you could not pass that picture opportunity up! haha

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Re: Photo trip report from cedarpoint media day

Postby thrillrider » Fri May 09, 2014 5:18 am

Thank you.
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Re: Photo trip report from cedarpoint media day

Postby coasterbill » Fri May 09, 2014 5:42 am

Everything looks great... but is it bad that I'm most excited about Chickie and Pete's? Those Crabfries are amazing.

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Re: Photo trip report from cedarpoint media day

Postby PhantomNick » Fri May 09, 2014 5:56 am

^ :nina: Indeed they are!

Fantastic coverage and photos of the new Gemini midway!! Thanks so much for posting this! I think the whole area looks great, and is a remarkable upgrade over how it looked before. It also looks like it was a ridiculously fun and awesome event put on by the park. I thought about going, but my schedule wouldn't allow it.....seeing this report makes me bummed I couldn't make it. Can't go wrong with some rides on Millennium as a bonus!!

The new rides look like a lot of fun too. And I dunno, our one local news station had someone up there early this morning reporting on the new stuff, and since it was still dark you could see all the lights.....I actually thought Monster looked good, at least on TV anyway.

Weird about the belt thing on the Lake Erie Eagles. Is this a common thing on the newer flyer installations?
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Re: Photo trip report from cedarpoint media day

Postby Geauga Dog » Fri May 09, 2014 7:11 am

^Yes. Darien Lake's Hornet's Nest has the same type of belt.

Nice photos. A dramatic improvement over what was there before. Glad that the Sling Shot is going to be painted instead of left gray like at Kings Island. Channel 5 was there this morning and they had the lights on. Monster's lighting looked very nice.

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Re: Photo trip report from cedarpoint media day

Postby Mrlittle » Fri May 09, 2014 7:25 am

The new area looks great. Thanks for posting.
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