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Cedar point winter tour 2016

Sat Feb 20, 2016 3:32 pm

First off let me apologize for some of the pictures, as the sun was not cooperating.

A quick recap of today's presentation:

-Shoot the Rapids is officially confirmed to be removed and scrapped (will not be relocated)
-Go-Karts and Skyscraper are also being removed. Ripcord is staying, but it's unclear if it'll be relocated from its current spot.
-Chick-Fil-A is being replaced with Frontier Inn, serving chicken tenders, salads, etc.
-Hurricane Hannah's is being replaced with a Coca-Cola Station
-New pre-opening backstage tour of Valravn
-New Ride Warriors Club that "will provide exclusive experiences thought the season" Membership is $120 and is limited to 1000 members
-Coasting for Kids will not return at Cedar Fair parks. Instead, each park will find and support local charities. CP will be hosting a Give Kids the World "reunion" at the park.

Most of the new additions have already been mentioned, so lets just move on to what most of you came to see....the pictures!
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The rest of the track for valravin is sitting in the marina lot.
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One things for sure...the skyline looks much differant this year.
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This summer, this will be transformed into a coke oasis. They are even going to have bubbles coming out of the building.
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There are also some new food offerings here as well.
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The fries are getting a makeover as well. There is also going to be more coke freestyle machines taking over the gift shop here.
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Sexy new paint on raptor
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Awesome view down the midway
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And now lets check out some valravin greatness!
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Platform to help with the chain instalation.
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Gift shop/photo building
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Top of lift
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Holding brake
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All I could think of here was rollercoaster tycoon
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Still have lots of track and supports awaiting erection. They said that they should have trackwork done in approx 2 weeks.
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Lots of work going on at the turn between the lift and first drop.
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Worlds largest spiral staircase and drop
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Millennium force is getting horse collars to address the seatbelt issue.
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Shoot the rapids...minus the final drop
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The base is all that remains
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Asta lavista
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A few trees have been marked in front of shoot the rapids
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Lots more coming.....
Last edited by robbalvey on Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:01 am.

Re: Cedar point winter tour 2016

Sat Feb 20, 2016 3:37 pm

thrillrider wrote:Image

WWWooooooooowwwwww! Valravn really dwarfs that area of the park.

Can't wait for the rest of the photos!! :br

Re: Cedar point winter tour 2016

Sat Feb 20, 2016 3:44 pm

Awesome photos!! Really can't wait to go this season!!

Valravn is looking beautiful.

no boat? :cry:

Re: Cedar point winter tour 2016

Sat Feb 20, 2016 3:53 pm

Nice pictures! Probably going to Cedar Point this year, haven't been there since 2001. :)

Re: Cedar point winter tour 2016

Sat Feb 20, 2016 4:08 pm

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The force of millennium
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We also got a tour of the train house
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Inside the boiler
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History and stuff...
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My son became an honerary conductor.
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New belts!
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Snake river falls all dried up
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Wave swinger
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Now open on Sundays!
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New fence going in at mine rides helix
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No fence= nice shot of helix
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Hey there magnum
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Looks like the gift shops are getting a face lift
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Next stop
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Look what I see!
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All kinds of neat stuff is stored in here
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Christmas decor?
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Countdown clock
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Time for some dragster love
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New paint looks great! Stay tuned for more

Re: Cedar point winter tour 2016

Sat Feb 20, 2016 4:22 pm

DorneyKid14 wrote:no boat? :cry:

thrillrider wrote:Image


That new paint though... :lover: :lover:

thrillrider wrote:Image

Can't wait for the rest of the photos! :br

Re: Cedar point winter tour 2016

Sat Feb 20, 2016 4:45 pm

Awesome photos, thanks so much for sharing!

Re: Cedar point winter tour 2016

Sat Feb 20, 2016 4:48 pm

More beautiful photos!!!

Those Millennium Force trains though :lover: :lover:

Re: Cedar point winter tour 2016

Sat Feb 20, 2016 4:55 pm

Yay more!!!!!
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The wheel of the witch
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So if you have a wheel chair you can cross the street here....not sure what you would do when you reach the stairs
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Next we got to peek inside hotel breakers
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Rotunda of hotel
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The beach. It was about 70 degrees out, and almost warm enough to enjoy it.
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The lakeside pavilion is transformed into a storage area in the off season.
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Tiki twirl
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Time for lunch, and it was delicious!
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They even had new brand new valravin models for sale
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I would love to know more about this
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We also got to visit the maintinance shop
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Here is a few nerd shots
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Millennium force catch car
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Planet snoopy shrink wrapped rides
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The high winds blew down the kite eating tree.....not really
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We were also able to get a tour of the ballroom above the main arcade
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I love the retro look to this place
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This is the front of the building. It's also where the makeup artists work durring halloweekends
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Looking out
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We also got a peek inside the wardrobe dept for live entertainment.
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All the costumes that are worn by the live e staff are made right here in house
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Looking at valravin from the building
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And raptor
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A view from the stage
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Not sure what is going on here
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Stay tuned...lots more to come soon.

Re: Cedar point winter tour 2016

Sat Feb 20, 2016 5:31 pm

Really good pictures, enjoyed reading and can't wait for the rest! :)
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