Cedar point winter tour 2016

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Re: Cedar point winter tour 2016

Postby thrillrider » Thu Feb 25, 2016 8:58 am

djcoastermark wrote:I remember at one time the Miss Ohio pageant was held in the ballroom there. I dont know when they stopped doing it there or if it still is though.


When did they do this?
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Re: Cedar point winter tour 2016

Postby djcoastermark » Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:47 pm

I did a little searching and found that originally the contest was held in Mansfield Ohio until the winner of the contest was from Sandusky in 1963. The contest was then moved to the ballroom at Cedar Point until 1975, when it moved back to Mansfield .

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Re: Cedar point winter tour 2016

Postby thrillrider » Sat Feb 27, 2016 11:48 am

djcoastermark wrote:I did a little searching and found that originally the contest was held in Mansfield Ohio until the winner of the contest was from Sandusky in 1963. The contest was then moved to the ballroom at Cedar Point until 1975, when it moved back to Mansfield .


Interesting.....
Someone else said that the reason the ballroom is not utilized is because it has no air conditioning. Not sure if that's true or not, but this is a huge area that they should be taking advantage of.
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Re: Cedar point winter tour 2016

Postby djcoastermark » Sat Feb 27, 2016 12:55 pm

I agree, the building is very under used. Since I was a kid going there in the 70's , I always wondered why that big beautiful building just sat there. (other than the ground floor arcade, which now seems to be pretty empty of patrons mostly.)

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Re: Cedar point winter tour 2016

Postby thrillrider » Sat Feb 27, 2016 7:11 pm

I used to go into the arcade quite a bit, but not as much since they got rid of the classic skee ball games.

Still enjoy some of the classic games hidden in the back of the arcade.
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Re: Cedar point winter tour 2016

Postby djcoastermark » Sat Feb 27, 2016 8:22 pm

That is where we had the most fun in the arcade last summer. (in the very back) Some of those old pinball machines were a lot of fun

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Re: Cedar point winter tour 2016

Postby thrillrider » Sun Feb 28, 2016 7:39 am

I really enjoy playing the giant pinball machine. I don't recall ever seeing another one like it anywhere. It uses a billiard ball.
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Re: Cedar point winter tour 2016

Postby thrillrider » Wed Mar 02, 2016 11:39 am

One funny thing that I forgot to mention. ..

Tony said that the new coke stand in the front of the park will have bubbles coming out of the top. He also mentioned that it will look cool until it breaks and never gets fixed.
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Re: Cedar point winter tour 2016

Postby Geauga Dog » Wed Mar 02, 2016 4:47 pm

The only time I'm in the arcade is to play the vintage pinball machines in the back. It's a great place to unwind for a little bit since there isn't much traffic through that part of the building.

I believe the giant pinball machine thrillrider refers to is called "Hercules".

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Re: Cedar point winter tour 2016

Postby thrillrider » Wed Mar 02, 2016 5:46 pm

Yes!

Hercules is the name of the huge pinball machine. I was able to find a picture of it online.
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