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Chuck's Long Delayed Cedar Point Trip Report

PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:31 pm
by cfc
I've been sitting on this report for a while--a somewhat longer "while" than I'd planned.

It was August 2018, and I was busily working on my Japan Trip Report--sorting through the photos (which took quite a long while, indeed) and writing the intro copy and the captions for each section. (Sometimes I plan ahead, but other times I just let it fly.) I'd met TPR at Cedar Point and fully intended to post this report between Thanksgiving and Christmas, but, as it often does, life got in the way; that is, a trip to WDW in September and a few Virginia park media days and holiday events got in the way. Before I knew it, Thanksgiving slipped into Christmas, which then slipped into New Year's Day.

Then again, I do enjoy delayed gratification. Whether you will is your affair. Let's get back on point, shall we?

This was only my second visit to Ohio's Coaster Mecca on Lake Erie, and the first time I'd met TPR there, which made the second visit all the better (and the first one was great). I shared a "lakefront cottage" with Eric and Larry, and our wake-up cal was Steel Vengeance's lift hill. You could set your watch by that thing.

Speaking of CP's new RMC hotness, Steel Vengeance was excellent--an unrelenting airtime machine that doesn't let up from first drop until the end. It was crazy fun to ride during our nighttime ERT sessions (thanks for this, Robb and Elissa). To say that Steel Vengeance is better than its predecessor, Mean Streak, is to say the filet mignon makes a better meal the cheapest ground beef at Food Lion or that Beaujolais is better than Ripple. There is simply no comparison.

That being said, I still slightly prefer Maverick to Steel Vengeance. Why? Because the latter is almost too much. I can marathon Maverick, but I have to take a periodic break from the relentless air of Steel Vengeance--probably because I'm getting older. That's life.

Valravn was new to me, too. While I like Dive Machines in general, I'm not a big fan of this one (my least favorite of the ones I've ridden--Griffon is much more enjoyable).

Here's a look at a great couple of days. Be sure you have your Fast Lane Plus!

Thanks, again, for letting me join the group, Robb and Elissa!

Re: Chuck's Long Delayed Cedar Point Trip Report

PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:22 pm
by cfc
Moving right along . . .

Re: Chuck's Long Delayed Cedar Point Trip Report

PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:33 pm
by Canobie Coaster
Great report! The Steel Vengeance ERT session must have been incredible.

Re: Chuck's Long Delayed Cedar Point Trip Report

PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:59 pm
by bert425
Great pics Chuck.

and how funny! I didn't realize you and Larry had been there all day, I thought you just came up to meet around the end of day, as the ERT is the first time I saw y'all at CP. (but it's a BIG park).

just made me laugh seeing Jon in Tiki Twirl, 'cause I was like. . hmmm. . wonder where I was at that time? :)

Re: Chuck's Long Delayed Cedar Point Trip Report

PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:42 pm
by Nrthwnd
Great TR Chuck...but...what the heck is Larry's t-shirt all about?

"Reunion" of...what? Who? Where? When, I already know. :wink:

And I too, wish that more parks had some kind of museum in them.
It's a really nice way to learn more about the park, cool off, rest a bit, etc etc.

Re: Chuck's Long Delayed Cedar Point Trip Report

PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:35 pm
by ThemeParkJunkie51290
Awesome report! =) =) =) It just brings back so many memories when I visited the park for the first time in 2013, and I really had a great time. I'm glad you enjoyed yourself! :b

Re: Chuck's Long Delayed Cedar Point Trip Report

PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:25 am
by prozach626
Great TR as usual, Chuck!

Re: Chuck's Long Delayed Cedar Point Trip Report

PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:50 am
by boldikus
Great stuff as always Chuck! No such thing as too much Maverick!

Re: Chuck's Long Delayed Cedar Point Trip Report

PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:37 pm
by thepoint4life23
How did you like the Cabin? I really would like to stay in one once.

Re: Chuck's Long Delayed Cedar Point Trip Report

PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:02 pm
by ytterbiumanalyst
Great writing, great photos, as usual! Fun read.