PHOTO TR: Cedarpoint coastermania 2011

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PHOTO TR: Cedarpoint coastermania 2011

Postby thrillrider » Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:13 pm

This weekend was coastermania at cedarpoint. So of course, I will have plenty of pictures to share with you all. We got to the park on friday night, and left on sunday afternoon. During the entire weekend, we may have gotten 3 hours sleep.

The ert was amazing, as there were not as many people as years past. As a matter of fact, the park has been fairly slow as of late. I was talking with an employee, and he was saying that this years attendance is down. I agree, as many of the lines were very short. During the day on saturday, millennium force was around a half hour wait. The weather was great, so I am not sure what's going on. High gas prices perhaps? I have been to the park 6 times this year, and the only time it was busy was opening weekend.

Windseeker was still down, but work was being done on it and it was slowly going up and down the tower. On saturday night, cedarpoint replaced the windseeker ert with millennium force ert.

While in line for the riverboat, there was a huge snake playing in the q line, and I caught the antics of the cedarpoint employees trying to capture it.

Enjoy the pictures....
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On the way to cedarpoint, we saw this huge carnival in Michigan.
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I see a credit.
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We arived just as it was getting dark.
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It's hard to tell, but there is a cloud of bugs in this picture. They were everywhere this entire weekend.
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Somebody really likes cedarpoint.
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Ocean motion has another new sign.
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The new platform is a liitle confusing.
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This park looks it's best at night.
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Witches wheel.
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Mine rides station has yellow lights to keep the bugs away.
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New night time show has fireworks. You can see them from the back of the park.
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Dragster
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As you can see, bugs were everywhere.
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Ert on meanstreak. A few weeks ago when I was on it last, it was great. This time around, it was not so great. What a differance 2 weeks makes.
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Magnum now has new monitors. The old ones were sent to the trash pile.
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Dragster ert.
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Dragster.
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Magnum ert was great. I was able to get 15 rides in.
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On the way out of the park, we had to dodge park vehicles.
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Workers were replacing a lot of lights on scrambler.
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I think they need to replace some of these.
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Flower garden in now prepped awaiting the flowers.
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5 Am came around really quick.
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Evere wonder what the park looks like at 5 Am? Here ya go.
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The park was nice enough to have coffee, juice, and donuts for everyone to enjoy.
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Why does this just sound so wrong?
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The first ride of the day was millennium force.
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Millennium force is one hell of an alarm clock.
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This is part of the starlight show at night. Kinda surprised that they would have wires laying around like this everywhere.
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Good morning dragster and skyhawk.
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Next stop of the morning was maverick.
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My kind of line.
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While in line, you can see what's left of white water landing.
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Station shot
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2 for the price of 1
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cool...
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Vegitable dyeing? Wtf???
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Nice shot of millennium force
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Is it just me, or do the two bears look pissed?
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They were still out power washing the gum off the midway.
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Mantis had ert as well. I only ride mantis once a year, and today was that day. I am not sure what it is, but mantis messes with my legs.
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Lot's of tpr members were in the park this weekend.
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Lots of work was being done on windseeker.
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All of the seats were tied together by a rope. The ride was going up and down all day, and spun slow at least once.
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The door was laying on the ground.
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They seemed to be doing a lot of work on whatever part of the ride this is.
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Control booth
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The madonna wing of the hotel.
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This crappy breakfast cost me $12 at hotel breakers.
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Funky pen at the gift shop
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I never knew that the hotel had a basement.
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Back to the park we go.
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The new beach gate.
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I love that they are one of only a few parks that still use coal trains.
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This was once used as the overflow area for millennium force.
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Millennium forces cable lift house.
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A shot of maverick from the train.
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We popped into the parks musium for a look around. They had the knex displays out for everyone to see.
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I miss this ride.
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Mean streak made from tooth picks.
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There were a lot of pictures of past attractions.
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Hide ho in the dark....wtf???
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You can still play football for only 10 cents.
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There is also a bunch of old train sets.
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A bunch of the wax figures from the eden musee(sp) that used to be at the front of the park were on display.
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They also had a disturbing band organ from an old merry go round of years past. The angel had lost it's head here.
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Not sure whats going on here.
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Jesus is even inside the orgin.
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How can a tube be square?
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I wanted to buy this shirt.
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The arcade had a few interesting games.
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This was my favorate.
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Mine ride goes over the water.
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This guy is humping the fence.
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It was time to check out the all wheels extreme stunt show. I recomend watching this show, because not only are they doing crazy stunts but.......
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Need I say more?
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Wicked twister, meet windseeker.
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Wicked twister.
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Maxair is back up and running.
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It was now time for the lunch, and you were able to pick up your t shirt as well.
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Bryan edwards spoke a little bit, and thanked everyone for comming.
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People were mesmorized by his presence
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It was getting hot out, so we decided to check out the parks new show for this year....Rocking at the point.
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It was a decent show.
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Not sure what this is, but it was hanging in the theater.
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Angry birds are showing up everywhere.
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Even the dock boxes on the ride platforms have seat belts now.
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Re: PHOTO TR: Cedarpoint coastermania 2011

Postby Skycoastin Steve » Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:25 pm

I never knew that the hotel had a basement.


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Re: PHOTO TR: Cedarpoint coastermania 2011

Postby thrillrider » Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:34 pm

More....
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Ugggg!!! Why do people still do this?
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There seems to be quite a few rides that do not open till 11am now.
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The riverboat cruise is a nice way to take a break from the day.
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You can get some great shots from the river boat.
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There are several gags durring the ride as well.
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I forced myself to watch the country show.
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Windseeker has left the ground.
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Back in line for the boat ride, there was this huge snake. I got the amusing video of a few employees trying to be snake wranglers. Video comming in a few
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The entrance to the haunt on the island. This opens up in oct.
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Shoot the rapids is now kinda working.
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$4...ouch
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But water is free in most places?
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It was starting to get dark, and that could mean only one thing.....more ert
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Raptor doing it's thing.
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This is the part of the park that some say is going to change next year.
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So take it all in.
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Blue streak is looking, and running great.
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New 3 point challenge, still has nobody playing it.
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Gemini
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I can't believe I almost forgot to put this picture I took from the town hall. Rectal balm???
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Wave swinger.
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This years show lineup.
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I never knew that charlie brown was into bondage?
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This was the new night time show. A bunch of pictures being flashed on a screen, with a few fireworks thrown in.
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Ert on blue streak did not last long for most, because of this.....
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Bugs....they were everywhere
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Closed games area.
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We ended the night with some great ert on millennium force.
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Re: PHOTO TR: Cedarpoint coastermania 2011

Postby thrillrider » Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:35 pm

Video of cedarpoint workers trying to rescue everyone from the anaconda of death.


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Postby Midgetman82 » Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:27 pm

Coastermaina looks like fun, sucks to have all those bugs around.

I don't think I could handle only getting in 3 hours of sleep. Someday maybe, but not yet!
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Re: PHOTO TR: Cedarpoint coastermania 2011

Postby thrillrider » Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:53 am

Yea, it's brutal.

This is going to be a long week.
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Re: PHOTO TR: Cedarpoint coastermania 2011

Postby coasternut » Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:28 am

Here is my text trip report. I posted on the CP discussion site since there wasn't a Coastermania site.

Coastermania Trip Report:

Extraordinary event especially for the price $0.00 :lol: for anyone with a coasterclub id (TPR), and a day pass or season pass. No upcharges! :lmao:

Breaking Wind (aka: Windseeker) still not close to opening any time soon. Work was being done on it all day Friday and Saturday. I did see it complete cycle twice on Saturday at around 7PM. It really is a beautiful ride at night. No work today on Sunday as it's a day of rest I guess.

Friday evenings "social hour" was superb. :p The food was great free drinks and you could buy a beer for less than $4. That beer price was barely more than they charge for a Pepsi at the vending machines at the park . Did I say this was all free except for the booze??? :b :br They had 2 kinds of wings, meatballs, and something else I can't remember right now. Oh yea, baked potatoes with the fixins, veggies and fruit too. :shockr:

After the social hour they had a "love fest" for "Big Dick" Kinzel. Of course I didn't participate, but was there. :x The man has truly done a lot for the park and the Cedar Fair name, but his time has long since past several years ago. :angry: Someone asked a question of him regarding bigger woodies. :airtime: His response was (which I couldn't believe), with the current state of the art the tallest woodie that can be built and maintained was 80 feet! :wtf: Many people said what about El Toro (of course I was wearing my E.T. shirt), but he just ignored them and moved on. Talk about being out of touch! The film festival was hilarious. You had to be there. If you were, you know what I'm talking about. :)

Friday night's ERT's were super, running as usual well past midnight (closer to 1am). I left at 12:20 since I was to be back on Saturday at 5:30 for the morning ERT. God knows I need my beauty sleep! =)

Saturday we had early morning ERT and evening ERT (which I didn't attend thanks to all the bugs - muckelheads and May flies). I wish there was a way to control them, but they do taste like chicken. :Pr Saturday's free lunch had hot dogs, ziti pasta, potato salad, and Hawaiian chicken. My only disappointment was no Toft's ice cream cups. That's been a tradition over the years.

I had a great time at the park for the weekend Friday -- today Sunday getting 116 rides in! Just a great time, and next year there will be no "Big Dick." :devil: That's worth looking forward to... :butt:
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Re: PHOTO TR: Cedarpoint coastermania 2011

Postby The SETGO Guys » Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:38 am

Its odd how Cedar Point has seems to have some really nice spots to it, yet has some areas that seem to need a lot of work. I really like the theming they seem to be putting in, it adds a lot to the park! Hopefully I can get out there some day!

Thanks for the great pictures! :b

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Re: PHOTO TR: Cedarpoint coastermania 2011

Postby CorkscrewFoley » Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:16 am

Dave, as always I enjoy reading your TRs and this was no exception. So one question about the part of the midway that's going to change next year, they're not taking down Blue Streak are they? It's a stupid question I know...

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Re: PHOTO TR: Cedarpoint coastermania 2011

Postby Amy Baby » Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:15 am

Coastermania was great and fun at the same time. I am now recovering from the workout I got from walking the many miles all day on Saturday. At the lunch, the shirts that we were given look really good and I cant wait to wear mine. The lines were not long at all which was a big plus. I just wish it wasn't sooo dang hot out. Other than that, we had a great time. Cannot wait for next years Coastermania.
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