Cedar Point Opening Day & Rougarou Media Photo Trip Report

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Cedar Point Opening Day & Rougarou Media Photo Trip Report

Postby thrillrider » Sun May 10, 2015 6:10 pm

This year we were able to attend the media event for rougarou and opening weekend at cedarpoint. I really don't like to write up huge trip reports, so I will simplify this with pictures and key points.

The good.....

1.Rougarou was great...huge improvement and very forceful coaster
2.Sweet spot had lot's of goodies
3.Hotel breakers is looking good
4.Lakeside pavilion looks wonderful
5. Millennium force is now sporting fiberglass trains.
6. Mavericks new restraints are a big improvement.
7. The park has added more coke freestyle machines
8. The staff seems really friendly this year

The bad....

1.It was very obvious that the park was not ready to open.
2 Wicked twister was in pieces still
3.Lots of rides never opened, or if they did it was late.
4. Tiki twirl never opened.
5. 3/4 of the pools at hotel breakers did not open because they accidently put too many chemicals into them. This is from a company that operates several waterparks and hotels with pools.
6. A lot of prices and menus were from last year and not updated.

Onto the pictures....
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We started the day at 5am for the media preview.
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Rougarou has a few effects like fog and sounds coming from the swamp
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A look at the line
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A few random shots of the ride
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Media alley
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Big boy seats
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Now let's take a looksie at the new and fresh hotel breakers.
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Lobby and check in area
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Inside our suite
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The new lakeside pavilion area looks amazing
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The line at the beach gate waiting to get into the park on opening day.

Inside the park pictures and much more coming up in about an hour.
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Re: Cedarpoint opening day and rougarou medis photo trip rep

Postby MagnumFreak25 » Sun May 10, 2015 6:19 pm

So who's the idiot who put to much chlorine in the pool... Hope they gave him the boot. Anyway, do the new millennium trains do anything.
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Postby CPFan1234 » Sun May 10, 2015 6:25 pm

Don't the pools not open up until memorial day anyways?

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Postby DoinItForTheFame » Sun May 10, 2015 6:34 pm

Nice photos! Glad to hear that Rougarou is a great improvement. (Although, we already knew it would be!) Looks like some nice changes at the park for this season! Can't wait to see what the future holds! Thanks for sharing! Getting me super excited for our visit this summer!!
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Postby DirkFunk » Sun May 10, 2015 6:53 pm

CPFan1234 wrote:Don't the pools not open up until memorial day anyways?


The pools are open every day the hotels are. I've seen lifeguards sitting out watching completely empty pools and beach when it is 40 degrees out and raining in early November.

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Re: Cedarpoint opening day and rougarou medis photo trip rep

Postby thrillrider » Sun May 10, 2015 7:10 pm

Onto the park we go.....
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First stop was the bathroom, and I ran into this...
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This area looks empty for the time being.
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Somethings going on here
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Lots of markings on the ground.
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The old dodgem and theater area are fenced in
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And this is the turnpike car area
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They have a wall in place near blue streak
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All that remains of the turnpike cars is the station
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The park was full of closed rides this weekend, including this.
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The newish midway
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This is new
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This is a beaver tail
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Longer line for the dodgems
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Maxair also has a longer line
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The new sweet spot
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A ride on wicked twister anyone?
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Not gonna happen anytime soon
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There were quite a few of these signs at the park this weekend
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Millennium force now has fiberglass trains instead of the aluminum
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And maverick has new otsr's as well.
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sorry shooting gallery lovers, coke has now taken over that location
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See....no more shooting gallery
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I think this is new as well.
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I wanted to check this show out, but it don't start for another 5 months
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The overflow line behind magnum has been removed
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Postby thrillrider » Sun May 10, 2015 7:54 pm

A few more pictures for tonight. Lot's more to come tomorrow night.
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Is this new?
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Hmmmmm
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This years show lineup.
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Postby thrillrider » Sun May 10, 2015 8:02 pm

CPFan1234 wrote:Don't the pools not open up until memorial day anyways?


They open with the hotel.
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Postby KI Kidd » Sun May 10, 2015 8:30 pm

Awesome photos! Thanks for sharing!

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Postby DoinItForTheFame » Sun May 10, 2015 9:15 pm

Even more amazing photos! Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to see the next set of photos. Also, very interesting Wicked Twister photos. It's interesting to see the coaster like that. I've always wondered how they got the train on and off the track for the off season.
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