A possibly silly Cedar Point question...

Wednesday, November 8, 2006 11:37 PM
I might be going to Cedar Point for the first time ever next year (which I'm extremely excited about). However, I live in eastern PA, and my friend that I'd be meeting up with lives in Bowling Green, OH. Anyway...since I work 9-5, Monday - Friday, I'd probably end up making this trip up there and doing as much of Cedar Point as I possibly could in one day. Is there any sort of FastPass system in place there? Any way (besides the VIP experience) that one could get to the front of the lines or at least have a Q-Bot style service? I've already looked on the website and couldn't see anything on there.
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Wednesday, November 8, 2006 11:39 PM
No, there is not. :(

Used to be...

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Wednesday, November 8, 2006 11:50 PM
Getting all the coasters done in one day is an ardous task (made harder next year by the additional coaster) but it still can be done. My suggestion to do them all is:

TTD
Wildcat
MF
Mantis
Iron Dragon
(Take Train)
*Mavrick
Mean Streak
Cedar Creek Mine Train
Gemini
Magnum
Corkscrew
WT
Disaster Transport
Raptor
Blue Streak

*If this is a long wait, come back later

Also keep in mind that it is CP's policy that if you are in line when closing time arrives, you get to ride the ride. If you plan on doing this in one day I also highly suggest going on a Sunday, while Saturday gives you an extra hour, the park is normally less packed on a Sunday.

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Wednesday, November 8, 2006 11:51 PM
Gosh darn! Ok...the park opens in May of 2007...i imagine that it's not too busy then...right? I'd hope so...I'd need one hell of a day to go and hit all of the coasters I'd want to (and still be ok to make an 8 hour drive back home)...
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Wednesday, November 8, 2006 11:58 PM
^If you are doing a drive thing, highly suggest you buy a CF Maxx pass at Dorney this year (will get you into CP, and with what I suggest and your day at Dorney you will have payed for it) that way you can spend two nights in Sandusky (Fri and Saturday) and drive to OH that Friday, be at the park all day Saturday and in the morning on Sunday (until you need to drive back home.) Unfortunatly, yes any Saturday is going to be crowded, even in May, and especially with a new coaster (provided the weather is good) that extra half day will really give you the ablility to enjoy the park instead of motoring through the coasters sweating out weither you make all of them in in one day.
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Thursday, November 9, 2006 12:07 AM
I think I'd take Wildcat and Mine Train off of that list...and go with the other ones. But the thing is, I'd drive out Friday night after work...most likely, I'll spend two nights at my friend's place in Bowling Green (if i were to go with the plan you suggest). Plus...if I buy a one-day ticket at Dorney, (and i don't go every year) and a two-day ticket for CP, I think I'd actually be saving money. I actually didn't go to Dorney at all in 2005 (i went in 2004 and 2006...one time each year), so I could just save the money and instead of buying a maxx pass...I could just go with the normal individual tickets.
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Thursday, November 9, 2006 12:54 AM
I wouldn't worry about getting your fill if you visit the park in May or the first half of June.
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Thursday, November 9, 2006 6:46 AM
15 Coasters in ONE Day! If I were you I'd make it a Two-Day Visit, if you were visiting the park for the first time. If you are able to get them all in on a single day you can use the other day to visit another park (Geauga Lake or Kennywood would be a Good Choice)

The most Roller Coasters I was able to ride (All for the First Time) in a Single day was 10 at SFGA on June 29, 2000. I was prepared to spend two days there but the park was not crowded that day and not only was I able to ride the Coasters, but I was able to see a couple of Shows and give Hurricane Harbor a decent once-over!

I would have LOVED to see somebody try to do that on this past Colombus Day! (LOL)

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*** Edited 11/9/2006 11:47:06 AM UTC by Borntocoast***

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Thursday, November 9, 2006 6:58 AM
That early in the season, getting on everything is a definite possibility. The best advice I think I can give is if you have your choice of Saturday or Sunday, pick the day that the weather's supposed to be worse. Cedar Point keeps their rides open in basically anything short of a hurricane, so a little bit of rain and cool temps will kill the crowds and probably still let you get on everything (although TTD will shut down in any sort of rain, but do you really want to hit raindrops at 120 mph?).

And if you're feeling real ambitious, and you want to cram in the most coasters possible, if Geauga's open, as long as you leave Cedar Point by like 5ish, you'll be at Geauga by like 7 at the latest and easily be able to knock down all 9 of the adult coasters there in an hour and a half or so. That'd give you 24 in a day, as long as you're into credit whoring :) (and not into kiddie rides)

I've actually had the good fortune to be able to hit all of Cedar Point, all of Geauga, and all of Kennywood in one operating day. That's 28 non-kiddie coasters in one day. Day before Labor Day rocked that year ;)

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Thursday, November 9, 2006 7:13 AM

Borntocoast said:

The most Roller Coasters I was able to ride (All for the First Time) in a Single day was 10 at SFGA on June 29, 2000. I was prepared to spend two days there but the park was not crowded that day and not only was I able to ride the Coasters, but I was able to see a couple of Shows and give Hurricane Harbor a decent once-over!


Considering the fact that Hurricane Harbor was a blacktop parking lot in 2000, I'm sure you were able to give it a real good once over. I usually think it's petty to point out inaccurate "facts", but you're consistent over use of the winking smiley made me do it.

As far as hitting all of the coasters at Cedar Point in one day, I agree you really need to make it two days if you can. Not only will you wear yourself out trying to make sure you run around and hit everything, you'll be really disappointed with your trip if you're not able to knock out everything you wanted to.

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Thursday, November 9, 2006 7:41 AM
Early June of this year, we rode every coaster (+maxair +skyhawk) at CP once each day for two days straight. We had a similar experience in late September, but the weather was lousy.

It's grueling, but not too hard to do.
Spend two days, though, as you'll undoubtedly have some favorites that you want to go back and do again and again. :)

If you don't like woodies, skip Mean Streak. Hurts like a *****.

H

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Thursday, November 9, 2006 8:53 AM

Touchdown said:
Getting all the coasters done in one day is an ardous task (made harder next year by the additional coaster) but it still can be done. My suggestion to do them all is:

For what it is worth, I was there on a Tuesday in June 2005 and I got a ride on all but the following:

TTD = Down because of mechanical problem (surprise surprise)
Wildcat = Closed because of rain
WT = did not ride because of tight fit of test seat


Thing is, I was there ONLY from 5pm to closing!

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Thursday, November 9, 2006 10:39 AM
Yay! No fast pass! :)

Actually, though, if you're there for a full day and the park isn't totally packed, you should be able to ride all of the coasters, save Gemini Jr.

Remember, kids: Cedar Point knows how to run a park--this isn't Six Flags Great Adventure.

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Thursday, November 9, 2006 3:43 PM
Dorney Park 2007 one-day: 37.95
Dorney Park Maxx Pass: 109.95
Dorney Park 2007 Parking: 9.00

Cedar Point 2007 one-day: 41.95
CEdar Point 2007 two-day: 69.95 (which will also get you in soak city, BTW)

Let's do a price comparison assuming 2 days at CP and your 1 day at Dorney. (ignoring parking at CP since you'll be paying this with either option):

with Maxx Pass:
109.95

without Maxx Pass:
69.95CF+37.95DP+9.00DP Parking = 116.90

So if you 2-day it at CP, it'll be cheaper for you to buy a Maxx Pass at Dorney since it will cover parking at Dorney. Also, it leaves you open to go to other properties like King's Dominion, or stop in at Geauga Lake on your way back and not have to pay for admission. (Or even King's Island if you wanted to make a 2nd trip to Ohio -- This year during fright fest I drove out there and got all the coasters that were open in one day. It was actually the day before BooBuzz)

Oh yeah, and if you wanted to splurge and go to Dorney a 2nd time, you could without paying more.(Halloweekends, perhaps?)

Edit: If you purchase it now, it's even $6 cheaper. Plus, if you purchase now at the cheaper rate and change your mind, you can get a full refund until July 31, 2007 as long as you don't process the certificate into a pass. Check out Dorney's website for more details (I just checked before posting this. ;) ) *** Edited 11/9/2006 8:46:00 PM UTC by dannerman***

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Thursday, November 9, 2006 5:58 PM
^ However, once again, I don't know even if i'll be going to Dorney this year. It seems to be an every other-year thing with me and the fiancee. I'll probably end up making this decision closer to the timeframe of the trip, whenever that will be. It's only November! :)
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Thursday, November 9, 2006 6:04 PM
^Yeah but that one trip proably will give you a reason to use the pass not only at the two parks but also at PKD, GL, or if you decide to visit your buddy in Bowling Green again, PKI.
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Thursday, November 9, 2006 8:54 PM
^It's an 8 hour drive...not sure how many of those I could do by myself in a summer ;)
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Thursday, November 9, 2006 9:10 PM

Touchdown said:
^Yeah but that one trip proably will give you a reason to use the pass not only at the two parks but also at PKD, GL, or if you decide to visit your buddy in Bowling Green again, PKI.

**EXACTLY**

I had only planned to go to CP once this year, but the season pass turned that into two trips to CP, one trip to WOF, and would've been more had I more vacation days!

H

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Thursday, November 9, 2006 9:13 PM
Last time I tried to "lap" Cedar Point's coasters was in 2002 (there were 15 then). I was able to hit 9 of the 15 on an August evening (starting at about 6:00pm) and hit all 15 (with most multiples) the next day. Granted, this was pre-Dragster, but I have to believe 17 in a day is still doable.
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Thursday, November 9, 2006 9:54 PM
I generally hit Cedar Point once a year and generally have no problems hitting all 15 coasters in one day with time to spare. The key is to 1. plan your day and 2. minimize the backtracking when walking. That being said, I usually either go 1. on a weekday in early summer 2. on a Sunday during Halloweekends. On my last visit, the only thing I skipped was Mantis, which isn't really my favorite anyways, but I had multiple spins on Blue Streak, Gemini and Wildcat (because the others I was with loved it and wanted to ride it again) plus a fair selection of flats and the train as well.

The key is to make certain you are through the gate as soon as it opens. On past trips, I've sometimes hit four to five coasters by noon with a 10:00 starting time.

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