Cedar Point 5/24-5/25 Kindo Long

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Monday, May 26, 2003 2:51 PM
This being my first trip report might be bad, so don't think too much if it. My family had to drive 4 hours to get to Sandusky, and we decided that we would drive on Friday stay the night, then hit the park on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday started out fine, we went to eat then left, but some people forgot stuff so we had to make a trip back to the hotel. Finally we arrived at the park around 9:15, paid for a two day ticket and waited for the rest of my party, which included my girlfriend, her friend and my nephew. It was quite chilly that morning and throughout the day. The lady taking our tickets totally wasn’t awake or something and she tore off my first day park ticket along with the second days as well. However a supervisor was right there and I would like to say that they handled the situation very well. And I had no problems getting in the park either day. Here were the rides we went on.

Raptor. About a 35-40 minute wait, middle of the train. I love Alpengeist at BGW, and Raptor was excellent, but I really couldn’t choose what one I like better. There both pretty intense.

Mantis. About an hour wait. I really like B@M coasters, but this one I could skip. I’m glad to see they have another train under the tracks; hopefully this is an addition, not a replacement. Anyway, I’m about 6’4” and the between the legs seat really rubbed me the wrong way, if you catch my drift. It was fun, but one time a trip was enough for me.

Millennium Force. About an hour and 15 minutes wait. My favorite ride, enough said. Blue train the smoothest.

TTD. We were told at the gate it would be a 3 hour wait, since we were going to be there for two days we thought we would just do it, got on in 1 hour and 15 minutes. Simply amazing, sheer speed and height.

Magnum. 30 minute wait, still love the bunny hops at then end, and the airtime that they give.

Gemini. 15 minutes

Mean Streak. 25 minutes, a lot smoother than in past years, in my opinion. Corkscrew. 5 minutes, my nephew thinks that coaster is god’s gift to man.

Cedar Creek Mine. 15 minutes.

Then we hit all of them again, except for Mantis and TTD. We ended up leaving around 6:30, the women folk were getting cold. So we left and went and ate, etc.

Sunday the 25th we arrived at the park around 9:45 in the morning and walked directly to TTD the line was all the way back to where the Corkscrew crosses the midway. We overheard an employee that the wait was going to be 4 hours. We had so much fun on it yesterday we ended up waiting.

TTD. A 4 hour wait ended up to be a 2 hour wait. It would have been less then that if someone hadn’t lost their biscuits on the red train right when we at the top of the station after the lines split. Anyway they had to run the red car twice to “air” it out and as always happens to me we ended up getting the red car. This ride was just as fun as the first day, and the takeoff is the best part.

Raptor. 45 minute wait; great ride.

Millennium Force. 1 hour and 15 minute wait. My fav.

Mean Streak. 25 minute waitGemini. 20 minutes

Magnum. 30 minutes

Corkscrew. 5 minutes

Iron Dragon. 10 minutes, only got on that for sentimental reasons. Then we just varied between Gemini, Corkscrew and Magnum until the park closed

Had a great time

Observances:

1. On Millennium Force we rode 3 times each with different cars, maybe it’s me, but the red car seems rough, while the blue is really smooth.

2. Mantis looks really bright.

3. It was funny when the trains on TTD had no passengers because of someone yakking and it barely got up the hill. Also how at the entrance it say that “Sometimes a launched train will not clear the hill, it will return safely to the starting position.” I thought that was cool.

4. Wicked Twister seemed like a waste of time to my group, so we didn’t ride it.

Well there you go I had fun so hopefully this is good reading for someone

*** This post was edited by Matthew Tatsch 5/26/2003 7:34:21 PM ***

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Monday, May 26, 2003 3:08 PM
First off, paragraphs, please. :)

Secondly, Saturday morning, I rode Wicked Twister in the back, without a wait, and let me say, this ride is pretty fun and not worthless at all. It isn't as fast as Top Thrill Dragster, but it gives you a much different ride, and in the back, a very forceful ride.

On Sunday, I was at WoA, and S:UE just felt weak compared to Wicked Twister. In the back of WT, when you go up backwards, it is really a fun and interesting sensation coming down into nothing but a maze of horizontal supports.

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Monday, May 26, 2003 3:37 PM
I didn't think Wicked Twister is a bad ride, we just didn't want to ride it. We wanted to do other stuff, so we didn't want to waste our time on it. I rode it when it opened and thought it was good, and I would ride it again.
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