My pics including On-Ride Photos of Top Thrill Dragster and Millennium Force
Tuesday, July 15, 2003 11:57 PM
Well I was going to write out an elaborate, ride-by-ride trip report, but in lieu of me being as sleep deprived as I am, I am just going to summarize some events. I am not quite sure if they are in order or not, but I am going to try to remember them as best as I can. Our trip consisted of driving 5 hours on Sunday morning, getting a Starlight pass, staying at a hotel, getting a funday pass, and driving 5 hours home. I do remember driving down the Cedar Point Parkway and seeing the skyline for the first time. It really is amazing. Day 1 – A Night on the Point or Where is Everybody? When we first entered the park we figured we would head for Dragster. On the way, we noticed that Raptor was a walk-on. I was very surprised at this. We got in line and rode it. I think that it is an improvement on the Batman: The Ride design. The cobra roll is very cool, and there are two full helices. It was a great way to start off the day. 8/10 Next we headed down the midway and decided to get Corkscrew out of the way. We walked on and that was that. A fun ride, but very cliché for its type; aka…rough 5/10 Next we went on TTD. We decided to just ride where ever for our first ride on it. To my surprise, we ended up in the very back seat. I wasn’t about to complain about it. Our total wait (the time was about 5:20) was about 50min.10/10 Next we headed over to Magnum XL-200. This was a fun ride that was filled with air- time. We rode in the very front. Unfortunately, we didn’t get to experience it in the back because this was the only time we rode it. 8/10 A warning to people on the ride. Don’t unbuckle your seatbelt when going up the lift. When our train was about to leave the station, a guy on the train before us unbuckled his belt and stood up. The ride ops stopped the ride and the guy was escorted below the station by security and was written up. Next we walked on the Gemini. I was very disappointed with this ride as it was very smooth and felt under control. The ride seemed to have so much potential, but seemed to fall short. 6/10 Next we rode Mean Streak. We rode in the back seat. All I have to say is that the first hill has a huge trim on it. I had heard that it was over-braked, but I never expected it to be that bad. We almost stopped on the MCBR’s and there was no airtime at all. I’m just glad we walked on to this.5/10 Next we rode Mantis. We waited about 10min. Now I heard all these people say that Mantis is a great ride. From my ride on it, I found it to be rougher and it gave me a bigger headache than Iron Wolf. It looked like a great layout, with some really great elements. It just turned out to be worse than Iron Wolf. 5/10 Next we decided to ride Millennium Force. The wait was about a half hour to the station, where we decided to ride the very front. Besides the fact that when we got off we were covered in bugs, this ride was amazing. Great speed! Great air! Great ride! 10/10 Next we went to Wicked Twister. We waited about 10min and rode in the very back. The twist was a lot of fun, but I like V2 a lot better. Nothing can beat the vertical spike and holding brake. 8/10 Next we went on Disaster Transport. I am guessing at one point there was a story to go along with the themeing. If there was, I couldn’t guess it. All we did was walk through the queue, and hop in the car. I happen to like the bobsled rides. Back when we had Rolling Thunder at SFGam I used to ride it all the time. It was a little short, but still a lot of fun. I wish that SFGam had a dark ride. 6/10 Next we hurried up to try to ride Dragster one last time. We got into the line at about 10:10, and about 10min after we were in line, it broke down. We decided that since we didn’t have anything better to do that night, we would stay. Well we stayed, and stayed, and stayed, and finally got on TTD at around 1am. I was very surprised at CP’s dedication. At least tonight I was…. Day 2 – We Found Everybody or Insert Creative Title That Cleverly Describes the Day Here – Coming Soon!
Wednesday, July 16, 2003 5:26 PM
Great trip report. I cant believe the lines were that short, especially Dragster. I waited 1 1/2 hours for dragster a week or so ago and felt lucky...50 mins is great. I have to agree with you about Mantis, one of the roughest rides ive ever been on (and ive been on some rough ones)
The Millenium Force ride Ops: Squishing you where it counts since 2000.
Track Record: 62 coasters at 17 parks.
Wednesday, July 16, 2003 6:42 PM
sorry bout the lack of sectioning off in the tr up there, I had copied it from word and it didn't work right and I didn't realize it when I posted it.
Pt 2 should be done tomorrow