Cedar Point 7/11 Is everything down?

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Saturday, July 12, 2003 12:39 PM
We got there around 2pm and for awhile it seemed to be a bad day, First of all the Raptor was down until 8, the Mantis was down for a short while along with the wicked twister, and then due to wind they closed the ferris wheel while we were in line. The TTD was down (If anyone wants to ride this ride don't go on fridays, thats the day I go everyweek and with my luck it will always be closed on fri, thats my luck) then even the Millenium stoped for about 5-10 w/ people on the lift hill, Also I heard the raptor was down only due to wind, but I have seen it run in higher winds so i dont know if it was jst an excuse they were using, and even if the TTD wasn't broke again it probably wouln't of run anyway. But the good part was we got front seat in the MF and Magnum twice, along with the Mantis and even the raptor once it opened, also as for the power tower I have never rode it before since I just never liked those types of rides but we rode it once each way and I still dont like those rides its boring, and also is the Disaster Transports theming getting less every week, it seems like the whole ride is almost completely in the dar now, even more that 2 weeks ago, not that it matters the ride sux anyway. As for people who say the MF is overrated I'm guessing theyve never sat in the very front, very back or have never actually ridden the ride, as for the magnum ive given up on ever seat but the front, the rides still fairly smooth up there, They need a woodie, wether it be a giant one or a classic styled one, the blue streak and mean streak arent cutting it and no trip to a park can be comeplete without a ride on a good wood coaster
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Saturday, July 12, 2003 1:06 PM
Please don't put a "the" infront of every ride name, it gets annoying ;). Anyways, if weather looks bad on CP's doppler, then they close of rides that would be most effected by the weather (if it is heavy rain or a thunderstorm, they close all outdoor rides and coasters). Luckily, the last two years I have gone, I went when the students in Sandusky were back in school, and it has stormed for about an hour around 1 - 2pm (yes both times), and the first year, 1/3 of the people left according to the ops at the enterance (listened in with walkie-talkies), and all the rides were up. All day was walk-ons except MF. But, anyways, how can you say that Blue Streak isn't cutting it? I think Blue Streak's air is amazing, and one of the best airtime woodies around the mid-west, though I do agree, MS needs a flame taken to it....
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Saturday, July 12, 2003 7:32 PM
Cedar Points Blue Streak would be good if it had different trains like the NAD or the PTC trains CLP's Blue Streak has. Even WOA's Big Dipper is better (even though I hate the park), as well as the Woodies at Kennywood. I can ride CLP Blue Streak all day and never get bored of it, As for the rides I've never seen them like that, unless storms roll in, and I go to CP just about once a week.
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Saturday, July 12, 2003 8:12 PM
Whats the matter with the PTCs? They fly through the track! Nads? Is that company even still in operation? The current trains work fine.

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I go to the point each year to have their new coaster break down, thats my life. Dragster and WT may have been closed, but MF is always there to fulfill my thrill needs

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Sunday, July 13, 2003 12:12 AM
The original PTC train is running at CLP they are the best trains their, I dont know if they run the NAD but its still stored in the storage tunnel. The Blue Streak at CP, those trains are to secure, you dont ride free enough, on the old style woodies I prefer a car with no divider so you get thrown around better esp when riding alone.
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Sunday, July 13, 2003 7:18 AM

Fxnib said:
Cedar Points Blue Streak would be good if it had different trains like the NAD or the PTC trains CLP's Blue Streak has. Even WOA's Big Dipper is better (even though I hate the park), as well as the Woodies at Kennywood. I can ride CLP Blue Streak all day and never get bored of it, As for the rides I've never seen them like that, unless storms roll in, and I go to CP just about once a week.

They did have good trains until after 1994.
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YOUNGSTOWN 2010

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Sunday, July 13, 2003 7:36 AM
Yeah until 94, which is also a reason why its no longer eligable as an ACE coaster classic.
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Sunday, July 13, 2003 8:08 AM
Mean Streak had also stopped with people on it. Not on the lift hill either! In the middle of the ride. It was a full train. There were actually 2 trains stuck, one on the bottom of the lift hill, and one in the middle of the ride.
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Sunday, July 13, 2003 8:23 AM
Fxnib, The trains running on the Conneaut Blue Streak are Vettle trains that originally ran on the Dips at West View Park. The coaster painting above the tunnel entrance is a reverse painting of the Dips also. The train and painting both came from West View Park after it closed in the late 70's.

I agree with you about the lack of good wood at that other park, but noone will openly talk about it here, or admit it! I now feel a plethora of comments coming our way for even bringing that topic up again. Put your asbestes suit on and get ready for a flame war.

I cry when I ride the Blue Streak in Sandusky anymore. That was the funnest coaster and always ran consistently for years. It was always fast and smooth and seemed exquisitely well maintained until all the retrofits in '94. Now it suffers from orange track syndrome, and the trains headrests and lap bars have ruined the experience that the ride was originally designed/engineered for. The best trick of that coaster was the first two speed hills with the abundant airtime. What it offers now is what I find myself swallowing a lot of at bigger parks anymore. Happy?! I'm frustrated. Oh...but I'm not supposed to feel that way at the theme parks. Oh well, at least I can still ride the coaster, I just take plenty of Kleenex when I go.

I think Maggie's the best woodie in Sandusky!!!!

Wood anything else is an imitation
*** This post was edited by Thrillerman 7/13/2003 12:24:47 PM ***

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Sunday, July 13, 2003 9:05 AM
I was told that the PTC train at CLP was the original the opened with the Coaster back in '37 and the NAD was bought out of a catologue in the 60's or so, but the NAD tore the track up, atleast thats what a ride op that was riding with me said. I also emailed CLP to get more info on the coaster, but I don't know what happened I never got a reply. Fpr some reason, I guess its a obscessive compulsive disorder I can't just ride a coaster I need info, history and facts.

As for CP the only rides I ride are MF, Magnum, Raptor, Mantis and hopefully one day TTD, as for the rest of the coasters I only ride if my GF begs me too and or if I'm with someone who doesn't go there much, I honestly hate the Mean Streak (its like a movie that looks good in the comercial but when you go to see it your walking out of the theatre shaking your head, trying to figure out if you missed something or just got jipped, although its ok in the rain, but its like the Superbowl looks like it may be a good game but it turns out being a total boring blow out.) I don;t even bother with the Blue Streak, I just wait until the next day at CLP and ride that one all day.

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Sunday, July 13, 2003 10:07 AM
You know, when I think about it, You may be right about the Vettle train on the Conneaut Blue Streak. But I always remember hearing that the train came from West View along with the painting. I seem to remember hearing that the park got rid of the original Vettle train when they put the NAD's on the coaster. The person to ask would be Don Schanz, since he has basically kept that park in operating condition for the last several years. He knows the history about both parks and also Idora in Youngstown since he worked there also. You are absolutely right in saying the NAD's were tearing that ride up, because we heard that from Don last year after they put the old trains back on the ride mid-season.

The only thing that puzzles me is the fact that you keep refering to the original trains as PTC's. I don't think they are, because I thought Vettle had his own trains due to his unusual track configuation. Although I have seen some pictures of very old trains that were listed as PTC's and resembled the Vettle style train. So I guess it is possible that the trains could have been manufactured by PTC, and since they only ran on Vettle designs, they became known as his trains.

As for your last paragraph, all I will say is I couldn't agree with you more.There is something wrong with a park that has that many coasters, and I only look forward to riding 4 of them when I go. You're sarcasm at the end had me falling out of my chair. Those analogies are great. Just like the time you made the comment about someone having a stick up their butt the size of a certain S&S ride in Sandusky. After being the president of GOCC for four years, I could show you a lot of people with that problem. Mind you, it's not the ones that like that place that bothers me, it's the ones that only like that place and refuse to agknowledge anything outside of that park or its affiliates that worries me.

Wood - anything else is an imitation

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Monday, July 14, 2003 9:48 PM
Yeah I didnt think they were PTC trains either but one of the other coaster sites have it listed as one NAD train and the original PTC train, so I dunno, But the thing that gets funny or puzzling is I don't know what some people think to expect at CLP (i know this is a CP trip post but) I dont know if the locals in this area are just to use to Cedar Point, SFWOA and PKI or they just dont enjoy its rarety, I mean my parents always took me and my brother their as kids because it reminded them of Euclid Beach, and until last summer I thought the park was closed, before then the last time I was there was probably in the early 90's or so when they instituted a gate charge. My girlfriend and I were bored and went out to the spillway near Linesville cause growing up with her retarded parents she's never seen the good things in the area, and then decided to roll by and see if it was still there, and I parked that car so fast ran and bought to passes and rode the Blue Streak until they closed that night. I was a bit disappointed that the whip isnt there anymore, but alteast hopefully the bug will be back up. I mean I like CP and PKI (but honestly don't have fun unless I'm on one of their coasters , dont like SFWOA to much but When we go to CLP its as close as I can get to being 10 again. Also, what exactly do you mean by your last sentence?
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Tuesday, July 15, 2003 11:35 AM

Thrillerman said: But the GOCC was founded by a couple of Cedar Point fanboys who would basically throw tantroms if you criticized that place or them in any way.

You mean like you are about Worlds of Adventure? *rollin eyes*

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100th coaster....Dania Beach Hurricane!

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Tuesday, July 15, 2003 12:28 PM
I don't think that I've been that fanboyish about SFWoA. Are you sure that I haven't just been praising the fact that they have three REAL rollercoasters there that are/run better than the two in Sandusky. Heck, I'll even take RWB over your Mean Streak with orange track and trims anyday!! lol

Wood - anything else is just an imitation

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Tuesday, July 15, 2003 2:32 PM

Thrillerman said:
I don't think that I've been that fanboyish about SFWoA.

Are you sure about that? What makes you think I'm a fanboy of anything. I'm just pointing out something that is obvious to everyone. I guess that's why you so quick to assume that I adore Cedar Point or something...

Take a break from the messageboards, man, cause it might do you some good. So, I'm sure you will respond to say the otherwise so, I'll spare you the trouble. Unfortunately, I can't afford to stay up till the morning debating you, unlike yourself...

Still...*rollin eyes*

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100th coaster....Dania Beach Hurricane!
*** This post was edited by Coasterr 7/15/2003 6:37:05 PM ***

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Sunday, July 20, 2003 2:13 PM
Man, that must of suked.

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My favorite coasters:

1)Shockwave (SFGAm) 2)..... There is no # 2.

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