Thursday, August 10, 2000 6:27 PM
I just got back from spending two and a half days at Cedar Point. The first day that we got there we went in at 5:00 in order to get the Starlight admission. The first thing we rode was the Raptor, and I must say was the coolest thing I had ever been on, at least for a while. The zero-G barrel roll right after the first loop is the best inversion that I have ever been through. Next we rode the Blue Streak, and even though it is a classic ride it didn't thrill me very much. It was pretty much an older, shorter, and slower version of the Racer at Paramount's Kings Island, but it was a decent ride. We then went over to ride Disaster Transport which surprised me because I was not aware that it was a bobsled roller coaster, and the new experience was pretty cool. We then rode Demon Drop, but was not that impressed since I am used to riding Drop Zone at Paramount's Kings Island, which is abviously much taller than the Demon Drop, but the older style freefall rides are different and riding this was definitely an experience that I won't forget anytime soon. We then headed over and rode the Wildcat, which was definitely worth the wait. The drops and the speed made it all worth while. After that we walked across the midway and rode the Iron Dragon, which had some cool elements to it and was a lot longer than Top Gun at PKI.
By now it is almost completely dark and we decided to get in line for the Mantis. By the time we got on the ride it was completely dark, and we went soaring across over the lake for our first ride on the Mantis. It wasn't as good as Chang at Kentucky Kingdom, but it was still and incredible ride. We then headed back to find Mean Streak, but even with a map we couldn't find out how to get to it in the dark. So we settled for the Cedar Creek Mine Ride, which in my opinion was not anything special. There weren't any special effects that I noticed like PKI's Adventure Express. It was getting close to closing time so we went over愀渀搀 爀漀搀攀 琀栀攀 䌀漀爀欀猀挀爀攀眀⸀ 圀攀 最漀琀 爀椀最栀琀 漀渀 愀渀搀 眀攀爀攀 愀戀氀攀 琀漀 爀椀搀攀 椀渀 琀栀攀 昀爀漀渀琀 猀攀愀琀⸀ 吀栀椀猀 爀椀搀攀Ⰰ 愀氀琀栀漀甀最栀 猀栀漀爀琀 戀礀 琀漀搀愀礀✀猀 猀琀愀渀搀愀爀搀猀Ⰰ 最愀瘀攀 甀猀 愀渀 椀渀挀爀攀搀椀戀氀攀 愀洀漀甀渀琀 漀昀 愀椀爀琀椀洀攀Ⰰ 眀栀椀挀栀 䤀 昀漀甀渀搀 瘀攀爀礀 挀漀漀氀⸀ 㰀戀爀㸀 㰀戀爀㸀吀栀攀 渀攀砀琀 搀愀礀 眀攀 愀爀爀椀瘀攀搀 愀琀 琀栀攀 瀀愀爀欀 愀爀漀甀渀搀 㤀㨀㔀 愀渀搀 椀洀洀攀搀椀愀琀攀氀礀 最漀琀 椀渀 氀椀渀攀 昀漀爀 䴀椀氀氀攀渀渀椀甀洀 䘀漀爀挀攀⸀ 䄀猀 眀攀 猀攀愀爀挀栀攀搀 昀漀爀 琀栀攀 攀渀搀 漀昀 琀栀攀 氀椀渀攀 䤀 眀愀猀 瀀爀攀琀琀礀 猀甀爀攀 琀栀愀琀 眀攀 眀漀甀氀搀 栀愀瘀攀 琀漀 最攀琀 愀 瀀愀猀猀瀀漀爀琀 猀漀 眀攀 挀漀甀氀搀 攀渀琀攀爀 䌀愀渀愀搀愀 愀渀搀 最攀琀 椀渀 氀椀渀攀Ⰰ 戀甀琀 眀攀 昀椀渀愀氀氀礀 最漀琀 椀渀琀漀 氀椀渀攀 愀渀搀 眀愀椀琀攀搀 愀戀漀甀琀 愀渀 栀漀甀爀 愀渀搀 愀 栀愀氀昀⸀ 吀栀攀渀 戀礀 猀漀洀攀 猀琀爀漀欀攀 漀昀 氀甀挀欀Ⰰ 眀攀 眀攀爀攀 愀戀氀攀 琀漀 最攀琀 琀栀攀 瘀攀爀礀 昀爀漀渀琀 猀攀愀琀 漀昀 琀栀椀猀 洀漀渀猀琀攀爀⸀ 吀栀椀猀 眀愀猀 椀渀挀爀攀搀椀戀氀攀⸀ 䄀猀 䤀 洀攀渀琀椀漀渀攀搀 攀愀爀氀椀攀爀 琀栀攀 刀愀瀀琀漀爀 眀愀猀 洀礀 昀愀瘀漀爀椀琀攀 爀椀搀攀 昀漀爀 愀 眀栀椀氀攀Ⰰ 琀栀攀渀 䤀 爀漀搀攀 䴀椀氀氀攀渀渀椀甀洀 䘀漀爀挀攀⸀ 䄀猀 礀漀甀 愀爀攀 氀漀漀欀椀渀最 搀漀眀渀 愀琀 琀栀攀 最爀漀甀渀搀 琀爀愀瘀攀氀椀渀最 愀琀 㤀㈀ 洀瀀栀 愀琀 愀渀 㠀 ⴀ搀攀最爀攀攀 愀渀最氀攀Ⰰ 琀栀攀爀攀 椀猀 愀氀洀漀猀琀 渀漀 眀愀礀 琀漀 搀攀猀挀爀椀戀攀 琀栀攀 昀攀攀氀椀渀最⸀ 吀栀椀猀 椀猀 琀栀攀 戀攀猀琀 爀椀搀攀 䤀 栀愀瘀攀 攀瘀攀爀 戀攀攀渀 漀渀 愀渀搀 䤀 挀漀甀氀搀渀✀琀 眀愀椀琀 琀漀 爀椀搀攀 椀琀 愀最愀椀渀⸀ 圀攀 琀栀攀渀 爀漀搀攀 䴀攀愀渀 匀琀爀攀愀欀Ⰰ 眀栀椀挀栀 搀椀猀愀瀀瀀漀椀渀琀攀搀 洀攀 戀攀挀愀甀猀攀 漀昀 琀栀攀 琀爀椀洀 戀爀愀欀攀猀Ⰰ 眀栀椀挀栀 猀攀攀洀 氀椀欀攀 琀栀攀礀 愀爀攀 愀 戀椀琀 洀甀挀栀 昀漀爀 琀栀椀猀 爀椀搀攀⸀ 吀栀攀渀 眀攀 爀漀搀攀 琀栀攀 䴀愀最渀甀洀 愀渀搀 䜀攀洀椀渀椀 愀渀搀 搀攀挀椀搀攀搀 琀漀 猀琀愀爀琀 琀栀攀 氀漀漀瀀 愀最愀椀渀 眀椀琀栀 琀栀攀 刀愀瀀琀漀爀⸀ 吀栀愀琀 渀椀最栀琀 眀攀 最漀琀 椀渀 氀椀渀攀 昀漀爀 䴀椀氀氀攀渀渀椀甀洀 䘀漀爀挀攀 愀最愀椀渀 愀琀 愀戀漀甀琀 㠀㨀㌀ 愀渀搀 愀昀琀攀爀 愀 ㈀ 栀漀甀爀 眀愀椀琀Ⰰ 眀攀 最漀琀 琀漀 爀椀搀攀 椀琀 愀最愀椀渀Ⰰ 椀渀 琀栀攀 搀愀爀欀⸀ 吀栀椀猀 眀愀猀 挀漀漀氀⸀ 䄀氀氀 礀漀甀 猀攀攀 漀渀 琀栀攀 眀愀礀 甀瀀 椀猀 戀氀愀挀欀渀攀猀猀⸀ 圀栀愀琀 愀 琀栀爀椀氀氀⸀ 伀渀 琀栀攀 琀栀椀爀搀 搀愀礀Ⰰ 眀攀 爀攀猀琀攀搀⸀ 圀攀 眀攀渀琀 琀漀 琀栀攀 瀀愀爀欀 愀爀漀甀渀搀 㨀 愀渀搀 樀甀猀琀 猀琀爀漀氀氀攀搀 愀爀漀甀渀搀Ⰰ 爀椀搀椀渀最 琀栀攀 爀椀搀攀猀 琀栀愀琀 眀攀 昀攀氀琀 氀椀欀攀 爀椀搀椀渀最Ⰰ 戀甀琀 洀漀猀琀氀礀 樀甀猀琀 琀愀欀椀渀最 愀 氀攀椀猀甀爀攀氀礀 眀愀氀欀 愀爀漀甀渀搀 琀栀攀 瀀愀爀欀⸀ 㰀戀爀㸀 㰀戀爀㸀吀栀椀猀 琀爀椀瀀 眀愀猀 愀眀攀猀漀洀攀⸀ 䤀 挀愀渀渀漀琀 眀愀椀琀 琀漀 最漀 愀最愀椀渀Ⰰ 眀栀椀挀栀 眀椀琀栀 愀渀礀 氀甀挀欀 眀椀氀氀 戀攀 渀攀砀琀 礀攀愀爀⸀ 㰀戀爀㸀 㰀戀爀㸀ⴀⴀⴀⴀⴀⴀⴀⴀⴀⴀⴀⴀⴀ 㰀戀爀㸀㰀愀 栀爀攀昀㴀∀栀琀琀瀀㨀⼀⼀眀眀眀⸀挀漀愀猀琀攀爀爀椀搀攀爀猀⸀昀爀攀攀猀攀爀瘀攀爀猀⸀挀漀洀∀ 琀愀爀最攀琀㴀∀开戀氀愀渀欀∀㸀栀琀琀瀀㨀⼀⼀眀眀眀⸀挀漀愀猀琀攀爀爀椀搀攀爀猀⸀昀爀攀攀猀攀爀瘀攀爀猀⸀挀漀洀㰀⼀愀㸀
Friday, August 11, 2000 8:51 AM
Nice report. What I want to know is how you could resist going on MF your 1st day? That’s some will power :) The first time I went to CP this year I went straight to MF, ignoring everything else.
Friday, August 11, 2000 1:19 PM
Resisting Millennium Force on the first day was not easy, but the line looked really long and we didn't think we would have enough time to ride anything else that day. We realized the next day that even though the line looked long, it really wasn't that long. It would have been worth any wait we had to go through though.
Saturday, August 12, 2000 10:59 AM
One thing that I forgot to mention about Cedar Point was their employees and their food. Their employees are by far the nicest that I've ever met at an amusement park. Not once during my stay there did I see an employee without a smile on their face and never once was I not treated well. The food there is also very good. The first night we were there we ate at Silver Dollar Cafe, right under the Raptor. When we sat down and looked at the menu I decided just to get a chicken fingers platter, which was $8.00. Being used to Paramount's Kings Island I expected to recieve a plate barely large enough to fill a toddler, but when I recieved my food I was amazed to find that it came on a 14 inch diameter plate, loaded with fries and 8-10 large chicken fingers. I was absolutely amazed. I wish other parks would be more like Cedar Point, with happy and courteous employees and good food with plenty of it for the money.