Saturday, September 22, 2007 10:34 PM
From the sounds of it, the park was a little more crowded than the first friday night but still pretty reasonable for Cedar Point.
Maverick had its problems. I've been pretty critical of Intamin do the unreliability of its rides in the past and I was somewhat mad about it, but I did manage a very late night ride on it with a wait of about 25 minutes. I was impressed with how steep the first drop is. Overall it has pretty good speed and a lot of twisting and turning almost has a feel of a wild mouse on steroids. The inversion after the launch probably would have been too much.
Dragster. 15-25 minute wait all night. Also had a little down time, but less signficant than Maverick. It's a good smooth launch, just wish the ride would be longer to increase the length of the speed and intensity feeling.
Millenium Force. 15-35 minute wait. As smooth as it gets and that is something that Intamin really did get right.
Magnum- Not much more than a walkon. Good air on the hills and was running pretty good.
Raptor and the rest. What you would expect.
All in all fought through some problems and had a pretty good night without having to wait too long for the big rides. Was probably one of the warmest nights for the history of halloweekends, but I guess this is far from the biggest story of what is going on with Cedar Fair.
Sunday, September 23, 2007 8:18 PM
I got on to Maverick pretty quickly around 10:30 after it being down, and then ended up stuck in the stand by area behind the station with another problem. I don't know what exactly the deal is, but I know it does suck when they get the real computer meltdown, because they have to physically go out to each place in the brakes and move the trains one by one.
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Sunday, September 23, 2007 9:07 PM
Was there Sat. (PACKED!) and today and both Maverick and TTD were performing great when I was in line. What is it with Intamin's computer systems, they must be using Windows 98. :)
Sunday, September 23, 2007 10:00 PM
Yeah I considered myself lucky that they reopened at about 10 to 12 to get on it. I can't say I've ever been pushed into a station at Cedar Point. I can say that I have been pushed out of one before though. Maybe the computer is unix based.
Sunday, September 23, 2007 10:55 PM
Maybe it's because I had the mindset of..."Don't expect much - you'll love it!"
But I was reasonably satisfied with the crowds on Saturday all things considered...dunno if an all capitalized PACKED is a necessary descriptor.
Sunday, September 23, 2007 11:13 PM
Computer Problems? May I suggest they use Stanley or Craftsman BFH For Windows! :)
Monday, September 24, 2007 11:13 AM
I was there 9/21-9/23. Saturday was not the busiest I've seen it, but it was pretty busy. Mid-afternoon, Magnum and Gemini were both at 45 minutes. But, power tower up was less than 15, and down looked like maybe 20.
We went into "crowd mode"---sticking mostly to the flats that generate only 1-cycle lines, and enjoyed the shows, etc. We stuck around for the parade (which was better than expected) and then took off for short break at the hotel, and then a bite at Chet & Matt's before returning around 7 to a somewhat less crowded park. Once all the fright zones opened up at 8, lines for the secondary attractions mostly disappeared.
Monday, September 24, 2007 11:55 AM
I personally haven't been to Cedar Point when its been that busy in quite some time and for Halloweekends' second weekend it was pretty busy. In fact, I have never even seen any of Gemini's queue used in the last five years and it was almost full Saturday. I am not a regular guest though, I get there once or twice a year if I am lucky.
If I would have known that Sunday would be so dead I would have gone back to Breakers to hang out in the hot tub with some cerveza.
Monday, September 24, 2007 4:56 PM
I was just their Saturday and Sunday. S-Day was really busy and Sunday was dead. Maverick is by far better then anything their. The rest of the rides you all, all ready know. Hallowweekends was something that im not used to and it was pretty cool.