Tuesday, October 16, 2007 9:39 AM
Does Cedar Point use the Ballroom above the arcade for anything?
Tuesday, October 16, 2007 10:03 AM
It's used for special events, as well as some Ride Operations training/offices. If you work in rides, you'll go there to process-in (since the office is WAY too small for all that).
Tuesday, October 16, 2007 11:04 AM
^Maybe for the very beginning of the season, but my training wasn't done up there.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007 1:24 PM
I don't know if they still do, but they used to hand out paychecks to workers up there as well.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007 1:59 PM
Neither one was the case when I worked their in '05.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007 2:15 PM
They use to have conventions in it.
Going back to like, 1978 or so, I was there for a convention for NE Ohio UMYF event (UMYF United methodist Youth Fellowship) tht lasted a whole weekend. I was at the last event the UMYF had their. Oddly, the stairs leading out of the building collapsed that weekend.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007 6:35 PM
There are a lot of high school proms up there... high school reunions too...
Tuesday, October 16, 2007 8:27 PM
I picked up my checks there most of the time when I worked there in 1999, 2000, 1nd 2006.
It's said to be haunted, by the way.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007 8:37 PM
^And Ive always thought that the ballroom would make one killer haunted house as well (with a false floor to protect the real one obviously.)
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 12:54 AM
The old Blue Streak lapbars, seatbelts and blue seat pads are up in there too. RIP.
Top Thrill Dragster
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 7:19 AM
Company training is done in there. Hildebrandt also has an escape hatch that leads from his office into the ballroom.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 7:36 AM
Coastermania Q & A is always up in there too.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 8:50 AM
I was at the last event the UMYF had their. Oddly, the stairs leading out of the building collapsed that weekend.
I was in the arcade, along with my brothers, playing a game facing the kiddie land side exactly when the collapse occurred. There was a loud creeking, followed by a loud thundering crash, as the bodies fell before our eyes.
I can't remember how many people were actually on the stairs, or balcony, at the time, but it seemed like a lot. It only lasted seconds, but seemed to move in slow-motion at the time.
Pretty wild stuff for a 13 year old.