Cedar Point May 30 & 31

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Sunday, June 12, 2005 5:30 PM
I started out on Memorial for my coaster road trip this year. First stop, Cedar Point again.

I got to Cedar Point Memorial Day at about 3. I was expecting big crowds since it was Memorial Day, but it was as crowded as I thought it would be. The only rides that had long lines were Max Air, Dragster and Millennium Force.

Got my season pass, a birthday gift from my brother, with one of the worse pictures of me ever! The guy could have least told me when he was going to take the picture. I got in and got in line for Raptor. Within 10 minutes I was on in the second row. Still a great ride, love the helix and the end. Only thing I don’t like about the ride is the SLAM into the final break run. At least I’ve ridden it enough know to know when to brace myself.

Walked over to Blue Streak and hoped right on to the back row. I’ve heard people saying it was running good this year, and it was. I had a really good ride.

I walked over to the new area with Max Air. The ride is in a great position to draw crowds, as people were always stopping to watch the ride in motion. I decided to skip the wait for now as it was flowing outside the queue area. Instead Wicked Twister was only a 20 minute wait. I always like the back better because the backward spiral is great in the back of the train.

Also did Disaster Transport. I guess I’m in the minority, as I love that ride. Still lots of fun.

I went to Magnum to get a few rides in as there was only a couple rows wait in the station. They were running it with the trims on the turn around in the back, so the bunny hills on the trip back were not as severe.

I made my way to Mean Streak. This was my only mistake of the day. This was one of the worse rides I had since Viper at SF Great Adventure. It was so bad that when I got off my chest hurt. Needless to say, I didn’t ride it anymore. Actually since I’m not a huge water ride fan, I have no reason to go the back area of the park. Millennium Force to Gemini are the new boundaries of the park. I don’t think I’ll be riding Mean Streak any time in the near future.

I worked my way to Millennium Force and saw the line was 90 minutes so I decided to ride Mantis my one time. As usually, first half is ok, but the second half is just too rough for me.

I hoped right onto Iron Dragon. I still enjoy this ride. The ending over the lagoon is great. For some reason the ride op stapled me in the seat…….maybe she used to be over at the Force and got use to it? Somewhere in the day I also got stapled on Trokia. Trokia ?!?!!

By now the wait for Millennium Force was an hour so I decided to give it a try. First of course I had to check the seat. Being on the “larger side” I had to make sure I could pull the required ten feet of slack on the belt. The greeter said I was good, so wait I did. They were running three trains, but the returning train was always waiting outside the unload platform for at least 2 minutes. This new slack rule is really slowing them down and increasing the wait. It is still 30 minutes from the bottom of the ramp up into the station!

I finally got on and in the back row and loved the first drop as usual, and almost grayed out on the first big over bank as usual, so all was good. I was wondering while looking at the water dummies. Some of them look pretty big. Do they require the same amount of slack on the dummies?!

On my way towards the exit I got a night ride on Raptor. My first actually, because I never knew the did the deal with the strobe lights on the Cobra Roll.

The next day wasn’t crowded at all. It was mostly school trips, so I was in for lots of spitting, line cutting and kids shouting at the top of lungs to their friends who may or may not be somewhere in the park. Seriously kids, you spent all year in school with them, if you had something important to say, you should have said it to them then.

I got in at 9 with the Joe Cool club and power walked to Top Thrill Dragster. The signs still say the fastest coaster in the world. Wonder if Six Flags will slap a cease and desist on them? Got three rides during the day, still no roll back!

Ran over to the Force and got another ride. Then I made my way over to Max Air. I loved Delirium, so I was really looking forward to this. They do a good job moving the line on this one, as it is only 30 minutes from the front of the queue gates. This is a great ride, and loads of fun, you really just feel like you are flying. Thanks to them putting this ride in, there is no reason to go to PKI, for a while at least.

The rest of the day involved riding everything multiple times. I got on Magnum so many times I lost count! I left the park before closing as I had a long trip to Willaimsburg Va the next day.

This is always a great time to visit the point, as the lines are great. They even still run three trains on rides like the Corkscrew. I stayed at the Econo Lodge right by the main gate. The price was right at 37 bucks, but the bathroom was bordering on the skeevy side. Like we all needed another CP trip report? Next stop, BGW! *** Edited 6/12/2005 9:32:59 PM UTC by ChiDan1972***

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Sunday, June 12, 2005 8:50 PM
Good trip report, one question though: In the line for Dragster, are they still playing all those dumb "Driving/Car" related songs? Really, they should be rid of those allready. That queue needs a DJ desperatley.
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Sunday, June 12, 2005 10:13 PM
/\ yeah they are. When I was there a couple weeks ago they kept playing "I can't drive 55"
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Sunday, June 12, 2005 11:26 PM
They are playing the same loop of songs in the que they always have. That line is still the only place I've heard that "Hot Rod Lincoln" song. Does anyone know who does that?
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Monday, June 13, 2005 10:38 AM
Lord...I honestly dont know if I can stand to wait in that line very long with those playing. Absolutley horrendous.
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