Cedar Point Research Paper

Sunday, January 12, 2003 3:15 PM
Hi gang, I'm working on a short research paper about Cedar Point and was wondering if some of you could fill me on some of the key "stats" of the park: maybe yearly attendance, ride capacities, average money spent by the park per year, key awards won, etc. Basically, I'm comparing CP to some other parks and would love to have some hard data to line up in my paper. Thanks for any stats!
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Sunday, January 12, 2003 3:18 PM
Isn't the point of research actually looking for info, not having others give it to you? :)

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Sunday, January 12, 2003 3:20 PM

It's called a research paper for a reason. Do some research, don't have other people do it for you. That information is easily obtainable anyway.

Edit:Looks like someone already got to it before me.

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*** This post was edited by DorneyJunkie on 1/12/2003. ***

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Sunday, January 12, 2003 3:28 PM

You can find all the info you need here

*** This post was edited by Kaldaim on 1/12/2003. ***

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Sunday, January 12, 2003 3:29 PM

Wow.

The kid was just asking for some stats. Maybe he would go and get them from a site if someone were to tell him where to get them. However, it seems as though some of the people on this site are too busy worrying about that huge stick stuck up their a**.

The best place to look would probably be Guide to the Point. If you're talking about money spent each year, you could talk about the latest roller coasters (Millie, WT, Dragster, etc.) and how much each cost the park for that particular season.

OH NO! I hope giving you that information is okay! I wouldn't want to help you out too much (sarcasm).

Good Luck, and tell us how it comes out!

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Sunday, January 12, 2003 7:11 PM
Thanks for the "help." I was hoping people might have some knowledge about statistics that are more difficult to find... for example, I've never been able to locate a good approximation of the number of visitors to the park per month, or even a good estimation of the average number of visitors to the park in peak season. I thought, evidently incorrectly, that since coasterbuzz.com is a COMMUNITY of coaster fans, someone might be able to help me research beyond the piddling articles available on Google. People know a lot more than a search engine, and I think of you as friends. Maybe somebody can rise above sarcasm and help someone out who's a little lower on the ladder?
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Sunday, January 12, 2003 7:26 PM

3.25 million visitors in 2002, up 5% (official, from the cedar fair website). Millenium Force cost about 25 million, WT 9 million, and Top Thrill Dragster a whopping 25 million for 2800 feet of track.

As for awards, try thishttp://coasterschoice.coasterbuzz.com/nominees.asp

And I believe the park also won best park in the golden ticket awards. Also, its the worlds largest amusement park. Theres a show called such on the travel channel. too bad its not on now.

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Sunday, January 12, 2003 7:39 PM

Cedar Point gets between 3 and 3.5 million guests per season. Probably close to 75% of them come during the busiest months of July and August.

Maximum ride capacities can be found on CP's website, but I can tell you that Magnum's maximum capacity is 1,944 riders per hour. A "typical hour is 1,500-1,700. Magnum gave 2,130,694 rides during the 2001 season. During its best day, it gave 23,094 rides.

Cedar Point has been voted "Best Amusement Park in the World" by Amusement Today for five consecutive years. Millennium Force has been the Best Steel Coaster in the World for the past two years according to the same survey. Magnum held the same honor for several years before that. Cedar Point has also received Amusement Today's award for Best Capacity for several years in a row.

This season, Cedar Fair will invest over $25 million at Cedar Point, highlighted by the addition of Top Thrill Dragster, a 420 foot tall, 120 mph Strata-coaster.

Other random stats:
-364 acres including the 64 acre parking lot
-2,000 trash cans distributed on the midway
-One "loop" around the park's midways is 2.1 miles
-91 miles of hot dogs used during the 2000 season
-595 tons of french fries used during the 200 season
-There are 289 stairs on Magnum's lift hill
-Gemini, Magnum, MF, and Dragster have all set height records

For any history related stuff, I suggest checking out "Cedar Point: Queen of American Watering Places." Like others have said, you should probably have some sources for your stats if it's a real research paper. My info is good and I know a motherload about CP, but I don't know if I can be considered "credible" by research standards.

-Matt (walking CP billboard)
2001 Magnum Crew

*** This post was edited by MDOmnis on 1/13/2003. ***

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Sunday, January 12, 2003 8:37 PM
Call me crazy, but what will knowing the number of trashcans at a park teach you in life? Or how many stairs Magnum has.
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Sunday, January 12, 2003 9:10 PM
Not much, but its the useless info that I love to see! :p

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Monday, January 13, 2003 9:02 AM

Go to www.virtualmidway.com for a lot fo info. Also, if you can find the book in time, get Cedar Point: The Queen of American Watering Places. It's probably the most comprehensive book out there over CP, but ti only goes up to 1995.

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Monday, January 13, 2003 9:10 AM

If I ask my Grandfather what it was like to live during the Depression, that is research...isn't it? Why can't this kid ask us some information about Cedar Point?

Gee, I can't imagine how much more I would have enjoyed school had the internet been around then.

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Monday, January 13, 2003 9:13 AM

"Gee, I can't imagine how much more I would have enjoyed school had the internet been around then."

I remember going to this think called a "library" and using a "card catalog" for research! :)

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- "I used to be in the audio/visual club, but I was kicked out because of my views on Vietnam........and I was stealing projectors" - Homer Simpson

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Monday, January 13, 2003 3:24 PM

Visit your local library to check out or go to Barnes and Nobel and buy:

Cedar Point: The Queen of American Watering Places

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Tuesday, January 14, 2003 5:43 AM

Peabody said:
"I remember going to this think called a "library" and using a "card catalog" for research! "

The Dewey Decimal system is soooo overrated :oP

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James Draeger
-Captain Sarcasm (aka Sour Boy)

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Tuesday, January 14, 2003 6:25 AM
What's a library?

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Tuesday, January 14, 2003 6:28 AM

Speedy said:
Call me crazy, but what will knowing the number of trashcans at a park teach you in life? Or how many stairs Magnum has.


Right. Like you don't have ANY stats down that are totally irrelavent. Knowing the 420' and 120MPH in 4s. just makes us all so much better human beings and teaches us all about life.

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You must be this dumb to ride Viper. -SFGAdv.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2003 6:40 AM

I think the number of trashcans is pretty significant. Somebody somewhere actually sat down and calculated the number of trash cans that would be needed and it was figured so that guests would not throw garbage on the ground.

That is going to be important to the guy who orders trash bags, don't you think? That will also be important when they calculate how many bags of trash will be produced each day which will determine how many trips to the dump the park will have to make which will determine how much the park will spend each year on trash removal.

I bet that is a pretty significant figure when all is said and done.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2003 8:02 AM

ApolloAndy said:
What's a library?

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Be polite and ignore the idiots. - rollergator
You must be this dumb to ride Viper. -SFGAdv.



A library is a place for those who do not own a computer to go and use one. :)

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Tuesday, January 14, 2003 8:09 AM

I'd have to wonder what a teacher would think of this research paper's bibliography...

-Random posters on CoasterBuzz.com, chapter 15, paragraph 2

- My uncle's sister's cousin, who just said so

- The Dippin' Dot guy, transcripts from recorded conversation 10/19/02

- A little bird, when whispering in my ear

...that is, if not for the faint whiff of maple syrup in the air.

-'Playa

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