Cedar Point(first time) Aug 5-6

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Saturday, August 9, 2003 10:49 AM
We had two great days at the park, loved every minute of it. We met some great people, Matt from WI, Clint from VA, Matt from NY and James from Ohio. Let's get right into it:


Top Thrill Dragster (3 rides): Waited a long time tuesday, about 5-11 only to see it never open. On wednesday we ran to MF and then went right to Dragster's line and waited an hour and a half, it opened and we got on the third train. Got 2 more rides later in the day after breakdowns. This is no doubt the best roller coaster in the world. One of my aunt's friends was crying after we got off because it was that good! Overall: 10/10 takes my number one spot in the top ten.

Millenium Force (4 rides): Great ride, its really all about speed though. I like speed, but I'm a sucker for air time and this only has two good hills. They should have had a dip in the first drop like Raging Bull has. Overall: 10/10 took number 3 on my top ten.

Raptor (4 rides): Best inverted coaster I've been on. Just nudges Dueling Dragons, but kicks every single Batman The Ride's butt. It even had air time on the first drop, and unlike Batman, it wasn't over in 3 seconds. Overall: 9/10 made my top ten.

Magnum (3 rides): Biggest dissapointment of the trip. It was a good ride in the back seat, but nothing up to the standards of what people make it out to be. I rode the infamous 1:3, and laughed my head off at how terrible that seat was. The little punny, pathetic, painful, nano-second pops of air time were horrid. Overall: 7/10 but only if ridden in the back seat.

Mantis (1 ride): Best stand up I've been on, but my calf cramped up on every element after the first loop. No other ride has ever done that to me. It was weird, the same thing happened to my twin brother. Great inversions though. Overall: 8/10 without the cramping of course.

Gemeni (6 rides): Best suprise of the trip. This ride was just awesome. The racing, the air time, and it had the best hill in the park (The hill after the second turnaround, great air time and an awesome head chopper). I could have rode this over and over all day long. Overall: 9/10 made my overall top ten.

Corkscrew (1 ride): Had better air time on its first drop than Millenium Force did, but of course way too short. But its a classic. Overall: 5/10.

Wildcat (1 ride): Packed a good punch for a traveling carnival coaster. Good family ride though, if your whole family can fit in one cart. Overall: 5/10.

Mean Streak (1 ride): Worst wooden coaster I've ever been on. Even worse than Grizzly at PKD. Loud squeeking, trims on the first drop, and absolutely no air time. I would have rather watched paint dry on a coaster that doesn't work. Overall: 3/10 almost got a 0 but it was a decently long ride, gave us time to sit down and relax.

Blue Streak (1 ride): Best wooden coaster in the park, that doesn't say much though. Good air time, a good classic woodie. Overall: 6/10

Disaster Transport (1 ride): Pleasant suprise, best bobsled ride I've been on. I like the pitch black parts, those are always fun. Overall: 6/10

Iron Dragon (1 ride): Best suspended coaster I've been on, beats Ninja at SFMM. This ride, like many others, is only good if ridden in the back, that way you are going fast at the best parts of the elements. Overall: 6/10

Wicked Twister (2 rides): Great ride, nudges Vertical Velocity by just a little. Great view of the lake and I love the height of this ride. Only wish these type of rides lasted a little longer. Overall: 8/10

Overall, this park was awesome. Although it appeared they are running out of room, Magnum appeared to be sinking, and I saw a crane set up to build the 622 ft. coaster for next year.

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If you aren't going to ride Raging Bull in the back row, don't even ride it folks......don't even ride it.

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Saturday, August 9, 2003 10:59 AM
"Although it appeared they are running out of room, Magnum appeared to be sinking, and I saw a crane set up to build the 622 ft. coaster for next year."

Hopefully thats a joke.

I really got to get to the park next year. I've never heard a bad thing about it. (excluding Mean Streak)

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Top 5 SFGAm Coasters: 1) Deja Vu, 2) Raging Bull, 3) V2, 4) Batman: The Ride, 5)AE Blue
*** This post was edited by SFGAMan 8/9/2003 2:59:49 PM ***

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Tuesday, August 12, 2003 10:41 AM
James or Matt what are your coasterbuzz names????

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2nd Bunny Hill, Superman: RoS SFA = AIRTIME!
BackSeat of COURSE!

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Friday, August 15, 2003 8:16 AM
I've been to The Point at least 3 times, but not since 1999. I am leaving for The Point tomorrow! I'm looking forward to MF, TTD, Raptor, Mantis, and Blue Streak!!!!!!!
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Wednesday, August 20, 2003 6:17 AM
Hey RagingBullet

This is Tamerin or ValleyFair as Clint would call me. I was also at the Point on 5-8 Aug. I met Clint(The Joker) in Line for TTD on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. I am trying to get to his web site to give him names for a picture he took of us, but cant seem to find it, do ya know how I can get ahold of him. Please respond and also let me know who you are too, we probably met also.

TTD was the ULTIMATE coaster I ever rode! Also, were you talking about Raging Bull at 6 Flags in Chicago? I was also on that coaster on Aug 9th, It was my favorite one in Chicago!

Tamerin

tamerin@bis.midco.net

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Wednesday, August 20, 2003 6:29 AM
I went to the point last month for my 4th trip and the rides are awesome.....especially TTD and MF. They seem to have been having troubles with Dragster and thats the only coaster of its kind.....but I didnt hear anything about this 622ft coaster. I thought Cedar Point was taking a break. They are building their indoor waterpark.....wouldnt you think itd be enough for the year?????? If anynody else has heard news about this "new coaster" let me know please.
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Wednesday, August 20, 2003 6:57 AM
I have (DUN DUN DUNNNN) insider info on the new 622 ft coaster Dragster, but I can't tell anyone. Gary Story told me about it, so it's top secret, hush hush, G-13 classified type ish. ;)

RagingBullet, I might be the only other person on here that doesn't like Magnum either. We have to keep that stuff to ourselves, the wolves attack (read Brett aka MagnumForce). :)

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Wednesday, August 20, 2003 10:44 AM
Tamerin, www.rollercoasterclint.com

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2nd Bunny Hill, Superman: RoS SFA = AIRTIME!
BackSeat of COURSE!

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Wednesday, August 20, 2003 10:51 AM
Homey G. - pssst, there's another one...I'm none too fond of Magnum either. *hides face in shame*

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Harry Baer IV

"It's not going to stop 'til you wise up..."

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Wednesday, August 20, 2003 10:57 AM

Homey G. said:
hush hush, G-13 classified type ish. ;)

Classic. That's all I gotta say, Classic! ;) Hey, you missed the demolition teams to take down Mean Streak since the enthusiasts have been criticizing it so much ...

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Give me launched or give me ... uh ... more launched!!
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Wednesday, August 20, 2003 11:49 AM

Dragster said:
.....but I didnt hear anything about this 622ft coaster. I thought Cedar Point was taking a break. If anynody else has heard news about this "new coaster" let me know please.

*just fell off chair laughing

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"You know its a good ride when you come into the final brake run wiping tears from your eyes."

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Wednesday, August 20, 2003 12:09 PM
C'mon seriously please i really wanna know bout this coaster or whether or not if its a rumor.
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Wednesday, August 20, 2003 2:34 PM
Thanks alot BackSeat BULLer, I have been looking for Clints web site for over a week, was ready to give up already! I got some cool pics of Him & TTD to send him.

TTD Rules!

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Wednesday, August 20, 2003 2:49 PM
Dragster, this is what I have heard. 622 foot tall inverted dive machine with 22 inversions. They plan to break 21 records with this giant. I can't wait untill 2004. ;)

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As Mitch always said, "If you had a freind who was a tightrope walker and he fell down just walking down the street, that would be completely unacceptable."
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Thursday, August 21, 2003 9:16 AM
LOL!

C'mon, guys, quit yankin' this guy's chain...:)

Dragster, it was meant satirically. Every year, some people (likely children) announce that this will the the year of the biggest coaster ever, and attempt to lend credulity to this idiocy by citing statistics that are, in this day and age, physically impossible. The original post talking about a 622 ft. coaster was spoofing those types of posts. :) It's easy to note that this is a joke due to the juxtapositioning of this statement with the usual "Magnum is sinking" and "CP is running out of room" silliness.

(Sorry to ruin all the fun, friends...:) Inverted dive machine? I can't quite wrap my mind around that concept even...8 across trains hanging from B&M track...whoa. *lol*)

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Harry Baer IV

"It's not going to stop 'til you wise up..."

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