Cedar Point's Problem...kinda

Thursday, August 16, 2001 9:11 AM
I went to Cedar Point for the first time a couple of weeks ago and I was very impressed.

However, there was one thing I thought would help the park out a ton. Reconstruct the skylift so it also stops by the Magnum. (Maybe another skylift would have to be built for this to work.) The park is just so huge that the walking alone will take it out of ya, and I consider myself to be in pretty good shape.

The sky lift would help at the end of the day for those who park in the back and it'd give people quick access to the Sandcastle and challenge park.

I know the train runs this way as well, but wouldn't two people movers be better then one?

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Thursday, August 16, 2001 9:15 AM
They acutally had another lift ride (called the Frontier Lift) but that was removed before the addition of Iron Dragon.

I agree though, another people mover type ride would be a nice addition. After spending 2+ days roaming the park, your dogs sure get tired!
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Thursday, August 16, 2001 2:03 PM
I miss the sky lift that went to Frontier Town. If I am correct, the Skylift would have interfered with rides that they now have in place.
I was mad when WDW took their Skyway to Fantasyland/Tomorrowland out. I love the views, and its a nice break if you've been walking all day.
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Thursday, August 16, 2001 2:09 PM
I think a monorail or something other than a Sky Ride that is elevated would be a nice addition. I'd say not another Sky Ride, however, for two reasons: a different type of transport would add more variety, and the Sky Ride gets really tempermental in the Lake Erie winds.

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Thursday, August 16, 2001 2:42 PM
I have ridden the sky lift a few times, but I like to walk every inch of the park if possible. I don't want to miss a thing, but I still do cause the place is so big.

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Thursday, August 16, 2001 2:55 PM
Honestly that might be on the higher up people at cedarpoints mind. I do understand how the park is giganitic and it is quite of a walk but they do have a chairlift and train. I think it would be pretty much efficient for people to save time if from the begining of the park they took the chairlift , then from the chairlift there is a little walk to the train. The train does go back by meanstreak which is closer to magnum. I love the paths from power tower to magnum though. But I do think that a second chairlift would be usefull to the guest. But the chairlift would take up potential rollercoaster and ride space.

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Thursday, August 16, 2001 4:03 PM
i do think that another sky ride would be nice at the point, but personnally i like walking ,because i sit on my butt all summer, and walking that much gets me a little in shape for football in the fall.

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Thursday, August 16, 2001 4:05 PM

It is a very big park... another "people mover" would be a nice addition.

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Thursday, August 16, 2001 4:29 PM
I don't think CP needs a people mover. Ohio has recieved "fattest" state award for many years now, always competing with Michigan. We need the excersise people!
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Friday, August 17, 2001 6:39 AM
Good one CPcyclone! After sitting around all winter, a little excerise won't hurt us Ohioians.

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Bob M.
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Friday, August 17, 2001 6:46 AM
Aren't many parks actually removing their sky rides?

I know Hersheypark removed theirs back sometime in the 1990's (the tall one... not the little Sky View that runs across the creek near Great Bear's Immelman turn). They cited the facts that they had to be constantly on the watch for weather (like someone said, for CP those Lake Erie winds could play havoc with a sky ride) and they are extremely hard to evacuate in the instances when they break down.

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Friday, August 17, 2001 6:53 AM
While I personally love the Skyride and ride it at least once each visit, I don't consider it a very good form of transportation. It really doesn't travel that far and if the line has any length to it I find that I can walk the distance much faster. It is a good thing to ride when you want to take a break but do more then just sit on a bench.

I always thought it would be neat to have a drive-it-yourself ride like Cadillac Cars but operate it with two stations. That way guests could drive themselves across the park.

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Friday, August 17, 2001 9:35 AM
One lap around the park is approximately 2.1 miles. If you plan you day right it may not be as big of a problem. Of course you won't have tons of energy at the end of the day.

1. Take a mid day break. Even if your break is only 15 mins long it is well worth it. Just go back to your car or hotel room and lay down.

2. Watch a few shows. Cedar Point shows are rated best in the world and shouldn't be miss and it gives you a chance to sit down.

3. Drink a lot of water

Does Cedar Point need another form of transportation? I don't think so. They have the sky ride that can take you from the front to the middle then the train to take you to the back. Also remember you aren't just tried from walking you are tried from riding... Your body is not use to going 93 miles per hour. I have gone to Cedar Point for just a few hours but rode Magnum 8 times and I was tried when I left.

My overall point is: Unlike most other small parks, Cedar Point requires some advance planning. If you plan you won't find yourself crossing your own path as many times.
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