Cedar Point's Western Cruise lives on

Posted Saturday, March 16, 2002 4:30 AM | Contributed by Gemini

Our lastest feature article looks at one man's experience with Western Cruise and Paddlewheel Excursions at Cedar Point. Find out what he's doing to preserve its history.

Link: Cedar Point Virtual Midway

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Saturday, March 16, 2002 6:24 AM
Saturday, March 16, 2002 6:26 AM
I miss the western cruise. This fellow is actually recreating the original ride? How on earth is he doing that?

- Peabody

Saturday, March 16, 2002 7:02 AM

I worked at Paddlewheel excursions for almost all of the '99 season and for a few days in '00. I remember the sighs the guests would make after I told a really stupid joke. After 5 or 10 really stupid jokes, they couldn't help but laugh, not because the jokes were funny but because somebody was accually telling in the first place. I had many fans that year that would reride over and over and I would wonder why they were wasting thier time on this silly ride when we have so many coasters and other attractions?

It was a lot of hard work being a captian on PWE and I would never work there for a whole season again but I will always remember it fondly for the fun job it was.

Saturday, March 16, 2002 2:43 PM
I don't get it, how was the South Shore turned into an attraction? Is it still there today?

Tommy Penner - Variable X
"Yes. The Force is strong in that one." - Stifler, AP2.

Saturday, March 16, 2002 5:17 PM
Hey Dexter, you worked most of the 99 season? I was the TL of PWE for the 99 season. Captain Twinkie ring a bell
Saturday, March 16, 2002 8:21 PM

... PWE is gone?

I guess I never did actually try and ride it this year...

Sunday, March 17, 2002 3:47 AM
No, the original paddlewheel boats are gone. Paddlewheel Excursions is still there, with new boats.

Virtual Midway

Sunday, March 17, 2002 5:19 AM
Ahhh... I see.
Monday, March 18, 2002 4:58 PM
Hey, Why do they call him Captain Twinkie. upsetguest, I LIVED with you in Orlando. Does Captian Crash ring a bell?

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