Cedar Po!nt June 20/21

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007 3:54 PM
After a 5 year absence from Cedar Point, I was very excited to make the 7 hour trip with friend & dad! My friend, Evan, had never been to the Point so he was really excited as well. We arived at the gates around 2:00pm and traveled all around the park to Hotel Breakers. We checked in and made our way over to the "Bon-air" section of the resort, which is closest to the Magnum entrance. Dad stayed at the hotel while me and Evan went to the park.

We entered the park and went straight to Magnum to find a 15 minute line. We sat near the middle of the train. Evan had never ridden anything 200+ft. tall so he was AMAZED at the first drop. Sadly, the first drop is pretty much the only smooth part of the ride, but it was still fun.

We then headed over to Top Thrill Dragster. This was going to be a competely new experience to both of us. Supprisingly, the line was only 30 minutes long! We waited for the backseat, but a couple in the row infront of us asked if we wanted to ride infront of them so we took the 2nd to back row. Heading out onto the launch track, both of us were freaked out. Then.....we took off. WOW! I was pinned to the seat and as we veared up I raised my arms! HOLY CRAP! Overthe top we went as I floated upwards. AHHH!!!! Then, suddenly, it was over. All I could do was say, "wow,wow,wow!" I turned to Evan and asked him if he liked it, and he faintly said, "I don't know.....i don't even know what just happened..." I laughed as we got off and entered Corkscrew's queue.

When we got up to the station, we saw that it was a walk on. Getting into the train I was alittle nervous. Last time I was here, when entering the corkscrews, I got my head bashed into the restraint. It really hurt and ruined my day. But this time, I had outgrown the shoulderharness, so my head was (hopefully) in no danger. We both LOVED the coaster! Riding in the back, it has some awesome airtime! We rode twice in the back.

Getting off, we grabbed some $4.00 snow cones and got in line for Raptor. I had never ridden Raptor before, but it was not very pleasent. Entering the brake-run, my head was bashed into the restraint. At first I thought it was just me, but when we got off, I saw many others holding their heads and complaining. Is it always like this?

We walked over to Demon Drop, it was a walk-on. These things are scarry! But still, a fun ride and no wait. It was sad thinking it may be the last time I ever ride an Intamin 1st Generation Freefall :(.

We walked into the "12E" building and found a 30 minute wait for Disaster Transport. We got in the very back seat. All the effects were on and both me & Evan enjoyed the ride. Well worth the wait. There was no line for the Troika so we hopped on. I used to love that ride, but it just isn't intense to me anymore.

Next up was Wicked Twister. I didn't get to ride this in 2002, so WT would be both of us' first inverted impulse coaster. We waited 10 minutes for the very front seat. AWESOME! The launch is pretty intense and the weightlessness at the top of the tower is just amazing!

Soon we were going to meet my dad for supper and it was nearing 7:00. We hopped on Power Tower: Upward Launch with no wait. Tall but not very intense. We then did Corkscrew again in the back seat; another great ride!

It was time for supper so we got our hands stamped and met dad at the pizza buffet in the hotel. The food was pretty good, even though it cost $13 per person. It was now five till nine so we high-tailed it to Skyhawk and rode twice, knowing that we would only have time for 1 MF ride. Skyhawk is really really fun, but REALLY REALLY short! I wish they would extend the program. But it was now getting dark so we ran full speed all the way the Millie to find quite a long line. But it was only 15 after so we were okay.

An hour passed by and we were about to enter the station. We were still determining if we should ride in the front or the back. We eventually opted for the very...............................................front! At 10:45, we were on the very front seat of MF's yellow train. I was WAY too excited, and Evan was WAY too nervous. I assured him this would be his favorite coaster. We swiftly made our way up the lift, and then, we dropped. The drop is truly amazing, as are the over-banks and the airtime. We got off, and the only thought in my mind, was that nothing could be better than Millinium Force, but boy was I wrong...........

Day 2:

We got near the gate at 8:30, and at 9:00, it was a mad-dash to Maverick! Evan and I were the first in line! But then we heard the news from a ride attendant. "Umm, we are experiencing technical difficulties, so the ride won't be open for a while. Sorry."

Daniel not happy :(. But we were worn out from running all that way, so we just waited it out. At 10:05am, the ride opened and we were in the very front seat of Maverick. Just yesterday, I had thought that nothing was better than Millie, but IMO, its defeater is right down the midway. I LOVE Maverick! It is the ultimate roller coaster. Smooth, quick transitions, AIRTIME! Heck, even the corkscrews gave you air! The dark launch is awesome with all the lights and mist. But I can say, I would NOT want to be a victim of that heartline roll. WAY TOO INTENSE! When we got off, we discovered that the line behind us was 2 hours long! Good thing we waited..........

We then went and rode Cedar Creek Mine Ride, and I have to say, it is the best mine train coaster I have ridden! (Gemini doesn't count). 2 more rides on Skyhawk, and then over to Mantis, where something happened that kills me! When we entered the queue it began to sprinkle. The sprinkle lasted for about 2 minutes. But then, they began running passengerless trains. Over, and over, and over, and OVER! After 45 minutes, they opened the ride. It wouldn't have made me so mad except we had the same ride at SFKK that is actually better and never has any wait! But we got on the 2nd to last car. Let me just say, Mantis SUCKS! The drop is trimmed and you bang your head over and over into the shoulder harness! NOT worth the wait! But I guess it was over with now.........

Next we went to Iron Dragon and rode int the back car. I used to think ID was really boring, but I thought it was really fun this time! The mist adds alot to the finale in my opinion.

We went back over to the Wicked Twister/Disaster Transport area again and did everything there. I found MaxAir to be way less exciting than Delirium, but oh well, still fun. Also, I found the back of Wicked Twister to be better than the front. CP's Chaos doesn't run a very good program either. (Sorry, I needed a paragraph to complain ;))

Next up, we rode Power Tower: Plummet Downward, and this was really fun! Sadly the experience was ruined because dad called and told me about the girl who got her feet cut off on STOP. It shuddered me a bit.

At this moment I began to see some DARK clouds to the east, but I wanted to ride MForce again so we ran all the way there to find a 30-45minute line. But as we got close to the station, the cable lift got stuck. So there was some downtime. Many people left and we were now in the station, but then, as I looked out on the lake, I saw the most amazing thing I've ever seen. Lightning fiercly hit the lake and spread! But sadly, this ended my chance of riding Millie again. Dad called me again on my cell and said that when the lightning and thunder stopped to meet him at the Magnum entrance, because he was wet and ready to go home. I wasn't ready to go, but knew I had to, so while the rain was light, we ran across the park. 3/4 the way to the entrance, it began to downpour. I felt miserable, but soon enough, we were in the car, and sadly, headed home.........................

I had the best time ever at Cedar Point and I can't wait to go back! Here are my ride ratings.

Ride Ratings: (scale of 1-10)

Magnum- 7/10

TTD- 9/10

Corkscrew- 8/10

Raptor- 6/10

Demon Drop- 7/10

Disaster Transport- 7.5/10

Troika- 4/10

Wicked Twister-8/10

Power Tower: Upward Launch- 6/10

Skyhawk- 7/10

Millie- 10/10

Maverick- 11/10

Cedar Creek Mine Ride- 6/10

Mantis- 4/10

Iron Dragon- 7/10

MaxAir- 7/10

Chaos- 3/10

Power Tower: Plummet Downward- 7.5/10

Thanks for reading!!!!!

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007 4:56 PM
"both of us' first"...this isn't English class, but don't you mean 'ours'??

It sounds like Maverick as an early entry choice is kind of a bomb since it seems to always be down first thing, so that's kind of disappointing...also interesting to hear about MaXair...as someone who's home park is KI I never felt the need to do MaXair at CP when there are so many other rides, and you just confirmed my notion!

But great TR!!

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007 5:13 PM

DantheCoasterman said:

Raptor- 6/10


6/10 just because of the break run? Come on man, give Raptor some love.

Great TR, it sounds like you had fun, despite the weather on your second day. *** Edited 6/26/2007 9:14:42 PM UTC by baller24***

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007 6:46 PM
Nice TR, reminds me of trips my dad used to take me on. Although I was never lucky enough to stay on the resort!
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Tuesday, June 26, 2007 7:17 PM

Magnum- 7/10

TTD- 9/10

Corkscrew- 8/10

Raptor- 6/10

Demon Drop- 7/10

Disaster Transport- 7.5/10

Troika- 4/10

Wicked Twister-8/10

Power Tower: Upward Launch- 6/10

Skyhawk- 7/10

Millie- 10/10

Maverick- 11/10

Cedar Creek Mine Ride- 6/10

Mantis- 4/10

Iron Dragon- 7/10

MaxAir- 7/10

Chaos- 3/10

Power Tower: Plummet Downward- 7.5/10


How can you like corkscrew more then Raptor. Mantis is a lot better then CCMR. Chaos is one of the best flats ever. Well sounds like you had fun and great TR.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007 7:50 PM
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I'm glad you like Chaos so much, because they're sending CP's to Michigan's Adventure.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007 7:57 PM
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Well, it's a good thing you only ran from Breakers to the Maverick line. We saw people who looked like they ran all the way from the front of the park to Maverick. Those people were probably very sore later in the day or are long-distance runners.

I can certainly understand his feelings about Raptor. Man, that thing has gotten rough. Just watch the video loops (you can buy a DVD of your ride) of people who've just ridden it, and you'll see lots of headbanging. I got off and said "One and done."

I think Thunderhawk at Geagua Lake which is also recorded is much smoother, but unfortunately the playback loops/buy-your-DVD booth was closed.

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Thursday, June 28, 2007 1:41 AM
I want to ride a Chaos. I just can't seem to find one. Now that I know where one is, it's leaving? Poo!

I have been holding off on a CP trip till my son gets a little bigger. I fear most of what they have to offer, he's not gonna make just yet (he JUST squeaked onto the Thunderbolt this year, and I think the girl was being as liberal as possible).

I haven't been on a Troika since the early 70s, in Atlantic City, when Million Dollar Pier was still a ride venue. It was always one of my favorite flats back then (and was called Super Star there). I am glad CP never replaced theirs after all these years. :)

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Thursday, June 28, 2007 1:51 AM

Chooch249 said:
I want to ride a Chaos. I just can't seem to find one. Now that I know where one is, it's leaving? Poo!


Believe me, you're not missing out on anything great. Or even "good" for that matter.

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