I remember a time when you would get onto the frontier Lift where Iron Dragon is now. It was amazing it was so peaceful there where so much green space it was fantastic. I always felt those islands were sacret. I also have a fond memory of riding Magnum for the first time it was sort of like a terrain coaster because Soak City hadn't been expanded nor was Sand Castle Suites constructed yet. All that has chagned. I'm all for progress. I can't wait to ride the New Intamin next season. But did CP really need to construct so many resorts on the penninsula? Have they or will they plant new trees to replace thae old?
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If it weren't for all of those resorts, some people wouldn't spend more then one day at the park, and thus attendance wouldn't be as high. High attendance creates the funds nessassary for the park to keep building these awsome coasters. More awsome coasters create the need for guests to stay a few days, and so the cycle continues.
All I know about trees is that I like them. Any park needs trees.
X is UP and it's RUNNING
Let me guess. You've never stayed at a CP resort?
The location on the penninsula is the ONLY reason they're so popular. The ridiculous convenience of staying on property is what most of the allure is. If I'm staying off property, I'll go with the cheapest motel.
Dorney Park visits in 2002: 17
I've only been to CP once, about 3 weeks ago, and one of the best memories was front seat on Millenium Force at 9PM rushing by the cedars on the island getting assulted by bugs. I loved it.
I'm sure progress can can occur and trees still be preserved.
have you ever been to Cedar Point Coaster Bob?
The entire area has become tourist attractions. It's full of go-karts, hotels, shopping centers, mini-golf, and loads of good restaurants. There is no room for them to build off the peninsula. Besides, the causeway from the mainland to Cedar Point is a good 2-3 minute car ride. Nobody (well not nobody but not many) would walk from the main park back and forth to the mainland to get to more rides. Cedar point still has a decent amount of room on the peninsula to expand to. One option is make a parking garage near the causeway and expand into the parking lot. I doubt we will see this happen in the near future but it's always an option. I think the peninsula is almost 400 acres or so. Most theme parks only have 100 acres or so to build on. Whatever, i've said enough
Tommy Penner - Variable X
Cedar Point FanBoy since 2001.
Enthusiasts always remember: You used to be part of the GP too!
Old Timer Tim will tell you that when they built White Water Landing (he was a seasonal there, worked the defunct Shoot the Rapids), you could see the entire ride site, all the way to Perimeter Road. The same could be said for much of the Iron Dragon site. Look at them now... they've corrected quite nicely.
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There is a lot of space to build on! After having been to Indiana Beach, I'd have to say that no park is truly lacking space to expand. Granted there may be an exception to this but there are usually a few exceptions to the rules of anything. Having said that there is no way that Cedar Point is one of these ‘‘“exceptions.”’’
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