I arrived at 8:45am. Entered the park at 9am. Rode MF twice (all three trains are running), over to Mantis (both trains running) three times, Mean Streak five times, WT once, and Mine Ride once.
I was not suprised that TTD was down today. It was a bit of a rainy day. BTW...MF is a real son-of-a-gun to ride in the rain. Tiny rain drops hurt the face at 90+ MPH.
However around noon I popped on Magnum. I noticed that the parking lot was not particularly full but there were a ton of buses in the lot. Tons of buses equal tons of school kids. Had I known that it was school day @ CP I would not have gone. Shortly after the ride on Magnum I began to head back to my vehicle for lunch. After lunch I returned to the park.
At about 1 pm the parks' major attractions had wait times anywhere from 1 3/4 hrs to 3 plus hours. Even Blue Streak, Cork Screw, and Disaster Transport were experiencing ride waits of over one hour.
I guess this is just a warning that it appears that the second and probably the third weeks of May are big school trip weekends. The kids were horrible. Primarily because the only way to express themselves is apparently by dropping the "F" bomb whenever possible.
I could not believe it but I was back to Metro Detroit by 4:30pm.
The kids were horrible. Primarily because the only way to express themselves is apparently by dropping the "F" bomb whenever possible.
Eh, if that's the worst thing those kids ever do in their lives then they'll be ok :)
Magnum came through with pretty reasonable waits most of the day though, so it wasn't a completely lost cause.
MotorCityCoasterFan said:At about 1 pm the parks' major attractions had wait times anywhere from 1 3/4 hrs to 3 plus hours. Even Blue Streak, Cork Screw, and Disaster Transport were experiencing ride waits of over one hour.
I was ther and went on Corkscrew. It was a fifteen minute wait for me in the afternoon. Also only waited 15 for Bue Streak. Mantis Man-Mean Streaks line was a walk-on in the late afternoon but I do remember it was pretty long early on. Were talking about yesterday, right? LOL.
Actually, the whole of May Saturday's are "Music In The Parks" competitions. These take place in either Six Flags in Ohio, or CP (At least in this region).
Also, School trips are mostly in June or late May :).
Coming from a student that was there.....
They should have something on their website to indicate these days so other people know to stay clear. It seems with out fail that I end up at various parks for different such events. 2 years in a row I was at BGW when they had some band camp day. SFA 2 years in a row that they had Christian Day or something like that.
I do always make sure to check out the website to see if they have anything listed about anything like that. SFA actually does list those days on their website. I didn't see it until after I was there.
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They have the dates for most parks on their website (www.musicintheparks.com), and you should check that up if you're going sometime during that day.
(Note: Each day, there's at least 20 schools there, most with Choir, Orchestra, And band.
Oh, and the MITP days always are on Saturdays
Blasted parks and their need to turn a profit...
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