CP and Non-Riders

Tuesday, May 17, 2005 7:27 PM
So here's the deal! I am going to Cedar Point on Sunday! What tips? and I will be travelling with a Roler Coaster Fearer (He doesn't liek to ride coasters for some odd reason I KNOW ITS A SIN :)! LOL) but what should I do???
Tuesday, May 17, 2005 7:39 PM
He can ride the Top Thrill bench while you ride all of the coasters? Why would he go to Cedar Point if he didn't like roller coasters? Sounds like a real waste of $50...
Tuesday, May 17, 2005 7:48 PM
He says he likes to "People watch"
Tuesday, May 17, 2005 7:51 PM
There's plenty to do at Cedar Point besides ride roller coasters. Not that I'd expect a coaster enthusiast to understand that.
Tuesday, May 17, 2005 7:54 PM
I know that! I do all my research (well the majority of it) on your website I do know of challenge park! I want to make it the fullest! Im not the only other person he'll be with I gues! I just realied that! lol but I will be with a few other people! I just dont want him to be the fifth wheel or the person whose ALWAYS holding our stuff! That's what he'll have to do! I just want him to get the gfullest of his "FIFTY BUCKS!"
Tuesday, May 17, 2005 9:24 PM
Try to get him to ride Iron Dragon or Blue Streak, and if you are lucky get him on Raptor. Other than that do Paddlewheel Excursions, take the train, I don't know do all the non coaster stuff.

It depends on how much time you want to give up riding coasters to be with him. There's plenty of other stuff to do but most people would rather be riding Millennium Force or similar structure coaster enthusiasts focus their summer on.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005 9:44 PM
I had a relative (cousin) with the "fear" problem come with me to the Point. Found the best way to break them in is to put them on the rollercoaster they can't see. If they have never been there take them on Disaster Transport... its weak enough not to scare them, but just barely fun enough to make them want to ride more.

And if it isn't happening take them on Paddlewheel Excursions several times... that should get them to go across the midway to Magnum. And if they don't enjoy that then they shouldn't be there.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005 9:54 PM
You should also check out the shows. The red garter show has been great the last few years.

Its kind of early in the season, but later in the season you could spend a whole day just watching the shows.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005 10:22 PM
Grab a nice lunch in the Breakers. Walk the boardwalk. Ride the Giant Wheel. Town Hall Museum. Johnny Rockets. The Marina has great food. Frontier Trail. The Railroad. Skyway.
Tuesday, May 17, 2005 10:48 PM
How about finding out why he doesn't ride roller coasters. If it's because they make him hopelessly motion sick then I guess there's really not a lot you can do. If it is simple fear of height, speed, whatever then then are ways of working around that. Start of slow with Mine Ride or Iron Dragon and see how it goes.

I was afraid of coasters for a long time myself but I got over it by realizing that all I had to do was sit there.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005 11:11 PM
By all means, ride Cedar Downs, IMO the best non-coaster ride at CP.
Tuesday, May 17, 2005 11:15 PM
Cedar Downs, the train, etc. are GREAT rides for non-coaster lovers. Well, they are great rides anyway. :-D

Oh who am I kidding.......force him on Dragster first thing! :-P


Wednesday, May 18, 2005 12:32 AM
There are two types of non riders, those who have ridden a roller coaster and are physically unable to/did not like the experience and those who have never rode. What you do with him is entirely dependant on what kind he is.

If he has never ridden one, then I suggest you get him on a coaster. Personally, I have no problem accepting people who have ridden a coaster and choose not to ride them, but make it a personal goal to get those who have never ridden to ride one. If your friend is a person who has never tried a coaster then CP is a great park to break him in.

I personally try to make a person's first ride be on a coaster that is both good and not too intemidating. At my home park, SFGAm, I usually get them on B:TR because while its a great ride, its short (length and time), looks tame after seeing S:UF, and usually has a short line. At CP I would definatly try to get him on Magnum, since of the "big 4" it is the least intemidating. While Raptor, MF, and TTD loom over the midway, most of Magnum is not near a midway, it also looks tame after walking by TTD and is my favorite ride in the park, try to get him to ride.

If he is the other form, ride some flats with him CP has a ton and check out the shows which can be quite good. Oh, and get him an elephant ear and a cheese on a stick and try not to spend too much time riding coasters :).

Wednesday, May 18, 2005 6:49 PM
I'm going Saturday and I might have one of those (evil people). But- the best thing to do is to make them as comfortable as possible and BEG THEM showing them how fun it is :) That's what I do!
Wednesday, May 18, 2005 7:21 PM
crombiedude - my comment was directed toward S2K. :)

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