CP BLACKOUT TRIP 8/14

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Friday, August 15, 2003 1:44 PM
Well...My trip started early thursday morning in a trip to our loca airport where we were going to depart in my uncels little lake Amphibian( small prop plane) for cedar point leaving at roughly 10:30. We arrived at Sandusky Airport at about 1:40 and after getting a rental car and fueling up the plane it was about 2:30when we left the airport and headed for the park, arriving there at roughly 3:00 o' clock. We then headed over to raptor seeing there was an hour wait...we decided to hit it later and instead ride TTD which the sign posted as a 2 hr wait. TTD was running extremely smoothly while we were in line and in 45min time we were sitting in the car ready to be rolled out of the station........but it never happend.......the restraints went back up....and we were asked to go back over behind the gates. The ride op's then rolled the trains back so an engineer coul inspect the track with something that identifies cracks in metal. then stepped back down gave the thumbs up, and the ride ops Loaded up the trains for our ride..........

The Ride was awesome as I expected it would be and defanetly lives up too all it has been hyped up to be. The Launch is mind numming, the drop is breathtaking and the spped is unbelivabely fast.

We got off the ride and got our on ride photo because it looked so funny and headed for the restroom as my uncle needed to go badly after witing in line for TTD. We than decided to hit magnum, but decided not too because we neede to get a locker and the line was wee over 3/4 of an hour, which is what the sign posted. It was 4:15 at this time...while walking back to the rfront of the park we noticed that TTD's train was sitting halfway down the launch travck and was not moving ( wonder if the people got whiplash) . So we shruged and thought it was just a breakdown . we kept on walking and noticed that WT was not running...and looked over to see raptors train stuck on the block brakes, The skyway stuck, Millenium Force stuck at the top of the hill and Magnum also stuck, along with all the lights and other rides stopped. Thats when we realised that the power had gone out but thought nothing much of it untill someone said he had called his realatives in NYC and found out that they had no Power. With this some one else said that he called his realtives in Syracuse and they had no Power....with this we left the park seeing that something major had occured and the park had No idea what was wrong. We walked to the car and listend to the radio saying that it would be days before power was restored and all that crap...so we thought it best to leave for home. We got to Sandusky airport at about 5:15 and left at roughly 5:30...arriving home at Syracuse at about 8:30.

After the entire ordeal I can say one thing

After flying 3 and 1/2 hours to CP and back

and Riding only one ride

That one ride

Was one Hellvah ride

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GEFANATIC!!! Who will be hopefully returning to CP another time this month in spite of the Blackout.

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Friday, August 15, 2003 1:50 PM
It wasn't for inspecting cracks.. It's an infared thermometer. ;)

.. but glad you enjoyed the ride ..
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*** This post was edited by Red Garter Rob 8/15/2003 5:51:44 PM ***

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Saturday, August 16, 2003 3:19 AM
At least you got on the Dragster. Too bad that was it. How was the flight in the small plane?

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I regret to inform you that Cedar Point's newest roller coaster, Top Thrill Dragster will not be operational today, or tomorrow or probably any day that you decide to visit our park. Please accept our apologies.

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Saturday, August 16, 2003 6:34 AM
Hey, I have a question....When you went was Dragster running all good. When I went I was in line and it just kept breaking down and eventuqally i got on it. Was that the case in your situation????
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Saturday, August 16, 2003 9:15 AM

No that was not the Case. Dragster ran with no breakdowns at all untill we got in the train...but even then it wasn't a major problem that was fixed in 10 min.....I think the 14th was the smoothest it has been running all year
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GEFANATIC!!!
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Saturday, August 16, 2003 10:16 AM
You know what I love? the people with all these screen names like "DragsterIZawesum" or "ILUVTTD0101" or whatever are always the ones to talk about all the problems with the ride. I also love the angst-filled youngsters who complain that they hate TTD because it was closed when they were there, etc..

-Josh

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We can't buy more time, cause time won't accept our money. -Bad Religion

ARMS DOWN!

*** This post was edited by Raven-Phile 8/16/2003 2:16:43 PM ***

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Saturday, August 16, 2003 8:34 PM
lol you have a point there raven

glad to see you enjoyed dragster, and im glad to see you rode it. i was there on the 13th and we rode it 3 times...the first time it was 2 1/2 hrs because of a 1 1/2 hr breakdown......the second time was 45 minutes because it was running as smoothly as you said it was when you visited....and the third time it was 1 1/2 hrs with an hour breakdown.

plus, when we went and rode Millennium Force, the line was 2hrs 15minutes running just as smoothly as it always does.....ive never had to wait over 1hr 45min for Millennium even including breakdowns....i just found that odd. i hate lines, but at cp, its worth it, lol.....

sorry if i just rambled on there.
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Sunday, August 17, 2003 2:27 AM
I was there on the 13th also and have NEVER in my life seen CP so packed! I have never seen Raptor's entire queue filled to the brink! I think we waited about 2 hours for Raptor and an hour and a half for MF. The rest of the coasters were not too bad later that day (20-30 minute wait) with the exception of Gemini, which was almost walk-on. The midways were packed like sardines though. Wild.

My friend and I also waited a little over two hours on Dragster but much of that was downtime. 2 or 3 trains would launch then it would break down, etc. By the early evening (about 7pm when I left) it seemed to be running rather smoothly, and I decided to use my *pass* that I got from Coastermania. I waited about 15 minutes. Sweet!

-Tina

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Gimme speed, height, airtime and plenty of LAUNCH!!!

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