Thursday, May 26, 2005 8:28 PM
Did I read that they are running the ride with the lights on this year? Can anyone confirm this?
Thursday, May 26, 2005 9:13 PM
Yes they are.
Thursday, May 26, 2005 9:32 PM
Why? This ride is great in the dark!
Thursday, May 26, 2005 10:04 PM
That seems rejected, unless there is a logical reason for keeping lights on, I always liked it better dark, that was the point of the ride, for it to be dark.
Thursday, May 26, 2005 10:13 PM
Why are they doing it? Waste of power and the ride is awesome in the dark.
Thursday, May 26, 2005 10:37 PM
I've been to the park twice this year and the lights have not been on either time. I know the trun on the lights for ERT during Coastermania though, maybe that is where you seen it?
Thursday, May 26, 2005 10:54 PM
I think the ride ran with the lights on until 1990.
Thursday, May 26, 2005 11:00 PM
Yeah, it did, Rob. They were a little brighter back then, though.
Thursday, May 26, 2005 11:03 PM
Yea, but only during the hours of 10 am till 8pm. Then they turned them off.
Friday, May 27, 2005 2:36 AM
You know, for a mediocre ride it sure does get a lot of attention... ;)
Friday, May 27, 2005 2:38 AM
But oh what a fun mediocre ride it was. But, then, what do you know? You live in Vegas ;).
Friday, May 27, 2005 6:37 AM
It is not a terrible ride, it is okay. I still liked it better though when it was outside.
Friday, May 27, 2005 8:13 AM
The ride is still pitch dark, except when I rode it on May 9th, someone left the garage door cracked open in the one room. Found it rather amusing when you could see light for a few seconds.
Friday, May 27, 2005 9:16 AM
I don't think it's mediocre... I like it better than Corkscrew and Magnum!
Friday, May 27, 2005 9:19 AM
Heh. It is a good time, I would rather ride it in pitch dark though, no lights on in the scenes.
Friday, May 27, 2005 9:41 AM
It's unique - Cedar Point used to be full of unique rides and unfortunately there's very few left.
The problem I have is riding it in the dark kind of defeats the purpose of the bobsled track. Part of the thrill was realizing that you weren't really locked to the track and it was a little unnerving (at least for me when I was a little kid) to take a turn and wonder if it would fly over the edge. You don't get that feeling in the dark.
Friday, May 27, 2005 9:59 AM
I last rode on Saturday. Except for the lights on the lift hill and the 'starfield' at the top, it's dark.
Rob Ascough said: I don't think it's mediocre... I like it better than Corkscrew and Magnum!
I disagree. DT is a good dark ride, but a mediocre coaster at best. And the capacity is abysmal compared to Corkscrew and Magnum. If you want a dark-ride thrill, ride Magnum blindfolded.
Friday, May 27, 2005 10:28 AM
I'd like to see what I hit my hand on a couple weeks ago. When we were there, I did my usual "oh no, I'm losing control" and as it did the drop, my hand clipped the ceiling or something. I just had my hands up, I was kinda suprised by the lack of clearance.
Thankfully, it just kinda suprised me more than anything.