CP Halloweekends 9/22/00

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Sunday, September 24, 2000 7:46 PM
There isn't a time in the year that I like better at Cedar Point than Halloweekends. Last year I made it a point to go every Friday, and hope to do the same again this year.

I'll skip the ride descriptions because that's been covered enough. I will say that Raptor, almost a walk-on at various times, is still one of the most amazing coasters on the planet. It always seems like a new discovery for me, because I don't ride much during the bulk of the season because of the insane lines.

It wasn't terribly crowded, but there was a decent size crowd. One of the things I like best about the park is that they always operate full force. Raptor and others might have had short lines, but for the most part they ran all of the trains. The Force had to pull off blue after the rollbacks dragged all the way up the lift, and Iron Dragon only had two on, but the waits were very short. Power Towers was a walk-on, but they had all four towers operating.

Speaking of Iron Dragon, I rode it for the first time in years at night, and was surprised. The trees create a nice envelope for the ride and make it appear to be faster. Still a fun little ride for a certain segment of the public.

There were a lot more fog machines around the park this year, and far more props. Every year this event gets bigger and bigger. The trail is outstanding. They appeared to be running several of the same shows, but that was where all of the action was.

I didn't do the haunted houses, because they really aren't that interesting to me, but overall the park has reached another level for atmosphere. I look forward to the next few weeks!

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Sunday, September 24, 2000 8:24 PM
They are already doing their halloween event? They start early.

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"DONT FIGHT IT, RIDE IT",,,,RAGING BULL
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Monday, September 25, 2000 5:22 AM
Well, closing weekend is October 13-15, so they have to start early! Last year we had to spend the final weekends at PKI and Darien Lake to round out our October. My last weekend of October this year will be in Hawaii. No coasters, but you won't see my complaining!

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Monday, September 25, 2000 6:29 AM
So, Jeff... When's the big day???

Just reading this makes October 13-15 so far away!!! I'm beginning to think I need to re-arrange my plans this weekend! I remember being there last year, during a damp weekend, those fog machines made things really spooky!

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Neil
Pittsburgh, PA
www.geocities.com/neildeweese
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Monday, September 25, 2000 10:03 AM
October 27 is the day. Creepy... that's barely a month away!

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Monday, September 25, 2000 1:47 PM
I was up there on Saturday w/punk too, and it has become a tradition for me to go with his family to the first Saturday of Halloweekends every year... and so far both years have been VERY impressive.

"MF Tickler Hill"
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Monday, September 25, 2000 4:38 PM
My son and I were there Friday as well, what a BLAST!! We managed 6 laps on MF, 2 walk-on front row rides on Mantis and lost track of how many times we rode Raptor.

The park goes all out for Halloween, we went last year and couldn't wait for the festivities to return this year.We will probably hit the park one more time before they close it up for the winter.

Check out the official Cedar Point web site for printable discount tickets,what a bargain!!!



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Monday, September 25, 2000 4:56 PM
I was also there on Friday (and Saturday, too!)

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--Greg

http://www.pobox.com/~gregleg/
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Tuesday, September 26, 2000 11:18 AM
I think that HW are the BEST, but there is one drawback.
In the back of your head, you KNOW, that time is winding down.
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Wednesday, September 27, 2000 11:09 AM
If someone is around Southern Ohio and is going up to CP for Halloweekends, let me know! I need to get out of college for a while and ride coasters!

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Shawn Bailes
Webmaster of Coasters R Us
http://coastersrus.home-page.org
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Thursday, September 28, 2000 12:12 PM
October 27 is quite an interesting day
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Thursday, September 28, 2000 7:07 PM
Why?

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Saturday, September 30, 2000 8:28 PM
because it is a Friday. And has the number 2 and 7 in it.
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