Wednesday, September 14, 2005 9:55 PM
Well, my family was actually supposed to go to CP in late July but my mom got sick and had to have 4 inches of her intestine removed. So I just assumed we wouldn't be going this year but yesterday my dad told me he made reservations for the Breakers Sep. 23-24. I was just wondering about Halloweekends.
We are going to CP just to ride the rollercoasters, we don't care about Halloweekends. So I know some of the rides aren't open Friday nights, but what about Saturday?
My mom hates halloween and thinks it is awful..etc..My sister is a wimp when it comes to haunted houses, I don't really care. Can we still walk the midway without people jumping out at us? You have to go to certain places if you want to get scared, right?
Last, how are the crowds? :) Sorry, I had to add that in.
Any of your comments would be appreciated. Thanks.
Wednesday, September 14, 2005 10:11 PM
Saturdays, as in the summer are the most crowded day of the week and from what I have been told you can expect long lines on that day. I went on a Sundy in Mid-October once and had no lines. Outside of the haunted houses, the one midway scare zone is the Frontier Trail after dark.
Wednesday, September 14, 2005 10:12 PM
All rides are open on Saturdays. Crowds depend on the weather, mainly.
Wednesday, September 14, 2005 11:32 PM
After 8 PM on Friday and Saturday, Fright Zone opens on the Frontier Trail, and CarnEvil opens on the Oceana Midway. Fright Zone is most easily avoidable by taking the train, which is not open Friday nights. Otherwise, you have to walk around to the TTD/Gemini midway to get to the back part of the park. CarnEvil can be avoided by simply taking the main midway.
I seriously suggest you take a walk through the Fright Zone though. We won't disappoint you. :)
Thursday, September 15, 2005 12:13 AM
Halloweekends is an event for the whole family. It's not extra-intense like other Halloween events. It's spooky, but not terrifying.
...And if a monster jumps out at your sister, point and laugh. :)
Thursday, September 15, 2005 1:34 AM
Perhaps it is not intense at CP, but it sure is at WOF. They strongly recommend that children do not attend the Friday Fright Nights.
Also is it just me or does CP seem to short change when it comes to mazes? Of course CF:LP didn't even do Halloween events until it acquired the originators - KBF and WOF. Both parks had well established events before the whole "oh let's do something for Halloween at the park" events caught on.
Thursday, September 15, 2005 5:46 AM
I think Halloween is stupid, but I still love HalloWeekends because of the fall atmosphere. Cedar Point is still pretty much Cedar Point. The entire park is open on Saturday and Sunday. Just make sure you enjoy the Frontier Trail during the day and then after the Fright Zone opens, go enjoy something else.
You can still enjoy the park like you would during the summer, just don't go to the Halloween stuff (though you may still want to check out the magicians).
Thursday, September 15, 2005 7:26 AM
Personally I LOVE Halloweekends and can't wait for them. I live about 5 hours (4 1/2 if I can get through Ohio without getting a speeding ticket...lol) from CP and do most of my visiting in the Spring and Fall (at least two trips in late September/October).
The "haunted" stuff is hilarious, especially Frontier Trail! I wouldn't say it was spooky, let alone terrifying......it's just funny.
The trick is to laugh at the "creatures" since they *prey* upon those that are actually scared. It's a blast!
I do think PKI puts on a better show though, especially the "Psycho Trail" where a dude literally runs after you with a chainsaw. They also have something (don't remember what it's called) where you are walking through something that resembles an asylum. Freakin disturbing! Good times!
This is not about PKI though.......lol. CP's werewolf thing is absolutely hilarious.
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Thursday, September 15, 2005 7:38 AM
I think the "asylum" you're talking about is the "Maze Of Madness" in between FoF and the Racers. That is a pretty freaky maze!
Thursday, September 15, 2005 8:13 AM
Hey at least CP doesnt charge extra for their haunted houses like another chain does.
Thursday, September 15, 2005 9:55 AM
No. Only SF thinks that they need to charge extra for their poor excuses for haunted houses.
Thursday, September 15, 2005 5:50 PM
^LOL! Isn't that the truth? :-)
Thursday, September 15, 2005 9:01 PM
Swoosh I'll second that...Halloweekends are crazy at WoF. A ride op told me that this year they're going to have 36 fog machines line the long pathway adjacent to Le TaxiTour on the way to Mamba, should be sweet :)
Thursday, September 15, 2005 9:27 PM
That is part of the preparations for DOMINION OF DOOM, the newest maze.
For those counting, WOF has 5 mazes (Lore of the Vampire, Carnival of Carnivorous Clowns, Camp GonnaGitcha, and Dominion of Doom, Magical House on Boo Hill) and then the Fright Zone(s). Yes we have more than one.
Also our Fright Nights are not recommended for children under 16 as the attractions may be too intense.
Looking forward to the new gorific illusion show SLASH that premiers this year.
Thursday, September 15, 2005 9:52 PM
I wonder how much longer until we see a "not recommended for children under 16" maze/attraction at Cedar Point? I think they are in need of one because I was highly disappointed in CarnEvil last year. I mean, it was fun, but I was expecting to get the **** scared outta' me... atleast that's what the hype was before it opened. So far the only thing "scary" is when someone runs up behind up in the Fright Zone with one of those damn cow bells (I swear, I can still hear it ringing at night)!
Thursday, September 15, 2005 9:56 PM
I'd be surprised if it ever happened. Remember, CP still tightly controls the songs from which the queue DJ's compose their playlists.
Thursday, September 15, 2005 10:02 PM
The way WOF does there event is that they advise heavily that children under 16 do not come AT ALL on Fridays. They also advise families with children under 16 to LEAVE the park on Saturday before 7pm (as that is when the intense stuff starts). Sundays on the other hand are the "family friendly" days and the only intense mazes that are open are Carnival and Lore.
Friday, September 16, 2005 12:48 PM
Kennywoods Phantom Fright Nights in general are not recomended for children under 13. I'll be working there again this fall. Back in the kennyville cemetery, the best outdoor maze.
Friday, September 16, 2005 2:02 PM
Last year we went in mid-october. Except for MF and TTD, everything was a walk-on. We went on a sunday, during a Browns game.