CP is being cheep

Friday, July 13, 2001 9:25 PM
I am staying at Breakers Express and assumed that since CP owns it they would provide a shuttle for hotel guests. I was wrong. I would think that I am giving CP my business they could at least provide a way for me to avoid paying five days of parking. Don't get me wrong though I am still looking forward to my trip and maybe I will see some of my fellow coasterbuzzers there.

Sorry Jeff but I choose to disagree with you on it being expensive. If you assume you have an average of four people per room and the hotel is full that means you have 1400 people. IF you got five school buses that each hold 50 people each bus would only have to make 6 trips in the morning and you could run two busses that pick up every hour. Not that expensive in my opinion.

I just thought that since I am staying on CP property they could at least give me a ride. Oh well

In my opinion it seems pointless to have a shuttle that runs from Breakers to the front. The people that are staying there do not need a ride to the front. They can enter the park by walking from their hotel.
Yes Cheep is what birds say.




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Friday, July 13, 2001 9:47 PM
That is surprising. How far is the hotel from the gate?

Jacob
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Friday, July 13, 2001 9:53 PM
Well, if its anywhere near the rest of Hotel Breakers, you can WALK to the rear gate by Magnum and Soak City and get in. And there is a shutte from the front of Hotel Breakers and Sandcastle that drops peeps at the front gate. Have you looked into those options. If Express is not by the other hotels, then yeah, it sucks.

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Saturday, July 14, 2001 1:55 AM
Breakers Express is on the other side of the causeway... too far to walk. That does suck.
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Saturday, July 14, 2001 4:23 AM
Usually they refund your parking fee's when you stay at one of the hotels. I'm not sure if that's true with Breaker Express, but it wouldn't hurt to ask.
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Saturday, July 14, 2001 7:25 AM
Try using your thumb next time,or you could've asked someone at McDonald's for a lift.
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Saturday, July 14, 2001 7:43 AM
I'm going to be there this Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday.

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Saturday, July 14, 2001 10:17 AM
mabey you should bring it up with the hotel manager, it might be a good idea they haven't thought of yet

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Saturday, July 14, 2001 1:08 PM
Isn't "cheep" the noise a bird makes?

Seriously though, you can't cart around hundreds of people back and forth inexpensively. Do you realize how many people are in that hotel when it's full? Now think about how they all want to go at 9 a.m.

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Saturday, July 14, 2001 1:36 PM
It is no different than the Radisson. They (owned by CP) don't provide transportation either. One of the biggest reasons is the traffic on the causeway.

There were plans, at one point, to run a boat back and forth from the Radisson a la the Friendship Boats at Disney. Don't know if they ever got going...one problem was the relative shallowness of the inlet into the Radisson, Friday's area.
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Saturday, July 14, 2001 1:42 PM
Cedar Point used to run a ferry service from downtown Sandusky to the marina.A lot of the local employees (and the locals) used this instead of driving across the causeway.
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Wednesday, July 18, 2001 1:13 PM
I honestly was shocked when I read this. As big as CP is on guest service, I can't believe they don't provide a complimentary shuttle to the park.

As a way of comparison, I checked several other parks that offer guest lodging, whether it be hotel or campground. Out of Disney, Universal, Hershey, Six Flags Worlds of Adventure, King's Island, King's Dominion, and Holiday World, ALL of them provide a free shuttle from their lodging facilities to their park. In addition, Knott's Berry Farm even provides a free ride from their hotel to Disneyland!

I certainly see why no shuttle is needed for the Breakers, Sandcastle Suites, and Lighthouse Point. But to not have one for either of the hotels off of the peninsula just seems odd considering CP's high level of guest service everywhere else.

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Aaron
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Wednesday, July 18, 2001 2:05 PM

Jeff said:
"Isn't "cheep" the noise a bird makes?

Seriously though, you can't cart around hundreds of people back and forth inexpensively. Do you realize how many people are in that hotel when it's full? Now think about how they all want to go at 9 a.m."



Maybe he was comparing Cedar Point to birds? You buy food and houses for them and they poop on your dang windshield. Joking of course.

I guess you've never been to Disney World where they happen to have free shuttle service from all of their twenty something resorts to all 4 of their theme parks and several other Disney attractions which arrive every 20 minutes for each park/attraction you want to get to. There is also ferry and monorail service, which they expect to expand to the Magic Kingdom and Epcot from selected resorts. So besides being so close, why did we stay at the Breakers Express last year? I serious don't know. It wasn't price. I guess the only relationship is that they're owned by Cedar Point and some pictures of the coasters are on the wall. We'll be staying at the Hotel Breakers from now on. Maybe that's what they want you to do.

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Danny
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Wednesday, July 18, 2001 2:40 PM

wahoo skipper said:
"It is no different than the Radisson. They (owned by CP) don't provide transportation either. One of the biggest reasons is the traffic on the causeway."
Wouldn't running a shuttle bus service be one way to reduce traffic on the causeway? One bus could carry as many people as 20 cars on the average.
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Wednesday, July 18, 2001 2:44 PM
But at all the Disney parks, the busses have a back way in to the park – they don’t have to wait through the lines at the parking booths – so traffic on the causeway may be a concern. However, 50 people on a bus means that many fewer cars on the causeway…

Also at Disney, when you stay at one of their hotels and you decide to drive to the parks instead of taking the bus, you get free parking - it would be pretty lame if they didn’t do that at CP.
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Wednesday, July 18, 2001 2:49 PM

kip099 said:
"Also at Disney, when you stay at one of their hotels and you decide to drive to the parks instead of taking the bus, you get free parking - it would be pretty lame if they didn’t do that at CP."


They didn't let us have free parking at Cedar Point staying at the Breakers Express. Go figure. I don't know if Disney has free parking if you stay at their resorts, because you are taking up space there. I doubt it, but we always take the bus.
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Wednesday, July 18, 2001 2:53 PM
You do get free parking at Disney. You get a card that goes in the front window of your car which identifies you as a resort guest. When you get to the parking booths, they wave you through.
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Wednesday, July 18, 2001 3:14 PM
Oh ok. I figured you could use your resort IDs, but since we take the buses, driving a car up there doesn't make much sense. Oh well. Thanks.
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Danny
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Wednesday, July 18, 2001 3:18 PM
Yea, resort guests do get free parking. You really don't need it because of the buses because of all the area Disney takes up. CP doesn't need a shuttle. Radisson and BE are probably a mile down the causeway. If you pull out of the BE parking lot, you don't have to wait to turn into the causeway inlet road, so you beat that. As for reducing the number of cars on the road, sure. But if you drop guests off, they expect to be picked up too.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2001 3:47 PM

wahoo skipper said:
"It is no different than the Radisson. They (owned by CP) don't provide transportation either."


Acctually, they do. They have a ferry boat that travels from the Raddisson, under the Causeway, and to the Marina Gate. They also have shuttles to transport guests from and to the park. Or atleast they did in '98...

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