It was definitly a crazy day. Took us an hour to get over the causeway, we only got on 4 different rides (sadly my friend had to pay to get in, i have a season pass) -- not only that by my camcorder battery died after 5 minutes, and it was a 4 hour drive home that night from the park... somehow it still managed to be an "OK" day, albeit a nightmare....
*** This post was edited by SFDL_Dude 10/12/2003 9:53:00 PM ***
After seeing that picture, I may want to wait until next year to go to CP again.
MLEM4S STILL rules
I did get in the park as soon as it opened. We went straight to Millennium Force, and got a Freeway pass for. We rushed back there, and the best we could get was 7-8 pm ride time. Oh well at least we got it.
Then we went directly to TTD(My first ride,) and got in line. It was only about a 40 minute wait. As soon as we got off the crowds were just horrible. That is my new favorite coaster. I wasn't sure what to think since all the hype it had developed, but I must say it was everything I had read an then some. What a rush! The only thing that I could think of that may come close of the coasters I haven't ridden may be "X," but hey I am not trying to start a debate.
We ended up going back to the hotel, and relaxing in the whirlpool, and then returning for our ride on MF. We went into the Fright Zone, and got stuck in a horrible bottleneck. After that we just called it a day, and went to the hotel.
Today(Sunday) more than made up for yesterday. The longest wait was TTD, and that was only 35 minutes. It rolled back they weren't loading the last car. When it was my turn we literally stopped at the top. If the last car had been loaded we would have rolled back, but I wasn't so lucky. I got to ride everything else with a 15 minute or less wait. Millennium Force was a 20 minute wait. I wished it was that way everytime I visited.
My girlfriend, and I decided that even if we had just been there yesterday it would have been worth the trip to ride TTD, and MF. Sunday was a bonus, and a good one at that.
I'm glad we didnt go this weekend, we've only miss CP 3 weeks since late may this year, missed a weekend in august for our Kennywood trip, and the last two weekends. All summer it was CP on fri and CLP on sat.
My plans are definitely going to depend on what happens Saturday. If it's crazy like this, I'll probably stay for Sunday as well, hoping for a better day.
Harry Baer IV
"It's not going to stop 'til you wise up..."
Also just checked the weather for next weekend, they predict slighty cloudy with a high of 52, they are also predicting showers possibly in the evening, hopefully this is a good sign to keep at least a few people away next saturday but obviously we will see. Cant wait for my trip then anyway :)
*** This post was edited by PaulD 10/13/2003 5:45:14 PM ***
"Sometimes I just kill myself!" - The Joker
We rode Raptor, Magnum, Gemini, mostly due to short(er) lines, and finally, Dragster. As great as Millie is, we had ridden two years ago, and opted out of the 3 hour wait. We waited about 3 hours for Dragster; it broke down for a bit during the time we were in line. The first train to go over after it came back up rolled back. The crowd cheered. Then a pause, and finally trains began making it over consistently.
It was dark by the time we boarded our blue train. My son and I both questioned our sanity as we sat waiting for launch. Amber... Amber... Green... Wow!! It happens so fast; I agree with many here who said it's still sinking in after you get off. I could use all the hackneyed phrases to describe it, but I will refrain. Suffice it to say it made the whole trip worthwhile.
Lines were horrible everywhere; food, bathrooms. Still, it was a beautiful day, and we'll be back next year for our yearly October coaster pilgrimage.
-Jeff (long time lurker)
We finally called it a day at 7 pm and it took over 30 minutes just to get out of the parking lot and over the causeway. All the lot was full and people were parked in the grass. I've never seen row 75 (where the sea gulls usually are) full; but I did today.
If I never see the park that busy again while I'm there I would be a happy camper. We now have a worst day to compare to that I don't think will get beaten.
I do have to say I got a kick out of seeing lines for the men's bathrooms though. I've never seen that ever before at the park.
I would love to see what the actual attendance for the day ended up being.
I think the key in getting a semi-dead or dead Sunday is getting to the park early when the forecase predicts rain. Three Sunday's ago, rain was predicted for the afternoon. The park was virtually empty the entire day. One of my friends and I got a quick front seat ride on Raptor without a wait. Dragster's line never went over 20 minutes when running good.
-Sean (who is going to spending the next two Sunday's in Dragster's line)
I have always preferred Sundays over Saturdays during Halloweekends.
(will be in line for Dragster closing day with the rest of em. :-)
Gimme speed, height, airtime and plenty of LAUNCH!!!
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