CP on the 4th of July

Monday, June 2, 2003 9:48 AM
I am thinking of maybe making a trip to the Point on the 4th of July this year, and was wondering what the crowds might be like. I have never been on the 4th before, but have heard the crowds are generaly not that bad. So, if anybody who has gone before could kinda' give me a heads up as to what I might expect, that would be great, and help my planning. Thanks!

Take care and God bless!

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Monday, June 2, 2003 10:04 AM
Crowds are not that bad at all, plus thier is the awesome fire works, only problem being all the locals and pass holders who come late to watch fire works clog getting home for hours.
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Monday, June 2, 2003 10:07 AM
Im pretty sure that generaly the 4th is the busiest day at CP, the last couple times i went the entire parking lot was full and people were parking in the grass by the lot ticket booth. Assuming you go to the point often and don't have to drive far, i'd say your best bet is to spend the day at the beach. Its no caribbean beach but its the best one on Lake Erie and a really good place to watch the fireworks. Plus you can walk up to Breakers and swim in the pools, rince off at the showers, or just lay in the sun. But if your planning a rare trip out to thte point I don't think I would recomend going on the 4th, its too busy to ride rides, thats just my opinion.

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Monday, June 2, 2003 10:27 AM
Officially, the hotel pools (inlcuding the one over in Lighthouse Point) are for hotel guests only. Unofficially, I have no idea; we have combo passes, so when we need a dip, soak city is always available.

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Monday, June 2, 2003 10:48 AM
When I worked there in '99 and '00, the 4th of July was one of the CRAZIEST and busiest days of the season. I worked at Paddle Wheel Excursions in'99. We had 4 boats running and drove as fast as we could around the lagoon, and still had over an hour wait all day. That was just PWE; just think how long the coasters lines were.

I don't go to ANY park anytime in July. I'll go any other time but July. That's my personal rule... well maybe Lakemont or DelGrossos on July 4th just to see the fireworks.

Okay...I'll shutup now:>)

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Monday, June 2, 2003 12:16 PM
My family takes an annual trip every 4th of July to CP. It is a bit crowdy, but nothing too severe if you know how to hit the rides right. Crowds do tend to pick up between 4-6 p.m. because a ton of people watch the fireworks show later in the evening.

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Monday, June 2, 2003 12:27 PM
Yes, the park is busier on the 4th, but going down to hang, and to watch the fireworks is cool. Personally, I find it a better trip if you can get a room on Point so you don't have to deal with traffic and have a nice place to get away from the crowds in the late afternoon.

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Monday, June 2, 2003 1:47 PM
What about the crowds a few days after the 4th? Like on Monday and Tuesday, the 7th and 8th of July? Because thats when I'll be there.

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Monday, June 2, 2003 1:54 PM
Every 4th seems to a little different, but traditionally it has been one of the busiest days of the season. It is a late crowd, meaning it usually doesn't seem too bad before noon. In fact, we usually go over in the morning for a couple hours before our early afternoon family picnic. Unlike other days, the crowds definitely pick up in the afternoon and evening ... and the parking lot is a mess before, during, and after the fireworks show.

I'd expect this year to be even busier since the 4th is on a Friday.

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*** This post was edited by Gemini 6/2/2003 5:55:48 PM ***

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Monday, June 2, 2003 1:56 PM
Crowds before/after are usually back down to "normal" level.

4th of July at the Point is really nice. Durring the whole weekend they have patriotic music playing, MF and PT's lights are set on red/white/blue, and the fireworks are really cool. Also the park stays open till 12, one of the latest days.
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Monday, June 2, 2003 2:08 PM
I dont know about CP, but a couple of years ago I went to Hershey on the 4th, and there was no one there. Great Bear (brand new)-10 min wait, Wildcat (along with every other ride)-walk on. On of my most memorable experiences was riding the Wildcat with fireworks being shot off less then 200ft from the end of the structure, magical.

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Monday, June 2, 2003 2:52 PM
I was there for the 4th last year. Waited 3 hrs for millie and 2 for raptor. I wouldnt touch that place for the 4th.
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Tuesday, June 3, 2003 1:46 PM
Are all parks that busy on the fourth?

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Tuesday, June 3, 2003 2:12 PM
no ozzy, look at my post above.

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Tuesday, June 3, 2003 3:19 PM
I went to Carowinds on the 4th one summer and the crowd wasn't that bad at all. In the evening, everything was a walk-on. :)

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