CP questions...

Tuesday, March 9, 2004 5:59 PM
Thinking about hitting Cedar Point this year, finally!! It would be my first. I know there is alot of coasters there. Is it a definite two day adventure? Or if you go during the week you could do it in a day? Probably looking at July or early August. Am going to try to go to PKI, CP, and SFGAm in one trip. Mostly would like Cedar Point help. Maybe where to stay? any other tips? THANKS ALL!
It is appreciated!!!!!
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Tuesday, March 9, 2004 6:17 PM
I like breakers express personly.

Eat some fries and a cheese on a stick

Ride Millennium force and Magnum XL 200

Don't forget about Blue Streak

and the most important tip of all have fun

( If you have time ride all the roller coasters.)

TTD was built

TTD was broke

TTD is alive

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Tuesday, March 9, 2004 6:43 PM
Take it sloowwwwwwwwwww...

Two weekdays should allow for a pleasant time. You probably won't need to rush anything if you plan on hitting the 'high points', so take it easy and enjoy the park for what it really is.

I made the mistake my first trip. The following year I took it easy and had the best time.

Have a great trip.

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Tuesday, March 9, 2004 6:44 PM
Two days is great, however since this is your first time I suggest trying to have 3 days there (two full days, one extra night) since there are tons of things to do there, heres my CP dos and donts:

Do:

Stay onsite (Breakers highy recomended) so you can get in the park early

Plan on staying the whole day, or if you must have your break in the afternoon the lines are too short in the morning to miss as are the night rides on Raptor, MF, Magnum, Mean Streak and I assume TTD (wasnt able to be there any night it was open)

Eat a Cheese on a Stick and and Elephant Ear at least once while you are there

Plan on walking a lot the parks huge

Ride non coaster rides, especially the Cedar Downs and the transportation (train and skyway) to ease your feet.

Ride Wildcat (if you plan on riding it) as soon as it opens or else your in for a long slow moving line.

Ride TTD, MF, Magnum, Blue Streak, Mean Streak, Raptor, Gemini, and Mantis at least once

Ride Magnum in either the last row front car (most peoples "ejector seat") or in the first row last car (my prefered "ejector seat")

Ride Mean Streak, Mantis and Blue Streak near the front of the train, ride Raptor in the back row and Gemini in the back part of the train for the best ride. Any row on MF and TTD will take your breath away.

Dont:

Attempt to do every coaster in one day, its not worth it

Watch the Summer Spectacular, instead position yourself in line for MF during the show then you will see it and not miss any coaster riding time

Ride MF after TTD or Magnum right after MF and TTD it ruins the formers ride to have ridden right after a faster ride, you will appricate it more if you have a couple of rides between these coasters.

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Tuesday, March 9, 2004 7:28 PM
Oh yah don't forget about the frontier trail there are some awsome shops and stalls back there. I like the wood carving booth the guy who does it will talk with guest and answer there questions. so don't be afraid to ask.

TTD was built

TTD was broke

TTD is alive

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Tuesday, March 9, 2004 7:48 PM
I recommend 2 days at a leisurely pace. It is a huge park, and you will miss out on just the simple enjoyment of CP if you try to cram it all into one day.

I camped at Crystal Rock campground for 6 bucks a night. It's about a 10-15 min drive to the park. It's your basic campground with very basic amenities including private shower cubicles.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2004 5:09 PM
I would do three days. When I'm going back this year for the fourth time I'm doing three days. There is just so much to do. Personally I would try to do Dragster every day in the morning. Also if you have the money stay at Breakers. It's great just waking up walking outside and your there. No driving. If your tight on money stay at Breakers Express. Most importantly have fun and do what you want!
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Wednesday, March 10, 2004 5:51 PM
THANKS FOR ALL THE TIPS...
Got another one is there like two day tickets? I noticed the Ride and Slide but is that only good for one day at CP and another at the waterpark???
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Wednesday, March 10, 2004 6:22 PM
I'd agree with Touchdown about not riding Magnum after TTD. When I was at the park with Thrillerman1 in August we were with my family and just making a slow loop around the park so TTD came up first, then Magnum next. I must say I wasn't that impressed with Magnum, an enjoyable ride but I guess I had built it up in my mind to be better after all the hype I'd heard about it on the internet.

Anyways 2 weekdays should be enough to get on everything, I went during the last week of August and spent one night (4pm-close[8pm]) and then went from Resort open (9am) until around 3pm, and I was able to hit all the coasters in the park, MF and TTD twice, as well as take in a couple shows. I had a great time and suggest finding out if anyone else is planning on visting the park from the boards during the same time that you are using the meeting calander. I did this and met up with Thrillerman1 and we had a great time, gave us somebody to talk to while waiting in line.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2004 6:52 PM
Think of the ride-n-slide as a two-day parkhopper.
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Wednesday, March 10, 2004 7:33 PM
I hate to disagree with anyone, but Magnum is awesome and should definitely not be passed on. By far, IMO, the best air time on any coaster in that park! You can definitely do it in two days. But, I agree with an earlier post who said go two days and spend three nights. I did this last year and had the best trip of my life. Hotel Breakers is very nice and the early entry is sweet! I was able to ride all of the coasters and still had time to walk back to my room and relax for an hour and then head back. The big plus about HB is you are about a two min. walk or less to the gate located on that side. I will be doing a repeat of my trip last year except I will be going for two full days and spending four nights there.
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Wednesday, March 10, 2004 10:01 PM
Magnum is a painful piece of junk. Basically, just spend all of your CP time on MF and Raptor, and hit Disaster Transport, Mantis, and Wicked Twister once each. Everything else is skippable.

-Nate

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Wednesday, March 10, 2004 10:08 PM
Don't hold back Nate. Tell em' how you really feel. :)

Since you plan on doing CP, PKI, and SFGAm, give yourself a week to do all 3 since all of them are large scale parks. Oh, and all 3 parks won't disappoint.

Have fun.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2004 10:40 PM
Okay Id also recommend 2 days, but if you for some reason only have one, dont skip it or anything. I'd be willing to bet you could get on all the coasters in one day on a weekday, even in the summer. Sure you'd be a little rushed and probably wouldnt have time for a whole lot else, but it can be done. Im sure of it.
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Thursday, March 11, 2004 12:32 AM
Just because you dont like Magnum doesnt mean the rest of the world doesnt too. Seriously, realize that some people (like myself) love the thing and think its the best ride there. We are a fairly large group too. People have different taste (floater vs intense air) and Magnum is one of the most extreme intense air coasters there is, if you are an intense air fan you will love this ride; if you arent you wont, its as simple as that.

There is also no excuse not to ride any roller coaster at least once, let people formulate their opinions.

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Thursday, March 11, 2004 12:37 AM
Thanks for the props bassman! ;-)
Likewise with you and your family.
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Thursday, March 11, 2004 1:36 PM
I like airtime, I'm just not a masochist and don't appreciate poor engineering.

-Nate

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Thursday, March 11, 2004 1:52 PM
Funny, I'm 50 years old and never considered myself a masochist. But I do love Magnum. Hrms.

Word of advice...the smoothest ride on Magnum is in the front car. The airtime is nice floater air until you head back through the bunny hops...then it's fast ejector air. In some seats, you will be "ejected" into the unpadded lapbars, and for some people this can seem painful. I guess it depends how padded your thighs are.

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Thursday, March 11, 2004 2:14 PM
Right on CPLady. I'm 45 yrs. old and don't consider Magnum rough at all, just some great ejector air.

Nate, if you don't like that type of ride, that's fine and is your personal opinion. It's not shared by many however. I find gentle or floater rides not nearly as exciting. I even think they can be on the boring side. Magnum feels wild, out of control, and will pop you up right against the lap bar. It's just a wonderful fun ride.

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Thursday, March 11, 2004 2:19 PM
Wow. It's this whole "opinion" thing again. Anyone see the pattern forming? :)

In Nate's defense (yes, hell just froze over) - he mentioned Disaster Transport. A fun ride that most simply dismiss. Probably because it gets lost in (or overshadowed by) the great line-up of coasters (Magnum included) that CP offers.

-Gonch
Parenthesis are my friend.

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