CP/Xcelerator ride advice....

Friday, March 28, 2003 8:24 AM
I'm going to CP this May for the first time in a long time and will be hitting MF for the first time......
Not knowing how long the lines will be, I may only get one ride on it, so I was wondering if riders do get their choice of seat, which seat gives what kind of ride on MF?

likewise....assuming TTD may ride a bit like Xcelerator....what's Xcel's ride experiances like?

( I tried searching the archives for this, but couldn't think of a narrowing enough topic)

Friday, March 28, 2003 8:34 AM
If they run it like they did last year, you can only wait for the very front or very back seat, all other seats are "non-waitable". I prefer the back seat, I think it's a better ride, but the view of the first drop from the front seat is a "must see". The problem is that there's usually an extra half hour wait for the front seat, but if it's your only time there, it may be worth it. Also, depending on the time of year, the wait for MF can be as little as ten minutes. Last year, I waited an average of 20 minutes for the ride.

As for TTD, I expect horendous lines. But, I could be mistaken.


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*** This post was edited by Goccvp1 3/28/2003 1:35:21 PM ***

Friday, March 28, 2003 8:39 AM
We are staying on site at Breakers Express Thursday night, so will we get early admittance Friday morning? How does the early admittance work exactly? do you just hop on a shuttle, do they hand out coupons/vouchers???

If we get in early TTD is where we're heading 1st, then MF of course.
*** This post was edited by Dale Picolet 3/28/2003 1:43:33 PM ***

Friday, March 28, 2003 8:42 AM
Breakers has a private entrence. You go through there by showing your room card and then you can hit the rides. The entrence is near the kiddie area off the right of the midway.

The Mole

Friday, March 28, 2003 8:44 AM
Dale - why not just take your first ride without knowing anything and enjoy the process of discovery? To me that's a lot like asking someone to tell you all about a movie before you see it.


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Friday, March 28, 2003 8:45 AM
You more or less do have a choice as to where you can sit on MF, provided it's an open seat. They don't care which lane you go to, just that you go to one without anyone in it (again, save for the front and back).

Whatever procedures were in place at Knott's I can almost promise you that they won't run the ride that way at CP.

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Friday, March 28, 2003 8:51 AM
What week are you going? I'll be there May 22nd-25th and I too will be at Breakers Express.

I've had the pleasure of riding MF the last couple of years so my early admission will take me straight to TTD. I'm also going to try and park in the Soak City lot so I can be one of the first riders on TTD.

Friday, March 28, 2003 8:54 AM
I'll be there the 16th and 17th....

Mamoosh, just open to anyone's reviews on ride experiance since I may only get one chance at it. Notice I didn't ask what was the best seat....just what each seat offered. Seems that my choice on MF is view vs. airtime.....hopefully I'll get at least a couple rides on it.

In response to Jeff's comment on Xcel, I was thinking more along the lines of TTD and Xcel sharing launch/tophat ride similarities, not boarding.
*** This post was edited by Dale Picolet 3/28/2003 1:55:26 PM ***

Friday, March 28, 2003 9:02 AM
I guess I won't see you there. That's one less person for me to push down as I run towards TTD.

I have a hunch that Xcel and TTD will be totally differnet experiences. MF was awesome in ever seat. The lil lady and I took what we could get the first time around and then waited for the front and back after that.

Friday, March 28, 2003 10:30 AM

Whatever procedures were in place at Knott's

[speil] "Please do not lower your yellow safety bar. A ride operator will lower it for you." [staple].


Friday, March 28, 2003 10:34 AM
Personally I believe that MF transends seat placement, I have never had a bad ride and have a hard time deciding which experience is best; however I do gravitate towards the rear because the times I usually ride it (early morning and night) are the times when the front is attacked by bugs.

I don't care what anyone says, Magnum is better then Millenium Force.

Friday, March 28, 2003 10:40 AM
Dale, if you're going to be at CP for two days, expect more than one ride on MF. I visited for two consecutive days during its first year of operation, and I got 3 incredible rides on it (ride it at least once at night if you can). I waited no less than an hour each time, and that year they didn't allow you to choose your own seat at all. I was also able to hit every other major ride at least once, as well. I honestly wouldn't worry about it.

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Take a ride...

Friday, March 28, 2003 10:49 AM
I suspect you'll get more than enough riding in since you are going in mid May.

Personally, I haven't had a bad ride in any seat on MF, although I do gravitate toward the front or back. We were lucky the first year. They were assigning seats, and we got the front for our first ride. Cresting the top and not being able to see the track under you was an experience I will never forget.

BTW, I don't believe there is a shuttle for Breakers Express, but you do get early entry. Ask at the front desk when you check in. I believe they give you a voucher of some sort.

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Friday, March 28, 2003 12:20 PM
i got on MF 6 times in 2 days when i went august 26-27 last year, I'm guessing the lines will be better in May but I'm not sure. I hope they are because im going May 20-21 this year.

When I went last year i got on MF in about 15 minutes something like 3 times.

I personally like towards the front a lot more, but that is my choice. If you are in the front car then expect it to be awsome. I got the first car second seat twice i think last august


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