Does TTD run in the rain?

Tuesday, May 20, 2003 8:50 AM
I'm heading out for my insane SRM trip in a few days, and looking on weather.com I notice that there is a chance of rain next week in Sandusky. Does TTD run in the rain? What about Millenium Force? I would really hate to come all the way out from California for my first CP visit and not be able to ride because of the damn rain... does anyone know the answer?

Justin "I have the worst luck with travel weather" Adams

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Tuesday, May 20, 2003 8:59 AM
if it does....ouch! 176 f/s raindrops in the face!
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Tuesday, May 20, 2003 9:10 AM
Justin - you won't get an accurate forecast until about 3 days prior...don't lose hope yet. Things can change drastically in a week's time. Also I've found accuweather is, in fact, more accurate than weather.com

Remember, tho, that this is Cedar Fair we're talking about...the company that likes to close coasters in the slightest of drizzles. While I don't have experience with Dragster I can tell you that when I visited CP last year post-SRM and it was raining only one coaster was operating: Disaster Transport. On my one and only ride on Millie it began to pour about 1/2-way up the lift and remained raining throughout the entire ride. We were the last train out, the ride closed until the rain stopped. It was one of the most painful experiences ever, so based on that I doubt Dragster will operate in the rain.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2003 9:17 AM
For my visit last week, the forecast called for a 50% chance of showers during my entire visit. Well, this couldn't have been more than wrong! It was sunny and beautiful all 3 days I was there.

I can imagine that TTD will not run in the rain because it would not only be painful on the launch, but even more so on the intial climb with the rain coming down at you! What's even a scarier thought it riding TTD during mufflehead season! Nothing like bugs in your face at 120 mph.

-Matt
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TTD: the most exciting & intense moments of every coaster rolled into 17 seconds of pure sensory overload!

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Tuesday, May 20, 2003 9:38 AM
Just a little comment, but, I was at WOF yesterday and it was raining (with a thunder clap about every 20 minutes or so) and all the coasters remained open.

Granted, Mamba isn't MF or TTD, but they are a CF park.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2003 9:42 AM

Mamoosh said:
Justin - you won't get an accurate forecast until about 3 days prior...don't lose hope yet. Things can change drastically in a week's time. Also I've found accuweather is, in fact, more accurate than weather.com

Remember, tho, that this is Cedar Fair we're talking about...the company that likes to close coasters in the slightest of drizzles. While I don't have experience with Dragster I can tell you that when I visited CP last year post-SRM and it was raining only one coaster was operating: Disaster Transport. On my one and only ride on Millie it began to pour about 1/2-way up the lift and remained raining throughout the entire ride. We were the last train out, the ride closed until the rain stopped. It was one of the most painful experiences ever, so based on that I doubt Dragster will operate in the rain.


I know that it's a little soon to start worrying about the weather, but it seems like every time I get ready to hit the road or fly, there's always a chance of bad weather. Of course, there's always a chance of bad weather any time, but still. I'll be sure to check Accuweather more often.

And about the coasters running in the rain, I had no idea that CF likes to close their coasters in even light drizzles. That seems like overkill if you ask me. I can understand the higher-speed rides like MF, Magnum and TTD, but ALL of them except DT? That sucks.

Justin "Beddanot rain while I'm there" Adams

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Tuesday, May 20, 2003 10:48 AM
Ha, I like your little quotes!

To the real question at hand though, CP doesn't close all of it's coasters with a little rain. There are some coasters that they have to close for any amounts of rain due to the effects that rain has on the ride. MF closes because it's very painful to be hit by the rain when you're going as fast as it does. I've had the experience personally and it's stings and you can come off the ride with huge welts from the rain drops. Wildcat closes for braking purposes, and the same for the Mine Ride. Most of the other coasters close only for heavy rain or lightning within 25 miles of the point. Even if you can't see it they're keeping you safe!

CP has huge rain and lightning issues from the beginning of the season till about mid to late June. They usually get rain 3-4 days out of the week around now, but most of those times that it does rain, it's only for a little while and not all day.

Hope that you have a great time though, and crowds aren't really that big right now so you'll have plenty of time to ride all of the coasters.

Enjoy - Chris

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Tuesday, May 20, 2003 11:45 AM
Try this for a good Sandusky forcast. Here is the Sandusky area radar.

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*** This post was edited by tambo 5/20/2003 3:47:03 PM ***

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Tuesday, May 20, 2003 11:21 PM
Well thinking about what been going on at Worlds of Fun this year. I am not surprised they didn't shut down the ride with Thunder in the area. Remember, WOF didn't make the guest go to the tornado shelters when there was a Tornado heading their way, It could have hit the park if it changed direction. However that Tornado missed the park to north by about 2 or so miles. Even though WOF is a CF park, it will still act as its own.

I have heard at CP it is up to the ride ops to shut down the ride in the rain. WOF has the park operations decide when to shut down the rides and does not really give the ride ops the choice on shuting the rides down before they tell them too.

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