Family Trip to CP-Need Tips

Sunday, July 13, 2003 7:37 AM
Hey everyone. I'm heading to CP with my family around Aug 1st or 2nd. I just would like to know some tips on what food to get and stuff about the roller coasters there. (What are the best seats to sit in on all the rides.) And which rides are all around the best ones! Thanks alot!
*** This post was edited by MantisMo 7/13/2003 11:44:55 AM ***
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Sunday, July 13, 2003 7:37 AM
I've been to CP a few times but I never knew which spots on all of the rides are the best. Like is the ride better on the front of MF or is it better on the back.


Can you take the force?

*** This post was edited by MantisMo 7/13/2003 11:47:57 AM ***
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Sunday, July 13, 2003 9:10 AM
Your best deal of food is the "Midway Mrket"...an all you can eat buffet diner that has the best variety. Children are 8.95 and adults are 12.95. The diner is located next to the Raptor. The best time to eat is either 10:30 or 2:00 because that is the less crowded time.

Best coasters I think for the family would be the corkscrew (sit in back for smoothest ride) the blue streak (if kids aren't afraid of air time let them sit in back) Mean Streak (i can't think of an especially exceptional seat) Disatser transport (same) Cedar Creek Mine ride (same),Wildcat (same) Iron Dragon (front or back), gemini( back) and the Woodstock express. If you and the kids like flat rides, i reccomend the troika, the calypso, and chaos. The gentler rides are the antique cars, the cedar downs racing horses, and of course the train. The best rides for cooling off are the thunder canyon, and Splashwater falls..

Now, depending on age/ height of kids, I believe that at least you must catch a ride on Raptor (back seat right side) Millenium Force (front or back) Magnum (seat 3-1, or back) Wicked Twister (back) and Mantis (front or back)

Hope this is somewhat helpful! Have a great time!

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Sunday, July 13, 2003 11:46 AM
I also highly recommend Midway Market as the best value in the park.

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Sunday, July 13, 2003 3:28 PM
I second the midway market recommendation. (third?)

The boathouse (just outside the marina gate) is a great place for lunch. Good view of the marina, tasty food, cocktails for mom and dad, and sweet potato fries. Around the same price as midway market for lunch, not counting drinks. It's also even more of a break from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the park.

The fried fish at the Silver Dollar is enough to feed two reasonable people.

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Monday, July 14, 2003 2:10 PM
For sure, Midway Market. To food is good and the price is not bad. Cork Screw, Iron Dragon, Wild Cat, Cedar Creek Mine Ride, Blue Streak (back seat is the best) and Disaster Transport are great for younger kids, along with the Jr. Gemini and Woodstock Experess.

If your children are a little older and have no fear, Then they can ride Magnum (back seat is the best), Millennium force (very front seat or the back seat is best, about 15-20 min. wait for front), Mantis (any seat really, front is good), Raptor (Front or back, right side of the train is better), Mean Streak (it's rough, but not bad, I enjoy it in the back), Wicked Twister (back is the best) and Top Thrill Dragster (front seat will be about 40 min. extra wait, but well worth it).

Magnum, Raptor and MF are all great rides at night. Nothing like flying through the dark not being able to see much of anything.

As for flat rides, Chaos is my favorite (you have to help rock the car). Witches wheel is good along with Troika, Monster, Cedar Downs and Matterhorn. These are the rides that I like, you may like others, so don't exclude the others. I don't have any kids, so I can't tell you about the kiddy rides.

If it's really hot, Thunder Canon and Snake River Falls will get you really soaked. White water landing is fun, but you do not get very wet.

Take a small camera and a fanny pack, because there are a lot of great pictures to be taken

Have fun, I know that you will.

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