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Saturday, June 30, 2001 7:01 PM
After an extra busy week of work with a database changeover, I left Indy at 6:00 Friday night and drove to Eureka, MO. I got the last room in the rather Dumpy Super 8 just east of the Main Gate, it was 68.00 with my VIP card.
I arrived at the park at 8:50 and was told that I could upgrade my SFKK pass for early ride time for $5.00, which I quickly did, Ninja and Batman were the early rides today. I had the first train and second train on Ninja by myself, we'll call that PRT (personal ride time) The op actually offered to push the go button the third time, but I decided to give my jaws a break. I love the use of the lift chain return as a head chopper! Next, two front row rides with only 3 or four others on Batman, it is more intense on the left side of the train. I think this one is better than Georgia's. At 9:45 I wait by the security guard for 1000 and a dash back to The Boss. Second train out, this ride is pretty but really not that impressive to me, Its a pretty good speed coaster. Next I found my way to Mr. Freeze front seat 5 shot wait. WOW what a rush!! By now it is 1100 and I go for a 1904 Hotdog basket, good Coney dog by park standards. I then take a train ride back to Old Ill. to let it all settle. I then ride the coaster there, it is a good classic type, I really enjoyed this one and its loose lapbars, got lots of air in the back car. Being that it was a hot day I took in the Tidal Wave and got a good soaking!! It was running with no water running down the falls. Then I took a quick ride on The Mine Ride to get blown dry. This is a pretty good Arrow but how many lifts can you put on one ride!! Its now 1230, I have ridden all the coasters and decide to take the scenic route back to Indy by way of Alton and Springfield and watch a few trains on the Wabash.

My impressions of this park were very positive, It is very clean, the ops were attentive and efficient, it is visually attractive, and the food was good. The coasters are all very rerideable if not spectacular. It is a good family park with a somewhat confusing layout that took awhile to figure out. Next time I would stay longer, but I didn't want to spend another night in a hotel or get home real late.

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"If you look out the left side of the Train you will see the coasters of Cedar Point."

'01 Trips thru the spin cycle-SOB 06
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Sunday, July 1, 2001 5:31 PM
Why did you have to pay for early entry? I have a pass from six flags great america and when we went to Six flags America we got in early with no extra charge. DO you have a schedule for the early entry progam(what rides on what days?), What time does it open.
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Monday, July 2, 2001 3:11 AM
They said that only a SFStL pass would allow you in early, at 900. I tried to get in without the upgrade but they sent me back to the ticket booth, maybe they were wrong but I wasen't going to argue over $5.00. As to what rides, it rotates, this weekor weekend? Batman, Ninja and Joker I think next week it is the water park, they had a banner over the gate.
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"If you look out the left side of the Train you will see the coasters of Cedar Point."

'01 Trips thru the spin cycle-SOB 06
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Monday, July 2, 2001 7:54 PM
Wait a minute!!!! So with my season pass, I can get in early at SFGAm?!?! What? Is this going on everyday or what, I'm confused.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2001 9:46 AM
It rotates every week as to what rides are open early. One week, Ninja, Batman, and Joker, and the next week, Hurricane Harbor. I think it is well worth going early because there is NEVER ANYONE there!!!
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