From England to the Point

Wednesday, December 10, 2003 10:19 AM

Blaster_1578 said:

Getting to other parks might be hard though. Enjoy the park for a few days (2-3), spend some time in Cleveland (the Zoo is fantastic and the rock & roll hall of fame isn't bad either), and perhaps find a way out to SFWOA.


There's plenty to do in Cleveland, and I think you should be able to get to SFWOA from downtown. A red line train runs from the airport to downtown then out to Warrensville. In Warrensville you can pick up the #41 bus to Solon. A taxi ride from Solon to SFWOA shouldn't be too expensive. See http://www.gcrta.com for schedules and assistance with public transportation.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2003 11:29 AM
I wouldn't think someone who is just now getting his driver's license, and has learned to drive in the UK (steering wheel and driving on the opposite sides of what we americans are used to) would want to drive. Period.

Without a car, it will also make it difficult to stay off point, and staying AT Cedar Point will be a challenge as they don't allow 18 year olds to stay.

Is there any possiblity you can find someone who is over age 21 to accompany you?

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Wednesday, December 10, 2003 4:07 PM
A parent or older friend would join me on the trip which I suppose would make things easier, but I really wanted to do this thing alone, (a) because I want to show I can be independent and organised, and (b) because I love coasters and theme parks and no one else I knows does. This means if I was accompanied I wouldn't get to do what I wanted to do all the time, but I realise sacrifices might need to be made.

Whats Clevelands policies for people sleeping on the streets - I'm that desperate

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Wednesday, December 10, 2003 4:33 PM
If you find a good spot on the streets they won't see you so there won't be a problem, but you'll have to fight the junkies and bumbs for a spot, but I'm almost positive you can find a dive hotel that won't care how old you are, I would make sure before you made the trip though, since a lot of hotels in the area are booked during the season at least a week in advance.
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Wednesday, December 17, 2003 12:05 PM
Hey guys! I'm new in here, but I think I can help out a little with this. I see a lot of you are giving help about the outside of the park, so I'm gonna give my advice for the inside. Here is an order to ride the coasters that I found to work pretty well this summer:

1. Raptor; 2. Blue Streak; 3. Wicked Twister; 4. Mantis; 5. Mean Streak; 6. Gemini;
7. Magnum XL 200; 8. Top Thrill Dragster; 9. Millennium Force

After Millennium Force, you should have plenty of time to ride whatever else you want to ride or even ride again. It all depends on what time you get to the park and what time you want to leave. For eating, I would recommend Macarooni's. The food is good and the building is air conditioned so you can cool off if needed. DO NOT make the run with all the lunatics to Top Thrill Dragster or Millennium Force UNLESS you stay at a hotel on the peninsula. These visitors get into the park 1 hour earlier than everybody else. By time the "others" get into the park, these two lines may already be 3 hours long. Other than that, the only park I think you would be able to visit on the trip you have described is Six Flags' Worlds of Adventure in Aurora, Ohio.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2003 11:54 PM
1. Raptor is the biggest "rookie mistake" I think I've ever made.

My first time at CP, right when I walked in the gate, I was like "Ooh. Look at the shiny green one."

Waited an hr. and a half. By lunch it was down to 30 min. By evening 15.

Always start at the low capacity rides and/or the back of the park. Heck, from what I hear you can get walk ons on Magnum for a good hour after the park opens.

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Thursday, December 18, 2003 12:30 AM
Sure can. Always start at the back of the park and work your way forward. Get in line for TTD and MF at the end of the night right before closing so you don't waste park time in line.
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Thursday, December 18, 2003 12:48 AM
Hell Hath Frozen over, I have agreed with everything nate(coasterdude) has said in this post. Scary;)

I do agree with the whole alcohol thing and all, that was like reading my own mind, freaky!

But anyhow, Dan, you can always try and find a buddy over here to go with you and split costs, then you can atleast do it on your own, but always have someone to have fun & share expenses with.

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