handicap lines

Monday, June 23, 2003 12:14 PM
I broke my foot yesterday....right before my trip to CP and I'll be on crutches for awhile and I'll have a cast. Im still going on my annual trip but does anyone know if there are handicap lines to maybe make the lines shorter because if i stand in one spot for maybe more than 5 min. my foots gonna start hurting.
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Monday, June 23, 2003 12:28 PM
http://www.cedarpoint.com/public/inside_park/rides/special.cfm

Look under "SPECIAL RIDE ACCESS ENTRANCES" I think that covers situations such as yours...

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Monday, June 23, 2003 12:30 PM
Thanx!
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Monday, June 23, 2003 12:35 PM
Holy Crap! This sucks. It sais that im ristricted from many rides because of a cast!?!? I cant postpone my trip. Well I hope they still let me on the rides. Its not like i can damage my foot more than it already is, the cast is to hard. I can kick a brick wall and not feel a thing, how is a rollercoaster gonna hurt my foot anyway?
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Monday, June 23, 2003 12:40 PM
So you can ride roller coasters and kick brick walls, but you can't stand in a line more than 5 minutes?!?!

Sorry, but that's the cynic in me coming out again.


Sean
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Monday, June 23, 2003 12:51 PM
Sean, have you ever been on crutches for a long time...such as standing in line? You start to hurt after a few min., much less a few hours. And he's saying the the cast is hard enough that he wont hurt it any by kicking a wall or ridding coasters. I think his problem is standing... and you can ride most coasters and kick most walls without standing.

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Monday, June 23, 2003 1:08 PM
I suggest you postpone your trip until you're out of that cast. The park will still be there when you're better.
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Monday, June 23, 2003 1:34 PM
Dont ride Mantis then. ;)
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Monday, June 23, 2003 2:37 PM
Come on now sean, I actually dont kick brick walls to see if it hurts or not, Im smarter than that. Im just sayin that it wouldnt hurt. Well I cant postpone my trip anyway...its a family reunion, and its really gonna suck cause CP was the only part of the trip that was gonna make it all worth while. Well I'll go anyway and at least watch the rollercoasters, but you never know my foot may heal in uhhh...4 days....or they'll just let me ride the rides anyway.....maybe
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Monday, June 23, 2003 2:58 PM
I would think you would not be allowed to ride Mantis, Raptor, Wicked Twister or Power Tower. On Mantis, your foot may not be strong enough to hold you up, and on the others, the weight of the cast may cause you to be uncomfortable or even injured when those G-forces pull on it.

Anyway, I'd call and ask what you can and can't ride. And, if you skip the line with a cast, expect some dirty looks and maybe some swear words from people who waited 2 hours only to be cut in front of...

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Monday, June 23, 2003 3:25 PM
thats ok to experience a minute or two of pain in a rollercoaster on my annual trip to CP than standing for 2 hours in line.

And for the people that are waiting in line, they're lucky they didnt break there foot! I'd rather have not of broken my foot and waited in line instead of going through all this pain but skip everyone else.

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Monday, June 23, 2003 5:46 PM
As far as I know, the way the handicap access pass works at Cedar Point is you go to the main entrance, where they put a time on your pass. Then you go up the special access at the indicated time. So you end up "waiting" the same amount of time.

Personally, I think that's the perfect system.

I can actually get a "special access" pass at most parks but choose not to -- I'm perfectly capable of waiting in line like everyone else. The mailing list I'm on for diabetes just actually had a pretty serious flamewar about that very topic -- most of us publicly said we don't/wouldn't want to use those passes most of the time, while some of the more bitter members started talking about how they're "entitled" to them. It got ugly...

For things like the casts, though, absolutely look into it.

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Monday, June 23, 2003 11:51 PM
Ah man i have the best story about a cast and a ride! At SFWOA when X-flight had just opened my friend and i went to the park. We are from chicago so we stayed at a hotel anyway we get to the park on a friday night ride x-flight good ride wait was huge though. Next day we get in line for X-flight and it is a 2-hour wait. Right as we get to the air gate and we are the next to ride we get the Horrible excuse me can you wait one train for a exit passer? we had to say yes so we did. This like 16 year old guy hobbles up to the train with a full leg knee brace (you know the ones to phrohibit any movement) And he sits in the train. Well Vekoma flying coasters are designed so that your knees must bend as part of the restraint system. So for 20 minutes the ride op attempts to fasten him in with no progress. Guy leaves and after we ride i see him complaining to a park supervisor. It was ridiculous. i think it is great that amusement parks have so many different systems to cater to people with disabilities. But when that happens you get angry. At SFGAm on S:UF it seems like every other time my friend and i ride it we get jumped in line by a person with an exit pass. And useually the people have no Medical condition that would prohibit them from waiting in line. That steams my bacon. But Cedar point should allow you to ride a lot of the rides with that cast. good luck.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2003 12:52 AM
Remember - not all disabilities are visible.
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Tuesday, June 24, 2003 1:02 PM
That is true, however at my park they have the same system as CP (where you get a time, wait, then enter, and you can only "reserve" one at a time). Many many times I've seen people come up to get a time, only to be told they can't get two at once, so they go around and get in the regular line instead, which kind of bugs me.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2003 3:59 PM

Dr.Strangelove said:
And useually the people have no Medical condition that would prohibit them from waiting in line.

You have no idea, though. Just because there isn't a visible problem, doesn't mean there isn't one.

Suppose I were at a park that wouldn't let take my glucose meter and emergency candy in line. Faced with giving that up for a significant wait, which would be outright hazardous to my health, you bet your sweet ass I'll go the special access route. I don't normally want it, but in a situation like that, I will.

Like Robster said, not all disabilities are visible. I don't consider diabetes one, but it CAN be a hinderance and a danger...

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