It's way too hot! Amusement park nightmare!

Monday, July 2, 2012 8:17 PM

^ So what is exactly your idea of large mature trees? 15 to 20 yr. old trees are not mature, 50+ yr. old oaks on the other hand are mature trees.

Last edited by Corkscrew Follies, Monday, July 2, 2012 8:18 PM
Monday, July 2, 2012 10:08 PM
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Cedar Point has done a decent job with working around the trees. The frontier trail leading back from Frontier town on the M-Force side of the park still has a good amount of old trees. As does a good portion of the Gemini Midway. Not much has really changed back there, other than the construction of Maverick.

The island that Iron Dragon sits on has hardly been touched as well. But, I have not been there since the addition of Shoot The Rapids, or the Dino-bore attraction. So, I'm not 100 percent positive. But, I'm sure a majority of the trees back there are a lot older than 50 years.

Now, if they did the same with some of their newer parks. It would be nice.

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012 12:20 AM

15-20? I am in my 30's and the trees have been around for as long as I have. Big Oaks? You realize that this is a sandy spit in the middle of a lake right? Hardwoods don't grow in sandy soil.

Everything back from the end of the main midway has large trees and there are large trees in different areas up front too it just also happens that there needs to pathways large enough to handle a couple 10 thousand people at any one time.

Yeah, what a wasteland.

-Brent Kneebush

Tuesday, July 3, 2012 12:23 AM
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If I had to guess, not counting high noon, more than half of the midways would be in shade. Heck, Epcot has more unshaded walkways. Haters just need something to bitch about.

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012 7:06 AM
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Eh, none of this will matter once Cedar Point builds a dome over the park.


Tuesday, July 3, 2012 7:13 AM

^ I figured that will happen after Flying Turns opens.

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012 2:28 PM

MagnumsRevenge, CP was once a part of the Great Lakes Coastal Wetlands not a "sandy spit in the middle of the lake". Also, I was just using oak trees as an an example of mature trees at 50. But, oak trees can and will grow in almost any soil condition.

And I didnt complain about the lack of trees at point. I could care less if they cut every tree down and made the park look like Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012 1:45 PM

Why can a sandy spit not be part of the "Great Lakes Coastal Wetlands?" Quit trying to justify how silly you sound. The beach was used as a beach in the 1860's and was not changed by man before that. The idea that the Point was simply a swampy bog is quite silly.

There are countless trees at the point that have been around as long as Blue Streak I am sure of that.

Last edited by MagnumsRevenge, Wednesday, July 4, 2012 2:17 PM

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012 9:25 PM

You're right, I'll just take my degree in horticulture I got at MSU thanks in part to my golf scholarship and go be silly in another thread.

Thursday, July 5, 2012 12:01 AM
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Go green!

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Thursday, July 5, 2012 3:05 AM

What are we arguing about here?

The point was formed as a sandbar that kept collecting sand - fact

There are a lot of big trees on the point that have been around for 40+ years - fact

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Thursday, July 5, 2012 3:30 AM

Only with syrup. But syrup itself is delicious with or without pancakes. Ergo, syrup is delicious.

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Thursday, July 5, 2012 9:48 PM
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Its been hotter back in Ohio then it has been here in Florida!
Hope it cools down for CoasterMania next week!! :)

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Friday, July 6, 2012 8:30 PM
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So for anyone who's visited parks during this heatwave: did you find that the crowds were thinner than they would be historically, due to the heat? We're hitting Hersheypark tomorrow for the evening admission, and I don't know whether to gird myself more for the heat or the crowds!

Friday, July 6, 2012 8:46 PM
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Gird yourself for the thigh destruction.

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Saturday, July 7, 2012 6:42 AM

Hey Timber Rider,

I feel your pain. I was at Kings Dominion down in VA today, and the high reached 103 degrees. Now I live in Houston, so Im not terribly affected by the heat that much. But after numerous coaster rides, I started drinking water like a fish. My buddy even cajoled me on to two of the water rides - something I almost never do because I hate wet socks and didnt have another pair; nevertheless, the water did refresh us and cool us down. There is an upside to this. The longest I waited for ANY ride in the park was the front seat of Intimidator late at night and that was 30 mins. All my other rides were practically walk ons.

I had a similar experience at Canada's Wonderland this past May. It was roughly 87 degrees and to Torontonians, thats HOT. To me, I just shrugged and kept on going. Thankfully my buddies had purchased fast passes for all of us, so we didnt have to suffer that 3 hour line for Leviathan in the heat. Wouldnt have bothered me, but one of my friends doesnt tolerate warmer weather too well, and DEFINITELY NOT while waiting in a loooooong line. My next coaster journey will be to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in September. That will be a bit cooler an more endurable for sure ;).

Enjoy the rest of your summer....and BTW, Im doing Gay Pride in Los Angeles next year - just in time for the new coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain *GRIN* Maybe Ill catch you out there. Peace! =)

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Saturday, July 7, 2012 5:12 PM

We were at Hersheypark Friday night on sunset admission. The temperature was still 96 degrees, and the crowd was very light. We rode Comet, Skyrush, Looper, Great Bear, and Storm Runner twice, in 45 minutes.

So yes, I think the heat did reduce the crowd.

BTW, Skyrush IS a thigh killer.

Monday, July 9, 2012 1:26 AM
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I generally try to avoid amusement parks in the summer, especially in this heat. April and October are my favorite times to travel. There are a few exceptions like Holiwood Nights and Coastermania, though.

Extreme heat and angry, tired crowds doesn't appeal to me. ;)


Monday, July 9, 2012 9:33 AM
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I'm with Tina. I normally don't plan trips in the summer, more because of the heat than the crowds nowadays. Spring and Fall are the best for me.

Monday, July 9, 2012 12:28 PM
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Crowds ended up being very light, but this was also likely due to storms that cropped up right around dinner time and our arrival at the park. Ride operation was off and on throughout the evening, so we managed to get in 7 coasters, missing out on the Comet and Great Bear (among those coasters I cared about), which was kind of a bummer.

And yes, as interesting and exciting as Skyrush's layout is, the discomfort of the restraints absolutely killed any enjoyment I could get from it. If I have time, I type a TR for the entire weekend, which ended up being fairly enjoyable.


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