Lack of Cedar Point TR's

Sunday, July 16, 2006 2:23 PM
Has anyone been to Cedar Point this year? I have been searching the trip report forum, and, I have not read a single Cedar Point TR.

I would like to go to Cedar Point this year. But, I don't wan to go unless I hear some positive things about it. The last few times I have been there have been major let downs. Mainly because of huge crowds, broken rides, and overly rough coasters.

I have been there 4 times since Top Thrill dragster opened, and every time I went it was closed. Mean Streak is way too rough to ride, and Mantis has been a headbanger lately as well.

I would also like to hear some Skyhawk Opinions. How long the lines have been this year. And, If any of the costers have been smoothed out...Mainly Mean Streak and Blue streak have been horrible lately.

And, I'm sure there must be some thoughts about the construction of the new coaster. Or, is everyone trying to keep it a secret?

Let's hear some details!!!

Raptor, M-Force, and Whicked Twister are the best rides in the park...Maybe Magnum..a bit rough.

Sunday, July 16, 2006 2:29 PM
I think it is a case of most of have the "been there - done that" persona when it comes to CP. We (MiG) foregoed our trip to CP this year as last season we almost had a "ho-hum" feeling when we were there. Granted we had been to the park the last 4 years in a row, but still.
Sunday, July 16, 2006 2:29 PM
Hehe, and I've been thinking how nice it's been since the board has been so *diversified* with so much productive discussion about OTHER parks... ;)
Sunday, July 16, 2006 2:37 PM
Yea...I like Cedar Point but I don't like when the boards turn into CPBuzz.
Sunday, July 16, 2006 3:00 PM
Don't expect the long lines from last year (or any previous year) to be shorter. That's part of the Cedar Point experience.
Sunday, July 16, 2006 3:02 PM
It depends on what you think a long line is. Personally, I'm perfectly content waiting 90 minutes for Millennium Force and 120 for Dragster.
Sunday, July 16, 2006 3:04 PM

Timber-Rider said:

And, I'm sure there must be some thoughts about the construction of the new coaster. Or, is everyone trying to keep it a secret?


Sunday, July 16, 2006 3:08 PM
Yea you must not visit to much Timber-Rider. Try doing a search for CP. There's more than enough about it, especially the new ride.
Sunday, July 16, 2006 3:15 PM
Thanks for the link to Pointbuzz. And, after reading several of the posts, it seems like the park has not changed a bit. Just more of the same, long lines, broken rides, and line jumpers....Same old.

I might try a trip after labor day. Maybe in the middle of Spetember, or perhaps in October during the Halloween event. But, I am leaning more towards one trip to Michigan's Adventure, and a possible trip to Holiday world to ride the Voyage. (which will probably cost as much as one day at CP)

I am not that desperate to ride Skyhawk or Top Thrill Dragster. I might as well wait until next year when the new coaster opens. Which I'm sure will also draw huge crowds....oh well.

Sunday, July 16, 2006 3:34 PM
The park's attendance likely won't get much higher. And the new coaster should help shorten the lines for everything else. :)

I haven't been to CP since 2002. I will probably go next year if the new coaster looks more interesting than Dragster. Or if I run out of other parks to go to. ;) *** Edited 7/16/2006 10:05:37 PM UTC by Acoustic Viscosity***

Sunday, July 16, 2006 3:57 PM
Or if I run out of other parks to go to.

You really SHOULD go into a bonus, it's a night-time job! :)

Sunday, July 16, 2006 4:07 PM
LOL, Bill. Was that over the top? ;)
Sunday, July 16, 2006 4:18 PM

Timber-Rider said: seems like the park has not changed a bit. Just more of the same, long lines, broken rides, and line jumpers....Same old.

...I think your confusing it with SFGAdv?;) JK. I agree with rollergator about how many different parks popped up this year.

Sunday, July 16, 2006 5:10 PM
Ironically, I have used my Cedar Point Pass 6 times this year, but I have been to the park only ONCE this year.

Cedar Point is still a great park this year, but Im seeing them do really stupid stuff.

The one I hated most, are those seatbelts on Corkscrew that were put on last year. I know the reason why they are on, but the fact that you have to buckle them below you was insane, plus when the seat comes up, the buckle hits you in the face. Wht couldn't they have mounted them differently?

The cycles are short as usual, especially on Skyhawk, I mean it hits it's max zenith on only two swings.

The loss of WWL is sad, I just hope it's replacement is as good for the riding public as WWL was.

Both 'Streaks were running well and Maggie felt great as always.

Sunday, July 16, 2006 5:29 PM
I went last october for halloweekends and had a blast! short lines, tons of stuff to do, and the atmosphere was just awesome!

I went to CP in early june, and had a great time also. If you want to go I would hold off until Halloweekends. It will be more than worth your time and money!

As for a tr:

TTD: Was opened, (as I have heard it has been all year). It was my first chance at riding it ( I too have been waiting for years). IT WAS INCREDIBLE!

MF: Do i really need to say anything?

SkyHawk: I though was awesome. I just wish I had one in my back yard.

Raptor + Maggie: Great as always, can't ever complain.

WT: I just love wicked twister. Its a fun ride to ride during the evening hours and before closing. Normally not bad of wait at all, and a great setting. Its kinda nice having the wind blowing on you and being by the beach!

DT: Everyone hates this ride. I will say I love the two pitch black drops.

Gemini is a great ride too. A lot of fun drops and what not. Plus the wait is never bad at all, so its worth it in my opinion.

Mantis and Meanstreak: I hear people whining a lot about how rough they are and blah blah blah. I honestly think I can name a million other coasters that are rougher than mantis.

As for meanstreak, just enjoy the dang ride. I mean come on people, its a walk on anyways. I get so tired of hearing people whine and moan about meanstreak. I personally like the rough wood feeling. Its apart of the wood feeling. Also, if your one of these people that complain about every rollercoaster that is not a 20 million dollar BM or Intamin then don't ride it. Save your 5 minutes that it takes to get on the ride and go ahead and wait for another ride.

Max Air, its pretty fun too. At least I think. Not a ride for you if you get sick with the spinning type rides.

Demon drop: I've always loved this ride. I may be the only one, but I think its a lot of fun. + It may be your last ride on it!

What I suggest:

Wait to go to the park. Hold off until Halloweekends. I loved the atmosphere, and had a great time when I went. Its really fun at night, and its not to crowded in the daytime. When I went MF was the longest wait, at a 1/2 (But dragster also wasn't open). You won't have to deal with the July/August crowds, and your trip will be a lot more enjoyable!

Sorry this is so short, but if you dont' find what your looking here, post again or go to pointbuzz.

Sunday, July 16, 2006 6:37 PM
You're not the only one who loves Disaster Transport. :)
Sunday, July 16, 2006 7:04 PM
^I agree with mantis. Plan to possibly go this Friday.
Sunday, July 16, 2006 7:11 PM
I like Disaster Transport. I'd like it more if they just took the boxes off, though.
Sunday, July 16, 2006 7:34 PM
Yea...bring back Avalanche Run. I'm for that

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