Magnum turns 20

Raven-Phile's avatar

You could always pretend the tunnels make the Space Mountain noise. :)

I can't even type it out, but you know the one I'm talking about.

eightdotthree's avatar

I always rock the middle rows, I think my favorite is the second to last row. I remember riding up the causeway expecting to see this giant hill piercing the sky and was disappointed with it when I first saw it. Ha ha. My dad and I rode it twice that first year, and the lines were around two hours long. It's my favorite ride at Cedar Point because it's fun and the line is always super short!


"poiu poiu poiu poiu poiupoiupoiu booooooooh?"


Raven-Phile's avatar

Maybe, but it's almost more like "wookka wookka wookkawookkawookkawookka CRASH!"

I think the Magnum tunnels would do better with Tower of Terror drop shaft music. More dramatic. Too bad they're not longer tunnels.


ApolloAndy's avatar

Magnum needs flame effects and on board speakers. And a purple paint job...


Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

Raven-Phile's avatar

Magnum should probably have a re-theme to the Jonas Brothers. Oh wait - wrong ri

What about a "Cheech & Chong" theme? Especally if looks like Maggie is moking. She's old enough by now.


Coaster Junkie from NH
I drive in & out of Boston, so I ride coasters to relax!

Magnum doesn't need anything in my opinion. In 1989 it was my #1 and it still is today

eightdotthree's avatar

I do wish they would put forth some effort to maintain the tunnel effects all season. There was something great about the train screaming through a tunnel filled with smoke and strobe lights.

The atmosphere surrounding Magnum at night is truly special, something with the darkness, the short wait, the speed of the ride and the mood of the riders. Anyone else share that feeling with me?


LostKause's avatar

I relate to and understand what you are describing, 8.3! Good moods are enhanced by cool, dark magnum re-rides at the end of a long, full day at Cedar Point.


Okay, overall, which is a better ride at night? TTD, Maggie or MF?:???

(ducks out to avoid the riot) :)


Coaster Junkie from NH
I drive in & out of Boston, so I ride coasters to relax!

ApolloAndy's avatar

MF by far! And if you don't agree, you're wrong!


Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

eightdotthree's avatar

LostKause, even more so when you're staying on the resort. I can't count the number of rides I have taken on Magnum on my way to bed. Sweet, Magnum is still open! Five rides later and I am dragging my butt to the room or Friday's for a beer!

MF is the better night ride, problem is you have to waste your night waiting for it!

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LostKause's avatar

I never stayed at the resort, but I still know exactly what you are talking about because I stayed at Cedars one season. It's probably comparable to staying at an old room at Breakers...HAHA!


Magnum is the best ride at CP at night, the abyss of darkness you see as you crest that second hill is just amazing. Not to mention the ride has no line at night, you can easily do at least 3 times in the last 1/2 hour of operations no matter how crowded the park was that day (and usually a whole lot more.)

That said, MF is amazing at night too, especially if its in October with Terror Island's and the Fright Zone's fog rolling on through. They are both on my very small list of must ride night rides anytime Im at a park (the others being BBW and Nessie at BGE, The Beast, BTMR, Yankee Cannonball, and the Hershey GCIs.)

My usual plan is to get in line for MF at twlight trying to time it so that I can get a night ride and still have 15-30 min left to marathon Magnum.

What, no nocturnal love for Voyage or Raven?


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Give Cedar Point a little credit on the maintenance thing...last year, they finally fixed the skin on the first tunnel, after it had been BANG!ing away for three or four years...

(Video of what it looked like before they fixed it)

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

Twenty years ago I flew by myself from Boston to ride Maggie, since I loved coasters but hated loops. The internet wasn't really developed, so I had to rely on ACE news (ARG). As I was driving to the park for the first time, I could not believe how big it was. By the time I got to the front gate, I was scared sh(tle$$. Almost didn't ride it, until I met some fellow acers who encouraged me to wait the 4 hours to ride it. I did - loved it - and was a season pass holder for many years after.

Maggie has had good years and bad over the last 20 years, while it ran great last year. I hope they bring back some of the special effects this year, and can say with certainty that I got hooked on hypers and Cedar Point after that summer.


Tom

^^^Hard to show love when one hasnt been on the latter coaster period, and the former coaster only during the day.

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