Im the #1 Canobie Lake Park Fan!!!These are my top 3 coasters:
1. S:RoS @ SFNE 2. Yankee Cannonball 3. Cyclone/B:TDK
Dorney Park visits in 2002: 16
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the member formerly known as MisterX
when MF opened there were actually 6 hour waits. the lines went accross the railroad tracks and all the way down to the dodgems!
I waited 4 hours in 2000 for my first ride.
All I need is 4.5 million bucks and a half a mile long sliver of land and maybe someone could build me my very own Shivering Timbers. ;)
I also waited 4 hours my first ride in 2000.
I was just looking through my CP pictures, and look what i found: http://members.accesstoledo.com/bwiatrak/mfline.jpg
6 Hours is the longest I have ever had to wait. I was with my cousin who had to ride it no matter what. Sign posted said a 3 1/2 hour wait. Extended ques were filled. Extra line outside was filled. And the line still went back down frontier trail. That wasn't the problem. It was mainly 1 train operation. When train just wasn't on, because the crews were still learning and couldn't do 3 train operation. And not to mention the wheels melting. Every 10 min...I kid you not they were switching trains...sometimes they just held both trains. The average dispatch...if it was fast was one train every 7min...more like 10min though. Somtimes the line did start to move though...but then a wheel had to be pulled. This was before the mechanics could fly on the changing the wheels. Later in the season they got it down (of course this is before the new wheels). So yes, there was a 6+ hour wait. I think it has happened on at least 3 days I know of in 2000.
"The Future of Roller Coasters"
I waited 15 minutes on the Sunday before Memorial Day, 2000. I picked a rainy day to go :)
I have a policy of not waiting for more than 30 minutes or so for a ride
I started out with nothing and still have most of it left.
On the Longaberger Basket Co.'s buyout in 2000, only one train was running because of the problem with the anti-rollbacks not disengaging. I waited very nearly three hours, but it was probably one of the most memorable coaster moments I've ever had. Having "grown up" with the ride in the off season it was like watching the birth of a child (OK, maybe not that special, but you get the idea).
Once the kinks were worked out most waits were two hours or less that year.
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"Let's stop saying 'don't quote me,' because if no one quotes you, you probably haven't said a thing worth saying." - Dogma, KMFDM
Jeff, can you write some sort of script that will automatically put in a negative post from HurricaneGeauga anytime CP is mentioned, and a positive post anytime SFWoA is mentioned? It would probably save him a lot of time.
I waited a little over three hours in June of that year, and I would do it again. Hopefully, with the crowds flocking to the new coaster next year, there will be Magnum-type waits for MF and WT, so I can ride them both all day long :)
What would we all do if roller coasters became non-existent???
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We went to Cedar Point for July 25 and 26th 2000.
We went straight for it at opening from the Sandcastle Suites and found the line back in the Frontier Trail. However, that was just because they had not opened the queue yet. We got on in about 40 mins that morning and got on again in about 40 mins that night too! That was one of my best trips to CP ever. For a late July weekend the park was not crowded at all. The weather was beautiful, not too hot, and almost every coaster but MF and Magnum were about 10-15 wait max.
Unlike this year where I went midweek and it was packed!
I went on the AAA buyout day (the day after the Longenberger Day) in 2000 and waited over 2 hours. It was fun though, we brought breakfast and the line is in a pleasant location (on the water, trains roaring by). Nothing like waiting for, say, Magnum, where you're bored out of your gourd.
*!* I just realized that that ride was my *only* ride on MF, and that I haven't been to CP (except for the WT media day) since then! AHH!
He let the contents of the bottle do the thinking; can't shake the devil's hand and say you're only kidding.
what helped with the lines though, that year, was the ticket to ride policy. That helped end alot of the normal 2, 3 hour waits.
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