More than 1 exit to leave a park?

Thursday, August 31, 2000 11:40 PM
I have read recent complaining of the time it takes to drive your car out of a park at closing time. I dont find a problem with that at SFGAm. To the people out of state that visit this park I am sure you enter at the Grand Ave. entrance. The plus to this is you can enter at the Washington St. entrance and also exit there to. The road goes right under the Eagle. You will never experience crowds. Are there any other parks that offer this?

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"DONT FIGHT IT, RIDE IT",,,,RAGING BULL
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Friday, September 1, 2000 5:36 AM
There used to be two entrances/exits at Martin's Fantasy Island before the built the wave pool (the main entrance and the water park entrance). But there was only one parking lot... You also used to be able to drive your car under the Predator at Darien Lake... I only know of fairgrounds that have more than one parking lot (Erie County, NY)
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Friday, September 1, 2000 1:20 PM
There is more than one entrance/exit at Cedar Point.
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Friday, September 1, 2000 1:29 PM
...Sort of.

Yeah, there are four gates to get into and out of the park. And there are multiple parking lots (main lot, marina, behind Blue Streak, Cedars Dorm, behind Gemini, Soak City, Camper Village, Breakers, Sandcastle, maintenance/marketing/food, etc.). And there are two roads to get from the main parking lot back to the mainland. But both of those roads converge at the main parking toll plaza, so the fact that there are two roads doesn't help a whole lot at the first point of congestion...

--Dave Althoff, Jr.
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Friday, September 1, 2000 1:36 PM
PT300, not really. It think what Chitown is saying is there more than one way to leave the Park. At Cedar Point, there is only one way to get on the island!

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Kyle
201.3 Miles to Cedar Point from Owosso MI. *** This post was edited by Cedar Creek Mine Ride on 9/5/2000. ***
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Friday, September 1, 2000 4:33 PM
Ok, I see what you guys are saying.
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Parks for 2000: SFEG,IOA,MGM,WDW,PGA,SFMW,SCBB,Lakeside.
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Friday, September 1, 2000 5:16 PM
There are 2 at Knott's Berry Farm: East and West entrance/exit. I think Cedar Fair uses them a lot.
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Friday, September 1, 2000 9:32 PM
Cedar Point is a peninsula, not an island, and there are two ways to get out. The chausee is one, the causeway the other. The problem that Dave is eluding to is that all traffic from anywhere on the point must pass through a single area about fifty yards wide. For that reason, it doesn't matter which road you take.

However, on some occasions when you're parked in the main lot, they open the gate at the far northeast end (actually it would be the east corner, since the lot is diamond shaped on a map). If you follow the lake-side edge of the parking lot it will land you right there and driving down along the beach. This route is really only practical if you're going east from the park toward Cleveland.

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Friday, September 1, 2000 11:16 PM
Hey guys, I remember being able to take the ferry over from Sandusky to the Point.
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Saturday, September 2, 2000 5:31 AM
Ah yes... very true at one time. I don't know when they stopped doing that, but it was long time ago. I don't remember it being available at any time during the 80's and 90's.

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Saturday, September 2, 2000 9:55 AM
Well I worked there in the 70's, so it's likely it was a victim of the Munger administration.
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Tuesday, September 5, 2000 11:34 AM
No dutchman, the Ferry stopped running after the Munger years...early in the 90's CP "sold" off the Ferry to a private company that ran it for about two seasons.
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Tuesday, September 5, 2000 12:19 PM
The Res-Q Marine ferry was still operating as recently as 1998. There was talk of Cedar Point offering ferry service from the Radisson, but I don't think anything ever came of that.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.
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Tuesday, September 5, 2000 4:12 PM
There was service from Radisson for people (not cars), but because of the low water levels, they haven't been able to safely get a boat to the dock the last few years! I asked about it closing weekend last year and the desk person said, "We'd love to offer it, but we can't!"

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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