Planning a trip up to Cedar Point

Monday, July 18, 2005 10:40 AM
I have never been to Cedar Point in my life and i am planning a trip up there. I want to know what it is like. Do they tell you where to sit on any of the rides? How many days would you reccomend going for? Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks Cofan101

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Monday, July 18, 2005 11:47 AM
If you have never been there, I would say to go to the park for 3 days. Do Soak City also, if you get the chance. Some rides they may tell you where to sit, like on MF, or possibly TTD, we usually sit where ever there is a short line. It's awesome, and I am sure that you will have an amazing time. When are you going?

CP was amazing, going back next June to ride Maverick

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Monday, July 18, 2005 10:25 PM
I recommend going 2 days throughout the week, 3 if you wanna hit the waterpark. They do tell you where to sit on Wicked Twister and MF, but you can also opt to wait for the seat of your choice.
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Monday, July 18, 2005 10:44 PM
Sometime next year. My parents want to knwo everything before going up there.
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Monday, July 18, 2005 11:03 PM
Ride of Steel's avatar The only coasters where they tell you where to sit are Millennium Force and Wicked Twister, however you CAN wait for the front or back seat.

Coreo, you can't op to wait for the seat of your choice. The ride op will tell you to move. Occasionally if their nice and you are waiting to ride with a friend who is in the back row and has another train to wait, they'll let you but otherwise you'll be assigned.

Make sure you get a front seat ride on Dragster and a back seat ride on the Force. Both are incredible.

Go there as many days as you possibly can. It's a really weird park, I'm so used to going to smaller parks that when we pull up it's sorta overload for you brain. "Theres Raptor theres Dragster theres Magnum, Oh theres Blue Streak". It all hits you at once.

Have fun!

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Tuesday, July 19, 2005 8:18 AM
Two days should be enough. Try to hit it in early May. Kids are in school and the park will be empty during the week. The water park will not be open then, though, if you wanted to try that. And the park closes at 8pm so you won't get a night ride (a must on MF, Magnum and Raptor). Check out their web site to make sure that your not going on Physics day. Week days in June are not too bad and you will be able to get some night rides in.

A front seat ride on Dragster and MF are a must as is a back seat ride on MF and WT. Right rear seat on Raptor is also great.

There are many threads in the general buzz forum on CP tips if you do a search.


#1 Steel: Sky Rush
#1 Wood: Voyage
#1Park: Holiday World

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Tuesday, July 19, 2005 8:40 AM
Thanks for the help. What are the rides like. (Intensity wise) Waht about lines and dispatch/load times for the rides.
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Tuesday, July 19, 2005 10:56 AM
CPLady's avatar You would be wise to go to www.cedarpoint.com and do some research. They've also got a great Trip Planning section that is extremely helpful.

No one can predict lines. It all depends when you go and the weather when you get there. There are some great FAQ's on www.pointbuzz.com, and a lot of your specific questions can be answered on that site.

Briefly, the best times to go are in May/early June (June if you wish to do Soak City) and the bonus weekends in September and October. Again, if you wish to do Soak City, you'd need to go between Memorial Day and Labor Day. I would also recommend at least two days, and to get the Ride & Slide tickets...you can do both the park and Soak City on both days.

Ride intensity is wide ranging from not at all intense (Iron Dragon) to extremely intense (Dragster) with a lot of in-between. There are lots of shows (you can research these on the CP website).


I'd rather die living than live like I'm dead

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Tuesday, July 19, 2005 11:34 AM
I mean intense like do they pool a lot of g's to the point of blacking out or pushing you out of your seat or a mix. I'm asking this cuz my mom isnt exactly willing to ride dragster, mf, wt, to name a few.
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Tuesday, July 19, 2005 5:07 PM
No blacking out Gs. Some people gray out on the first overbanked turn on MF. Magnum has some great ejector air, sit in car one - row three or the back seat. Black train seams to run the fastest. Magnum is a little rough, it runs like a woody. Wild Cat, Iron Dragon, CCMR, BS, Gemini and DT are rides that your mom may enjoy. Raptor is a very intense thrill wise, smooth otherwise. Some people complain about headbanging on Mantis, I think it depends a lot on your height and size. MS is rough and overtrimmed and very few enjoy it anymore, but still ride it to get your credit. TTD is super intense and then it's over, a 17 second ride.

#1 Steel: Sky Rush
#1 Wood: Voyage
#1Park: Holiday World

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