Question for cedar point and SFMM lovers

Monday, August 4, 2003 12:28 PM
konnichuwa

i've never been to a proper huge park in america, apart from busch gardens but still thats not very big, i was wondering about queue times for the roller coasters on peak days, what are the times for queues? the reason im asking is that i don't want to spend 6,000 pounds on a holiday and find out that i have to queue for an hour and a half for each ride

just wondering

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Monday, August 4, 2003 12:52 PM
an hour and a half.

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Monday, August 4, 2003 12:54 PM
have you ever even been to CP or SFMM

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Monday, August 4, 2003 12:57 PM
Moosh is right. That is a common wait time for the big rides at Cedar Point and Magic Mountain. Of course, that depends on when you go.
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Monday, August 4, 2003 1:28 PM
Actually, it's not that common of a wait time anymore at CP for anything other than Dragster and Millennium Force. Aside from that, don't queue for Raptor before 6 pm and you'll never wait for more than a half-hour anywhere, and that's on a busy day.

I actually went on a busy day this year. What a difference from busy days circa 1998.

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Monday, August 4, 2003 1:36 PM
Thanx but what SFMM anybody been there recently

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Monday, August 4, 2003 1:42 PM
I was at CP last night (Sunday), and it was slow. Dragster was down, and Millie had a long wait, but the rest was dead.

1ej

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Monday, August 4, 2003 1:47 PM
Cedar Point Lines aren't as bad as they seem even when long, they generally move rather quickly compared to other parks and for rides like MF its well worth the wait, along with that you can get to freeway stamps per visit that will cut down on some of the queue times. The only queues that don't move are TTD because it seems to be down quite frequently and Mantis, but for Mantis a few fridays ago it was walk on for the front towards the end of the night.

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Monday, August 4, 2003 1:49 PM
does CP or SFMM have a fastrack system for any rides?

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Monday, August 4, 2003 1:53 PM
YEs, Cedar Point is free and called Freeway. Six Flags uses the Q-bot thingy, and charges for it.

I have a friend in England. It started as a penpla, cause I want to go to Thorpe, Pleasure Beach and Alton Towers. I got her as a penpal, so I would have someone to ride with over there. Funny part about it is, I have not been there yet, and she is comming here for the second in October to go to Cedar Point!!

1ej

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Monday, August 4, 2003 2:05 PM
The Force of G: Check recent trip reports, lines for many rides at SFMM can get much longer than 1.5 hours. X can easily be 3-4, Deja Vu 2+. Even rides like batman and Goliath have been over 2 hours recently from some of the TRs I've read.

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Monday, August 4, 2003 2:42 PM
Magic Mountain has yet to incorporate Q-Bot (it was rumored that it was going to replace the current Fast-Lane system this past season) into the park.
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Monday, August 4, 2003 4:59 PM
I've been to SFMM recently and there was zero wait for X, Scream, Deja Vu, Collosus, Psyclone and Flashback! There was also no wait for another 6-10 rides! Problem is......all of these rides were broken down! My advice would be not to spend too much time and effort on anything related to SFMM! You have no clue what you are going to get! More times than not you get disappointment! There are some SFMM "pimps" on this board that will violently disagree! I've gone approximately 20 times over the past 4 years and 19 of those times they have had four or more coasters broken down at different times of the day! It is a complete crap shoot!

P.S. If you are lucky enough to catch a ride that is not down for unknown maintenance issues.....X, Goliath, Batman, Riddler, Deja Vu, and Scream are worth their respective wait times! If you have the tolerance for pathetic park operations!


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Monday, August 4, 2003 7:33 PM
19 out of 20 were bad experiences, and yet you kept visiting? Why?

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A random Mooshter's Dawntionary entry: Hipititis [n.] terminal coolness.

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Monday, August 4, 2003 10:03 PM
http://www.webster.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Dictionary&va=masochism

That should explain it.

Sorta on topic, during the summer SFMM can be horrid for lines, though despite what others have said, I've generally waited between 1 and 2 hours for X, not 3-4. It's still a long time, admittedly. I've also seen horrific waits for Goliath lately, and it doesn't help that one of the three trains seems to have mysteriously gone missing (as of a month or so ago, anyway).

Scream's good for capacity though, so at least you'll get a quick ride on one of the new coasters :)

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Monday, August 4, 2003 11:31 PM
why have you given me the defenition of pervert?

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Tuesday, August 5, 2003 6:34 AM
I was at SFMM on a monday and tuesday in mid-June during my first trip to southern California (from FL). X, Flashback, and Goldrusher were closed. Deja-Vu got as long as 3 hours, with 15 minute intervals between trains. Goliath (2 trains), Riddler (2 trains), and Batman (1 train) all were 2-hour waits at peak times. Even Ninja (1 train) and Scream (2 trains) had hour long queues. I was able to avoid several of these with Fastlane, but the crowds were just huge and the employees were very nasty. Yet, with a very open-mind I still managed to have a great time.

KBF, DCA, and DL can't match SFMM's coaster line-up, but they are all far superior parks.

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Tuesday, August 5, 2003 7:11 AM
I was @ SFMM on July 3rd & July 8th. Both days X was running 1 train w/ a 3-4hr wait. Deja Vu was closed & all other rides had a 15 - 30 minute wait (water rides had a significantly longer wait). It seemed to me that everybody goes to the water park & when that closes, the lines start to grow.
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Tuesday, August 5, 2003 7:16 AM
Does X ever open on time so you can actually get there first thing in the morning and avoid a three to four hour long wait?

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Tuesday, August 5, 2003 7:26 AM
OK, the last time I was at SFMM was in 2000, but I had to wait no longer than 45 minutes for any ride.

I'd consider waiting above half an hour a pain, and above 45 minutes a massive pain.

Of course, there are the new buzzy coasters X and DejaVu that weren't there when I was there last time: They seem to have increased SFMMs popularity without significantly boosting the rider capacity of the park.

Apart from that, I find it hard to believe that anyone would actually WAIT 2 hours for a coaster and even thinking about returning to a park.

I think you should be able to BILL parks for any lines above 45 minutes.
*** This post was edited by superman 8/5/2003 11:56:33 AM ***

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