Ticket to Ride scaled back for Millennium Force

Posted Thursday, July 13, 2000 3:59 PM | Contributed by Jeff

According to a report filed by Cleveland's NewsChannel5, Ticket to Ride will stick around for awhile, but it now operates only from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., a reduction from the previously established ending time of 8 p.m. This system is significantly more fair than the longer period of time, which kept evening visitors (with season passes or Starlight admissions) from riding until after 8 p.m.

The thing I don't understand is why certain sectors of the media (like NewsChannel5) continue to make statements like, "For those who enjoy waiting three hours in line..." Millennium Force has rarely been more than a two-hour wait with three trains running. What happened to journalism?

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Thursday, July 13, 2000 5:06 PM
I guess even the local news can't get anything right.

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Thursday, July 13, 2000 6:50 PM
yea its not 3 hours long when 3 trains are running. but while we waited for it they started with 2 trains added another then took one out then took another off ran with one for an hour and four hours later we were on the ride
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Thursday, July 13, 2000 6:52 PM
I don't know how the lines are through the week, but I was at CP on Sat. 7/8 and the line was a steady 2 hour wait from 4pm until I left at 9pm.

I had a 90 minute wait at 9:30am before TTR was in efefct. I then had a 60 minute wait (+ a 10 minute ticket wait) at 1pm. All three trains were running.
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Thursday, July 13, 2000 7:44 PM
Ah yes, the media, what a great functioning tool of our society. Well, while every news station in the area is trying to beat the other, we will get these sad, lame stories. Journalism....more like sensationalism, to me. What a joke.

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Thursday, July 13, 2000 8:59 PM
I know I started it, but don't generalize ALL media... some people tell it to you straight (like me ;)). Also keep in mind there is a certain relationship between what they report and what we will watch. Why else would Jerry Springer be so popular?

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Jeff
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Sunday, July 16, 2000 5:23 PM
Waited only 40 minutes on Thursday at 500pm with 3 trains running....not bad as far as I'm concerned!
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Monday, July 17, 2000 12:16 PM
Did anyone else notice their mistake by calling it the "steepest" in the world?

Anyway, When I went the line was over 3 hours for me. We got their at around 10:30 and probably got in line at around 10:40. (BTW, this was the day that some roller coaster club thing was there so the mantis and MF started at 9:00 for them, and kept running till after midnight.) We didn't get off the ride until about 2 pm. They had 2 trains running, but when we were in the middle que area, they stopped the ride for about 10 minutes while they put the third train on. Then when we got about 5 minutes from the ramp going up to the station, they closed it down for another 10 minutes while they took the third train off. Maybe that's why it took over 3 hours, and the fact that it was some stupid coaster enthusiast day. The good part about it was that we got that "parent-swap" pass, so I got to get right back on the ride without waiting in line. Later at night I rode it again, and it was like 11:30 when we finally got on it again, and they were still letting people in line.

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Monday, July 17, 2000 8:02 PM
its not a stupid enthusiast day. i was there.
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Monday, August 7, 2000 8:28 AM
Ya duh hudkina it's called Coastermania. We're special!!! lol
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Tuesday, August 8, 2000 6:00 PM
Was there July 9 when the park opened, got off the Millenium at 10:40. At 3:00 pm the line was only 40 minutes. Rode it 4 times that day plus all the other coasters twice. Operators of the rides said they were the shortest lines all year. What a great day!!!
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Tuesday, August 8, 2000 10:02 PM
They don't call MF the steepest you idiot.
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