After years of waiting, I'm finally hitting the Point this coming Weds-Fri. I am staying at Breakers, so does that mean I can get in at nine? I think from all the advice, I'll hit M.F. first and wait on Dragster till later, is that wise? Also, when are the freeway stamps given out, and for what rides? Finally, do any of the lines close an hour early like I've seen in other parks or do they stay open till park close? Hope the o.p had/has fun too. *** Edited 6/18/2005 10:46:14 PM UTC by Willh51***
Get a MF stamp at 11:00am, and a TTD stamp at 2:00pm. All queues stay open until closing time, and everyone will be cycled through. And yes, when you get to Breakers check-in they will give you a little resort card that you show the person at the entrance gate, and you can get in at 9. Since you're staying at Breakers, I highly suggest going in through the Magnum gate (right next to Magnum's station. And most importantly of all, have fun. You should have the time of your life there for 3 days.
BTW just make sure you wait for the front row on TTD, no matter how much longer it is. *** Edited 6/18/2005 10:51:01 PM UTC by Raging_Bull***
I second all of Raging Bull's advice. The only thing you might want to consider, if you get up early enough, is going in through the Marina entrance with your resort pass. It is closer to MF, when I went through that way Thursday we were first in line for MF.
Willh51, there is a little shuttle bus that will take you from The Breakers to the Marina entrance if you want to hit MF first. If you want to hit TTD first, just enter by Magnum, the entrance by the hotel. I would suggest hitting one first thing one morning and the other the next morning. If you see TTD testing in the morning you could go for that one. If it is not testing I would head to the Force. Get to the entrances early (8:30) and run like hell if you want to be in the first train of the day. Front seat of the first train is even better ;) Reride MF or TTD untill the lines start to get long and then move on.
oops yeah I missed that, if you are going to MF first go around perimeter road and go in through the Marina entrance, (across the road from Famous Dave's). Then just run straight and take a left and be the first one to MF.
Why all of this running? I like to take my time and enjoy the park. I like to walk from ride to ride at a moderate pace, taking time to look around. It's exciting, but you have all day, and all day another day as well.
I don't see too much wrong with planning the first ride or Two. but overplanning makes my day more stressfull.
I'm not saying anything is wrong with "running". I'm just telling you how I prefer to spend my day at a park.
It's called "The running of the bulls", it is a CP tradition. When the gates open everyone runs to MF or TTD. After you get your first ride in, then you just go about your day. My kids and myself did it Thurs., we ran from marina gate over to MF and were first in line. My daughter and I were front row and my son and his friend back row on the first train of the day, it was awsome.
Umm...Thanks, Grady. I think you totally didn't understand what I was saying though.
This is a "tradition" at a lot of parks I visit. I sometimes participate in the running to the first ride, but my point was that I don't run all day from ride to ride and overplan my entire visit.
Before my young friend JD and I go to a park, he will ask me 100 questions a day about the park and what we will do first and what we will do second and so on. I tell him that we can plan our first ride or Two, but no more.
To me a park is way more fun if I allow myself to be spontaneous. I may plan what I am going to ride or where I'm going to eat durring the day, but not when or in what order.
thanks. last time i went to CP i was waching TTD and at the top the coaster train just stop and went back down. It was kinda funny and kinda scary cause there was another train in the staition, but they got it to stop in time and everybody was ok. So that year i didnt ride TTD.
There is just something about getting on the first train of the day dex. I was able to get the front seat of the first train of MF this May. The first and probably the last time that it will happen for me. ;)
CP ismyhome, I was going to reply with something like, "Wait 'till you get old...", but I clicked your profile and discovered that you are a few years older than me (lol).
I'm excited, but patient. (Reguarding all coasters) I usuially don't even yell and scream anymore when I ride. I don't even hold on sometimes. I might smile a little. It's kind of sad. :( I wish I had the kind of excitment on rides like when I was a kid. Maybe working at The Point did that to me.