Thursday, May 25, 2006 3:20 PM
Hi, i'm new here at coasterbuzz and i had a quick question. I am scheduled to go to CP tomarrow (5/26) and the weather forecast is calling for rain. I've never really trusted forecasts, but based on your personal experiences, should i wait and go another time or go and press my luck against the weather?
Thanks for any advice.
Thursday, May 25, 2006 3:38 PM
I personally would still go, and hope for the best. Some rain isn't too bad and it might keep the crowds down.
CP is pretty good on getting the rides back in the swing of things ASAP if it does storm.
I just checked the weather and it said 40% of rain tomorrow, and for the night it is forecasted to be clear, so thats a positive note.
But its up to you :) I've been at CP before when a huge storm came through, it was kinda funny, seeing everyone running, and what not.
then the sun started to come out and we started lining up at the dragster hoping they'd reopen it soon, then they started test launches and after about 6 or 7 tests it finally cleared the hill and everyone cheered, and they reopened it.
but when i rode it, after the ride was over , while still being on the train, it started to pour down insanely.
it was great. When we launched it was raining -- let me tell you, it hurts like hell to get hit by rain going 120 mph lol. No wonder they shut it down when it rains.
Good luck, and have fun, I'm going to Holiday World tomororw night for Holliwood Nights.
Friday, May 26, 2006 10:18 AM
The weather in Ohio, especially around Lake Erie is fairly spastic. Thunderstorms have a way of blasting thru CP, but as a rule, they don't last long.
I think the park policy on lightening is 15-30 min ride shutdown after a local hit, but don't quote me on this.
That forecast might work in your favor and the park might not be as crowded.
Go for it and have a blast!
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Friday, May 26, 2006 10:43 AM
I never find rain to be much of a problem. Unless it downpours all day (unlikely), everything should be fine, with the added bonus of keeping crowds away.
The only time it becomes a problem is when you want to ride a wooden coaster with skid brakes at a corporate park.
Friday, May 26, 2006 10:56 AM
This is a pretty old article, but I think that it is still useful:
Take it for what you will.