Friday, July 25, 2003 8:48 AM
A while back I read that if TTD is running an odd amount of trains it is better to get into a certian line, but I can't find the topic nor can I remember exactly how it went. Does anybody remember this? Also, how have TTD lines been?

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Friday, July 25, 2003 8:57 AM
Look at http://cedarpoint.com/_cpcam/cam1_0000000001.jpg

You can see how long the lines are there. It gives a good indication.

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Friday, July 25, 2003 9:10 AM
For the odd # of trains, when you get to the ramp where the line splits off you would want the left side.

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Friday, July 25, 2003 9:24 AM
Even though they are running an odd number of trains they don't run a "ghost train". There are always two trains in the loading station so it doesn't really matter which line you go through. I actually like the right side better because you get an awesome view of the train before you taking off.
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Friday, July 25, 2003 10:51 AM
The webcam really doesn't help for lines (too bad of picture), it also cannot tell you how long the wait would be.

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Friday, July 25, 2003 10:54 AM
If they launch consistent and all the queues are full, I think it's about a 3-4 hour wait.

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Friday, July 25, 2003 10:55 AM
Thats not too (I use the term loosley) bad...

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Friday, July 25, 2003 10:59 AM
I've been in line with the last switch-back half full, and ridden within two hours (including about 20 minutes total of downtime.) I've been in a line half that length that took the same amount of time. It's a crapshoot, and it all depends on how well a currently fickle ride is running.

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Friday, July 25, 2003 11:22 AM

joe. said:
If they launch consistent and all the queues are full, I think it's about a 3-4 hour wait.

Not even close. If launches happen at a fairly consistant interval, a full queue isn't more than two hours.

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Friday, July 25, 2003 11:27 AM
I am visiting the park on a Monday and Tuesday in mid Aug, and I was wondering does anyone have an idea of how long the line might be? IM going with my parents because they want to ride. However I have waited in a 3hr line with my parents since the mid 90's. Does anyone have an idea of the wait? As long as it is not over 2hrs IM fine with that, and 2hrs is a long time to wait. However IM traveling from New York City its a long way to not ride it.

Also do they still have the inline bathroom passes? It would stink to wait over 2hrs and if you have to go to the bathroom what can you do? Lastly do they have a DJ in the line like they did for some of the other rides, and is there a lot of shade, and maybe mist machines. I know Millennium Force had a long line, but those things made it so much easier to wait rather then suffer from the direct heat. Oh yea I heard the queue area is kinda of narrow is that true?

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Friday, July 25, 2003 11:38 AM
As for wait time, what part of "it's a crapshoot" didn't make sense? The ride is not running consistently enough to predict.

They do not have the potty passes. They do have morons in line who pee in the corner. Hit the restroom before you get in line, so that people don't point and laugh at you, or worse.

No DJ. The tape loop is short relative to the wait. Plenty of shade and misters.

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Friday, July 25, 2003 12:10 PM
How is the wait anyway, do they have those misty fans like on MF and Magnum!?

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Friday, July 25, 2003 12:12 PM
Im surprised they dont have have a DJ for TTD...and for people peeing in line...I saw one guy going in the Raptor line last year. GROSS
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Friday, July 25, 2003 12:13 PM
When I was there the other week, we got in line when it was out of the queue at the beginning of the day. We only bypassed the first switchback, and our total wait was an hour and a half. When TTD is running consistently, the people fly through that ride. When I went, they weren't even running the sixth train. With it launching every 30 sec., and running six trains, that ride is going to have awesome capacity!
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Friday, July 25, 2003 12:49 PM
The line is very boring, just cattlegrids, all the way through. It has those mistfans at the end of each switchback.

I was there last week (Mon-Thurs). I did it three times- once three and a half hours and twice an hour and a half (I queued for the front though). Honestly, its absolutely total luck on how long the wait is:

When I was there, it couldn't operate 20mins without a break down, which then took half an hour to fix, except on Thursday when it ran amazingly up until 2:00ish when it broke down and the problems returned. Also, it never opened until about 2:00, except Thurs.

Also it can't operate in ANY rain (however light). I understand there is a break-in period, but really its ridiculous the downtime its having. However, on an upbeat note, if its running consistently, the line does move very fast, and as Jeff said, when full, it'll take about 2 hours max...

And another positive note, the ride is incredible. I live in England and went to CP for my first time a week ago- I thought Millennium Force was amazing, but this one is as good as, if not better than MF. You can't beat that launch!

And to answer the original question- the odd number of trains (they were running 5 all the time when I went). Personally I found it was no quicker either side when the line splits into two. Two trains always arrived at the station at the same time... the only difference is that if you go in the line to the left, you are one train in front of the line to the right. Which isn't a big deal. And I kinda liked watching the train in front launch off, from the blocks.

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Friday, July 25, 2003 12:54 PM
Are there really people who pee in the lines? That is so gross! How could someone get away with that and not be seen? Are they peeing in bottles or on the ground? The park should make a rule about that, if you pee in line you should be ejected.
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Friday, July 25, 2003 1:25 PM
the guy a saw peed next to the pop machines...right on the ground...everyone saw him do it too. Yeah then of course when my brother and I got to that point in the line...he tried to push me in it...but ha I didnt step in it...yeah gross
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Friday, July 25, 2003 7:42 PM

DILinator said:
When I was there the other week, we got in line when it was out of the queue at the beginning of the day. We only bypassed the first switchback, and our total wait was an hour and a half. When TTD is running consistently, the people fly through that ride. When I went, they weren't even running the sixth train. With it launching every 30 sec., and running six trains, that ride is going to have awesome capacity!

Thats the exact same wait I had a few weeks ago. Couldnt agree more. If they ever run 6 trains consistiently, TTD could be the highest capacity ride in the park.

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Friday, July 25, 2003 8:03 PM
The line is the most boring line ever to stand in IMO
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Saturday, July 26, 2003 12:49 AM
As stated above, its a crapshoot at best. Tonight I was lucky, and only had to wait a little over an hour. The longest I have waited is 3, which included an hour and a half of downtime thanks to the tire flying off!

My suggestion for anyone coming to the park is to not expect a ride on TTD, hope for one. I think you should try to experiance everything else you want to do in the park first, and then get in line for TTD. The crew has done an amazing job so far this year, and barring any extreme breakdowns, if the queue is open and you get in line before closing, you will get to ride. I was in line when the tire flew off, and after an hour and a half extra wait, we finally got to ride. That night I thanked the crew members for working so late, and letting us get our rides in, even @ 1 AM.

Just don't forget, thank the Dragster crew for all their hard work when you finally get to ride. With all they have had to put up with this year, they deserve all the thanks they can get!

-Sam, who has been lucky enough to ride TTD 4 times in 2003!
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