Worst Cedar Point Trip of my LIfe

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Sunday, May 22, 2005 2:10 PM

Blaster_1578 said:
Hmmm.....Corkscrew and MF have to stack at least one train, two on MF.

Are you sure about that? Can someone verify about MF?

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Sunday, May 22, 2005 2:24 PM

MDOmnis said:
Do you know for sure they will have one op checking every 10 seats? Because I don't. ***

i know this because unlike PKI's version, around the ride there are those buttons the opts have to press for the ride to go. There are a total of 5 of them, number 1-10, 11-20..... So since this is CP and they are all about capacity, i dont see how u can say they are getting 'cheap', weve seen almost 100 million dollars put into the resort since 2000

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Sunday, May 22, 2005 2:25 PM
MF, if interval is hit with three trains, your train will return and roll slowly right into the unload station without stopping. So basically, there will be the first train starting up the hill, the second train moving from unload to load, and you following closely behind into unload. Once the train is all the way into unload, the one on the lift speeds up. In order for this to happen, you have to hear "Clear" right after the train on the course has gone over the station bunny hop.

Corkscrew will always stack one with three trains, so will Magnum and I think Mean Strak too. Stacking shouldn't happen on Gemini as it only has two trains per side and it's a pretty long ride.

jar, I didn't notice anyone pushing those buttons when I was there. I really hope you are right and we do see more staffing on that ride. But I think if it was planned, it would have happened already. I believe those buttons release seats in sections of 10. I don't believe they are "enable" buttons as you indicated.

As for CP being cheap, I'm not talking about buying new rides. I'm talking about running the park - little things such as staffing, signage, lockers - the infrastructure you need to support the hoards of guests that show up to ride your new rides. Trust me - they are cheap. So cheap that it can be difficult to get soap so you can clean your ride. And it's gotten worse over the past few years. I'm hoping it improves with the new GM. *** Edited 5/22/2005 6:31:35 PM UTC by MDOmnis***

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Sunday, May 22, 2005 3:48 PM
Jar jar?
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Sunday, May 22, 2005 6:01 PM
Wasn't there an ACE event in Chicago this weekend? I wonder how many people made there way over to CP.
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Sunday, May 22, 2005 8:40 PM
Yeah, because an enthusiast crowd is really going to have an impact on a 30,000+ attendance day.
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Sunday, May 22, 2005 10:09 PM
Hey Jar, I hear ya about Saturday... I just got back tonight from my trip tonight. came from michigan and we went Fri. Sat. and 1/2 of Sunday. man, the last time I seen a crowd like that was last July! Thank God for Freeway and Joe Cool Club on saturday... got my 2 rides in on TTD that day. Caught a lap on the Force after a 2 hr wait, got freeway for raptor also, and managed 2 spin cycles on maXair in the evening. Had 11 total rides saturday (got more today from 9-1:30pm).

Did anyone else catch the big mess up with the freeway time for dragster? they posted a sign at the booth that it opened at 11:00 am but it wasn't supposed to be open until 2pm, so by 11:00am there was a line of like 500 people for freeway passes that they weren't ready to hand out until 2pm. They said they would get someone there as soon as they could to hand out stamps but it wasn't until almost 12:30pm that they starting handed them out. Because of the 3 hour wait it was still worth it, but man c'mon I didn't know it took a degree to hand out a stamp.

All in all I had a good trip otherwise... totals for 2 1/2 days... MF-9 laps, TTD-4 laps, maXair-10 spin cycles, Magnum-10 laps, Raptor-6 laps, and all the others. Noticed some differences in the lengths of the MF belts, got all 5 fingers slack on 1 belt and had to fight for 2 fingers on another.

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Sunday, May 22, 2005 10:54 PM
wow, 12 hr day and you got 11 ride. It took freeways to get it :(

Mesos thinkin I can get 11 straight rides on Raven in about 45 minutes somedays.

Chuck, who is also thinking it was a very nice day and the weather has been crappy for the most part this spring.

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Monday, May 23, 2005 1:45 AM

jar said:
. . . There were obviously many people there from down south; I guess the new nation wide campaigns are working

Hey, I knew I saw a commercial the other night. Cedar Point trying to blow up, huh? I have never seen them market like this.

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Monday, May 23, 2005 7:13 AM
I also went the same day and here is my TR,

got to the park at 10:00 am

Got in line for season pass which ended up being a two hour wait. First ride I hit was maxair. The line was all the way to the end of the kiddie bumper cars. It only took 40 Minutes, Do not be alarmed if the lineis out of the queve the ride gets 50 people out every two minutes, great loading by the crew. Then I headed to Magnum. I got the ejector seat and it was an awesome ride. The paint looks amazing and the crew was like clock work they had every train leaving the station at the same time. Great Job. I thne proceeded to hit the paddle wheel to check out the mysterous mouynds of durt. I also noticed that some trees have been knocked downand there was a make shift road are cut out of the trees. I don't know what is going on there I will just wait and see. Next up was gemini. Its line streched all the way into the mid way. I could see that only one line to the back of the train was going up. I decided to ride when i get back there all the queve lines are full for only one side of the ride. I then head to gt some Custard with my dad. We then decide to leave the park because I had an obligations I had to go to. Great day

Max Air 10/10 awesome!

Magnum 9/10 Great crew

Gemini 9/10 For getting everyone on the ride in about 20 minutes.

Paddle wheel 10/10 The most awesome ride I have ver rode it kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time, Wow. ( Sarcastic)

I left around 3 and it was a great day. The parkin lkot was full on the right side with cars and the left with busses. It was band day and medical health familuy day.

P.S sorry there were no pictures next time I will take my new camra.

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Monday, May 23, 2005 11:20 AM
Geauga lake was dead as a door nail yesterday.
Maybe 1/4 of the parking lot was full. Everyone must've gone to the Point.
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Monday, May 23, 2005 12:17 PM

TeknoScorpion said:
Uh, Dave? He did say something in the back ground of Ep. III.

Mesa So Sorry. ;)


Well, if this is true, it's news to me. Must've been because when he appeared on screen, the entire theatre cascaded his brief 4-second cameo with a shower of boos, so if he said anything, it missed me. That and it was 2:30am and I was damn tired, so I may have just missed it because of that.

And if both those excuses fail, I blame it on my mind not wanting to hear him talk in the first place. ;)

--Dave, adding off-topic posts of no consequence since 2000

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Monday, May 23, 2005 1:25 PM
Charles.... 12hrs and 11 rides sounds bad but I didnt mention I left the park from 11:00am til 4pm when my freeway time started. so compared to 5 rides for the 12hr day like most ppl I was thinking I did alright getting in 11 rides (2 on TTD) in what was a 8hr day for me was good considering the crowd. No doubt friday and sunday were much better
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Monday, May 23, 2005 1:31 PM
I am ready to be laughed at but I spent 7 hours at SFGAdv and got in 1 ride on 5/22. Not that it bothered me. I was there to do one thing and I accomplished it and almost accomplished it twice. 12 hours 11 rides I would not complain about. I don't get over worked about things like how much I did in a day. All I care about... DID I HAVE FUN? Fun is not always in direct proportion to rides/laps taken.
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Wednesday, May 25, 2005 12:07 PM
I had a great time that same day. Different perspective, I guess. See my TR. http://www.coasterbuzz.com/forum.aspx?mode=thread&TopicID=41825
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Wednesday, May 25, 2005 12:32 PM
I was going to mention I'd seen a couple of TR's on Pointbuzz where people had a good time too.

Too bad you didn't go on Sunday instead. My son went and said the line for MF was short in the afternoon...no longer than the freeway merge point.

It appears the leftover crowds from Saturday cleared out by mid afternoon once it began raining off and on and had 10-15 minute waits or less on everything but TTD

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Thursday, May 26, 2005 6:58 PM

jar said:
i know that once the point is fully staffed, they will have one opp checking every 10 seats on maXair, hopefully that will move that line a bit.

Nope. Two operators will each be checking all 50 seats throughout the entire summer.

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Saturday, May 28, 2005 10:02 AM
I told you CP was getting cheap! Coming next year - Budget Cuts: The Ride! It will slice you and dice you and make you a little smaller each time you ride - just like what happens to CP's budget each year.
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Sunday, May 29, 2005 12:12 AM
It's okay, Dave. I accept your explination ;).
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