Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby DavidB » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:05 pm

anonymouscactus wrote:
But Anonymouscactus says on here that they go the first weekend of Halloweekends because the crowds are light...


First *Sunday*. Keep in mind PointFest falls on Saturday, September 15th. No thank you. I can't legitimately speak for Friday nights as I've never been but early on I'd imagine it wouldn't be too bad. Keep in mind that there are no scare zones on Sundays as well.

Also the only other downside to the day after PointFest is you can't park in the CP Shores parking lot since they put the stage out there. :-p


Thanks for the clarification; I didn't remember fully I guess! If the hotel pricing is an indication, the park must feel the first weekend has the lowest traffic, as it is lower than the rest of the weekends. It's cheapest the first weekend and ramps up peaking the third and second to last weekend, dropping slightly for the last weekend.

I made the mistake before of not taking full advantage of Friday because I had a bad headache and wanted to watch the Cardinals NLCS game, and then Saturday was so swamped they sold out of FL+ before I tried to buy them. It was a beautiful Columbus Day weekend....avoid Columbus Day weekend... But the couple times I've gone on Friday the lines were definitely manageable, even last time when the only things running were Gatekeeper and Valravn due to wind.

But yeah, not being able to park in the back lot is a bummer as well if you're not staying on the peninsula.

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby Mossed » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:46 pm

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I'm interested in seeing the attendance, I don't think the park has done poorly this year. t's not like 2012 when the parking lot seemed pretty dead on a regular basis. I do think the park has done a great job spreading people around with recent additions. The beach, in particular, seems to have had substantial growth.
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby shoesfather » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:44 am

Hey guys. Planning a trip to Cedar Point in mid August. We are going on a Tuesday and Wednesday but will be getting into Sandusky mid-late afternoon so was hoping to take in a little beach time. We have a platinum pass so I think parking is free. Can we go to the beach area of the park without actually going to the park? Or is there a better beach area nearby to go to? Any suggestions would be great. Thanks!

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby pfalcioni » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:25 am

Parking is free with your Platinum Pass and you can definitely park in the main lot and walk to the beach, there's a new walkway that'll take you all along the East side all the way to Breakers.

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby GCI Wooden » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:38 am

shoesfather wrote:Hey guys. Planning a trip to Cedar Point in mid August. We are going on a Tuesday and Wednesday but will be getting into Sandusky mid-late afternoon so was hoping to take in a little beach time. We have a platinum pass so I think parking is free. Can we go to the beach area of the park without actually going to the park? Or is there a better beach area nearby to go to? Any suggestions would be great. Thanks!


Yeah you don't have to enter the park. If you just park in the normal parking lot, there's beach access right over by Gatekeeper's first drop (There's a sign that says "Boardwalk", just go through that, take a little boardwalk stroll and you're there)

I'm not convinced that attendance is down either. The park seemed pretty busy when we went earlier this year, moreso than our last visit (which was the same week, with similar weather when Valravn was new). I think we're creating a problem that isn't really there.
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:48 am

GCI Wooden wrote:I think we're creating a problem that isn't really there.


This isn't broken down by park, but I wouldn't be so sure this problem doesn't exist :lol: .

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby slickpoetry » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:48 am

slickpoetry wrote:Hey CP experts. I'm going to the park for the very first time on Friday, July 20. I have no idea what kind of lines to expect at the coasters. I'm hoping someone can give me advice. I know a lot is weather dependent, so let's assume no rain and average temps.

My kids are not big enough for some of the coasters, and I don't want to overdo it and wear everyone out. So my plan is to do Blue Streak, Gemini, and Magnum before lunch at Chik Fil A, and Cedar Creek, Iron Dragon, and Millenium Force after lunch, with a few flats and a train ride thrown in there. Is this all pretty much do-able by about 4 PM?


Edited to add: I don't plan on buying the Fast Lane.


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I'm still hoping someone will answer this question. I know it's lame to go to CP for just a day and do only six coasters. I have my reasons. I just wanted to ask if this plan is feasible.

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby 11slataus » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:56 am

slickpoetry wrote:
slickpoetry wrote:Hey CP experts. I'm going to the park for the very first time on Friday, July 20. I have no idea what kind of lines to expect at the coasters. I'm hoping someone can give me advice. I know a lot is weather dependent, so let's assume no rain and average temps.

My kids are not big enough for some of the coasters, and I don't want to overdo it and wear everyone out. So my plan is to do Blue Streak, Gemini, and Magnum before lunch at Chik Fil A, and Cedar Creek, Iron Dragon, and Millenium Force after lunch, with a few flats and a train ride thrown in there. Is this all pretty much do-able by about 4 PM?


Edited to add: I don't plan on buying the Fast Lane.


Bump?

I'm still hoping someone will answer this question. I know it's lame to go to CP for just a day and do only six coasters. I have my reasons. I just wanted to ask if this plan is feasible.


I absolutely think this is doable. If you get there at opening (or around then), then I expect you can do Blue Streak, Gemini, and Magnum probably within an hour! Not major lines on those coasters in all my experience, but even if the wait is a little more than usual, you are ABSOLUTELY going to have some free time between these coasters and lunch. You would be able to throw in a few more rides you want to do in the morning instead (Millennium, possibly? Or Mine Ride back by Chik Fil A).

You'll be able to clean up any coasters/rides you didn't get to in the afternoon, and probably still have significant time before 4 to do some other rides, if that's what you want.

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:24 am

That's ridiculously easy to do.

On the off chance that you're staying on property or buying a pass, note that Millennium Force is the only coaster open for Early Entry with a 48 inch height requirement (though Skyhawk is open, awesome and also has a 48 inch height requirement). If you get to Gemini early and it's not racing, come back later.

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby theymitbgi » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:33 am

My son is at the park today with the FastLane+. He still is waiting 30-45 per ride. Is this normal? Is he doing something wrong?

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