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  1. im making my first trip to CP from Florida this coming Friday and Saturday. After bugging the hell out of the CP phone lines, i finally finagled my way into getting a VIP pass and im stoaked. Anyone know off the top of their heads if all the rides were running all right this weekend? thanks everyone.
  2. The Orlando Sentinel says no HRRR at all for HHN this year. Thanks Universal. Bang up job. Why would they open it during the day and close it during HHN? seems like it should be the other way around. http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/features_orlando/2009/09/universal-halloween-horror-nights-hollywood-rip-ride-rockit-dark.html
  3. I'm actually on the exact same page as you Vintage. My first time going to HHN was also the last time they had it in IOA and i have to say it was one of the most fun nights of my life. It was a billion times better than any of the HHNs after it. I felt like there was plenty of room in IOA, they should at least switch off from park to park each year. But I thought this years would be fun because of Rockit, but clearly that won't happen. This ride is turning into a joke. How long is it going to take universal to get their act together with this ride? Running 4 trains, 2 of which are broken, broken seats in the running trains, audio problems, extremely long wait times due to lack of loading speed, not using the moving platform...And then they are going to send you a brochure of HHN with HRRR listed as a NEW! attraction on it without saying it will be closed? What a joke. I was going to be purchasing my tickets today, but i heard from friends that this year's HHN sucked and they wanted to burn the place down because they wanted to ride HRRR but it was closed for no good reason. Well congrats for creating the most technologically advanced ride in the world- too bad you can't make it work. I'll pass on waiting 2 hours for my 50/50 chance at having an uncomfortably rough ride and praying my audio selection works. Lame universal. Lame.
  4. ok last question: haha looks like im going friday, saturday, and i have sunday as an option (basically depending on if my friend wants to stay on sunday cuz i know i will). Going to stay at the sandcastle suites 2 nights for only 140 a night (which from what i read online its normally 250-300. And the ticket prices only come out to be 15 for friday and 25 for both sat and sun which i feel is dirt cheap. 1) Wait times on sunday in Oct (oct 11th to be exact). Mainly the wait times for Maverick, MF, and TTD? 2) Regaring bringing a bag into the park and riding rides (im talking like one of those small plastic looking backpack/sacks that you can wear); do you have to get a locker??? Or can you just toss it off to the side of the ride/ or cubbies right before you get on and then grab it when you get off? 3) Alcohol: i read that they serve alcohol in the park and you can't bring it in. But im really confused as to why it says this: "Alcoholic beverages are available for catered events, however, all alcohol must be provided by Cedar Point. Groups are not permitted to bring in their own alcoholic beverages. Guests are not permitted to enter or leave any catered area with an alcoholic beverage." Do you have to have a catered party? Or drink it within a certain area. Basically, can i buy a beer and walk around with it? haha thanks guys.
  5. thanks for all the help guys, especially pufferfish I called the park today and i talked to a guy that said pretty much getting a VIP pass when they are sold out is a slim to none chance. I was wondering 2 more things that i could not get answered on the phone today because they said they are only open fri, sat, and sun from now on. 1) ANyone have any experience with getting the VIP pass even when they are sold out. Or what i could possibly say or do in order to maybe get 'waitlisted'? 2) Right now it looks like im going friday the 9th, and saturday the 10th. If i check in on friday round 2 at an on site hotel, will that get me into the park an hour early on both friday and saturday? friday it opens at 6 and saturday it opens at noon. -also i heard that the park is pretty slow on the friday nights for halloween weekends because its only open for a few hours. true? thanks guys.
  6. I've come across some more questions... So, I'm going to be going on Saturday, October 10th (open from 12 til midnight) & (contingent on availability) will have a VIP pass. So... 1) Will there be Fireworks on that day? 2) Will the starlight experience be up? Not even sure exactly what that is other than just a bunch of lights... 3) What time in the day does the Halloween event start in that 12-12 operating hour time block? Do you have to purchase a separate ticket to get in? Will the VIP pass work during those hours too? What exactly takes place for the halloween event? 4) What's the temperature normally like at that time? And obviously i know no one can predict rain, but does it typically rain in the area around that time? 5) Regarding the VIP pass, it says its good for 9 hours with the 1 hour break. Is that one hour break included in the 9 hours? As in, you really only get 8 hours of VIP access? Since the park is open from 12 til 12, and since VIP access gets you in an hour early, is that extra hour early included in the 9 hours you get? If not, what time will the VIP tie start? [EDIT] 6) How soon should i get the VIP pass to make sure i get one before they run out? OK- i know thats a bit ridiculous, but i just want to make sure i get this right. Cuz ill be broke for a while haha... [EDIT2] Ok- according to the website, they are sold out of VIP passes for that day, as well as almost everyday for the rest of the year. Is there any humanly possible way for me to get one? -If there isn't, would going friday night be packed? and then saturday too? thanks again guys.
  7. First post on the CP thread: So I'm from Florida. I've wanted to go to CP for about 3 years now and never could find the time or people to go with to make it happen. Well, I am probably going to be making my first trip there on Friday, October 9th. And i had some questions that i figured you guys would be great at answering: 1) Expected wait times for the big 3 : MF, TTD, & Maverick? 2) Are their halloween nights any good (keeping in mind ive been to HHN at universal several times)? What time do they start? seperate admission? if this is on the main CP website, i swear i couldn't find it. 3) VIP passes: i know how they work, and i'm really thinking about taking one deep in the pocket and paying for 2 (my friend won't pay for one) because i mean, im traveling by plane to get there, then driving 3 hours to arrive at the park, to spend ONE day, i dont want to stand in lines. this might be the only time i get to go in the next 10 years. but my quesiton is, do they work for the halloween night thing? 4)Best order to ride the rides if you have the VIP? 5)I used to have a total iron stomach when i was about 15 (now 22), but if i ride rollercoasters consecutively, i start to get nausia/headache once i get off. Anybody know of a good anti-nausia pill for that? haha. random question i know. 6) any other important/fun things i should know? anyone recommend i do anything in particular? thanks for the help guys. much appreciated. [EDIT] And i just noticed the park is only open from 6-Midnight on the friday. So i think ill shoot for the following saturday (12 to 12). Oo! I bet the night rides are fun.
  8. Hey. First time post on this thread. Im about 2 hours from orlando, and a big potter fan as well. In your response to the "soar over Hogwarts" statement you made: I luckily enough ran into the VP of Universal Engineering (long story how that happened, lol, it was like a million to one chance) about 6 months ago. He said regarding the dark ride in the castle that it would combine the floor movements of the spider-man ride and the flying feeling you get from the "Soarin' " ride at Disney. And he also said that spider-man would have nothing on this ride. He said the ride would be like taking a trip though the entire world of harry potter. So, i don't think there will be an actual outside ride at TWWOHP, but i think it will be moreso the sensation/visual aspect you will get when riding the HP ride. Anyways, thought i'd share that.
  9. From a second glance, it looks as it might not have "ripped" but rather came "unclipped". Cant really tell to be exact but i dont see a noticeable jagged rip. It might have just come undone from the clips it was in, seeing as it is not just one giant banner (i think)...who knows, im prob wrong.
  10. HAHAHAHAHA Get ready for this everybody: I'm at the park now. The effing banner got ripped in half by the wind!!! Bahahahaha. i'm dying laughing at what retard didn't put holes or something in it- it was asking for it all day.
  11. Not sure if this newer video has been posted or not: http://www.parksleuth.com/ It shows the testing of nearly the entire ride. Best video yet.
  12. According to this person, http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=31844588, The first rockit test run was 2 nights ago. And it was posted by a girl who works at the park. they ran 2 trains. and it went good.
  13. I'm surprised no one has mentioned this: What about the rings that light up that are going around the lift hill? It seems like that would be a MAJOR project that might take some time. And there is no sight of them, and no mention of them???
  14. Hey Guys. First time i have posted in this forum. Just thought i would let every one know that Sea World is offering a front of the line pass to ride Manta to anyone who completes these 6 Missions on their website: http://www.ridetheflyingray.com/manta/manta-mask.aspx They seem relatively easy and might only take a couple hours. Might be worth it if you are going on MDW for the opening. Anyways, that was it, just thought i would let you guys know. ps. did anyone hear about the guy who tried to get into Sea World by sneaking in? It was in my local paper. They tazed him repeatedly without any effect. Turns out he was on LSD! hah!
  15. Well, the official RRR website now says just "2009". No Spring/Summer, just 2009. I'm assuming they are just trying to be 'safe' with the date now. just a bland 2009.
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