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  1. I hope clik-fil-a gets replaced with a Popeyes. Chicken tastes so much better without a side of hate.


    The only thing I like to speculate about more than amusement rides is chicken. Cedar Fair hasn't worked with Popeyes in the past, but I want to dismiss rumors that Six Flags has an exclusive 2 Popeyes deal in the pipelines.




    Edit: Those Cajun Fries though!

  2. What is the ejector seat on Magnum? I've seen that mentioned here but don't know if I know specifically what seat yall are on about. As mentioned I only sat in the 2nd and 3rd rows and got nice ejector on the return in both rows.

    Car 1. Row 3.


    The front car pivots downward rapidly on the bunny hills throwing riders over the rear axle upward.


    You will definitely get the most air time in C1R3, however it can get a bit violent on the return run. I think that the middle row of the last car is the best seat on the ride. Smooth as glass with tons of ejector air.

  3. I went for the first night of HITP and had a great time. Every single ride was a walk on. Its great to hear that the event picked up some steam and is packing people in now. If it continues to be success, I can see this event sticking around. They are turning a part of the year where they weren't making any money into a pretty big draw.


    That can only mean that they are making more money now and have no excuse for not building a fury-killing-giga coaster

  4. Normally vertical loops, cobra rolls, and other high positive g elements don't produce dropped items because they are pushed down rather that upwards. But zero g rolls and corkscrews will because the positive force is less than one.


    Airtime hills are really big killers for loose articles. I lost a season pass before on Ride of Steel's airtime hills (luckily it was my last visit of the year anyways). Also, last summer I nearly caught someone's phone while riding Millennium Force in the back seat. Could you imagine what the person's reaction after the ride would be if I handed their phone back to them?


    I actually caught someone's cell phone on Nitro and Great Adventure a few years back. The airtime is so floaty that it was as if someone under-hand tossed it to me. I was able to return it to the owner after the ride.


    When I was working Magnum we would find tons of stuff every night by the return airtime hills. There was usually a line of 4 or 5 people around closing hoping to get their stuff back. I'd say 4-5 cell phones a night at least.

  5. I wonder if after legalization takes place (Prime Minister of Canada announced he will legalize it, Supreme court of Mexico ruled that prohibition is against human rights, and 4 states and DC have legalized.. so its coming) if parks will sell infused drinks or have a 'smoking lounge'. Id imagine there is a metric-butt-ton of money to be made and they already sell alcohol. Think about how much their snack sales will go up! Six Flags will sell 4x more churros!


    I have no problem with someone consuming weed at the park, but I have a problem with it on a lift hill. The same way I'd have an issue if someone was drinking a beer or using a cell phone on a lift hill. Ride safety always come first.

  6. Im at the park today and we couldn't have picked a nicer night! We walked on Nitro, Skully, and Zoomie. Short lines (under 30min) for Kingda Ka, El Toro, Namtab, and Superman. Crowds seem pretty light!


    I noticed that the terror trail wristband is now $25 for all of the trails. To rich for my blood. No option to buy tickets individually. The trails looked great, but I did not get a chance to enter.


    Certainly a good end to the regular operating season

  7. If you consider re-routing Perimeter Road, you could add 180,517 sqft with the removal of the Dorms. Considerable amount of space to work with.


    The lot you removed is for famous daves and the marina and was usually quite full. Employees for Cedars are required to park in a lot down past pet check. You would be unable to 'reclaim' that space. The building directly next to famous daves is the HR building. I could see that eventually being moved elsewhere.


    I think that when Cedar's bites the dust, it will be replaced with food/shopping/night options for a Marina revamp. This would do wonders for Cedar Point's resort feel. The area could really use a facelift as it is pretty ugly these days and could be a park highlight.


    It would also resign the need to reroute the road. I do agree that if a ride were to be added they would certainly have reroute the roads.

  8. Unfortunately, Cedars doesn't take up as much space as many people think. According to Google maps, the complex has an area of 87730 square feet. By comparison, Rougarou's twister section (not counting the loop or lift hill) takes up 377400 square feet. By further comparison, sandcastle suites is an area of about 278880 square feet without parking. That means that sandcastle is ~3.2 times the size of the Cedars lot. The closest ride by size comparison seems to be snake river falls which is about the same square footage.


    I don't think Cedar Point's new attraction will dictate the removal of Cedars as much as the fact that it is moving into complete disrepair will. Keep in mind it is also land locked by midway, Valraven, the marina, and Lake Erie. When Cedar Point is ready to build a new employee dorm (I don't know, when the roof caves in?), a new (probably flat) ride will come. Not the other way around.


    If Cedar Point really needed space, they would probably move the RV park off point. It is a huge amount of space that can easily be moved virtually anywhere else fairly easily. There are also the Go-karts which are likely on their way out as well. It seems that almost everybody is scrambling to get rid of them. I can see that space being used for a Soak City expansion.

  9. They have already announced the future removal of the Cedars dorms next to Perimeter Rd. Whether or not they use this space for a ride is yet to be seen. As we've seen with Magnum, Mean Streak, and GateKeeper, they are not afraid of expanding the park's boundaries to find room for new rides. Eventually they will need to go the DisneyLand route and start replacing rides with new rides. But they still have time until they need to go that route.


    Please cite a source on this. I want to stress that Commons fills up, and Cedars gets close to full. If Cedars comes down, another dorm will be going up simultaneously. Yes, they recently opened the 1600s, but that will not house everyone (not even 1/4th) in Cedars. Keep in mind that dorms are infrastructure that are vital to the operation of this park. A majority of employees live on site. They had wiggle room when Gold's came down, but I don't think they have that same slack with Cedars as all of the Gold's employees had to move into either Cedars or Commons.


    I'm sure Cedars will eventually come down and a new dorm will be constructed off-point but as it stands today, Cedar Point can not house enough employees to operate without Cedars. I have friends currently living in Cedars who have not heard of its closing. This is why I'd like to see a source.

  10. In my opinion, the best trails were Desolation and Cornstalkers. I think this is a rather popular opinion because the lines for these were nearly twice as long as the rest of the trails. The Wax Museum is really good as well if your into weirder style trails.


    All of them are good, some are better than others. I thought that Gravewalkers and Trick or Treat were the weakest. If pressed for time, those are the ones that I would skip. The only trail I did not get to experience was the asylum because the line was crazy and since I live right by GADV, asylum trails are old news.


    The good news is that the lines for the coasters were much shorter than those of the trails. Hydra and Talon were walk-ons all night.

  11. I was at the park on Saturday. There were absolutely no lines for any of the coasters except steel force which was dispatching a train about every 8 minutes. The longest line for a haunt attraction we waited in was only about 40 minutes for Cornstalkers. All of the haunts were done very well.


    My biggest gripe was the Fright Feast. For an additional $10 I was given the option of adding an all you can eat buffet. Being the wise consumer I am, I decided to spring for it since $10 isn't a terrible price to pay for in-park food. The food was really, really bad. I don't know how you mess up fried chicken and mac and cheese, but they did. I wasn't expecting much (I lived on Cedar Fair food every day for an entire summer when I worked at Cedar Point), but the McDonalds I had before entering the park was several times better.


    What about the open-soda-bar offered? They can't mess up fountain soda can they? Nope, but they can surround the entire thing with maybe 40 - 50 Yellowjackets all trying to feed on sugary soda syrup. Essentially, if you wanted a drink, you had to risk life and limb to get it. I have a mild bee allergy/phobia so I stayed away from the fountain to the best of my ability. I guess the quality of the actual soda product was acceptable.


    Tl;DR: There were no lines for rides, short lines for very good haunts, and If when buying your tickets for the park somebody tries to sell you a fright feast ticket for $10, skip on it.

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