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I was originally going to wait until the actual trip, but I noticed Cedar Point has an admission and FL+ for any weekday this year for $70 on the website today only.

My question is, if I choose to wait, are there any better deals with a platinum pass (which I've already purchased) on FL+ for the summer? Looking at a late June Friday most likely. What is the normal price of FL+ for this time of year? Are there any other platinum pass holder discounts (as we wouldn't need the admission from the deal online, but $70 for a FL+ on a June Friday is definitely lower than the normal price. So--buy now or later?

 

Not worried about weather because it's a 2-3 day trip so we'd have options. Thanks!

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My question is, if I choose to wait, are there any better deals with a platinum pass (which I've already purchased) on FL+ for the summer?
Last year, Platinum Pass holders could get a FL+ for only $75. It will probably come back for next year too, so if you would want to save $5 per pass, I would it now, but because it is only $5 I'd wait till the offer comes back for the $75 FL+.
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^Is that the base price, or every day? I know they do tiered pricing depending on the day of the week and time of year. I'd imagine a Friday in the end of June would be $10-$15 above the base price. If that's the case I'd rather purchase now--anyone know more? Really appreciate it.

 

If Cedar Point does what they did during Halloweekends; it'll be regular price any day of the week; but on Saturdays, it was $149 That blows for someone like me who flies in from another state and typically I have to go on a weekend obviously.

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Question.....

 

Why is there so much hate from people with gatekeeper?

 

The park saw its most successful opening weekend in the parks history, and was the number one ridden coaster at the park in 2013 with over 2.1 million.

 

So i dont get all the hate from people on here....

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Question.....

 

Why is there so much hate from people with gatekeeper?

 

 

Very loaded question. A few points people have made:

 

1. Tame ride experience compared to other coasters of its size.

 

2. Somewhat uncomfortable restraints for some.

 

3. Didn't meet "Cedar Point New Coaster" expectations after Millennium Force, Top Thrill Dragster, and Maverick all opened in the last decade and a half.

 

It is not a bad ride by any means, but some say it was overhyped. In my opinion, which park doesn't overhype a new ride? Overall, I enjoy GateKeeper and I am glad Cedar Point built it.

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I think as much as the term 'forceless' gets thrown around, the real issue with Gatekeeper is actually pacing. There's definitely some force to be felt at the base of the first drop and pulling up into the Immelmann, and I think it sustains that momentum with a nice variety of elements - but only until about halfway. I actually really enjoy the slow roll on the return trip, but I don't think any sane person can argue for the post MCBR section being a good finish.

 

And I don't think many complaints have been levied against the performance or throughput of the ride itself with exception to the vest restraints. I get the criticisms but they don't hold water for me.

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Overall, I enjoy GateKeeper and I am glad Cedar Point built it.

 

Same feeling here. I never did understand what all of the "hate" for the ride is. Would people still rather have Transport and Space Spiral instead?

 

Is it the most crazy, intense ride ever? No, but as I've said a million times before, that's not really the point of a wing coaster. It's supposed to be more graceful and photogenic. I think Gatekeeper satisfies everything it was supposed to perfectly. Not everyone can ride intense coasters like Raptor and Maverick. A good park always has balance.

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