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Can't stand Magnum, avoided riding it the last three times we made the trip to CP. I would rather have more rides on coasters that don't beat the crap out of you.

 

I use to feel the same way. Then I "learned" how to ride Magnum without getting the crap beat of me, and now I really enjoy it.

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Having ridden both Shiekra and Griffon - I think this is a great addition for Cedar Point. Dive coasters are a unique experience, and even though I have been on more than a few coasters with vertical and beyond vertical drops - the Size and Scope of the Dive Coaster drop is really unique and pretty damned fun.

 

I've also found that of the newer B&M's - the dive coasters give a more "forceful" ride than things like the wing riders, etc.

 

Good on Cedar Point- I'm looking forward to seeing this be constructed.

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I must have ridden a different Magnum than everyone else when I was at the park in May. I rode it 2xs that weekend without knowing there was a certain way to ride it to avoid pain. I just sat down, strapped myself in and was actually blown away by how awesome it was. After my first ride it was a "must do again before I leave" and it remains a "must get back to ride". I don't know if where you sit matters, but both my rides were in the first car (2nd/3rd rows).

 

To be fair, I also love Skyrush and everyone moans about how painful that coaster is but neither of these rides bother me at all.

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I've had painful rides on Magnum before, but it mainly comes from lap bars or seat belts that are too loose. Regardless, from my experience, ride in the second row of any car and you'll be fine and the ride will feel a lot smoother. It's a ride that is nearly 30 years old and still packs a punch.

 

Avoid the "wheel" rows (1 and 3) and you're good as gold.

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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.

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Can't stand Magnum, avoided riding it the last three times we made the trip to CP. I would rather have more rides on coasters that don't beat the crap out of you.

 

I use to feel the same way. Then I "learned" how to ride Magnum without getting the crap beat of me, and now I really enjoy it.

 

Yeah, Magnum is one of those "shaky" ones, but just the whole personality of Magnum makes it so great. The trains, the layout, everything. It was a huge thing at the time of its opening, which makes it that much more special.

 

I love Magnum. Something about the shakiness just makes it that much more great.

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Can't stand Magnum, avoided riding it the last three times we made the trip to CP. I would rather have more rides on coasters that don't beat the crap out of you.

 

I use to feel the same way. Then I "learned" how to ride Magnum without getting the crap beat of me, and now I really enjoy it.

 

Also, I feel like Magnum has lost a lot of popularity because of Millennium Force and Dragster.

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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.

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I think one of my favorite pictures with my boyfriend is when we first started dating we went to cedar point and the picture of us on magnum was hilarious. We laughed so hard because you could clearly see we were both in pain lol. Yet we also looked like we were having a good time lol

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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.

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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.

 

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Really the only trick to Magnum is sitting in the middle row of any car. It's a much smoother ride, and the airtime isn't as violent in the middle rows, so you don't have to worry about your lapbar being too tight. My personal favorite seat is the middle row of the last car in the right hand seat. If you can't be bothered to choose a middle row because you "shouldn't have to learn how to ride it" then I don't know what to tell you.

 

This ends my annual quest to educate the internets on how to ride my favorite Cedar Point coaster

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