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Of course Cedar Point would make it a record breaking flying coaster. No doubt in my mind it would be super popular.

 

I know a lot of enthusiasts are "meh" about Valravn, so if CP were to get a standard (or even a record-breaking) B&M flyer, they would really be slamming the park.

 

Me, I am not big on them, but admit that Tatsu scared the living crap out of me the first time that I first rode it. I think that with these types of coasters, you either need some crazy terrain to build it on or theme the crap out of it like Sea World did with Manta. I didn't much care for the Superman ride that I rode at SFGAdv as it seemed pretty tame compared to Tatsu.

 

My preference would be to RMC Mean Streak...then the coaster line-up would pretty much be solid in my opinion.

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It will be very interesting to see what Cedar Point follows Valravn with. They've pretty much the majority of coaster types covered after this dive machine opens...

 

Flying coaster...? A really good wooden coaster...? An RMC coaster...? An Aqua Trax...? A Polercoaster...? Just to name a few! They still have plenty of options!

 

I would love a flying coaster at Cedar Point, though I wonder how popular it would be.

I was actually a bit surprised they went with a dive machine before a flyer as it would have been a more different experience (and possibly easier to market because of that) although this is looking pretty good.

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Does any other cedar fair park have a flying coaster? Because I thought a flying coaster would fit in at DP after Dino alive leaves.

 

BOAT!!!!

 

There is Time Warp, the holdover Zamperla flyer from the Paramount days at Canada's Wonderland. After DP taking Stinger, Possessed, & Demon Drop...hold your breath!

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Does any other cedar fair park have a flying coaster? Because I thought a flying coaster would fit in at DP after Dino alive leaves.

 

BOAT!!!!

 

There is Time Warp, the holdover Zamperla flyer from the Paramount days at Canada's Wonderland. After DP taking Stinger, Possessed, & Demon Drop...hold your breath!

 

Stinger was not a good thing to the park. IMO. The ride is closed way more than opened. Possessed and demon drop were wonderful for the park. Stinger can go.

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Planning a trip for this summer and I have a couple of questions:

 

Anyone that went this past summer use the All Day Dining plan? What were your thoughts on the food? Was it fairly easy to use?

 

Fast Lane cost - anyone that went on a Wednesday/Thursday care to comment how much it was for those days? I'm looking at the FL+ to make sure we have all the rides for one of the two days we are going to be there. The website is showing a base cost of $80 per user for the FL+.

 

Hotel Breakers - has anyone booked a package there that included tickets? Was there at least some discount going this way?

 

(I fully understand that there are factors that are still unknown to the public, as far as how much the hotel cost is, etc. but I'm trying to work up an estimate on how much the trip would be for us.)

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Anyone that went this past summer use the All Day Dining plan? What were your thoughts on the food? Was it fairly easy to use?

 

We went this summer and did a VIP Tour, which included the All Day Dining plan. You actually get a good choice of food. You can do things like Chic-Fil-A, Panda Express, Subway, Pinks Hotdogs, and of course any park food like chicken strips, and pizza, and such. Really will enjoyed the food, and it was easy to use. You just let them scan your wristband when you are done ordering, and it takes care of everything for you! I personally highly recommend it. With that being said, I am not sure how much the All Day Dining plan actually cost because it was included in our tour, so you may want to weigh the pros and cons of it. However, if you did like we did and you eat 3 regular meals while you are at the park, in addition to snacking, then it is well worth it.

 

 

Fast Lane cost - anyone that went on a Wednesday/Thursday care to comment how much it was for those days? I'm looking at the FL+ to make sure we have all the rides for one of the two days we are going to be there. The website is showing a base cost of $80 per user for the FL+.
We did not use Fast Lane, but from what I heard from talking to people in the park even with Fast Lane Plus people were still waiting an hour easily for rides like Maverick, Gatekeeper, Dragster, and MF. While we were at the park I saw a posted price for Fast Lane Plus, it was $120 per person, plus taxes.

 

I hope this helps a little! If you do have the means of being able to do so I would highly consider looking at booking a VIP Tour. With the tour you have plenty of time to do everything you want to do in one day (Minus Soak City) which eliminates the need for staying in a hotel for several days, and several days worth of theme park tickets, and several days worth of food, and several days worth of Fast Lane Plus. Not to mention the experience itself is well worth the cost! It's very tailored to what you want, and it is well worth it! Worth it enough that we are already planning another one for this year!

 

Good luck with booking your vacation!

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Thanks for those tips and the information.

 

The All Day Dining plan comes out at about $32 per person and figuring with two teenagers that this is easily worth the investment for the couple of days we are planning on being there.

 

The 'availability' resets every 90 minutes for meals as well which is great for snacking and the food list choices looks to be fairly impressive.

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Thanks for those tips and the information.

 

The All Day Dining plan comes out at about $32 per person and figuring with two teenagers that this is easily worth the investment for the couple of days we are planning on being there.

 

The 'availability' resets every 90 minutes for meals as well which is great for snacking and the food list choices looks to be fairly impressive.

 

 

Me and my friends went back in may, and we left the park and went to the near by Steak N Shake.

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^For a single day visit, absolutely. Especially in July/August. Which makes me wonder...

For pre-planning purposes, are there Fast Lane discounts for platinum passholders? I think I remember a free upgrade from regular to plus in the past but there's nothing on the website as of now.
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I am so excited for Valravn. Mostly because I love Shiekra and Griffon and I'll have a dive coaster close to me. But I'm a little worried about the new restraints. One of the things that I love about Shiekra and Griffon is that the restraints leave me with quite a lot of room. So with the drop and everything else I get tossed around which adds to the intensity of the ride for me. I just hope the new restraints dont hold you down tight like they do with the wingriders. I havent ridden Banshee so I cant speak on that. But that being said I'm still crazy excited for the ride.

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^For a single day visit, absolutely. Especially in July/August. Which makes me wonder...
For pre-planning purposes, are there Fast Lane discounts for platinum passholders? I think I remember a free upgrade from regular to plus in the past but there's nothing on the website as of now.

 

Thanks for letting me know. I was originally planning on spending only one day at the park, but since I have a Dorney Park Platinum Season Pass, I may spend two days. The other two parks I plan on hitting up in my "Upper Mid-West Coaster Trip" are Valleyfair and Michigan's Adventure, so I'm pretty sure I can hit everything in those two parks by spending one day at each.

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For pre-planning purposes, are there Fast Lane discounts for platinum passholders? I think I remember a free upgrade from regular to plus in the past but there's nothing on the website as of now.

 

Although I wasn't a Platinum Pass holder last year, I don't recall any FL discounts or upgrades the year before. If there were, they weren't publicizing it much.

 

In regards to purchasing a FL+ on a weekday, there are a lot of circumstances involved...it is not as easy as saying something like, "If you go on June 12th, you definitely want to get a FL+". The only time you could say that is if there were some type of event like Math & Science week going on - and even then, the park tends to clear out after or around 5PM.

 

If I had to put together a down and dirty calendar, I would go by what I have posted below. Although be sure to check the park's website for the calendar of events, because this is very important so you know which days might have especially heavy crowds!

 

Unfortunately, they tend not to update the calendar or events until near the park's opening, so this may be a bit vague...

 

* May weekdays after opening - Unless there is a special event, no FL+ needed

* May weekends - Hit or miss depending on the weather (IE: Cloudy, cold or rain in the forecast = no FL+; Sunny and 70 = Very possible you might want/need FL+)

 

* Early June weekdays - Unless there is a special event, no FL+ needed

* Early June weekends - Hit or miss depending on the weather (IE: Cloudy, cold or rain in the forecast = no FL+; Sunny and 70 = Very possible you will need FL+)

 

* Late June weekdays, weekends, all of July/August and through Labor Day weekend - Very good chance that you may want FL+

 

* Halloweekends - Friday nights = no FL+ needed; Saturday's = definitely need/want FL+; Sunday's = no FL+ needed

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I went to CP twice last year and got a free upgrade from FL to FL+ with my platinum pass. I went on a Thursday at the end of July and Sat. Sept. 18th (early in Halloweekends). I think your question to get a FL+ will largely depend on when you go and what you want to get out of your day. For me, going to CP is a treat and I want to make the most out of my day, so I will typically spring for a FL+ to ensure that I get as many rides/re rides as I want. You very well might be able to ride everything you want without a FL+, but there are so many quality rides at CP that if you aren't going to be back for a while, I say splurge if it's remotely busy and enjoy your favorites again and again with a FL+.

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