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I was thinking about this at work today - how much would CP lose out if Soak City was included with admission to the park? After all it's going to be at least $65 just to get into the park this year and Cedar Point is already a two day park as it is. They've combined Oceans of Fun with Worlds of Fun - how has that worked out for them?

It was probably the best idea the park has had in 15+ years. Attendance skyrocketed.

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I was thinking about this at work today - how much would CP lose out if Soak City was included with admission to the park? After all it's going to be at least $65 just to get into the park this year and Cedar Point is already a two day park as it is. They've combined Oceans of Fun with Worlds of Fun - how has that worked out for them?

It was probably the best idea the park has had in 15+ years. Attendance skyrocketed.

I'm wondering if, with Cedar Point, the dry park is already enough of a draw for the vast majority of their visitors, and they look at Soak City as an upcharge that a percentage of the people already visiting regardless will buy into. Whereas at World's of Fun, the combination of admission actually draws more people to the park as a whole. I just feel like this is great incentive at Worlds of Fun but not nearly as enticing at Cedar Point, because the people come anyways, regardless of the inclusion of a free water park. Therefor keeping it as a separate admission promises higher revenue with the water park in its current state.

 

I could see Cedar Point expanding the capacity and attractions of Soak City, retheming/renaming it, and combining the two parks into one admission with some strong marketing tactics and pricing plans that bring in more 3 day visitors, and turn more 1 day visitors into 2 day visitors. Places like Universal Orlando already do this, with great pricing incentive to stay for 3 days. It makes it hard to pay just a slightly lower amount for 2 days. Of course, people think they are getting a third day for 10 dollars essentially, but then they buy food and make other expenses throughout the park. As long as the capacity management is there I don't see why Cedar Point wouldn't want to entice people to stay a day longer than they have historically.

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I could see CP possibly turning Soak City into an "included with a park pass" perk, but they would definitely need to expand it into the Challenge Park area. Perhaps add a water coaster, Tornado and another large wave pool and it might be large enough to handle the increase in attendance.

 

Currently, I feel that the park does pretty well despite it being separate admission for non-season pass members. I can only recall being there once where the slides didn't have decent-sized waits...and that's because temps were only in the mid to upper 60's that day.

 

Heck, people seem to love water parks so much that CP could probably just add the aforementioned additions, still keep it a separate admission, and still get high attendance numbers for the season.

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A new blog post is up detailing everything new (besides Valravn) announced at Winter Chill Out.

 

https://www.cedarpoint.com/blog-article/online-fun/All-The-New-Things

 

What struck me is how Tony really kinda "inched past" the ride removals, unlike this blog post from November 2014 announcing the Good Time Theater was closing, where it had a post all to itself.

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I just noticed that Shoot the Rapids has finally been removed from Cedar Point's web-site. Took them long enough.

 

I agree. I think it took them way to long to remove Shoot The Rapids from the website.

 

I mean, they just officially announced that the ride would be removed Saturday at Winter Chill Out.

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I think it's pretty much a given that Soak City will be expanded in the near future...which will also give CP a chance to update its last entry gate.

 

Here's an idea...a friend mentioned that he could see GL's Wildwater Kingdom closing at the end of the summer (it's honestly surprising that it's stayed open this long, to be frank) and seeing Thunder Falls and Liquid Lightning transplanted to CP as part of said expansion...thoughts?

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I'm just leaving this cleveland.com article here for discussion:

Cedar Point won't raise fence in response to death of man struck by roller coaster

 

What exactly would raising the height of the fence do, other than make it slightly more of a nuisance for someone who's dead-set on intentionally breaking the rules to do so?

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I'm just leaving this cleveland.com article here for discussion:

Cedar Point won't raise fence in response to death of man struck by roller coaster

 

What exactly would raising the height of the fence do, other than make it slightly more of a nuisance for someone who's dead-set on intentionally breaking the rules to do so?

 

I find the below quote from the article quite annoying.

 

The elder Young, also of East Canton, said his family has not yet decided whether they will sue Cedar Point for any responsibility the park may have had in his son's death.

 

What are they going to sue Cedar Point for? The fact that their son disregarded all safety warnings that were set in place including not having any loose articles on the rides and climbing over the fences into the restricted area is completely his fault. I see no fault with the park. What this man should have done was alerted a ride attendant or park official that he had lost his phone (or whatever it was) and waited until a staff member had retrieved it. Some people are completely oblivious and can't seem to realize that they aren't invincible. Good job Cedar Point for keeping the fences around Raptor the same height as you don't need to cater to the stupidity of someone else!

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I'm just leaving this cleveland.com article here for discussion:

Cedar Point won't raise fence in response to death of man struck by roller coaster

 

What exactly would raising the height of the fence do, other than make it slightly more of a nuisance for someone who's dead-set on intentionally breaking the rules to do so?

 

I totally wanted to feel lie someone who's incarcerated while standing in line!

 

/goes to Six Flags instead

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Ugh, nothing pisses me off more than people suing for stupid reasons. . .

 

I'm curious if you even read the most recent article posted. In the article it clearly says that the father of the victim has not yet decided if they were going to sue the park. (Probably because the father knows that there is not really a case.)

 

From the article:

 

The elder Young, also of East Canton, said his family has not yet decided whether they will sue Cedar Point for any responsibility the park may have had in his son's death.

 

I bet they will NOT end up suing the park because they will go to a lawyer and find out that they have no case against the park, because the park was not in the wrong. It was their son who ignored the warning signs and climbed the fences into a (clearly posted) restricted area.

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From the article:

 

"Certainly my son shouldn't have gone over the fence. There's no doubt about that. But then I believe the fence shouldn't have been so easy to get over."

 

I'm without words

 

I think the mom should jump the fence and awaken the mighty Raptor. He's waiting patiently, watching for his next prey.

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I bet they will NOT end up suing the park because they will go to a lawyer and find out that they have no case against the park, because the park was not in the wrong. It was their son who ignored the warning signs and climbed the fences into a (clearly posted) restricted area.

Hey, lawyers get their fees either way. I wouldn't be so surprised; I'm sure there's more than one ambulance chaser out there looking to profit off this.

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Oh trust me, living in Memphis i have learned people can sue you for ANYTHING, don't be surprised if they get a little money. Also, lets hope the media doesen't sway the opinion of the sheep of this country to demand higher fences.

 

Edit: Just realized how hilarious "sheep demanding higher fences" sounds.

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When this same thing happened at Six Flags Over Georgia (for the second time on Batman ...SMH), the park increased signage to something like every 10 feet and the sign warns of electrocution and things that are just unnecessary and unpleasant to have to read while walking into the park. I am glad Cedar Point is standing their ground. By changing things, the claim that it wasn't good enough before becomes more arguable.

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