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For anyone who was contemplating being productive at work today I just wanted to post a friendly reminder that it's Ohio State Day starting at 11am and Passholder Preview Day so that probably won't be happening.

 

 

I am curious why it took 20 minutes into the day and the Valravn line reaching the main midway for them to open the entire queue. They had to know that is where everyone was heading. It is not a big deal just seemed odd to me.

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It's fun to watch some of these first day hiccups on the webcams. Can't fault anyone of course. Also the Gatekeeper, Raptor and Valravn crews are crushing it right now even though it's the first day. Gatekeeper especially is hitting awesome intervals.

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^I saw a 75 second dispatch interval on Valravyn. Seriously impressive. One thing I do love about Cedar Point is their operations are usually on point compared to almost every other park.

 

... probably shouldn't watch cam 3 then. Dispatch something... anything

 

It's opening day though. Totally understandable.

 

^ Just clicked that and watched Maverick go over the first drop.

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After watching the webcam it does seem like the train is being held for even close to 4 seconds. It's like a split second.

I noticed that as well... seems that within the past hour or so the holding brake really isn't doing a whole lot of "holding".

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^I saw a 75 second dispatch interval on Valravyn. Seriously impressive. One thing I do love about Cedar Point is their operations are usually on point compared to almost every other park.

 

... probably shouldn't watch cam 3 then. Dispatch something... anything

 

It's opening day though. Totally understandable.

 

^ Just clicked that and watched Maverick go over the first drop.

The cams make the day go by so quickly. Valravn is averaging 90 second intervals, and the train is in view for about 30 seconds. I watch a few rounds and before I know it 30 minutes have flown by. It's sad that I am so excited that I am timing the ride but it really is making the time pass.

 

Checking out cam 3 now.

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Yeah, that holding brake doesn't actually hold for very long.

 

Also, the lift hill seems super fast compared to the other dive machines. That turn before the drop looks like it's over before you even get to check out the view!

 

It definitely goes a lot faster through the turn than the other dive machines. I'm enjoying watching everyones legs fly forwards when they hit the first set of brakes after the turn. Sound ridicilous I know, but I just found it amusing to watch...

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^I saw a 75 second dispatch interval on Valravn. Seriously impressive. One thing I do love about Cedar Point is their operations are usually on point compared to almost every other park.

 

Agreed, I live 15 min from Six Flags Over Texas and the dispatching is atrocious at my park. I enjoy the rides here, I really do, but I'm flying up for 3 days next weekend simply because I always have more fun at Cedar Fair parks, especially CP. I appreciate the little things, and watching dispatchers hauling to try and get people on and off is enough to make me fly on a plane so they can have my money.

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Yeah, that holding brake doesn't actually hold for very long.

 

Also, the lift hill seems super fast compared to the other dive machines. That turn before the drop looks like it's over before you even get to check out the view!

 

It definitely goes a lot faster through the turn than the other dive machines. I'm enjoying watching everyones legs fly forwards when they hit the first set of brakes after the turn. Sound ridicilous I know, but I just found it amusing to watch...

Not going to lie, I find it amusing if not oddly pleasing too.

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^I saw a 75 second dispatch interval on Valravn. Seriously impressive. One thing I do love about Cedar Point is their operations are usually on point compared to almost every other park.

 

Agreed, I live 15 min from Six Flags Over Texas and the dispatching is atrocious at my park. I enjoy the rides here, I really do, but I'm flying up for 3 days next weekend simply because I always have more fun at Cedar Fair parks, especially CP. I appreciate the little things, and watching dispatchers hauling to try and get people on and off is enough to make me fly on a plane so they can have my money.

SFOG and SFOT have very similar awful ops. I mean as a whole Six Flags is pretty bad while Cedar Fair is generally better (this is coming from someone who actually prefers Six Flags parks in many ways). All Cedar Fair parks have decent ops but Cedar Point has crazy ops that are far superior to the other parks in the chain. It really is nice to go to CP and not have to get frustrated by the operations constantly.

 

My only beef with Cedar Fair is that they often assign rows, they hold people outside the station and rows end up going out empty, they run three trains even when they are consistently double stacking, and some of the parks don't allow re-rides. In terms of the actually dispatching, they are amazing though!

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My only beef with Cedar Fair is that they often assign rows, they hold people outside the station and rows end up going out empty, they run three trains even when they are consistently double stacking, and some of the parks don't allow re-rides. In terms of the actually dispatching, they are amazing though!

 

I agree that I absolutely hate this, but I've never once seen Cedar point do it on any ride. Parks like Carowinds on the other hand do is constantly.

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My only beef with Cedar Fair is that they often assign rows, they hold people outside the station and rows end up going out empty, they run three trains even when they are consistently double stacking, and some of the parks don't allow re-rides. In terms of the actually dispatching, they are amazing though!

 

I agree that I absolutely hate this, but I've never once seen Cedar point do it on any ride. Parks like Carowinds on the other hand do is constantly.

 

Yes this is very true, but Cedar Fair does one thing different also that I noticed. Remembering that I say I appreciate the little things. When I flew up early last year to visit and got in line for Rougamantis, or whatever people call it nowadays. They had a sign early in the queue stating that due to the long lines, assigned seating may happen. I appreciate at least knowing this before standing in a line for over an hour. Here back home, they'll do it for The Texas Giant randomly and we have NO WAY of knowing ahead of time because of the station location and where the queue is and they give no warning that it's coming...

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Yeah, that holding brake doesn't actually hold for very long.

 

Also, the lift hill seems super fast compared to the other dive machines. That turn before the drop looks like it's over before you even get to check out the view!

 

It definitely goes a lot faster through the turn than the other dive machines. I'm enjoying watching everyones legs fly forwards when they hit the first set of brakes after the turn. Sound ridicilous I know, but I just found it amusing to watch...

Not going to lie, I find it amusing if not oddly pleasing too.

 

Haha good to see I'm not the only one!

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