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P. 1989: Wicked Twister's permanent closure announced!

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What's the que time for maverick, does it break down a lot? I know it uses magnetic launch system instead of hydrolic which is what ttd uses and why it breaks down so often.

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This Saturday could be interesting in Sandusky...

 

Possible repeat of last weekend, or worse??

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Wow...90 degrees with a 100% chance of storms - then dropping back into the 70's on Sunday. I think we're going to cancel our tee time and play it by ear as to what we do that day. If the weather holds, we'll most likely hit up Soak City and skip the golf. Three words: SWIM-UP BAR (but not in the lightning)!!!!

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^Same with yours

 

I just wanted a straight answer of maverick, just saying "long" and "a lot" does not tell me anything. Be more specific Instead of giving me links to another thread just answer my question. I know you've never been to cp, so I don't need your help.

 

EDIT: jez, you guys aren't helpful at all I was looking for more of an opinion compared to other rides and other launched coasters and since maverick is an lsm instead of a hydrolic.

 

Well... what do you expect it's cp fanboys.

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^ What exactly did you want him to say?? It's a QUEUE LINE for one of the most popular coasters in the park.....I think "long" is very accurate for the line!

 

Dang it Bill, why couldn't you just tell him that the line is 1 hour, 28 minutes, and 12 seconds AT ALL TIMES!! Share your secrets!

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Yeah Dragster is testing. Hurry up and ride it before it breaks again. lol

Edit: Too late

it sent two trains and then broke hahaha. Bbq & beer fest is an outstanding consolation. We can't even finish our tix.
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^ What exactly did you want him to say?? It's a QUEUE LINE for one of the most popular coasters in the park.....I think "long" is very accurate for the line!

 

Dang it Bill, why couldn't you just tell him that the line is 1 hour, 28 minutes, and 12 seconds AT ALL TIMES!! Share your secrets!

 

That's not detailed or IN DEPTH enough to satisfy the nicman.

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Expect to wait at least 1.5 hrs w/o a mechanical or weather related downtime. Launch coaster are not the greatest when it comes to up time. (For example Lighting Rod, Intamin launched rides, Ring Racer, etc..). But any type of search you would find that out.

 

That question is as annoying as when people ask what are the lines going to be like on blah blah day and what should I do.

1 We can't predict the future.

2. Search the forms I'm sure your questions about the park have been answered somewhere on here. It's not hard to use Google to help find it.

And 3. Don't get upset when someone uses sarcasm to answer your questions. It's just some words on the Internet.

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Hi guys, I'm planning to visit CP this June and not having been there I went through POV videos on Youtube and prioritised the rides as per below.

You will probably get the idea of what kind of ride I prefer from the list - that said, I may have missed some good stuff so it would be appreciated if you guys can make recommendations and reasons why. Note that I'll be visiting a bunch of other parks so you will come across similar posts elsewhere - and I had a feedback that one couldn't get the idea of what kind of ride I prefer, I guess probably because it's only small sample of rides I listed for a specific park but if you look through my other posts you would get there (IMO, that is) - regardless, any feedback is welcome.

 

1. Maverick

2. Millennium Force

3. Gatekeeper, Rougarou, Valravn

4. Magnum XL-200, Raptor, Top Thrill Dragster

5. Wicked Twister, Mean Streak, Iron Dragon

6. Corkscrew, Gemini

7. Blue Streak, Witches' WHeel

8. Skyhawk, Cedar Creek Mine Ride

 

Cheers,

Sam

ok I'll have to correct myself - MF is #1 hands down.

Maverick second. I'll give Valravn possible third. All the rest were rather disappointing - I must be getting old... Probably didn't help that I started off with MF then Maverick, which turned out to be the #1 & 2 respectively.

TTD wasnt running (at least while I was there) but it didn't bother me too much.

Thanks all for your help.

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How windy does it have to be for rides to close 10mph,15mph,20mph? Just wondering what speed determines ride closure. Will be at park tomorrow and the forecast calls for 10mph winds. I guess I can expect ttd, windseeker, and maybe rag to be down.

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I just looked at the forecast. I think it's highly unlikely that any coasters will close. Windseeker and Sky Ride may be closed earlier in the day but I don't even think they'll be closed all day. Tomorrow should be a great day at the park. Have fun!

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Thanks coasterbill. Drove 12 hours today to get here. Looking forward to my first ever visit to CP. Should we try to go around and park at soak city to go in the back entrance? I have read that is not as crowded go in back there. I assume anyone can use that entrance.

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Hey Point fans! Just a quick update from today's visit to Cedar Point. It was the day after the closure and the park was quite busy for a Tuesday. I arrived at opening and stayed till close and maximized my time without using fast lane. I have been many times so missing a few rides was no big deal, here were the wait times...

 

Valravn: 2.5 hours, broke down twice while we were in line, and it was the first ride of the day. I enjoyed this one more than Sheikra and Griffin.

 

Rougarou: 35 mins, I so don't miss the Mantis trains, what an improvement!

 

MF: 60 minute wait which we skipped by obtaining fast lane tickets. There is a promo going on right now, if you download the Mobile Strike app game and show guest relations , you get a one time use fast lane. Millennium is such a great ride, effing legendary.

 

Maverick: 70 mins, My favorite coaster at the park and all time #2 coaster. The new soft restraints are excellent, thanks Tony!

 

Gatekeeper: 15 mins, I love my Gatekeeper. Smooth and sprawling and a great way to end the night. After riding all the US wing coasters I still like GK best. The beach setting, keyholes and layout make it one of my faves out of 300+ coasters, I feel GK is criminally under-rated.

 

Raptor: 40 mins all day except for at closing where it was a walk on. New lighting looks amazing and the paint pops at twilight. Outstanding inverted coaster as always.

 

TTD: 5 mins (went up to 90) It was closed all day until around 530. I heard it launch and briskly walked from Magnum to be on one of the first trains. Sorry Magnum, next year buddy...

 

That's all there was time for today without fast lane. A lot of breakdowns today for almost all of the big coasters but still a great day. I want to thank Cedar Point and Ohio Edison for replacing 36 downed power lines on the causeway and getting the park open today. I am so lucky Monday was a travel day from Chicago. I am most grateful to the Sandusky Police For keeping everyone safe after the storm damage , thankfully there were no injuries after the storm.

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Brace yourself, CP fans...screamscape.com/html/cedar_point.htm

 

I saw that early and really take Screamscape with a grain of salt. Few years back they said Raging Rapids was closing at Kennywood for a new coaster. They've said WildWater Kingdom / Geauga Lake was closing almost every year until 2014 then they gave up. I can't see why Cedar Fair wouldn't be using GCI to do a restore.

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I would still be a little surprised if CP had back to back major additions like Valravn, and RMC Streak, but it's certainly not unprecedented at the park. My money is still on a Soak City expansion in 2017, along with the closure of Mean Streak prior to that season, and a new midway, and RMC Streak to debut in 2018.

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The Cedar Point press people often note that 'roller coaster's are int he parks DNA' and the number suggest that people visit more when there is a new roller coaster. I doubt they'd go back to back with major roller coaster's however Cedar Fair is not shy about making heavy investments into Cedar Point.

 

I am curious how they justify the expenditures. Justify meaning does a hotel improvement count as improvement for Cedar Point proper. Cedar Point is their corporate flagship but it is third in attendance but I have a feeling that every year the Park is number one in capital improvements (rides, infrastructure, et). I wonder if the Cedar Fair people look at Cedar Point more as a 'resort' and less as an amusement park.

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^I feel like they definitely think of CP as a resort over just an amusement park and that started when they added Castaway Bay. Then by expanding their number of hotel rooms and really stressing it as a "multiple day" property, it's clear to me they want people to view it as a resort, offering more than just an amusement park. With what appears to be a big Soak City expansion (which is MUCH needed) coming, they really want people to spend at least 2 days at the property, which is definitely unique compared to all of their other properties. By getting people to stay longer and spend more (2 days of food, lodging, etc.), it will more than make up for not having the highest attendance in the chain.

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The Cedar Point press people often note that 'roller coaster's are int he parks DNA' and the number suggest that people visit more when there is a new roller coaster. I doubt they'd go back to back with major roller coaster's however Cedar Fair is not shy about making heavy investments into Cedar Point.

 

Technically back-to-back-to-back then in this case: Rougarou, Valravn, RMC Mean Streak. The thing you really see is the Cedar Fair going to their parks and correcting a lot of the mistakes made over the course of the Kinsel regime, and that's pretty great.

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