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Did they happen to mention how heavy that train is?

I feel bad because this is all I post about lately but no... if a park has the ability to open and there's demand and they choose to stay closed then they're dumb. Period. Be creative and figure it ou

So basically there were about as many rides open as there would be in peak season with 15 mph winds.

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It's pretty sad that people have nothing better to do all day that we've gotten to the level of faking crane pictures for a roller coaster company. While I'm on the side of RMC inevitably fixing Mean Streak anyways, I just don't know what to believe anymore. Hopefully someone a little more credible makes their way down to the Point so we can get to the bottom of this.

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Haha! Thank God there was something worth seeing after sifting through the last ten pages of garbage.

 

 

I finally completed my Cedar Point Cinematic/Slow Motion video; it took about 15-20 hours total, but it's finally done, and I hope you guys enjoy it!

Well, OK... this too.

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It's pretty sad that people have nothing better to do all day that we've gotten to the level of faking crane pictures for a roller coaster company.

 

It's a little sad that so many people assume they are faking these photos.

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At the risk of being completely overshadowed by all of the Mean Streak & RMC talk, I'd like to share something with you guys.

 

I finally completed my Cedar Point Cinematic/Slow Motion video; it took about 15-20 hours total, but it's finally done, and I hope you guys enjoy it! I have always wanted to visit CP and create a video like this for the park, and am really proud of the result. I'd really appreciate any feedback via a post below, comment on YouTube, or PM here on TPR. Let me know what you think!

 

Without further ado, I present Cedar Point's Steel Giants (feat. wooden coasters)

 

 

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Also, here's a quick run down of some of the coasters we rode during our late-August visit:

Maverick - It's my new favorite coaster. It packs so many different elements in one complete, intense package. It's themed decently, provides great ejector airtime, fast launches, tight transitions, and a really smooth ride. It's everything I could ask for in a coaster.

Millennium Force - This coaster doesn't deserve the hate it gets. It's fast, smooth, has airtime that dwarfs that of the standard B&M hyper, and does all of this while providing a long ride through and over the treetops.

Gatekeeper - Is it forceless? Basically. Is it an awesome ride? Definitely. I loved Gatekeeper, it was such a fantastic experience in the front row on the last train of the night during a spectacular summer sunset. Very smooth and graceful.

Top Thrill Dragster - Loved everything about it except the length. I didn't feel it was fair to compare it to other coasters simply because there isn't enough substance to TTD.

Valravn - It was a good, fun dive coaster, but the vests kill a lot of the potential floating that happens on Griffon. I'd still rank it above Griffon because the layout isn't as repetitive and its a longer ride, but the actual diving wasn't as pronounced. The view, however, was terrific.

Raptor - A really fast paced B&M invert with snappy transitions and great forces. While I didn't appreciate the headbang the corkscrews provided, the rest of the coaster was a ton of fun.

Rougarou - I actually liked this a lot more than I expected to. It wasn't rough in my experience, it shuffled at the bottom of the dive loop and through the corkscrew, but it was pretty smooth otherwise. I would rank it above Dominator; I really liked the twisting transitions.

Magnum - I didn't really get the hype. It was fun I guess, but it was terribly uneventful. The coathangered arrow transitions that start banking about 100 yard too soon didn't help either.

Wicked Twister - Rode it in the back row; every launch made it progressively more rattley. I'm sure its fine in the front, but I wasn't sticking around to test that theory.

Skyhawk - Best. Flat. Ever.

 

 

That. Video.

 

Those two shots of gatekeeper going through the key holes were amazing. Loved the one from the sky ride!!! Amazing work!

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Food for Thought: If there was a CGI movie about the anthropomorphized coasters of Cedar Point (a la Cars or Toy Story), who would voice each coaster?

As examples, I could see Ed Asner as Blue Streak, Christopher Lloyd as Corkscrew, Dwayne Johnson as TTD, and Sigourney Weaver as Millennium Force. Maybe John Goodman with a cameo as Mean Streak

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Magnum - I didn't really get the hype. It was fun I guess, but it was terribly uneventful. The coathangered arrow transitions that start banking about 100 yard too soon didn't help either.

 

First off, cool video! It's clear that you put a lot of love into it, and it makes me want to head straight to my car and drive to CP.

 

Your description of Magnum's transitions made me laugh hard. It's very true, though I've still adored *some* rides on Magnum. It does have magic -- and not just nostalgia -- but I don't reliably know how or when it decides to show it. Even with row recommendations and seat belt tightening, I can never tell what kind of ride I'm going to get. Magnum can be boring, clunky, and sometimes painful, or unexpectedly smooth and one of my favorite coasters in the park.

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Magnum - I didn't really get the hype. It was fun I guess, but it was terribly uneventful. The coathangered arrow transitions that start banking about 100 yard too soon didn't help either.

 

First off, cool video! It's clear that you put a lot of love into it, and it makes me want to head straight to my car and drive to CP.

 

Your description of Magnum's transitions made me laugh hard. It's very true, though I've still adored *some* rides on Magnum. It does have magic -- and not just nostalgia -- but I don't reliably know how or when it decides to show it. Even with row recommendations and seat belt tightening, I can never tell what kind of ride I'm going to get. Magnum can be boring, clunky, and sometimes painful, or unexpectedly smooth and one of my favorite coasters in the park.

 

I haven't been to CP in many years, but I do remember Magnum fondly. It's such a wild, out of control and nearly unpredictable ride. It had a special charm that I feel that the Morgan hypers don't really have.

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Magnum - I didn't really get the hype. It was fun I guess, but it was terribly uneventful. The coathangered arrow transitions that start banking about 100 yard too soon didn't help either.

 

First off, cool video! It's clear that you put a lot of love into it, and it makes me want to head straight to my car and drive to CP.

 

Your description of Magnum's transitions made me laugh hard. It's very true, though I've still adored *some* rides on Magnum. It does have magic -- and not just nostalgia -- but I don't reliably know how or when it decides to show it. Even with row recommendations and seat belt tightening, I can never tell what kind of ride I'm going to get. Magnum can be boring, clunky, and sometimes painful, or unexpectedly smooth and one of my favorite coasters in the park.

 

I haven't been to CP in many years, but I do remember Magnum fondly. It's such a wild, out of control and nearly unpredictable ride. It had a special charm that I feel that the Morgan hypers don't really have.

I loved Magnum when I went this past spring. In fact, I would rank the top 3 there in the very unusual order of Millennium Force, Magnum, then Maverick. Mamba at Worlds of Fun was my first hyper, and the coaster that got me into coasters. When I rode Magnum, I thought that it had everything I loved about Mamba, just amplified. Magnum is an amazing coaster and doesn't get as much respect as it deserves.

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