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^That is hilarious. They are having such a great time with this. More power to em!

 

I'm betting you all money, once the holidays are over and Cedar Point sees an adequate amount of platinum passes purchased, they will announced RMC Mean Streak and market it alongside with Cedar Point Shores.

 

How much can you bet? Just kidding. That is an interesting theory you have, time will tell!

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I'm betting you all money, once the holidays are over and Cedar Point sees an adequate amount of platinum passes purchased, they will announced RMC Mean Streak and market it alongside with Cedar Point Shores.

 

How much? You have my attention.

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I honestly wonder what a 500 foot coaster would be like. The 500 ft tall version of an Intamin or B&M hyper coaster would be awesome. Imagine if it had a drop like Mavrick too.
I did that in FVD++, or at least I started one.

 

 

The drop exceeds 500 feet and pitches beyond vertical, though I don't remember the stats beyond that.

 

Edit: I do know that I design my FVD++ tracks to have reasonable, even if intense, forces.

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Oh come on. . . As much as we would all like to dream. . . Let's be honest, when Cedar Point does finally go over 500ft, it's going to be a Polercoaster.

i can only imagine how often a 500 ft polercoaster would be shut down at cedar point. wind 500 ft in the air can get pretty bad, and that's not even considering lake erie being within feet of where the coaster would be, adding even more wind.

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With what seems to be a success at Six Flags with Holiday in the Park. Does anyone think Cedar Fair may follow suit at Cedar Point, or is the winter weather just too much in Sandusky? With Cedar Points operating schedule only being from May-Oct it is among the shortest of major amusement parks. I would guess with all the hotel renovations they would want them to be open as much as possible. They could decorate breakers for the holidays and have hot chocolate at the fire pits out back. Even if only a few coasters were open I would probably make a trip out as long as there was one good one open. Maverick seems to run well in cold and high wind situations. Opening week 2015 it was the only coaster open when there was 50 MPH winds and 45 degree temps. Any thoughts? I would love it.

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With what seems to be a success at Six Flags with Holiday in the Park. Does anyone think Cedar Fair may follow suit at Cedar Point, or is the winter weather just too much in Sandusky?

 

Carowinds will start having "Winterfest" in fall 2017 which makes a lot of sense given the NC/SC location. The amount of inclement weather Cedar Point gets would likely not make the best location for a winter event.

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With what seems to be a success at Six Flags with Holiday in the Park. Does anyone think Cedar Fair may follow suit at Cedar Point, or is the winter weather just too much in Sandusky?

 

I don't see any chance of this ever happening. Winters at Cedar Point are cold, snowy, windy and miserable. The average temperatures for the month of December are more than 10 degrees below the averages for parks like Six Flags St Louis and Great Adventure and this doesn't factor in the high winds that Cedar Point is notorious for. Unlike Six Flags, Cedar Fair actually listens to the manufacturers for some reason so if that forecast is correct for the rest of the month then between now and New Years there are a grand total of 2 days where the temperature would allow them to open a coaster.

 

Maverick seems to run well in cold and high wind situations. Opening week 2015 it was the only coaster open when there was 50 MPH winds and 45 degree temps. Any thoughts? I would love it.

 

If you opened Maverick you would need to open and staff almost the entire park. I guess you could cut off the the midway at Corkscrew and close the train gate so everyone walks through Frontier Trail which would be awesome for Christmas.. but still, sadly there's just no way. The weather is way too awful. There's a better chance of Cedar Fair expanding this to every other park in the chain before they get to Cedar Point, probably including Wonderland.

 

To me, the next logical step is Kings Dominion.

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With what seems to be a success at Six Flags with Holiday in the Park. Does anyone think Cedar Fair may follow suit at Cedar Point, or is the winter weather just too much in Sandusky? With Cedar Points operating schedule only being from May-Oct it is among the shortest of major amusement parks. I would guess with all the hotel renovations they would want them to be open as much as possible. They could decorate breakers for the holidays and have hot chocolate at the fire pits out back. Even if only a few coasters were open I would probably make a trip out as long as there was one good one open. Maverick seems to run well in cold and high wind situations. Opening week 2015 it was the only coaster open when there was 50 MPH winds and 45 degree temps. Any thoughts? I would love it.

 

I'd say no because of the lack of non local visitors.

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Unpredictable weather, a small local attendance base, a mostly non-local staff due to the lack of a large local population, and people aren't going to travel far for a limited operation with questionable weather. All are factors in why CP should avoid winter operations.

 

Parks with winter events in more northern areas are strongly locally driven and avoid the winter weather pattern that Cedar Point and other parks near the Great Lakes deal with. For example, Kings Island, despite not being that much farther away, has a very strong local season/platinum pass base and it has the benefit of avoiding the Great Lakes weather pattern that features a thing called lake effect snow.

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One reason CP will not have a Winter Fest, the weather, hands down. My parents used to have a home on the beach between Huron an Cedar Point. In the summer, the views were absolutely fantastic. Watching the coasters, the fireworks over the lake while on the beach. But come November and December, man was it brutal. They never even used the front door facing the lake, only the back door. Using the front door required great strength to even shut the door because of the winds and snow. just my 2 cents.

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