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^ Cool. We also got one of the Dining Day passes for our final day, Monday,

at the park. Turning it (sort of) into our "All Day Snacking Pass", lol.

 

even the crappy food!

 

 

LOL

 

yeah, I'm ok with splurging. .this is the first Fast Pass/Fast Lane/Qbot thing I've ever gotten at a park, since typically we do multiple days anyways, and I tend to be 1 and done (especially on things my Hubby can't ride, so I ride once, then we move on).

 

I expect I still won't be up for multiple-back-to-back things, but multiple re-rides thruout the day? I'm sure I can swing that!

 

(hey. . I'm old).

 

 

but since it's the first time I've ever used this kind of pass, I'm hoping it will be easy to figure out!

 

and we'll get at least a ride on most everything on Coastermania! day anyways.. plus that amazing sounding boat trip for pics!

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Check out this amazing photo compliments of Dave Morgan!! 

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

Did they happen to mention how heavy that train is?

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That boat trip was a highlight. They took us around a lot of the Lake Erie islands as well as around the peninsula, and it sounds like they're going to be doing the same deal this year. Everyone I talked to enjoyed the boat, and when it gets going, it's fast too!

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...I expect I still won't be up for multiple-back-to-back things, but multiple re-rides thruout the day? I'm sure I can swing that!

 

What??? Not even multiple, back to back.....cocktails????

 

 

(By the way, I too, was excited about there being a boat trip along with all the rides!)

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...I expect I still won't be up for multiple-back-to-back things, but multiple re-rides thruout the day? I'm sure I can swing that!

 

What??? Not even multiple, back to back.....cocktails????

 

 

THAT I can do

 

 

(and I'm sure multiple re-rides. . just likely not back to back on the same ride more than 2 times in a row). . but who knows? maybe I'll be able to! and there's always "Bench, the ride" if I want to sit while you reride!

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...but since it's the first time I've ever used this kind of pass, I'm hoping it will be easy to figure out! and we'll get at least a ride on most everything on Coastermania! day anyways.. plus that amazing sounding boat trip for pics!

 

It's super easy to figure out and much different from the Six Flags QBot system. With Fast Lane at CF parks you get a wristband instead of a little computer on a carabiner to clip to your pants. Unlike the Six Flags version, with Fast Lane there is no way to tell how long the waits for any given ride will be. You just have to show up and ask the attendant at the Fast Lane entrance. Usually the lines will be 30 mins or less. One time we waited 45 minutes for Maverick and that was when the FL+ line was all the way back to the Fast Lane entrance. Often times it's a 10 minute wait or you pretty much walk right on the ride.

 

The FL entrance is sometimes in a completely different area than the regular line entrance for rides, such as with Maverick. At other rides (Millennium Force, Valravn, Gatekeeper, for example) you go to the normal ride entrance area and they have you walk thru a special queue for FL only. It's very hard to screw up and everyone at CP is extremely nice. There were several times we weren't sure where FL entrances were and employees were more than happy to explain in great detail where to find them and in some cases show us. Rest assured, it's very easy. HTH!

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I went to Cedar Point for the first time last year and splurging on the Fast Lane pass was indeed worth every penny. I actually showed up the night before after Indiana Beach turned out to be a bust and was able to ride about 8 or so rides before the park closed using my season pass. On the day I had the Fast Pass, the place wasn't that busy, and I could have probably covered everything at least once without it (except Valravn — which had hella lines because it had just opened), but still it was absolutely worth it. I rode everything I wanted to ride multiple times and was able to leave in time to drive down to Kings Island for night rides on The Beast. If you're not a CP regular, I'd definitely recommend the pass.

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Has anyone else heard the name STAMPEDE lately? That would be a good name!

 

Maybe it will be 3 coasters. Kinda like Hersheypark is doing with their new shot/drop towers.

 

I know I know... why stop at 3?!

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^

 

I'm starting to like this Nina Kleppe button. Does she still hang around enthusiast circles?

 

^I hope they go that way. Six Flags turned 2 coasters (Colossus) into one (Twisted Colossus). And have built many half or 2/3rd coasters lately... Goliath at Great America, Full Throttle, Iron Rattler. Whatever they do at CP, I'm sure it will be a step above.

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And have built many half or 2/3rd coasters lately... Goliath at Great America, YOLOcoaster, Iron Rattler.

 

 

I've gotta agree with this person. It's totally the worst part of each of those rides when they end 2/3rds of the way through and spit you out onto the ground below.

 

Who even thought that would be a good idea?

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And have built many half or 2/3rd coasters lately... Goliath at Great America, YOLOcoaster, Iron Rattler.

 

 

I've gotta agree with this person. It's totally the worst part of each of those rides when they end 2/3rds of the way through and spit you out onto the ground below.

 

Who even thought that would be a good idea?

 

You're funny.

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There's a filter on this website that replaces a word with the bunnies comment. That word is what describes one of those storage contraptions you had in high school. Maybe you got stuffed into one. The president made some comments that many disliked and mentioned being embarrassed about his [word]room talk at the next debate.

 

You mean l----o----c----k----e----r? Very odd to use locker as a replacement.

 

Ditto to Full Throttle in lieu of F----u----l----l T----h----r----o----t----t----l----e (or perhaps Full Throttel?).

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There's a filter on this website that replaces a word with the bunnies comment. That word is what describes one of those storage contraptions you had in high school. Maybe you got stuffed into one. The president made some comments that many disliked and mentioned being embarrassed about his [word]room talk at the next debate.

 

You mean l----o----c----k----e----r? Very odd to use fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo as a replacement.

 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non_sequitur_(literary_device)

 

It's up to you to determine how closely linked that is to humor.

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...I expect I still won't be up for multiple-back-to-back things, but multiple re-rides thruout the day? I'm sure I can swing that!

 

What??? Not even multiple, back to back.....cocktails????

 

 

(By the way, I too, was excited about there being a boat trip along with all the rides!)

 

If Michael and I head to Camper Village...erp, I mean...Lighthouse Point, there will be more than just ONE cocktail at the motor home. Cocktail hour implies at least one hour of cocktails...or sometimes two or three!

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My inaugural Cedar Point trip is coming up in a little over a month! Couple of questions for CP regulars:

 

1) I'll be in Sandusky around 1 pm the first day of my trip, not doing CP until the next two days after that. Anything else worth checking out in the area? Not really looking for anything I have to spend much money on but do want to sight see (if there's anything worth seeing). I'll have a rental car so don't mind driving a bit.

 

2) Any good bars/restaurants around CP (outside the park)? I don't plan on eating dinner in the parks while I'm there. Going by myself so just looking for casual places I can go sit at a bar, grab a couple of drinks and food at.

 

3) I'll have the 1hr early entry both days. What ride(s) should I hit up during that time? No clue what gets the busiest there.

 

4) Go to lunch/snack places inside the park?

 

Pretty psyched about the trip. Can't wait to finally check out CP!

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My inaugural Cedar Point trip is coming up in a little over a month! Couple of questions for CP regulars:

 

1) I'll be in Sandusky around 1 pm the first day of my trip, not doing CP until the next two days after that. Anything else worth checking out in the area? Not really looking for anything I have to spend much money on but do want to sight see (if there's anything worth seeing). I'll have a rental car so don't mind driving a bit.

 

2) Any good bars/restaurants around CP (outside the park)? I don't plan on eating dinner in the parks while I'm there. Going by myself so just looking for casual places I can go sit at a bar, grab a couple of drinks and food at.

 

3) I'll have the 1hr early entry both days. What ride(s) should I hit up during that time? No clue what gets the busiest there.

 

4) Go to lunch/snack places inside the park?

 

Pretty psyched about the trip. Can't wait to finally check out CP!

 

1 - https://www.putinbay.com/ I can't really think of anything else. If they ferry rides line up, definitely go out to this little island.

 

2 - Thirsty Pony is classic bar food that won't let you down.

DeMore's Offshore Bar http://www.demoresbarandgrill.com/demore-s-offshore-bar---grill.html - It might look a little run down, but it's a great local spot that has a solid selection of craft beer and fresh seafood.

https://www.yelp.com/biz/nachos-sandusky?osq=Mexican+Food Reliable Mexi-Americano food. Nothing really authentic, but it's delicious Mexican.

 

3 - Maverick because of the low capacity. Then MF. That's the advice you'll get from literally everyone.

 

4 - I always step outside for Dave's BBQ, so I can't comment on in park eats.

 

Read boldikus' Pilgrimage to CP report. It'll help get you even more ready for the trip and give you some tips.

http://www.themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1591375

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My inaugural Cedar Point trip is coming up in a little over a month! Couple of questions for CP regulars:

 

1) I'll be in Sandusky around 1 pm the first day of my trip, not doing CP until the next two days after that. Anything else worth checking out in the area? Not really looking for anything I have to spend much money on but do want to sight see (if there's anything worth seeing). I'll have a rental car so don't mind driving a bit.

 

I think taking a ride over to the Marblehead lighthouse and Port Clinton area isn't a bad idea. Could also take a ferry to Put-In-Bay (SEE NEXT POST)

 

2) Any good bars/restaurants around CP (outside the park)? I don't plan on eating dinner in the parks while I'm there. Going by myself so just looking for casual places I can go sit at a bar, grab a couple of drinks and food at.

 

Yelp tells me there's a place called Volstead now in downtown that's ostensibly a speakeasy, so that automatically is the most interesting bar in Sandusky not at the park. I'd also throw out that if you went to Put-In-Bay, drinking is kinda *the thing to do*. One of, if not the, longest bars in the world is there.

 

3) I'll have the 1hr early entry both days. What ride(s) should I hit up during that time? No clue what gets the busiest there.

 

Do two different patters for both days. Not much is open by Maverick for early entry typically, so spend one day with that and Millennium Force in mind. The other day should be the stuff closer to the front like Gatekeeper and Valravn.

 

4) Go to lunch/snack places inside the park?

 

If open, the breadsticks by the mill on the Frontier Trail are generally pretty good and a solid value. Same with the provolone sticks at Dragons Den or whatever its called between Rougarou and Iron Dragon. Cheese on a stick and the fresh cut fries generally get good reviews.

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^ I completely agree with this Early Entry suggestion. Strategically you should (I guess) go to Maverick and then Millennium Force but by our second day at the park we usually just give up on strategy and spend most of early entry marathoning Gatekeeper. Is it a good strategy? No. Do I care? No. I honestly really miss Raptor being on early entry also. It's a great Early Entry ride since the line doesn't build up at all until 10:00 when it gets it's customary 90 to 120 minute wait almost immediately.

 

I think the best thing to do on your second day is to enter the Marina gate right at park open and go to Valravn. We did that a few times and got on the first train of the day both times. After Valravn, just do whatever...

 

Also, as far as food goes. Exit the Marina gate, get a hand stamp and go to Famous Dave's. Sure it's outside the park but it's only a 2 minute walk from the gate so there's no time investment. Ask for a table outside. You're welcome.

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3) I'll have the 1hr early entry both days. What ride(s) should I hit up during that time? No clue what gets the busiest there.

 

My last trip to CP was in May and most of the early entry coasters were having issues. If you are staying at a CP hotel, ask returning guests how early entry coasters were performing. On my last trip Maverick and Valravn were both having issues in the morning. The next morning, I got into the park by 9am, and saw that MF, and Valravn were not cycling trains yet, so I decided to do Gatekeeper first. This ended up being the right plan cause Valravn didn't open until 9:25, MF didn't open till 9:35, and Maverick didn't open until 10:20 am. I would still recommend Maverick first, but be aware that things might not be cooperating that early in the season. Oh and have a great time cause CP is amazing.

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Thanks for all the good advice! Looks like the ferry for Put-in-Bay doesn't start running until late May so I'll miss that. Being from Charleston I forget that the weather isn't summer quite yet up there by early to mid-May (it's already in the 80's here most days ha) so guess many things aren't open yet since it isn't quite in-season.

 

I'll absolutely check out Famous Dave's BBQ. Love me some good BBQ.

 

I am staying on property (Breakers Express) so hopefully I can get some insight on the early entry rides. I'll definitely shoot for Maverick/MF that first day (especially since my second day is a Monday so should be less crowded than the first day so EE isn't quite as big of a deal, tho I'm still going to do it).

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I don't know who is taking/leaking these pictures, but it's definitely not normal enthusiasts driving up to Cedar Point -- I just saw one floating around taken from the top of Millennium Force. And many others are taken from inside the park.

 

Side note - There looks to be a double-up into the first inversion

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^ Yeah, it's an amazing shot. The angle looks correct to be a zoom from the top of MF, or possibly from a drone, I suppose.

 

Wherever it's taken from, it does seem to pretty clearly show a double-up (with what looks like some airtime potential) into some kind of inversion following the 3rd drop.

 

I can't wait to see what might come next. This slow reveal is so much damn fun!

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My guess at this point it is Tony Clark doing it himself. The park opens for guests in a month. There is little point at this stage to not start leaking pictures. It cannot be someone working construction at the park since they have too much access. It almost has to be a full-time employee. Considering the newest picture I have seen appears to have been taken from the top of Millenium Force because you can see Skyhawk in between the camera and Mean Streak, it almost has to be someone with permission to take the photos. If you have permission to take and "leak" the photos then it might as well be done by marketing.

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