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My daughter and I were in line behind a couple of uber enthusiast waiting for Hurler last year. When we chose our row she said, "Dad, why did those guys smell like pirates?"

 

OK well now we are going to make this a thing. From this point forward, anytime you come across some rankass enthusiasts, refer to them as pirates. Ok, everyone? We're gonna make this a thing.

 

LOL that's incredible and I'm absolutely on the pirate bandwagon. Wait, that sounds like I'm a pirate. What I mean is, I am 100% committed to calling smelly people pirates.

 

 

Regarding Blue Streak: this past visit it was absolutely running a bit unruly. Normally I ride it several times but it was a once and done for us as there were track areas that were in great need of assistance. It didn't feel like my train had square wheels but it definitely wasn't running as it has in the past which was a shame since normally it's a fun little thing. Nrthwind - great avatar, buddy.

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I like Blue Streak more than TTD, or Magnum! Yeah, that's right! Come FIGHT ME enthusiasts!!!

 

I will say though, it sounds like something is wrong with BS this year... I didn't ride it when I went earlier this year, so I haven't been able to experience said roughness for myself, but I'm wondering if it does indeed need some retracking, or a tuneup of sorts. It normally gives such awesome rides, especially in the front!

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We found Blue Streak to be a bit rough as well, and we hadn't ridden it on any of our other other recent trips. I am also one that it takes a LOT of badness for me to say I'll never again ride something (I would even give the NYNY coaster another chance), so I did ride it twice and would give it another chance, but I definitely wouldn't run there or spend time waiting for it when I could do any other CP ride. I'd probably place it at least in my bottom third of the coasters at CP.

 

Raptor... I like it, I still don't see it as amazing as apparently a lot of others do, but maybe it's just eclipsed by all the other great rides at CP?

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I'll gladly take Cedar Downs over any ride at CP other than:

 

MF

Maverick

Gatekeeper

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Gemini

 

I loved that F'ed up thing, and would love to have gotten a few more rides on it

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I'll gladly take Cedar Downs over any ride at CP other than:

 

MF

Maverick

Gatekeeper

or

Gemini

 

I loved that F'ed up thing, and would love to have gotten a few more rides on it

Add Magnum to that list, and I agree completely. It was by far my favourite flat at the park, even above MaxAir and Skyhawk. I felt like I had to hold on at all times--just a crazy out of control feeling that most flats never achieve.

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I'll gladly take Cedar Downs over any ride at CP other than:

 

MF

Maverick

Gatekeeper

or

Gemini

 

I loved that F'ed up thing, and would love to have gotten a few more rides on it

Add Magnum to that list, and I agree completely. It was by far my favourite flat at the park, even above MaxAir and Skyhawk. I felt like I had to hold on at all times--just a crazy out of control feeling that most flats never achieve.

 

the curator at the town hall museum told me they run it at 2/3rds speed. . because if they ran it at full speed, they would have to put seat belts on it!

 

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I'll gladly take Cedar Downs over any ride at CP other than:

 

MF

Maverick

Gatekeeper

or

Gemini

 

I loved that F'ed up thing, and would love to have gotten a few more rides on it

Add Magnum to that list, and I agree completely. It was by far my favourite flat at the park, even above MaxAir and Skyhawk. I felt like I had to hold on at all times--just a crazy out of control feeling that most flats never achieve.

 

the curator at the town hall museum told me they run it at 2/3rds speed. . because if they ran it at full speed, they would have to put seat belts on it!

 

Holy crap!

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^ That freakishly impressed me, too. My first and only ride on it, left me clinging to horsey

and wanting the centrifugal force to stop stop STOP!

 

But I did love it for what it was, as an awesome flat ride.

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Pretty at night, too. June 2/17. TIKI TWIRL is also high on my Must Ride List at CP!

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I'll gladly take Cedar Downs over any ride at CP other than:

 

MF

Maverick

Gatekeeper

or

Gemini

 

I loved that F'ed up thing, and would love to have gotten a few more rides on it

Add Magnum to that list, and I agree completely. It was by far my favourite flat at the park, even above MaxAir and Skyhawk. I felt like I had to hold on at all times--just a crazy out of control feeling that most flats never achieve.

 

the curator at the town hall museum told me they run it at 2/3rds speed. . because if they ran it at full speed, they would have to put seat belts on it!

 

Holy crap!

 

 

yep!

 

that was one of my "insider tidbits" I was going to put in my TR for Monday (likely still will).. talked to the gentleman for a while, he told me all kinds of interesting stuff.

 

This came up because I mentioned that you have to put a seatbelt on for the car ride right next door, but not for Cedar Downs??

 

and that's when he told me they only run it at 2/3rds speed, and why.. .

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Yeah, people really do go to Cedar Point for the coasters. The flat rides are things to do between coasters or things for people in your party who don't like coasters to do while you're riding coasters. I honestly didn't ride very many while I was there, but Cedar Downs was one I made sure to ride. It's just so special; I haven't seen anything like it anywhere else, and I don't think there even are very many. Cedar Point has done a fantastic job of keeping up older rides even as they add new ones all the time.

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^ I know I rode more flats in any park, internationally, than I can ever remember.

All thanks to my roomie Bert, and Liz and Dianne, esp.on that CoasterMania! Day. Solo on rides

is okay, as it is. But I missed group stuff and this was really fun, on all the rides I normally

hated to ride. Well, surprise!

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Like most enthusiasts, I enjoy most large thrilling flats (MaXair, Skyhawk, Windseeker, Power Tower, etc.), so that combined with the wonderful array of coasters at the park, I tend to ignore most of the smaller flats/attractions. I'll be visiting the park for my third time this August, so maybe I'll take some time to check them out since I've already ridden most of the coasters there.

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Like most enthusiasts, I enjoy most large thrilling flats (MaXair, Skyhawk, Windseeker, Power Tower, etc.), so that combined with the wonderful array of coasters at the park, I tend to ignore most of the smaller flats/attractions. I'll be visiting the park for my third time this August, so maybe I'll take some time to check them out since I've already ridden most of the coasters there.

 

Tiki Twirl and Cedar Downs are must rides.

 

and there's a Tilt-a-Whirl (full size) for some reason "hidden" in Camp Snoopy.. well worth a ride on that too.

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Cedar Downs was one I made sure to ride. It's just so special; I haven't seen anything like it anywhere else, and I don't think there even are very many. Cedar Point has done a fantastic job of keeping up older rides even as they add new ones all the time.

 

The only other ride of its type that I am aware of is Derby Racers at Rye Playland, which I'm pretty sure still runs at full speed. I was able to ride it last year, and I must say, it is insane! I could not believe something like that was allowed to operate in this day and age. If my memory serves me right, there were no seat belts and I felt like I was going to fly off at any moment. It got to the point where it was hard for me to hold on. Even crazier, someone on the ride was breaking the rules or something and instead of a ride operator telling the person over a speaker, another ride operator just jumped onto the ride while it was in full motion! You could tell it was something he practiced. It was very impressive.

 

*Edit*

According to Wikipedia, there are actually 3 in existence. The two listed above and one at Blackpool pleasure beach.

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Cedar Downs is my favorite flat ride at Cedar Point. That thing is an absolute blast. Honestly I'm very surprised it doesn't get talked about more often. This thing is a *MUST SEE* attraction. I know that term gets thrown around a lot, but this and Sky Ride are the real hidden gems of the park.

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Cedar Downs definitely blew our minds a bit and was a crapload of unexpected fun but in no way shape or form do I agree its better than Skyhawk or even MaXair. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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