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If you're going for 4 days it may be worth it to get everyone a Platinum Pass anyway. You should definitely price it out. Since you live in Jersey you can also use it at Dorney or Kings Dominion so that might be a fun day / weekend trip at some point next year too.

 

If it makes sense to get the passes then the only benefit to staying at a Cedar Point hotel is the location. That may be all you need, but it makes exploring the VRBO options a little more tempting.

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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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This weekend is PointFest, so there will be extra business Saturday for the concert.

 

Ugh...

 

This looks to be a Christian rock concert. When I used to work at Darien Lake we had Kingdom Bound (3 day Christian concert) and it was the worst week of the year. We actually got called in early (lifeguards) to stand guard over the wave pool at 9am while they did baptisms. That water was so vile without the waves on to break up the clouds of hair/weaves/band-aids/hair gel...I felt disgusted watching them dip their heads in. The amount of teens busted for shoplifting and trying to hook up was crazy, security always dreaded that week.

 

The best part was the park had to cover all the signage for Viper due to complaints from the event organizers about "serpents" in the park. They put a temporary sign out front and changed the name of the ride, it was ridiculous.

 

Guess I'd rather just deal with the crowds on a busier Halloweekends night than deal with the Christian rock crowd.

 

Must be a weird kind of Christian that has a problem with snakes. I'm a Christian and have no problems at all with snakes.

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This weekend is PointFest, so there will be extra business Saturday for the concert.

 

Ugh...

 

This looks to be a Christian rock concert. When I used to work at Darien Lake we had Kingdom Bound (3 day Christian concert) and it was the worst week of the year. We actually got called in early (lifeguards) to stand guard over the wave pool at 9am while they did baptisms. That water was so vile without the waves on to break up the clouds of hair/weaves/band-aids/hair gel...I felt disgusted watching them dip their heads in. The amount of teens busted for shoplifting and trying to hook up was crazy, security always dreaded that week.

 

The best part was the park had to cover all the signage for Viper due to complaints from the event organizers about "serpents" in the park. They put a temporary sign out front and changed the name of the ride, it was ridiculous.

 

Guess I'd rather just deal with the crowds on a busier Halloweekends night than deal with the Christian rock crowd.

 

 

HE made a mistake when he created snakes, apparently.

 

I've never seen a theme park that served seitan (wheat meat) but if they did, those event organizers might be upset.

 

Not surprised that repressed teens let loose when unsupervised at a park, sometimes in unhealthy ways, sometimes in ways that their chaperones don't approve of (how many parks still have a Tunnel of Love ride?).

 

Looking forward to a return trip to CP next year for Sven/Steven/MS 2.0

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Can anyone advise on what the crowds will be like this Sunday?

 

My favorite day of the year!

 

This will be the third (fourth?) year in a row we are going to the first weekend of halloweekends on a Sunday. In the past the lines for the rides were minimal all morning and we never waited more than 10 minutes for any of the mazes. Great time to go, for sure. Of course, your milage may vary.

 

We always hit Maverick/Millennium Force for early entry, and then TTD at opening (front row only!) and we never experience any lines in the park longer than 15 minutes, with most coasters being a walk-on. Let's hope the same remains true this year!

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We actually got called in early (lifeguards) to stand guard over the wave pool at 9am while they did baptisms.

 

This is outstanding. Definitely never thought I'd hear about baptisms in a dirty ass theme park wave pool. Thank you for the post.

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I thought the true way to be baptized at Cedar Point was to wait at least an hour in line for Top Thrill Dragster . . . . only to find out it done broke down, but gamely come back later in the day to wait another hour in line

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This weekend is PointFest, so there will be extra business Saturday for the concert.

 

Ugh...

 

This looks to be a Christian rock concert. When I used to work at Darien Lake we had Kingdom Bound (3 day Christian concert) and it was the worst week of the year. We actually got called in early (lifeguards) to stand guard over the wave pool at 9am while they did baptisms. That water was so vile without the waves on to break up the clouds of hair/weaves/band-aids/hair gel...I felt disgusted watching them dip their heads in. The amount of teens busted for shoplifting and trying to hook up was crazy, security always dreaded that week.

 

The best part was the park had to cover all the signage for Viper due to complaints from the event organizers about "serpents" in the park. They put a temporary sign out front and changed the name of the ride, it was ridiculous.

 

Guess I'd rather just deal with the crowds on a busier Halloweekends night than deal with the Christian rock crowd.

 

Must be a weird kind of Christian that has a problem with snakes. I'm a Christian and have no problems at all with snakes.

Me too. It's a bummer about the festival at Darien Lake, I've been to some really great Christian rock concerts at theme parks.

 

I'd love to see Skillet at Cedar Point. Does anyone know where the concert takes place? And it appeared that it's an upcharge even for passholders, can someone confirm this?

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This weekend is PointFest, so there will be extra business Saturday for the concert.

 

Ugh...

 

This looks to be a Christian rock concert. When I used to work at Darien Lake we had Kingdom Bound (3 day Christian concert) and it was the worst week of the year. We actually got called in early (lifeguards) to stand guard over the wave pool at 9am while they did baptisms. That water was so vile without the waves on to break up the clouds of hair/weaves/band-aids/hair gel...I felt disgusted watching them dip their heads in. The amount of teens busted for shoplifting and trying to hook up was crazy, security always dreaded that week.

 

The best part was the park had to cover all the signage for Viper due to complaints from the event organizers about "serpents" in the park. They put a temporary sign out front and changed the name of the ride, it was ridiculous.

 

Guess I'd rather just deal with the crowds on a busier Halloweekends night than deal with the Christian rock crowd.

 

Must be a weird kind of Christian that has a problem with snakes. I'm a Christian and have no problems at all with snakes.

Dude, we're apes. Apes hate snakes. That's really all there is to it.

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I'd love to see Skillet at Cedar Point. Does anyone know where the concert takes place? And it appeared that it's an upcharge even for passholders, can someone confirm this?

 

It's usually held in the water park parking lot. Not a great location IMO. Skillet is supposed to be great - report back if you go!

 

Regarding pricing: You are correct that it's an upcharge. Platinum pass holders, at least at KD, get a significantly discounted rate but I believe you have to call them to get it. They're easy to deal with. Otherwise the price of park admission is included in your regular non-passholder concert ticket. HTH!

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I find it hilarious that the park holds their Jesus event on opening weekend of Halloweekends which is nothing but haunted houses full of cannibalistic zombies but people at Darien Lake got upset because a roller coaster was named after a snake.

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Can anyone advise on what the crowds will be like this Sunday?

 

My favorite day of the year!

 

This will be the third (fourth?) year in a row we are going to the first weekend of halloweekends on a Sunday. In the past the lines for the rides were minimal all morning and we never waited more than 10 minutes for any of the mazes. Great time to go, for sure. Of course, your milage may vary.

 

We always hit Maverick/Millennium Force for early entry, and then TTD at opening (front row only!) and we never experience any lines in the park longer than 15 minutes, with most coasters being a walk-on. Let's hope the same remains true this year!

 

Thanks! I'm looking forward to it. We've never been on a Sunday before. If this works out I'm planning to go again next year for a Friday night at the Breakers then head to the Toledo Zoo on Saturday (Mrs. Peabody is a penguin fanatic), then return for Sunday at Halloweekends again. No doubt Steel Vengeance will be open for early admission next year.

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Can anyone advise on what the crowds will be like this Sunday?

 

My favorite day of the year!

 

This will be the third (fourth?) year in a row we are going to the first weekend of halloweekends on a Sunday. In the past the lines for the rides were minimal all morning and we never waited more than 10 minutes for any of the mazes. Great time to go, for sure. Of course, your milage may vary.

 

We always hit Maverick/Millennium Force for early entry, and then TTD at opening (front row only!) and we never experience any lines in the park longer than 15 minutes, with most coasters being a walk-on. Let's hope the same remains true this year!

 

I hope this remains true as I plan on being there Sunday too! I was going on Saturday, but in an attempt to not have to buy a fast pass, I decided to Go Sunday instead.

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So yesterday I officially made the jump and purchased a Platinum Pass, because with what Cedar Fair has to offer next year I’d be crazy not to get one, but I have a question in relation to it. The website said you get one visit during 2017 but I wasn’t sure, is that including Halloweekends? Or is that offer officially over and the website just needs to be updated? I don’t want to drive all the way out to the park (it’s only 4 hours away but still) to discover that the ticket I thought I had doesn’t exist. Also, just to confirm, you do have to go to the physical season pass office to register for your card, right? They made me upload a picture upon purchasing which made me think maybe they send it to me, but at the same time when I get passes for DL they make me go in to get it. Of course I’m comparing apples to oranges but I’d rather be safe than sorry. thanks!

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Off topic, but just wondering during all the announcement hubbub was the park/Tony/etc ever asked and did the say why they started the work on SteVen as early as they did? I'm thinking this was addressed in an interview or something but I can't remember, hoping someone here does.

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So yesterday I officially made the jump and purchased a Platinum Pass, because with what Cedar Fair has to offer next year I’d be crazy not to get one, but I have a question in relation to it. The website said you get one visit during 2017 but I wasn’t sure, is that including Halloweekends? Or is that offer officially over and the website just needs to be updated? I don’t want to drive all the way out to the park (it’s only 4 hours away but still) to discover that the ticket I thought I had doesn’t exist. Also, just to confirm, you do have to go to the physical season pass office to register for your card, right? They made me upload a picture upon purchasing which made me think maybe they send it to me, but at the same time when I get passes for DL they make me go in to get it. Of course I’m comparing apples to oranges but I’d rather be safe than sorry. thanks!

 

This is correct, you will get one free visit at Cedar Point, if you purchased it through Cedar Point (It DOES include HalloWeekends). After that it'll be $14.99 a visit. You will have to go in to the Season Pass Center to get your card, but if you filled everything out online and uploaded a picture, it will be a very quick process. Hope this helps!

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Off topic, but just wondering during all the announcement hubbub was the park/Tony/etc ever asked and did the say why they started the work on SteVen as early as they did? I'm thinking this was addressed in an interview or something but I can't remember, hoping someone here does.

 

I assume it is because RMC has so much on their plate for 2018, so they needed to get a head start on their most massive ride in order to complete the others on time. I'm sure CF did it for financial reasons as well, but I completely pulled that outta my a** though, what do I know.

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If you're going for 4 days it may be worth it to get everyone a Platinum Pass anyway. You should definitely price it out. Since you live in Jersey you can also use it at Dorney or Kings Dominion so that might be a fun day / weekend trip at some point next year too.

 

If it makes sense to get the passes then the only benefit to staying at a Cedar Point hotel is the location. That may be all you need, but it makes exploring the VRBO options a little more tempting.

 

 

Thanks, I looked in to them.

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When do the participants of the Christian festival depart? We're hitting the Cincinnati Oktoberfest this weekend and added Cedar Point to our itinerary for Sunday to break up the drive home. I renewed my Platinum pass and as a perk Mrs. Peabody can get into the park free on Sunday. Nice deal, along with a $89 room at Castaway Bay. Can anyone advise on what the crowds will be like this Sunday?

The concert starts in the afternoon and goes well into the evening. The headline bands are usually on stage around 10pm or later. This does draw some of the crowd away from the haunt attractions inside the park.

 

I find it hilarious that the park holds their Jesus event on opening weekend of Halloweekends which is nothing but haunted houses full of cannibalistic zombies but people at Darien Lake got upset because a roller coaster was named after a snake.

You would have liked when my Bible study group took a trip to Mansfield Haunted Reformatory. You know, Christians are allowed to enjoy various types of entertainment.

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Off topic, but just wondering during all the announcement hubbub was the park/Tony/etc ever asked and did the say why they started the work on SteVen as early as they did? I'm thinking this was addressed in an interview or something but I can't remember, hoping someone here does.

 

I assume it is because RMC has so much on their plate for 2018, so they needed to get a head start on their most massive ride in order to complete the others on time. I'm sure CF did it for financial reasons as well, but I completely pulled that outta my a** though, what do I know.

 

Lots of people had theories as to why, some absolutely plausible. But I'm asking if it was brought up with any park officials or if the park explained why.

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This looks to be a Christian rock concert. When I used to work at Darien Lake we had Kingdom Bound (3 day Christian concert) and it was the worst week of the year. We actually got called in early (lifeguards) to stand guard over the wave pool at 9am while they did baptisms. That water was so vile without the waves on to break up the clouds of hair/weaves/band-aids/hair gel...I felt disgusted watching them dip their heads in. The amount of teens busted for shoplifting and trying to hook up was crazy, security always dreaded that week.

 

The best part was the park had to cover all the signage for Viper due to complaints from the event organizers about "serpents" in the park. They put a temporary sign out front and changed the name of the ride, it was ridiculous.

 

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I'm a Christian and had the same response!!!

 

Must be a weird kind of Christian that has a problem with snakes. I'm a Christian and have no problems at all with snakes.

 

I actually LOVE snakes!

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I find it hilarious that the park holds their Jesus event on opening weekend of Halloweekends which is nothing but haunted houses full of cannibalistic zombies but people at Darien Lake got upset because a roller coaster was named after a snake.

You would have liked when my Bible study group took a trip to Mansfield Haunted Reformatory. You know, Christians are allowed to enjoy various types of entertainment.

Sorry to derail CP conversation more but my parents have always been more traditional and I remember one time when I was a kid going to Six Flags during Fright Fest and them making it very clear they were not happy about it being Fright Fest and we were leaving early and we wouldn't get to do the 3D IWERKS theater because it was showing an Elvira movie. Now, I'm a huge Halloween/haunt fan and decorate my house and my parents still do not like Halloween. Just another thing Christians cannot agree on, but I digress...

 

Speaking of Haunt...

I don't know if anyone would know the answer to this, but we are returning to Cedar Point tomorrow for opening of Halloweekends and to use our dumb free FL+ they wouldn't let us use on Labor Day weekend. I assume now it is okay to redeem our FL+ since it is after Sept. 10 and not a Saturday, but is there any chance they're going won't let us because it's Haunt? I know I could call but we've had bad luck in the past with calling Cedar Point.

It's a bummer we have only 6 hours to use our FL+ while still trying to do all the haunts, but it's still free and we don't know if we'll return again this year (we weren't going to return after Labor Day except for not getting to use our free FL+!!).

 

Also, how are crowds on the first Friday of Halloweekends? Do I need to purchase FL+ to get all the credits? Just kidding...

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Not sure how dead the park will be tomorrow as the weather is supposed to be quite nice. Also add in the return of "Midnight Syndicate Live" and two new mazes and there might be more interest than usual. I went last year on opening Friday and MF and Maverick both had 30-45 minute waits (I used my free FL+ so it wasn't an issue) and Valravn being the new kid on the block was constantly posting over an hour wait.

 

I'll be there tomorrow mainly to see the new Midnight Syndicate show and to check out the scare zones. Looking forward to it!

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Interesting... I was there last year (which had bigger than normal crowds I would think thanks to mean streak) and didn't wait more than 10-15 minutes for anything all night. Maverick was posting a 35 minute wait at like 10 but that was about it.

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