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Anyone know if you're able to reach the Fridays at Breakers if you're not staying at Breakers or going to the park that day. We're coming in tomorrow night and only going to the park Saturday but wanted to have a couple drinks at the restaurant tomorrow night.

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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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Anyone know if you're able to reach the Fridays at Breakers if you're not staying at Breakers or going to the park that day. We're coming in tomorrow night and only going to the park Saturday but wanted to have a couple drinks at the restaurant tomorrow night.

 

when we stayed at Breakers in June, we had a friend of mine drive up to meet us for BarbQue, and he just told them at the front gate he had come in for the restaurant, and they let him thru without charging.

 

i'd imagine it's similar for TGI Fridays, tho wouldn't surprise me if you had to pay the $20 parking, and then just after eating go to front desk at Breakers to get reimbursed (I say this because they had told us that my friend would be charged, and that's what we would need to do, and to just show them restaurant receipt at front desk).

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Guys, I'm heading to CP on Saturday. In addition to all the usual stuff, plus the beginning of Haunt and finally getting an FL+ this year, I'll be seeing Skillet and maybe Casting Crowns. I'm considering doing a photo+TR, but all the pictures will be coming from my cell phone. Mind you, my phone's camera takes some pretty nice pics (I went to a car show, took about 40, didn't even have to break stride to get crystal clear stuff). Any advice or tips?

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Just a few words about opening night of haunt last night:

-Ride Lines were non-existent. Great night if only interested in rides

-Only new haunt I did was Deprivation which was really good. I haven't done blackout at Kings Island but I imagine it's very similar.

-Cornstalkers, Cut Throat Cove, Blood on The Bayou, and Tombstone Terrortory were all semi understaffed but the staff that was there were great.

-Screamworks was surprisingly very well staffed and they were all very good.

-Slaughterhouse was decent but I remember it being better last year.

 

Those are the only haunts we did, the park itself has a very enjoyable atmosphere at this time of year and that didn't change this year. Can't wait to get back and check out the rest of the haunt lineup for this season.

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A few observations from my visit last night:

 

- Previous Friday Night Rides Iron Dragon, Windseeker, Wicked Twister, and Skyhawk are no longer open on Fridays

- Valravn is still popular as it had a 30 minute posted wait around 7:30. It is still running smooth as glass

- Harvest Fear's theme is apparently scarecrows as most of the characters had a burlap bag over their head. One even took my drink

- My wife and I had one person approach us in Screamworks. We counted six that walked right past us. Perhaps we are not good targets...

- Mystic Mine Ride was funny and stupid all at the same time

- Cedar Downs seems to be running really fast this year

- Midnight Syndicate's show was excellent, however despite new music performed, it seemed a little too similar to their 2014 show in terms of storyline

 

Overall we had a great time and the nice weather and light crowds made for a fun evening.

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- My wife and I had one person approach us in Screamworks. We counted six that walked right past us. Perhaps we are not good targets...

I noticed quite a few screamsters socializing with each other more than they were "acting" which I would imagine is part of getting to know how things go on the first night. There were a few that were very enthusiastic and active, but the general mood seemed like they were only paying attention to 10-20% of the crowd.

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- My wife and I had one person approach us in Screamworks. We counted six that walked right past us. Perhaps we are not good targets...

I noticed quite a few screamsters socializing with each other more than they were "acting" which I would imagine is part of getting to know how things go on the first night. There were a few that were very enthusiastic and active, but the general mood seemed like they were only paying attention to 10-20% of the crowd.

 

A trick I used at HHN last year: walk alone and feign fear. I got targeted a lot more that way. But never expect to get every scare. Scare acting is exhausting both physically and mentally. Staying in character is tough with all the drunks and kids screaming back at you. Many scare actors target those who they think will give them the best reactions. It's the payoff as much as the payout.

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Anyone here going today? I was thinking about going but would have to go alone. Just seeing if I could join any group that might also be there today.

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Previous Friday Night Rides Iron Dragon, Windseeker, Wicked Twister, and Skyhawk are no longer open on Fridays

 

That kinda sucks as I used to love power-riding Skyhawk on Friday nights as they would usually run both sides so that there was never a line. Most times, the ride op's wouldn't even make you get out of your seat for re-rides. But that is likely the exact reasoning - not enough staff to justify keeping these rides going on a Friday night.

 

I love Friday nights at Halloweekends early in the season as the weather is usually good and the crowds are low. We don't do many of the haunts/mazes, but the ones that we have done in the past on Friday's have been scarce with scare actors just like the previous posters stated.

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While the haunts are starting to get stale for me, had a great day at the park despite it being hot as balls... (I know... 78 degrees...). As always during the first Sunday of Halloweekends, the lines were non-existant. I gave approximate time tables of where we were at what time to maximize the awesomeness.

 

Got to early entry very late (10:50 on an 11 opening). They were directing everyone to the front lot which was weird (later I found out the pointfest stage was set up in the CP shores lot so they closed the entire lot, so I had to make an excuse I was eating breakfast at the hotel once I got back there (shhh) because there was no way I was driving back at that point.

 

Maverick (10:50) - 5-10 min - best ride in the park! Still.

 

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MYSTIC mine ride - 0 min -- I thought the shed labeled "shed #2" was the joke, so I was giggling the whole ride, later to find out there was an actual shed ending. Still lol'ed. My fiancee was not amused.

 

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Meet Jason. And my $1.00 glow in the dark shirt from Walmart.

 

Gemini (11:30) - 0 min - not racing - sat towards the front and enjoyed it more than usual.

 

Magnum - 0 min - probably the best ride I've had on it in awhile. No pain on the bunny hops (seat belt trick, yadda yadda)

 

Dragster - 0 min (found a single rider), otherwise 5 min. I know I know front row or gtfo. Still holds true but I didn't want to wait (a whole 10 min) and my fiancee didn't want to ride. I think it's actually the second time I haven't done the front. Front row only, people.

 

Midnight Syndicate -- something different and I sort of enjoyed it but I also felt there wasn't enough going on during the show. I guess I just have a short attention span. Still interesting though.

 

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Finally tried MELT - 5 min - and it was really good but way too heavy for an amusement park. I still rode rides afterwards but my stomach didn't want to. Unfortunately a limited menu for HALLOWEEKENDS I had s specific sandwich I wanted to try but they were not offering it.

 

Mansion Haunt - 5 min - the group in front of us made this hilarious I think the kid crapped his pants a few times. It was pretty good.

 

Gatekeeper (3:30) - 0 min

 

Hexed - 0 min -- the best house of the day, lots of scareactors and still felt fresh despite being it's (third?) year

 

High school house - 0 min - absolutely terrible. This needs to be the next to go. I think I counted 3 actors when we went through, too, none of which actually attempted to scare us despite being the only 2 in the group

 

Raptor - 0 min - alone in the train other than first row. Had an awesome, forceful ride. Way better than any ride I've ever had on it.

 

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Millennium Force - 5 min

 

Slaughter house - 2 min wait due to a pep talk to a crying kid in front of us, he lasted 2 rooms lol -- this one also feels stale and not enough going on. Very meh.

 

Freak show - 5 min -- lots of potential but needed more actors. Loved the set design, props, creative signs, etc.

 

Deprivation - 0 min - seems like there were 2 or 3 different paths in the building for this one. Better executed than some dark houses I've been into, but they don't do much for me.

 

In other words, early Sundays during HALLOWEEKENDS are awesome but of course you don't get the night time atmosphere and scare zones. But for rides and mazes it can't be beat for wait times.

 

The haunts themselves I feel this was the worst year we've ever been to. Oh well, we have 17 more locations in the lineup for this year

 

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It's beautiful. The haunt is called DEPRIVATION because you are deprived of riding Steel Vengeance with the awesome views of the ride...

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Dragster - 0 min (found a single rider), otherwise 5 min. I know I know front row or gtfo. Still holds true but I didn't want to wait (a whole 10 min) and my fiancee didn't want to ride. I think it's actually the second time I haven't done the front. Front row only, people.

Who says this? I almost never bother with the front row.

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Wait, the front seat line was only 10 minutes and you bailed on it? I'd kill for a 10 minute front seat line.

 

I approve of the Sky Ride photo though and the fact that the park is actually running it this year for Halloweekends.

 

Who says this? I almost never bother with the front row.

 

People with taste.

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Wait, the front seat line was only 10 minutes and you bailed on it?

 

Ok, maybe more like 10-15 min. I felt bad riding it to begin with because Amanda was tagging out and she was dying from heat exhaustion and walking around all day and I was already like 'uhhhh see ya later bye!' lol so when they called over the speaker single rider for back row I just hopped on it. We go all the time so it wasn't a huge loss, but it did help me remember how big of a difference it really is. That extra time really is worth it.

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I would love to do a Halloween event-haunt at Cedar Point!

 

The forest/woods where the petting farm and old wood buildings are.....woot!

 

Great haunt site. Thanks for the awesome FREEKY report. Boo.

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Loved this part of CP. Should be great during Boo Time! Taken June 2/17.

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...Reeeeally loved this part of CP...once I found a bar inside one of the log cabins, Yes! (And no, it's not a mask.)

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