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Ouimet out Jan 1 as Cedar Fair CEO. I was never impressed with him. I never saw him at the park like Kinzel. Never made an appearance at Coastermania either. In my opinion - no big loss. Hopefully the new guy will be better. It appears he got in mix as a Paramount person and Kings Dominion GM.

You're joking, right? Ouimet is the reason Cedar Fair has turned into the phenomenal park chain it has become today... going from a $6/share stock price when Kinzel was ousted (and nearly collapsing if the sell-off were to happen) to a high of $73/share. Without him, you'd have no Hotel Breakers renovation (and expansion), no emphasis of turning Cedar Point into a true getaway/vacation spot, and no significant investment in both the experience and technology at Cedar Fair parks, not to mention the best years of coaster installations we've seen in a long time. Before him, Cedar Fair was a corporate culture highly averse to technology change and investment, whereas now Cedar Fair is the leader in terms of in-park technology, VR, mobile gaming, and mobile park apps for regional parks... and some might argue even better than some Disney and Universal offerings.

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Ouimet out Jan 1 as Cedar Fair CEO. I was never impressed with him. I never saw him at the park like Kinzel. Never made an appearance at Coastermania either. In my opinion - no big loss. Hopefully the new guy will be better. It appears he got in mix as a Paramount person and Kings Dominion GM.

You're joking, right? Ouimet is the reason Cedar Fair has turned into the phenomenal park chain it has become today... going from a $6/share stock price when Kinzel was ousted (and nearly collapsing if the sell-off were to happen) to a high of $73/share. Without him, you'd have no Hotel Breakers renovation (and expansion), no emphasis of turning Cedar Point into a true getaway/vacation spot, and no significant investment in both the experience and technology at Cedar Fair parks, not to mention the best years of coaster installations we've seen in a long time. Before him, Cedar Fair was a corporate culture highly averse to technology change and investment, whereas now Cedar Fair is the leader in terms of in-park technology, VR, mobile gaming, and mobile park apps for regional parks... and some might argue even better than some Disney and Universal offerings.

 

Yeah but he never went to Coastermania though...

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Ouimet out Jan 1 as Cedar Fair CEO. I was never impressed with him. I never saw him at the park like Kinzel. Never made an appearance at Coastermania either. In my opinion - no big loss. Hopefully the new guy will be better. It appears he got in mix as a Paramount person and Kings Dominion GM.

 

https://www.cedarfair.com/news/article/2017-104-leadership-succession

Interesting, didn't see this one coming.

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I'm looking at visiting Cedar Point from the UK in early June next year. Is the park open every day of the week in June? And how are the crowds likely to be?

 

Also, any recommendations for places we could stop in at on the drive from Chicago to Sandusky would be much appreciated (any scenic places where we could take a break from driving, etc.)!

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I'm looking at visiting Cedar Point from the UK in early June next year. Is the park open every day of the week in June? And how are the crowds likely to be?

 

Yes, the park will be open daily. Crowd levels can vary greatly depending on whether or not you're visiting on a weekend or weekday, but expect some crowds no matter what.

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I have a mean OCD streak , doesn't brother me because it means faster, hang that track off the edge if need be. If they centered it in the back of my head I'd be thinking this track isn't in the right center.

 

I have to admit when I saw the drop picture I involuntarily made a noise that girls made like 5 years ago when they saw Justin Bieber.

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That track being so offset from the center of the structure is a serious OCD trigger!

 

 

Now that you mention it, that's all I can notice!!

 

I think the track is placed on the left side of the picture to make room for the catwalks on the right. I didn't notice the whole thing until you pointed it out, but the track starts being towards the one side of the ledgers at the top of the drop, and then ends up being centered at the bottom.

 

 

A similar thing happens on the metal lift structure i305 is built on. The track is to the right of the structure with the catwalk on the left. Once you crest the apex of the hill and the cat walk ends you can see how the track remains to the right. You only really notice it after multiple rides, but it doesn't matter cause you are hurtling 305 feet down.

 

Now that this structure is finished and so many other projects well underway, it's gonna be a long off season.

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