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P. 1989: Wicked Twister's permanent closure announced!

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My last opening day was 2003. Waited 2 hours for Dragster, exited to see the line stretching down the midway under Corkscrew. Walked to the front, rode Wicked Twister, Raptor, and Blue Streak. Headed around towards Mantis and Millennium Force, then back to Mean Streak, and then Magnum. After Magnum, got some lunch and sat in the bleachers for a couple hours just watching the ride.

 

I have waited 2 to 2.5 hours for almost all the major coasters there, but have never waited more than 3.

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Did anyone note that Tony already mentioned the CoasterMania date? I was so thankful because a day prior I had gotten worried my June plans might overlap with CoasterMania. Thankfully, they don't, so less than a week after I'll probably get ERT on this wonderful creation I will be headed to Florida for WDW.

 

They also recently put out a survey for previous Chill-Out attendees to weigh-in on what they'd like to see at next year's event. A few of the options were tours of the hotels, Haunt maze tour, Amazement shop (can someone tell me what this is?), and of course, Steel Vengeance! (I'll be surprised if the latter does not win popular vote, we'll have to see what the electoral college decides )

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Amazement shop (can someone tell me what this is?)

 

The Amazement Shop is a maintenance shop outside of Cedar Point across the street from Quaker Steak & Lube. Seeing the maintenance shop inside CP that does the overhaul of the Millennium Force, Maverick, and Dragster trains has always been my favorite part of the Winter Chill Out, so you bet I put on my survey that I want to see The Amazement Shop too!

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^He did? I don't have a Twitter so I don't really ever see his posts but I expected to at least hear an announcement on Facebook.

 

I really need those dates lol. What are the dates for this year?

 

CoasterMania 2018 is on Friday, June 1st. As far as I've seen the Winter Chill Out date hasn't been announced yet.

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Amazement shop (can someone tell me what this is?)

 

The Amazement Shop is a maintenance shop outside of Cedar Point across the street from Quaker Steak & Lube. Seeing the maintenance shop inside CP that does the overhaul of the Millennium Force, Maverick, and Dragster trains has always been my favorite part of the Winter Chill Out, so you bet I put on my survey that I want to see The Amazement Shop too!

Does Amazement do more the B&Ms? I seem to remember the one we saw this year did mainly Intamin. That was definitely one of the highlights of Chill-Out. Also seeing everyone go gaga over the little bits of SteVen we could see.

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Amazement shop (can someone tell me what this is?)

 

The Amazement Shop is a maintenance shop outside of Cedar Point across the street from Quaker Steak & Lube. Seeing the maintenance shop inside CP that does the overhaul of the Millennium Force, Maverick, and Dragster trains has always been my favorite part of the Winter Chill Out, so you bet I put on my survey that I want to see The Amazement Shop too!

Does Amazement do more the B&Ms? I seem to remember the one we saw this year did mainly Intamin. That was definitely one of the highlights of Chill-Out. Also seeing everyone go gaga over the little bits of SteVen we could see.

 

I know for sure the Raptor, Rougarou, & Wicked Twister trains go to the amazement shop, I'm going to assume that the Gatekeeper trains go there as well. I know the Valravn trains actually stay at the ride and they just enclose the storage track to overhaul the trains in place over the winter.

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Amazement shop (can someone tell me what this is?)

 

The Amazement Shop is a maintenance shop outside of Cedar Point across the street from Quaker Steak & Lube. Seeing the maintenance shop inside CP that does the overhaul of the Millennium Force, Maverick, and Dragster trains has always been my favorite part of the Winter Chill Out, so you bet I put on my survey that I want to see The Amazement Shop too!

Does Amazement do more the B&Ms? I seem to remember the one we saw this year did mainly Intamin. That was definitely one of the highlights of Chill-Out. Also seeing everyone go gaga over the little bits of SteVen we could see.

 

I know for sure the Raptor, Rougarou, & Wicked Twister trains go to the amazement shop, I'm going to assume that the Gatekeeper trains go there as well. I know the Valravn trains actually stay at the ride and they just enclose the storage track to overhaul the trains in place over the winter.

That's interesting the Valravn trains stay at the ride. Is it just due to their size and the maintenance capacity of the transfer shed?

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Cedar Point has the sale again this year one ticket one fastlane plus any day that's not Saturday through Labor Day for $90. I jumped on it since we aren't getting Kings Island Platinum or Gold passes this year. Can't wait to get back to the park.

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So with Cedar Point's 2017 season over (I know they're not doing Winterfest this year, maybe next year they will) . . . .

 

What was the most ridden coaster at the park this year? (and yes, I did try Googling 'Most ridden roller coaster at Cedar Point', but didn't find anything).

 

I think last year, Gatekeeper was the most ridden.

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So with Cedar Point's 2017 season over (I know they're not doing Winterfest this year, maybe next year they will) . . . .

 

What was the most ridden coaster at the park this year? (and yes, I did try Googling 'Most ridden roller coaster at Cedar Point', but didn't find anything).

 

I think last year, Gatekeeper was the most ridden.

I don't think the numbers have been released yet, but a different ride was the most ridden this year!

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So with Cedar Point's 2017 season over (I know they're not doing Winterfest this year, maybe next year they will) . . . .

 

What was the most ridden coaster at the park this year? (and yes, I did try Googling 'Most ridden roller coaster at Cedar Point', but didn't find anything).

 

I think last year, Gatekeeper was the most ridden.

I don't think the numbers have been released yet, but a different ride was the most ridden this year!

 

Interesting . . . . my guess for #1 this year would be . . . . Millennium Force

 

And we all know SteVen will be #1 next year

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And we all know SteVen will be #1 next year

 

Would you like to make a friendly wager on that?

I'm sure Vengeance will get decent numbers since they'll probably put a great crew on it, but it won't have extraordinary capacity like GateKeeper. Millennium doesn't even have exceptional capacity, it's just consistent when it's operating (meaning it doesn't take sprinting around the platform to get 1100/hour).

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My my times have changed. We were expected to do 1,250 an hour on Blue Streak back in da day. I think they can do 800 now if they have to? Magnum was rated at 2,100/hr when new but not sure what they actually did back then. Magnum was a “girls ride.” Blue Streak, Wildcat, Mine ride and Sky Ride were guy rides. When they figured out a lot of the staff was gay, they started having coed crews. Great times working at the Point.

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