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Best way to explain it is the Platinum Pass entitles you to whatever perk that park offers. While the perks may very park to park, you're entitled to them all once you're inside the gates.

 

These may be an obvious answer to a question that wasn't asked yet this off season. If you have a Platinum Pass your all season dining plan and drink plan/bottle are valid at all parks too.

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^ Poor Steel Force.

 

I remember the operator at Magnum was openly mocking Steel Force during my last visit.

Hah! I'm sure the Cedar Fair execs would really appreciate the mocking of a sister park. Pretty funny, though.

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New blog entry from Tony, talks about rider numbers

 

https://www.cedarpoint.com/blog/happy-new-year

In the meantime, let’s talk ride numbers from 2017. By the way, it should be noted that our Ride Operations Team has received the 2017 iROC Audit Excellence Award, which is based on how park ride crews are following and adhering to safety, efficiency and professionalism standards.

 

Cedar Point is in good company too, as the only other parks to win this award were our sister park California’s Great America and Holiday World. This is a big deal, kids. Congratulations to all!

 

So I’m not going to reveal the exact order of “most rides given” to “least rides given” for you. Instead, I’ll put our top 5 here and you can start thinking about what order they should be in (#1 being the most rides given and #5 being the least). I’ll share the correct order in the coming days.

 

In no particular order, here they are:

 

Valravn

GateKeeper

Millennium Force

Magnum XL-200

Raptor

 

Take your guesses - I'll be back with the answers in a few days.

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I mean buying some fairly cheap trains from a defunct park isn't the craziest idea I've ever heard, especially if S&S can manufacture a 3rd if they wanted.

 

Cedar Point is not in the habit of installing second-hand goods, so I don't so it happening to Magnum.

 

Well....except for the fact that almost all of the Planet Snoopy rides came from GL. As well as a lot of other things you might not notice like light poles from the area that was around Steel Venom at GL. So it's not like they've NEVER installed second hand goods from a closed park!

 

Yes, I should have tailored my words better to focus on MAJOR rides.

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All right, Tony's given us several more pages of this thread! I'll take a stab first:

 

Millennium Force

Gatekeeper

Valravn

Magnum

Raptor

 

Eh, gatekeeper was number one last year, so I'm keeping it there..

 

Gatekeeper

Millennium force

Valravn

Raptor

Magnum.

 

MF and valravn could easily be switched though.

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I'd be interested to know what the most popular coasters among guests are, as differed from the coasters which had the most riders.

 

It would be a tough thing to measure, but I sort of feel like Millennium Force would be #1 in both categories (since I have a "hunch" it'll be #1 in ridership this year too).

 

After that, it would be interesting. I sort of feel like Top Thrill Dragster would be absurdly high up on that list.

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After that, it would be interesting. I sort of feel like Top Thrill Dragster would be absurdly high up on that list.

I think so, too. It seems like most of the people I know who have been to Cedar Point love talking about Dragster.

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After that, it would be interesting. I sort of feel like Top Thrill Dragster would be absurdly high up on that list.

I think so, too. It seems like most of the people I know who have been to Cedar Point love talking about Dragster.

 

isn't most of that talk about how it broke down just as they were about to get on it tho?

 

 

 

 

(i keed, i keed)

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It’s funny though because I think most people will exaggerate when telling that story... “we were NEXT in line!!!!” But when I worked at Cedar Point, I overheard guests saying that almost every day

Happened to me during Halloweekends a few years ago. We were a group of three, and one of us had already ridden, so he (my brother) chilled on the midway for a bit pointing at us and laughing before eventually moving on. 45 minutes later, we rode.

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I am curious where Maverick is, in all this? Back in June, it certainly had the lineups for it,

 

But then there were those (sometimes) long breakdowns, etc.

Even without downtime, Maverick still probably wouldn't be in the top 5. Sure it's very popular, but line length =/= ridership.

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It’s funny though because I think most people will exaggerate when telling that story... “we were NEXT in line!!!!” But when I worked at Cedar Point, I overheard guests saying that almost every day

Happened to me during Halloweekends a few years ago. We were a group of three, and one of us had already ridden, so he (my brother) chilled on the midway for a bit pointing at us and laughing before eventually moving on. 45 minutes later, we rode.

Happened to me as well during my first visit in May (this would’ve been my first ride on Dragster). However I had Fast Lane so I didn’t have much to complain about.

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I'd be interested to know what the most popular coasters among guests are, as differed from the coasters which had the most riders.

 

Based off of me personally talking to guests the past 3 seasons they usually said their favorite ride was either Millennium, Dragster or Gatekeeper. Occasionally guests would say their favorite was Maverick or Raptor.

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Just a noob question i noticed that it was mentioned that last year tickets went on sale for coastermania in march and me and a few friends were looking to go to that or holliwood nights, more like this as its slightly closer and we can hit kennywood on the way home. What I am wondering is they didnt just sell them when they announced it until they were sold out and i missed it? or is it they just announced dates so you could make plans and then later will announce the date tickets are available?

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^ Last year, they seemed to be selling the tickets right up to the weekend itself.

I kept checking and checking, well after I'd bought our tickets. But no sellout I saw.

 

Also note, it's usually held on the first Friday of June.

Therefore, the date should be June 1, 2018.

 

And from last year's experience, it really is a great day there.

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Last year we got evening ERT on this! How amazingly sad and wonderfully pathetic was this??? (o; June 2/17.

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They've not starting selling tickets yet. Don't worry, you haven't missed it. They only sell 1000, and they did sell out in 2016 when Valravn was new. If they didn't sell out last year, it's only because they hadn't gotten to 1000. This year Steel Vengeance is a bigger deal to enthusiasts than Valravn was, so I'd check this thread and CP's website frequently and buy the ticket as soon as possible.

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.....I sort of feel like Top Thrill Dragster would be absurdly high up on that list.

 

TTD is an awesome ride, but I've never had a coaster spite me more than that one! From my perspective, it seems to have quite a bit of down time (compared to the other coasters). Perhaps TTD's downtime seemingly more than most is the reason it doesn't rank in the top 5?

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.....I sort of feel like Top Thrill Dragster would be absurdly high up on that list.

 

TTD is an awesome ride, but I've never had a coaster spite me more than that one! From my perspective, it seems to have quite a bit of down time (compared to the other coasters). Perhaps TTD's downtime seemingly more than most is the reason it doesn't rank in the top 5?

 

I'm sure the downtime hurts the number of riders, but when it's up against high capacity rides like Millennium Force and the B&Ms at Cedar Point, it's going to have a hard time being near the top of the list regardless. Last year I was on the launch track of TTD and got pulled back into the station and off the train twice in the same trip. And on one of those days I also got pulled off the train of Maverick before it shut down for the night. We were not good luck, but we did end up with exit passes for the next day.

 

I've got my Kings Island/Cedar Point trip all booked now for the first week of June! Can't wait for some rides on Steel Vengeance.

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