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I don't drink much but it sure is going to be interesting after visiting that event then getting on SV

 

Once again if you're a platinum pass holder you got a free 12oz sample from the Brew Kettle stand last year. Which was enough for me cause I too am not a drinker. Hopefully they do that again this year.

 

If you have a season drink plan use that for your cokes/fountain drinks (there's a freestyle in the area) and save all your tickets for food. This is what I did and 1 booklet of tickets was more than enough. Even the sample portions are a decent size when you consider how much there is to sample.

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Yeah, Bill & Bert's has that info. They took a lot of pictures of the literature. I got some KC ribs and used the rest of my tickets on beer.

 

Here's Bert's photo of the list of food from last year's B&B. Personally,

I liked the Nashville Blue Plate BBQ, as you could put a

whole plateful of food together with those sample sized servings.

Which were pretty good portions too, I remember.

The desserts were "okay." Nothing special, really.

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Thank you. I do not have a pass.

 

I'm sure someone in here did a Trip report on their Brews and BBQ experience. feel free to link it for me to read.

 

here ya go. . it's a long TR, but the Brews & BBQ is at the bottom of page 7

 

http://www.themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=74913

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Looks like there's a good chance Emily and I are going to be among the showerless on May 20th. Ever since I brought up the idea of camping in CP, she's been on board. I had no idea it would only be $200 for the both of us including two days at the park, a couple meals, and ERT. (Do I have that correct? It seems too good to be true.)

 

Does anyone have an educated guess on how the crowds will be that weekend? We'd probably go for the FL+ at least one day. I'm also curious how beneficial the ERT will be considering the unknown on the number of guests present. I don't really care if everything is not open, considering this park has enough for 2-3 parks.

 

My strategy is to bring as many hoosier sponge bath-ish style cleaning products as possible and use my prescribed ambien to get me through the night. I can guarantee that I'm particular enough to get myself pretty clean with a gallon of water, soap, and a few wash clothes while crammed in a tent. I won't be able to speak for the rest of the group.

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^ I usually don't like to rub chemicals all over my body, but that very well may be a good solution. It would be nice to wipe down with that and then use a damp wash cloth to get the chemicals off. (not a pretty picture)

 

Thanks for the tip. I'm really going to take that into consideration.

 

I tried to find some youtube videos or TR's about camping in the park, but I'm striking out. Most of the videos I find are in the RV park and others are away from the park. *EDIT* - Disregard about the videos. I guess it actually helps to google the name of the event.

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From working Millennium Force during the event in 2017, I didn't notice any difference in crowd levels than usual for that day. A weekend in mid/late May is usually a pretty good time to go if you're no overly concerned about everything being open and operated perfectly. I'd expect Steel Vengeance to be a little excessive, but everything else manageable in the regular queues and pretty laid back with Fast Lane on one of the days.

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^^ Zach - you could always get your hand stamped and go to the (nearest) bathroom at the entrance to the water park as they have showers in there that you can use without having to go into the water park.

 

Another option would be to use the campground showers - the walk would be a little further, but they will likely be cleaner than the one at the water park (there always seems to be a lot of dead muffleheads in that one).

 

I hear where you are coming from though - I would go nuts if I stayed a couple days at CP and wasn't able to shower. Actually, I can't even imagine going a couple of days without a shower, period!

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Here are the bathrooms and showers

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I've never experienced ERT. I was wondering if anyone had any idea what the typical wait time for something like Steel Vengeance would be with all of the other campers. Are these tickets limited?

 

During Coastermania! the evening ERT lines were longer than the lines had been on the prior day, so we skipped all of them, and just went for the kiddie coaster, since it was a chance to be a credit whore (which I'm not. . but it was a rare opportunity to ride Wilderness run)

 

so that's the only thing we bothered with during ERT.. seriously, the lines for Maverick were longer than they had been all day.

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Hey all,

 

Coming down to CP from Toronto some Saturday early June. Only coming for one day, but want to ride probably every coaster twice, potentially a few of our favourites a few more times (probably SV, love RMC). Anyways, would it be worthwhile to go platinum pass? How much time will it honestly cut at that time of the year?

 

Oh and if y'all know approximate price that would be awesome too.

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^ It probably would be worth it to get it, from my one-visit experience there. We got it for the day after CoasterMANIA! and it was just

over $100 for that Saturday, June 3. The price varies depending on the day, and can go as low as $89 or as high as $110. Or higher.

EDIT: Also, buying it online, just as you're about to go there, may save you a few $ as well.

 

But - remember that all coasters are not created equal, lol. One (or more) could shut down, or be down for maintenance. However, we

did get rides on all coasters in one day.

 

Good luck for your one-day adventure, there!

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I've never experienced ERT. I was wondering if anyone had any idea what the typical wait time for something like Steel Vengeance would be with all of the other campers. Are these tickets limited?

 

To 1500, I think. Almost all of those people will be in line, so think 40ish minutes being practical assuming all three trains are running.

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^^^ are you talking Fast Lane+ or are you talking about a Platinum season pass?

 

Platinum gives you 1 hour early access. The line for Maverick & Millennium Force has never gotten over 15-20 minutes in my experience though we don't go on Saturdays; we usually power ride Maverick with 5 min waits, then head to Millennium Force, then hit Dragster at 10a when that opens. Or MF, then Maverick a bunch of times, then Dragster. Always those 3 rides, though. Everything will change with Steel Vengeance, though.

 

Platinum also gives you a discount on Fast Lane, and free parking. Depending on the size of your party, and depending on if you'll be going to another Cedar Fair park (it sounds like you live near Wonderland -- they usually offer good deals for bring a friend tickets with a season pass), it may be worthwhile to invest in at least one platinum pass just to get the discount for FL+ (significant discount) and the bring a friend discount (it's not much -- EDIT: $43 per ticket total but you can buy up to 4 with one pass) for everyone in your party. If Fast Lane is $80 and FL+ is $120 (I'm just making up numbers for a Saturday, I don't know how much it will be the day you are going) that's a discount of $40 per person just for having a Platinum pass. You only need one pass for all these discounts. Plus parking, and pretty much 10% off everything else.

 

EVERY coaster twice or more is going to need a FL+, in my opinion, especially with the addition of Steel Vengeance. The line for Valravn can get pretty long too. Even though it's earlier in the season, it's still June and it's still a Saturday.

 

Good luck! You'll have an awesome time.

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so that's the only thing we bothered with during ERT.. seriously, the lines for Maverick were longer than they had been all day.

I may be getting Coastermania ERT mixed up with passholder ERT because both times we marathoned Maverick, but I don't remember the lines being long. I'm definitely sure I drank quite a bit of beer at Coastermania and didn't eat very much (don't eat BBQ), so I was feeling a bit uncomfortable after 6 or 7 rides on Mav. during ERT.

 

Since we're not talking about Coastermania specifically, I can attest that at several passholder ERT sessions, we got plenty of rides in. It wasn't to the point where you could just sit and stay on the ride, but the longer ERT went on, the thinner it got. The last 15-20 min you pretty much don't have to wait at all (in general people are p*ssies and don't have stamina like we do )

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^^^ are you talking Fast Lane+ or are you talking about a Platinum season pass?...

 

Yeah FL+.

 

Oh well, I'm turning 65 soon, and leave it at that.

 

Thanks for the correction.

No worries, I was referring to the original post by WonderlandMan, they mentioned Platinum but it sounded like they were talking about Fast Lane? That's why I talked about both just in case :-P
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so that's the only thing we bothered with during ERT.. seriously, the lines for Maverick were longer than they had been all day.

I may be getting Coastermania ERT mixed up with passholder ERT because both times we marathoned Maverick, but I don't remember the lines being long. I'm definitely sure I drank quite a bit of beer at Coastermania and didn't eat very much (don't eat BBQ), so I was feeling a bit uncomfortable after 6 or 7 rides on Mav. during ERT.

 

Since we're not talking about Coastermania specifically, I can attest that at several passholder ERT sessions, we got plenty of rides in. It wasn't to the point where you could just sit and stay on the ride, but the longer ERT went on, the thinner it got. The last 15-20 min you pretty much don't have to wait at all (in general people are p*ssies and don't have stamina like we do )

 

we rode Maverick before the Coastermania! evening ERT started. . while CM folks were lining up in the ERT line (outside the Fastlane entrance) while inside the queue, it was only 15 minutes or so. (that, I think, was the only time we actually got in line and rode it without having to wait for a breakdown to be fixed. . LOL. .. but we got a lot of rides on it over that weekend).

 

we must have seen each other at the park.. it's a shame we didn't get to say "hi"

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