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Rides with VR are naturally going to take longer, so if a dispatch goes long because you are visiting on a hot day where it could give the VR more trouble, that should be excluded if you are talking 7-10 minutes dispatch times. If you throw out technical VR issues, I doubt many dispatches over 5 minutes have occurred unless something is wrong with the ride.

 

As far as the cameras go, this is 2018 and it is Cedar Point. Bye more cameras and place them throughout the park. Then you can rotate what you actually show. It isn't that tough if you were to set it up prior to the start of the season .

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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?

So basically there were about as many rides open as there would be in peak season with 15 mph winds.

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I love going to CP and riding SV once, and Maverick twice, with only a half hour wait (all for SV) combined!

That station reminds me a lot of Ghostrider. Only two more weeks 'til I can see it in person.

It does give a Ghostrider station vibe. It just needs a video with the girl dragging the old guy into the ride, goofing on not bringing items onto the ride such as hats and jackets, and is the child tall enough, etc, etc
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How busy is the park today?

Im on my way from chicago and almost there ))))) SV here I come

 

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You're probably here by now, and don't need me to tell you this, but crowds are very minimal, as they typically are this time of year. Haven't waited more than a half hour for anything (though I'm guessing SV is longer than that now that it's not early entry), and have walked into the station on everything except MF (ramp wait), and Valravn. Of course, we rode Maverick at the end of Early Entry as well, so the walk up isn't probably indicative of how it's been most of the day! Lol.

 

TTD has stood for Tepid Thrill Downtime today, so I don't know if my two older kids will get their first ride on it today. Other than that though, most rides and coasters have operated, and operated well (aside from Corkscrew and maXair!) The food stands have been almost AWOL however, which is annoying when you have the All Day Dining Plan...

 

Still, it's a beautiful day, with little waiting, and lots of Cedar Point goodness! Can't wait to get another ride or two on Steel Vengeance later!

Your report is what I am hoping for on this Monday and Tuesday. I will take reasonible crowds on Sunday as well.
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I can't stop watching the live video feed #3 either.

 

I'm bursting with excitement over here. Have a half day at work tomorrow, driving up to the point from Pittsburgh, staying at Lighthouse Point Friday and Saturday night, heading to the park on Saturday and Sunday!!

 

I believe my last trip was in 2009, so almost 10 years ago!

 

Looks like we'll both be getting rained on. Cross your fingers. I know I am. Emily and I are going to Coaster Campout, so I hope we don't have a soggy night.

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The worst ops I've ever experienced were at Six Flags America about 10 or 11 years ago. I want to say it was like 7 minutes for one train to pull in and pull out. I only even remotely paid attention because of how bad it was, I think my GF at the time and I rode 2 rides and left.

 

Did you ever visit Mt.Olympus? Worst ride ops I've ever seen. Hades 360 only has one train and dispatch was once every 6-7 mins. Even on a quiet day wait times were close to 60 mins.

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I can't stop watching the live video feed #3 either.

 

I'm bursting with excitement over here. Have a half day at work tomorrow, driving up to the point from Pittsburgh, staying at Lighthouse Point Friday and Saturday night, heading to the park on Saturday and Sunday!!

 

I believe my last trip was in 2009, so almost 10 years ago!

 

Looks like we'll both be getting rained on. Cross your fingers. I know I am. Emily and I are going to Coaster Campout, so I hope we don't have a soggy night.

 

Sunday seems to be looking a little better now, at least.

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The worst ops I've ever experienced were at Six Flags America about 10 or 11 years ago. I want to say it was like 7 minutes for one train to pull in and pull out. I only even remotely paid attention because of how bad it was, I think my GF at the time and I rode 2 rides and left.

 

Did you ever visit Mt.Olympus? Worst ride ops I've ever seen. Hades 360 only has one train and dispatch was once every 6-7 mins. Even on a quiet day wait times were close to 60 mins.

I believe part of the challenge is they have to wait until they have a full train.
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Damn. Tomorrow looks to be soggy all day long, with lightning throughout a good portion of the day. I would imagine I can expect a pretty dead park? Despite my constanf advocacy for FL+ I think it would be completely wasted tomorrow.

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Damn. Tomorrow looks to be soggy all day long, with lightning throughout a good portion of the day. I would imagine I can expect a pretty dead park? Despite my constanf advocacy for FL+ I think it would be completely wasted tomorrow.

 

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Accueather only shows storms in the middle of the day. I'm hoping that'll scare people off for the evening.

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Damn. Tomorrow looks to be soggy all day long, with lightning throughout a good portion of the day. I would imagine I can expect a pretty dead park? Despite my constanf advocacy for FL+ I think it would be completely wasted tomorrow.

Fastlane money is never wasted. If you don't need Fastlane, it becomes beer money.

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Tomorrow's forecast isn't great, but it's better than today. Today looks like a total sh*tshow at the park. Hopefully you get some nice pockets of weather tomorrow and the forecast keeps crowds low.

 

PS: The Chausee, the Cedar Point Marina Office, Marina Store and Famous Dave's have closed for the day due to high water and wind (along with tons of rides and coasters obviously). Steel Vengeance is finally operating though.

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Damn. Tomorrow looks to be soggy all day long, with lightning throughout a good portion of the day. I would imagine I can expect a pretty dead park? Despite my constanf advocacy for FL+ I think it would be completely wasted tomorrow.

Fastlane money is never wasted. If you don't need Fastlane, it becomes beer money.

 

This is some glass half full thinking right there.

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Tomorrow's forecast isn't great, but it's better than today. Today looks like a total sh*tshow at the park. Hopefully you get some nice pockets of weather tomorrow and the forecast keeps crowds low.

 

PS: The Chausee, the Cedar Point Marina Office, Marina Store and Famous Dave's have closed for the day due to high water and wind (along with tons of rides and coasters obviously). Steel Vengeance is finally operating though.

 

Yeah if someone is actually waiting 60 minutes for Corkscrew, they have issues....

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They added a corral behind the Haunt building, next to the final section of bunny hills. The Fast Lane queue uses the original station entrance stairs, and a new set of stairs was built for the main queue line.

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Damn. Tomorrow looks to be soggy all day long, with lightning throughout a good portion of the day. I would imagine I can expect a pretty dead park? Despite my constanf advocacy for FL+ I think it would be completely wasted tomorrow.

Fastlane money is never wasted. If you don't need Fastlane, it becomes beer money.

 

 

With reference to the SV queue line, it's all new. Most of it's covered and they've peppered the surrounding area with some nice landscaping and mulch.

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Anyone have details on this?

 

Haven't waited more than a half hour for anything (though I'm guessing SV is longer than that now that it's not early entry)

 

I read that one day they didn't have it ready and opened Magnum instead, but is it true the last few days it wasn't running at all for early entry? It's still listed on the website, so that's why I'm wondering. I know it's probably a crapshoot, but is it just consistently not ready, or is it really not available at all?

 

I should have put that as "it's not early entry time anymore", for more clarity. I was just saying that when I posted that, the wait times for SV were much longer, but it wasn't early entry anymore, like when I had the half hour wait. SV IS still available for early entry, at least when it's working. I walked into the park at around 9:10 yesterday, and didn't run or anything, and ended up getting there when the first few people who rode it were getting off, and back in line. And our wait at that point ended up being around half an hour (due to one train ops.) Given where we started in line, it wouldn't have been much more that 15, if that, with two train ops, and if they ever have three trains going? That line's going to fly! I went again at the very end of the day, and waited maybe 45 minutes, and again, that was with one train ops. Got on second to last ride of the day, with the sun setting over the Lake!

 

As for reliability, SV ran most of the day yesterday, at least that I saw. So yeah, it's definitely in operation! Still kicking abs and taking names, too! I will back off my comments earlier in this thread about the airtime hills at the end seeming more comfortable than LR or SC though... They were really bucking hard this time around, so I'm guessing I was just so euphoric last time, I didn't even notice how forceful they were!

 

Most of the coasters seemed to run well, all day, though Maverick did experience some downtime (not unusual for any day or month of the year), and TTD was also its usual unreliable (read: it operated maybe an hour all day?) self. It still was an absolute awesome day at Cedar Point, with beautiful weather, and mostly non-existent waits, and no real issues with staffing (besides the food locations), rides running, or any other issues people sometimes associate with going during this time of year! I look forward to my remaining 4 visits over the next month, and similar experiences, hopefully!

 

BTW, one comment about the CP app, since its wait times were brought up the other day in this thread... It's pretty much a joke! Almost nothing was accurate as to what the app was saying, with it saying things were closed that were literally running right in front of me, and the wait times were almost always shorter, sometimes WAY shorter, than what it was saying. So, if you're using that, or if the other site you're going to is using that, I wouldn't, because it was laughably inaccurate!

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^ ah, gotcha. I just misread. Thanks for the clarification. Looks like I'll be up bright and early as planned to make it for early entry on SV on Sunday. Already rode once for preview night but haven't been back to the park since. Looking forward to riding everything else, too! 8) (and not so much being surrounded by a bunch of unshowered rats from coaster campout... please wear lots of deodorant... :-P)

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I can't stop watching the live video feed #3 either.

 

I'm bursting with excitement over here. Have a half day at work tomorrow, driving up to the point from Pittsburgh, staying at Lighthouse Point Friday and Saturday night, heading to the park on Saturday and Sunday!!

 

I believe my last trip was in 2009, so almost 10 years ago!

 

Looks like we'll both be getting rained on. Cross your fingers. I know I am. Emily and I are going to Coaster Campout, so I hope we don't have a soggy night.

 

I do hope that it holds out for you and Emily over the weekend, Zach - and anyone else attending the event!

 

I am really starting to think that weekends in May in the Great Lakes area are nothing but f%cking rain every year. We might see a couple nice days during the week, but it seems like every weekend is above a 50% chance of rain...with a little dose of freezing-ass cold weather like what we experienced last weekend.

 

Saturday does look like one of those days where it will at least be warm, so a passing t-storm could clear a lot of the crowds out during the afternoon. As Andrew mentioned, you might be able to save on FL+ and use it to drink beer during the t-storms.

 

Good luck - looking forward to your take on the event!

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Anybody notice that the red light on top of the lift hill isn't flashing at night? Isn't that like highly illegal?

 

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Anybody notice that the red light on top of the lift hill isn't flashing at night? Isn't that like highly illegal?

 

I'm hearing Steel Vengeance is currently in handcuffs now

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Anybody notice that the red light on top of the lift hill isn't flashing at night? Isn't that like highly illegal?

 

I'm hearing Steel Vengeance is currently in handcuffs now

Just 2 of the 3 trains are in handcuffs... The 3rd outlaw is still running on the track...
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