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^I don't know what to say man, but it's given me some terrible rides this year, and increasingly so in the years prior to this. And most non-enthusiasts I know can't stand it anymore. Every so often I get an enjoyable ride on it, but they're outnumbered by the bad ones these days. I don't know how to do that shrugging thing, but yeah... lol

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The wife and I love Magnum and Gatekeeper. Though with Gatekeeper we only ride one spot every time and thats the last row of the left side. It has become a favorite.

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I’ve said it before on here, Magnum in the past has been up and down for me. At the end of last season it was running very well. It didn’t matter what seat, and I didn’t need any seatbelt trick, it was just a good ride on it’s own.

 

But this year so far it’s been terrible. I’ve only been to the park 12 times with 30 different people and nobody liked it so far. so maybe it’s coincidence that it’s running bad just when I’m there, who knows, but I doubt it.

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Seat belt extra tightened doesn't fix old clunky Arrow mine train lapbars slamming into thighs.

 

Yet I love Gemini and have no complaints about it...

 

So I guess for me it's the degree of ejection into the old clunky lap bar.

 

I do enjoy the nostalgia of Magnum - the trains, track style, lift sounds, etc but I think there's a great opportunity to improve the ride with, yeah, new trains. Anything more open to give you more freedom with that unmatched position on the lake would do wonders. It's a tired suggestion but every visit to CP I feel better equipped to enjoy Magnum but come off wondering if the magic seats/tricks are just a joke

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Great report! I enjoyed reading all of your impressions and I love the park for a lot of the same reasons.

 

I love Magnum, went a few weeks ago and thought it was running just fine. It has a great setting for a coaster and I really enjoy the first half for that, but when the seatbelt is tightened the final run of small hills is a blast. To each their own, though. I understand why some people don't like the ride. Almost everyone has a great time at Cedar Point for their own reason and that's perfectly fine.

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I will definitely give Magnum another try next time we're there, it's always amazing to hear how radically different some coasters run at different times of the day/year.

 

yep.

 

my one prior visit, we HATED (and I mean: Burn it with fire, HATED) Blue Streak.

 

the smoothest part of the ride was sitting down into the train and clicking the lap bar down.

 

I've been told we must have caught it on a bad day. . but wow was it awful.

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Blue Streak sucks lately (even in non wheel seats). I'd rather ride Corkscrew.

 

hah.. .

 

Blue Streak, Corkscrew, and Rougarou were all 1 and done for us. . everything else got multiple rides during a 3 day visit

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LOL I rode Blue Streak 5 times during the power outage with almost no wait. Nothing but great rides front and back. I thoroughly disagree - yeah I hate the ratcheting bars and the hard foam padding, but that thing is running really well IMO. I can also ride the hell out of Magnum in 1.3 and Rougarou in middle seats. Y'all are crazy to me.

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LOL I rode Blue Streak 5 times during the power outage with almost no wait. Nothing but great rides front and back. I thoroughly disagree - yeah I hate the ratcheting bars and the hard foam padding, but that thing is running really well IMO. I can also ride the hell out of Magnum in 1.3 and Rougarou in middle seats. Y'all are crazy to me.

 

i'm gonna give them all another try, when I get to go back in about a month. . so looking forwards to seeing if I just caught a bad ride on a good coaster.

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And we thought Blue Streak was rough fun (rode it 4x on 3 different days, admittedly all in the middle of the coaster though once in a wheel seat) where Magnum was rough pain. It really is weird, I know some of it can just be the coaster having a bad day or rider choosing a bad seat (or not knowing a trick like tight seatbelt/loose lapbar), but it's pretty apparent that people feel forces differently.

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Really great report. My only gripe is you should have posted such a good report in its own thread, as its only going to get buried in the CP thread. Oh well, there's always next trip.

 

Thank you! I didn't think it was worthy of its own thread since I only had one post and I'm a newbie here so didn't know how it would be received.

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Agreed. Andrew got what I was saying - the CP thread moves fast so your stellar report is already buried 5 or so pages back. I was also thinking that in your intro to your report you stated you'd planned on hitting more parks. A few of us regulars have started threads of just our reports (see my signature, etc). I'm stoked to see more reports from you.

 

Hopefully we won't scare you off.

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I don't mind some roughness on a coaster whatsoever and thoroughly enjoy wood coasters. Maybe I've gotten bad rides or sat in the wrong seat, but I'm pretty sure I at least got a middle row on Blue Streak last time I went to CP. Both of the previous times I went in 2016 and 2013 Blue Streak was a one and done for me. It has that whole punching you in the back thing going on...not a fan. Not nearly the roughest ride I've ever been on or anything, but that jackhammering sort of feeling sucks. It's not exciting enough to be worth the discomfort. Hopefully next time I get a good ride and want to go back for rerides.

 

I do love Magnum though, and have zero complaints at all about Rougarou(or Mantis for that matter). Different rides on different days or seats? Different preferences? I don't know, but that's been my experience the last couple times I went to CP.

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Agreed. Andrew got what I was saying - the CP thread moves fast so your stellar report is already buried 5 or so pages back. I was also thinking that in your intro to your report you stated you'd planned on hitting more parks. A few of us regulars have started threads of just our reports (see my signature, etc). I'm stoked to see more reports from you.

 

Hopefully we won't scare you off.

 

I've lurked here for years, so I hope -fingers crossed- I have enough sense of forum courtesy to not say anything that will make you all scare me off!

 

I could start a thread and include our 2-month road trip to Florida that we did in January/February along with this trip and future trips. Our Florida trip included all the typical parks, but it is somewhat different because we travel with our cat (she's an awesome road trip companion, she's been all the way up to Prudhoe Bay AK in our truck and camper last summer).

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Agreed. Andrew got what I was saying - the CP thread moves fast so your stellar report is already buried 5 or so pages back. I was also thinking that in your intro to your report you stated you'd planned on hitting more parks. A few of us regulars have started threads of just our reports (see my signature, etc). I'm stoked to see more reports from you.

 

Hopefully we won't scare you off.

 

I've lurked here for years, so I hope -fingers crossed- I have enough sense of forum courtesy to not say anything that will make you all scare me off!

 

I could start a thread and include our 2-month road trip to Florida that we did in January/February along with this trip and future trips. Our Florida trip included all the typical parks, but it is somewhat different because we travel with our cat (she's an awesome road trip companion, she's been all the way up to Prudhoe Bay AK in our truck and camper last summer).

 

that would be interesting to read about I think.

 

I tend to post a LOT of details, so I do a separate TR for most cases. . but whatever works for you.

 

tho I agree that in the main Park thread, it's gonna get buried rather quickly .

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Okay, you talked me into it! It'll be fun to turn my travel, attraction, and park notes into a full-on trip report.

Here's one pic of Tajah hanging out with a bear in Alaska last year. She likes bruins as much as we do, but we tried to keep her away from the real ones.

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