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Knoebels has all day 50 cent lockers? Of course they do.

 

Okay, you know I don't care about this locker stuff as much as most but I'll totally agree with this one. The kiosks suck. Personally I don't mind the policy but please have less sucky systems that can handle the demand.

 

Great Adventure also uses that "BestLockers" system (that's their name, I'm not trying to beat the bunny filter, I'd never do such a thing) and on opening day while attempting to ride El Toro I had one refuse to take cash and then take 3 credit cards to finally work with two of the cards getting frozen for suspicious activity because of the dumb $1 locker fee was apparently "suspicious" which required follow up phone calls during regular business hours and sitting on hold with the bank.

 

Then we were at Cedar Point last weekend and on day one, we left everything in the car and decided to go back but I noticed that for the start of Early Entry the line to get in line usually crosses the tracks and there was (I thought) plenty of time to leave my group, get a locker and meet up with them again before they ever entered the queue so we opted to do that on day two. That said, despite the fact that the line was only 3 people deep at my kiosk it took forever for anyone to complete the transaction (they also use Bestfluffy... yeah, we'll call them Bestfluffy) because they had to keep re-entering the code and the brightness on the screen is totally as low as it can get. Basically I was forced to choose between just putting my phone in my zippered pocket and riding anyway or having hundreds of people pass us who (let's be honest) probably lied and had their phones in their pockets so I'd get screwed because I was following the rules.

 

I of course took the latter option and got the locker. I'm a boy scout and an upstanding citizen.

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You guys are making this loose articles policy feel insane.

 

You can't even have your wallet and cell phone in your pockets? I usually have those on every ride at magic mountain. X2 is the only ride with a stricter loose article policy. I usually bring a tote bag to all Magic mountain rides and leave it in the bins or on the platform. The Electric EEl in SWSD tells you to take stuff out of your pockets but I rarely do and no one really checks.

 

I will be wearing cargo shorts, can I at least have my cell and wallet in my buttoned up pockets?

 

Do they have all day portable locker rentals like Magic Mountain? You know where you pay one price to use the lockers located at each individual ride? How much?

 

Oh and should I be worried about fast lane plus selling out? I was told not to buy it in advance, i guess because my pass will give me a discount when I get it in the park. Does it go on sale during early entry? Will I be fine to enjoy the early entry short lines and then immediately buy fast lane plus at opening?

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The cell phone loose article policy applies only to your cell phone or items that you can not keep within your pockets. It's been stated repeatedly that you cannot keep your phone in your pocket even with a zipper or button.

 

As far as FL goes, wait a few days out and see what the weather looks like. It there's not a ton of rain throughout the entire day I would buy it online. Don't go to the kiosk at the front of the park to redeem it or you will be waiting in a line. Many other shops and stalls can take care of that for you.

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I personally feel the bug issue is worse than the locker issue. Both suck, but not equally. I got my steel vengeance fix back in May so I'm good on not going back until they get both fixed...One more wishlist item before I return...Please make Runaway Rapids not look like dirty bath water...It's gross. Other than that...I love you Cedar Point!

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Remember that Platinum Passholders get a free upgrade to plus for the price of regular but it seems to be an "in park only" offer. If you have a Platinum Pass, DO NOT buy online. Also, don't waste time during Early Entry buying Fastlane. Fastlane doesn't start until 10:00 anyway so just buy it then.

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The Electric EEl in SWSD tells you to take stuff out of your pockets but I rarely do and no one really checks.

Ugh, you're an awful human that is adding to this mess and not helping it.

 

While I think the policy is horrible and stupid, you know what I do? I RESPECT IT!!! And I hope that a better solution is presented in the future.

 

But by saying "They tell me to take my stuff out of my pocket, but I'm an entitled Californian so I don't bother to listen to them and I do whatever I want to" just makes you one of the worst people on the planet and I hate you because of stupid people JUST LIKE YOU is why we have these obnoxious rules in the first place.

 

Get off our forum. You're not welcome here.

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But by saying "They tell me to take my stuff out of my pocket, but I'm an entitled Californian so I don't bother to listen to them and I do whatever I want to" just makes you one of the worst people on the planet and I hate you because of stupid people JUST LIKE YOU is why we have these rules in the first place.

 

Get off our forum. You're not welcome here.

 

 

I was waiting for someone to chime in on that.

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For working with with lockers, especially bestlockers, they are a pain in the a$$ to get fix. With the issues robb and bill said, with credit card readers, that was the number one most annoying thing about them. Dont even get me started on when the cash readers would go down.

 

Everyone should really follow Knoebels and go back to the old lockers.

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Ok so no cell but I can keep my wallet.

 

I am having issues finding info on LOCK er rentals. Will I need to rent one all day use one or do they have an all day pay one price option for ones at the rides?

 

I just saw Valravn has exclusive ride time on Tuesday but of course I am not there till Wednesday Thursday this week.

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The Electric EEl in SWSD tells you to take stuff out of your pockets but I rarely do and no one really checks.

Ugh, you're an awful human that is adding to this mess and not helping it.

 

While I think the policy is horrible and stupid, you know what I do? I RESPECT IT!!! And I hope that a better solution is presented in the future.

 

But by saying "They tell me to take my stuff out of my pocket, but I'm an entitled Californian so I don't bother to listen to them and I do whatever I want to" just makes you one of the worst people on the planet and I hate you because of stupid people JUST LIKE YOU is why we have these obnoxious rules in the first place.

 

Get off our forum. You're not welcome here.

 

Well actually I don't think they tell you to take cell phones out of pockets. It might be on the signage. Can't find anything about it online but its loose articles that are prohibited on the Eel. In any case secured in a cargo pocket is just fine. So you hate Californians in general or all people. I am not directly violating any rules and have never lost an article on any ride. So your hate is ignored and your forum is appreciated.

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The Electric EEl in SWSD tells you to take stuff out of your pockets but I rarely do and no one really checks.

Ugh, you're an awful human that is adding to this mess and not helping it.

 

While I think the policy is horrible and stupid, you know what I do? I RESPECT IT!!! And I hope that a better solution is presented in the future.

 

But by saying "They tell me to take my stuff out of my pocket, but I'm an entitled Californian so I don't bother to listen to them and I do whatever I want to" just makes you one of the worst people on the planet and I hate you because of stupid people JUST LIKE YOU is why we have these obnoxious rules in the first place.

 

Get off our forum. You're not welcome here.

 

Well actually I don't think they tell you to take cell phones out of pockets. It might be on the signage. In any case secured in a cargo pocket is just fine. So you hate Californians in general or all people. I am not directly violating any rules and have never lost an article on any ride. So your hate is ignored and your forum is appreciated.

I hate self-entitled lying assholes which you appear to be making a perfect example of being one. Get off our forum. You're not welcome here.

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I am hoping the bugs are gone by the time we go in three weeks but it is whatever if they are still there.

 

Is the floatinglocker something that Cedar Point is really doing? where I can just take my stuff and drop it in one next to each ride all day for one payment. If it is can I sign up at any of the rides that require storage or will I need to do this at the entrance of the park?

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:lol: Between that last post and trying to beat the bunny filter you're really batting 1000 today.

Well you are right about one thing, that is the LAST POST they are going to be making here on the forum!

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Changing direction for a minute...what's going on with the bugs at Cedar Point!!??!

 

I thought in the past the muffleheads were gone by June?? This trip the first week of August had the WORST case of bugs I've ever dealt with at the park. Is this a global warming thing or what? It's one thing hitting them at 70-100mph on various rides, but there were also normal guests complaining about their $400+/night hotel room balconies being unusable due to so many bugs on everything that they couldn't even see through the screen.

I went mid June last year, and was greeted with a ridiculous amount of those muffleheads. Went this year at the same time, and didn't see very many of them. Perhaps their "Season" shifted later by a month or two?

^Yeah, the amount of bugs in webs I saw led me to be very frightened about the size of the spiders that must be around!

Ohio has bad spiders?! Tennessee is just two states below and has far larger spiders! Plus they're a little less venomous up here.

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Should I even mention the fact that NOT ONCE did the "transferring fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo" work at Cedar Point no matter how many times I pressed the "End Rental" button? Every single time I went to go rent another fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo it would tell me "You've already rented a fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo" and I'd have to go through the process to cancel it out.

 

Has anyone else had experiences with the new “moveable lockers” system? I was lookin into it for my CP trip at the end of August. But based on that it doesn’t work right, I am thinking about steering clear of it. I’m having some wishful thinking hoping maybe this was an isolated event and it typically works, so I am curious if others’ experiences with this system.

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Should I even mention the fact that NOT ONCE did the "transferring fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo" work at Cedar Point no matter how many times I pressed the "End Rental" button? Every single time I went to go rent another fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo it would tell me "You've already rented a fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo" and I'd have to go through the process to cancel it out.

 

Has anyone else had experiences with the new “moveable fluffy, fluffy bunnies filled with medicine and goo” system? I was lookin into it for my CP trip at the end of August. But based on that it doesn’t work right, I am thinking about steering clear of it. I’m having some wishful thinking hoping maybe this was an isolated event and it typically works, so I am curious if others’ experiences with this system.

It worked, but I had to go through the process at each new kiosk to cancel out the locker at the previous location because the "end rental" button never worked. It's still a deal if you plan on renting more than 5 lockers at $2 each. If not, just rent one at each individual ride.

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Ohio has bad spiders?! Tennessee is just two states below and has far larger spiders! Plus they're a little less venomous up here.

 

It's not an Ohio thing or which state has the largest spider -- it's simply an amusement park on a lake with a lot of lights attracts insects, which attracts spiders. Those orb weavers get free 24/7 dining plans from August-October.

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Should I even mention the fact that NOT ONCE did the "transferring fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo" work at Cedar Point no matter how many times I pressed the "End Rental" button? Every single time I went to go rent another fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo it would tell me "You've already rented a fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo" and I'd have to go through the process to cancel it out.

 

Has anyone else had experiences with the new “moveable fluffy, fluffy bunnies filled with medicine and goo” system? I was lookin into it for my CP trip at the end of August. But based on that it doesn’t work right, I am thinking about steering clear of it. I’m having some wishful thinking hoping maybe this was an isolated event and it typically works, so I am curious if others’ experiences with this system.

It worked, but I had to go through the process at each new kiosk to cancel out the fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo at the previous location because the "end rental" button never worked. It's still a deal if you plan on renting more than 5 fluffy, fluffy bunnies filled with medicine and goo at $2 each. If not, just rent one at each individual ride.

 

I had a similar experience. I can't remember exactly which option I chose back in early June but I remember the whole system sucked and was confusing and the kiosks barely worked. It took some trial and error for me to figure it out.

 

The question of whether or not you can buy Fast Lane before the park opens has come up a few times. I just wanted to mention that I bought it before the park opened for early entry at the Marina Gate ticket booth one day. I can't speak for the other gates though. Another day I bought it at the Steel Vengeance gift shop shortly after the park opened to everyone. Even if FL+ can sell out, I would assume that buying it at the ticket office before the park opens would be early enough even on the busiest days, and that way you still get your platinum pass discount.

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I am hoping the bugs are gone by the time we go in three weeks but it is whatever if they are still there.

 

Is the floating fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo something that Cedar Point is really doing? where I can just take my stuff and drop it in one next to each ride all day for one payment. If it is can I sign up at any of the rides that require storage or will I need to do this at the entrance of the park?

 

Using the floating lockers today because we are weak and can't resist souvenirs... The lockers are easy to use, and 10 bucks a day ain't that bad for access to a locker when/where I need... You can get the moveable locker at any bank of ride lockers... They're a decent size I think, but we travel light (couple hats and a souvenir cup)... If you are a backpacker, YMMV...

 

Still before they keep making new rules, I'd like to see better enforcement for the rules they already have...

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Japanese Proverb: A Spider On The Wall, Signifies Success.* (also a lyric from Sondheim's "Pacific Overtures").

 

Now you may continue.

 

* The lyric also continues..."Whose Success, I Cannot Guess."

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The Electric EEl in SWSD tells you to take stuff out of your pockets but I rarely do and no one really checks.

Ugh, you're an awful human that is adding to this mess and not helping it.

 

While I think the policy is horrible and stupid, you know what I do? I RESPECT IT!!! And I hope that a better solution is presented in the future.

 

But by saying "They tell me to take my stuff out of my pocket, but I'm an entitled Californian so I don't bother to listen to them and I do whatever I want to" just makes you one of the worst people on the planet and I hate you because of stupid people JUST LIKE YOU is why we have these obnoxious rules in the first place.

 

Get off our forum. You're not welcome here.

 

As a ride op on Electric Eel, it is absolutely ridiculous not to empty your pockets of your loose articles. We have a dedicated operator position that collects phones, wallets, keys etc. into a bin that is placed outside the station for easy retrieval after the ride (which may be a good idea to implement on Steel Vengeance). It literally takes less than two seconds to pull your things out and hand them over. It is a simple system that only slows down dispatch times when people flat out refuse to give up their articles (which happens far too often). It's completely asinine to me why someone would rather risk having their items fall and injure another guest or operator and risk damage to their belongings than place their items into a bin for a 45 second ride.

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^Yeah, the amount of bugs in webs I saw led me to be very frightened about the size of the spiders that must be around!

 

I noticed some GIANT spiders in the Steel Vengeance station at night. . and unsurprisingly, that station had the least amount of bugs I noticed at CP.

 

(it was so drastically reduced from just across the tracks at Maverick, that I even noted the difference to one of the SV operators)

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