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Millennium Force was open again late this evening, at about 9:30 pm or so to the end of the day. Only running two trains, so I waited about 40 minutes. Hopefully it will be open again tomorrow!

 

Lots of rain today, on and off. It wreaked havoc with operations. Often they would get a ride open again just to have to close it due to more rain. At one point, I believe all but four of the coasters were closed. More rain with potential storms in the forecast for tomorrow. Not looking good.

 

Magnum, Power Tower (shot), Windseeker, Gatekeeper, Giant Wheel, Raptor, Iron Dragon, Rougarou, Skyhawk, Power Tower (shot)

Three hour break due to rain

Magnum, Gemini, Maverick, Millennium Force

 

So far I think my favourites are Magnum, Maverick, and Raptor. Holy *bleep* Maverick was INTENSE.

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Millennium Force was open again late this evening, at about 9:30 pm or so to the end of the day. Only running two trains, so I waited about 40 minutes. Hopefully it will be open again tomorrow!

 

Lots of rain today, on and off. It wreaked havoc with operations. Often they would get a ride open again just to have to close it due to more rain. At one point, I believe all but four of the coasters were closed. More rain with potential storms in the forecast for tomorrow. Not looking good.

 

Magnum, Power Tower (shot), Windseeker, Gatekeeper, Giant Wheel, Raptor, Iron Dragon, Rougarou, Skyhawk, Power Tower (shot)

Three hour break due to rain

Magnum, Gemini, Maverick, Millennium Force

 

So far I think my favourites are Magnum, Maverick, and Raptor. Holy *bleep* Maverick was INTENSE.

 

my standard. . do not miss Cedar Downs. (my favorite flat at the park, and it operates in the rain)

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My brother, again a pretty fresh park newbie, had no issue with the phone thing, his only thought echoed mine, if its for safety (which is sensible) why make people pay? Comes off pretty bad, and while I'd say well no place will not take that chance, thinking about it Universal had em for free.

Oh well.

 

So Ive been here sporadically lately, keep seeing MForce, what the hell is going on with it?

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Yesterday was a pretty bug free day at the park. Rain mostly stayed away too.

 

Last night was ERT on Valravn. I managed to get 8 rides and that was after a ride on SV with a 20 minute wait. Managed to survive SV without my phone.

 

It's amazing how much I have unappreciated Valravn. It has usually been a ride I'd hit once if there was short wait, ride once in the front and moved on. Last night I took several rides in the back row and enjoyed it more than I would have thought. Not saying it's the greatest coaster in the world, or even the park, but I'm thinking it is kind of scoffed at when compared of the rest of CP's lineup. It's cliche to say that at another park it would be more of a standout, but that's pretty much the truth. Make me realize how fortunate I am to live so close.

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If this has already been posted, my apologies, but the HalloWeekends site for CP is now available. The only "new" attractions are "Hexed: Lights Out", which will offer guests a flashlight to find their way through the maze (although having this and Deprivation sounds mildly redundant) and the Frontier Trail becomes "Trail of the Forsaken". No more Screamworks, which is probably a good thing! I believe Midnight Syndicate's show is "new" this year as well as it has a subtitle of "Conspiracy of Shadows". Other than that, it's business as usual. While I feel some of the longer-running mazes could afford to be swapped out (Zombie High and Cornstalkers come to mind), if business is crazy as always, then why bother making any changes at all?

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Great days at the park yesterday and today! All rides were open with minimal waits. I did over hear that the Red housing units by Valravn are being shut down very soon. Could this be a future spot for expansion? Polercoaster maybe?! Would be a perfect fit as the park does not have an observation tower and would open the worlds first 500ft! Just a thought!

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Having gotten back (and having felt rather crummy yesterday and the day before). My thoughts on the park...

 

  • Millennium Force made me appreciate a re-rideable ride, one that doesn't push the limits of intensity. Ultimately, I have it as my number one thanks to its view. Yep, a front seat night ride got me covered in bugs. I raised my Six Flags shirt to cover my mouth and nose (I wouldn't subject a Cedar Fair park shirt to that), but I wish I had goggles and a dust mask. I saw one rider with a dust mask, and a pile of puke at the exit of the front row probably from a previous rider swallowing bugs.
  • Steel Vengeance was a masterpiece, completely overshadowing Twisted Timbers. I was lucky to get assigned last car on one ride, and the first drop beat out all of the gigas. The final lap with the rolls, watching the structure swirling around you, really brought it home.
  • Maverick's first drop felt like it was trying to pop my head off, the single most intense first drop I have experienced. It showed me the ferocity a blitz coaster could deliver. An excellent ride in small doses.
  • Magnum is underrated. Relatively short lines and ejector airtime unmatched by any hyper until Skyrush. I overheard two enthusiasts with different opinions - "Sit in a middle car and tighten that seatbelt all the way", and "1-3, that's the money seat". My first ride was in 1-3, and it busted up my thighs about half as much as Skyrush. The guy next to me was vaping on the ride. 1-2 and 6-2 were my favorite seats. I was lucky enough to get a ride during the end-of-night fireworks and it was magical.
  • I saw Gemini stopped because of a phone pulled out. It ruined the race for not only that run, but the run after it. Luckily, I had enough close races, and it was the second-most fun I had on a twin-track coaster next to Twisted Colossus.
  • Valravn and GateKeeper vests were pretty bad, but not to the point where it ruined the rides.
  • Iron Dragon VR was pretty good, though my only other VR ride was SFA's Mind Eraser.
  • Riding Power Tower down in the rain was surreal as the rain seemed to be falling up.
  • Staying at Breakers meant being able to just leave my phone behind, saving me the cost of fluffies for Steel Vengeance. My wallet was safe in my buttoned back pocket.

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Staying at Breakers meant being able to just leave my phone behind, saving me the cost of fluffies for Steel Vengeance. My wallet was safe in my buttoned back pocket.

Wait... so maybe I missed it somewhere, but wallets are kosher? I was under the impression it was everything.

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Staying at Breakers meant being able to just leave my phone behind, saving me the cost of fluffies for Steel Vengeance. My wallet was safe in my buttoned back pocket.

Wait... so maybe I missed it somewhere, but wallets are kosher? I was under the impression it was everything.

 

If it's made of leather...

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It's amazing how much I have unappreciated Valravn. It has usually been a ride I'd hit once if there was short wait, ride once in the front and moved on. Last night I took several rides in the back row and enjoyed it more than I would have thought.

 

Not that I'm guilty about it, but Valravn in the back row has become my guilty pleasure thing to marathon at the park. With FL+ it's an immediate walk into the station, and I can just keep getting on in no time. As you said, it's not the greatest coaster out there, but he drops give me that big Roller Coaster Tycoon grin of a really happy peep. Although brief, the coaster is a lot of fun.

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Staying at Breakers meant being able to just leave my phone behind, saving me the cost of fluffies for Steel Vengeance. My wallet was safe in my buttoned back pocket.

Wait... so maybe I missed it somewhere, but wallets are kosher? I was under the impression it was everything.

Steel Vengeance (and Twisted Timbers) only mentioned phones being prohibited. Nothing about wallets/keys/etc.

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Having gotten back (and having felt rather crummy yesterday and the day before). My thoughts on the park...

 

  • Millennium Force made me appreciate a re-rideable ride, one that doesn't push the limits of intensity. Ultimately, I have it as my number one thanks to its view. Yep, a front seat night ride got me covered in bugs. I raised my Six Flags shirt to cover my mouth and nose (I wouldn't subject a Cedar Fair park shirt to that), but I wish I had goggles and a dust mask. I saw one rider with a dust mask, and a pile of puke at the exit of the front row probably from a previous rider swallowing bugs.
  • Steel Vengeance was a masterpiece, completely overshadowing Twisted Timbers. I was lucky to get assigned last car on one ride, and the first drop beat out all of the gigas. The final lap with the rolls, watching the structure swirling around you, really brought it home.
  • Maverick's first drop felt like it was trying to pop my head off, the single most intense first drop I have experienced. It showed me the ferocity a blitz coaster could deliver. An excellent ride in small doses.
  • Magnum is underrated. Relatively short lines and ejector airtime unmatched by any hyper until Skyrush. I overheard two enthusiasts with different opinions - "Sit in a middle car and tighten that seatbelt all the way", and "1-3, that's the money seat". My first ride was in 1-3, and it busted up my thighs about half as much as Skyrush. The guy next to me was vaping on the ride. 1-2 and 6-2 were my favorite seats. I was lucky enough to get a ride during the end-of-night fireworks and it was magical.
  • I saw Gemini stopped because of a phone pulled out. It ruined the race for not only that run, but the run after it. Luckily, I had enough close races, and it was the second-most fun I had on a twin-track coaster next to Twisted Colossus.
  • Valravn and GateKeeper vests were pretty bad, but not to the point where it ruined the rides.
  • Iron Dragon VR was pretty good, though my only other VR ride was SFA's Mind Eraser.
  • Riding Power Tower down in the rain was surreal as the rain seemed to be falling up.
  • Staying at Breakers meant being able to just leave my phone behind, saving me the cost of fluffies for Steel Vengeance. My wallet was safe in my buttoned back pocket.

 

Hi thanks for the thoughts on the trip!

 

I was wondering when did you go? Was there only a problem at night with the bugs? How was the day time with them? I was hoping that their may fly season would be over by next week. I have been there in August before with just a regular amount of bugs at night.

 

I just want to prepare my daughter if there is an unusual amount.

 

How was your experience at Breakers? I will be staying there again next week.

 

Thank you

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Staying at Breakers meant being able to just leave my phone behind, saving me the cost of fluffies for Steel Vengeance. My wallet was safe in my buttoned back pocket.

Wait... so maybe I missed it somewhere, but wallets are kosher? I was under the impression it was everything.

 

There's a sign now out front (at least there was this past weekend) which basically said:

 

-No cell phones at all, period, end of story

 

-Small items (keys, wallets basically) are OK in buttoned/zippered/secured pockets only

 

-Glasses with straps are OK

 

It looked like a very permanent sign, so I take that to mean that's the deal.

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That's how the greeters have been explaining it (at least when we were there). Correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think they ever cared about wallets (though the wording of the sign was up for interpretation and you might as well put it in a locker anyway if you're putting your phone there).

 

Like Six Flags, they probably realized pretty quick that they needed to clarify that because if everyone put their wallets in a locker then their on-ride photo sales would shoot down to basically zero since guests would have to care enough to walk to the booth, find their photo, memorize the number, walk way past the booth and get their wallet, care enough to backtrack and then make the person pull it up by the number that they memorized or (most likely) be like "I think we were somewhere near the middle of the train ten minutes ago" and send them on a wild goose chase.

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I was wondering when did you go? Was there only a problem at night with the bugs? How was the day time with them? I was hoping that their may fly season would be over by next week. I have been there in August before with just a regular amount of bugs at night.

 

I just want to prepare my daughter if there is an unusual amount.

 

How was your experience at Breakers? I will be staying there again next week.

 

Thank you

 

Last week the bugs were really bad when they first come out around 8:30-9pm, but all but disappeared around 10-10:30, from what I remember.

 

Breakers is even more of a comfortable, clean, friendly and great place to be. The $50mm plus in renos were worth every penny. The students working there and staff I’ve found to be well suited to working in the Point’s Resorts. It’s hard to think they’re there for seasonal jobs. Super friendly and helpful during each visit, even when staying in the old Bon Air wing. Only thing I heard from the family was an annoyance that you can’t find hot water or hot drinks anywhere on property when Starbucks and Perkins close. If you enjoy an evening coffee or tea, maybe bring a small kettle, tea bags and instant coffee.

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That's how the greeters have been explaining it (at least when we were there). Correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think they ever cared about wallets (though the wording of the sign was up for interpretation and you might as well put it in a fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo anyway if you're putting your phone there).

 

Like Six Flags, they probably realized pretty quick that they needed to clarify that because if everyone put their wallets in a fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo then their on-ride photo sales would shoot down to basically zero since guests would have to care enough to walk to the booth, find their photo, memorize the number, walk way past the booth and get their wallet, care enough to backtrack and then make the person pull it up by the number that they memorized or (most likely) be like "I think we were somewhere near the middle of the train ten minutes ago" and send them on a wild goose chase.

 

The primary reason is that we are unlikely to take our wallets out of our secured pockets to get that selfie or POV while riding SV. Wallets are unlikely to fly out of our hands and bash someone in the face during the ride’s awesome and intense manoeuvres.

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Random Breakers question, do the beds have fitted sheets? I HATE when hotels use a folded flat sheet over the mattress. It's what Breakers Express did 3 years ago, and every morning I woke up partially on a bare mattress...gross. I'm staying at Breakers in a week and Im not above packing a fitted sheet.

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^^Oh believe me, we ALL know the underlying reason for this policy (idiots with phones). Great Adventure just went a step further and banned keys and a bunch of other loose articles also so when this policy came out at Cedar Point people were freaking out that they would do the same here too.

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Hi thanks for the thoughts on the trip!

 

I was wondering when did you go? Was there only a problem at night with the bugs? How was the day time with them? I was hoping that their may fly season would be over by next week. I have been there in August before with just a regular amount of bugs at night.

 

I just want to prepare my daughter if there is an unusual amount.

 

How was your experience at Breakers? I will be staying there again next week.

 

Thank you

 

having just gotten back (Aug 1-3), the bug problem is at night.

 

and worst I've ever seen at any park. . huge swarms of them, not just around the lights on the coasters (we were told by others in our group that Blue Streak even was a bug buffet in the front car -- they were having a contest to see how long they could go without covering their faces with their shirts). . but also swarming around the overhead lights while walking back to Breakers from the resort entrance.

 

seriously.

 

we stepped into the street to avoid walking thru giant clouds of bugs that were under the lights over the walkways.

 

if she's scared of bugs? yeah, I'd mention it to her. (and maybe invest in the disposable facemasks to wear while riding the coasters so you don't swallow bugs?)

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Bugs were bad on our trip in June. If you want to have one hell of an extra crazy ride on SV do what I did and put your shirt over your face. I Could see a tiny bit but it was a night ride and once that third lap hits you're just getting tossed around

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When we had our trip in June, 2016 I remember the mayflies covering the pathways in the front half of the park. You didn't have a choice but to step on them. I'm the type of guy who will trap a spider in a cup and throw it outside, so I felt pretty bad about trampling them.

 

Again, during our Coaster Campout trip during late may there were minimal bugs. It was great.

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Random Breakers question, do the beds have fitted sheets? I HATE when hotels use a folded flat sheet over the mattress. It's what Breakers Express did 3 years ago, and every morning I woke up partially on a bare mattress...gross. I'm staying at Breakers in a week and Im not above packing a fitted sheet.

Why don't you call Breakers and ask?

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At the park now. Milennium Force has been closed all day. When I drove around the park to go to Running of the Bulls, SV was testing with three trains, however they removed one at opening. The MCBR trim is hitting really lightly - much better than it was yesterday. The crew for Steel Vengeance is awesome; when they start operating three trains the line will fly. The locker policy isn't that inconvenient, although the 1hr 27m I spent waiting for it yesterday would have been better with my phone.. Many rides have been closed throughout today, and it's crazy crowded. Hopefully I can get some more rides on SV in, but the FL line is all the way to the entrance..

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