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I’m surprised by how many people have found Rougarou enjoyable. When I rode it last time, I got a giant headache from it. It was a one and done for me.

 

Maybe my head works backwards, as I found Corkscrew to be enjoyable and I got no pain from it.

 

You are weird!!!

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I’m surprised by how many people have found Rougarou enjoyable. When I rode it last time, I got a giant headache from it. It was a one and done for me.

 

Maybe my head works backwards, as I found Corkscrew to be enjoyable and I got no pain from it.

 

You are weird!!!

 

Yeah, it’s weird but I seem to have a high tolerance towards Arrow Loopers. I’ve ridden Viper (Darien Lake), Dragon Fire, Dragon Mountain, and Corkscrew, and have found all 4 to have minimal pain, and I really enjoyed them.

 

Another thing, how long is the typical FL+ wait for SV? I have FL+ for tomorrow and am hoping to marathon SV.

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^ Yesterday was about 45 minutes with FL+ (the one that didn't accompany the blackout).

 

A "marathon" if you mean riding over and over with no wait likely won't happen until next season or even the next when all three trains are running and the hype has died a little bit.

 

I think that you'd really have to hit it a special time to marathon.

 

I admit and to be honest, I'm too old to marathon SV more than maybe 4 times in a row.

 

Good luck to you on your quest though!

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Yesterday was about 45 minutes with FL+ (the one that didn't accompany the blackout).

Was that all day long or just at certain times of the day? When we were at Cedar Point a few weeks ago on a Wed, Thurs, Fri, there were times when the line was that long, but we chose to do other rides, but we ended up taking several rides on SV when the wait was only about 20ish minutes.

 

That's always been my rule of thumb for FL+. If you see a line that's 45 minutes, don't wait it in and go do something else. Chances are you can come back later and find the line much shorter.

 

I found that the SV line was longest the first 2-3 hours of the morning, but then after about 1pm, it seemed like it was around 20-25 minutes the rest of the day.

 

Even saw it down to ten minutes a couple of times at night.

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I hung around the SV/Maveirck area a good bit of the day, and went back a few times, for Maverick I caught some 15 min FL waits but often it seemed 30, a few 45s and SV seemed to be like 45 mins all day. I did leave and come back a few times and was pretty unchanged. BUT I think the power outage must've had something to do with it, ya know instead of 2 hours of people flowing through it just backlogged. Like the crowd waiting outside SV was huge so I get that is absolutely not normal. I just changed my planes and skipped a few rides, and did others only once and maximized time on Mav and SV. 45 mins is better than 2 hours. Was not idea, but hey Ive been here enough times so missing some others was no biggie

 

It was mostly that area, on MForce the FL was basically walk ons, Valravyn was 0-5 mins, Gatekeeper I also had a walk on so it was just that SV area where the FL was kind of long. In the end was still worth it, was there mostly for SV and got like 5 rides on it, which wouldn't be possible otherwise, and multiple on Maverick so yeah, was frustrated but went with the flow.

I get weather, breakdowns, even closures happen. A power outage that shuts down the park for near 2 hours is quite outside the norm of what you expect may happen so I know that is not common for FL+ Was deff worth it and next CP trip I will get it again

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I second what Phil said, you will not be able to marathon SV. Because that was my hope and it just wasn't in the cards.

Even with FL+ expect waits that are not exactly what you would call marathoning. As Robb has said ya can time it for shorter waits but that means leaving.

I didnt know they still were running only 2 trains. With such an already crowded ride, one that seemed to have not great capacity and 2 trains, its realllly mobbed. Agreed, 3 trains and lessened hype will help in the future

Which I am absolutely going back next year! The park is still wonderful, year after year, and SC is truly out of this world.

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Valravyn was 0-5 mins

 

As someone who likes this ride, FL+ is particularly awesome for Valravn. It's an undeniably popular coaster, and having that typical 60-75 min wait cut down to "hop on the very next train" is awesome.

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As Robb has said ya can time it for shorter waits but that means leaving.

Thankfully though there is enough around that area to do if you leave and come back. Basically what us and some of our people would do is check in at SV and if it was 30 minutes or over, we'd leave and come back about an hour to an hour and a half later. We'd go get in a few other rides and then if it was 15-20 minutes on SV, grab 2-3 rides in.

 

I think some of our people were doing multiple rides towards the end of the night because even though it was posted at 15 minutes, I think the FL+ line was more like 10.

 

But it does sound like the delay with the power outage may have broken that good luck streak a bit.

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Valravyn was 0-5 mins

 

As someone who likes this ride, FL+ is particularly awesome for Valravn. It's an undeniably popular coaster, and having that typical 60-75 min wait cut down to "hop on the very next train" is awesome.

Absolutely. That ride was deff the 3rd best usage of FL+ the line was so massive, but enthusiasts/lots of people seem to skip it, so it was deff great for FL. The line was massive and I was able to do 3 rides in a row, all basically walked on. I only waited at all because I went for front row once, otherwise it was right to the station and onto an open car.

And honestly, I prob would not do that ride otherwise. I would never wait full length for it, I use early access on other rides, so if not for FL I'd not have been on

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As Robb has said ya can time it for shorter waits but that means leaving.

Thankfully though there is enough around that area to do if you leave and come back. Basically what us and some of our people would do is check in at SV and if it was 30 minutes or over, we'd leave and come back about an hour to an hour and a half later. We'd go get in a few other rides and then if it was 15-20 minutes on SV, grab 2-3 rides in.

 

I think some of our people were doing multiple rides towards the end of the night because even though it was posted at 15 minutes, I think the FL+ line was more like 10.

 

But it does sound like the delay with the power outage may have broken that good luck streak a bit.

 

Indeed, I really did check the area alot and during the day I didnt see it go below 30 and was often 40-45. But thats a rare event the outage seems to have backed things up, which is expected, what can ya do? A few 30-45 min waits is still better than 2 hours. I never would've gotten that many rides on it otherwise, and I was torn about staying till close. No doubt the lines prob died by then but that was my screw up, should've stayed another night and not drive to PA. Didnt wanna get in crazy late and figured Id not need a whole day with FL, so lesson learned always give more time for Cedar Point! My fault there.

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As Robb has said ya can time it for shorter waits but that means leaving.

Thankfully though there is enough around that area to do if you leave and come back. Basically what us and some of our people would do is check in at SV and if it was 30 minutes or over, we'd leave and come back about an hour to an hour and a half later. We'd go get in a few other rides and then if it was 15-20 minutes on SV, grab 2-3 rides in.

 

I think some of our people were doing multiple rides towards the end of the night because even though it was posted at 15 minutes, I think the FL+ line was more like 10.

 

But it does sound like the delay with the power outage may have broken that good luck streak a bit.

 

I second what Phil said, you will not be able to marathon SV. Because that was my hope and it just wasn't in the cards.

Even with FL+ expect waits that are not exactly what you would call marathoning. As Robb has said ya can time it for shorter waits but that means leaving.

I didnt know they still were running only 2 trains. With such an already crowded ride, one that seemed to have not great capacity and 2 trains, its realllly mobbed. Agreed, 3 trains and lessened hype will help in the future

Which I am absolutely going back next year! The park is still wonderful, year after year, and SC is truly out of this world.

 

The first time that we entered the FL+ line it was later in the afternoon, but not quite dinner time. I want to think about 5:00, maybe?

 

The timer said 45 and I think that we were on pace to beat it until the power outage cost us close to another hour. It was a tough call to leave and my Dad left the line about 5 minutes before the power was restored. I felt awful for him, but he wanted to voluntarily leave so that he and Step-mom could go get something to eat and go to the bathroom.

 

Unfortunately he didn't get a ride, but he isn't enough of an enthusiast to let it bother him. He was more proud to conquer TTD a little bit later for the first time while fairly sober. lol

 

Andrew and I were just leaving the SV line and got about 10' and they started running trains. The people were cool and told us just to resume our previous spots after I had the deer in headlights look.

 

I still have some faith in humanity.

 

The night ride around 9 posted 30 minutes and ended up being closer to 45..still well worth it versus the 2+ hours posted.

 

And we got the bonus MF night ride after that, so we left as happy campers.

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Ah so seems like it never really did let up. Well like we all said, was an odd day, very very rare is there gunna be a power outage that shuts down the park, and the 2 trains really do slow things down to begin with. Hope that is resolved for next year.

Yeah in the end was still good, at first was a tad bummed the overall quantity of rides was lower than I hoped but I was there largely for SV. All I know is next year I wont miss coastermania! I was spoiled by that.

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I’m at the park right now, does anyone know what’s up with all the coasters breaking down today? Millie has been down all day, Maverick is closed, TTD is closed (not shocking), Corkscrew is closed, Iron Dragon got stuck on the lift, and Pipe Scream has had a lot of downtime.

 

On another note, SV has had a consistent 45 minute wait for FL+ all day, but I finally rode it and it’s my first RMC. Oh my goodnesss it is amazing! It actually is as good as it was hyped up to be if not better, amazing ride!

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Well they just pulled this out of the room that houses all the launch mechanisms for Dragster...

 

Well, looks like it’s done for the day. Good thing I got a ride on it earlier, and with no wait, as it just reopened from a breakdown when I got in line.

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Well they just pulled this out of the room that houses all the launch mechanisms for Dragster...

 

Well, looks like it’s done for the day. Good thing I got a ride on it earlier, and with no wait, as it just reopened from a breakdown when I got in line.

 

I wouldn't put it past the park to get it open tonight. The crew is still at the ride and the trains are still on the track. If there wasn't any hope, the crew would be gone and all the trains put away.

 

*Edit It's currently testing.... Or at least it did once.

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Well, despite the insane humidity, I had a great day at CP! I haven’t been there in a good few years, so it was great to get back to the park. Best was at the end of the night, with FL+, there was no wait at all for Valravn and Maverick, and a 15 minute wait for SV. Unfortunately, I never got on Millie today, hoping to get on it tomorrow as I am leaving Tuesday morning. It opened at about 7, but when I got in line at about 9, it went back down again, so I made my way back down to the amazing SV for an extra few rides. Overall had a great day!

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Always gotta love a nice ride on the Sky Ride!

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TTD asserting dominance as always. God to have made it on before it went down.

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This was after my first ever RMC, such an intense and unrelenting experience! Back row was the greatest thing ever!

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Always have to check out the petting zoo!

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Sad I didn’t get to ride Millie, hopefully tomorrow she’ll be all better! These are all my photos from today, see you tomorrow CP!

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I’m at the park right now, does anyone know what’s up with all the coasters breaking down today? Millie has been down all day, Maverick is closed, TTD is closed (not shocking), Corkscrew is closed, Iron Dragon got stuck on the lift, and Pipe Scream has had a lot of downtime.

 

That seems to be the norm this season with rides being down. I'm really not sure if it's a maintenance issue or staffing or both. Very disappointing performance, but I've learned to expect it.

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I’m at the park right now, does anyone know what’s up with all the coasters breaking down today? Millie has been down all day, Maverick is closed, TTD is closed (not shocking), Corkscrew is closed, Iron Dragon got stuck on the lift, and Pipe Scream has had a lot of downtime.

 

On another note, SV has had a consistent 45 minute wait for FL+ all day, but I finally rode it and it’s my first RMC. Oh my goodnesss it is amazing! It actually is as good as it was hyped up to be if not better, amazing ride!

 

This is interesting because Cedar Point is very good about posting open and closed status and Maverick only broke down once yesterday for like 15 minutes which is an amazingly reliable day for that ride. Any other delay in operation was likely not mechanical and extremely brief. Corkscrew broke down twice during the day but only for like 10 minutes each time. Iron Dragon only had a few extremely brief breakdowns and then ran for 5 consecutive hours at the end of the day without issue.

 

I feel like you had some really unfortunate timing where you happened to be near rides when they were down but in most cases they were only down for a few minutes.

 

Dragster is Dragster so like... lol. Millennium has been limping to the finish line this year. I don't know what's wrong with it but I feel like maintenance is probably working miracles because ever since it's period of downtime a few weeks back (right before TPR was there) it's had a ton of downtime and generally can't seem to run more than 2 trains for very long. It's a very reliable ride so my guess is that it needs some offseason work but they're trying to band-aid the ride for now so it can run the rest of the season since it's their most popular ride. The ride constantly runs two trains and constantly opens late which isn't normal. They're clearly working through something and so far it's been open at some point pretty much every day so good for them.

 

Honestly, when you visit a park with 18 coasters you're going to run into a few that are closed from time to time (especially when one of them is Top Thrill Dragster). It's just a numbers game.

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This weekend was the first time I experienced Cedar Point with young kids. Holy crap do they have a lot for kids to do and i never realized it. The only thing they really lack is a coaster that maybe has a 44 inch or lower height that kids and adults can enjoy. My kids loved it at the park and Castaway Bay. My daughter got to ride her first roller coaster.

 

Friday night the family was tired so I went back to Cedar Point by myself. I decided to ride anything I could with no line until 9:55 then get in line for Steel Vengeance. I only had an hour. Ended up riding Raptor, Magnum, Gemini, Gatekeeper before making it back to Steel Vengeance. Got a back seat bug free ride and yes it is still amazing. Riding the others at night was a lot of fun. Those are not rides I ever hit at night. Gemini and Magnum were especially fun.

 

I want to try and make a Halloween Haunt trip do a Friday evening and Saturday even though Saturdays are crazy.

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I’m at the park right now, does anyone know what’s up with all the coasters breaking down today? Millie has been down all day, Maverick is closed, TTD is closed (not shocking), Corkscrew is closed, Iron Dragon got stuck on the lift, and Pipe Scream has had a lot of downtime.

 

On another note, SV has had a consistent 45 minute wait for FL+ all day, but I finally rode it and it’s my first RMC. Oh my goodnesss it is amazing! It actually is as good as it was hyped up to be if not better, amazing ride!

 

This is interesting because Cedar Point is very good about posting open and closed status and Maverick only broke down once yesterday for like 15 minutes which is an amazingly reliable day for that ride. Any other delay in operation was likely not mechanical and extremely brief. Corkscrew broke down twice during the day but only for like 10 minutes each time. Iron Dragon only had a few extremely brief breakdowns and then ran for 5 consecutive hours at the end of the day without issue.

 

I feel like you had some really unfortunate timing where you happened to be near rides when they were down but in most cases they were only down for a few minutes.

 

Dragster is Dragster so like... lol. Millennium has been limping to the finish line this year. I don't know what's wrong with it but I feel like maintenance is probably working miracles because ever since it's period of downtime a few weeks back (right before TPR was there) it's had a ton of downtime and generally can't seem to run more than 2 trains for very long. It's a very reliable ride so my guess is that it needs some offseason work but they're trying to band-aid the ride for now so it can run the rest of the season since it's their most popular ride. The ride constantly runs two trains and constantly opens late which isn't normal. They're clearly working through something and so far it's been open at some point pretty much every day so good for them.

 

Honestly, when you visit a park with 18 coasters you're going to run into a few that are closed from time to time (especially when one of them is Top Thrill Dragster). It's just a numbers game.

 

We love the amazing collection of rollercoasters and we appreciate the effort to keep them running smoothly and with little downtime as possible. The mechanics are doing a wonderful job. In many cases, they managed to reopen rides shortly before park closing time, although they were down the whole day.

However this years’ downtime of the headliner attractions was unreal. Millenium Force, Dragster, Maverick, Valravn and Steel Vengeance had frequent breakdowns on all of our park visits (5th-6th, August, 21st-24th, August). I get that rides are down sometimes, but this time it was really annoying. We hope that, whatever the reason for these frequent breakdowns was gets solved, because our park days were not as enjoyable as expected.

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If you expect them to fix the frequent breakdowns on Dragster I have some bad news.

 

Personally I've had great luck with everything else this year, though Millennium is undoubtedly having a rough year and Valravn does seem to be the most unreliable dive coaster ever built.

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