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Has there been any mention in this thread about the spiders at the park? The queue for Steel Vengeance is something out of a nightmare, especially at night. My wife almost didn't make it through.

 

Yep, I brought it up a couple of weeks ago. The long corridor within Mean Streak's structure was always spider paradise, but it had been rare that the coaster ever had much of a line in its later years for people to notice. There are lots around Valravn's stairs and under its station, and it's the same for Millennium Force's ramp, but Steel Vengeance takes the cake -- boatloads of big spiders right above and all around you in line. If someone doesn't like spiders, it's probably a scarier gauntlet than the nearby haunt walkthrough!

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Has there been any mention in this thread about the spiders at the park? The queue for Steel Vengeance is something out of a nightmare, especially at night. My wife almost didn't make it through.

 

I noticed that last week. I was in line at the end of the night (night is when the spiders are much worse) and the lady in front of me actually turned around, and screamed every time a spider moved. I know it’s not pleasant having those over you, but she was being a bit over dramatic, leaving the line after waiting an hour in the switchbacks.

 

Hey that just makes the line shorter!

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I wish it we're a "hands up" ride for me. RMCs are the most painful rides I've ever ridden. I came off of the others that I've been on with bruises. So painful. Thank goodness for these handlebars. I hope they add them on the rest of the fleet.

 

I'm with you on this, tho totally realize we're in the minority (big time)

 

but I found those grab bars to be the only reason I was able to ride SV, and they would have made TT much more tolerable to me.

 

 

as noted in other places tho. . .there are lots of other coasters I love, so no real biggie.. but if more of them had grab bars (or switched back to the older restraints such as on Texas Giant or on Iron Rattler? , I'd ride them more.

 

I’ve wondered, did RMC put any thought into the design of these new trains? The lap bars are too far onto your thighs, the shin restraints kill tall guys like me, the trains have had various failures (like seatback cushions coming off, and rows closed due to restraint problems), and weren’t designed to have grab handles. I think RMC should have spent at least a bit more time in the design studio before making the trains a reality.

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I wish it we're a "hands up" ride for me. RMCs are the most painful rides I've ever ridden. I came off of the others that I've been on with bruises. So painful. Thank goodness for these handlebars. I hope they add them on the rest of the fleet.

 

i thought the new train design, or the lap bar, was much softer or shaped different than the original design. Steel Vengeance and Twisted Timbers didn't bother me at all. But, Twisted Cyclone was hurting me, in a good way, much more.

 

but overall, it just has to do with a number of factors how much pain, or not your get while riding. i sure don't know what it is though. lol

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Yea, I don't know why you guys are mentioning that you put your hands up on this ride as that's irrelevant to what I'm saying. It might just be a tall person thing, but all of the pressure goes right to my thighs. I've been on painful rides in the past, but RMCs become unbearable. The handlebars help relieve the pressure.

 

As for the spider thing, I don't know how they'd fix it. It seems like they don't even try, though.

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Does Cedar Point have a fairly liberal rider assistance program policy (I'm not sure what exactly they call it)? I'm not judging because I know not all disabilities are visible, but I have seen so many people coming up through the exit with sheets at so many rides, more than at any other park I've been to. Is that what it is or is it something else? At this point I'm just really curious.

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As for the spider thing, I don't know how they'd fix it. It seems like they don't even try, though.

 

Maybe we could introduce a foreign tree frog residence to the peninsula and they'll take dominance and eat all the bugs, but then we might get complaints that there's too many tree frogs, so we would have to introduce snakes and birds that eat tree frogs and then animals that eat birds and snakes, and then we'd just basically spiral out of control until Cedar Point was real life Jurassic Park.

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and not to open up this discussion again, but having just gotten back from Six Flags Over Texas, and ridden New Texas Giant - and was surprised to find a zippered net pocket attached to the seat in front of you, to place your cell phone in -- explicitly stated that is what it was for. . . . I really don't understand why some of the newer coasters aren't offering this?

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and not to open up this discussion again, but having just gotten back from Six Flags Over Texas, and ridden New Texas Giant - and was surprised to find a zippered net pocket attached to the seat in front of you, to place your cell phone in -- explicitly stated that is what it was for. . . . I really don't understand why some of the newer coasters aren't offering this?

They were/are testing that with Twisted Timbers @ KD. I wouldn't be surprised if it were added to TT and Steel Vengeance next year.

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Does Cedar Point have a fairly liberal rider assistance program policy (I'm not sure what exactly they call it)? I'm not judging because I know not all disabilities are visible, but I have seen so many people coming up through the exit with sheets at so many rides, more than at any other park I've been to. Is that what it is or is it something else? At this point I'm just really curious.

 

I agree, but it's hard to tell the disabilities. The group should be limited to the disabled person plus 1 if help is needed to get in and out of the train. I've seen groups of up to 12 suck up all the seats. That's not right! If more need to ride together, the disabled person waits until the family comes though the line and they are joined at that time. This is really getting out of control. It's not just Cedar Point either.

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and not to open up this discussion again, but having just gotten back from Six Flags Over Texas, and ridden New Texas Giant - and was surprised to find a zippered net pocket attached to the seat in front of you, to place your cell phone in -- explicitly stated that is what it was for. . . . I really don't understand why some of the newer coasters aren't offering this?

 

i was just at magic mountain the other day and finally sat in a train with one of those. (they're randomly here and there on twisted colossus) i know i'm not putting my phone in there since magic mountain never cleans their trains at all. the pouch was just nasty looking inside.

 

i'm sure if cedar fair ever did something like that, it would be done a better and maintained. then i'm sure people would try to hold them liable if something went wrong.

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and not to open up this discussion again, but having just gotten back from Six Flags Over Texas, and ridden New Texas Giant - and was surprised to find a zippered net pocket attached to the seat in front of you, to place your cell phone in -- explicitly stated that is what it was for. . . . I really don't understand why some of the newer coasters aren't offering this?

 

i was just at magic mountain the other day and finally sat in a train with one of those. (they're randomly here and there on twisted colossus) i know i'm not putting my phone in there since magic mountain never cleans their trains at all. the pouch was just nasty looking inside.

 

i'm sure if cedar fair ever did something like that, it would be done a better and maintained. then i'm sure people would try to hold them liable if something went wrong.

 

wouldn't a simple statement such as "at your own risk" cover them? i mean, if they don't want to leave in a FFBFwMaG, then this is their only option, so any issue would be their own fault?

 

but it would be a nice option. . I had zippered pockets to put my phone in, but really the line for Giant would have been pretty dull if I had not been able to text back and forth with spouse while waiting. (he didn't ride and was waiting for me on a bench)

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wouldn't a simple statement such as "at your own risk" cover them? i mean, if they don't want to leave in a FFBFwMaG, then this is their only option, so any issue would be their own fault?

 

but it would be a nice option. . I had zippered pockets to put my phone in, but really the line for Giant would have been pretty dull if I had not been able to text back and forth with spouse while waiting. (he didn't ride and was waiting for me on a bench)

 

you would hope. really, i wouldn't mind if the statement said, at your own risk, and if you lose something, too bad, we're not going to bother looking for it.

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Judging by how the only loose article they're restricting is cell phones, I think their bigger concern is the person who tries to film a POV. If their phone is still accessible, that won't stop those people unfortunately.

 

I'm all for adding these zippered pouches though since it does offer some extra security for those without zippered or velcro pockets.

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Judging by how the only loose article they're restricting is cell phones, I think their bigger concern is the person who tries to film a POV. If their phone is still accessible, that won't stop those people unfortunately.

 

I'm all for adding these zippered pouches though since it does offer some extra security for those without zippered or velcro pockets.

 

Being zippered would give me more mental security. At Disney on Rock N’ Roller Coaster, I was a bit nervous to put my phone in the bag by itself, worrying about how it could fall out. Luckily a friend had a hat to put in it over our phones, which gave both of us peace of mind a bit more.

 

I’m all for the zippered bags as it’s convenient, easy and secure.

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I agree, but it's hard to tell the disabilities. The group should be limited to the disabled person plus 1 if help is needed to get in and out of the train. I've seen groups of up to 12 suck up all the seats. That's not right! If more need to ride together, the disabled person waits until the family comes though the line and they are joined at that time. This is really getting out of control. It's not just Cedar Point either.

According to Cedar Point's policies, the disabled guest and only up to three other people can enter through the alternate entrance, the rest of their party has to wait in the regular queue, AND if they all want to ride together the disabled guest and their companions have to wait until the rest of the party is on the platform before entering at all. Also, the policy states that disabled guests' parties are given a specific return time to board in every circumstance. I would also assume that the disabled guest isn't allowed to ride three times in a row with different party members accompanying them, either.

 

https://www.cedarpoint.com/help/accessibility

 

Now, whether this stuff is actually strictly enforced or not, that's anyone's guess.

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It might just be a tall person thing, but all of the pressure goes right to my thighs. I've been on painful rides in the past, but RMCs become unbearable.

 

I will admit, this is one reason I don't actually love RMC's. The air is just to strong and becomes painful for me. I am 6'6" so perhaps the bar just pins my leg differently than most, but it sucks. Fun rides, but they are not the most re-ridable which for me as after 3-4 rides it is nearly unbearable to ride as it hurts so much. I prefer more "tame" air, like on Fury or Mako... (unpopular opinion, I know!). Steel Vengeance in particular is the most intense of the one's I've ridden (Joker, Wicked Cyclone, Storm Chaser, Goliath and SV).

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Judging by how the only loose article they're restricting is cell phones, I think their bigger concern is the person who tries to film a POV. If their phone is still accessible, that won't stop those people unfortunately.

 

I'm all for adding these zippered pouches though since it does offer some extra security for those without zippered or velcro pockets.

 

I agree. The way the pouches are set up on TT behind your legs makes them difficult, if not virtually impossible, to access whenever the lap bar is pulled down because of the shin guard blocking most of it. I think that setup could work if they do "beta tests" of sorts and get an efficient system going.

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Today is the last day of daily operations, Dinosaurs Alive, and Witches Wheel. A lot to say goodbye to.

 

Glad I took a spin in WW last week. It was my first (and obviously now my last) ride on it. Wasn’t going to ride it, but heard it was it’s last year. Great ride! Hope a good attraction replaces it.

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I agree, but it's hard to tell the disabilities. The group should be limited to the disabled person plus 1 if help is needed to get in and out of the train. I've seen groups of up to 12 suck up all the seats. That's not right! If more need to ride together, the disabled person waits until the family comes though the line and they are joined at that time. This is really getting out of control. It's not just Cedar Point either.

 

According to Cedar Point's policies, the disabled guest and only up to three other people can enter through the alternate entrance, the rest of their party has to wait in the regular queue, AND if they all want to ride together the disabled guest and their companions have to wait until the rest of the party is on the platform before entering at all. Also, the policy states that disabled guests' parties are given a specific return time to board in every circumstance. I would also assume that the disabled guest isn't allowed to ride three times in a row with different party members accompanying them, either.

 

https://www.cedarpoint.com/help/accessibility

 

Now, whether this stuff is actually strictly enforced or not, that's anyone's guess.

 

I noticed this during my visit to CP last week. A lot of families of 4 or 6 with perfectly able bodied and well behaved tweens had these passes as well and had no noticeable disabilities (maybe autism). These families (I only noticed two physically disabled rides (one with a cane, the other with crutches and a boot for his foot over a couple days) used them a lot on SV and TTD (when it was open) and several rows were blocked off for these disabled park visitors to ride. On Monday night when exiting the park after riding TTD past closing I noticed the four guys (one with a cane) that had used the disability pass on TTD for several rides earlier all shaking hands with the guy who had the cane and saying things like, "it was great meeting you...thanks again," then the guy with the cane went to his car in one of the disabled spots near the front and the other three continued to their car. Not sure if there was anything to this, but it reminded me of the WDW disability escort scandal a few years ago.

 

Anyway, CP was extremely crowded during my visits Mon & Tues last week. With MF and TTD down most of the day, the lines for SV and Maverick were 90 minutes + at times and were consistently over an hour. Both SV and Mav had 30 minutes + with FL+ on Monday. With numerous schools closed due to the heat, CP anticipated the crowds and were charging $98/$78 for FL+/FL on Tuesday. It was so hot in the park on Tuesday, that I visited CP Shores. I am normally not a water park kind of guy, but enjoyed the opportunity to cool off. I spent most of my time in the lazy river and wave pool.

 

I was disappointed that I only got one ride on MF Sunday night, with it being down Mon and Tues. I even stopped by Wednesday morning before heading home, just in case MF became operational but of course it didn't open until later Wednesday afternoon. Really enjoyed my rides on SV, I lost count of how many times I rode it between Sunday night and Wednesday morning. I found the very back seat to be a little more intense than the front, but overall I found SV gives great rides no matter where I sat. SV is definitely at the top of my list of favorite coasters. I found Valravin to be a typical dive coaster, enjoyable, but still prefer Griffon @ BGW. TTD is always a great ride when it is operating, and I think my eyelids have finally healed from my front seat ride Tuesday night.

 

Overall, I enjoyed my visit to CP, even though I only got one ride on MF. Hopefully, I will get back to CP before it closes for the season, so I can use the exit passes I acquired during my visit.

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