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P. 1989: Wicked Twister's permanent closure announced!

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Eh, what?

 

Raptor is the most intense invert in the country.

 

Agreed. This thing hauls the whole ride and on my last visit didn’t even catch on the MCBR. crushed my soul and I loved every minute of it!

 

Look, at ANY another park, we would argue as we always do that B&Ms would be the biggest and baddest in the park. And CP is probably the best roller coaster packed park in the world. But they are a business, and a business that’s looking to get people through their turnstiles. They have a fantastic line up from the kid coasters to TTD. it’s legit prob on of the best if not THE best line up at any park!

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Steel Vengeance won Best New Ride at the GTA tonight. Also worth mentioning is that it took the #3 spot for best steel coaster. That’s pretty high up for its first year. Do you think it will move up next year or the year after, like fury325 did?

Woah woah woah... lets not forget about Millennium Force which took #2!! I'd say that's more impressive than Steel Vengeance's #3 because it's been around for almost 2 decades. It's like the "Old Ironsides" of the Coaster World.

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The only notable gta to me, is that Phoenix at knobles won "best wooden coaster". And it's been around since 1985.

 

It just goes to show that a coaster does not have to be the biggest or fastest to be the best.

 

It's been my #1 woodie for years now! I loved it so much I even moved to Phoenix!

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I just got notice that the park has closed early due to weather.

Yes unfotunately. However they're allowing anyone who came today to come back another day for free. Nice of them to do that!

 

I wish parks got more credit for this kind of stuff. They don't have to do it and it's enormously generous.

 

The only notable gta to me, is that Phoenix at knobles won "best wooden coaster". And it's been around since 1985.

 

Did Ghostrider at Knott's make the list? I'm not a fan of award for coasters, but come on, that's gotta be up there, right? Or The Voyage @ Holiday?

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Unfortunately, on Sunday the park closed at 2pm due to weather and poor attendance. Then this upcoming weekend we have Hurricane Florence that will make landfall (which may cause rain up here in Ohio on existing path, Friday/Sat it looks like). So two weekends in a row where weather will not help matters, especially the first Halloweekends weekend gets hit by this storm.

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I just got notice that the park has closed early due to weather.

 

That’s unheard of for Cedar Point. How do they handle that with resort guests? I always assumed that the hotels were the reason the park never closed early due to weather since I don’t really know what they would do for those people.

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I just got notice that the park has closed early due to weather.

Yes unfotunately. However they're allowing anyone who came today to come back another day for free. Nice of them to do that!

 

That's a nice touch! C.P. is good for doing thoughtful things like that. I'll give them credit...

 

Six flags did this as well.

I guess it's a smart move on the parks behalf. I mean...if the weather is crappy and the park is dead, it probably costs them less to hand out return tickets than to continue to operate. Sure it's a bummer for the guests, but from a business standpoint its smart.

 

This seems to be more common in the past few summers. Pennsylvania has been hit exceptionally hard with rainfall this summer. It seems like at least once a week that a few of the parks in that state have been closed due to weather.

 

The exception is when parks use this excuse to close due to "just" low attendance...not weather. We went to a park this summer, and they used the weather excuse to close early, when there was a 30 minute passing storm. So they closed the park 8 hours early. It was sunny and in the 80's for the remainder of the day.

Not good or fair to guests that travel from long distances.

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^ Based on this I'm astounded Cedar Point stayed open until 8 (as scheduled) 2 weeks ago. The weathermen predicted a 100% chance of thunderstorms so crowds were already light and most of the park left when a big downpour hit for an hour. The rest of the day had walk-ons for pretty much everything.

 

Six Flags and Lake Compounce are the two I've run into early closures the most often. Both stay open in the downpour but are quick to close when it passes.

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Did Ghostrider at Knott's make the list? I'm not a fan of award for coasters, but come on, that's gotta be up there, right? Or The Voyage @ Holiday?

Ghostrider placed at #13. I have yet to ride most of the coasters on the list, but I definitely would've placed GR above Beast and Mystic Timbers.

 

Voyage placed at #3.

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Very excited to be headed to CP tonight for my first ever Halloweekends (but third trip overall). I'll be there Friday night and Sunday, with early entry on both days.

 

What's the best way to balance coasters, scare zones, and mazes? Are there better times to focus on each of them? Thanks for any pointers...

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The exception is when parks use this excuse to close due to "just" low attendance...not weather. We went to a park this summer, and they used the weather excuse to close early, when there was a 30 minute passing storm. So they closed the park 8 hours early. It was sunny and in the 80's for the remainder of the day.

Not good or fair to guests that travel from long distances.

This exact thing happened to us for our first trip to Kennywood this year. We only had one day to visit and we purchased VIP passes. We totaled it up and I think we paid nearly $300 for six or seven rides. It was really disappointing.

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^ Based on this I'm astounded Cedar Point stayed open until 8 (as scheduled) 2 weeks ago. The weathermen predicted a 100% chance of thunderstorms so crowds were already light and most of the park left when a big downpour hit for an hour.

 

The hotel thing is probably the reason. Two weeks ago the park had guests in the middle of multi-night hotel stays who would have been totally justified in asking for a refund or partial refund. If Cedar Point closes their hotels on Sunday nights when they go to weekend only operations then I guess they don't see the harm in closing on Sundays.

 

Very excited to be headed to CP tonight for my first ever Halloweekends (but third trip overall). I'll be there Friday night and Sunday, with early entry on both days.

 

What's the best way to balance coasters, scare zones, and mazes? Are there better times to focus on each of them? Thanks for any pointers...

 

I don't really have much in the way of pointers but since it's your first Halloweekends Friday but note that Cedar Creek Mine Ride, Corkscrew, Gemini, Iron Dragon, Rougarou, Wicked Twister and most flat rides (including Skyhawk, Power Tower and Windseeker) are closed tonight for staffing.

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