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Soooo will SV be open for 9am or no, or is it a find out day of situation?

Only ask bc I'll duck out of COastermania ERT a bit earlier to beat the 9am crowds for SV.

 

As for FL+ if it really just wont happen well ya cant control the wants of others, but I deff would recommend. When I went last year it was a quiet day (Im talking 15 mins TOPS for MForce, often just 5) really the only lines of any substance all day was Valravyn, Maverick and SV BUT if you want like more than one ride on em OR you want to be able to do everything....I too recommend trying to talk em into FL+ With it SV had 30-45 min waits, normal was at least 2 hours. Mav was as usual packed all day as well. No way I could've done as much as I did and still get so many rides on SV without FL+

 

 

I am stoked for Coastermania!

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Check out this amazing photo compliments of Dave Morgan!! 

I feel bad because this is all I post about lately but no... if a park has the ability to open and there's demand and they choose to stay closed then they're dumb. Period. Be creative and figure it ou

Cedar Point should pay people a premium to work there. Unless you love the industry and have aspirations of moving up within it, why else would you work at Cedar Point? - For most jobs, there are

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If it opens before noon that would be the first time that’s happened on a weekday all season but it’s also Coastermania so I guess anything could happen.

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Wow. Before noon!? Ya being hyperbolic?

Given what it is...that's kind of shocking what's been the issue?

Last year it was open 9 am, unless I caught a luck day/something has been going on this season?

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Have a great time, at CoasterMANIA! everybody who's going to it this weekend.

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My shot of Bert having a great time on Cedar Downs during our CoasterMANIA! weekend, 2017.

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JJLehto - they are serious, it’s been opening late.

 

Quick update since I’m at The Point:

 

SV opened at 12:07pm today (Thurs) and was pulling huge lines all day. The rest of the park was easy waits for most of the day except for TTD which also had enormous crowds queuing every time I looked over there. We suffered through SV’s wait at noon but skipped TTD today since we got on it last night. Got on a heck of a lot of rides at a leisurely pace and am hoping for another nice day tomorrow.

 

We did the Monster Jam monster truck ride and it was a riot! It’s free and the ride itself was a unique experience. They did a good job with the course I thought, especially considering the small area they had to work with.

 

The acrobatic show Vertical Impact by Iron Dragon was changed up a bit this year for the better. Improved music and stunts over last year.

 

We ate at Hugo’s and had a great meal for lunch. Highly recommend the chicken parm sub and the tiramisu. My ride partner had a meatball sub and liked it.

 

Happy CoasterMania Day to everyone who is attending! I’m attempting to attach some pics from last night and today.

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Beach

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View from the room this AM. It was cloudy and cold. Later in the afternoon it got really hot and sunny.

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Someone encountered some bugs...

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It’s still my favorite ride anywhere

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Snaggged this and something else for CoasterBill

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Millennium Force. Enough said!

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We missed the actual sunset but saw the pink clouds from the beach. I caught this when we got back to the room!

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Ferris wheel looking delightful

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Thanks again for grabbing one of those ornaments for us. I needed that in my life.

 

Glad you had fun! I haven’t heard much about the Monster Truck thing but it sounds pretty neat.

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Have a great time, at CoasterMANIA! everybody who's going to it this weekend.

 

 

I've only been to CP twice (the first time for Coastermania!). . but each trip was 3 days, and I have TONS of pics on Cedar Downs.

 

I love that damn thing

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and since I'm posting pics of Cedar Downs, and Liz just posted! (Hi Liz)

 

 

seriously, it's my favorite flat in the park. . would be happy just riding it over and over.

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Sure thing, Bill! Other people on here have helped me get stuff from parks before so I’m glad to pay it forward in that sense.

 

Bert - I love those pics of us so much!! Thanks for posting them and making me smile! We had such an awesome time hanging out with you (and you too Canadian Bill) and it’s hard to believe that was 2 years ago already. Also hard to believe I still have not been able to participate in CoasterMania despite seeming to frequently be here over the event weekend LOL. Too many curve balls in my life but one of these days I’ll get on that darn peninsula cruise!

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Crowds are reasonable today. Did buy FL+ when we were sure SV would open (around noon......again) and it had a steady 2 hour line the whole day. Running steadily with 3 trains and no use of the MCBR.

 

FL was between 20-30 minutes the whole time......but right now (6.20 pm) the FL line is like 5 minutes at most.

 

The only rides we really needed FL was SV , Maverick, Valravn and TTD but I would have bought it just for SV.

 

Wondering about this with FL on SV... We were there Monday and Tuesday of this week and the regular line for SV was 2 to 2 1/2 hours the whole time, but we waited around an hour every time in the FL line (except getting in the line 10 minutes after closing on Monday it was more like 30 minutes). There were running 2 and 3 trains, but the third train never once made a difference.

 

Anyway, just wondering about the FL line, how far back did it go? For us it was back to the last turn in the line and it took about an hour. They were filling 4 rows each train for the FL line, and 8 rows from the regular line. I'm wondering if things have since changed.

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Just to give some more data points on this, we were there on Memorial Day last week. Checked in to Breakers around 10:30am and they gave us a room immediately! So that was awesome. Probably entered the park around 11:30 and as soon as I realized everything was running, went straight to a gift shop to buy FL+ with the Platinum discount.

 

Anyway, SV seemed to be 90-120 every time we saw it. I guess we got lucky because (though I didn't time it), I feel like we never waited more than 10-15 minutes. For reference, the FL+ line was around the bottom of the stairs. Granted, we did walk by once and it reached that first turn as mentioned above. Also, they were running 3 trains and it double stacked every time. They seemed to not care about zipper pockets. Everything had to be out. At the same time, it's not like they actually checked your pockets. The next day, SV seemed to open around noon.

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I think it's been mentioned 100 times, but how did they deal with sun glasses? I really don't want to put them in my cargo pockets, although they're getting close to the end of their life cycle. If we have to get a lckker, whatever. It will probably be less of a pain that way.

 

Sunday weather is looking pretty good, except we're definitely going to have to find a TV for the past few hours to watch our St. Louis Blues have a chance at winning the Stanley Cup. Bad timing. Monday has 100% chance of rain. Worse timing.

 

As ridiculous as it may sound to many, I just hope the lines are long enough to justify a FL+, unless they're walk-on.

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I think it's been mentioned 100 times, but how did they deal with sun glasses? I really don't want to put them in my cargo pockets, although they're getting close to the end of their life cycle. If we have to get fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo, whatever. It will probably be less of a pain that way.

 

Sunday weather is looking pretty good, except we're definitely going to have to find a TV for the past few hours to watch our St. Louis Blues have a chance at winning the Stanley Cup. Bad timing. Monday has 100% chance of rain. Worse timing.

 

As ridiculous as it may sound to many, I just hope the lines are long enough to justify a FL+, unless they're walk-on.

 

If your glasses have a strap you can wear them (and yes they do check on SV, every time).

 

I think finding a good place to watch the game is more important. It will be a historic day. Go Blues!

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I usually take crappy $10 sunglasses to parks and throw them in my pocket. On Millennium Force and Dragster they couldn't have a bin even if they tried and I never see people putting them to the side on the other rides either (aside from the ones with bins).

 

You could also get one of those bright red Cedar Point sunglasses straps, but a bright red Cedar Point sunglasses strap is the most enthusiast-y thing that anyone could ever own. It's the mark of the beast.

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^ I thought so too until I saw an ACE glasses strap. At least there's a chance the person at Cedar Point is your average Joe Schmo and just really wants to wear your glasses. There's 0 chance a non-enthusiast would have a strap for the American Coaster Enthusiasts.

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Sun glasses straps are the gateway drug to fanny packs. I'd rather squint all day. I may just try out the all day lckker thing and see how it works out. There will be four of us. You can basically move your stuff around to all the individual lckker stations, right? I'm not sure how it works. Do you get a pin or card to scan? Is it a pain in the ass?

 

I think finding a good place to watch the game is more important. It will be a historic day. Go Blues!

 

I can't remember for sure, but doesn't Melt have televisions? I'm pretty sure the bar at Breakers did.

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If you don't want to wear them on the ride, you can put your sunglasses in the pouch on SV, and come to think of it I'm pretty sure they will let you put them down your shirt on most of the other coasters, including MF and TTD. My girlfriend has the Cedar Point strap because when we went last year she needed one and that's what they were selling. She loves coasters but I wouldn't ever say she's an enthusiast.

 

As for TV's in Melt, you'd think I would remember because I ate there on Monday. I believe they had TVs but I'm not sure.

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Pics on Google maps confirms there are a few big tvs on the walls at Melt. I might have to stop by and catch the end of the game.

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I may just try out the all day lckker thing and see how it works out. There will be four of us. You can basically move your stuff around to all the individual lckker stations, right? I'm not sure how it works. Do you get a pin or card to scan? Is it a pain in the A$$?

I'd definitely recommend getting an all day locker. You buy them at the kiosks inside the locker stations. When buying it, the machine will ask you to set a user ID and a passcode - which you use to check in to each locker station.

You're technically supposed to hit the "End Rental" buttons on the side of the locker when you move to a different one, but those buttons worked maybe 1 out of the 6 times I tried it last year. Maybe they work now... probably not. If you don't do this, the machine will nag you for it; but other than that, it's no big deal if you don't.

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I may just try out the all day lckker thing and see how it works out. There will be four of us. You can basically move your stuff around to all the individual lckker stations, right? I'm not sure how it works. Do you get a pin or card to scan? Is it a pain in the A$$?

 

Yes, do this. You select a all day pin and it's pretty easy to move around. I also travel with four and we move to a area as a group but do different things and the girls can carry around all their crap with them and have a place nearby to store said crap. the bunnies near SV, Valravn, Rougarou and Gatekeeper are right at the ride. A little travel for Maverick and Raptor and TTD's bunnies are at the entrance only. They are also good so as not to waste a beer you can't chug before a short ride. Traveling bunnies are a must for me and well worth the 10 bucks IMO.

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Pretty great success thus far. Marathoned MForce most of 7 to 9. Headed to the back corner before 9 to beat crowds and I did get 2 on Maverick before the floodgates opened (then one more, already 15 min wait not bad but wow people pile in fast!) Shockingly TTD opened up, got 2 rides on that by 10.

Thanks to yall I figured SV may not open till noon so I gambled and didnt bother till about 1140. Right then when I arrived they started testing so I lucked out.

 

Yeah something must be going with SV? the line was small...it basically was just the steps one kink and a bit down the line. It really was quite a physically short line. Took 1 hour. Was moving so slow I assumed it was 1 train ops, saw they were running 3!!! And the ops were moving normally. What's up? There must be technical difficulties of some kind?

 

Anyway least I got it. Thought about FL+ but held off, I got one ride in and that will suffice till night ERT. But yeah got several rides on Magnum, hit Wicked Twister, Gatekeeper, Skyhawk and Maxair. Gunna prob head back like 8 pm and hit the remaining (or pray to god the non FL line for SV becomes acceptable?) lol I know

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I'm not there but I would think that since the park is flooded with enthusiasts today and most of them probably have Fastlane and believe that the sun rises and sets with that ride so they're probably pulling a ton of people from the Fastlane line. Combine that with the fact that the ride doesn't have good capacity even on it's best day and it opens 3 hours late every day and the demand is probably insane.

 

Raptor just posted a 5 minute wait though. If I were at the park without Fastlane you would know where to find me.

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