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

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I see Steel Vengeance is back up. It was down, with a train stuck at the bottom of the lift, all day yesterday and was still down when I stopped watching a little after noon today. I didn't get to ride it. Strategically, I made an error in not getting in line just before close on Sunday night, but was tired and did get a MF night ride, plus it might have gone down then. TTD and Maverick seemed to be the troublemakers until that happened, and I did get to ride them. Should have considered trying to stay in town until early entry today, but really would have felt dumb if I still left before it ran and overall am just happy to be back home ... coulda shoulda but at least the driving's done.

 

I think this park sort of breaks the idea that fastpass has minimal impact on guests without it. It's more of a tier system by ride. If Wicked Twister has a line back to the merge point (at least 45 minutes) you should probably just leave. But every more popular coaster from Raptor up has a tremendous posted wait because the merge point is near or at the station, or Gatekeeper splits at the entrance by side of the coaster, and up to half the throughput is devoted to Fast Lane. And even with FL, I ended up not taking a second ride on TTD as the FL line became longer than my desire to ride it again in the time available.

 

P.S. I think "anonymous user" on queue-times has Fast lane.

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I miss those dead Halloweekends Friday's! Could always count on a dead park...

I see what you did there.

 

But in all honesty I was thinking of going to the park on a Friday for Halloweekends but now this is making me second guess as I wouldn't be able to splurge for FL+ if I did go. Maybe I'll just have to make it more of a point to go in the Spring next year.

 

What was the price difference between last year and this year on Gold Pass? I've gotten a Platinum since moving to Ohio and I don't think that's been too different in price the last couple of years.

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What was the price difference between last year and this year on Gold Pass? I've gotten a Platinum since moving to Ohio and I don't think that's been too different in price the last couple of years.

There was no CP Gold Pass last year (2019). There was the regular season pass which didn't include parking, early entry, or perks; or the Platinum Pass.

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No. According to Tony's Twitter he took a picture of a Baynum Painting travel mug in front of a ride that they painted and said absolutely nothing else.

 

Oh come on.... I know you, of all people, know that ANY time Tony tweets.... You have to really read between the lines to figure out the hidden message he is required to be saying!

 

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Maybe he just wanted to let everyone know that he's a big fan of insulated coffee mugs.

 

Quick - which coaster do you all think could benefit the most from the latest, greatest, cutting-edge Thermos technology?

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Hello. I am thinking of going to CP this upcoming sunday. How slammed will it be. I am going for the coasters and rides, not the mazes and scarezones. (though i do love Halloween) Im assuming its going to be pretty mobbed? I am just looking for advice on when the best time to go is for halloweekends and then the regular season next may.

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General Halloweekends advice:

 

Traditionally (and keeping the tradition alive), we have always gone the first Sunday of Halloweekends. Lines up at the front of the park (gatekeeper, raptor) were not existent after 3-4pm (right around the time the houses open up). Lines were always super manageable all day compared to any normal summer. Houses when they open at 4PM were always 15 min or less each and we'd get through ALL of them in less than 2 hours.

 

Last year I remember it being more crowded than previous years.

 

That being said, my prediction is this year is going to be pretty crowded even on Sunday (all those people with gold passes PLUS the free fast lane that comes along with all of them) I have a feeling it's not going to be like previous years.

 

That being said, as the season gets deeper into Halloween, it's only going to get even worse, so if you have an option I would highly recommend this Sunday. You may feel it's crowded, but honestly, it's going to be WAY WORSE as the weekends go on. And it will be way less crowded than Saturday.

 

Sundays are great. You will miss out on scare zones and cornstalkers (2.0) because the park isn't open late, but I'd rather deal with smaller waits than deal with Saturdays. Even with Fright Lane and Fast Lane expect long waits on Saturdays. Columbus Day weekend Saturday is traditionally the worst day/time of the year to go for Halloweekends and onwards is just as bad.

 

**If** you are staying until park close on a Halloweekends Saturday, I recommend parking as close to the exit as you can, and don't even think about the Shores parking lot -- even if you get there at opening, don't be tempted to park up close.... -- you've been warned.

 

I have no experience with Friday nights but have heard that in the past it's a great time to do the rides with minimal waits. This may be a better option if you're only looking to do rides.... but again, no personal experience there.

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I am actually planning to go this Sunday. I just purchased the gold pass a few days ago. How do I get free fastlane as you say?

 

That deal was a few weeks ago for new season pass holders. There were a couple weeks you got a free one with purchase.

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Actually I just looked and the free Fast Lane is only for those who renewed (and is still available on the website) not for new pass holders like others in the chain have done. So maybe the fast lane effect won't be so bad. Unless they offered it for new pass holders too but during a certain time frame only?

 

https://www.cedarpoint.com/tickets-passes/season-passes

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^ Friday nights are usually great if you're only doing rides.

 

Friday nights have been getting a lot busier and aren't nearly as good as they were even 5 years ago. But, in general the crowds are more manageable. But even last season a few Friday evenings I went some of the Haunt lines hit 1.5-2 hours and the usual suspect rides hit 2-3 hour waits.

 

Don't go on a Friday especially with mild weather and expect it to be dead like in the past.

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