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Did they happen to mention how heavy that train is?

OK these are freaking cool. https://cedarpointonlineshop.com/

Made it out to Cedar Point this past weekend, October 17th-18th with my mom and dad to visit my sister working at the park. My sister works at Dorney, but since they closed early, a bunch of full time

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I love all of this. This is exactly how any park should celebrate a big anniversary like this. That lifetime ticket is totally f*ckin awesome. They should just give me one. Hi Tony!

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I'm a sucker.. I bought a $100 brick for my family! lol

 

Everything looks really cool. Snake River Expedition looks like a great expansion of what they built with Forbidden Frontier and a great way to call back to the previous boat rides. Awesome that it's family friendly for all ages.

 

Also, the remodeled food stands look great! I'm very happy to see the continued focus on improving the food service as well as the dated look of most of these places. Some stands look like they may now offer indoor seating? Hope thats true!

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Ticket of a Lifetime promotion not open to residents of NY and FL.

 

Boo!

I mean, I'm sure there's SOME legal reason why, but as a resident of NY... yeah, boo.

 

But otherwise, for everything they announced, cool upgrades and I'm sure it's definitely going to make a QOL impact around the park. It's not really driving me to get back out there, but tbh, I'd be getting back out there anyway so I'm not exactly the target for this.

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In 2019 even commemorative bricks are offensive!

 

I'm trying to sell the concept to my wife of buying a brick. She hasn't responded to my texts... I'm sure if we do buy one something will happen to it and it will have to be removed. Our brick would likely be the first brick to crack from someone dropping a corn dog on it, or something.

 

Maybe I can put something political on bricks to spark controversy. I can hit both ends of the spectrum by buying one brick inscribed "Make America Great Again" and another brick inscribed "#notmypresident." I can only dream of them being placed side by side.

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A few thoughts:

 

- I'm actually kind of surprised that this ride that's going to require a ton of staff is supposed to open on opening day and won't be limited to Memorial Day through Labor Day operation like Forbidden Frontier. I wonder how long that will last. I don't think this will bring a single person through the gates but I'll also probably take a ride on it and I'm glad they're adding it.

 

- The parade and updated museum look cool.

 

- It's nice to see them slowly improving the main midway and bringing it up to date. It wasn't that long ago that it felt like you stepped into a time portal to the 70's as soon as you stepped through the gate. The Sweet treats and Corral renovations look great. I guess that explains the random disappearance of the webcam that was on the corral .

 

- I don't care about these bricks at all but apparently a lot of people are buying them so good cool by the park on those things...

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Very nice additions. I wish the parade went at least until labour day as I usually visit late summer or halloweekends. Love the idea of nightly bands. Not sure why all parks wouldn't offer that regularly as more guests would stick around to eat and drink.

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I agree with Bill here about the staffing on the boat ride but I'm also really excited that it's returning. I like having a slow-paced boat ride to relax between the giant coasters.

 

After my last trip to the Point their main point of focus should be staffing the park appropriately, regardless of what that takes. If that means more students from overseas (good luck doing that right now) or higher pay, just do it. My group couldn't believe that major rides (including coasters like Wicked Twister) had staggered opening times and I have to agree that it's not a good look for the park.

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I like what I'm seeing so far. The boat ride sounds great since outside of the regular train and ferris wheel, the sit down leisurely rides are short and don't give you much of an opportunity to catch your breath (buckets, antiques).

 

I think there's still more work to be done, though. My visits the past 2 years just didn't feel as special or as fun as others in the past. It's kind of a chore to have the most fun at CP: between trying to visit during the right time of year/weekday/weekend, extra wait times for FL, rides/coasters not operating (either scheduled or unscheduled), lack of shade, below CP standard ops, dated restrooms, and food & bev still working through struggles. Tack on the potential for a record attendance next year with the gold pass sales, I'm hoping the staff and management have a plan in place. Hopefully my visits were just unlucky/lackluster, but there's more to a stellar theme park than just coasters.

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I absolutely love everything about this announcement. Cedar Point has been trying to call itself a destination resort for years, but it’s been missing that little something “extra” to make it more than just a giant amusement park. The themed family boat ride, nighttime parade, and Forbidden Frontier are definitely steps in the right direction toward making it a complete multi-day experience.

 

But we still need a dark ride.

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The announcements were cool and all. What's not to like? Looks good.

 

But, I would have preferred something like "all rides will be open at all times this year" or "Steel Vengeance will actually be open for early entry this year" etc. Seems they just added a new ride and parade that will take a crew of people and placed it in a park that seems to have staffing issues all season.

 

They did figure out a great way to have customers pay for the midway work. The bricks are a good idea. I want to get one with "Quit reading and go ride" on it or something similarly stupid.

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did they say where the boat ride is going to go?

 

into the area near the chute the shoots?

 

They said it would use the old Paddle wheel Station, so sounds like a similar course.

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^ where is that tho?

 

i've been to CP twice, but both times in the last 3 years, so Paddle Wheel was way gone when I visited.

 

guess I could google, but seems like this would be the thread to ask in

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The announcements were cool and all. What's not to like? Looks good.

 

But, I would have preferred something like "all rides will be open at all times this year" or "Steel Vengeance will actually be open for early entry this year" etc.

By doing that they're acknowledging past failures. "Hey, we sucked last year, but New for 2020; you will get what you pay for."

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^ where is that tho?

 

i've been to CP twice, but both times in the last 3 years, so Paddle Wheel was way gone when I visited.

 

guess I could google, but seems like this would be the thread to ask in

 

The station is behind Dragster, next to Camp Snoopy.

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But will the new boat ride feature the "backside of water"? If not, this would be a glaring omission!

 

All kidding aside, I'm glad to see CP trying something other than a new coaster for it's 150th anniversary.

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How can Cedar Point do this to me?!? It is their 150th anniversary.... Don’t they know how important anniversaries are for parks?!? I was fully expecting something *bigger* for their 150th. I mean this is such an important time for them. I was expecting that 150mph launched coaster. This is such a waste of money. I may never visit Cedar Point again because of this massive disappointment.

 

- Okay, not really! I just wanted to sound like one of *those* enthusiasts for a minute!

 

In all seriousness, I love the changes they are making. The update to the dining venues looks great, and of course the boat ride will be awesome! And no doubt it will give some great views of some of the coasters. I look forward to experiencing the new ride, and the changes on my next visit!

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I wonder if either of the food service buildings will have actual second floors, the concept art makes it look like they do but it could easily just be a facade. If the second floor is real its most likely offices or park services of some sort.

 

When I was looking at the concept art for the French Quarter Connections, I was thinking that is how I would hide a dark ride addition. Build a big store/restaurant complex which has a second floor and the ride could be built basically out in the open without anyone knowing it is happening.

 

There is not enough room for something like that in this location, at least without tearing down more then just the current food service buildings. But sometime soon, likely in the next few years, the park is going to rebuild the other side of the midway.

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