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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 didn't infer that at all from the CF-wide announcements today, which, BTW, were all word-for-word the same except for the bulleted part in the middle and the name at the top.

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I didn't infer that at all from the CF-wide announcements today, which, BTW, were all word-for-word the same except for the bulleted part in the middle and the name at the top.

Based on this video I think they plan on operating very soon. [fbvideonew]

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With zoos open in Utah, Six flags preparing for opening, and Cedar Point has managers and HR on salary and staff hired, I think they'll be open in June.

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The shows and events being canceled makes sense to me. That takes staffing and training, so why waste that on a partial season? Other than that, the situation seems exactly the same.

 

There has been a lot of complete shooting from the hip on when parks will open and what they will offer. It reminds me of guessing how many marbles are in a jar.

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They've also uploaded a YouTube video with Jason McClure basically reiterating what was said in that online update. I wouldn't say the odds favor either way right now, as no one knows how this is going to play out and everything is taken day by day at this point. They may or may not open this summer, but it sounds like they're hopeful they will and will be ready with a plan if that's the case.

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I will guess 42.

 

 

Is that random or because it's the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything

 

 

I took that announcement to mean they are still planning on having some sort of season albeit a somewhat amended/shortened one. Cutting out shows/parades/special events would be one way to save money on labor costs AND satisfy government rules on social distancing.

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It's perfectly fine for a park to open this year and pretend their big decade birthday is actually next year, my wife does the same thing every birthday. 29 forever.

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This past Thursday I took a drive out to Marblehead and on the way back I drove through Sandusky. It was weird to pass by the CP dorms and see no activity when normally it would be bustling.

 

I will guess 42.

 

 

Is that random or because it's the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything

 

I may have read a Douglas Adams book or two.

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Some more old pics this time from July 2004

 

Enjoy!

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Some shots from the Space Spiral

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Some shots from the Space Spiral

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The Wildcat

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When they used to stamp your hand for a "fast pass"

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Some shots from the Space Spiral

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Some shots from the Space Spiral

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WOW. Crowded!

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Some shots from the Space Spiral

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Some shots from the Space Spiral

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The old entrance

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Thanks for these, keep them coming! It’s amazing that Cedar Point just keeps improving the atmosphere and lineup year after year after already being so damn good.

 

Breakers and the new beach front were huge improvements last year over my first visit in 2009 and solidified CP as my favorite park. You just can’t replicate being on a beach with the world’s best collection of roller coasters around you.

 

EDIT: I take part of that back. They took out my baby, Demon Drop, but at least it still operates at Dorney.

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^Oh man! Are you talking about when they stamped your hand with a stupid amount of ink that would take days to wash off!?!? That was epic!

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I hate hand stamps, but I'd still take that system every day and twice on Sundays over the premium pay fast lane system.

 

Regarding the Mine Ride/Log Flume idea, I have a funny anecdote. I actually have an old souvenir park map, I believe it's the one from 1983, where the Mine Ride looks like it's a Log Flume on the Map. Just thought that was a funny error on the map. It did give me the interesting thought, however, of what Mine Ride might be like if it was converted to a Log Flume. Probably wouldn't work without some sort of booster system, but again, it was interesting to think about.

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I hate hand stamps, but I'd still take that system every day and twice on Sundays over the premium pay fast lane system.

 

Regarding the Mine Ride/Log Flume idea, I have a funny anecdote. I actually have an old souvenir park map, I believe it's the one from 1983, where the Mine Ride looks like it's a Log Flume on the Map. Just thought that was a funny error on the map. It did give me the interesting thought, however, of what Mine Ride might be like if it was converted to a Log Flume. Probably wouldn't work without some sort of booster system, but again, it was interesting to think about.

I love the concept of tidying the area up a bit more and adding a themed log flume around Mine Ride. But I'm unsure Cedar Fair/Point has enough confidence in theming to do so.

 

But they have been upping theming in the past year with Forbidden Island and trying to appeal more towards family's, so who knows!

 

I also wish when they redid the entrance they woulda made it less bland. It's always been ugly. It needs some sort of fountain or nature element and something that represents the park history/identity and is elegant. The courtyard is more than big enough to accommodate something that's grand.

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I like the new entrance - I don't think it's terrible. It's clean and Gatekeeper flying through it really does set the tone well. The plaza as soon as you enter could use a lot of work though - it's an awful hodgepodge of odd themes and old buildings

 

However, I think that the new one at Carowinds (built in a similar style) is awful and ugly as sin. It has no charm and doesn't fit the park at all (just another reason on my list why I don't like Carowinds much). Because I can't unassociate the style of the entrance with Cedar Point, it just seems forced. I wish they would've left the original.

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^to be fair... Mantis did at one time have some stupid wait times with the two train op..

 

One could almost forgive him.

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Loving the old pictures! It takes an exceptionally busy day for Rougarou to draw a long line nowadays (last Haunt, Rougarou had a 90 minute wait on one Saturday!)

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Are we going to just gloss over the fact that this lunatic got a Mantis fastpass?

 

That lunatic is my husband! And yes....the lines USED to be insane for Mantis. They may even have been down to one train that day! And the ink NEVER came off! The worst part is you would forget, put your hands in your pockets, and stain your shorts for all eternity!

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I went out to visit some American friends on Windseeker's opening year and they surprised me with a trip to Cedar Point. It was the middle of summer vacation (last week of July) and I remember Raptor had a 90-minute wait at opening and some of the rides at the end of the midway including Mantis had a 60-minute wait. Although we did both late afternoon after lunch and they were walk-ons when most of the crowd had moved on.

 

Speaking of lunch, is there some unspoken rule that coolers are sacred things not to be touched? I was warned multiple times that visiting America would be nothing like Japan/Korea and I couldn't leave anything unattended but everyone seemed to have packed unlocked coolers and reserved tables by placing them on the middle of tables in the picnic area next to the entrance and considering all the warnings I was surprised to see no-one touched or moved them all-day as people would leave the park to go eat and go back in.

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No I wouldn't call them "sacred." Just a willing acceptable loss if someone were to take it/mess with it, in the name of being a dick and holding tables/chairs that you aren't using.

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