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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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Stay at home order is no longer in effect in Ohio, most other requirements that where mandated for businesses are voluntarily now. Cedar Point looks to be in a good position to reopen very soon.

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I wonder who they are gonna get to work there.

They already have a lot of staff hired, unforunately i don't think the overseas staff will be able to come this year (issues with visa's and cancellations).

 

With unemployment this high I'm sure they have a big enough pool for staffing.

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They still need to get cleared by the State to open. That might come tomorrow but who really knows. Also do you have real proof that they have hired people?

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Cedar point does most of its hiring in the winter/early spring. Many of this seasons employees were hired before all of the pandemic stuff was in full swing. They’ve been doing some trainings via Zoom the past few weeks.

 

Source: Used to work there, tons of friends still do.

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They still need to get cleared by the State to open. That might come tomorrow but who really knows. Also do you have real proof that they have hired people?

They started hiring for the summer season starting January (and still hiring). Also managers and HR people have been on salary so They can open ASAP. They have people locally and across the nation awaiting a call from their managers to start work.

 

It's also possible that Cedar Point will open the accommodations and beach front first as that'll be ready before the park is.

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Cedar point does most of its hiring in the winter/early spring. Many of this seasons employees were hired before all of the pandemic stuff was in full swing. They’ve been doing some trainings via Zoom the past few weeks.

 

Source: Used to work there, tons of friends still do.

 

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Stay at home order is no longer in effect in Ohio, most other requirements that where mandated for businesses are voluntarily now. Cedar Point looks to be in a good position to reopen very soon.

 

Yes, but also no. The restriction on mass gatherings is still in place, until that's lifted there will most likely be no opening date for either park.

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Stay at home order is no longer in effect in Ohio, most other requirements that where mandated for businesses are voluntarily now. Cedar Point looks to be in a good position to reopen very soon.

 

Yes, but also no. The restriction on mass gatherings is still in place, until that's lifted there will most likely be no opening date for either park.

It gives the parks more leeway with the staff, currently from my understanding no one is in the park to continue preparations for the park and no one is getting trained.

 

This order should hopefully allow Cedar Fair to get the staff in the parks, trained and ready to go.

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Training doesn't take that long, less than a weekend honestly. Source: Former ride op here lol.

 

Bigger concern is the other preseason prep, test cycles, getting rides approved by the state (which laid off all state inspectors during the pandemic). There is more to it than just learning to operate a ride, deep fryer or POS system.

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I know this is a month old but to me, no real training or prep will be going on till they have an opening date.

 

https://ir.cedarfair.com/news/news-details/2020/Cedar-Fair-Outlines-Measures-Taken-in-Response-to-COVID-19/default.aspx

Restrictions have been lifted significantly and other similar companies (Kalahari,Holiday World, Six Flags) are now preparing to reopen. They can now get the staff in the park and get it prepared for reopening.

 

I can foresee a lot of workers getting called this week and an opening scheduled around early/mid June with accomodations and beach access opening before hand.

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They stay at home order has been changed so some rules guidelines still in place. They still need to get approval from the state before they can open. They have not publicly been given permission yet. The earliest, if that was given today, would be around the 4th of July.

Kalahari in Ohio I think is just opening the hotel and not the water park again still do not have permission from the state to open.

 

I will go read the Six flag pages to see if any open dates have come out or if it's just them saying you will have to make a reservation when the park opens.

 

Also Ohio has a much bigger issue with all the ride inspectors getting laid off.

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Not sure if this is an ominous sign of things to come for summer in Ohio, but I read somewhere that the Ohio State Fair was cancelled for 2020.

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Some events in Wildwood, NJ, for August and September were cancelled months ago. Some events just take a lot of planning and prep, and it would be simpler to just cancel out of an abundance of caution. I wouldn't read too much into it.

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Not sure if this is an ominous sign of things to come for summer in Ohio, but I read somewhere that the Ohio State Fair was cancelled for 2020.

 

I have heard that a couple of the county fairs where I used to live in NY and PA were cancelled as well.

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I personally have not watched any webcams, but many people on some park fan forums have reported coasters such as Valravn and Gatekeeper testing.

 

Don't get too excited though, Ohio's governor does not seem ready to announce any re-open date for amusement parks or reduced restrictions on mass gatherings.

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Breakers canceled my reservations for June 14th and 15th on this past Sunday so I think we can assume CP will not open for at least another month at the earliest.

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^What I saw wasn't on FB but a dedicated park fan site.

 

My re-opening dart is being thrown at July 4th weekend as the parks re-opening date with no CPS this season at all. With it being pushed back so much I am also expecting a Halloweekends Friday type ride line up for most of what is left of the season. I know unemployment is up but CP relies so heavily on internationals that staffing will probably be a bigger nightmare that usual.

 

Honestly I am not planning on attending at all this summer due to restrictions and entitled Karens. Mostly the Karen's tho. The restrictions won't bother me, but willful ignorance and entitlement do.

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