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2 hours ago, DorneyKid14 said:

Carrie Boldman Named Vice President & General Manager at Cedar Point

I'm interested to see what changes she has in store. 

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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

Did they happen to mention how heavy that train is?

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15 hours ago, KBrylczyk said:

I'm interested to see what changes she has in store. 

I'm hoping a focus on their customers again. They really need to improve customer service...

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The single best change that CP could possibly make would be to relax their atrocious rain policy. As it stands now, if you are unfortunate enough to visit the park and there is the slightest mist from the heavens, you'll be lucky to ride anything without major operational delays/removal of trains/flat out ride closures.

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12 minutes ago, southpuddle said:

The single best change that CP could possibly make would be to relax their atrocious rain policy. As it stands now, if you are unfortunate enough to visit the park and there is the slightest mist from the heavens, you'll be lucky to ride anything without major operational delays/removal of trains/flat out ride closures.

Wasn’t this policy out in place after both Magnum and Millennium trains slipped through their brake runs, hitting the train in front of them during wet conditions?? 

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19 minutes ago, DoinItForTheFame said:

Wasn’t this policy out in place after both Magnum and Millennium trains slipped through their brake runs, hitting the train in front of them during wet conditions?? 

Yes they are there for good reason.

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1 hour ago, DoinItForTheFame said:

Wasn’t this policy out in place after both Magnum and Millennium trains slipped through their brake runs, hitting the train in front of them during wet conditions?? 

I’m not sure what incident you’re referring to with MF, but the Magnum accident happened in 2007 -  after 18 seasons of operating in torrential downpours with no issue. Either the rain was especially wet that day or it was a maintenance issue that was conveniently blamed on the rain.

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"the rain was especially wet that day"...

Sorry, but I just love that quote!  :)  And my money's on the "maintenance issue" you suggested.

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3 hours ago, southpuddle said:

The single best change that CP could possibly make would be to relax their atrocious rain policy. As it stands now, if you are unfortunate enough to visit the park and there is the slightest mist from the heavens, you'll be lucky to ride anything without major operational delays/removal of trains/flat out ride closures.

I feel this

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8 hours ago, southpuddle said:

Either the rain was especially wet that day or it was a maintenance issue that was conveniently blamed on the rain.

I've always felt that was the case. A ride with those trims still has enough speed to "slip" through brakes because they are wet? Ok.

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I recently asked about Traveling to CP from the UK for the first time and after seeking advice I decided the best option was to wait for next year to visit.....

...but I couldn't wait and went ahead and booked a trip for this year instead... Soo.

We are traveling for the first time to CP and will have three days there from the 3rd September. We are interested mostly in the rollercoasters but will sample the other attractions if we have time. I'd like to know the best plan of attack for the time that we have there. Sorry, this must have been asked a million times. Maybe there is a good reference guide for what to do when somewhere but any pointers are appreciated.

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Nobody knows the answer to these questions since nobody knows if they'll sell Fastlane or if you'll need to spend hours of your day walking around trying to get boarding passes. The only thing I can tell you is that you should make your reservations for the park itself early since they'll probably hit capacity all of those days since it's a holiday weekend.

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43 minutes ago, Alex Sutcliff said:

I recently asked about Traveling to CP from the UK for the first time and after seeking advice I decided the best option was to wait for next year to visit.....

...but I couldn't wait and went ahead and booked a trip for this year instead... Soo.

We are traveling for the first time to CP and will have three days there from the 3rd September. We are interested mostly in the rollercoasters but will sample the other attractions if we have time. I'd like to know the best plan of attack for the time that we have there. Sorry, this must have been asked a million times. Maybe there is a good reference guide for what to do when somewhere but any pointers are appreciated.

You'll prob be fine. 3 days is plenty. I've done everything I've wanted at CP w/o fast lane in 2 days. No real plan of attack/pointers that aren't pretty obvious: I assume you are getting early access? If not......I hope you haven't booked lodging yet/can change it because you will need that. Get to the park early, make sure you are at the gate for early access. Take advantage of it. In the past my group has used each day's early access to do a particular ride (Maverick, TTD) and get it out of the way. Besides that, just be aware it's Cedar Point and this year is kinda whacky... Sept it usually quiet but thats around labor day and again lots is still up in the air. 

So yeah, take advantage of early access, be aware of info (like I think SV is only opening early access on weekends, so keep that in mind) and yeah, that's about it. I think you'll be fine, and just remember its CP...it can get gnarly, expect S V and Maverick to be swamped basically all day . Again assuming there's no Fast Lane I'd prob want to get those ASAP upon early access and unless you're willing to wait may not get more than 2 rides. Enjoy! It can be a lot but there's nothing like the first trip to Cedar Point. And it gets shat on (partly sincere partly bc coaster enthusiasts are the most dour lot of people I've seen given its a hobby about fun lol) but Cedar Point is a great experience. Not the "nicest" and deff not most beautiful park but can't beat its quantity and quality of rides and there are far worse parks that also offer much less, (and likewise while I love a small park enthusiasts do seem to fetishize them, I mean there's a reason CP is expensive and bustling and (place) with like 4 coasters and total 15 rides isn't lol) so just remember to enjoy!!

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Hmm I didn't factor in labor Day. I haven't booked the internal flights yet so could do the weekend prior if it would make a massive difference. I haven't booked accommodation yet but will checkout the early access options

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I mean, others will provide input but I dont think there's any way you can do CP without having the early access... quite easy, just book any of the Cedar Point hotels! They are of course pricier, but yeah unless you're a local IDK anyone who's ever gone and not had it, including myself. There's breakers express which is a few minute drive, but it is cheaper and still grants you early access. On site hotels tend to be a good bit pricier but you are right there. 
In late Aug/early ish Sept Ive generally found the park not too crowded (again excluding S V and Maverick). Though it's been a while since I've been at that time of year, not sure what others feel.

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I reiterate my earlier stated notion of buying a Platinum season Pass along with the All-Season, All-Park Fast Lane, through one of the Cedar Fair sites that is offering it.  You do not need to go to that park for it to be valid at Cedar Point.  This way, you'll have Fast Lane Plus for your CP trip, and can do things at your leisure.  It's Labor Day Weekend. The park is going to be slammed.

You also get Early Entry with a Platinum Pass, so you don't need to stay at one of the Cedar Point Hotels.

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2 hours ago, Alex Sutcliff said:

Hmm I didn't factor in labor Day. I haven't booked the internal flights yet so could do the weekend prior if it would make a massive difference. I haven't booked accommodation yet but will checkout the early access options

you're coming from overseas.

spend the $$ and book at Hotel Breakers (which is on property, and easy walk to/from the park - so much so that you can go back to the room to put the leftovers from Melt! into the fridge).

It's expensive, but oh so worth it, and the only way I'll do a multi-day trip to the park.

(on property also gets you the best early entry perks, and you won't have to worry about parking)


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Yeah while I always advocate for express as its cheaper, to be fair I've been a ton of times. I hate to say "spend more $" but for the first time, staying on site is an experience

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7 hours ago, Alex Sutcliff said:

Hmm I didn't factor in labor Day. I haven't booked the internal flights yet so could do the weekend prior if it would make a massive difference. I haven't booked accommodation yet but will checkout the early access options

I would DEF do the weekend prior to avoid the Labor Day crowds. 

But either way, you're in for a treat. It's a magical park.

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Agreed, cliche and I'd not say it if I didn't mean it but nothing quite like the first trip to the point. There for 3 days, you will certainly enjoy it. I still get a twinge of excitement when I go and a good feel driving up on the peninsula, seeing the coaster skyline, and I've been prob 10 times. After kind of taking it (and parks in general) for granted I'm feeling excited again this year! 

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8 hours ago, bert425 said:

spend the $$ and book at Hotel Breakers

This. This. This. Second best advice I've seen so far. The only better advice was to postpone the trip, but... 

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