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I am surprised no one has asked this yet - will there be LED's adorning the trash cans?

 

Seriously though, I think it is a nice family addition to the park. I have always liked the walk from Frontier Town to the midway - it should be a very pretty walk at night.

 

I really did not see MF as ruining the ambience of the area. The coaster is ensconced perfectly behind the trees away from the trail except when you go under the tunnel where it crosses over to the island.

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Did they happen to mention how heavy that train is?

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

So basically there were about as many rides open as there would be in peak season with 15 mph winds.

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^ Gonna be a long, long walk for anyone who wants to ride MF after they close the path.

 

This doesn't really scream "frontier" to me. They seem to be slowly sucking the frontier theme out of that area.

 

It kind of sounds like just a tacky crap load of LCD lights to me.

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If this is done well it will be great although if it is done so-so it will really suck. I admit one of my favorite times at MK is when the fireworks are done and you turn around and see all the popcorn lights along Main Street. Also kind of bummed that Maverick & Molly is being replaced by a no-story-line music band show.

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When I moved to Ohio from California I was so excited to be near CP. I have to admit I think it is the best park for my tastes. However, some people complain no matter what is added or not added

I don't know one single person that goes to Cedar Point to sit on a bench at night to enjoy the quiet. I am also wondering why half of CP fans complain about lack of certain new attractions and the other half complain when anything new is built?

Just imagine if their were no CP. Now that would be something to complain about.

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What I'm wondering is how they are going to redirect people while they set up.

 

I was wondering that also, but I guess it will just be like what Carnage said, and people will have to walk ALL the way around, which is a long ass walk.

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Yeah that's true, didn't even cross my mind!

 

Still though, sometimes you wait there a good 15-20 minutes before a train arrives, at least I have. By then they could be done and the path reopened.

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When I moved to Ohio from California I was so excited to be near CP. I have to admit I think it is the best park for my tastes. However, some people complain no matter what is added or not added

I don't know one single person that goes to Cedar Point to sit on a bench at night to enjoy the quiet. I am also wondering why half of CP fans complain about lack of certain new attractions and the other half complain when anything new is built?

Just imagine if their were no CP. Now that would be something to complain about.

Plenty of passholders I know (myself included) would go to CP, get a few rides in and then just relax the rest of the day. I could have a great day if I didn't ride anything.
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When I moved to Ohio from California I was so excited to be near CP. I have to admit I think it is the best park for my tastes. However, some people complain no matter what is added or not added

I don't know one single person that goes to Cedar Point to sit on a bench at night to enjoy the quiet. I am also wondering why half of CP fans complain about lack of certain new attractions and the other half complain when anything new is built?

Just imagine if their were no CP. Now that would be something to complain about.

Plenty of passholders I know (myself included) would go to CP, get a few rides in and then just relax the rest of the day. I could have a great day if I didn't ride anything.

 

You are definitely in the minority. Most people don't travel all the way to Sandusky for that same reason. People usually go to their local park(not a theme park) for relaxation.

CP and other major parks like SFGADV and MM, would not attract guest from all over the world with the advertisement of rest and relaxation. They are attracted by the major thrill rides. I'm sorry but that is the nature of this business.

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CP and other major parks like SFGADV and MM, would not attract guest from all over the world with the advertisement of rest and relaxation.

 

Ah, but CP used to do just that. Though they themselves tend not to remind anyone of it, Cedar Point has been around for a long, long time. And their business was once all about pleasant views and cool breezes.

 

They are attracted by the major thrill rides. I'm sorry but that is the nature of this business.

 

The parks you mentioned may represent the extreme "thrill rides only" side of the business, but that's certainly not the only way to go. The Disney and Universal parks do quite well bucking your idea of "the nature of the business." And they, unlike the parks you mentioned, actually do attract guests from all over the world.

 

/CP is mediocre, SFMM needs paved.

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Sigh. I remember when the frontier trail really looked like a trail to the frontier (at risk of showing my real age). Now it's not much more than a walkway with a few remaining trees, surrounded by roller coasters everywhere you look. Ah well, the price of progress at an amusement park.

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When I moved to Ohio from California I was so excited to be near CP. I have to admit I think it is the best park for my tastes. However, some people complain no matter what is added or not added

I don't know one single person that goes to Cedar Point to sit on a bench at night to enjoy the quiet. I am also wondering why half of CP fans complain about lack of certain new attractions and the other half complain when anything new is built?

Just imagine if their were no CP. Now that would be something to complain about.

Plenty of passholders I know (myself included) would go to CP, get a few rides in and then just relax the rest of the day. I could have a great day if I didn't ride anything.

 

You are definitely in the minority. Most people don't travel all the way to Sandusky for that same reason. People usually go to their local park(not a theme park) for relaxation.

CP and other major parks like SFGADV and MM, would not attract guest from all over the world with the advertisement of rest and relaxation. They are attracted by the major thrill rides. I'm sorry but that is the nature of this business.

 

Actually they are not in the minority. I worked at the Marina Gate in admissions for over a month last summer and I was shocked how many of the people who rent the docks there have no desire to go on the rides or anything, but just want to go in, walk around, see a show, watch the nighttime shows, and ride the train- and they would have friends visit and they would do this together...

 

and ^ do you remember when there was no frontier trail and you had to either ride the train back or take the frontier lift?

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I look forward to this and will probably see it the first night they have it. However I hope it's done well cause if it's just tacky lights on canopys I think this will be a major fail. I did like the laser night show they do in the Iron Dragon/ Wildcat midway and when I worked as a ride op on Raptor in '04 I used to like listening to the music as I walked the track at the end of the night picking up cell phones, hats, and sun glasses

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When I moved to Ohio from California I was so excited to be near CP. I have to admit I think it is the best park for my tastes. However, some people complain no matter what is added or not added

I don't know one single person that goes to Cedar Point to sit on a bench at night to enjoy the quiet. I am also wondering why half of CP fans complain about lack of certain new attractions and the other half complain when anything new is built?

Just imagine if their were no CP. Now that would be something to complain about.

Plenty of passholders I know (myself included) would go to CP, get a few rides in and then just relax the rest of the day. I could have a great day if I didn't ride anything.

 

You are definitely in the minority. Most people don't travel all the way to Sandusky for that same reason. People usually go to their local park(not a theme park) for relaxation.

CP and other major parks like SFGADV and MM, would not attract guest from all over the world with the advertisement of rest and relaxation. They are attracted by the major thrill rides. I'm sorry but that is the nature of this business.

I'm talking about passholders, like myself, who live relatively nearby and visit tons of times a year. The locals do this. The people who live right next to the park do. My friends from Michigan do. I'm not saying I'd go to the park not planning on riding anything. But I'd be OK if I could a couple rides on Raptor and MF, one on Maverick, had lunch and then just kicked back on the beach or did some people watching.
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^ I agree. If you go to a park regularly then it would be nice to go and ride a few and just relax. I'd probably want to ride a couple before I left. But relaxing most of the day would still be a fun time. As long as you are with fun people. I can tell you that sometimes when I go to Magic Mountain i'll spend hours visiting friends at certain rides and just sit there and talk to them. Its very relaxing. Its like my spa. I place to go and get away from life. Or maybe that is technically an addiction. Is there a coaster enthusiast anonymous.

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Hey everyone!

 

With Cedar Point being one of the most popular amusement park destinations in the world, I realized we never had an official overall CP discussion thread!

 

So let's turn the old Maverick thread into that discussion!

 

If you have photo TR's of Cedar Point. You can post them here! Have questions about Cedar Point? Post them here! Heard any current news or seen changes to the park? Post them here!

 

I've noticed we've had a lot of either current or past employees of Cedar Point on this forum.

 

So if you feel like fessing up to your employment at the park (or have any great stories to tell from working there) post them now!

 

--Robb

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Seems like a rather cramped area to be building. I do not think that cedar creek mine ride is coming down, so could this be just some utilities moving? I did see some stuff going on the island when riding MF, but i was thinking this was for Halloween.

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Oh, no. Work stories. I worked at CP the summers of 2003, 2004 and 2005, and I visited as a guest more than 100 times between 2007 and 2008. I've got plenty of stories. Gross stories, fun stories, horror stories.

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Seems like a rather cramped area to be building. I do not think that cedar creek mine ride is coming down, so could this be just some utilities moving? I did see some stuff going on the island when riding MF, but i was thinking this was for Halloween.

 

When I was on MF I also just saw halloween stuff on the island but I wouldn't be sad to see CCMR go at all. I think CP is good with family rides/family coasters right now and CCMR isn't too popular either. I'd love to see a flying coaster take its place right on the lake.

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CCMR is still doing around 850,000 riders per year which is right in line with rides of similar status in the park. I'd also speculate it's not expensive to maintain, and there's really not much land to gain in a full removal that they couldn't find elsewhere. Not to mention CP really does not have a history of removing roller coasters. I wouldn't call it likely.

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