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Kings Island's Waterworks was was just remodeled and updated to Boomerang Bay not too long ago while Paramount was in charge. Soak City hasn't seen anything new since......I can't even remember when.

 

I stand corrected. The last thing they added was the rainfortress with tipping bucket.

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Saw this floating around, A interesting read no doubt

 

http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3427866&userid=0&perpage=40&pagenumber=1

 

Anyone care to touch on this or share stories?

 

Here's my take on some of his points:

 

Practically every college dorm in the country is the same way as CP's living quarters...sometimes even worse. The size is about the same if not smaller, the amount of people, the roommate pairing system, the room change system, what furniture comes in it already, security, the requiring of an ID swipe to get in, the overpricing (CP dorms are cheap compared to college dorms), communal kitchens/showers/bathrooms, etc. The list goes on and on, they are practically identical. There's a reason the fire hazard rule is in place. First of all, I lived 4 years without my own personal toaster/microwave/etc., so it can be done, secondly it's really not uncommon to have the occasional dumbass microwave Easy-Mac without water, popcorn too long, etc.. That kind of stuff happens quite frequently in those type of environments, believe it or not.

 

I guess what I'm trying to say regarding the dorms is who cares? People are there to work and use the dorms to sleep, not live it up in some lavish luxury penthouse. All in all, I think he makes good points in his other sections, but I couldn't help but laugh at the living quarters part.

 

 

 

Edit: He has made a few replies, but more recently some more detailed ones on this page, if anyone's interested.

 

I have to laugh at some of those too, honestly.

 

Notably:

"Even at housing and out of uniform some odd rules still apply. For instance, you are not permitted to smoke at any location where a guest might happen to see you from the road. This is because "The guests know where Employee housing is."

 

Employees are on Cedar Point's property and have to abide by Cedar Point's rules, simple as that. As with any apartment complex, university dorms, etc. I'd even be willing to go as far as saying they probably sign something when being hired saying they agree to all of the rules. Not to mention the fact that smoking is being phased out practically EVERYWHERE. As per the 2006 law, it's against the law to smoke in a public place or place of employment. The manufacturing plant I work at just adopted a no smoking policy...it's everywhere, not just Cedar Point!

 

"There is no program for feeding Employees who are broke. You are told to arrive in Sandusky with enough food/money to survive for three weeks."

Welcome to life. If I were to get a job and apartment in Texas, my employer wouldn't pay for my food, I would. If someone isn't financially ready to live on their own, then maybe they should find a job closer to home.

 

"The air ventilation at the nearby waterpark is notoriously inadequate to handle busy holiday rushes. Although this doesn't effect the guests too much, the workers breathing in the pool chemicals and their byproducts day after day often suffer health issues as a result. Chemical pneumonia is common, and there are many stories of the entire crew coughing up blood for weeks at time. There have even been cases of permanent damage done to lungs of employees, but Cedar Point insists that you prove it was from breathing the air and not from some other source before they will help you with medical bills."

The EPA and OSHA REQUIRE regular air quality tests, or fines/citations will be issued. If any employee thinks their health is in danger, there is an anonymous whistleblower hotline offered by OSHA and the EPA so issues like that can be made known and corrected.

 

"During the interview process he is asked to fill out a form detailing any arrests or convictions. He asks if he should include incidents which occurred when he was a juvenile and have been expunged. He is told by the interviewer no, so he simply leaves the form blank as he has only the one incident."

I don't know about anyone else, but that was honestly the FIRST THING I was taught when learning how to do job interviews, resumes, etc. It's better to have the mark on your record known (no matter what anyone tells you), than for management to find out weeks/months/years later and call you a liar.

 

"Despite however cold it gets in the building, personal space heaters are a "fire hazard" and that is not allowed."

 

I have never lived in an apartment or dorm where they were allowed. They are indeed a tremendous fire hazard...not sure what else to say there.

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I'm sorry to break the flow but i'm traveling to cedar point this friday. This would be my first trip to CP and i want to get on all of the coasters, and especially the standouts like maverick, millenium, dragster, raptor, magnum, gemeni, wicked twister. I was wondering if someone who is frequent at the park could give me some advice on the ride lines, when particular attractions get the most traffic, etc. I plan to spend the entire day there want to get on a few other flats as well, especially their newest one. I'm planning my day and since i havent been before i thought some advice on someone who was more farmiliar with the park layout would be more helpful then just winging it.

 

Also, where are the best places to eat in the park? Any other tips would be well appreciated.

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Hit up Maverick first. By 11:00 the line is 1 and a half hours. Top Thrill Next, if you're lucky it'll be an hour max. MF at 12:00-1:00 is about 45 minutes. That's my main advice.

 

And Johnny Rockets is pretty good, at lunch time Raptor is pretty much Walk-on too

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Hit up Maverick first. By 11:00 the line is 1 and a half hours. Top Thrill Next, if you're lucky it'll be an hour max. MF at 12:00-1:00 is about 45 minutes. That's my main advice.

 

And Johnny Rockets is pretty good, at lunch time Raptor is pretty much Walk-on too

 

Thank you for the tips, i'll keep those things in mind. Do any other of the coaster have large lines or are many things walk ons? The vibe i get from cedar point is that their newer record smashing coasters suck all the lines away from coasters like the Iron Dragon, Corkscrew, Wildcat. Is that pretty much true?

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I'm sorry to break the flow but i'm traveling to cedar point this friday. This would be my first trip to CP and i want to get on all of the coasters, and especially the standouts like maverick, millenium, dragster, raptor, magnum, gemeni, wicked twister. I was wondering if someone who is frequent at the park could give me some advice on the ride lines, when particular attractions get the most traffic, etc. I plan to spend the entire day there want to get on a few other flats as well, especially their newest one. I'm planning my day and since i havent been before i thought some advice on someone who was more farmiliar with the park layout would be more helpful then just winging it.

 

Also, where are the best places to eat in the park? Any other tips would be well appreciated.

 

Save raptor for the end of the day, It can easily become a walk on.

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Yeah around there, maybe 11-1 and 4-6. Walk by Johnny Rockets, Chik-Fil-A, or some other larger eating place and see if it's crowded. If it is then head to some of the bigger rides. I know it will be tough resisting, being as you can see them from practically anywhere, but Millennium and Dragster sometime have a tendency to clear up a bit as the day goes on too, but before it gets close to closing and people are trying to get their last rides in.

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Well, 12:00 is usually really early for lunch, as everyone who wants lunch is...well in a line. Between 1-2 everyone usually gets lunch (After they finally ride their ride), and the lines don't start picking up again until about 3 if they do (They will for main coasters). So eat at about 3 for lunch is what I would say. I'm not sure about dinner. I'd say powerbar yourself through for a bit, maybe grab a quick snack, and power through the night until the park closes, and then get something to eat afterwards.

 

Highly suggest riding TTD and MF at night if you have the time, I mean legit when it's dark. It's AMAZING.

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Yeah around there, maybe 11-1 and 4-6. Walk by Johnny Rockets, Chik-Fil-A, or some other larger eating place and see if it's crowded. If it is then head to some of the bigger rides. I know it will be tough resisting, being as you can see them from practically anywhere, but Millennium and Dragster sometime have a tendency to clear up a bit as the day goes on too, but before it gets close to closing and people are trying to get their last rides in.

 

Alright, thank you. Just wanted to clear that up abit. Thanks for the info, i'm sure this will help me alot when i'm there friday

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Well, 12:00 is usually really early for lunch, as everyone who wants lunch is...well in a line. Between 1-2 everyone usually gets lunch (After they finally ride their ride), and the lines don't start picking up again until about 3 if they do (They will for main coasters). So eat at about 3 for lunch is what I would say. I'm not sure about dinner. I'd say powerbar yourself through for a bit, maybe grab a quick snack, and power through the night until the park closes, and then get something to eat afterwards.

 

Highly suggest riding TTD and MF at night if you have the time, I mean legit when it's dark. It's AMAZING.

 

 

Thanx for your opinion. I'll be sure to get those night rides in on TTD and MF!

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I went to the park today, and the park was absolutely packed. Cars were parked to the edges of the parking lot and soak city's lot was full. I know from facebook they now have Platinum Pass Sundays where if you have a platinum pass you can bring a friend for twenty bucks. The program is running outstandingly for how crowded it was.

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For those saying Cedar Point would never consider a Zac Spin, I found some evidence to the contrary. in

Discovery Channel documentary, around the 2 minute mark, they are discussing designs of coasters, and they clearly show and describe a "spinning ball coaster" which looks exactly like an Intamin Zac Spin. If we see actually see one at Cedar Point in 2013 is anyone's guess, but that's what I'm hoping for! Edited by SaweetDude04
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Zac spins are lame.

Speak for yourself. I've personally never ridden one, but it looks like you can get a pretty insane run if the conditions are right.

 

I can't see one going into CP, just because of capacity. I kind of want to see them put in a flyer to add to the variety of rides. (Replace Wildcat with a volare? Trololololol)

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Zac spins are lame.

 

No, the general consensus is that Zac Spins are not lame. Just the way that Green Lantern (and probably every other one that gets built in the U.S.) is operated is what's lame about them.

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Zac spins are lame.

 

No, the general consensus is that Zac Spins are not lame. Just the way that Green Lantern (and probably every other one that gets built in the U.S.) is operated is what's lame about them.

 

Why get a Zac Spin with a Capacity of like 500 an hour when you can get a 4D coaster thats a lot longer taller and more efficient?

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Zac spins are lame.

 

No, the general consensus is that Zac Spins are not lame. Just the way that Green Lantern (and probably every other one that gets built in the U.S.) is operated is what's lame about them.

 

Why get a Zac Spin with a Capacity of like 500 an hour when you can get a 4D coaster thats a lot longer taller and more efficient?

 

Why eat at an Applebees when there is a fancy steakhouse next door with valet parking and you have to wear a suit to get in the place? Because it might not be in your budget.

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Why get a Zac Spin with a Capacity of like 500 an hour when you can get a 4D coaster thats a lot longer taller and more efficient?

 

I don't think that would really be an issue. Cedar Point has plenty of other roller coasters and rides to eat up crowds. It's not like that would cause a 5 hour line because there's nothing else to do or ride in the park.

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