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P. 2017: Top Thrill Dragster RETIRED!?!?!?

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Roughly 15mph I think. It says right on the control panel that it must be an empty train and requires management approval. We only used it if we knew it would roll back and wanted to ensure the train would go over. It's just easier to make sure a train we were sure would rollback would go over than to have it roll back and have to recalculate the launch. Using the launch boost would 'confuse' the ride and would take several cycles for the ride to adjust back to normal launch calculations. It also puts more stress on the trains and track at the top of the tower so the boost is only used sparingly. I only saw it used a handful of times all season.

 

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Also, Dragster does have a wind indicator, and as I was told by a crew member yesterday, it was too windy. When it gets too windy Dragster will actually give a trouble light. However, at least rides like Dragster can risk testing in conditions where rollbacks are possible. If it's windy and cold, there's a pretty good chance Raptor or Millennium won't open either. Can't really risk rollbacks on those rides. If it's a wind condition or light rain, rides like WT and DT should be open, though. Not that that's a good portion of coasters at CP...

 

p.s. ^^Chris, you would take pictures of all the buttons.

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I (A Canadian) will be attending a special 3 day weekend at Halloweekends October 21-23 and with some photos provided made a cool video. I have never been to an American Haunt event, but here in Canada we talk about how seriously you guys take Halloween so I'm very excited to participate in this awesome event. Any advice or recommendations is welcomed I need some great filming areas that maybe Cedar Point experts may know.

 

You don't have to watch it's very simple and boring, it's for my subscribers, but that's my channel with lots of Canada's Wonderland Leviathan updates.
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I was just at the park today. It was very windy today which meant that not many coasters were open (only Maverick was open when we got there which was about noon). By 1:00 Mantis had opened up so we decided to ride that because we were close and were able to be the first train out (line filled up fast because again, not many rides were open due to high winds).

 

Enough about rides though; the shows at Cedar Point for Halloweekends are, in my opinion, great. I love them. We saw 'A Halloween Hullabaloo' twice, 'Sideshow - A Carnival of Magic', and 'The Edge of Madness'. They are all excellent shows. If you're not a big show person (which before I really wasn't), I encourage you to attend a showing of one of them at CP (at least Hullaballoo or Edge of Madness). They are really well done.

 

Anyone else seen the shows and can comment on them?

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We're planning on attending the 'Rapture at the Raptor' event on the 21st seeing how we were there when the first one was supposed to happen in May...and never did. I was quite distraught when I wasn't taken to heaven on a Millenium Force train @ 5:00.

 

We were in the Red Garter Saloon watching the Jimmy Buffet themed dance revue when we witnessed Beelzebub himself. He just sat there and stared at people in the audience and rarely looked at the band. When we went back into the bar four hours later...he was still sitting in there with his bucket of popcorn. Only at that moment did I realize that he was Satan.

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Is it Satan or Uncle Leo?

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Will he be there again on the 21st for Rapture version 2.0?

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That guy has been going to The Point for years. I always see him at the Red Garter Saloon. Usually, we only see him during Halloweekends for The Edge of Madness show. For the past couple of years (since I started noticing him at least) he always sits at that table. Speaking of, I saw him there last night. He was at the 8:00 show but suprisingly not at that table. However when we came back for the 10:00 show he was back at his normal table. Does he just go to the Red Garter and sit there to watch the show at each time slot?

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He is known as popcorn larry

 

Thanks for letting me know...if we would have seen him sitting in the same spot on the 21st, I probably would have pissed myself!

 

I figured that he must really like people watching to be there that long when we were there...didn't know he was a "regular."

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Does anyone think that some of the Halloweekends attractions can be changed up a bit?

 

In my opinion, the two attractions that need to be updated (changed) for next year are Club Blood and Fear Faire.

 

Club Blood is a good space for a haunted house and it is currenlty an alright haunted house but especially last year and again this year, it's really loosing its 'scare'. The theming is rather dull and it's just not the best haunted house.

 

Fear Faire is also a great space for a haunted walk-through and I think it just needs to be updated or changed to a different walk-through. Like Club Blood, the theming is pretty dull and there's just not a whole lot there. I really think they can do so much better with different theming. It had a good run and I think it's time for a change.

 

What do you think about them? If not these two, what other haunted attractions do you think need to be changed/updated at the park for next season?

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Just something random I was watching while home sick today; news report I was watching on youtube about TTD. It's very interesting to hear them talk about it then, now! It just gets me hyped for the next time cedar point introduces their next 'big' ride.

 

Thought I might share this with all of you!

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