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Gatekeeper Media Day was awesome!! It's super smooth, super quiet and is amazing looking in person. (Especially at 4:00 with the lights on!) But.....after 40 rides my collarbones are so sore today lol. I'm happy to see others mentioning the tightness of the restraints. I understand the safety concern and that's OK, but i wish they could loosen them when the train is on the brake run at the station and someone has puked in another train and your waiting for them to clean it. That is my only complaint.

I got to meet and chat with Rob Decker. I met Rob Alvey and he gave me a button. Cedar Fair was VERY generous and provided food for about 4000 people for breakfast, lunch and snacks. Nice stuff! (meatloaf, corn, pizza, mashed potatoes, soda, coffee, water, etc, etc) They opened Millenium Force and i had a nice ride. I also got to ride Raptor 14 times. The entire Cedar Fair staff was very friendly and courteous. The free photos, laminated Media VIP pass, and the laptop bag were an extra added bonus. Everyone it seems, had a great time. I did not get to fight Mike Wilson #1 to the death however, I'm sure your all disappointed.

Cedar Point is a class act. I was simply stunned by their generosity.

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Oh boy....sorry to say this....but if there`s one thing showing that the engeneers of our modern coasters are not perfect at all is that there are still so many new coasters showing up whose restraints make a whole lot of problems

 

Of course it`s technically possible to build them in a way so they don`t get tighter during the ride. How many complaints about wingriders are nescessray so that will be changed ???

 

After riding with so many different people through the loops, corcscrews and heartline rolls on Blue Fire an NO ONE having any kind of problems with those restraints, I just don`t get it, really. So it`s just annoying to read complaints about uncomfortable restrains again and again and again...

 

On another note : Gatekeeper looks excellent, really. Good length, and the pacing seems to be really good !

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Oh boy....sorry to say this....but if there`s one thing showing that the engeneers of our modern coasters are not perfect at all is that there are still so many new coasters showing up whose restraints make a whole lot of problems

 

Of course it`s technically possible to build them in a way so they don`t get tighter during the ride. How many complaints about wingriders are nescessray so that will be changed ???

 

After riding with so many different people through the loops, corcscrews and heartline rolls on Blue Fire an NO ONE having any kind of problems with those restraints, I just don`t get it, really. So it`s just annoying to read complaints about uncomfortable restrains again and again and again...

 

On another note : Gatekeeper looks excellent, really. Good length, and the pacing seems to be really good !

 

 

I agree sir! I mean, look at all the years of complaints about Mean Streak, just for ONE example. It simply does not make sense to me lol!

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Wow so went from 2 CP trips to 0...thanks to a broken wisdom tooth + getting an apt faster than expected, I am tapped out.

I gotta try and get there this season, gatekeeper looks epic!!

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Just a quick comment from me:

GateKeeper was fun. I'm 5'11" 180lbs and I had no issues with the vest restraint. I just want to let everyone know that GateKeeper closed because of the wind earlier this evening. I don't know what the wind threshold is for it, but it was shut down before Sky Ride. So I can definitely see the potential of having some unhappy folks this summer because that.

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For those at the park today, how were the lines for Wicked Twister?

 

It used to be my go to coaster for a potential walk on. I'm guessing those days are gone.

 

I love Wicked Twister and the fact it's the only major coaster without Fast Lane I hope it's line doesn't get too long due to Gatekeeper. I hope I can get to CP soon to try out Gatekeeper, it looks awesome and the new entrance looks great. Love all the videos and early reports looks like a lot of fun.

Also I can see that Fast Lane/ Fast Lane Plus sign saying sold out quite a bit this summer. It is definitely worth the money loved it this past summer.

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Far as wicked twister it was packed all day an with GK there now it will probably continue

 

Far as Gatekeeper I think it much more then wind that shut the ride down since it was down before the wind and rain really started then on top of that there was many employees in the op both looking at video screens like they didn't know what the hell was wrong. Then after the rain and wind most of the rides reopened yet GK is still down, it's after 10 and I can still see Wicked twister and maxair running from my room still no gatekeeper.

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Just a quick comment from me:

GateKeeper was fun. I'm 5'11" 180lbs and I had no issues with the vest restraint. I just want to let everyone know that GateKeeper closed because of the wind earlier this evening. I don't know what the wind threshold is for it, but it was shut down before Sky Ride. So I can definitely see the potential of having some unhappy folks this summer because that.

You can actually SEE the ride slow down due to the wind in this video. There were a couple of moments yesterday where I really thought it could valley.

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Is it true Gatekeeper had a 5+ Hour wait?! If so DAMN! I heard it was a horrible day at CP especially with this type of weather. Anyone else confirm if Woodstock actually valleyed today??

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Is it true Gatekeeper had a 5+ Hour wait?! If so DAMN! i heard it was a horrible day at CP especially with this type of weather. Anyone else confirm if Woodstock actually valleyed today??

I saw many reports that the people who got in that crazy long line today at 9:30am were on the ride by 12:30pm. Here's video of the line at 9:30am today:

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^ MY GOD That looks insane! My friends were there and they said it was a pretty disappointing/ bad day, but they still managed to do everything with Fast Lane+. Good Job CP for limited sales!

Why was it disappointing if they managed to do everything? With FL+ selling out by 10:30 this morning, I would imagine they would have been able to do quite a bit. I know the people we were hanging out with managed to do Gatekeeper, Maverick 5x, Mean Streak, Raptor, MF 2x, Shoot the Rapids, Gemini, Blue Streak, Magnum, and a couple other things. And that was all before 5pm!

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Hopefully, when I go to Cedar Point, the lines for other rides will be shorter - if only slightly. I am not willing to wait for more than an hour and a half for Maverick (although that's unlikely cause that line is always that long).

 

Anyways, the wind really caused Gatekeeper to shut down? Hmm...I wander if that'll cause some problems in the future, as some say it wasn't just the wind/rain.

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On CP's FB page, there do seem to be a lot of complaints about this being a "bad day." Obviously, it sounds like a lot (if not all) of the downtime was due to weather, but more interesting are the numerous complaints about the park being "disorganized" today. Can anyone comment? I'm guessing this was a combination of the park being understaffed and the crowds being huge.

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Anyone else confirm if Woodstock actually valleyed today??

 

I heard the same thing, but this was all that I could find online: [youtu_be]

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We never even went by it today. To be honest, I don't understand why people make a big deal out of this. It happens quite often, especially during the start of the season when trains need to break back in again, and especially when it's cold.

 

I mean, Iron Dragon valleyed the other day during testing, and it was open today.

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