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I have five people going with me for four days, fast lane plus per person for a day is a whopping $65, is there any kind of deal or combo we can do to make it cheaper? normal fast lane does not include Gatekeeper (main reason why we made the trip) and we are affraid that if we do not get fast lane plus rides on it will be limited and it will lower our riding times on other rides from waiting in line for so long.

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Hey guys, I have a few questions about Cedar Point because I'm going there for the first time this weekend.

 

-I will be there on Saturday and Sunday. What rides (besides coasters) are a must do?

 

-What coasters should I head to first before they get crowded?

 

-What is the water park like?

 

-What are some things I have to try?

 

- Do you think I get can get all the coasters in two days if I'm there from opening-closing on both days, or should I get a Fast-Lane?

 

To answer your questions:

 

First, I would recommend a fast lane, the one that includes Gatekeeper and TTD. The reason behind that suggestion is that, though you can get all rides done in two days, I can guarantee you will want to re-ride and not wait in the lines. The coasters are great at CP!

Must do coasters: GK, TTD, Maverick, Mellenium Force, Magnum XL, Raptor, Wicked Twister.

I would head to TTD first, get it out of the way, I hear GK has better capacity.

 

Things to try: MaXair; I freakin love that ride. Shoot the rapids is kinda fun, Sky Hawk; I'm a sucker for the giant swings. Satellite Tower in Challenge Park is one of my favorite rides. I do it every time I go. Power Tower; skip if you don't have time. It's no different than any other free fall tower. Also, iron Dragon isn't terrible. It's kind of tucked in the trees.

 

Those are my suggestions. Hope it helped!!

 

 

Thank you! I will be heading to Ohio after school. I can't wait, this all sounds fun!

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I have five people going with me for four days, fast lane plus per person for a day is a whopping $65, is there any kind of deal or combo we can do to make it cheaper? normal fast lane does not include Gatekeeper (main reason why we made the trip) and we are affraid that if we do not get fast lane plus rides on it will be limited and it will lower our riding times on other rides from waiting in line for so long.

 

The only deal is the group rate for the Fast Lane pass and that varies based on the day. For the normal admission you might want to try the local Meijers - usually can get tickets there cheaper than at the gate. So you could probably save some money there.

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I will be going to Cedar Point for the first time on Saturday June 8th. I hate the idea of going on a Saturday but that is my only option for my cousin. I'm not purchasing a fast lane pass but I'm wondering if it is a good idea to stay at the breakers express and get early access to the park. How much can I get done in the one hour and what should I aim to do in that time. Also when the park opens is there a good way to do the park in order to minimize waiting in lines? I'm guessing everyone will be going to Gatekeeper fist since it is new and at the entrance. Thanks.

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The early entry into the park varies. Mainly if the coaster breaks down or isn't open yet. Last Saturday I parked at Soak City then walked onto Maverick, Millennium Force was about a 15-20 min wait, and waited about 5 minutes for Raptor. I'm just happy Gatekeeper is making Maverick line short during morning ERT.

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Well im off to CP! 6 hours never hurt anyone, cant wait....fast lane plus for Sturday only and then Sunday is wait in line

 

I had fast lane the 1st day last August and didn't the 2nd day there. It was quite painful waiting in those lines, especially for Maverick and TTD =(.

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I am going to Coastermania for the first time this year. I have friends who are coming up from Florida and this will be the first time to CP. Last weekend when I made my first visit since Fast Lane was introduced, I was shocked by how much slower the "stand-by" lines were than they used to be. My friend and I were unable to ride all the big coasters (Mav, GK, TTD, MF, Raptor, Mantis, Magnum, WT, Gemini) in one day.

 

If we utilize the ERT at Coastermania, will we have a problem getting at least one ride on everything? I know Coastermania is one of the largest enthusiast events, so I don't know how long the lines are during ERT.

 

Can someone share their knowledge please?

 

Thank you very much!

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While sitting here in the car (30mins till i arrive, on Highway 2) Has anyone ever wondered why Cedar Point is not called Kings Island? I mean CP is an Island while KI isnt. Wouldnt that make sense?!?! Ugh Cedar Fair is confusing me

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^ CP isn't on an island, it's on a peninsula.

Haha i did realize that now driving up to the park! Forgot its actual land the road is on to get to the parking lot not a bridge! I still feel Kings Island would suit CP better though

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Fun fact:

 

The causeway everyone drives over is actually a bridge. That said, to the right of the causeway is the actual land (and some very nice houses) that the park is connected to. Its actually rather pretty, and if the causeway is super backed up you can use it to get in (there is a parking gate at the end of it as well.

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^ CP isn't on an island, it's on a peninsula.

Haha i did realize that now driving up to the park! Forgot its actual land the road is on to get to the parking lot not a bridge! I still feel Kings Island would suit CP better though

Just to clarify, the name Kings Island is a derivative from the town it sits in (Kings Mills) and the original amusement park it succeeded in Cincinnati (Coney Island).

 

Back on topic, yes, Cedar Point's causeway drive is honestly a big part of the experience. There is nothing quite like seeing all the towering coasters on the other side of the lake. Awesome stuff.

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Maverick does indeed haul... I have to say, I've gotten a few bruises from it, on my shoulders and most recently one on the bottom left side of my skull, but I absolutely love it anyways. I was there this past Wednesday and by the evening it was a walk on. Best ride of the day other than any on Maverick though was on Gemini. They had the trim brakes off (or open, as the old indicator lights above the ride ops on both sides) and we had a front row blue vs. red battle. Our group of four had lots of airtime and indeed the helixes are pretty intense with the bit of extra speed. There was also the usual smack-talking and rowing to make the trains go faster.

 

I also was able to get my friends to try out Magnum's best seat imo, 1st car row 3. This was also a walk on so we got to do a lot of front row vs. everywhere else comparisons. My one friend was assaulted by her boobs and cursed herself for not wearing a sports bra as she was rocketed up over and over again in 1-3. I still do not find the lapbars at all painful. We also had a lot of fun on Iron Dragon, definitely awesome to have people only sit on only one side of the cars, it actually made the last few turns exciting and quite enjoyable.

 

My friends enjoyed their rides on GateKeeper (I'm still too fat to ride (TFTR) ) and loved the close calls with the keyholes and the overall smoothness of the ride. They wanted to ride it first in case of bad weather which turned out to be wise as it was closed most of the day after that. While they waited for some keyholing (for about 90 mins due to the ride shutting down for 15-20 mins due to some brief 35 mph winds) I took a few spins on Troika which is great, the Giant Wheel, and one on Mine Ride (ow, definitely not getting on that lil bastard till next season). Can't wait to get back soon, hopefully with a few less pounds

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Well after day 1 i have to say CP really was a great park! Very quick operations even though i had a fast pass. Finally got to ride TTD after it was closed on my visit back in 08, i absolutely LOVED TTD! Excited for day 2 tomorrow!

 

Oh and Gatekeeper was ok, but i had some trouble with it, it was a fun ride and the GP will love it. I had lots of trouble with the vest tightening on my collarbone on all 4 rides. Key-holing was very cool and the wing over drop was unique.

 

And B&Mboy i swear on life i saw you again while i was in line for Wicked Twister. If it was you, thats creepy as hell! Haha

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