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

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I was only at the Point on Media Day this season. That guy you seen must have been sexy if he looked like me!

 

Actually, Wicked Twister is one of my favorite rides at the Point! I love the last car of the train going up the spike.

 

I like almost everything at the Point except for Raptor and Force.

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Why do they close for such light rain? I understand, and respect safety, but thats a little much!

You have to remember that many times they'll close rides for the wind or future weather. If the winds are too high there's a chance that trains might valley and Cedar Point doesn't want to evac people, so some rides might switch to two trains when it starts raining or shut down entirely.

 

If anyone is going to ride GateKeeper soon, I would definitely get some night rides in. In the morning on weekends we've been having a full queue, but it all empties out towards the end of the day.

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I was only at the Point on Media Day this season. That guy you seen must have been sexy if he looked like me!

 

Actually, Wicked Twister is one of my favorite rides at the Point! I love the last car of the train going up the spike.

 

I like almost everything at the Point except for Raptor and Force.

Haha ok good! And yes he looked exactly like you...if it would have been you it that would be creepy since i just saw you at Hershey

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^The lines were so minimal today and i got plenty of rides in...but..i did have a fast lane.

 

Today was even better as i hit Raptor and a few others i didn't get to yesterday. Since i have the best dad, he came to sense after we waited in line for Millennium for about 1 1/2 hduring 9AM ERT!!!!! Then we got fast lane and the day was much better! I have so many photos that i will pick from and upload once i get home tomorrow and all in all it was a wonderful weekend vacation! These were my top 7 favorite rides...

1-Maverick--Its a wild one for sure

2-TTD--I LOVED this...thanks Fast lane for letting me get 5 rides in 2 days!

3-Raptor--Intense to me and still kicking a$$! Back row was too intense..

4-Millennium--Too much vibration although it was awesome pacing

5-Gatekeeper--Nice ride with some good +G's but i classify it as fun, not a thrill seeker, not to mention those vests

6-Gemini--Airtime anyone?

7--Mean Streak--This is a joke..please look below for a coaster that doesn't have a trim on the drop

The real 7--Magnum--Great Airtime but a bit rough, still fun!

 

Ride on Folks

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^The lines were so minimal today and i got plenty of rides in...but..i did have a fast lane.

 

Today was even better as i hit Raptor and a few others i didn't get to yesterday. Since i have the best dad, he came to sense after we waited in line for Millennium for about 1 1/2 hduring 9AM ERT!!!!!

 

 

DAMN. Do you remember what some of the posted waits were for non-fastlane people? Was everything like over an hour?

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I will be going to CP my first time on Saturday June 8 and Sun June 9 staying at Breakers. For 9am ERT, should I go to Gatekeeper first or TTD? Which line would go faster? Can I buy a fastlane online before I go? If not, do they sell them at the hotel?

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I will be going to CP my first time on Saturday June 8 and Sun June 9 staying at Breakers. For 9am ERT, should I go to Gatekeeper first or TTD? Which line would go faster? Can I buy a fastlane online before I go? If not, do they sell them at the hotel?

 

You can buy fast lane online if you want, I'd definitely buy fast lane +. They do sell them at the hotel and several shops in the park if you want to judge the crowds first. It's totally worth it though, the day I had last summer with FL was much more enjoyable than the day without by far. Oh and keep an eye on Wicked Twisters line if you want the credit ( I personally love it) because its the only major coaster with no fast lane.

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^The lines were so minimal today and i got plenty of rides in...but..i did have a fast lane.

 

Today was even better as i hit Raptor and a few others i didn't get to yesterday. Since i have the best dad, he came to sense after we waited in line for Millennium for about 1 1/2 hduring 9AM ERT!!!!!

 

 

DAMN. Do you remember what some of the posted waits were for non-fastlane people? Was everything like over an hour?

Nearly every coaster had a full line. So yes it was very crowded

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Not trying to be a homer but i still think Skyrush is better than Millenium, with I-305 being the best of them. Millenium was fun but not too special. They certainly announced in the station enough that its "the best coaster in the world" many times, which tecnically it is (GTA's are not fair) and most of us disagree. Mitch's poll is WAY more accurate.

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Had my first visit to the park today, given the forecast I wasn't expecting much to be open but still got the majority of the coasters done by about 2pm. After that a light breeze caused most of the rides to close, and by about 5pm the rain was coming in. I think TTD was open for 5 minutes all day, and Raptor closed regularly as well. Didn't see Windseeker open either. Mean Streak was closed all day - not sure if the was due to the weather or because the ride is broken.

 

Anyway, Millennium Force is as awesome as I'd expected, that first drop is intense! Best ride of the day was on Maverick, we had early entry so the first couple of rides were walk on. Gatekeeper is definitely worth the wait, only got the one ride in but will return tomorrow for a few more. Magnum has some incredible airtime, although my thighs are probably a bit bruised from that one.

 

Heading back tomorrow for more coaster awesomeness and hopefully get the TTD credit!

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Cedar Point: Tuesday May 28th

 

It was Tuesday or bust for a trip to CP. The weather was extremely questionable as we drove in dark clouds and on and off storms. Coming into the park they did a good job of covering their butts with a big LED message, "Due to weather, some attractions may not open today." However, the risk was appealing as there was zero traffic coming through the causeway which is abnormal for even typical summer weekdays. We parked about three rows in, so that was a nice treat. I noticed the array of buses, but once I get into what was accomplished despite the weather, it's obvious they weren't much of a concern. This ended up being the lightest day I have experienced at CP. The hour weather delay around 4pm ended up not being very detrimental at all in getting everything I wanted, and more, to get done.

 

I managed two rides on Gatekeeper. Lines were around 30 minutes. and later less than 15 minutes. This coaster is definitely a winner. It's not the best coaster there by any means, but it's a very above average ride with a unique experience. Gatekeeper is not what I would call forceless as you definitely get to experience some great positive G's. The "keyholes" are not very effective by any means as it's really visually obvious there is more than enough clearance. However, the keyholes do serve a great purpose of creating a visually stunning entranceway to CP. I did notice during our meal break around 3pm that Gatekeeper looked idle as the winds really picked up for a period of time. Overall, Gatekeeper to me falls closely behind Millennium, Magnum, Maverick, and Raptor (no particular order on those) when compared to the rest of CP's collection. Again, Gatekeeper is a very solid ride that will definitely draw more guests than Disaster Transport could have ever done.

 

Magnum stole the show today as my favorite ride of the day. Keeping with my tradition which has never failed me, row 1:3 is the place to be. Today, on the other hand, Magnum not only delivered some extreme ejector air on the return hills, but the hills before the pretzel turn were floating like I have never felt them float before. I know Magnum is not as smooth as other hypercoasters today, but it's by no means painful. The line seemed to be in the station all day with only a few cycle wait. Score!

 

Millennium Force was running hot as well. I have had my fair share of "forceless" rides in the past on this coaster, but my past couple visits have led me to find a hot spot for a guaranteed excellent ride. The key to MF is to sit as close to the back as possible, if not the furthest back. However, I like to steal the first row of the last car as it's queue gets hidden, so it's usually a lot shorter than others. The first drop resulted in a great gap between my butt and the seat, and the following airtime hills all delivered. The back of the train also gets pulled through the overbanks very forcefully. Both times, the line was never past the bottom of the ramp. Easily, MF is an elite coaster in my book.

 

Maverick was basically a walk-on in the morning in which I only had to wait two trains to hop on. Maverick was running very good, and I did a better job of protecting the head for the two rides I took. It never hurts that the airtime hills were ejecting as great as usually. It still bugs me how the second launch is into trims. I dare to say that I would prefer a slower launch that doesn't need trims. Anyways, Maverick is still a great ride that is very unique.

 

I'm not going to go into much detail on the other coasters, but I'll provide a remark for all of them. Top Thrill Dragster gave a good ride as usual, but seems to be less intense with every ride I take on it. Raptor is running as great as usual; as smooth and intense as always. Mantis is leaps and bounds better than Green Lantern, and actually very enjoyable. Gemini has much more air than I remembered, so that was a nice surprise. Wicked Twister is enjoyable, but not as great as it looks by any means. Blue Streak had some great air, but slightly rougher than usual. Mean Streak opened late, but as usual, it was uneventful as always. Corkscrew was smoother than I recalled which was a nice change. Iron Dragon is, well, Dragging Iron, but still a decent family coaster. Apply Iron Dragon to Cedar Creek Mine Ride.

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