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Did they happen to mention how heavy that train is?

OK these are freaking cool. https://cedarpointonlineshop.com/

Made it out to Cedar Point this past weekend, October 17th-18th with my mom and dad to visit my sister working at the park. My sister works at Dorney, but since they closed early, a bunch of full time

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Just got back from the POINT!

 

Nice pictures, and nice to see the skip-the-line passes!

 

Curious -- where was this picture taken from?

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j196/wingless92/2013-07-16145319-Copy_zps5fcb8d12.jpg

 

Thanks!

 

I should say that I threw my iPhone in the air and then magically hit the shutter button but, lol, it was taken from the Giant Wheel. Didn't have my DSLR on me so iPhone photo's were the only ones that I took.

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Does anyone know why the restraints get so tight during the ride? It really hurt my chest and made it hard for me to breathe when we hit the brake run.

 

I rode twice and neither time did mine get tight. but then again I also do not hold on which would pull the restraint tighter.

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102 at the point yesterday = nobody there. Seemed like most of the crowd gave in to the heat (as did we in a way leaving around 6:30). Dragster went down in the late afternoon, not sure how long before it came back up. Snake River Falls and SkyHawk were closed all day , curious if SNF is down because of the incident not too long ago where they only loaded the back of the boat and it jumped the rails. To me it seems like common sense not to load a boat like that, so who knows how the employees let that one slip.

 

Greyed out on MF after the first turnaround until just after the tunnel, most likely happened because I was somewhat dehydrated plus we sat in the very last row. A lot of times I get a few spots but this was just about full grey-out. Fun ride but still put Maverick at the top spot at the point followed by Dragster for the insane thrill of that launch.

 

I still like GateKeeper, especially in the front, which we did both rides one on each side. It's just that second half is a little bit of a snooze. I hold out the vest so no complaints in the restraint department.

 

15-30 minute lines on everything. It was glorious. The heat though, not so glorious...tinkering with unbearable for us in-shape 20-somethings.

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Headed to the park tomorrow, and am worried about crowds. I haven't been there in three years, so I'm wondering if the "game plan" for riding the most coasters has changed with the addition of Gatekeeper. Should we still try to hit Maverick first thing, or does Gatekeeper take that spot?

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I would still go for Maverick because Gatekeeper's line moves quickly and doesn't usually get over an hour or hour and a half. But that was just from when I was there. Maybe someone who went more recently could give you a better idea.

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With many areas having a lack of shade I can't imagine being out there in 90+ degree heat.

 

Be forewarned they are forcasting storms on Saturday that's finally going to break this stretch of heat we've been having.

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^^Thanks, yeah that's what I suspected.

 

^I saw the forecast of morning storms, I'm hoping it keeps the crowds relatively light. Even if it is really crowded, maybe I'll be able to snag some post-storm rides when they reopen.

 

Oh and one more question: I've only spent two days at the park in the past and have never actually used the back entrance. Is it open to anybody with regular tickets, and what is the parking situation back there?

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I didn't encoutering the "vest-tightening" problem on Dollywood's Wild Eagle, but did on Gatekeeper.

 

I had that problem on my first ride on Wild Eagle, but I didn't notice it until the brake run. On my second ride, I accidentally stapled myself, and oddly enough, I didn't have the problem...Hoping to hit the Point this year to compare rides...

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Oh and one more question: I've only spent two days at the park in the past and have never actually used the back entrance. Is it open to anybody with regular tickets, and what is the parking situation back there?

 

Yep, just drive around to the back. If anyone ask's, which they won't just tell them Soak City. I have never had a problem parking in the back. In fact, I haven't even parked in the front for a very long time.

 

I would do Maverick first, as the day wears on ride Gatekeeper and Raptor. When I was there Sun-Tues the lines at night were about 5min for Raptor and 30min for Gatekeeper. The line moves much faster on Gatekeeper than Maverick IMO.

 

If you are worried about the heat, Game Day Grille is your spot. They have the "Big" waters unlike everywhere else that has the small plastic cups. Go in, sit at the bar, ask for a water and a menu, act like your going to order something and then leave. That is what I did, worked fine.

 

Being at any park in this sort of heat BLOWS. Finding places with shade or A/C can be a chore all on its own. My fav two spots are the smoking section right by MF and Red Garter Saloon.

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Yep, just drive around to the back. If anyone ask's, which they won't just tell them Soak City. I have never had a problem parking in the back. In fact, I haven't even parked in the front for a very long time.

 

I would do Maverick first, as the day wears on ride Gatekeeper and Raptor. When I was there Sun-Tues the lines at night were about 5min for Raptor and 30min for Gatekeeper. The line moves much faster on Gatekeeper than Maverick IMO.

 

If you are worried about the heat, Game Day Grille is your spot. They have the "Big" waters unlike everywhere else that has the small plastic cups. Go in, sit at the bar, ask for a water and a menu, act like your going to order something and then leave. That is what I did, worked fine.

 

Being at any park in this sort of heat BLOWS. Finding places with shade or A/C can be a chore all on its own. My fav two spots are the smoking section right by MF and Red Garter Saloon.

 

Thanks a lot for the reply, I appreciate it. I do plan on Maverick first, then moving up to the front through the day. Great tip about the water, I hate having to go up multiple times for water because of those tiny plastic cups. Also, we're hitting 7 parks in the next two weeks from Sandusky to San Antonio, so I'll just have to deal with the heat and drink lots of water. Thanks again .

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^ ^^ ^^^ Another user reported that they are slowly replacing the harnesses one by one so until they finish it will be hit and miss depending on what seat you get.

 

I just want to know the source of this alleged information.

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I'm sure many will be happy to know this:

 

Gatekeeper's restraints are slowly being modified one by one so that the vest does not lock anymore. I'm not sure which ones are already adjusted and which aren't, but it will eventually be all of them.

 

Happy Thursday!

I've also seen in this thread a couple other users report they got rides on the modified seats, one user actually specified which seat and train he found one in if you want to dig for that post.

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^^If the way that's reported is true, that's almost worse than the Texas Giant accident!!!

 

Do we have any more details on this?

 

It also confirms my not so irrational fear that I don't like to ride water rides with restraints that I can't get out of on my own.

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^It may be a somewhat irrational fear, but it's one that I share and I'd imagine many other enthusiasts do as well.

 

Obviously waiting for official details on what happened, but doesn't this have an anti rollback? That's a pretty serious thing to fail if these initial reports are indeed accurate.

 

The thought of being trapped in a restraint upside down is really making me uncomfortable. I'm glad people were able to help and hopefully none of the injuries are dire.

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What is going on tonight?!?!?!?!?! Jeeze!

 

Amusement Park full moon or something! Also probably one of the busiest days of the traditional amusement park summer?

 

It's interesting (and makes me feel a bit better) to see that a lot of you share my same belief on not riding those really restrictive water rides. It even freaks me out a bit being on coasters over water!

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^^I think it's just the survival instincts kicking in. Being restrained underwater I'd imagine is a pretty common fear. And as safe as rides are it's one that I'm unable to really get over.

 

Was anybody on these boards at Cedar Point today that has any information to share?

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