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P. 1989: Wicked Twister's permanent closure announced!

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What if cedar point got a dueling 4d coaster? Two zac spins next to each other with a different layout from Green Lanturn and Insane. Maybe slightly longer and more intense.

 

Uh...have you ridden either of these coasters? I promise you, it wouldn't need to be any more intense. The ZacSpins are pretty lethal as they are.

 

Truth

It was just an idea I have heard mixed reviews about ZacSpins but the capacity is the biggest issue on them.

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We used to camp quite a bit, and we have stayed at the cp campground twice. The campground is clean, but thats about the extent of the positives I have about it.

 

No camp fires....seriously, what is camping without a campfire?

 

No bikes or rollerblading? Not a lot for the kids to do.

 

The sites are right on top of each other.

 

The campsites are very expensive.

 

And to top it off, they decided to close down and clean the shower/ bathrooms at 8:30 in the morning when eeveryone was getting ready to go into the park.

 

We stayed at the K.O.A a few times, and had no issues. It may look a little like a field,but at least you can have a campfire, bikes, and not have to shell out a ton of money for it.

 

The first time I went to Cedar Point was in 2003 and me and my family took our camper and stayed at there campground. I just remember my dad complaining and saying how bad of a campground it was and stuff. Now a good theme park campground in my opinion was Kings Islands old campground. Me and my family used to stay in it all the time when we went to Kings Island and stay for a few days. I was actually a bit sad when I heard that Great Wolf Lodge was going to replace it. I just remember Kings Islands campground giving you a good view of some of the taller rides in Action Zone, and it having trees, campfires, a pool, and a really cute little store. Anyway when I went to Cedar Point again in 2008, we stayed in a hotel instead.

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What is weather usually like in Sandusky around mid June?

 

It's hard to tell but my only suggestion is that if possible you should plan on multiple days or make a last minute decision based on chance of precipitation. My experience is that if it so much as lightly drizzles every single coaster closes with the exception of the B&M's (Gatekeeper, Raptor and Mantis). This park has one of the dumbest rain policies of any park I've ever been to.

 

Does Intamin, etc. recommend rain closings?

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What is weather usually like in Sandusky around mid June?

 

It's hard to tell but my only suggestion is that if possible you should plan on multiple days or make a last minute decision based on chance of precipitation. My experience is that if it so much as lightly drizzles every single coaster closes with the exception of the B&M's (Gatekeeper, Raptor and Mantis). This park has one of the dumbest rain policies of any park I've ever been to.

 

Does Intamin, etc. recommend rain closings?

 

I'm not sure. I do know that one of the main issues is lack of traction between the drive wheels and trains when it's wet. This tend to affect Intamins more because the surface under the train is usually just diamondplate. The lack of traction would do things such as preventing it from parking properly in the station and slipping while moving a train.

 

I'm sure there are some parks in other countries that have a "run it until it faults" attitude.

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At Silverwood, we close cable driven rides when the rain starts to be noticeable on the pavement. Tire driven are closed when it begins to effect the ride cycle. Our coasters don't use drive tires so we can stay open in just about anything.

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^That's interesting that you posted that Robb, as I was looking for some Cedar Point memorabilia before Christmas and found his postings on Ebay. Only problem was that my partner had already finished Christmas shopping otherwise I would have had a lot of his items on my list.

 

I really like the Pirate Ride Christmas ornament!

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Some interesting events are happening at CP for coaster lovers!

LOVE COASTERS? CHECK OUT THESE EVENTS

 

This past Saturday, I had the great privilege of hanging out with members of the American Coaster Enthusiasts (ACE) at their annual No Coaster Con event in Chicago.

 

It's a gathering of ACE members, friends and fellow theme park colleagues from around the country. I met many new friends and got to catch up with folks from Kennywood, Dollywood, Knoebel's, Schlitterbahn, Kings Island, Six Flags Great America and Kings Dominion.

 

It's not often that we're all in the same place together - but an event like this reminds me of how much I (we) love this industry. So much passion and joy. Glad to be a part of it.

 

The big news is that I announced a few events that I think you should know about. So, here's the breakdown.

 

All events are subject to change without notice. Please be sure to read the participant requirements, as they are slightly different for each event.

 

 

 

 

THE MILLENNIUM WALKBACK - Saturdays & Sundays, starting Sunday, May 11

 

NOTE: This event is open to members of officially recognized roller coaster clubs only. Every participant MUST show their membership card to be admitted. For the complete list of recognized clubs, click here.

 

Want to REALLY be the first to ride the "Best Steel Roller Coaster in the World" every weekend?

 

Here's how it works. You'll meet us at the Marina Gate 10 minutes prior to Early Entry (8:50 a.m. on most days). If you meet us at 8:51, you're already late. The party leaves at 8:50 every morning, so make your plans to get there early!

 

We'll walk you back to Millennium Force where you'll have the first ride of the day. And after you're done, you'll enjoy EARLY ENTRY from 9-10 a.m.

 

Remember, this begins on Sunday, May 11 - NOT on opening day. Park admission required.

 

 

 

 

 

WINTER CHILL OUT, presented by PointBuzz - Saturday, February 22

 

NOTE: This event is open to anyone.

 

This event is an off-season look at what happens here at Cedar Point in the winter. You'll be treated to a tour of the park and our maintenance facilities. You'll also get to meet our new VP & General Manager Jason McClure during a Q&A session - feel free to "grill" him with the big questions. And we'll also feed you.

 

The best part? The proceeds from this event go directly to Give Kids The World. Please read up on what they're doing for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. It's remarkable and we're happy to partner with them.

 

There's also a special Castaway Bay rate for those attending the tour. Details will be sent to you once you register for the event.

 

Cost of this event is $40 and includes everything mentioned above. You must purchase a ticket and register for this event. To do so, please click here.

 

 

 

GEMINI MIDWAY MEDIA PREVIEW - Thursday, May 8

 

NOTE: This event is open to members of officially recognized roller coaster clubs only. Every attendee MUST be a member of a recognized coaster club. For the complete list of accepted clubs, click here.

 

When we open new attractions, we give members of the media a chance to come experience them first so they can tell viewers and readers what they can expect when they visit. But we need more people at the party!

 

The schedule is still being finalized, but we'll have more details soon. This event is FREE; park admission not required.

 

 

 

COASTERMANIA! - Friday, June 6

 

NOTE: This event is open to members of officially recognized coaster clubs only. However, each member is permitted to bring (1) guest who is not a member of an official coaster club. For the complete list of accepted clubs, click here.

 

It's our annual celebration of all things coasters! Wake up with exclusive ride time on some of your favorites. Then, join us for a luncheon filled with food, fun and a few surprises. Even more exclusive ride time is planned when the park closes.

 

We're still planning the day's activities, but we need your help. Give us your feedback and tell us what YOU want to ride at CoasterMania! After all, it's YOUR event!

 

See the CoasterMania! page to fill out the survey. The event activities are FREE; park admission required.

 

 

 

 

 

COASTER CAMPOUT - Friday, July 18

 

NOTE: At least one member of your camping party MUST be a member of a recognized coaster club and must be the person that registers for this event. For the complete list of accepted clubs, click here.

 

Ever wonder what it's like to sleep INSIDE the park when it's closed? Now's your chance! It's the first time we've done it - and here's how it works: we'll set aside grassy areas for you to set up your tent. Then, join us for exclusive ride time in the evening of the 18th on a few of your favorites. Sleep in your tent overnight. Then, we wake you up with MORE exclusive ride time on the morning of the 19th!

 

Once you pack up your tent, you're welcome to enjoy the rest of the day at the park.

 

Registration will open on Wednesday, February 5 and we'll have a full itinerary then (I'll remind you when it's time). A special hotel rate will be provided for those who do not want to camp in the park, but would still like to attend.

 

The event activities are FREE; park admission required.

 

 

 

So there you have it. Lots to talk about and lots to do. Keep checking back or follow me on Twitter for the latest updates.

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Okay I'm loving this. I'm assuming Club TPR is considered a "recognized roller coaster club" for the Millennium Force walkback right?

 

If you click on the events, you can select the roller coaster club and ClubTPR is listed, so yes, it is considered a ''recognized roller coaster club'', how could it not be?

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For the camping event, I wonder what "grassy area" they are going to use as the campground area? The only areas I can think of is under Millennium force, or maybe the area between gemini and the monster. Of course there is also all that room inside of the antique cars/turnpike cars area as well.

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Has anyone heard of this guy or seen his stuff? He has some really interesting and random Cedar Point stuff for sale:

http://www.ebay.com/sch/cedarpointer1990/m.html?item=200684212468&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2eb9b610f4&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562

 

The selling of stuff like those miniature models leads me to believe he's probably associated with the guy who works at the wood shop. He has a number of items like that for sale inside there and much larger stuff that he's willing to do. Someone commissioned him a couple years back to build a full replica of the Schwabinchen figure, and he used that in turn to create a mold for future resin casts.

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