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

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Not only that, but it depends which weekdays in May. A few years ago, Cedar Point caught on to the dead May days and added Math and Science Week, which causes the park to be packed with middle school kids for an entire week in May. It's usually the first week they're open, in mid-May or so. I'd steer clear of that week.

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Due to a horrible forecast of bad weather the previous week, my trip last year was pushed to the day after Memorial Day, and I couldn't be happier that happened. Lines were extremely manageable by CP standards. Heck, Maverick barely had much of a line which is very rare. So I would highly recommend that Tuesday or even that week probably. If you have lots of patience, Sundays in September are usually a joke for attendance, so I'd break out a jacket (usually chilly on the lakeshore in September) and head out to CP. If you can handle some coasters not opening, Fridays in September are also very slow in which you could seriously do everything at CP in a few hours plus re-rides.

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It's usually the first week they're open, in mid-May or so. I'd steer clear of that week.

 

Please don't let this happen!! Just booked our holiday in May, gonna visit CP on monday and tuesday in the first week they're open.

After our first visit in 2007 we really want some 'quite' days, 7 years ago we wondered when we arrived why it was so incredible crowded.......the first weekend of September

 

Paul

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Also, in America, Labor Day weekend is the unofficial last day of summer, so there is a huge rush to theme parks at that time.

 

Believe me.....now we know waited 2,5 hours for a ride on MF

 

We were thinking about buying the fastlane option but we wonder if it is really necessary for those two days.

And if we do want to buy them does someone know when the sale begins?

 

Thanks guys,

 

Paul

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I personally never buy a skip the line pass for any park before I get to the park. My suggestion is to park in the back lot, ride Maverick first and keep riding rides until the lines start getting long for anything in the back of the park. Once you see a line that looks too long, buy Fastlane, if that never happens, don't buy it. Cedar Fair makes Fastlane Plus an easy thing to buy, it's not like Six Flags where it can take up to 45 minutes if you don't get it right away... at Cedar Point just go to any store and you'll have one within 5 minutes. They're not going to sell out on a normal day.

 

Whatever you do, don't judge this on the line for Raptor or Gatekeeper in the morning. These lines will be huge regardless of how many people are actually in the park. You shouldn't be anywhere near these rides in the morning.

 

The only time I'd ever buy a skip the line pass without seeing the crowds is if I'm visiting a park on a Saturday in October.

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Haven't posted in a while but apparently someone on another site posted filings from the FAA for a 236ft tall "Sling Shot Ride". The filings were made on January 28, 2014 and it looks the coordinates listed put the ride near the Gemini station.

Here is the link for the filing from the FAA website:

https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external/searchAction.jsp?action=displayOECase&oeCaseID=206709165.

And also a link for the map with the coordinates:

http://i.imgur.com/QR1QGR9.jpg.

Seems like an intersting find.

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I too am wondering why it may not be going in Challenge Park but the coordinates seem to put it in front of Gemini's station. Maybe they looked at the popularity of King's Island sling shot ride and decided to stick it into the main park instead to attract more riders.

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Soak city is packed most of the summer. so i think it is good to have it. A lot of people spend a few days at cedar point so the water park breaks up the day. I go to the water parks a few times a year just to relax a few hours before going back in to the park, and hit up bubbles the swim up bar

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Well I went there for two days ad didn't even consider going to the water park with such great rides nearby. But yeah, many people seem to like the idea so I guess it's nice for CP to have one (even though I don't know what soak city is like at all)

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From my own observations Challenge Park doesn't really seem to draw a lot of guests being that you'd have to get your hand stamped to visit it. While that is not a big deal for me personally it may seem inconvenient to most. The attractions in Challenge Park, excluding the go-carts, may see more business if they were located within the park proper instead of being located off the beaten path.

 

As someone had already mentioned Kings Island's Sling Shot and Xtreme Skyflyer are very popular, plus much more of a bargain than what most parks charge for similar attractions.

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Soak City is a terrible water park but I don't see it going anywhere either. It makes Cedar Point even more of a multi-day destination which helps their hotel business and they're always packed. I would love to see them modernize the size on the Camper Village side of Magnum though.

 

The only thing I like about Challenge Park is that it's open an hour later than the park is. I kind of like visiting after I leave the park and riding the Skyscraper... Challenge Golf needs to die though, it's falling apart and needs to be replaced with a miniature golf course that doesn't suck or something else entirely, then again it probably won't be because I'd imagine it has a really low overhead.

 

We went to play this year and one of the 2 courses was closed because it was flooding from the waterfall, you can't pay to play at the booth where you get the clubs like you can at every other Miniature Golf course in the world and on one of the holes (with the false hole that runs into a tube that drops it down a series of other tubes and holes before putting the ball near the actual hole) is boarded up so that it doesn't work right anymore and it drops the ball near the actual hole where it's now going ridiculously fast so it goes flying off of the green and you get to go chase it through the course.

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^We had a really similar experience as Challenge Golf. KT loves mini-golf and since she's under 48" we went to play as she was getting bored with the kiddie stuff in the park. First we had a surly employee yell at us to go pay somewhere else, then when we came back the course was in really bad shape. KT started skipping holes and didn't even want to do the other course.

 

I feel like the whole Soak City / Challenge Park area is in need of a big remodel. They could turn it into a smaller Citywalk or Downtown Cedar Point and really make it a destination place after the park closes.

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I feel like the whole Soak City / Challenge Park area is in need of a big remodel. They could turn it into a smaller Citywalk or Downtown Cedar Point and really make it a destination place after the park closes.

 

While I whole heartedly agree with this, I think CP would not benefit as much as Universal does form Citywalk since the weather would not allow and/or draw people to want to drive up to Sandusky in 20 or less degree weather. However, if it was like Main Street with the covering (or possibly enclosed completely like a mall of some sorts), that would be a possibility.

 

I also agree that Soak City and Challenge Park are better off being razed. CP would benefit more from park expansion. However, I do not want them getting rid of the "secret" parking lot located directly next to Gemini. It's always never filled completely when I'm there as many people believe it's employee parking.

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I'm not sure why everyone else thinks they should get rid of Soak City. The only logic behind that is either

 

a) You personally never go to Soak City

or

b) Soak City is dated and is a pretty crappy water park.

 

While Soak City is a crappy water park, if it's making them money and giving people a reason to spend an extra night in one of their ridiculously expensive hotels then they would be insane to get rid of it. They should probably revitalize it and make it suck less but they shouldn't get rid of it. Challenge Park is a different story though (unless it's a lot more profitable than we think).

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I feel like the whole Soak City / Challenge Park area is in need of a big remodel. They could turn it into a smaller Citywalk or Downtown Cedar Point and really make it a destination place after the park closes.

 

I really like that idea since it would give us something to do when storms hit the peninsula, especially if they were to put a roof over it. Being crammed in the big midway arcade or shops can get uncomfortable. It's an ideal location being central to Breakers, Sandcastle, Camper Village, Lighthouse Point, and the Magnum entrance.

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