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Hi everyone! I am trying to plan a trip to Cedar Point a bit after I get out of school and was looking for some advice. Originally I planned just on a weekend from the 15th-18th (or perhaps the 22nd-25th) with travel days Thursday and Sunday and two day at the park on Friday and Saturday. I realized that the park is open during week too, and I was wondering if it would be much better to go two days during the week, or if the extra 2 hours the park is open on Friday and Saturday is worth going then. I was also planning on staying in one of the hotels onsite just to make it easier and a bit nicer. Any suggestions there? Any general advice too would be much appreciated! Thanks!

 

 

A big factor will be school groups on the Friday. It could easily be fairly crowded and it could also be pretty dead. I have gone in the middle of the third week of May the past 4 years and had pretty good success. Personally I would say that you would have more success going in the middle of the week of the 19th then on the Friday-Saturday. The previous week is education days and those can get a crowded fast if you hit the wrong one. If you are planning on buying Fast Lane then its probably a toss up as it will allow you to get whatever you want done. We bought Fast Lane last year on a Wed-Thurs and pretty much had walk ons on everything except Maverick.

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Anybody else notice the elevator for pipe scream? That couldn't have been cheap. It makes me wonder why they did not just go with a ramp up to the platform instead of the extra cost. They have the room in this area.

Elevators like that aren't too expensive. According to a quick Google search, home models are in the $2000-4000 range. I wouldn't expect the one they got to be too much more than that. A ramp would have fit but it would have been cramped.

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Anybody else notice the elevator for pipe scream? That couldn't have been cheap. It makes me wonder why they did not just go with a ramp up to the platform instead of the extra cost. They have the room in this area.

Elevators like that aren't too expensive. According to a quick Google search, home models are in the $2000-4000 range. I wouldn't expect the one they got to be too much more than that. A ramp would have fit but it would have been cramped.

 

Didn't CP pay for Magnum XL-200 during it's debut season? That's roughly $8 million in 1989 dollars. I'm sure something small like this, even this whole revamped midway, is barely breaking the bank for them.

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A two thousand dollar cheap-o home elevator is not the same as an industrial use one. I'd assume the price is closer too, if not higher then fifty grand. On the flip side, I bet the delivery and install on the elevator is quite cheaper then the man hours and other expenses of building a handi-ramp.

 

I'd peg the midway refurb at around 4 or 5 million dollars with the slingshot addition. Combine that with Gatekeepers 25 million dollar price tag, Cedar Fair has invested 30 million into the Point over the past two years, exactly what they should be putting into the park approximately(in my opinion).

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Cedar Point should have themed the queue line better. I expect an air-conditioned queue with couches, tiled flooring, and servers handing out free samples.

 

But really, this area is turning out very nicely. Should give a nice, clean, yet festive experience for families. Cedar Fair is really starting to impress with their installations.

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Cedar Point completely renovates an extremely dated midway and offers more family rides and food option...

 

But lets talk about this elevator which is just part of the queue.

 

do we have the specs of the elevator? width, depth, lift capacity, electrical reqirements?

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Cedar Point completely renovates an extremely dated midway and offers more family rides and food option...

 

But lets talk about this elevator which is just part of the queue.

 

do we have the specs of the elevator? width, depth, lift capacity, electrical reqirements?

 

We have a lift chair for the stairs at our church. It cost $500.00 per year for an inspection certificate....does this help in anyway???

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My school has an Achievement Center (study area, former library) on the second floor with an upper deck about halfway between the main second floor and the main third floor. There is a short, open wheelchair elevator there. This reminds me of that.

 

Tony being Tony or something to talk about?

 

 

New markings at CP.

 

I noticed this too.

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I get upset sometimes....

 

Whenever I want to expand the topic outside of roller coasters, someone has to chime in with "this is a roller coaster forum, lets talk about coasters".... There's 100s of threads on here all about coasters(I know, that's what this place is about), why can't a few veer off subject(for a page if that) and let the commentators talk about stupid crap like the cost of elevators. Seriously, there's good conversation, and people but in with "come on guys,back to the subject. Did you see at Canada's Wonderland, there's a bolt that isn't screwed in, how could anyone on the construction team not notice that!"..... Stupid, off topic conversation is far more appropriate than people ragging on certain rides or theme parks. Negativity should be stopped, genuine curiosity should be encouraged.

 

I'd rather have a dumb conversation about the cost of elevators, over meaningless/mindless/repeating coaster bitching.

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Here's something unrelated to the talk on the previous pages that I'm not sure has been brought up, but with the removal of Pilgrim's Plunge at HW do you think we could see STR on the way out in the near future?

I understand we are talking two different parks, two different rides, and two different circumstances...but PP was not an old ride. It just got me thinking.

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CP just started to put on the new cars for the restored Monster and they are yellow and orange (so far). I was guessing black after I saw the orange arms, will be interesting to see what the trim colors will be.

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Orange and yellow cars so far.

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