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

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^That is unfortunate. Never knew of him.

 

 

Three points-

  • Pipe Scream has siding.
    Circles provide adequate shading.
    It's a tight squeeze between Monster & Pipe Scream.

 

The area looks incredible but that's my main concern. Hopefully that area doesn't bottleneck, I'm guessing the foot traffic won't be too crazy, but that's not a lot of space. Or at least, it doesn't appear to be from the webcam.

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^I remember yesterday when I looked at the webcam I could see a guy in that area and, given his size, it didn't really look like a tight squeeze but we'll see.

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Hey everybody, some of my friends and I (four of us all together) are going to be taking a trip to Cedar Point sometime soon, probably in June. We want to be able to do everything though as we live far away and will probably not be back. Does anybody have any tips for how we should ensure ourselves the chance to ride everything, or places to stay, or times to go? Any help would be appreciated, thank you very much.

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Hey everybody, some of my friends and I (four of us all together) are going to be taking a trip to Cedar Point sometime soon, probably in June. We want to be able to do everything though as we live far away and will probably not be back. Does anybody have any tips for how we should ensure ourselves the chance to ride everything, or places to stay, or times to go? Any help would be appreciated, thank you very much.

 

Time To Visit: Anytime in June is fine. The earlier, the better and avoid Saturdays

 

Places to Stay: This varies depending on your budget. Breakers is literally walking distance to the park, but it's fairly expensive and the rooms aren't being renovated till next off-season. I did enjoy my stay at Breakers despite the outdated rooms (which you shouldn't be spending a lot of time in anyway). Haven't ever stayed at Sandcastle, but I heard it's not that great. I usually stay at an off-site hotel like Holiday Inn, Motel 6, etc.

 

Game Plan: Once again, this variable completely depends upon your budget as well long you are staying. It is very easy to accomplish everything major in two days at Cedar Point WITHOUT Fast Lane. However, if you are going only one day, Fast Lane Plus is your friend to do anything and everything. If you can't afford Fast Lane basic or plus, you can still hit a lot of the coasters, maybe just not all of them. Here is a basic plan if you are staying only one WEEKDAY: hit Maverick first thing in the morning, followed by Millennium, and maybe TTD depending on the line, then check on Magnum and Gemini and try to ride those two. Now advance your way to the front of the park and by mid-afternoon, hit Gatekeeper and Raptor. You can also do maXair and Wicked Twister while you're over here. I left out Mantis mainly because I really do not enjoy it, but you may if you like Standups.

 

So in summary, your don't misses are: TTD, Maverick, Millennium, Raptor, Gatekeeper, Magnum, Gemini, Wicked Twister, maXair, Cedar Downs (awesome carousel, trust me), Blue Streak

 

If anyone else has anything to add to this, please feel free to chime in and correct me

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Nah its not bad at all. Not usually at least.

I'll be there the 12-14th- anyone else headed over?

 

Hey everybody, some of my friends and I (four of us all together) are going to be taking a trip to Cedar Point sometime soon, probably in June. We want to be able to do everything though as we live far away and will probably not be back. Does anybody have any tips for how we should ensure ourselves the chance to ride everything, or places to stay, or times to go? Any help would be appreciated, thank you very much.

 

Usually Ill get there as it opens, right then. I go in a line starting right- it varies sometimes.

I'll get the smaller ones out of the way first, in order. WT, Bluestreak, Raptor if the lines below 30 which at that point its a toss up). Move down the midway to ID, Mantis, then go back to Corkscrew, PT, Dragster if the lines under 45, Magnum, Gemini, Meanstreak, CFMR/Maverick. Maverick will take some time. Then keep looping to millennium, mantis if you didn't do it before, etc. I spend most of my time between MF and Mantis after I make the full loop, depending on time which I theres usually plenty of, I might loop backwards again and hit a few favorites. Then I head back down the main midway and get raptor if I didnt before, then Gatekeeper.

 

I've been doing it like this for years (without gatekeeper, clearly) and its proved to give me plenty of time to double up on quite a few things. Usually I'll triple up on mantis and double MF or Magnum at the middle/back of the park. Then double GK if time allows at the end of the day. I always go monday or thursday as well, never saturday the place will be a total madhouse. Another good bet is to leave the coasters out in the first round that have lots of food places around them, specifically raptor and MF to an extent. Around dinner time the links deteriorate considerably, so save a favorite for that as well.

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Game Plan: Once again, this variable completely depends upon your budget as well long you are staying. It is very easy to accomplish everything major in two days at Cedar Point WITHOUT Fast Lane. However, if you are going only one day, Fast Lane Plus is your friend to do anything and everything. If you can't afford Fast Lane basic or plus, you can still hit a lot of the coasters, maybe just not all of them. Here is a basic plan if you are staying only one WEEKDAY: hit Maverick first thing in the morning, followed by Millennium, and maybe TTD depending on the line, then check on Magnum and Gemini and try to ride those two. Now advance your way to the front of the park and by mid-afternoon, hit Gatekeeper and Raptor. You can also do maXair and Wicked Twister while you're over here. I left out Mantis mainly because I really do not enjoy it, but you may if you like Standups.

 

So in summary, your don't misses are: TTD, Maverick, Millennium, Raptor, Gatekeeper, Magnum, Gemini, Wicked Twister, maXair, Cedar Downs (awesome carousel, trust me), Blue Streak

 

If anyone else has anything to add to this, please feel free to chime in and correct me

 

Your suggested game plan of starting at the back with Maverick and Millennium Force is spot on. This way, you knock out the longest potential waits and can decide later whether to revisit or not. As you alluded to, Gatekeeper and Raptor will typically be down to a pretty modest wait by 4pm or so - at this point the front entrance patrons are making their way towards the back of the park. It is not uncommon for Raptor to be a walk-on at this point (except peak season) so go crazy.

 

The only must-ride you missed is Skyhawk in my opinion. Awesome flat with great airtime on the swings. Windseeker is cool enough if the wait isn't too bad, although I realize these are popping up at numerous parks so probably not essential.

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"Edge of Seventeen" is available on Netflix instant again. Great "coming out" story about a kid that's working at Cedar Point (Crystal Waters in the movie) in 1984. I worked there 91-93, and they really got the feel of the era right (plus or minus a few years). There are shots of the park, in the park, etc. It was shot after Raptor, which you can see in the movie.

 

 

(Scwabinchen porn at 1:49!)

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You seem like a pretty credible source so I can't wait!

 

 

Sarcasm for the win!!!! But really though it just makes me think that Raptor backwards would be really, really cool, yet not if it stayed that way forever.

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Raptor needs more theming. Play music that fits a bird of prey, the sound of the bird, all black trains,with a hint of yellow maybe fake trees in the que line with shaded tents maybe a giant bird egg maybe? And you all will regret your weak sarcasm when their announce comes later in the Summerscreen shot ansd book mark me!!!!!!

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