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p. 2030 - Top Thrill 2 announced!

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Magnum's triangular hills mean there's airtime in pretty much every seat, so go towards the middle of the train and sit in a middle seat in the car. They're basically glorified mine train cars (just like Gemini's) so the front and back of each car are effectively "axel seats". There's not much you can do with the lap bars, mind you - the springs are always loose, but I just put a hand down there to kinda keep it from stapling me in or position my outside leg against it to provide some resistance. 1-3 is the "magic seat" in so much as it is by far the most violent.

 

Ultimately, Magnum is aggressive as hell because it was designed without the aid of most of the tools that other modern steel coasters had just a short decade or so later. Some rides some people just aren't going to love. Lots of people dislike that sort of aggression - see also, endless Voyage debates.

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Magnum is my favorite roller coaster anywhere, in any seat. Maybe its just me, but comfort isnt my number one priority on a ride, and while Magnum can be painful, its in a fun sort of way. I mean, its not like its a bone-rattling ride on its own--its just got tons of airtime...how can that be a bad thing?? I dont know, I guess to me a little discomfort is worth it when youre literally getting thrown out of your seat along the beach of Lake Erie. Im about 6' and thin, too. It just doesnt bother some I guess, just like the new era of La-Z Boy B&M's dont matter to certain people either. To me, I'd rather have a balls-out crazy ride than a comfortable one, but I guess that depends on your priorities when riding rides.

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while Magnum can be painful, its in a fun sort of way.

I completely get what you mean. I've been on some coasters *cough* coaster express *cough* where the pain involved really was making my wish the ride would be over soon. On magnum, though, on those last hills while they were a bit painful I was laughing all the time and it really was fun.

I' not a huge fan, but I do like it and I do understand the love it gets.

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^I think at least the B&Ms will keep running if it's just a drizzle. Well, that's what happened in one of the days I went there.

 

I used to work at Mantis and we would stay up in a light rain, but if there was any remote chance of lightning we would close.

 

I was there this past weekend and Mantis was one of the few coasters operating in the rain. We did have an interesting ride on Power Tower in the rain...like others have said about the coasters, that rain hurts when it's pelting you in the face!

 

Despite the fact that the Season Pass Appreciation weekend didn't work out too well in terms of ERT (TTD broke down on Friday night as did MF and Maverick on Saturday night), it was still a fun time. The rain pushed the crowds for the exits so that when the rain finally did let up, the park was dead so it was just like having ERT in the entire park anyway.

 

I also got to ride Skyhawk six times in a row without getting off because there was no line!

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My favorite seat on Magnum is actually the very front seat but it's still pretty painful.

This has been my go-to now for the past few years to ride it.

Magnum's triangular hills mean there's airtime in pretty much every seat, so go towards the middle of the train and sit in a middle seat in the car. They're basically glorified mine train cars (just like Gemini's) so the front and back of each car are effectively "axel seats". There's not much you can do with the lap bars, mind you - the springs are always loose, but I just put a hand down there to kinda keep it from stapling me in or position my outside leg against it to provide some resistance. 1-3 is the "magic seat" in so much as it is by far the most violent.

 

Ultimately, Magnum is aggressive as hell because it was designed without the aid of most of the tools that other modern steel coasters had just a short decade or so later. Some rides some people just aren't going to love. Lots of people dislike that sort of aggression - see also, endless Voyage debates.

Funny thing is, I find the Voyage very aggressive, yet I love it to death (don't call it home park fanboy-ism because I know there are better wood coasters out there). I wouldn't necessarily say it has super ejector air, but it has some regular ejector moments throughout the course. I can marathon about 7-8 laps before I call it quits on it, but one ride per day is enough for me with Magnum. It's just the terrible lap bars I hate more than anything.

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I'm so jealous of anyone who's at the park today.

 

I don't even think they have 200 cars in the main lot (they might not even have 100 but it's cut off) and the forecast is pretty good except for a passing afternoon storm. Next year I need to visit the park on a weekday in May.

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I'm so jealous of anyone who's at the park today.

 

I don't even think they have 200 cars in the main lot (they might not even have 100 but it's cut off) and the forecast is pretty good except for a passing afternoon storm. Next year I need to visit the park on a weekday in May.

 

Ugh and my original play was to go today but went Sat and Mon instead. Typical bad luck, oh well good for the people who are there walking on every ride

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I'm so jealous of anyone who's at the park today.

 

I don't even think they have 200 cars in the main lot (they might not even have 100 but it's cut off) and the forecast is pretty good except for a passing afternoon storm. Next year I need to visit the park on a weekday in May.

 

Ugh and my original play was to go today but went Sat and Mon instead. Typical bad luck, oh well good for the people who are there walking on every ride

 

Thats not bad luck, thats more of poor decision making! Tuesdays are always less crowded unless there is some sort of school related day.

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I'm so jealous of anyone who's at the park today.

 

I don't even think they have 200 cars in the main lot (they might not even have 100 but it's cut off) and the forecast is pretty good except for a passing afternoon storm. Next year I need to visit the park on a weekday in May.

 

Ugh and my original play was to go today but went Sat and Mon instead. Typical bad luck, oh well good for the people who are there walking on every ride

 

Thats not bad luck, thats more of poor decision making! Tuesdays are always less crowded unless there is some sort of school related day.

Well I knew Sat would be risky but didn't think Monday would be bad, turned out it was physics day or something and it was actually MORE packed than Saturday. The park was absolutely dead the last hour after they all left. Oh well lesson learned, still was able to ride all my faves at least 3 times so I can't really complain

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I returned yesterday from a two-day trip to the park. I hadn't been since 2008 and my friends had never been before, and we all loved it, of course. Weather was perfect, and crowds were low (the second day Dragster was a at most a 15 minute wait). We stayed in Hotel Breakers which I liked a lot. It's a simpler hotel, but being able to take a break from the park for a little while and eat lunch in the room was really nice. The rides were still as great as I remember. The new midway looks really nice, and both the new rides are really fun. GateKeeper was the only new coaster for me, and I liked it. It was my first wing-rider, and I didn't really notice rattling or anything. I liked the back better than the front. Millennium was still great as was Dragster. Magnum was actually the surprise of the trip. I remember my family hating it six years ago because of the painful ejector airtime (we being used to the nice floaty of Apollo's). I'm glad to say that the pain was just as I remember it! The picture of my group the first time riding it was so funny. I didn't tell them, so the other three are grimacing in pain, and I am laughing at them. We couldn't stop riding it though; it was just a great time. "If it's not uncomfortable, then it's not Magnum!"

 

Hopefully, it won't be six years before I go again. We drove from Charlottesville, Virginia, and honestly it wasn't a bad trip at all, so perhaps I'll make it again soon. But all in all, great trip.

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I returned yesterday from a two-day trip to the park. I hadn't been since 2008 and my friends had never been before, and we all loved it, of course. We stayed in Hotel Breakers which I liked a lot. It's a simpler hotel, but being able to take a break from the park for a little while and eat lunch in the room was really nice. The rides were still as great as I remember. The new midway looks really nice, and both the new rides are really fun. GateKeeper was the only new coaster for me, and I liked it. It was my first wing-rider, and I didn't really notice rattling or anything. I liked the back better than the front. Millennium was still great as was Dragster. Magnum was actually the surprise of the trip. I remember my family hating it six years ago because of the painful ejector airtime (we being used to the nice floaty of Apollo's). I'm glad to say that the pain was just as I remember it! The picture of my group the first time riding it was so funny. I didn't tell them, so the other three are grimacing in pain, and I am laughing at them. We couldn't stop riding it though; it was just a great time. "If it's not uncomfortable, then it's not Magnum!"

 

Hopefully, it won't be six years before I go again. We drove from Charlottesville, Virginia, and honestly it wasn't a bad trip at all, so perhaps I'll make it again soon. But all in all, great trip.

 

Nice!! It's such a great park, I really cannot wait to go back!

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I am heading to the park for the first time in a month. i will be there for two days with fast lane plus. I am gonna be there for dragster ERT the night before and was wondering how that works. I have a platinum pass so how many rides on plan on that night.

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The picture of my group the first time riding it was so funny. I didn't tell them, so the other three are grimacing in pain, and I am laughing at them. We couldn't stop riding it though; it was just a great time.

I's funny how the camera is placed on a painful spot (almost sounds like it's on purpose) and how you must get really great pictures because of that.

I remember that when my picture was taken (on my first ride) my face was a mix of pain and joy, really funny

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Some unexpected expenses came up and now I won't be able to squeeze in my annual trip to the point. This has me thinking about the future. Wonder what Cedar Point (and Valleyfair) have up their sleeves for next year.

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So I stumbled upon this photo after browsing the Stakotra site...which is a company who apparently fabricates a lot of theme park related stuff. From Supports, and tracks, to trains. (I never knew this) Must have been living under a rock. It was interesting to see Top Thrill Dragster like this. I have been a HUGE fan of TTD since before its announcement, and I have NEVER seen this picture!!! It fascinated me, so I thought I would share it with you all who may have never had a chance to see this image before either! Who knew at one point Top Thrill Dragster (at least the top hat) was assembled lying flat on the ground? Enjoy.

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So I stumbled upon this photo after browsing the Stakotra site...which is a company who apparently fabricates a lot of theme park related stuff. From Supports, and tracks, to trains. (I never knew this) Must have been living under a rock. It was interesting to see Top Thrill Dragster like this. I have been a HUGE fan of TTD since before its announcement, and I have NEVER seen this picture!!! It fascinated me, so I thought I would share it with you all who may have never had a chance to see this image before either! Who knew at one point Top Thrill Dragster (at least the top hat) was assembled lying flat on the ground? Enjoy.

Wow, excellent! I think we sometimes forget just how much work goes into constructing these things!!

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Who knew at one point Top Thrill Dragster (at least the top hat) was assembled lying flat on the ground?

Yeah, right? I obviously didn't follow its construction so I don't really know how it was assembled, but this looks really cool.

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I think getting rid of loose item bins (everywhere) is a great idea. It slows the loading and unloading of the trains. I bet Cedar Fair goes to what they are running on Banshee. If you insist to bring backpacks, purses, changes of clothes etc then you can pay an hourly storage locker fee. This way, Cedar Fair makes more money and can now cycle trains faster keeping (most) people happy. Cell phones have become a problem also because everyone wants to be Rob Alvey and shoot a POV. I've seen quite a few phones flying through the air on rides recently. When i go to parks i only take my pass, a few dollars and a car key on a lighter lease so i don't lose it. That's it. That's all you need.

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I think getting rid of loose item bins (everywhere) is a great idea. It slows the loading and unloading of the trains. I bet Cedar Fair goes to what they are running on Banshee. If you insist to bring backpacks, purses, changes of clothes etc then you can pay an hourly storage fee. This way, Cedar Fair makes more money and can now cycle trains faster keeping (most) people happy. Cell phones have become a problem also because everyone wants to be Rob Alvey and shoot a POV. I've seen quite a few phones flying through the air on rides recently. When i go to parks i only take my pass, a few dollars and a car key on a lighter lease so i don't lose it. That's it. That's all you need.
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