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

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ouch. that sucks. Cedar Point is gonna take a major hit from this.

 

From what I understand, they are honoring all tickets and such for future visits. I know it sucks for people who traveled long distance and made this their vacation, but I don't imagine it should take more than a day to repair. Hell, here in our little small town we have that happen and it is good to go by the next morning...

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As for MF, I rode it last night and while fast, it wasn't really ejector as much as it was long, semi-intense floater. Maverick was running insanely fast last night, however.

I got my first rides ever on MF and Maverick this week. Both are my top two coasters, with MF being #1. Maverick would be #1 if the OTSR's weren't so horrible.

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As for MF, I rode it last night and while fast, it wasn't really ejector as much as it was long, semi-intense floater. Maverick was running insanely fast last night, however.

I got my first rides ever on MF and Maverick this week. Both are my top two coasters, with MF being #1. Maverick would be #1 if the OTSR's weren't so horrible.

 

For me, the OTSR's sucked the first couple of times I rode it because I had no idea when twisty bits were coming to brace appropriately. Now that I know the coaster better, it's easy to avoid smacking them. It sucks that you have to know how to ride the coaster to enjoy it, but it is what it is, I suppose.

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Yeah, Maverick is a great ride, but the restraints really make it less enjoyable. Millennium doesn't have nearly as much airtime, but it's a fast and crazy ride with comfortable seats.

 

Also, GateKeeper was one of the biggest surprises of the trip. I found it to have lots of forces (not really as much as older B&Ms, but fairly close) and some fun elements. I think I enjoyed it more since I went in with low expectations.

 

Raptor was disappointing. I didn't experience any of the forces people seem to be racing about. I also found its layout to be pretty boring. It's a good ride, but not as good as people seen to say it is.

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RESORTS UPDATE (2:31 p.m.) - The Cedar Point Resorts properties on the peninsula, which include Hotel Breakers, Sandcastle Suites and Lighthhouse Point, will be closed tonight, June 7th and Sunday night, June 8th. Guests can contact the reservation office at 419-627-2106 to cancel or reschedule your reservation. Castaway Bay Indoor Waterpark Resort and Breakers Express remain open.

 

Things seem to still look bleak...

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Raptor was disappointing. I didn't experience any of the forces people seem to be racing about. I also found its layout to be pretty boring. It's a good ride, but not as good as people seen to say it is.

I love raptor but I wasn't positively surprised by it: it was exactly what I expected, actually. It may not have the Gs of the batman clones but I felt it was close and the longer layout makes up for that. It's not so much about hitting a certain amount of Gs, I think, but the way the elements are taken (especially the zero G and corkscrews) that makes me like it a lot (even the jerky turn into the brake run seems to contribute to that). If thee was something I could change it would be the straight between the corkscrews (which sort of breaks the pacing) and the really slow MCBR, even though that has the advantage that it can't take a lot of speed from the train.

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Doesn't sound too good for the park reopening tomorrow, if the hotels are already staying closed for tomorrow. Wonder what effect this will have for Coasting for Kids. Especially if people are in town staying at the hotels through the weekend for Coastermania and Coasting for Kids.

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Hopefully they will be able to reschedule the Coasting for Kids event if the park can't reopen in time for it. Also hoping the park reopen's before my trip on Tuesday, and to think I was just worried about only TTD not being open, didn't see this one coming!

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I feel bad for the kids living in Cedars/Golds! Do people still live in Cedars/Golds? I did in 2011 and I would never have traded it for living in Commons (which I did for my first two weeks). But at that point it was mostly internationals who wanted to save every penny they could (as I did) and people processed in late and had no choice. For those who aren't CP insiders, Cedars and Golds are the dorms for men and women (respectively) that are on the peninsula. Commons and Bayside are the ones you pass just as you enter the causeway, and shouldn't be affected by the water main break.

 

Cedars and Golds are infamous for having no air conditioning. Top that off with no water... that is downright dangerous. Hopefully they are being provided with water and the ability to shower at Commons. Unless things have changed in the last few years, there is not enough room for all the employees to sleep in Commons/Bayside.

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^You would have rather lived in a dorm without AC than with?

 

As for MF, I rode it last night and while fast, it wasn't really ejector as much as it was long, semi-intense floater. Maverick was running insanely fast last night, however.

I got my first rides ever on MF and Maverick this week. Both are my top two coasters, with MF being #1. Maverick would be #1 if the OTSR's weren't so horrible.

 

Maybe I'm tolerant to headbanging, but Maverick blows MF out of the water.

 

Yeah, Maverick is a great ride, but the restraints really make it less enjoyable. Millennium doesn't have nearly as much airtime, but it's a fast and crazy ride with comfortable seats.

 

Also, GateKeeper was one of the biggest surprises of the trip. I found it to have lots of forces (not really as much as older B&Ms, but fairly close) and some fun elements. I think I enjoyed it more since I went in with low expectations.

 

Raptor was disappointing. I didn't experience any of the forces people seem to be racing about. I also found its layout to be pretty boring. It's a good ride, but not as good as people seen to say it is.

 

A coaster enthusiast that likes GK and dislikes Raptor? WHAT KIND OF SORCERY IS THIS?

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Well, this is quite a waste of my weekend. Both Saturday and Sunday lost while I'm here in town. It could've been worse if this happened yesterday before Coastermania. I do find it AMAZING that they're closed for 2 days.

 

These days, nothing Cedar Point / Cedar Fair does surprises me.

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These days, nothing Cedar Point / Cedar Fair does surprises me.

 

This is a Sandusky issue, not Cedar Fair/Cedar Point. CP doesn't want to be closed, this isn't a decision they want to make.

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These days, nothing Cedar Point / Cedar Fair does surprises me.

 

It's understandable to be disappointed in this situation but I hardly think you can lay the blame on CP and Cedar Fair for this. If they're correct and it was a break that the City of Sandusky was in charge of that's just the failing, aging infrastructure in our country that we're going to have to deal with a lot more in the near future.

 

I was sent home from SFNE one year after a water main break so it certainly happens.

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These days, nothing Cedar Point / Cedar Fair does surprises me.

 

This is definitely not Cedar Fair / Cedar Point's fault and the guests aren't the only ones who are disappointed and upset. Cedar Fair should be just as upset missing out on operating on a beautiful weekend. Cedar Point employees must be upset by unexpectedly missing out on 2 days of pay, and the town of Sandusky must be upset missing out on the tax revenue from Cedar Point being closed, including loss of revenue from the surrounding hotels. I'm sure everyone is doing everything possible to ensure this doesn't go on longer than it has to.

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It's understandable to be disappointed in this situation but I hardly think you can lay the blame on CP and Cedar Fair for this. If they're correct and it was a break that the City of Sandusky was in charge of that's just the failing, aging infrastructure in our country that we're going to have to deal with a lot more in the near future.

 

I was sent home from SFNE one year after a water main break so it certainly happens.

 

Exactly.

 

Can you imagine what would've happened if the water main had broken during Coastermania? The enthusiast meltdown would've irradiated the City of Sandusky for years!

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