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Got a new wide angle lens and got trigger happy at the park this weekend - covered all over the park inside and out - wanted to capture some non-coaster parts of the park (don't worry there's still plenty of coaster shots!) Here's a few for you - and a BUNCH more HERE!.

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Checked out the Bluegrass Jamboree on the Frontier Trial

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Stopped inside the Glass Shop

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Saw coasters get eaten by dinosaurs!

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Took some night shots.

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Checked out what was going on inside

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Found Linus at the carousel.

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Took a walk back to Magnum's pretzel loop.

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Checked out what was happening inside Lusty Lil's

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The inside is quite nice...the gal at the bar said that this was a candle shop last year. I seem to recall that this was the place where the older gent did the woodcarving, but perhaps I am wrong?

 

On Google Street View from 2011, it's called "Frontier Heart & Home." On a picture I took last year, it's called "Toy Barn." I didn't go inside though so I don't know what was in there. I think I recall the candle shop being a little further back (northwest) on the trail.

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Unfortunately, this was far as we would come to riding MF on this trip as it broke down right after I took this photo.

 

I saw you guys leave the line for Millenium Force that night. Super unfortunate that you chose to leave the line, as it reopened after about five minutes

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Just reading up after my vacation and think its outrageous it took so long for the water main to be fixed. I remember some water main burst in my homecity of Hamburg - which can happen - but Hamburg Water always had them fixed an running again after at most half a day. I hope CP sues whoever is running that line for all its lost profits . Needing days to fix a water main speaks of sheer incompetence of the operator and its ability to solve a crisis.

 

But lucky for me as this has happened now I guess its rather unlikely it will happen next year when I plan to stay at Hotel Breakers.

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Just reading up after my vacation and think its outrageous it took so long for the water main to be fixed. I remember some water main burst in my homecity of Hamburg - which can happen - but Hamburg Water always had them fixed an running again after at most half a day. I hope CP sues whoever is running that line for all its lost profits . Needing days to fix a water main speaks of sheer incompetence of the operator and its ability to solve a crisis.

 

But lucky for me as this has happened now I guess its rather unlikely it will happen next year when I plan to stay at Hotel Breakers.

 

Welcome to America, land of bureaucratic red tape & crumbling infrastructure.

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Im at the park today and magnum's last car on one train is torn down to bare bones on the transfers. Anybody know whats going on?

 

Maintenance? Is the ride still operating? If so it's probably routine maintenance or something came up which requires attention specifically to that train. If it's torn apart they're working on it most likely. Sometimes it can be an absolute pain to get to a tiny part underneath all of the exterior plastic and seating and what not. It's like trying to get that one bolt undone on your car that's just in the most impossible spot. If it's hasn't been stripped off of the track it'll probably be operational soon.

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This is probably just speculation or routine maintenance, but there are a few markings near the front of the park.

 

 

I was with Cedar Point News when he took this picture, so I can confirm that there are many markings like this in that area. They are all around the Point Pavilion, Raptor's exit, and the area near Raptor's photo booth and restrooms. They seem pretty frequent and spread out for just typical maintenance, but I guess only time will tell if these markings turn out to be something more.

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^great pics

 

Thank you!

 

On Google Street View from 2011, it's called "Frontier Heart & Home." On a picture I took last year, it's called "Toy Barn." I didn't go inside though so I don't know what was in there. I think I recall the candle shop being a little further back (northwest) on the trail.

 

Thanks! I was also thinking that the candle shop was back towards Maverick, but on the same side?

 

I saw you guys leave the line for Millenium Force that night. Super unfortunate that you chose to leave the line, as it reopened after about five minutes

 

I did hear the cheering right about the time we got up to the railroad and figured we left a bit too prematurely. Our thought was that we were going to get a ride in on Saturday night, but the line was too long (probably close to 45 minutes). Then we were going to go ride on Sunday but decided to head for home instead.

 

Not a big deal though as we are only about 3.5 hours from the park and had already been on it a few times this year and this undoubtedly won't be our last trip to CP this year.

 

Hope you enjoyed your ride! Was this your first visit to the park being from the UK? If so, what were your thoughts in general?

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Hope you enjoyed your ride! Was this your first visit to the park being from the UK? If so, what were your thoughts in general?

 

Third visit, but first since 2005 and most definitely not our last. I'll be posting a full TR at some point when everyone is back from Scandi, but I can say we thought Cedar Point was a phenomenal way to end our trip - we would still be riding Millennium Force right now if we could. Other than the rain policy, there isn't a great deal to complain about - operations were good, nice atmosphere in the park, and we loved the new gemini midway.

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This is probably just speculation or routine maintenance, but there are a few markings near the front of the park.

 

 

I was with Cedar Point News when he took this picture, so I can confirm that there are many markings like this in that area. They are all around the Point Pavilion, Raptor's exit, and the area near Raptor's photo booth and restrooms. They seem pretty frequent and spread out for just typical maintenance, but I guess only time will tell if these markings turn out to be something more.

 

Let the speculation begin. I don't know what to "hope" for. I think I am more excited to see what "new experience" cp can offer me!

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Im at the park today and magnum's last car on one train is torn down to bare bones on the transfers. Anybody know whats going on?

 

Maintenance? Is the ride still operating?

 

Mangnum is operating right now on the live cam which is a miracle considering the fact that it's a little breezy today so the park decided to close pretty much everything. I guess you can't blame the park for their wind policy though, why would a park on a peninsula in the middle of one of the largest lakes in America consider wind when building new rides?

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Hope you enjoyed your ride! Was this your first visit to the park being from the UK? If so, what were your thoughts in general?

 

Third visit, but first since 2005 and most definitely not our last. I'll be posting a full TR at some point when everyone is back from Scandi, but I can say we thought Cedar Point was a phenomenal way to end our trip - we would still be riding Millennium Force right now if we could. Other than the rain policy, there isn't a great deal to complain about - operations were good, nice atmosphere in the park, and we loved the new gemini midway.

 

Cool...looking forward to your report!

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How's the Slingshot progressing? I'm wondering if they are still expecting to be done by the end of June...

Edit: June 10th Blog entry says they are still on track for late June, but I'm still wondering how many pieces are currently up.

 

Also, Tony put a render of what the color scheme of it will be.

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Via OnPoint blog

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Thanks...I was actually quite surprised that the tower hadn't really grown since my visit last month.

 

It looked like they have spent more time building up the entrance and ride op booth, but assume that they could probably have the tower assembled in a few days? I didn't get a chance to see if there were tower pieces still behind Gemini in this trip, but would assume that all pieces should now be on site.

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The article says the train was stuck for hours, not that it was stuck with riders on it for hours. Very sneaky wording.

 

In any case the ride seems to be running right now.

 

EDIT: From reading through a few other sites it sounds like it was less than 2 hours but during that process they were evacuating people so most people got off faster than that. Everyone on the train was given:

 

-$50 In gift certificates to come back to the park

-free pizza & click fila

-free park tickets

- 3 skip the line passes

 

Take this with a grain of salt obviously as it's second hand information but this has popped up on a few sites.

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