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

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The fact that Saturday's forecast has been calling for rain or even snow and winds over 20 MPH that will likely close Dragster, Raptor, Gatekeeper, Windseeker and Sky Ride (not that anyone goes to the park for the last 3)

 

Hey now. GateKeeper still gives more rides than any other ride in the entire park. Enthusiasts might not like it, but the GP goes nuts over it. Not as much as Millennium Force, but it's definitely a ride that people get pretty disappointed if it's closed.

 

By the way it seems like the park is having a lot of issues with wind closing rides this month. Is this typical of October on Lake Erie (it wouldn't surprise me) or is it just a coincidence? I know October on Lake Erie is generally very cold but I didn't know if wind was more prevalent than normal also.

 

Wind is usually an issue this time of year. This is my 3rd year living here and I can say that going into fall/winter has always been cold, rainy, and windy. More-so wind this year rather than rain, but high winds are nothing out of the ordinary in October, nonetheless.

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Hey now. GateKeeper still gives more rides than any other ride in the entire park. Enthusiasts might not like it, but the GP goes nuts over it. Not as much as Millennium Force, but it's definitely a ride that people get pretty disappointed if it's closed.

 

Woops... that was really an honest mistake. I meant to say the last 2. I'm actually a huge fan of Gatekeeper. I'm a huge fan of Sky Ride and Windseeker too but if they're closed it wouldn't stop me from visiting though I might regret it later as the Sky Ride is a godsend in that huge park... especially when visiting for multiple days. I'm very active but after our annual 3 day visit over Labor Day weekend my legs still need a few days to recover and that's WITH riding the Sky Ride on average probably about 5 or 6 times a day, lol.

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Being that the weather for Saturday is supposed to be a high of 39 degrees and a 50% chance of snow, I would assume that the park will be near deserted on Saturday.

 

We plan on going for the final operating day of the year on sunday. They are calling for slightly better weather. Not sure what the temperature requirements are for the coasters to run, but I hope it's warm enough for millennium force.

 

Plan B would be to hit up all the haunted houses and shows.

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Camper Village was removed this last off season for more cabins for Lighthouse Point.

 

Only some of Camper Village was removed for that. There's still a bit of it left. Not much for anything huge, though.

 

Yeah, there still some sites left (and more than one would think). It's just all a part of Lighthouse Point now, hence the reason Camper Village no longer is listed as a resort option. All in all, I like the expansion of Lighthouse Point.

 

I love the clothes hanger still on the rack in the closet!

Hahaha, that's great. I had to go back and look after you posted this.

 

 

By the way it seems like the park is having a lot of issues with wind closing rides this month. Is this typical of October on Lake Erie (it wouldn't surprise me) or is it just a coincidence? I know October on Lake Erie is generally very cold but I didn't know if wind was more prevalent than normal also.

 

Wind is usually an issue this time of year. This is my 3rd year living here and I can say that going into fall/winter has always been cold, rainy, and windy. More-so wind this year rather than rain, but high winds are nothing out of the ordinary in October, nonetheless.

 

I went the last day of the season in 2012. Temps were in the upper 30s to lower 40s. The wind was really whipping when we got there and there was rain near the peninsula. As we were riding Millennium Force, it actually started to rain and then sleet (talk about painful). WindSeeker, Power Tower, Iron Dragon, Top Thrill Dragster & Raptor were not running (there were probably more but that's about all I can think of right now). Thankfully, the haunted houses were open on the last day of the season that year, so we were able to hit up Boeckling's Eerie Estate & Eden Musee.

 

We just went for Mantis' closing day recently and I had been watching the weather forecast like a hawk. It was all over the place. I wanted to go down to get my last rides in on Mantis, but I had also yet to ride GateKeeper yet, so I really wanted to make sure I got that in. The winds were forecast to be somewhat up there, but as the day came closer they went down. When we arrived, it was actually a pleasant day. GateKeeper wasn't open when we arrived, but I knew it'd only be a matter of time before it did because WindSeeker was operating. Wind and low temps can make or break a day there. But, forecasting is forecasting, it could not be that windy. It's a gamble either way.

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Camper Village was removed this last off season for more cabins for Lighthouse Point.

 

Only some of Camper Village was removed for that. There's still a bit of it left. Not much for anything huge, though.

The only thing left are the cement slab sites that were put in the first phase of Lighthouse Point. Other then that all actual camp sites are gone. And the whole area is now considered Lighthouse Point. Sorry for any confusion on this minute detail.

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Apparently it's supposed to feel like 30 with the wind. F*** that. I'm going Sunday. I'll probably end up going by myself but I should still had fun. I went to Universal Orlando by meself( well.. kind of, my friend got sick in the first hour )

 

Should I get a fast pass?

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Was there Saturday and Sunday... Saturday all the big coasters closed except for Maverick which ran off-on throughout the day. Supposedly, winds of 90+mph gusts at the top of the rides. We ended up riding Mean Streak (trimless which made the first half really awesome), Blue Streak, Iron Dragon, etc... Saw a show and walked around.

 

Sunday was picture perfect though... Every ride was open, crowds light and just an incredible day to be there. Rode everything except Maverick and Gemini for whatever reason, with Millennium Force being my final ride of the season in the front seat using my fast-pass ticket I had all year and never used. Really good last ride!

 

Also did Slingshot which was my second time on such a ride... Really crazy! Amazing views of the park up top.

 

But honestly, you could not ask for a better day at the park!

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