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p. 2030 - Top Thrill 2 announced!

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Ehhh I don't know about Raptor. The forces are great, but sometimes it has a bit too much of a whip. No matter how much I anticipate it, the cobra roll always bangs my head around. Maverick is a lot easier to handle if you're holding on to the restraints the whole time.

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I love Raptor up until that snap into the brake run - it's just brutal, especially with those restraints - and this is coming from a person who ranks those rides other people think are rough (Maverick, Skyrush, Alpengeist) way above the rest. It just always struck me as poor engineering, especially compared to that damn awesome cobra roll.

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Poorly engineered or not, I love the snap into the brakes. Its like one last "oh sh!t" moment of intensity.

 

I agree, It keeps you on your toes right until the end. The corkscrews at the end are my favorite part, though. Wish they would've put a couple of those on Banshee.

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I got on Raptor this past weekend and, unlike last year, my ride was headbang free. But for some reason, the ride feels a bit boring to me. The first drop is awesome and the helix is fun, but the rest was a bit boring. I like both Rougarou and GateKeeer a lot better.

 

Also, during each of my 11 rides on MF during C4K ERT, I greyed out from the top of the first over bank all the way to the first airtime hill. It's definitely a weird experience.

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I got on Raptor this past weekend and, unlike last year, my ride was headbang free. But for some reason, the ride feels a bit boring to me. The first drop is awesome and the helix is fun, but the rest was a bit boring. I like both Rougarou and GateKeeer a lot better.

 

Also, during each of my 11 rides on MF during C4K ERT, I greyed out from the top of the first over bank all the way to the first airtime hill. It's definitely a weird experience.

 

Yep, that's exactly what happened to me the first and only time I rode it. I'm a bit scared to ride it now for some reason even though I know it happens to a lot of people. G sensitivity is just incredibly discomforting. Intimidator 305 would probably kill me xD. Does anyone know if there's a way to combat G sensitivity? I've heard that staying hydrated and getting a good night's sleep really helps.

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Just arrived at Cedar Point, several rides are currently closed due to the high winds (including Top Thrill Dragster ). So far all I've ridden is Wicked Twister, which was very fun.

 

The wall of coasters near the 2016 construction site has been updated through Iron Dragon.

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Just arrived at Cedar Point, several rides are currently closed due to the high winds (including Top Thrill Dragster ). So far all I've ridden is Wicked Twister, which was very fun.

 

The wall of coasters near the 2016 construction site has been updated through Iron Dragon.

 

Glad to see they are consistently adding to the sign! I'm really hoping that it will finish up with a coaster announcement!

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How fast are the winds?? I'm going Friday and it says 16 mph. Will any rides be closed for that speed? Hope things won't be closed.

Winds are currently 18 mph with gusts up to 32 mph (via National Weather Service). Winds will be calmer tomorrow so I'll probably wait until then to ride TTD.

 

I'm in line for Millennium Force right now. Front or back?

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How fast are the winds?? I'm going Friday and it says 16 mph. Will any rides be closed for that speed? Hope things won't be closed.

Winds are currently 18 mph with gusts up to 32 mph (via National Weather Service). Winds will be calmer tomorrow so I'll probably wait until then to ride TTD.

 

I'm in line for Millennium Force right now. Front or back?

 

I LOVE the back. The drop is incredible. But front for view. Personally I rarely ride anywhere but the back.

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I got on Raptor this past weekend and, unlike last year, my ride was headbang free. But for some reason, the ride feels a bit boring to me. The first drop is awesome and the helix is fun, but the rest was a bit boring. I like both Rougarou and GateKeeer a lot better.

 

Also, during each of my 11 rides on MF during C4K ERT, I greyed out from the top of the first over bank all the way to the first airtime hill. It's definitely a weird experience.

 

Yep, that's exactly what happened to me the first and only time I rode it. I'm a bit scared to ride it now for some reason even though I know it happens to a lot of people. G sensitivity is just incredibly discomforting. Intimidator 305 would probably kill me xD. Does anyone know if there's a way to combat G sensitivity? I've heard that staying hydrated and getting a good night's sleep really helps.

 

I've heard holding your breath prevents you from greying out, but I've never tried this. Might be worth a shot.

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How fast are the winds?? I'm going Friday and it says 16 mph. Will any rides be closed for that speed? Hope things won't be closed.
Most rides close at 20-25mph. Sky ride closes at 20mph. Hopefully you'll be safe with the 16mph winds. But remember the winds that close the rides are monitored from the top of the ride.

 

Example: If the winds at the top of Top Thrill Dragsters tower are over 25mph (I belive is the limit) then Top Thrill Dragster will close. So if it's 16mph winds on the ground it may still close the rides because the winds are obviously higher the higher up you go. Hope this helps a little.

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How fast are the winds?? I'm going Friday and it says 16 mph. Will any rides be closed for that speed? Hope things won't be closed.

 

I'd be willing to bet Sky Ride, Dragster, Gatekeeper, Raptor and Windseeker will close at some point as the gusts will likely exceed that speed but it doesn't mean they'll stay closed. If you see them open, ride them ASAP.

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Also, during each of my 11 rides on MF during C4K ERT, I greyed out from the top of the first over bank all the way to the first airtime hill. It's definitely a weird experience.

 

Yep, that's exactly what happened to me the first and only time I rode it. I'm a bit scared to ride it now for some reason even though I know it happens to a lot of people. G sensitivity is just incredibly discomforting. Intimidator 305 would probably kill me xD. Does anyone know if there's a way to combat G sensitivity? I've heard that staying hydrated and getting a good night's sleep really helps.

 

I've heard holding your breath prevents you from greying out, but I've never tried this. Might be worth a shot.

 

I know fighter pilots tense all their muscles and try to force bloodflow to the head, but that's for extreme G forces. Could work for a 5G coaster like MF, but idk if I'm willing to try lol.

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Just arrived at Cedar Point, several rides are currently closed due to the high winds (including Top Thrill Dragster ). So far all I've ridden is Wicked Twister, which was very fun.

 

The wall of coasters near the 2016 construction site has been updated through Iron Dragon.

 

Glad to see they are consistently adding to the sign! I'm really hoping that it will finish up with a coaster announcement!

It certainly seems so...

I wonder where that leaves CF's other parks...

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^When you grey or black out is it not from a LACK of oxygen? So I do not think cutting off even more oxygen will make it better but who knows

 

Kinda, in so much as blood brings oxygen to your brain. Cerebral hypoxia is the technical term. You might also see the reason why it happens on coasters referred to as "g-loc," short for "G-Force Induced Loss of Consciousness."

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How fast are the winds?? I'm going Friday and it says 16 mph. Will any rides be closed for that speed? Hope things won't be closed.

 

I'd be willing to bet Sky Ride, Dragster, Gatekeeper, Raptor and Windseeker will close at some point as the gusts will likely exceed that speed but it doesn't mean they'll stay closed. If you see them open, ride them ASAP.

I've been trying to ride Gatekeeper for the past 2 years. I can only go to CP usually once a year. In 2013 it was open all day and when we decided to ride after dinner a big storm came through and closed it down. Last year it was down for wind all day. Hope I can finally ride it this year.

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With that forecast I'd suggest if you're there for early entry and they're open riding Gatekeeper and Raptor first. The lines for those rides are awful in the morning once the park opens but during Early Entry they're not bad at all. Honestly I think you'll get on Gatekeeper, there's just a 50/50 chance they'll close it for awhile.

 

The good news is they don't give up so when the wind dies down they will open everything, today is a perfect example. Dragster, Gatekeeper and Raptor have been closed basically all day due to wind and they just now started running all of them at 9PM.

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TRIP REPORT!

 

I'm not sure if I want to do a Photo Trip Report yet but I'll let everyone know about my FIRST visit to Cedar Point!

 

We spent 2 nights and 3 days at the park. We arrived Monday at around 2pm to check into Hotel Breakers Lakeview Suite (by the way was REALLY nice), had free after 4pm admission that day, then spent the next 2 days at Cedar Point before checking out of the hotel.

 

One thing I did notice was that the construction wall sign wasn't updated. It was on Gemini until Wednesday when they added both Wilderness Run and Iron Dragon. I thought they would do them one by one. Oh well.

 

PARK REVIEW OVERALL:

-The Park itself is just full of things to do! There is truly something for everyone here! The rides are amazing! There's a lot of variety too! Some complaints would be some of the merchandise. I had trouble finding a shirt I actually liked. It appeared that all of the shirts looked like they were printed last minute and just to have something thrown on. Additionally, the park employees are about 75% college teenager types. Some rides broke down because they pressed something they shouldn't have and then a mechanic had to come out for basically nothing but to press the reset button or something simple as that. Also, some of the workers were VERY slow...especially on non-roller coaster rides. My mom loves rides like the Matterhorn. There was hardly anyone in line and we waited about 15 minutes for them to cycle the ride ONCE. I was very frustrated. Also, there are a lot of BUGS at night! Also, the food is OK...Johnny Rockets didn't sit well with me...they are expensive...but their salted pretzels are the BEST EVER!

 

RIDE REVIEWS:

Throughout my 3 days at the park...I completed 33 rides. I rode 14 roller coasters too! My first day, after 4pm admission, I rode so many things!!! IT rained earlier that day and everyone cleared out and at 4pm the sun came out and the crowds were gone!!! Walked on so many roller coasters such as Gatekeeper, Wicked Twister, Millennium Force, Top Thrill Dragster, Magnum XL-200, Skyhawk, Rougarou, and Gemini! Maverick was closed...

BTW Millennium Force is my new FAVORITE ROLLER COASTER! I rode the back row for my first ride...BLOWN AWAY!

 

2nd day was amazing! Took shuttle from Hotel Breakers to Marina Entrance to be close to Millennium Force. We were one of the first ones on for the day in the Front Row!!! WOW WHAT AN EXPERIENCE!!! Got to ride Top Thrill Dragster two times in the back row, Maverick in the front (OMG AMAZING), Pipe Scream, Matterhorn, Witches Wheel, Lake Erie Eagles, Tilt-a-Whirl (love these), Mean Streak, Waveswinger, Super Himalaya, Scrambler, Sky Ride, Blue Streak, MaXair, Dodgems, Tiki Twirl, Ocean Motion, Cedar Downs, Iron Dragon, Cedar Creek Mine Ride, Raptor, and Gatekeeper.

 

3rd day (today) was very frustrating. I had to leave the park by 11:30 to head back to the airport. I had 9am to 11:30am in the park to ride rides. I sprinted to be first on Millennium Force from the Marina Gate for it to be closed. It was stuck on the lift hill...so I just kept running to Maverick (yes, I am a Cross Country runner so I was fine lol). Got a front row ride on Maverick. Then went back to Millennium Force...still down. Went to ride Rougarou front row. Went back to Millennium Force...still down. Went to wait for Dragster to open. They kept testing and testing and then they come to tell us it is down for high winds. I WAS FRUSTRATED. So I went to Magnum XL-200 to get a ride in. Went back to Millennium Force...still down. 11:30 had come...URGH!

 

ROLLER COASTERS: (ranked by best to worst)

1) Millennium Force (10/10)

-Best roller coaster I have ever been on. Rode front row and back row. Extremely smooth, incredibly fast, and lots of airtime.

 

2) Maverick (10/10)

-Wish Cheetah Hunt back home would be as fast as this!!! Absolutely amazing! Awesome drop, incredibly smooth, fast, airtime, inversions, quick transitions, no headbanging due to new restraints...absolutely perfect coaster!

 

3) Top Thrill Dragster (10/10)

-It was hard deciding these top 3 as all of these are so different. Did 3 times back row and once front row! WHAT A RUSH! MUST RIDE! Crazy launch! So fast!

 

4) Magnum XL-200 (9/10)

-Awesome ride! Rode back row! Restraints weren't as bad as everyone makes it out to be! Lots of airtime and lots of fun. Mostly smooth! So awesome for the age it is!

 

5) Gatekeeper (9/10)

-Rode both sides in the Front row! What a feeling slowly turning upside down 170ft in the air! WOW! Going through the pillars at the entrance too! What an experience! This was my first wing coaster and I loved it! What a unique and different feeling on a roller coaster! Must ride! Very smooth too! Only complaint would be the restraints. They are comfortable and all...but the vest was a little heavy (wish they were like Maverick's) and the restraint kept tightening and tightening throughout the ride.

 

6) Raptor (9/10)

-Well I live in Tampa...so no Inverted Coaster can top Montu for me. This is a solid ride though! Rode in the back! Intense and smooth! Awesome!

 

7) Rougarou (8/10)

-I never rode this as Mantis but this was pretty good! I rode the back row and experienced many moments of airtime throughout the ride...especially the drop. This was really intense too! It was just rough in some spots. Overall it was a lot of fun! (I probably wouldn't have rode it if it were still standup so I applaud the change!)

 

8) Gemini (9/10)

-This was a LOT of fun! Rode in the back! Lots of airtime for a more family coaster! Little rough in some spots but overall I love the racing atmosphere and the airtime! Very different and unique!

 

9) Wicked Twister (8/10)

-I have never been on an impluse. I rode both in the front and the back. This was a great ride and fun...it just seemed bizarre and weird to me. I came off like what is the purpose of this ride? I liked it and all...it just seemed weird to me. Very different and unique!

 

10) Pipe Scream (8/10)

-Ok some people might not call this a roller coaster but I'm just going by what the park says. This was actually lots of fun! I had a few moments of floater airtime and such! This surprised me a lot! Great ride for families and adults to enjoy! Great ride!

 

11) Mean Streak (8/10)

-Be prepared...I liked the ride! I rode in the Front row so it was pretty smooth! A little rough in some spots but nothing that was like Gwazi! Just leaned forward the whole time and it was lots of fun actually! I wish it went faster though. I experienced airtime on this too! Wasn't expecting much due to reviews...but this surprised me! I had lots of fun on this!

 

12) Iron Dragon (7/10)

-I rode the back row of this. This was the first time I rode a coaster of this type. I was wanting more after...wish there were actual moments of swinging. The first drop had airtime in the back though! The second half in the back was lots of fun too!

 

13) Cedar Creek Mine Ride (7/10)

-You just got to appreciate these! It is just so bizarre some of the track segments making for some jerky moments on the ride but it is actually fun! Just got to appreciate for what it is! Great ride for families! Love these.

 

14) Blue Streak (1/10)

-I rode in the Front thinking it wouldn't be rough...OWW!!! The whole ride was extremely jerky and rough! I couldn't wait until it was over! Won't ride this again. NOPE. Only ride I actually did not like at Cedar Point.

 

I chose not to ride Corkscrew as I didn't want to have my head banged up. And didn't care to get the "credits" of woodstock express and wilderness run.

 

OVERALL I LOVED CEDAR POINT! DEFINITELY WANT TO COME BACK! THIS PARK IS A MUST FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS TO EXPERIENCE THE BEST ROLLER COASTERS AND THRILLS ANYWHERE!

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14) Blue Streak (1/10)

-I rode in the Front thinking it wouldn't be rough...OWW!!! The whole ride was extremely jerky and rough! I couldn't wait until it was over! Won't ride this again. NOPE. Only ride I actually did not like at Cedar Point.

 

HOW DARE YOU!

 

But in all seriousness, it's no worse than Mean Streak and has more air time. 1/10 is a bit harsh... and 8/10 is a bit much for Mean Streak.

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