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Cedar Point Expedition TR: May 13/14, 2007


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Hello folks! Well, I just got back home from my 2-day CP expedition and I had a blast!! Every coaster (except maverick of course) was up and running wonderful with only two minor set backs: (#1:) Mid-day on Sunday the 13th, me and my friend jeff were the next in line to ride Magnum.....just as we were about to get on, a train of riders got stuck on the top of the lift with the first car hanging over the first drop. This delay only took 5-7mins to fix and we were soon taking a spin on magnum. (#2:) Now all day Sunday the 13th, TTD was up and running beautifully...no problems what-so-ever...but we decided to ride it the next day as the lines for MF were just to short to pass up....Today the 14th, when we got to CP in the morning, we ran to TTD and watched as the 2nd lauched train of riders rolled back after reaching the top....after 20 years of waiting for the car to roll back into position (really only 7-8mins) the train then launched again and barely made it over. The same thing happened to the next train full of riders.....another 7-8min wait....re-lauched and just barely made it over...thankfully, it was out turn to ride and our train made it over the top of TTD like all the others, just barely making it over....but the ride was a blast...I forgot how fun it was since the last time I rode it in 2004.

 

Anyhow, the weather was pretty good both days, it didn't rain at all! I left the park $78 richer as I found an envelope of money while getting on MF for my last ride of the day.....but I lost my sun glasses & and hat on the overbank turn...they fell from under my shirt....and I though I had my shirt tucked under the lap-bar lol...

 

All in all, I had a blast at Cedar Point! Clean park. Great rides. Nice Staff. what more could I want...except cheaper food prices and a ride on Maverick...ah, oh well...i'll be heading back July 13th....my 21st b-day!

 

Well, Thanks for reading and on to the pictures...let me know what ya think, ENJOY!

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Finally, the trip is over....I had Blast at CP and can't wait to go back....hope you enjoyed this P:TR!

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Another shot of Raptor's second half....

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Mantis's turn-around over the station...taken while in the queve line...

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I can't rememebr the name of this ride...lol

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Corkie & Iron Dragon...bit gloomy on today while in the park but it never rained...

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Corkscrew...

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Mean Streak...fun ride but the brakes on the first drop killed the ride for me...

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Second half of Raptor's layout...

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A train navigating the second corkscrew...

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TTD today....it looked as if it was gonna rain but it didn't!

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Power Tower...

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Random shot of corkscrew...

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Corkscrew's corkscrew lol

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Random shot of Mantis behind trees!

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My friend Jeff takes a moment to pose infront of Iron Dragon...

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Iron Dragon's helix over water...

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Shot of Mantis & Iron Dragon!

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Cool shot of Maverick!

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Shot taken under the swooping drop...

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Another Random shot of Maverick...

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Shot of Maverick's 1st drop!

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Gotta love twisted elements!

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Swooping drop after Mave's 2nd lauch!

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Another favorite of mine out off all the pictures i've taken....The really low heartline roll...with a taste of MF in the background!

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Mave's 1st drop...Twist N' Dive manuver can be seen under the drop!!

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I'm ready for my close up Mr. Deville!

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And another...

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Random Maverick pic...

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Same shot, just a bit futher back!

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Massive Maverick Mess! Floater Hill can be seen in the background!

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Another shot of part of the Horseshoe inversion!

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Mavericks station & part of the Horseshoe Inversion!

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Maverick's station...the girl in orange (far right) actually got stuck in the Maverick Seat...park officals had to get her out...

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Some people didn't know that Maverick was closed!

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FINALLY...Maverick Pictures!! Maverick Signage!

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Shot of Raptor's Corkie & Heartline Roll...

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Random shot Raptor takem mid-day..see how crowded the park is?? lol

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Raptor's Mid-Course Brakes...which barely brakes!

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More Vertical Loop Goodness!!

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Raptor, always a pleasent ride! Until you loose your change lol

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*TPR EXCLUSIVE* Between the legs shot part 2!! TTD seen between the legs of Power Tower!

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Power Tower...I don't care for free-fall rides much...

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My Friend Jeff, calling his mom to brag about finally riding Millennium Force & TTD, as he chickened out on the 1st Day!

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The train cresting the top of TTD...

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Watching one of TTD's trains getting ready to launch!

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Sky Hawk & TTD standing tall!

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TTD through the trees!

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My favorite picture that i've taken (getting it blown up and framed) Mantis & TTD from MF's queve line!

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Mantis, MF & Power Tower....

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It seems that Mantis & MF are just all over the place!!

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Me taking the time to pose with mantis! (I would later lose my sun glasses & hat on MF)

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Shot of Mantis lift/loop while waiting for front seat..(as I put my things in the items box...some dork stole my seat)

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Mantis trackage taken while in line...MF in the background!

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Veritcal Loop Goodness!

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Massive mess of Mantis & MF trackage!

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Awesome Mantis Signage!

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Between the legs shot!! Shot of MF from under Mantis!

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One of my favorite pics I took! Shot of MF while walking around TTD!

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Shot of MF while I was walking to Mantis!

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End result of a front seat MF ride!! (Me, left and my friend Jeff, right)

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The little bridge walkway leading into MF's station was the only line for MF all day surprisingly...the park wasen't crowded!

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Hummm...I would have thought MF's lines would be full....

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Shot of MF's finale...

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First Stop: Millennium Force...hell everybody else was hauling a** to the ride...so we did too!

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Entrance...I tripped just after taking this picture and someone next to me, caught my camera from smashing into pieces...

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Hum...there's barely anywhere to park...

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Ah...there you are!! CP in all of it's glory!!

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Nope, just more grass.....

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Day 1: MAay 13th.....I-80/I-90 West....are we getting closer?

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Thanks for the TR. Those were some great pictures. That water ride is called Snake River Falls, btw. I never got around to riding it when I went to CP in 2002, but I figured since we had Perilous Plunge over here, I could pass it up.

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Great pictures. How in the world did that chick get stuck in the Maverick test seat? Some people never cease to amaze me.

 

I'll be at CP on Friday and Saturday of this week. Thanks for the pictures to get me excited all over again!

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This picture is wrong in so many ways:

 

Great pictures though, some of the best I have ever seen of CP. Maverick's roll looks amazing, I hope they don't remove it.

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what was the longest line you waited in im going tomorrow trying to find out how long im googing to be wating

Well, i've been to CP plenty of times during a busy day....but since it is May and most schools won't let out until june or at least until the end of may....then CP shouldn't be very packed unless it's a weekend.....The longest I waited for any coaster on Day 1: which was Sunday...half hour and that was for Millennium Force...the longest I had to wait for a coaster during Day 2: which was Monday....was a little over 15 mins and that was for Top Thrill Dragster...(but maybe thats because we out ran almost everybody to the ride.....then it vallyed)

 

I fly out to CP in 23 hours, your pictures will make the next 23 hours the longest 23 hours ever!

 

Great TR!

 

Lol, well I hope you have an awesome trip to CP! It might be nippy when you get there, so bring a hoodie!

 

To everyone who posted...thanks for the comments, I had a blast at CP and will return in July to ride Maverick!

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OMG... AMAZING TR! I loved all of the Top Thrill Dragster Pictures... Great job! I loved how you organized the pictures too! Like first came MF and then Manits, and all the pictures were not just posted in random orders Great job

~Matthew

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Ok, so you said that you don't like drop rides and neither do I, but how does TTD hill feel when coming down? I would think it would feel like a free fall and I don't know if I could handle it from that height. I have heard that it pushes you back in your seat because it is falling so fast, but I can't imagine it.

 

This weekend I am about to experience Sheikra for the first time, so I will see how that is.

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Ok, so you said that you don't like drop rides and neither do I, but how does TTD hill feel when coming down? I would think it would feel like a free fall and I don't know if I could handle it from that height. I have heard that it pushes you back in your seat because it is falling so fast, but I can't imagine it.

 

This weekend I am about to experience Sheikra for the first time, so I will see how that is.

 

It feels nothing like a drop ride, nothing at all.

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Hmm...concrete n' coasters, H*LLYEAH! I'm going there next summer for the first time!!

 

Where are the breaks on Mean Streak's first drop that you mentioned?

 

I hate those breaks, they ruin the whole ride, in my opinion. They are right at the top after the chain ends. You can see them in this video.

 

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Ok, so you said that you don't like drop rides and neither do I, but how does TTD hill feel when coming down? I would think it would feel like a free fall and I don't know if I could handle it from that height. I have heard that it pushes you back in your seat because it is falling so fast, but I can't imagine it.

 

This weekend I am about to experience Sheikra for the first time, so I will see how that is.

 

It feels nothing like a drop ride, nothing at all.

 

I Agree....it doesn't feel like a drop ride at all to me....and cosidering it's height...you'd expect TTD to give you that gut churning feeling...well Millennium Force's 1st drop gave me that feeling....Top Thrill Dragster....well it' so fast, you don't have time to think much less get any type of gut churning feeling lol....it was just extremely fun!

 

Hmm...concrete n' coasters, H*LLYEAH! I'm going there next summer for the first time!!

 

Where are the breaks on Mean Streak's first drop that you mentioned?

 

They are just a bit after you crest the lift and began to drop....those brakes slow it down DRAMATICLLY....but then maybe its for the best....because imo, some parts of that coaster need re-tracking! All in all, it was still a fun ride!

Again, thanks for the comments everyone! Keep em' coming lol

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