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p. 792 - Camp Cedar campground to open in 2021!

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Reservations are now available - looks like they have six slots (10:30, 11, 11:30, 12, 12:30) with 1,750 per slot.

 

With that in mind, capacity would be capped at 10,500 per day.

 

Where did these numbers come from?

 

When you pick a time slot, available # of slots are shown.

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Got my reservation for 11:30 on the 2nd! I was hoping for an earlier reservation but hey, I don't usually get up very early anyway so maybe it's for the best. I'm also hoping they end up letting passholders go more than once if all the slots don't fill up, but I'm just glad that I can go at all!

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I agree 10,500 seems like a pretty high number to start with.

 

I would think that is a relatively slow/moderate summer weekday crowd. Capacity is probably somewhere between 30-35k, so that would be 30%? (Just guessing based on other parks capacity numbers).

 

And that wouldn't be the number of people in the park at any one time - so the number in would be less at any given time.

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SF Great Adventure's "capacity" from 1998-2003 (the years I worked there) was only around 25,000, so yeah I'd say that 10,000 is a normal summer day's attendance. We usually hit maybe 15,000 on a Saturday.

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So the whole only once during passholder preview seems a bit ridiculous. I was trying to come up for a weekend (long weekend plus 2 days) spend two days at KI, two days at CP on the preview days 9,10 then 11,12 and do some other stuff, but KI specifically says no double days but when logging in to get my reservation literally 10 total reservations had been made from the hourly mark which means no one will be there, but surely also it should be more open to do multiple days. My Home Park Hershey has it set up to allow for up to 3 days reservation at a time and that seems fair.

 

My home CF park has nothing set up up yet for even opening (dorney).

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This is just a theory, but I *think* it's more of a technical limitation of their reservation system. Think of it this way:

 

This system just uses their existing ticketing system. By making a reservation, you're "buying" a dedicated-for-one-specific day ticket that happens to be free. When you buy a regular daily ticket, it has a unique code which is used to identify it, so if you buy multiple of course you can register for as many tickets as you bought. With a Season Pass, that unique code is your pass number. For a system set up to accept these unique codes for a single day, which they have to be to function as any sort of actual reservation system, your unique code can't be in the system twice. This is a limitation of using their existing ticketing system for reservations, and in contrast to parks that have set up dedicated reservation systems, which they can make do whatever they want.

 

Yes, it sucks (I'll be counting on the ability to make my second reservation immediately after I check in on my first day and went so far as to get a room at an expensive CP-hotel to avoid the nonsense up there), but just me geeking-out a little bit trying to figure out "why."

 

As for Dorney, their county isn't even giving them the green light until Friday, so yeah its expected that they wouldn't have anything in place.

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So the whole only once during passholder preview seems a bit ridiculous. I was trying to come up for a weekend (long weekend plus 2 days) spend two days at KI, two days at CP on the preview days 9,10 then 11,12 and do some other stuff,

 

Yeah. Uh. Sorry about your luck, but we all had other plans this year....

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I'll be visiting on July 3rd at noon since I have the day off. I wanted to avoid the weekend and I'm hoping it's a decent weather day! Excited to go to the park not during Winterfest lol. If Orion is longer than 90 minutes I'll just come back another time, haha.

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So the whole only once during passholder preview seems a bit ridiculous. I was trying to come up for a weekend (long weekend plus 2 days) spend two days at KI, two days at CP on the preview days 9,10 then 11,12 and do some other stuff,

 

Yeah. Uh. Sorry about your luck, but we all had other plans this year....

 

At this point complaining how your summer plans aren't gonna work out is old and tired. We are all in the same boat and need to make the best of it for this year and maybe 2021. You're not the only person being limited to one reservation at a time and I for one am happy they are putting a limit on it.

 

Be thankful that these parks are opening at all at this point.

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I'll be visiting on July 3rd at noon since I have the day off.

 

Good to hear! If you have the time after your visit if you could come post your thoughts on how your trip went with the new restrictions and precautions. And of course a review if you get on Orion.

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"Remember that butterfly out-of-body experience you get when you go over one of Diamondback’s camelback hills? Yeah, that’s airtime. Orion specializes in speed and intensity. They may both be related as they come from the same manufacturer, but in reality are two of their own kinds."

 

Intensity huh? Really now....

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At this point complaining how your summer plans aren't gonna work out is old and tired.

 

Just like us complaining about other people complaining, eh? Like when people complained about the complainers complaining about Orion. We should all let the complainers complain instead of constantly complaining about their complaints.

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Just like us complaining about other people complaining, eh? Like when people complained about the complainers complaining about Orion. We should all let the complainers complain instead of constantly complaining about their complaints.

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I got a slot for July 5th. Originally I was gonna go July 3rd, but saw how full those reservations got eaten-up and decided to email and see if they could help me change it to avoid the potentially bigger crowd. Two days later (expected, I'm sure they got flooded with mistaken reservations), got a very friendly phone call to assist, and within a minute they cancelled my spot so I could move!

 

I'm soooo stoked to get on Orion!

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At this point complaining how your summer plans aren't gonna work out is old and tired.

 

Just like us complaining about other people complaining, eh? Like when people complained about the complainers complaining about Orion. We should all let the complainers complain instead of constantly complaining about their complaints.

 

Correct sir

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My earlier complaints were more that it seems like there is a lot of open spots, especially on a thursday and friday early on in this, so if it is a there system can't handle it ok...but it seems like other people have done a good job of setting up reservations system. We will see, but I'm excited to go, and we'll just use our Aquarium or Kentucky Kingdom tickets that day.

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