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So far, the park reservations are available every day until Sunday, July 26th. I was actually planning to go on July 27th, so I guess I'll have to wait a bit longer

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That’s correct. If you’re in the state for less than 24 hours you’re perfectly in compliance with the quarantine but be warned that if you’re there for 24 hours and one second you’re not and you’ll be

Soooo late last night I was tumbling down a Youtube coaster rabbit hole and came across this video of a review of El Toro (I know we're not supposed to link to certain channels but for the sake of thi

Just came back from a visit here. I chose this day specifically because it was a weekday during the magic time between fright fest and HITP where the whole park is open but there are no special holida

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System crashed for an hour or so but works fine now.

 

Kingda Ka, Zumanjaro, and a few others rides will not be opening with the park. Forgot where I saw the list. Sounded like maint. work and inspections were delayed due to COVID and still need to be done on a few rides.

 

This is super disappointing. No Storm Runner at Hershey and now no Ka? Sounds like anything related to an Accelerator model is not opening this year. Womp

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System crashed for an hour or so but works fine now.

 

Kingda Ka, Zumanjaro, and a few others rides will not be opening with the park. Forgot where I saw the list. Sounded like maint. work and inspections were delayed due to COVID and still need to be done on a few rides.

 

Well looks like I'll be (hopefully) able to marathon Batman: The Ride, Nitro, El Toro and Bizarro.

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This is super disappointing. No Storm Runner at Hershey and now no Ka? Sounds like anything related to an Accelerator model is not opening this year. Womp

 

Well Dragster was testing this morning so there goes that theory.

 

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This is super disappointing. No Storm Runner at Hershey and now no Ka? Sounds like anything related to an Accelerator model is not opening this year. Womp

 

Well Dragster was testing this morning so there goes that theory.

 

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Seems like CP found some magic in their Intamin. Lol

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CP also has their own Intamin shop on site maintaining the 4 coasters and rapids ride plus whatever else is Intamin related. I do not think any other park has that available.

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Are their CP-employed mechanics dedicated to each coaster, perhaps even specially trained on Inatmin rides? Sure, I'd believe that.

 

But I'm not going to believe that there's a branch of Intamin AG on-site at Cedar Point. If that were the case, Dragster wouldn't have like 50% downtime each year.

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Nitro is closed and listed as closed on the website. I've heard some not-so-good rumors but don't want to post them since I don't trust the source at all (and if I did I still wouldn't post them for other reasons, lol).

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Nitro is closed and listed as closed on the website. I've heard some not-so-good rumors but don't want to post them since I don't trust the source at all (and if I did I still wouldn't post them for other reasons, lol).

 

Are you talking about the rumor of Nitro being RMC'd? First ever steel to wood conversion?

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It doesn't eat up lines now since the park is skipping seats. I was actually surprised by that since Hershey isn't on Candymonium and Kings Island isn't on Orion.

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^ To clarify, Kings Island is skipping seats on Orion, just not rows. They are alternating inside, outside, inside, outside, etc. This basically cuts the capacity in half. But that's much better than what I saw at SeaWorld Orlando on Mako where they skipped every other row, so it often ran at much below half capacity unless it boarded all groups of 4.

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It doesn't eat up lines now since the park is skipping seats. I was actually surprised by that since Hershey isn't on Candymonium and Kings Island isn't on Orion.

 

Ah yeah I forgot about all that. Still going to push crowds into other lines and places in the park which definitely hurts them under these circumstances.

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Oh for sure, especially because Kingda Ka, Justice League and Safari are also closed so they have tons of extremely popular rides down.

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So Nitro's definitely open then...

 

I see no social distancing in line, a guy with a mask on his ear, a lady in the corner of the video with it on her chin and another coming back down the queue with no mask all within the first two minutes...

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That video is actually from earlier this week, it was going around Facebook. But yes apparently Nitro reopened this afternoon.

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I posted this in the TPR Facebook group (which you should all join if you haven't already) but I figured I'd share it here also.

 

We went to Six Flags Great Adventure today for the first time since they reopened. Overall we had a great day, but there are definitely a few things worth noting (both good and bad).

 

- The new entrance experience is great and way more high-tech than I would expect from Six Flags. You walk through the temperature screening in groups without even slowing down, same with the new metal detectors. I hope those new metal detectors are permanent and I’d assume that they are.

 

- Anyone expecting any of the advertised social distancing or mask wearing guidelines to be enforced or adhered to will be disappointed. Social distancing in queue lines is not a thing. There are stickers but they’re all entirely ignored. Honestly I don’t know why that is, I know some people don’t like masks but I wasn’t aware that there were people clamoring to be right on top of a bunch of strangers on a hot day in a queue line. I kind of feel like the more personal space the better, covid or not but I guess we’re in the minority.

 

- They’re pushing mobile ordering for food now and we had a good experience with it. Shockingly quick and easy for Six Flags...

 

- Diamond and Diamond Elite members need to get the skip the line passes early. We waited ONE HOUR to get 3 skip the line passes that were included daily with our pass. It’s tempting to go straight to a ride when the park opens to ride it with no line and come back later for the passes. Do not do that (okay... maybe do it with Wonder Woman, and on that note...)

 

- Don’t get a skip the line pass for Wonder Woman. Brit waited an hour and a half with a skip the line pass (she encouraged me to bail and ride Nitro if I wanted and I didn’t need much convincing). The regular line was probably shorter. Nitro and El Toro handled Flash Pass really well and we barely waited at all. I recommend getting passes for those.

 

- El Toro is an un-freaking-believable roller coaster.

 

It seems weird to say this in July but I guess the park did just open, so hopefully some of the kinks get worked out soon and hopefully they get better with enforcing their policies. Still, we had a great day and it was great to be riding Nitro and El Toro again!

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I was there yesterday as well.

 

Figuring "well with reduced capacity, might as well use my brain and get a (Gold) Flash Pass". Really didn't have that long a wait for the most part; except for Wonder Woman. Later in the day, even Batman and Nitro (one point, the FP did say line full) had 20 minute waits.

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Our mistake was assuming that it would be quick to get the Diamond Elite skip-the-line passes after doing it at Six Flags Mexico and seeing it take 30 seconds so we figured that when we got there right at open it would make more sense to go to Nitro and get on that with no wait than go and get the passes right away because we didn't think it would be that hard to get 3 paper vouchers. Once we got them, actually using them on El Toro and Nitro was a breeze. Only Wonder Woman was a nightmare. Other than that we did standby and never waited all that long for anything but we also weren't really stressed about running around and riding as many rides as possible since it's our home park. We were happy to have a few drinks, relax, ride some things and look at some animals.

 

PS: Kingda Ka has opened for the season

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