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Photo TR: Cedar Point 9/13/2010


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Went to CP this past Sunday for the Season Pass "Pre-pre ERT" on MF from 10-11, and then normal early entry from 11-12... Got some excellent riding in, including 2xMF, 2xMaverick (back/front), Raptor (front), TTD (front) in about 2hrs (arrived late due to traffic closures due to bicyclists everywhere)... Then just enjoyed the nice weather, grabbed some photos with my girlfriend and left around 3pm. Could of did some hardcore riding as crowds were lighter, but my head simply can not take it anymore. Especially after Maverick that early in the morning... haha. They have started with HalloWeekend decorating, but still have ways to go. Can't wait! Will be there this Friday

 

Anyway, as you will notice in the photos.. They had a large event (Revolution 3?) where large amounts of athletes biking, swimming and running... Very long distances. Was pretty awesome to be honest, was a large event with quite a bit of media coverage. Was fun to experience. Big credit to those athletes.. 20+ miles running, 40+ miles biking and multi-mile swimming all in one day. I would die.

 

Anyway, onto the photos... In no real order. Enjoy

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Here are some bikers that delayed our arrival about 25minutes. Cops everywhere making sure nobody was killed (literally!)

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Two more!

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CP Bus

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Halloweekends!

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Here we are!

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Some HW Prep

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Entry to Club Blood

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More theme

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Cont.

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Tombstone.

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Tombstone Pt. 2

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I really like this boat on this one tombstone... Was a "RIP" for some old boat ride (forgot which).

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Time for some rides... Some rider-shots...

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Check that out! Go grandma!!

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Hair Everywhere!

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Weee

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Happy Jack's!

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There be Jack.

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This was cool... At the end of the race, kids sometimes joined their parents for the final leg. Was pretty awesome!

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Finish Line!

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The finish line... Water, shirts, thermal blankets, media, etc... All at the end.

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Beware!

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Corkscrew

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Nice gardens at CP

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Corkscrew... Track!

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The Dragons Inn

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Mantis

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First drop.

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These shirts are getting old. Seriously!

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MF track for those who want it.

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Over they go!

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Some good expressions here!

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Riders on Shoot the Rapids

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Sploosh!

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Island Overbank

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Airtime! 3rd Hill.

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STR boat.

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Magnum from STR

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No Caption Needed.

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More sploosh.

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Gargoyle

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Cornstalker Entrance

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New House.

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HW Theming

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Scenic bird shot.

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Cedar Creek

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Skeleton Shootout (along the train ride).

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TTD

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I really love TTD... I never get sick of it, as short as it is. Still one of my top steelies.

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TTD Bolt Nerd Shot

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Finish Line!

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Time for a few Dragster expressions. Always love them.

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Ready?

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Go!

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These guys pretended to be "bored" the entire time. No fun. But still funny.

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Geek shot... Hot fins. It is cool stuff how much heat is generated with no friction. But with work, comes heat. Thermodynamics right there.

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Launch time!

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Good fun.

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All done!

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Intamin wheel shot... Sorry for the fence, but not much I could do :p

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CP Seagull!

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More runners!

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Pre-spit.

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The final bend before the finish line. Routed from the parking lot.

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Can see a bit of the finish-line setup here. Live coverage on the large screen with "chaser" cams on the athletes. Mind you, many of these people were from all over the world, big event!

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On our way out.. So another shot of the halloweekend wagon.

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Finish this TR with this shot... Now, they had a mini-car show this day. Now, see that old lady in the car? She sat there, for hours, not moving (just "posing"). While her husband sat outside the car reading and whatever else. It was pretty funny, but awesome. Props to her.

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Great pictures!!! I'm hoping to get there again in the next few years sometime. My boyfriend is dying to finally get there, so Im sure a trip is going to be planned soon!

 

I'm just excited about getting on MF again being that I was slightly disappointed by 305i on Kings Diminion.

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Ugh...you talk about those shirts getting old, the same could be said about the guys on Dragster using the rock on hand sign...now that's getting old.

 

Onto yout TR, I think this is the first time I have seen your reports, and it was awesome! Alot of vareity to them, which is cool. Too bad about the headache, still I always recommend bring some Advil, because I pretty much need them on every visit to a park.

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Appreciate all the comments! I am hoping to have another update next week, for Halloweekends (monsters, scare zones, etc...) No general shots.

 

These photos make me so excited for this weekend, please drop by Fear Faire and say hello. I have a blue three musketeers style outfit and will probably be on all fours, and more then likely I will be in the vicinity of the thrones! Always will look forward to scarin a fellow TPR member!

 

Seriously awesome photos!

 

Chris

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Wow! Those are fantastic shots there. I must ask since I am very big into photography and film; what kind of camera and lens are you using? I'm assuming thats a 200MM zoom on the top of Top Thrill's tophat?

 

A very nice update indeed... I miss Cedar Point a lot this year. Halloweekends are very cool feeling at this time of year. I'm glad to see that they brought back Jack's Toy Factory also, that was a silly but neat haunted house.

 

Thanks for sharing these photos, I very much enjoyed it!

-Justin

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Thanks for the comments guys. I know it is a little different from most photo TR's (more abstract, I guess you could say), but since I go there so often I try to get shots and perspectives most people do not. Here is a link to my past CP trip report for those who may have missed it Here! that is somewhat more normal, but not really after looking at it again... hahah

 

My entire shooting rig (body/lenses) consists of a Canon 7D with a Canon 300mm f/4L IS, 135mm f/2L IS, 24-105mm f/4L IS, Sigma 30mm f/1.4 and Tokina 12-24mm f/4 lenses.

 

For these shots, they were mostly shot with my 300mm and 135mm. The final few were with the 24-105mm.

 

And Chris, I will try and keep an eye out for you at Fear Faire this Friday! I am pretty obvious to spot, a tall (6'6) curly haired guy with a camera and backpack. I will be with my girlfriend who will also have her camera as we try to capture some awesome shots of the event. I will have the photos up the next week if we actually get some decent shots! It is always tricky with the limited lighting in those scare zones, along with the immense amounts of fog!

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Great photos! Loving it! It's been a few years since I've been to Cedar Point but they do have some great coasters!

 

As for the shirts that are "getting old", I assume you're talking about The Hangover one? If so, then I'm right there with you. If you're talking about Batman, well that's just silly. Batman is timeless.

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Yeah, it is one of the few rides that still get me going which is rare these days. Mostly due to the amazing launch, which I never get sick of. Plus the view from the top is oh so sweet. Love it! One of my most magical rides was on TTD, front seat during Halloweekends... Coming down the tower had an incredible lightshow on that island, mixed with fog and a nice cool night. Amazing!

 

I don't view it as a full out coaster though, as I do more a thrill ride. Can't get enough of it!

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Haloweekends was excellent last night! Very busy, perfect weather and excellent improvments to the scare zones. The fair scarezone is much improved, as is terror island. Better layout, interaction and the staff was excellent this year for opening weekend. Great energy! Grabbed well over 300 photos that I need to go through and hopefully post later the week.

 

Ran into Chris as well, nice to meet you! You guys were excellent in the scarezone last night! I would of got your picture but most of the scarezones are damn near impossible to get a decent photo in, unless the light and fog are just right. I am sure I will catch you sometime this year though! Great job again.

 

Houses had long waits, especially the new one. Did not wait for it last night but great to see it so busy. Looking forward to it! I just wish they pushed capacity a bit more in the houses on busy nights... Groups of 4-7 every few minutes make for slo wwwww lines. Maybe it is time they start the HHN single file line through the houses. People always manage to bunch up together anyway when sent in small groups

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