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Cedar Point Off Season Tour Dec 2012


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I was able to take another offseason tour of the park this past weekend. Gatekeeper is right on schedule, and work is now starting on the front gate area. The old group sales building, will now be season pass sales. This will double the size of the season pass center.

 

The shots were not the greatest this time around due to the heavy fog in the area. They were also doing work on windseeker while we were there.

 

Enjoy.........

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Welcome to cedarpoint!!!

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Blue streak is sporting a lot of new wood on its first drop.

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It was a very foggy day.

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See

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From the midway, you could hardly see gatekeeper.

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The merry go round was shrink wrapped.

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It even had a little door built into it.

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The front gate area is going thru a total rebuild. This whole area is going to look great when its done.

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A look at the season pass area.

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This will be the turn around area for gatekeeper. This is the area between blue streak and the season pass center.

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Ride parts awaiting there annual refurb. These were parts from the super himalaya and the kiddie teacup ride.

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Ocean motion

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A grave left over from halloweekends.

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Getting closer to gatekeeper(I think)

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They brought out the heavy machines for gatekeeper construction.

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Am I the only one who thinks this is funny?

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And now, onto some gatekeeper pics.

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Random parts waiting to be put together.

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It was so foggy, you could hardly see the flag at the top of the lift.

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Artsy.....

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Work basket.

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This whole area is going to look great in the spring. The food stands are also getting some work.

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On my way to the beach, I took a few shots of the midway.

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Maxair is shrink wrapped.

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Snoopy and us.

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Troika

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A naked giant wheel.

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The construction cam.

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This is the kiddie bumper car building.

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A few random halloweekends props

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Windsleeper in the fog.

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Windsleeper all wrapped up for the season.

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So much fog, you cant even see magnum. It must have sunk.

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Random busch light beer can.

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More fog

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Even in the fog, work continued on gatekeeper.

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Workers getting ready to raise a support.

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Too much fog to get any good shots.

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Parasail lose?

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The park maps still show disaster transport and space spiral.

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Planet snoopy car ride

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They killed snoopy by suffercation!!!

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Supports for the roof.

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Matterhorn pieces

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A look down the main midway.

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Can anybody guess whats missing from this food stand?

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Cad cars.

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The plants still had flowers on them.

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There was also some work going into cedar downs.

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The main midway arcade was all sealed up.

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The bird of prey will have to wait till may.

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Kids rides were wrapped up as well.

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All the bathrooms are winterized.

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Dancing fountains.

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A few more shots of the midway on the way out.

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Looks like a geauga lake flower bed.

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Is she tall enough?

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Raptor train.

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No lift hill motor.

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One last shot of the marina pool. If you look hard enough, you can see tires in the water.

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Great photos despite the thick fog. Thank you for sharing them. Really like the shot of Gatekeeper's lift rising behind Pink's and Lotsapalooza as that's going to be quite photogenic when you enter the park.

 

I really enjoyed X Flight this year and the twist and dive first drop was one of the highlights of the ride IMO and I'm looking forward to experiencing that sensation at 170 feet in the air. Come to think of it a ride on Gatekeeper enveloped in that kind of fog would be incredible.

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Thanks for all the replys.

 

I typically do at least one offseason tour each year. The only part of the park that I have not toured is the back of the park. If there is something you want to see a picture of, just let me know. Chances are, that I have an offseason picture of it.

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Thanks for posting David...always enjoy your off-season tours of the park!

 

Those food stands they are refurbishing near Gatekeeper will obviously see business in that area like it has never seen before.

 

When we were there last year, the only excitement over in that area was some guy complaining to one of the girls at the window how he used to "work at Cedar Point for six years and how he deserved to have his Snake RIver Falls souvenir soda cup filled for free".

 

It was pretty comical to watch him going off by telling them that they probably didn't even remember what was in the area before Snake River Falls and how the park owed him for his years of service by allowing free sodas with his old school cup. I believe that he walked away from the stand and then walked back three or four times in an attempt to get his cup filled....spewing vulgarities & nonsense the entire time.

 

It was pretty obvious that he had skipped his Xanax that day....or had hit the crack pipe a little too hard before entering the park.

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Can anybody guess whats missing from this food stand?

 

My guess is going to be . . . food.

 

Actually I believe that the Pepsi soda fountain is missing. All Cedar fair parks are switching to Coca Cola...Finally!

 

Also it is pretty cool to see how the park protect the rides from the weather during the off season.

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Oh Man! Amazing games. The picture shows that the season was also very cool and nice to enjoy with the family. I am sure you guys had great fun there. Really feel jealous for you. hmmmm....... Hope we can visit this park very soon with our children.

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