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Cedar Point Winter Chill Out Trip Report 2/21/15


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My first full report and I'm a little nervous.

 

Great Day at the Winter Chill Out. First off let me say that Cedar Point raised over $27,000 for Give Kids the World Village this afternoon, a fantastic charity. It seemed as if every full time employee was on hand to make sure this event ran smoothly and boy did it ever.

 

-We started off the day with a 3 hour, snow filled, drive from just outside of Detroit. Normal travel time is around 1:45.

 

-When we arrived we were directed to the front gate parking lot and headed to the season pass center for check-in. Upon check-in we received a lanyard, schedule, and Rougarou Skull Cap. Cool!

 

-We were then directed to the Midway Market for hot chocolate and granola bars before our tour began. Jason from Marketing was our tour guide. He walked us around the entire park throughout the day. Some highlights included: the main maintenance shed, print shop, Good Times Theater construction area, Frontier Trail, Gemini Midway, and Wicked Twister Midway construction site.

 

-Tony Clark and Jason McClure gave a presentation in the print-shop. We were not allowed to take pictures in this area. Fun Fact: Cedar Point prints brochures and signage for all Cedar Fair parks in house. During the presentation a random picture of a RMC Zero-G Roll appeared and both brushed it off like an accident. Hi-jinx and Hilarity. During this time as well they spilled the beans on upgrades to the Wicked Twister Midway. Calypso will be moved there and re-named Tiki-Twirl, a original name of the ride I was told. Dodgem will also be moved next to Max-Air with the removal of Sir Rub a Dub Tubs. After the presentation we then were secretly escorted to another room and given the first look at the Rougarou train and allowed to sit in the train as well. Amazing! Busses that are used for the seasonal employees picked us up and drove across the park for our next stop.

 

-Lunch was next at Chickie's and Pete's and it was great. Salad, Bacon Mac and Cheese, Grinders, Chilli, special Chill Out sugar cookies and Coke Products (all you could eat). Staff was everywhere and attentive to cleaning tables and making sure everyone had what they needed. Really Cool. Never a complaint about the food at these kinds of events at Cedar Point, they are always fantastic and always go out of their way to make sure that everyone there is happy and having a great time.

 

-We rounded out the tour in the Maintenance building with a presentation on TTD's catch car and braking system. The ride manager even let people pull the brake fin thorough the brakes to feel the drag of the mechanism. I was as dazzled as the people who sit next to Roy Disney thinking that its Walt at MK.

 

-On the way out we received yet another treat of Pint Glasses and a Rougarou Calendar.

 

-Great Day and it was for a great cause. Enjoy the Photos. Sorry about the vertical photos, apparently I suck at taking pictures and just realized that today after comparing my pictures to the ones my wife took. Whoops.

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Free Swag

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Good Time Theater Construction

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Rougarou (Trims are still there)

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Millennium Force obligatory shots

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Hmmmmm. I couldn't resist.

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Naked Wave Swinger. Not very lady like.

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Mean Streak looks a lot better that it feels.

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Train tracks out of Frontier Town

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Key phrase here....No selfie sticks.

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New look Wicked Twister Midway

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Fire Pits located on the beach at Breakers

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Trash Can Porn

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Unfortunately we were the 425 & 426 "sitters" so not that exciting. :)

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Close ups of Rougarou's Train

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Hallo-Weekends stuff in storage

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Blue Streak looking mighty sexy

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Do you own a dark blue Chevy? If so you have a reserved parking space directly behind Raptor's station. Enjoy.

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Breaking News: Employee sodas are only $1. What a deal!

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Lunch Buffet

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This bus was a lot more filled that it seems. Made one new friend.

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Lift hill porn

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We were not invited to Dan's party. Maybe next time.

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Gemini Midway

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This T-Rex was not happy to see us.

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TTD upskirt

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Hotel Breakers Construction

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Maintenance building. MF seats.

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MF Wheel

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Nice Touch

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That's a good looking wall of wheels

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TTD drive motor

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MF catch car

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TTD catch car. Very cool to see this. Magnets are located underneath.

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Ride Seatbelts. Not sure which coaster, guessing MF?

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Magnetic Break Presentation

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No clue what this was. So of course I took a picture.

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Coral Courtyard construction site. 3 new picnic areas will sit on this site. In park entrance will also be built.

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New home of Dodgem. Tiki Twirl will be located across from here.

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Gatekeeper resting comfortably

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Another picture for you trash can enthusiasts

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Artsy shot

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Gifts we received upon exit

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Great report! Please don't let this first one be your last! Love to see more of them!

 

Oh, and this...

 

During the presentation a random picture of a RMC Zero-G Roll appeared and both brushed it off like an accident. Hi-jinx and Hilarity.
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During the presentation a random picture of a RMC Zero-G Roll appeared and both brushed it off like an accident. Hi-jinx and Hilarity.

 

 

Anyone still looking for their Iron Dragon credit should probably hurry up before it gets it's RMC makeover.

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Always like the winter reports of theme parks and I am glad to see CP doing this for a good cause - thanks for sharing.

 

The bacon mac and cheese looked really good & I like the RMC blooper....hopefully a clue of what's to come!

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During the presentation a random picture of a RMC Zero-G Roll appeared and both brushed it off like an accident. Hi-jinx and Hilarity.

Half Life 3 confirmed!

Oh wait, no, the next best thing! Meanier Streak, one can only hope.......

though I'm still holding out for Wicked Twisted Wicked Twister.

I know how Cedar Fair likes to tease fake rides, though, so it could still be an RMC dive machine.

 

Btw, don't look up the word "meanier." Just pretend it means what you think it means.

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During the presentation a random picture of a RMC Zero-G Roll appeared and both brushed it off like an accident. Hi-jinx and Hilarity.

 

Half Life 3 confirmed!

Oh wait, no, the next best thing!

 

You're right about the next best thing. I've been waiting for a new Half Life since 2008.

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Great report! Please don't let this first one be your last! Love to see more of them!

 

Oh, and this...

 

During the presentation a random picture of a RMC Zero-G Roll appeared and both brushed it off like an accident. Hi-jinx and Hilarity.

 

 

Hmmmm, Iron Streak anyone?!

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Oh god, I didn't even know about the "First Sitter" thing. That sounds both hilarious and a little desperate.

 

I bet the new trains will feel great on the ride come this spring/summer.

 

It was kinda hilarious watching the "CP foamers" sit down into that train. I enjoyed the up close look, but I didn't feel inclined to pose as the "first sitter" because I was kind of worried my butt would be wet if I sat down .

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