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It's time for my annual cedarpoint winter tour. I want to give props to cedarpoint and there staff for putting this event on. Cedarpoint staff volunteered there time to help, and we raised $27,000 for give kids the world. The weather was perfect for a winter tour, as the snow was falling.

 

This year there seems to be a lot more than normal going on. Here are just a few of the highlights.

 

1. New restraints for maverick

2. New sweet shop next to the pagoda gift shop.

3. Say goodbye to turnpike cars and sir rub a dubs tubs.

4. Bumper cars and crazy cars are being moved to the wicked twister midway. Calypso is also moving there with a new name(tiki twist).

5. Good time theater is about gone.

6. They were teasing us with a shot of a rocky mountain coaster.

7. Gazebo food stand is gone.

8. Rangaroo coaster train is now on site.

9. Hotel breakers will feature outdoor fire pits and a new zero depth kiddie pool.

 

Enough babel.....onto the pictures.

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The trip there was no fun as the roads were pretty bad.

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We made it in one piece.

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Here is our group

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The merry go round all wrapped up

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No rides on ocean motion today

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There were parts from all over the park wherever they could fit them.

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Looking down the main midway

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This was our first stop for hot coco and snacks

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The cedarpoint staff handing out hot coco and snacks

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This is Jason our tour guide

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here are a few random snowy shots from the park.

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This is where the new sweet shop is going.

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This is all that remains of the good time theater and bumper cars

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Parts of dodgem waiting to be put back up in it's new home.

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The newish coaster in it's new colors.

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Looks like the trim is going to remain.

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Coming this summer

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Work in the station

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The orange brackets are being used to make the railings a bit wider so the new train will fit.

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Mess of snowy twisty goodness

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Wave swinger

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Mantis is still here

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Maverick entrance blocked in by a pile of snow

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Something was going on here

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This was our next stop

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This is what the wicked twister midway will look like next summer

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Here is a view of the new fire pits at Hotel Breakers

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Yayy!!!! New B&M goodness

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Have you ever seen a sexier set of wheels before?

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Here we are in the front row.

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Hmmmm...what could be in here?

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Lunch time! The park had a ton of good hot food waiting for us. The bacon mac and cheese was insane.

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The cookies were also a nice touch

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Blue streak

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This is the parks fire and abulance dept.

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Gemini lift hill

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Dragster cable

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Corkscrew rising from the snow

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Lots of work going on at Hotel Breakers

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I love the retro signs

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Time to visit the maintnance shop

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Lots of off season activity going on in here

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Parts of millennium force

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Anybody know what this is?

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I got up close and personal with a millennium force wheel

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No good shop is complete without a calender

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Closer look at the wheel

More pictures coming right up.....

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Maverick

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Wheel rack

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Top secret things go on in here

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This is the catch car for dragster. This thing is as long as a car.

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Looks like matterhorn got a new paint job

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Windseeker was closed due to wind today

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A look at the new lakeside pavillion

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This is where the gazebo food stand used to be. It is now going to be home for the relocated crazy cars

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Here is where the calypso/tiki twirl will be relocated to

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Gatekeeper lift hill in the snow

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Here is the new location of the dodgem bumper cars. The frame of the roof has already been built.

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Troika troika troika

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I love this shot

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Maxair shrink wrapped

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Yes...it was this cold

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The picnic shelters are inclosed and used as maintanance shops in the off season

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Parts of calypso waiting to be put back together

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Frozen and broken

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More shots from cedarpoint and the indoor waterpark maui sands coming on Monday night.

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Great report!

 

That one picture puzzles me though, it looks like a piece of MilF's train, but painted the color of rougarou's supports..? That is unless my eyes aren't working properly. Very intrigued. Thanks for taking the time to put this all together for us!

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Here are a few more random pictures from the event. I will have the maui sands pictures later tonight.

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Ice cold Coke anyone?

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Train

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Skyhawk and kiddie train

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Maverick track

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You can see how deep the snow was

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An angle of mean streak you usally don't see.

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Here is the answer to the question.

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Millennium lift sled

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Millennium bolts

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Games area

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Picnic tables

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Good day for a coffee

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Closed for the season

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Great Photos!

 

I was really impressed with the event overall. The best part was really the park staff who volunteered their time to make everything possible. The snow piled up faster that the forecasts called for, but it never seemed like any one of them were bothered to be out in the cold, or bothered to be "at work" when travel conditions (especially in the morning) were questionable at best. My group's tour guide, Matt, was very welcoming to all kinds of questions, and he never at any point let the weather cut any corners of the tour. You wouldn't know he was guiding people through a snowstorm throughout the day.

 

The content presented at the event was informative, but nothing earth-shattering. However, the important part was the opportunity to get out of town for a couple days to escape the winter cabin fever while supporting a good cause.

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Here are the pictures from maui sands resort in sandusky near cedarpoint.

 

The resort is an indoor water park/hotel with a bar,arcade, snack bar, and restaurant during busy times. The resort needs some cosmetic work, but is worth a visit. The waterpark had more attractions than castaway bay, but no wave pool. We only stayed one night. They sell day passes to the waterpark as well. It's a good alternative to Kalahari if your going just for the waterpark.

 

Here is the list of attrations in the waterpark.

 

1.Bowl slide

2.2 body slides

3. Raft slide

4. Lazy river

5. Family hot tub

6. Kiddy pool with slide

7. Bucket play structure with several slides

8. Basketball pool

9. Whirlpool

10. lilly pad walk(not sure what they call it) Where you have to balance on the floating pads with a net above you.

 

We stayed the one night and had a few issues with the hotel part of the resort. First off, the Loooong line to check in was painfully slow. The entire resort needs some new paint and miner repairs. The room we stayed in was nice except for the stains on the carpet, overflowing toilet(we called and they came right up to fix), the broken plug, and the view from our room.We also reserved a crib for my son, and when we arrived we were told that they were out even though I was promised one. Another thing that I thought was kinda ghetto, was the room numbers in our hall were made of paper and taped next to the door. There was a huge room in the middle of the hotel with a few pool tables and chairs that looked under utilized. We payed $200 for one night, but the price listed on the door in the room listed it as a $800 per night room!

 

There were also no elevators in our part of the hotel witch was a pain, and no sign telling you where the main entrance is.

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The long line to check in.

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View of the room from the door

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The kids bunk bed room

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Our paper room number

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View from our room....nice huh?

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Large unused area

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Here is the waterpark area

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There is a small window to the bar where you can order drinks

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Bar and restaurant area

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This is the main entrance with no signage

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Great Photos!

 

I was really impressed with the event overall. The best part was really the park staff who volunteered their time to make everything possible. The snow piled up faster that the forecasts called for, but it never seemed like any one of them were bothered to be out in the cold, or bothered to be "at work" when travel conditions (especially in the morning) were questionable at best. My group's tour guide, Matt, was very welcoming to all kinds of questions, and he never at any point let the weather cut any corners of the tour. You wouldn't know he was guiding people through a snowstorm throughout the day.

 

The content presented at the event was informative, but nothing earth-shattering. However, the important part was the opportunity to get out of town for a couple days to escape the winter cabin fever while supporting a good cause.

 

I agree...the staff was amazing and it was all for a great cause.

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I walked around Maui Sands last year and it was uproariously bad. The whole complex is a frankenstein's monster where an existing hotel was retrofitted into a water park resort. I found pictures online of that huge room with the pool tables being an indoor pool. As of last year, the rooms there were largely under renovation with layouts taped to the windows. A hallway off from that led to all this stacked construction material and chain link fencing. There's tons of essentially abandoned stuff sitting around and tape over signage pointing to things the water park resort never restored after it reopened. Oh, yeah, so it was closed for like 2-3 years and at one point former NFL running back Jamal Lewis was apparently interested in reopening it. There's that too.

 

Personally, I'd pay like $80 to stay there with the water park included. The layout of it is so bad, the amenities so weird and messed up, like...comparing it to the Trop in Vegas is criminal. It is actually far weirder than that.

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I just went through all your pictures, love the look of Cedar Point in the snow! I always find it interesting to see all the work that goes on during the off-season and behind the scenes, particularly seeing the coaster trains stripped down to the framework. Overall a great report, enjoyed reading it very much!

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