Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby anonymouscactus » Mon May 21, 2018 7:11 am

I was also at the park yesterday, but unlike you guys I always seemed to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Maverick, Gatekeeper, Raptor, Gemini were all closed when we got to them. Steel Vengeance opened at 9:30, Maverick didn't open until way later.

Besides that, lines were manageable when I showed up. TTD @ 15 min, Valravn @ 15 min, Rougarou walk-on, Magnum walk-on, Skyhawk walk-on, Millennium Force 5 min (!) that was the biggest surprise of the day. Fiancee wasn't feeling well so we didn't stay all day and I went solo for some rides.

On Steel Vengeance we rode in rows 2 and 3 on separate occasions, and the ride later in the afternoon was significantly better/wilder in both of our eyes. The bucking bronco at the end was definitely more forceful. I guess this is one of those rides that "warm up" though both rides were still awesome. Hopefully I'll get back near the back row sometime soon.

One thing I thought was interesting was row 3 the lapbar was not staying completely up when unlocked it kept "falling down" a little bit so when they locked it, it ran into some issues but they kept people in that row anyway. The op knew there was an issue with it because she kept trying to push it up and it wasn't staying, but she shrugged it off. Another row was closed off/disabled all day while we were there.

For food I ate at the new BBQ place and the chopped pork was pretty tasty (though I didn't care for the BBQ sauce they used), and I also tried Chickie's and Pete's but the cheesesteak was a huge letdown (bread was a weird texture and the meat was overcooked with little to no flavor) and the fries I don't think were the real thing (just regular cut fries with a little seasoning rather than the crinkle cut ones we got at Dorney one time). Luckily I have the Dining Plan, but I probably wouldn't eat there again unless I was at the bar to have some drinks. I thought Melt was the only location with a bar within the park for liquor but I guess that isn't true.

Great day and the weather held out the entire day, despite it literally raining our entire drive from Buffalo until we got to Sandusky.

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby clem2754 » Mon May 21, 2018 8:27 am

Don’t worry my luck ran out after a great start this morning. Did well on the 1k run back to steel vengeance this morning. I ended up front seat on the second train out. Went to maverick. Got two rides in and was on the last ride when that broke down so my good luck was great. Went over to Dragster and rode front row and then got back in line. Was on the train when everything shuts down. They slowly roll us back and we get off. I guess I just got the full cedar point experience.

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby bert425 » Mon May 21, 2018 8:53 am

clem2754 wrote:Don’t worry my luck ran out after a great start this morning. Did well on the 1k run back to steel vengeance this morning. I ended up front seat on the second train out. Went to maverick. Got two rides in and was on the last ride when that broke down so my good luck was great. Went over to Dragster and rode front row and then got back in line. Was on the train when everything shuts down. They slowly roll us back and we get off. I guess I just got the full cedar point experience.


not until you get the triple breakdown in Maverick, Mister!

(once in the line, once while you're on stairs to station, then the final time when you're actually sitting in the (2nd) train, and everything stops because the idiot in the train before you pulled out a cell phone on the launch, and everything stops and messes up the sensors).

THAT is the full CP experience :)
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby gp1086 » Mon May 21, 2018 1:13 pm

Sorry for another “how will the crowds be?” question, but thoughts on the Tuesday / Wednesday after Memorial Day? Are all the rides, food, shops open at this point?

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby Philrad71 » Mon May 21, 2018 3:12 pm

I thought Melt was the only location with a bar within the park for liquor but I guess that isn't true.


I think that originally when it was called the Game Time Bar and Grill, they had liquor and then the next time we went, they only had beer and wine.

When it turned to Chickie and Petes, it was still just beer and wine. It looks like a full service bar, but when I went to get Michael a mixed drink a couple of years ago, they said that they didn't have hard liquor.

Perhaps that has changed?
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillrider » Mon May 21, 2018 3:16 pm

Chickie and Pete's had a very small liquor assortment at one time.
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Mon May 21, 2018 3:16 pm

bert425 wrote:...not until you get the triple breakdown in Maverick, Mister!

(once in the line, once while you're on stairs to station, then the final time when you're actually sitting in the (2nd) train, and everything stops because the idiot in the train before you pulled out a cell phone on the launch, and everything stops and messes up the sensors).

THAT is the full CP experience :)


And a protein spill cleanup on one seat I remember too, that stalled us for a while.

It was a busy, busy time when we were in line. ;)
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby anonymouscactus » Mon May 21, 2018 3:29 pm

They had an assortment of cocktails on the menu. Not too many but there was definitely an alcoholic vs not alcoholic section and they were themed to different rides. Fiancee wanted to get a "Blue Streak" but forgot her ID. I guess they might not have had a full bar persay, but they definitely had cocktails at the very least. I would assume they would sell other drinks if that's the case, but maybe not? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby Philrad71 » Mon May 21, 2018 3:51 pm

^ Good to know...thanks!
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby DBru » Mon May 21, 2018 4:47 pm

anonymouscactus wrote:I also tried Chickie's and Pete's...and the fries I don't think were the real thing (just regular cut fries with a little seasoning rather than the crinkle cut ones we got at Dorney one time).


Oh no! I hope this is only temporary (maybe they ran out for the weekend?) because every time I've eaten Chickie & Pete's at CP in the past they've had those delicious crinkle-cut fries!

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