Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby bert425 » Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:58 pm

CP Maverick wrote:
bert425 wrote:re: MF

It's fantastic in the back row.. but the "sweet seat" recommended to me, by TBPony, and she's absolutely correct:

2nd to last row, bay-side

perfection in that row. Once I tried it? it's the only seat I rode in for the rest of my visit

Okay but if you keep telling people that, I won't be able to sneak in behind the 8-2 people who basically block the 9-2 line so no one ever waits for 9-1.


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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby zach8870 » Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:53 pm

I was at the park all day and Steel Vengeance was operating all day with the exception of a 20 minute hiccup when the chain stopped. Awesome ride! The MCBR was either off or minimally trimming the ride. Made no difference and I couldn't feel any slowing.

As for that swaying, I noticed it as well. Most noticeable on the first inversion and the turnaround after it. I wouldn't say it's a problem because swaying is supposed to be normal. It was also operating with both trains so obviously there is no immediate hazard. But, whatever happens, happens.

Also some funny GP comments I overheard on the line:
"Wow I think this just opened this year so it has to be awesome!"
"The line is 15 minutes right?"
"Look at the trains... there are no restraints and it goes upside down!"
"Yeah it's running three trains right now."
"Goliath at SFGA only has seatbelts and no lap bars so it's quite different from Steel Vengeance."

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby zach8870 » Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:54 pm

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby Ape » Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:55 pm

SV is absolute perfection. Our ride didn’t get trimmed

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby ZeroGravity55 » Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:07 pm

^What time did you ride? I got a couple of trimless rides in the morning on Tuesday and Wednesday, but when I went back in the afternoon when it had warmed up outside and the ride had been running for several hours, the trim was definitely grabbing.

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby DBru » Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:39 pm

You don’t have to be an armchair engineer to know that planks of wood literally falling off a coaster’s structure is not supposed to happen. Just saying.

And I’m a total 9-1 advocate, but there really is something to that 5-1 rumor on a warm summer night...

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby LiftThrill » Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:03 pm

5-1 is the Arrow looper seat.

For MF, my favorite seats were front, second row, and I think 7-1? Can't remember where I sat most of the nighttime rides on my visit
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby prozach626 » Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:31 am

BiggestBear wrote:Do any of you guys know if row 5 on Millennium Force is the best row? I found a documentary on youtube and this guy said so. Usually I'm a back row guy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nt199Hce5hQ&feature=youtu.be&t=7m26s

Emily and I are not the type of people to typically analyze or car about which exact row we're in, outside of very front or very back. Millennium Force is our only exception so far. We like the second row from the back. It has less of a line from the very back seat and it seems less shaky compared to the very back row for some reason.

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:23 am

Millennium Force is spectacular in every seat. It’s the only coaster where people legitimately recommend basically every row on the train as the best.

Anyway, I’ll be in the front row line if you need me.

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillrider » Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:55 am

CP Maverick wrote:The turn between the first two inversions has the most movement on the ride. But it's also quite isolated from the connecting points, so the movement at the connection is minimal. Unless the ride was causing things to come loose or fracture, there isn't very much to be concerned about.


What's really odd, is that exact same section swayed when mean streak first opened years ago. I remember standing in line for mean streak looking at the structure sway and thinking about how safe it was.

The next season, the sway was gone from mean streaks structure.
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