Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby AndrewA86 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:20 am

So I got 7 rides on SV yesterday. It seemed like the line was a steady hour and a half all day. A lot of waiting which wasn’t fun but on the plus side I Asked for the back row every time and got it.


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Postby RCjunkie » Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:50 pm

I was at CP earlier this week and just finally got a chance to do a little trip report. Well, SV lives up to hype. I was a little wary with praise being heaped on it in the bucket loads and people saying it is their new #1 but I have now joined that tribe after riding it. It is relentless. No let up . It also provides new elements wrapped up in sweet smoothness. The second half of the run is just as good as the first half. Plenty of air time with a great first hill. Got a FP+ on Monday when it was 71 degrees and overcast. Then got a dozen rides on SV alone because the overcast sky's kept some of the crowds away. Only once did we wait more than 15 minutes for SV using FP+.

Just a few notes from the trip:
- For me, SV is a back row or train coaster. Liked the front. LOVED the back. Not a bad seat though anywhere on this beast.
- SV's crew ran a tight ship, great operations. Solid operations throughout the park for everything else I rode except Gatekeeper.
- I really liked the way they restored the lights in the Maverick's tunnel.
- Saw a Maverick roll back during ERT. We were locked and loaded in the first car still in the loading station when the train ahead of us shot up the ramp, stopped at the top, paused and then proceeded to slowly glide back to the original launch position. They tried to trouble shoot for about 3-4 minutes then thankfully made the call right away to let us out so we could get to other rides. The group out on the track unfortunately had to wait to be unlocked and escorted off. Don't know how long that took.
- On Thursday morning we entered at the first Boardwalk entrance and not the Waterpark like the day before and got real lucky. They only had one person there at the entrance after you get past security and he must have been new and not known the drill for early entry. He checked the 15-20 people there to make sure they had either early entry passes or platinum passes which was odd because they already did that before we go into the holding zone. But then he proceeded to let us enter 10 minutes BEFORE the national anthem played instead of after. We got down to a little past the waterpark entrance until we stopped for the national anthem. After that we kept going to SV and got a ride in before 9:24 am (bonus, in the back row). Then went to Maverick for a 1 train wait followed by 2 MF rides with less than 10 minutes waits a piece. We got those four done by 10:00 am. What an ERT hour.
- SV is really keeping the ERT lines much shorter than usual for Maverick and MF.
- A huge THANK YOU to all of those who in this forum said to ride Cedar Downs. Thanks for getting through to my coaster/thrill ride thick skull to take the time to ride this. This was my fourth visit to CP and I had seen this ride, it looked unique but never had the desire to ride it. But since so many recommended it on this forum we gave it a shot. What a fun little ditty of a ride. A hidden gem. Made everyone smile while riding it. They just don't make them like this anymore. It is now a must do for me once every visit now.

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby bert425 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:19 pm

RCjunkie wrote:- A huge THANK YOU to all of those who in this forum said to ride Cedar Downs. Thanks for getting through to my coaster/thrill ride thick skull to take the time to ride this. This was my fourth visit to CP and I had seen this ride, it looked unique but never had the desire to ride it. But since so many recommended it on this forum we gave it a shot. What a fun little ditty of a ride. A hidden gem. Made everyone smile while riding it. They just don't make them like this anymore. It is now a must do for me once every visit now.


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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby cal1br3tto » Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:57 pm

RCjunkie wrote:- A huge THANK YOU to all of those who in this forum said to ride Cedar Downs.

Ha, this is great. I don't think I've been part of the recent rounds of praise-singing, but I always am in spirit.
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:57 pm

boldikus wrote:Well, this awesome. Pics courtesy of CPFanSite.

Oh wow, that looks fantastic! Will definitely have to try that out.
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby Philrad71 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:04 pm

^ I agree!

Not a lot of comments with Boldy's post, but I think that this is a really AWESOME idea...I would so do this!
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby Ed Farmer » Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:14 pm

RCjunkie wrote:- Saw a Maverick roll back during ERT. We were locked and loaded in the first car still in the loading station when the train ahead of us shot up the ramp, stopped at the top, paused and then proceeded to slowly glide back to the original launch position. They tried to trouble shoot for about 3-4 minutes then thankfully made the call right away to let us out so we could get to other rides. The group out on the track unfortunately had to wait to be unlocked and escorted off. Don't know how long that took.

I don't think those breakdowns last too long. Towards the end of ERT at Coastermania, we were near the bathroom by Skyhawk when we saw one happen. It couldn't have been more than 15 minutes later that we were seated on the train awaiting our ride.
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby dumb_VF_ride_op » Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:31 am

Don't know if this question has been answered before, but is the first weekend of Haunt really busy? Usually it's fairly dead back home. I'd love some night/fog rides.
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby SbSteveZ » Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:15 pm

This is probably the most out of the blue thing to be posted on this thread right now considering the many things that are likely much more important but for the past couple years - especially with the upgrade of the on-peninsula water park, I’ve been seriously wondering when Cedar Point will upgrade Castaway Bay - both the hotel and the water park itself. Breakers Express was just updated and renovated this past year and became the Cedar Point Express, Breakers has been renovated and expanded several times in the past 4 years, Sandcastle Suites is gone, and now it seems the only Cedar Point hotel to not get much of any attention is their Castaway Bay (sort of) year-round resort hotel and indoor water park. Since opening in 2004, it has seen one small renovation in 2011 adding new TVs into the fitness rooms, new carpeting and water park WiFi. Plus I’m sure they make other small tweaks every now and again - like the addition of the roller coaster prints in the rooms. It’s unfortunate but since visiting the resort at least once a year since 2013, it seems to be sitting in limbo, really aging, and not aging well. It would be nice to see some sort of additions or renovations to the water park itself considering near by parks of the same nature are updated more often, and it would be nice to have something else to do whilst there. It’s a great park for a brief stay as it currently stands, which is totally fine with the world class water park and theme park down the street, but when those are closed, I feel like CB needs something to keep it up to par with the nearby attractions of similar nature

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby DILinator » Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:06 pm

I actually went to Castaway Bay earlier this year, after going many years ago and thinking it was great, and came away VERY underwhelmed this time around. It's been so far surpassed by Kalahari just down the road, that it's like it's getting lapped! I would think CP would invest more into it, unless they consider it too much of an investment to legitimately compete with Kalahari. In which case, they will likely just keep it as a "perk" hotel, rather than a destination hotel. There's just so much competition in that area (indoor waterpark), they may just deem it best not to invest too heavily there.
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