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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:01 am
by Too Fast For Comfort
To answer the question regarding if you can get everything in at CP in one day:

The problem with only one day at Cedar Point is just how crowded the park can get in the middle of the day... even when its considered "dead" for CP standards. The ride ops at CP are amazing and the park is pretty high capacity, but due to the park's popularity and its limited operating season, no matter when you go, you might be facing hour lines for the coasters easily visible from the front of the park midday, and Steel Vengeance will always have a line for the foreseeable future (unless you're incredibly lucky or an immaculate planner).

In light of this, I recommend going to CP multiple days, and to maximize the beginning of the day, and the end of the day... you can go back to your hotel in the middle of the day or hang out on the beach in the middle of the day if you want. More days gives you more ropedrops, and more evening/night rides. As I was saying before, unless you're an immaculate planner or incredibly lucky, the only way to ride SteVen without a long line is making rope drop. So you want to get your ride in on SteVen for rope drop once a day. Then you can get walk-ons on Maverick and MF. And, you'll want to get Raptor, Valravn, and Wingkeeper in outside of midday.

Just my two cents. Also, most of the flat rides and non-coaster rides are pretty generic and what you see at any amusement park. If you're in a time crunch you probably don't need to ride them if you have a home park that you go to regularly or you go to a lot of parks. Ride those those generic flat rides at parks where your time isn't as valuable.

Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:19 am
by Canobie Coaster
I actually think Cedar Point has a really strong flat lineup.

Windseeker (when it actually operates) has a breathtaking view over the water. Both Skyhawk and MaXair have some great airtime. And the Cedar Downs Racing Derby is very rare. However in one day, I would prioritize coasters over these rides.

Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:14 am
by B&MIntaminGCI
Thanks for the advice everyone. There's probably a way I can swindle my family into spending at LEAST a half a day extra at Cedar Point because we have a full day that consists of traveling from Cleveland to Mason which is only 3 1/2 hours. :lmao:

Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:43 am
by operative_me
Depending on how far you are coming from, and if this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to go to CP, you really want 1.5-2 days. Which leads me to ask... what are you spending a day in Cleveland for?

I live in Cleveland, it's ok I guess. I guess some people come here for the rock hall. Um... that's it? Spend a half day in Cleveland and the drive down to Mason!

(This is sort of tongue-in-cheek, I know you are travelling with family and may not get to call all of the shots.)

Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:17 pm
by thrillrider
This weeks "where in the park is this"?

Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:59 pm
by prozach626
Dude asked if he could do all of the coasters at CP in one day and explained how he didn't have control. His responses were, "Do more than one day." Don't make him be pushy with his family who has gifted him with this great opportunity. He should be grateful.

My response to the question at hand is that one day at Cedar Point should be a blast with Fast Lane Plus. I think you'll be able to do almost everything you want to do. I'd personally skip Cedar Creek Mine Ride and Cork Screw. If you find yourself really enjoying a coaster then ride it again right away. Cedar Point is massive, so if you decide you want to ride Gatekeeper after Magnum you're going to eat up a big chunk of walking him. Make your way around the park hitting everything in close proximity and try not to bounce from one side of the park to the next.

Try not to feel too obligated to squeeze everything in and just focus on having a good time. The last thing you want to do is give yourself any kind of stress during a day at an awesome place like Cedar Point.

Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:27 pm
by bert425
prozach626 wrote:Dude asked if he could do all of the coasters at CP in one day and explained how he didn't have control. His responses were, "Do more than one day." Don't make him be pushy with his family who has gifted him with this great opportunity. He should be grateful.

My response to the question at hand is that one day at Cedar Point should be a blast with Fast Lane Plus. I think you'll be able to do almost everything you want to do. I'd personally skip Cedar Creek Mine Ride and Cork Screw. If you find yourself really enjoying a coaster then ride it again right away. Cedar Point is massive, so if you decide you want to ride Gatekeeper after Magnum you're going to eat up a big chunk of walking him. Make your way around the park hitting everything in close proximity and try not to bounce from one side of the park to the next.

Try not to feel too obligated to squeeze everything in and just focus on having a good time. The last thing you want to do is give yourself any kind of stress during a day at an awesome place like Cedar Point.


actually, if you read them closely, you'd note the 1st two answers to him (mine and ytterbiumanalyst's) both said : you COULD do all the coasters in 1 day, but the park is worth longer than that and you should spend more time if you can.

just sayin

Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:53 am
by Pedrinho
thrillrider wrote:This weeks "where in the park is this"?

Pah, I'm pretty sure I saw this sign.. But i can't recall which one it ist.
But I'll have a wikd guess: Tiki Twirl?

Makes me crazy.. Knowing to have seen it.. But not knowing exactly where. :lmao:

Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:46 am
by Too Fast For Comfort
prozach626 wrote:Dude asked if he could do all of the coasters at CP in one day and explained how he didn't have control. His responses were, "Do more than one day." Don't make him be pushy with his family who has gifted him with this great opportunity. He should be grateful.

My response to the question at hand is that one day at Cedar Point should be a blast with Fast Lane Plus. I think you'll be able to do almost everything you want to do. I'd personally skip Cedar Creek Mine Ride and Cork Screw. If you find yourself really enjoying a coaster then ride it again right away. Cedar Point is massive, so if you decide you want to ride Gatekeeper after Magnum you're going to eat up a big chunk of walking him. Make your way around the park hitting everything in close proximity and try not to bounce from one side of the park to the next.

Try not to feel too obligated to squeeze everything in and just focus on having a good time. The last thing you want to do is give yourself any kind of stress during a day at an awesome place like Cedar Point.


Its a fair question. If more than one day was completely out of the question, he wouldn't have asked. My two cents is that you want more than one day, and much of that is because I prefer maxing the mornings and evenings/nights. If you really enjoy coasters, even with FP+ you might as well take advantage of the park with the best roller coasters in the world an extra day. I'd say if you get a FP+ on day #1, just do ropedrop on day #2, and be on your way once the crowds start getting intense.

Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:33 am
by coasterbill
You can absolutely hit everything in one day if you get Fastlane Plus. Start at Dragster if it's open because it's going to break down 150 times throughout the day and it could screw up your plans if you save it for last. Get on the first available row. It's infinitely better in the front but just get on it once so you at least got one ride in. If you care you can come back later.

Alternately you could hit Iron Dragon first since it doesn't have Fastlane but even a full queue isn't that bad (especially not if you hit up the "Dive In" for a beer before popping in line).

Since you noted that you want to ride Sky Ride (excellent choice by the way :lol: ), my biggest tip is not to be spooked by a full queue. It moves really fast. That said, riding from the front of the park the last few hours of the night guarantees a walk-on and even with Fastlane I suggest hitting the main midway later since you won't even need to wait from the merge points on Raptor, Gatekeeper and Wicked Twister. You'll basically walk right on.

Ride the train from Frontiertown... it's much better than riding from the other station.