Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby Too Fast For Comfort » Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:44 am

coasterbill wrote: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.


All good points. Another point to piggyback on your advice about TTD:

If you go in the morning, there's a chance that you might get a ride when its foggy/cloudy. So basically, when you go up the tophat, you're basically riding in the clouds. I had that experience the last time I went.

There's also a lot of game theory and strategy about how to best max your chance of getting a rollback. There's a YouTube video that goes into detail on this. But it basically has to do going in conditions that would make the train slower, but not so obvious that they plan to make the launch faster to get you over. So if this theory is true, an early AM ride might not max your chances of a rollback compared to other times of the day.

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillrider » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:37 am

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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:


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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby grsupercity » Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:27 pm

Wicked Twister sign?
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillrider » Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:24 pm

grsupercity wrote:Wicked Twister sign?


Not even close.
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby SbSteveZ » Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:05 pm

thrillrider wrote:This weeks "where in the park is this"?


Quite a tough one, I’m almost wondering if it’s Happy Firar or Nick Knacks at Castaway Bay. Tricky indeed!
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby AndrewA86 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:55 pm

thrillrider wrote:This weeks "where in the park is this"?


Red Baron sign?
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby operative_me » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:29 pm

Yeah this one has got me stumped as well.

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby bluestreak » Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:25 pm

I'm there 40 times a year and have no clue
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillrider » Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:39 pm

AndrewA86 wrote:
thrillrider wrote:This weeks "where in the park is this"?


Red Baron sign?

Yep!
Good job, that was a tough one.
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby blakelemay23 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:24 pm

Hey guys!

Just letting you know job applications are now up for Ride Operations at Cedar Point. Going to Cedar Point and getting away from my hometown for a while was the best learning experience I have ever had and helped me grow tremendously as a person. Housing is provided, and you get to work and ride some of the coolest rides in the world all while meeting new friends and making money!

If anyone has any questions about what it's like to work at Cedar Point, you can email me at blakelemay@yahoo.com !

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