Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby coasternut » Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:19 pm

^^ Ditto when I was there last week too.
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:09 pm

Apparently I misunderstood the big excitement. I assumed the trains were in transfer (as is tradition for prolonged Dragster breakdowns), apparently they were always on the track, they’re just moving them up to different positions and actively messing around with it finally. That’s probably still a good sign. I’ve heard a lot of positive rumblings today.
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby MiABeta » Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:23 pm

DILinator wrote:(Or you can come North, and marathon Shivering Timbers with me while I hum the U of M and MSU fight songs! ;) )

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby B&MIntaminGCI » Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:00 pm

I heard the crew is scheduled for Friday from someone that works there as well. I mean obviously that doesn't mean it's going to open Friday but that could be a good sign since they haven't been scheduled for 21 days or s/t like that according to said person.

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby josephcissell » Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:32 am

After years of dreaming, I am finally visiting this park tomorrow and Sunday. I can't believe it's actually happening. I'll be going back in this thread and searching for some tips about the plan of attack of course, but if you have any you want to share or share again, feel free. Thanks!

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby prozach626 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:36 am

Have fun. I hope it lives up to your expectations. Fast lane plus.

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:25 am

Definitely get Fastlane+. Even late season those lines can get super long on weekends. Fastlane+ will take care of you on coasters and big flats; beyond that, it depends on what you like to do. If you need downtime, Melt is a good place to chill, as is Chickie's and Pete's. Cedar Downs and the Skyride are both underrated--don't skip those.
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby bill_s » Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:35 pm

Is queue-times accurate for this park? Wait times for the big rides haven't particularly changed since a few weeks ago. The lesser rides I think have improved, perhaps that's just the way that works. There has been some user posts of much shorter lines, but one of those was TTD 5 minutes, which wouldn't have been believable even if the ride was open. By next Monday almost every kid in the country should be in school, so I'm hopeful. But still not sure. Considering driving 2 hours more to skip tolls and save for fastlane, but also I'm doing the 2 half-days plan so that will be only the larger half at best. If it wasn't beautiful I'd be reconsidering very heavily.

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:53 pm

bill_s wrote:Is queue-times accurate for this park?


It's not Disney accurate but it's very good for a regional park. Rides at the front of the park are sometimes slow to lower their wait times towards the end of the night though so be aware of that.

User reported wait times are a hilariously useless feature that needs to die.
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby Haymaker » Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:25 pm

When I was there Corkscrew said 65 minutes... always check anyways.

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