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Cedar Point Four Day Trip! 8/1 - 8/4/2011 (TR)
08-12-2011, 04:41 PM
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Cedar Point Four Day Trip! 8/1 - 8/4/2011 (TR)
I've been meaning to put up a TR since I got home, and hopefully I'll finally pull through with it and finish it this time...

Monday, August 1st
We (My dad, my cousin, and I) arrived at Breakers Express at 8:00PM. With my Platinum Pass, I had no worry of getting into the park since I knew I wouldn't be able to wait until morning. My cousin decided to pay the starlight ticket since she couldn't wait, either. As usual, I had no idea what I was going to do first, since as usual I was overwhelmed by all the possibilities, so I went with the one I knew wouldn't have much of a line, and was one of my favorites last year- Magnum. Absolutely love this ride, the ejector air is crazy and the view out into the lake is great. After Magnum, we headed on over to Gemini, which is a hidden gem. The first drop, as it did last year, took me by surprise. Crazy airtime throughout and the perfect combination of smooth and rough. Gemini has the best headchoppers, too!

Since it was already getting late, we decided to go over to Millennium Force and try to get one of the last rides of the night- in the front row! This is one of the only bad experiences I had on this trip. While we were waiting in line, someone was smoking but we just couldn't see who, since they were in the crowd. But we could definitely smell it, and it was awful in that huge packed space. We got into the station and escaped the smell, (I guess they knew the ride operators would catch them) and got in line for the front row. That might have been the slowest 30 minute of my life, waiting in that line. But, right when we were three trains from heading out, the operator announced they would only be running two more trains and that the rest of the front row needed to clear out. Such bad timing! An operator cut his way directly in front of me and said that riders behind the couple in front of me needed to find another row. This was understandable, since they shouldn't be sending out trains with only one row filled until midnight. So we just found ourselves in the back row, which was the next best thing. We were still going to be the last train of the night...or so we were told. When our train came rolling back into the brake run, we realized that one other train after us was sent up, with two riders in the front row. We watched as the riders in the front row screamed with delight, but it didn't take much to notice they were drunk or high. That train would've been my train, I would've gone in the front row on the last ride of the night, so a majority of my train complained to the operator. All he could say he was "sorry". When our group just gave up, we headed down the exit ramp as the actual last train of the night was rolling back in. The two guys in the front row hopped right up, and right when they got in the exit ramp, out of view from the operators, started smoking. The familiar smell filled my nose that basically tortured me the hour I was in line.

From what I heard, those two guys refused to give up their spot even though they were one of the last ones in line for the front row. I think the operator felt very threatened by them and let them go for his own safety, I don't know. All I know is we were supposed to be the next ones in line, and we really missed out on having an awesome first night. But whatever.

Tuesday, August 2
After the misfortune of last night, we had the best day possible on Tuesday! We got our Millennium Force front row ride in(amazing, by the way) but it started raining at around 8PM. Hearing about CP's awful operations in the rain, I was a little worried. Tonight is when I met the amazing Corkscrew crew, even though they were only running one train they still got 'em rolling as soon as possible, and they were just plain hilarious when they would sing popular songs but replace the lyrics with the safety procedures and what they were doing, like "Go downstairs, gotta have my cereal...gotta check those seatbelts..." (Guess which awful song they were singing?) But since it rained so late, much of the crowd left by the time the rides opened up again! Since Skyhawk operates in the light rain, we rode that a whole 10 times in a row without getting off. Skyhawk is such a fun ride, and I didn't get to ride it in 2010. Also want to congratulate the operators of Skyhawk that night, very enthusiastic and one girl got so used to checking empty seats she developed this method of jumping up and pushing the lapbar down in only about a second, and it was fun watching her speed around all the seats. She was also cracking a bunch of jokes and trying to see who would stay on for the rest of the night. She was so nice we actually felt the need to say goodbye to her once we left! We headed over to Maverick to find ourselves a WALK-ON! I automatically regretted staying on Skyhawk that long because we only got a couple rides in before the park closed. While we were going up the lift hill of Maverick, we were treated to some fireworks from the American Portrait show by MF! Some more fireworks were blasted off while we were on the brake run. My cousin and I were the only ones in that back area of the park when we were walking back to the entrance...very creepy, but fun! Great ending to a great day.

Wednesday, August 3
After being spoiled by Maverick the night before, we decided against waiting 1 1/2 hours for it today. We ate lunch at Coasters Drive-In, and bhad a very average burger. It also rained a bit today as well, but that yet again proved itself to our advantage, as we found a Top Thrill Dragster WALK-ON! A mixture of closing down the ride due to rain and mechanical problems led the guests away from the ride, and once they opened it back up we walked right up to the station and only had to wait about 6 or 7 trains for a front row ride! The crowd and operators were in a great mood and set up a great atmosphere, as people were cheering as the train made it over the hill as there were 2 or 3 rollbacks before. I took a video of the walk up to the station and the crowd in the station if you would want me to post it. But Top Thrill Dragster in the front was just crazy. Luckily it wasn't too late in the day for the bugs to come out, but I still got plastered by them (Just my hands, though...they were way up in the air!)

Thursday, August 4
I decided to go into the park alone for early entry while my cousin didn't want to spend 30 dollars for a few hours, as we were leaving that day. I got another walk-on for TTD, a 40-minute wait for the front row of Maverick, and a walk on for the front row of Magnum. Then the lines started getting longer so I hopped on Corkscrew and said goodbye to the park at around 12:00.

Overall it was an amazing week at the park and I still wish to come back next year.

RIDE COUNT

COASTERS
Blue Streak (x2) - Such a fun little woodie! This was my dad's favorite! Crazy airtime! 8/10
Cedar Creek Mine Ride (x1) - Good little coaster. 6/10
Corkscrew (x2) - Went into this with below-average expectations, but with the good ride crew and the nice airtime, this ride took me by surprise! 7/10
Disaster Transport (x1) - The theming was great, but the actual ride left a little to be desired... 6/10
Gemini (x5) - Love this ride! Barely every has a line, and the slapping of hands prove it to be a fun break from the massive rides. 8/10
Iron Dragon (x1) - This ride was okay... I'm sure the little ones enjoy it, though. 5/10
Magnum XL-200 (x5) [FRONT ROW!] - The ejector air is crazy, the first drop is great, and the view out into the lake is amazing. It might even be my favorite ride there! 9/10
Maverick (x4) [FRONT ROW!] - Words can't describe this ride. Before we got on, my GP cousin said "Why couldn't they have made it taller? It's so small! I don't know about this one...." but once it was over, she was yelling "That was so good!". Insane airtime, amazing first drop, and "twisties" make Maverick one of the best in the park. 10/10
Mean Streak (x1) - Yuck. That is all. 4/10
Millennium Force (x3) [FRONT ROW!] This ride in the front row is just great. The wind in your face as you plunge 300 feet down to earth just can't be beat. It also had crazy airtime as well! If you don't believe me, ride it in the front or back next time you give it a visit. I didn't call it "Millennium Forceless" before, but now I know I never will. 10/10
Raptor (x2) - Would rank this above Alpengeist. It's great invert and is very forceful. 9/10
Top Thrill Dragster (x4) [FRONT ROW!] - Front row can't be beat. Gotta try it at least once. The feeling of going 120mph is breathtaking, as is the view at the top with the airtime. 10/10
Wicked Twister (x2) [FRONT ROW!] - I like the front much better than the back. Love how it's right on the beach, and the airtime is pretty cool. I love how when you sit in the back row, you can see all the cars twisting in front of you. I wouldn't wait for this more than 15 minutes, though. 8/10
Wildcat (x2) - Took me by surprise, this was another first for me. Really liked it. 7/10

FLAT RIDES/OTHER RIDES
MaxAir (x1) - This is the only ride that terrified me to death. I'd find it hard to rate this one since I was too busy freaking out I couldn't find time to enjoy myself. If I wasn't so horrified I'm sure it would've been a fun ride, since my cousin liked it. I knew I'd regret it if I didn't go on so I just went through with it. And I kind of regret going through with it. Oh well.
Power Tower, Shot Side (x3) - Since I rode drop side last year, I decided to try shot and it was real fun. Great airtime, forceful launch.
Skyhawk (x12) - I don't think I would ever wait more than 5 minutes for this ride ever again. The first two times I waited about 20 minutes, but then later on in the night I marathoned it and it took a while for my stomach to recover. I had butterflies the remainder of the night! This is such a fun ride.
Shoot The Rapids (x1) - This ride sure took a long time to get over with. The drops were nice, but it felt like an eternity just floating along the track when nothing much was happening.

I don't think we rode anymore flats. If we did, I can't remember. Also excuse my rating system as I wasn't originally going to put that but added it last minute.

I'm no CP "fanboy" by any means, since it does have flaws, but it's still my favorite park.

Also, I might put pictures later. The pictures I took were very bad so I don't know why I'd need to put them in this TR. But I might if I have nothing else to do. And I almost never have anything to do. So we'll see.
-Braztaz

2011 Visits: 8
i305: 35
Volcano: 9
Dominator: 6
Flight of Fear: 3
Rebel Yell: 8
Anaconda: 2
Hurler: 2
Backlot Stunt Coaster: 2
Ricochet: 4
Avalanche: 2
Grizzly: 5
Ghoster Coaster: 4
Shockwave: 0
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