CP 7/21-7/24...WHAT TO EXPECT??

CP 7/21-7/24...WHAT TO EXPECT??

Post by Corp K » Fri, 11 Jul 1997 04:00:00


Hello...
   I have never been to Cedar Point, and am SOOOO e***d that I am going
on the 21st...I am staying at Sandcastle suites hotel.  Does anybody have
any information that could make my trip even better??  I am driving 9
hours to get there and would be pissed if it was just an oversized GAdv.
When are the lines for the best rides their shortest...Do hotel guests get
ERT?....What kind of crowds can I expect??  How's the food??  Any help
would Be  GREATLY appreciated

            10 days till MANTIS!!!!

                               Dom

 
 
 

CP 7/21-7/24...WHAT TO EXPECT??

Post by Flight7 » Fri, 11 Jul 1997 04:00:00

Subject: CP 7/21-7/24...WHAT TO EXPECT??

Date: 10 Jul 1997 17:34:39 GMT

Hello...
   I have never been to Cedar Point, and am SOOOO e***d that I am going
on the 21st...I am staying at Sandcastle suites hotel.  Does anybody have
any information that could make my trip even better??  I am driving 9
hours to get there and would be pissed if it was just an oversized GAdv.
When are the lines for the best rides their shortest...Do hotel guests get
ERT?....What kind of crowds can I expect??  How's the food??  Any help
would Be  GREATLY appreciated

            10 days till MANTIS!!!!

                               Dom
--------------------------------------------
I will be at CP the same week in August!  Should I expect the same thing
or will it be worse for me???

--Jeremy

 
 
 

CP 7/21-7/24...WHAT TO EXPECT??

Post by Dana Schwar » Fri, 11 Jul 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

>   I have never been to Cedar Point, and am SOOOO e***d that I am going
>on the 21st...I am staying at Sandcastle suites hotel.  Does anybody have
>any information that could make my trip even better??  I am driving 9
>hours to get there and would be pissed if it was just an oversized GAdv.
>When are the lines for the best rides their shortest...Do hotel guests get
>ERT?....What kind of crowds can I expect??  How's the food??  Any help
>would Be  GREATLY appreciated

No, Dom, you won't be pissed.  Cedar Point is *not* "just an oversized
(SF)GAd.  I know you've been salivating over LIMS, but you'll have a
great time at CP without them.

And, no - hotel guests do not get ERT - you're paying for a place to
sleep, not joining a club :-) !   However, if you enter the park as
early as they allow you through one of the gates leading from the
hotels (ie, 8:45 - 9:00 am), and head straight for, say, Magnum,
you'll probably luck out and get a couple to several rides in a row
before the official 10 am opening bell.  No guarantee, but it usually
works that way.  The hordes filtering through the main gate have to
walk toward the back of the park to "catch up" with you, and most are
so mesmerized by Raptor as they enter the park, that they make it
their first stop, pouring into the queues.

The bad news is that you are going during the height of vacation
season; the good news, you'll be spending four *week*days at the park,
so you should get your fill of what CP offers!

Enjoy!

Dana Schwartz


 
 
 

CP 7/21-7/24...WHAT TO EXPECT??

Post by Corp K » Wed, 16 Jul 1997 04:00:00

Does those early rides also apply to Mantis and Raptor???

dom
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CP 7/21-7/24...WHAT TO EXPECT??

Post by Dana Schwar » Wed, 16 Jul 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

>Does those early rides also apply to Mantis and Raptor???

(Dom is responding to my earlier post in this thread concerning the
possibility of getting a few coaster rides at CP prior to the official
ride opening time of 10 am.)

Let me start by saying that I am *not* a CP regular and have visited
the park in the spring (weekdays) for the past two years.  My
experience:  between ~ 9 - 10 am, several coasters were running (we
focussed on Magnum) and they were allowing park guests to ride them
prior to 10 am.  

However, someone posted here (within the past day or two) that his/her
recent (read: height of summer season) experience was different:
Mantis (others?) were *not* open to riders before 10 am.  

If some other CP regular/staff person (Dave A.?  CP I.?  Pete?  Walt?
Jason?  Jonathan? etc.)  would like to help Dom out, please jump in!

Dana Schwartz

 
 
 

CP 7/21-7/24...WHAT TO EXPECT??

Post by JORU » Wed, 16 Jul 1997 04:00:00

 I'm not working up there anymore, but i've been up there quite a bit this
summer. Raptor and Mantis used to open before 10 but now its been changed.
although with CP its a hit or miss thing becaue they change their minds
constantly.From past experiences these were the times I would go ride. Hit
Magnum early. Mean Streak early or at night. Mantis during the laser show
since its 11'oclock closings.  Blue Streak late afternoon until park
closes( I should know I was team leader of that ride the past 2 summers).
If your looking for marathon riding. Hit Gemini in the evening( the best
drop at CP, if your sitting in the back). Theres always waits for Raptor(
the best thing to do is hit line up in the morning). From what I hear the
attendence is down, hopefully it stays tis way when you visit.

                                                  ps As for the rumor mill
expect something big,
                                                      for 98 but is it a
coaster?

~jonathan~

           I've never given my top ten list so here it is.
1- WILDCAT     Hersheypark
2-TEXAS GIANT   SFOT
3-ALPENGEIST    BGW
4-STEEL FORCE   Dorney Park
5- RAVEN   Holiday world
6- OUTLAW    Adventureland
7- BATMAN THE RIDE    SFGA
8- BEAST   PKI
9- GRIZZLY  PKD
10- THUNDER RUN    KK