: Cedar Point


OFRD_GRL
06-11-2006, 04:26 PM
who wants to go?

lets try and work out a date we can all go (on a weekend)

RedRunnertc
07-10-2006, 08:00 AM
Went yesterday for the first time. Lines were not bad (<30 mins) on anything except Top Thrill Dragster, but Millenium Force was down. I think Raptor was my favorite, but all of them were good (the Mine Ride was a little disappointing)

We definitely need to have a get together out there. Tix were only $30 through AAA

ohio03trdtaco
07-10-2006, 11:27 AM
Went yesterday for the first time. Lines were not bad (<30 mins) on anything except Top Thrill Dragster, but Millenium Force was down. I think Raptor was my favorite, but all of them were good (the Mine Ride was a little disappointing)

We definitely need to have a get together out there. Tix were only $30 through AAA
Yep that sounds like your average day at Cedar point.

SuperPoser
07-10-2006, 11:54 AM
sorry mf was down, thats an awsome coaster ;o)
smoothest I've ever ridden

RedRunnertc
07-10-2006, 01:57 PM
Yep that sounds like your average day at Cedar point.

How's that?

SuperPoser
07-10-2006, 02:05 PM
How's that?
raptor, mf, and topthrill usually have the longest lines...
most other rides are <30min lines unless you are there on a sunny summer saturday...
I've been there where the longest line was ~10 min, and also been there where the shortest line was > 60 min... (ok, not counting the mineride...lol)

btw, the mine ride is the first rollercoater to use steel tubular tracks...

ohio03trdtaco
07-10-2006, 02:16 PM
Forgot the part about "Millennium Force was down" part. About every time I go there Millennium Force is down for a little while at least. I have been stuck on MF on the main hill Magnum on Main hill, Gemini just before the exit (the brakes jammed and they wouldn’t let us off till it was repaired), Raptor was stuck at second hill (brakes again) and some other coaster I have been stuck as well just can’t remember. There was nothing like sitting at the top of Millennium force for about 20 minuets just looking out at every thing.

SuperPoser
07-10-2006, 02:33 PM
I was stuck on raptor's lift hill once for about 15 min... and iron dragon's 1st lift hill for about 3 min...

anyone ever ride backwords on top thrill? I always wanted to be in on the backwords ride, but not yet... hehe

RedRunnertc
07-10-2006, 04:58 PM
anyone ever ride backwords on top thrill? I always wanted to be in on the backwords ride, but not yet... hehe

What do you mean by backwards? They put the car on facing the other way, so you launch back first?

SuperPoser
07-10-2006, 05:04 PM
What do you mean by backwards? They put the car on facing the other way, so you launch back first?

nope

the train doesn't make it all the way up... front car or 2 will, but the rest of the train doesn't, and it comes all the way back to the station ... backwords... :woot:

the controller then recalculates the mass of the train (with all the riders ofcourse), and launch a 2nd time after all the shutdown's have been reset...

you end up getting 2 rides for the wait of one ride... :woot:

SuperPoser
07-10-2006, 05:12 PM
What do you mean by backwards? They put the car on facing the other way, so you launch back first?
...

humm... that would be fun... they should start wicked twister going back ... hehe

on the back note... did you try sky hawk? I was afraid till I rode it, and it was wicked sweet
I did it both directions... (forward first, and back first...)

don't suppose you saw any new supports or anything of the new coaster going in frontier town did ya?
all I know, there is at least one coaster going where white water landing used to be... perhaps two coasters???

later
Mike

SuperPoser
07-10-2006, 05:14 PM
rollercoaters rock!!!!
:xrocker: :xozzy: :kewl: :woot: :dancing: :headbang: :boobies:

RedRunnertc
07-10-2006, 06:33 PM
Yeah, we rode Skyhawk, it was pretty cool. That air system must generate A LOT of power to move all that weight so fast.

There was just a cleared area - no supports or anything I noticed.

Lysmachia
07-10-2006, 06:52 PM
Can you believe Troy went and rode coasters without me? I'm still fuming....

Froggygirl
07-10-2006, 07:26 PM
Who did he go with?

RedRunnertc
07-10-2006, 07:29 PM
Can you believe Troy went and rode coasters without me? I'm still fuming....

:xcrybaby: Wah


Steph - I went with a friend from work.

SuperPoser
07-10-2006, 08:21 PM
Steph - I went with a friend from work.
was she hot?

RedRunnertc
07-11-2006, 09:31 AM
No he wasn't

SuperPoser
07-11-2006, 10:08 AM
Yeah, we rode Skyhawk, it was pretty cool. That air system must generate A LOT of power to move all that weight so fast.
I was checking this out as well..
I was curious where the compressors were located as I did not hear them...

also curious as to the braking... does it recompress the air into the tank when it brakes?

I'de love to see the designs for it... pretty sweet pneumatics

SuperPoser
07-11-2006, 10:10 AM
on a physics side to sky hawk... kennywood has a smaller version called sky swing...

it has a smaller radius, and causes one to feel more air time... (perhaps it rotates further than sky hawk)
I liked both, but think I like the smaller version at kennywood better due to the more air time...

SuperPoser
07-11-2006, 10:12 AM
has anyone ever placed a penny on their knee when riding demon drop??
hehe

for the record, power tower is the scariest ride at the point imo...

Froggygirl
07-11-2006, 06:11 PM
Magnum is the biggest rollercoaster I've ever been on, but not the scariest. That would be the indoor coaster at Six Flags in Cincinatti. I wasn't ready for that one! :eek:

SuperPoser
07-11-2006, 07:06 PM
do you mean outter limits, flight of fear at Kings Island?
that is my fav coaster at kings island!
http://www.rcdb.com/ig66.htm

ohio03trdtaco
07-11-2006, 08:42 PM
That is it I though it was Six Flags in Cinci I am sorry I told you the wrong place Steph.

SuperPoser
07-11-2006, 09:14 PM
you guys hear about sob?
apparently a support broke and 27 people went to the hospital... mostly whiplash i think...

RedRunnertc
08-04-2006, 01:19 PM
Bump - when do y'all wanna go to The Point? Molly will be in over Labor Day weekend.

32 posts for 2000

Froggygirl
08-04-2006, 02:21 PM
That might be a good time to go because school kids will be in school. :)

OFRD_GRL
08-04-2006, 03:12 PM
i might drag andy there when he comes out... i forget if he does coasters...

RedRunnertc
08-04-2006, 06:23 PM
Hes coming out the weekend before labor day right?

Lysmachia
08-05-2006, 02:27 PM
Well we are def doing it over labor day! Hellz yeah!