Trip Report: Cedar Point on May 30, 2010

Trip #2 started out around two in the afternoon.  I started out on the Magnum, which had a surprising short wait of only 15 minutes.

Cedar Point - Welcome to the Happiest Place on Earth!

Then it was on to one of my favorite rides, Paddlewheel Excursions.

Cedar Point - Paddlewheel Excursions

Trying a second time to get pictures of the back of Shoot the Rapids, failed because my new camera wasn’t made to point and shoot a million times in a minute.

Cedar Point - Shoot the Rapids Station

Then, I took a quick ride on the Gemini and Cedar Creek Mine Ride to stall so I could make it early to the 4 o’clock Grand Ole Country.

Cedar Point - Cedar Creek Mine Ride

After Grand Ole Country, which is a great show, I took the train around a few times to take a look at Shoot the Rapids.

Cedar Point - Shoot the Rapids

Cedar Point - Shoot the Rapids Testing

Cedar Point - Shoot the Rapids Testing

Cedar Point - Shoot the Rapids Testing

Cedar Point - Shoot the Rapids Testing

Then, it was onto Tropical Heat, Island Beat, which is the best show in the park this year.

Cedar Point - Charlie Brown's Cabin Sign

After the show I took a stroll down the Frontier Trail, visited Charlie Brown’s cabin, and took a peek at Shoot the Rapids. But, guess who I found sneaking a ride, Tony and Tyler. They are two very lucky people. Then a quick dinner break at the car, and then back to Shoot the Rapids for more pictures.

Cedar Point - Shoot the Rapids Viewing Area

Cedar Point - Shoot the Rapids Panorama

Yes, I really do love this ride, even though I can’t ride it yet! Then it was onto the Hot Summer Lights midway for a ride on the Iron Dragon and Wildcat. After that, I headed over to the Wicked Twister midway to ride Wicked Twister and Troika.

Cedar Point - Wicked Twister

I waited in line for Disaster Transport up until the top of the stairs when the ride broke down from mechanical reasons.

Cedar Point - Disaster Transport

With the park closing soon, I headed over to see the Starlight Experience for the first time this season. I personally think that adding rope light to some of the signs made it look unprofessional. Also, with the addition of Shoot the Rapids, it opened up a lot of the area, not as dark as last years.

Cedar Point - Gemini at Night

That was it for my day, got plenty of rides in for it being a busy Memorial Day weekend.

Ride Count:

  • Magnum XL 200 x1
  • Paddlewheel Excursions x1
  • Gemini x1
  • Cedar Creek Mine Ride x1
  • CP & LE Railroad x1
  • Wildcat x1
  • Wicked Twister x1
  • Troika x1

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Trip Report: Cedar Point on May 15, 2010

Opening day started out with me arriving too late for the opening ceremony, why didn’t someone tell me they had one?

Cedar Point - Opening Day Band

After that I headed past the Raptor and to Millennium Force, which was broken down, then to Maverick, which was also broken down.

Cedar Point - Millennium Force Entrance

So, then I decided to stop at Shoot the Rapids to take some quick pictures.

Cedar Point - Shoot the Rapids

Then I went to the Iron Dragon which was my first coaster of the 2010 season.  Then I back tracked to Raptor and got off just in time to see the “running of the bulls”. After managing my way through the crowds I went to ride the Corkscrew, the Magnum XL 200, and the Gemini.

Cedar Point - Magnum XL 200

Heading into Frontier Town, I rode the  Antique Carsand then headed to Shoot the Rapids to take pictures of everything and film the testing of Shoot the Rapids.

Cedar Point - Shoot the Rapids Entrance

Cedar Point - Shoot the Rapids Delayed Opening Sign

Cedar Point - Shoot the Rapids Testing

Cedar Point - Shoot the Rapids Testing

Cedar Point - Shoot the Rapids HDR

Cedar Point - Shoot the Rapids Ride Photo Building

I also saw @coasterhq taking some pictures for his site: Coaster HQ.  I then decided to take the train back to the main midway and then the Skyride to the car for lunch at the same time @thelostcoaster was having lunch at his car.

Cedar Point - CP & LE Railroad

While waiting in line for the Skyride I saw someone familiar:

Cedar Point - Cedar Fair CEO

(Dick Kinzel, Cedar Fair CEO)

After lunch, I returned to the park and it just doesn’t sound the same without the Demon Drop.

Cedar Point - Old Demon Drop Location

Cedar Point - Old Demon Drop Location

I then power walked to the Iron Dragon midway to see the Ohio State Spring Athletic Band perform.

Cedar Point - Ohio State Spring Athletic Band

Then it was on to Paddlewheel Excursions to get an up close look at Shoot the Rapids.

Cedar Point - Paddlewheel Excursions Rest Area

Cedar Point - Shoot the Rapids Island Side

Cedar Point - Shoot the Rapids Island Side

Cedar Point - New Location of the Canfield's and McGee's

Cedar Point - New Location of the Canfield's and McGee's

I then did a little shopping in Frontier Town before taking the train back to the front for Tropical Heat, Island Beat.

After that I walked over to the Wicked Twister midway for the Space Spiral which now features Tony’s voice.  After buying a Shoot the Rapids shirt and magnet, the crowds pushed me out.

Cedar Point - Shoot the Rapids Banner

That was my Opening Day 2010 trip, short but fun filled after A LONG winter!

Ride Count:

  • Iron Dragon x1
  • Corkscrew x1
  • Magnum XL 200 x1
  • Gemini (Red Side) x1
  • Antique Cars x1
  • CP & LE Railroad x2
  • Skyride x1
  • Paddlewheel Excursions x1
  • Space Spiral x1

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