Trip Report: Cedar Point on July 30, 2010

This trip, #8 if you’re counting, started off as a get-there-early-to-ride Shoot the Rapids trip.  Well being Cedar Point’s newest and most unreliable ride, it was closed for the morning and most of the day.  So with my dad and sister off riding Maverick, I was stuck for a short period of time with nothing to ride.  Of course that didn’t bother me as I took pictures of Shoot the Rapids, the Frontier Trail, and I also got to see the filling up of Thunder Canyon.

Cedar Point - Millennium Force Overbanked Turn

Cedar Point - Petting Farm Cows and Goats

Cedar Point - Petting Farm Chickens

Cedar Point - Thunder Canyon Without Water

Cedar Point - Thunder Canyon Without Water

This happens every morning and if you want to know more, Tony and Tyler wrote a blog entry on it.

After that I met up with my dad and sister and we took the train over to the Main Midway where we found Millennium Force with a very full queue line and moved on.  We took the train fully around again and then got off and took the Skyride to the other end of the midway and then rode Chaos and Ocean Motion.

Cedar Point - Minions

I also took pictures of the many construction markings in the area.

Cedar Point - 2011 Ride Watch Markings

Cedar Point - 2011 Ride Watch Stake

Cedar Point - 2011 Ride Watch Stakes

I then exited to the Beach and walked the boardwalk to the Hotel Breakers and took my very first peek inside.  It’s very cool in there and if it wasn’t so expensive I might look into staying the night.

Cedar Point - Hotel Breakers

Cedar Point - Hotel Breakers

Cedar Point - Hotel Breakers

It was then time for lunch at the car.  After lunch I headed to Paddlewheel Excursions for a ride and to take my yearly video of the ride.  After that I headed over to Frontier Town to see Grand Ole Country which is an OK show, but nothing special once you have seen Tropical Heat, Island Beat.  The audience just seems more into Tropical-Beat then just sitting there at Grand-Country.

Cedar Point - Top Thrill Dragster

There is about a half-hour delay in between shows, so I took this time to stroll through the Town Hall Museum and check on how Shoot the Rapids was doing, still down if you’re wondering.

Cedar Point - Higher Up Staff

After Tropical Heat, Island Beat, I headed to the car for a quick snack and then took the longer way around the point by going to Frontier Town to catch the train so I could check on Shoot the Rapids.  I was finally open and I met up with my dad and sister and headed over to get in about two rides before it broke down AGAIN!  After that I was done with rides for the day because my parents went all crazy about the Snoopy Scavenger hunt and we all ended up going back and forth between all three kids areas.

Cedar Point - Planet Snoopy Banner

Cedar Point - Snoopy's Deep Sea Diver

Cedar Point - Flying Ace Balloon Race

My day at the point then ended and on the way home we stopped at Costa Azul for dinner.  The food there is OK, but I have defiantly had better at my local Mariachi Coco’s.

Ride Count:

  • CP & LE Railroad x1
  • Skyride x1
  • Chaos x1
  • Ocean Motion x1
  • Paddlewheel Excursions x1
  • Shoot the Rapids x2

Show Count:

Trip Report: Cedar Point on July 22, 2010

Trip #7 was another afternoon show trip and for the Maverick/Shoot the Rapids ride night.

Cedar Point - Maverick ERT Sign

I went to see Grand Ole Country and then took a rough ride on Mean Streak.  I then took the train over to Tropical Heat, Island Beat at the Red Garter Saloon where they finally switched the old chairs and replaced them with new ones.  After the show it started raining so I hopped back on the train and stayed on for about an hour and a half while it poured.

Cedar Point - Shoot the Rapids in a Downpour

Cedar Point - Shoot the Rapids in a Downpour

Cedar Point - Red Eye Saloon Fire in the Rain

Cedar Point - Millennium Force Area in a Downpour

Cedar Point - Millennium Force Area in a Downpour

Cedar Point - Frontier Town in a Downpour

When it finally slowed down, I made a run for the car by using overhangs and shops to stay dry along the way.

Cedar Point - Gemini Midway in the Rain

By the time I made it to the gate it had stopped raining and a few rides started testing and running for the few still in the park.  I was too wet by that point to stay so I headed home and I heard that there were very few people who ended up going to the Maverick ride night.

Ride Count:

  • Mean Streak x1
  • CP & LE Railroad x8

Show Count: