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

Show Count:

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

Show Count:

Trip Report: Cedar Point on July 14, 2009

After a quick lunch at Costa Azul, it was on to the park to ride Paddlewheel Excursions to check out the mystery construction site, but first a quick ride on the Skyride.

Cedar Point - Kiddy Kingdom and Wicked Twister Midway

Cedar Point - Paddlewheel Excursions Station

Cedar Point - Project 2010 Mystery

Then it was onto the Cedar Creek Mine Ride and then, because it was almost time for Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I went to get on the train. Although, I got “sidetracked” into the Live Music in the Palace while I waited for the train to come.

Cedar Point - Cedar Creek Mine Ride

After Signed, Sealed, Delivered it was time for dinner at the car.  Then it was onto the Wicked Twister Midway to ride the Space Spiral, Giant Wheel, maXair for my first and last time, and Troika.

Cedar Point - maXair

Cedar Point - Giant Wheel and Disaster Transport

Cedar Point - Space Spiral

After that it was onto part two of the Starlight Experience behind the scenes.

Later, I rode the Antique Cars and then went through the Starlight Experience during the best time, after dark.

Cedar Point - Ghosts of the Frontier Trail

After a little shopping, it was time to end the day.

Cedar Point - Snoopy Boutique

Ride Count:

Skyride – 1
Paddlewheel Excursions – 1
Cedar Creek Mine Ride – 1
CP & LE Railroad – 1
Space Spiral – 1
Giant Wheel – 1
maXair – 1
Troika – 1
Antique Cars – 1

Show Count:

Live Music at the Palace – 0.005
Signed, Sealed, Delivered – 1
Starlight Experience – 1.5

B*tch in the Kitchen


Merry Christmas Eve Everyone!

Cedar Point’s Starlight Experience Pictures

A few blogs ago I told you that my next video would be about “Starlight“.  Well, here it is, the picture slide show of the starlight experience.

Don’t worry a FULL walk-thru is still coming in the near future, check out more vids here!