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Everything posted by robintodd

  1. I'd love to see some attention to the train ride. Maybe not bring back the shooting Indians of old, but having a sister city to Bonesville at Cedar Point would be awesome!
  2. My wife and I go up to the point 3 times a year (first Sun. Mon. Tues. & Wed. they are open, a weekend with the grandchildren during the year and the last weekend they are open). My biggest advice would be stay at the Breakers! It is a little more expensive but early season they do have discounted rooms for platinum pass holders (put in the promo code PASS when reserving online). You get to park the car and not fight parking each day. Staying there get's you early entry and allows you to go back to the room and change if you get to wet on the rides or you need a rest. Plus you can pack sandwiches, etc. to save money on food. Word of caution, there are NO Coffee makers in the rooms! We have a small hamilton-beach kureg we always take up with us. The staff at the Breakers is top-notch and I've always found them more than helpful and friendly. Keep in mind that if you go before Memorial day, schools are in session which is a plus, but not all the shows are going (plus the new Frontier land will not be open until Memorial day this year). Make sure to ride the train, especially from the back of the park (near steel vengence) to the front. That section has a lot of boneville to enjoy. The other half is mostly a view of the lake. You can also get Famous Dave's and carry it back to your room (we have done this after the park has closed. Seems they keep the gates open for an hour after the park closes. Perkins in the Breakers is also great for breakfast, dinner or lunch. Tomo's hibachi grill in the Breakers is our favorite place to eat! Fridays in my opinion is overpriced and can be skipped. You can also order Domino's and they will deliver. Usually I get in an hour early and ride Maverick. I've ridden in 4 times in a row without getting off in the mornings before the crowds get back there. GateKeeper is the fastest line in the park so never be scared of the size of the line there. Also they don't close the line until the park closes so keep that in mind. Millennium Force has a decent line too but know that if it breaks down don't get out of line. Usually it is only down for about 10-15 minutes. Tues and Wed are definitely less crowded and you should have no problem covering the park in 2 days. If you have a platinum pass flash it everywhere. Most places (Perkins for example) will give you a discount with it. Also if you have a FunPix season pass make sure to go to the FunPix location at the front of the park to make sure your platinum pass is "synced" so it will work. Just ask them to verify they see it in their system. Finally dress for the weather. A windbreaker is a MUST. Know that the weather forecast for Sandusky is different than it is for the Point. Temps are a little cooler being on the water. Hope you have a great time!
  3. With grand kids ages 7, 4 & 3 I am excited about the return of the antique cars next year. My daughter even bought me a shirt for christmas!
  4. I agree. I have one from the very first season! One of my prized possessions!
  5. Yes, we've got 4 of them made. Last time we were there early (4:30) and the building had a sign to go to the windows. They were set up with cameras and able to process a new pass for my son.
  6. Reddi Wip - Maybe an whip ride (like the beetle bugs) but one that whole family can ride
  7. Hot chocolate/coffee is not included on the drink plan, there is a separate mug and charge. ($10.99 for the refill mug. Free refills day of purchase and $1 after that).
  8. Nice to see they finally have this information available. You do have to go to the 2nd screen (after saying how many tickets) to see the blackout dates. The park hours tab only shows the hours for Winterfest itself, not the buffet. Just so everyone is clear. Next open date seems to be Sunday.
  9. The International Restaurant has a different, more upscale menu than the Red's Grill. From memory the Red's Grill has Turkey, ham, stuffing, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, breads and that's all I can remember at the moment (Bodda may remember more). As for the International restaurant below is a pic I took of the menu. They also have a cash bar to the left at the top of the stairs! If they are open or not is dependent on company sell-outs. I have told them they need to post when these are so people can plan accordingly. I would love to take my wife to the International buffet but would like to know when it is available to the general public. (Hopefully Don H. can help with this?) Most food places have special holiday menu options below is from the festhaus: Hope this helps....
  10. Went both Friday and Saturday night. The Lighting Ceremony is not to be missed. Simply magical! The new addition of Flight of Cheer as well as 'icicle lane' (where pumpkin eater was) is a great addition. Winterfest is definitely an improvement over an already spectacular event. The buffet in the international restaurant is $30 (24.99 for pass holders, i believe) and you can walk up without a reservation. The best part is to the left of the top of the stairs they have a cash bar! You can go up and enjoy an adult beverage and enjoy the view over international street! Definitely a great idea. Talking with the staff I found out that the international restaurant may be closed during "private events". I hope they communicate these times to the general public (lookin' at you Don :)) so as to know when it is not available. It would be nice to have an employee able to take pictures (or even have fun pix) for the snow globe. Seems like Fun Pix may be missing out on an opportunity there. Finally my main suggestion to improve the event is the same as last year: the Ice Carvers should have an announcer! Just someone to tell information like where the ice comes from? How long do they last? Is special oil needed for the equipment? What kind of equipment is used? How long does it take to be an ice scalper and how does one go about it? What is the name and experience of the sculptors? What is the history of Ice Sculpting (year, country of origin, etc.)? In addition they could be promoting the company that is doing the sculptures. Suggesting that they are available for weddings, Christmas parties, etc. It seems like it would be a small add with big payback. Overall a fantastic opening weekend. Well staffed and everyone was smiling. KI Keep up the good work!
  11. Invertigo is interesting from the standpoint that they could get it out of the way to use the space for a "front gate" coaster like other properties have been getting. It would be a tight fit, but having a coaster at the front (and in CP's case most) gates seems to be the trend.
  12. Still waiting for them to do the Pre-K pass at KI. My grandson just turned 4 and I'm taking him to CP in 3 weeks. He'll be able to get a Pre-K pass for free for the rest of this year and next. The Pre-K pass is a win-win. It encourages adults not to sneak a kid in (or pay for a pass 3/4 of the way through a season) and in addition the park KNOWS when your child turns 5 and can give you 'incentives' for a first-time gold pass purchase.
  13. Doesn't mean we could have both a Racer touch up and the wheel!
  14. Just encrypt the phone.
  15. As I stated in another forum, I'm thinking it's being removed to be relocated (hopefully to KI). They could put it in the old Flight Commander space and put an LED lighting package to match shake, rattle & roll, the scrambler and what is rumored for The Racer.
  16. I'd like to see the Wheel moved to KI, maybe in a large, circular spot on the left side of coney midway perhaps.....
  17. I have a Galaxy S8+ and love it. My wife swears by her Motorola. The main reason we stay away from apple is it's much better to have an external SD card to capture everything to. Both of our phones save straight to our SD Cards (64gig) and if we run out of space (takes some time unless she is videoing the grandchildren), we can just swap in new cards and keep the old ones for archival purposes. Lastly in case of the phone being damaged or if it stops working completely we can get to the last video/pictures we took even if we were not in a mobile data or wi-fi zone just by retrieving it from the SD card..
  18. It was a unique queue system. Riders go on from the inside the circle of pods and exited by the outside of the circle of pods. There is a lot of structure there and that is one of the reasons a skyroller makes sense. I'm not sure, but I believe the same type of loading system would work nicely.
  19. I always thought a ride like Skyhawk (Skyroller) at Canada's Wonderland would be perfect here.
  20. The statue head in the commercial seems to be the same on as the idol who dumps the lava at the top of the last hill (just different lighting/colors).
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