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  1. standbyme

    WinterFest Tips And Advice?

    Just soaking in the sights is the main thing to do...it is quite an experience. I had to ride Mystic Timbers just to say that I had ridden it in December...and in the cold, but other that & the train I wouldn’t worry about any of the rides. (Although do go into the entrance to Flight Of Cheer and check out the posters...they are fun!) I love taking family photos...and the park has gone above and beyond providing great photo ops. It amazed me how many that there are this year. Have fun!
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    International Street Discussion

    Well sure, if you’re going to bring logic into the conversation it’s not possible. (But if the park operates like it does where I work, logic very rarely comes into play.)
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    Winterfest 2018 Discussion Thread

    And if no one does recognize you...you won’t be...that’s kinda surreal.
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    International Street Discussion

    I am not unpatriotic...but I hate the flag poles at the foot of the fountain. When taking a group photo all you have are silver bars obscuring The Eiffel Tower. I also say bring on the trees...I love sitting in the shade while I watch the fountain!
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    Winterfest 2018 Discussion Thread

    I wish I lived closer to the park...there is just so much to see and do at Winterfest! On our 2 day trip it was not even possible to get everything in. No regrets though, still had a great time.
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    Winterfest 2018 Discussion Thread

    Two of my family members did, and liked it...but not only was I mad* at that point, I really only wanted "the view" and not the food. *So why was I mad? We arrived at the park at opening on Friday to be greeted with the "Not available/ corporate event sign"...so I decided to politely tell Guest Relations how I felt about this. I talked to what appeared to be a knowledgeable older gentleman. I explained that we come from Illinois, only make one trip to Winterfest a year...but we do come two days in a row. I explained what is a common complaint here...to arrive at the park and not know if the experience will or won't be available. He apologized for the situation. I then told him that we would be back tomorrow/Saturday night and asked him if it would be available to the public., he said YES, there was no corporate buy out. We arrive Saturday to find it was a corporate sell out. I was more than mad...so mad I didn't even want to go into Guest Relations at that point....I waited until the end of the evening and told them what had happened. This time I talked to a younger guy. He is the one who told me that the policy had changed...they were now making it clear on the website if it was going to be available to the pubic....according to him they updated the website at midnight Friday night.
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    Biggest Cosmetic Change

    Off the top of my head: The Worst: Not exactly losing the antique cars...I could live with that, but having them replaced with such an eyesore of a ride in possibly the highest profile area of the park. (Excluding the Royal Fountain of course.) The Best: all of the pavers that Cedar Fair has put throughout the park. ( I am grateful that they go to such expense, especially when they could easily just throw down concrete or asphalt.) The pavers improve the whole atmosphere of the park. (I think I speak for most people on this site when I say "We don't care about getting any new coasters or rides, just bring on more pavers!) EDIT: Sure Brad, I'm hunting and pecking a well thought out response and you sneak in your post ahead of me...I guess great minds think alike.
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    Winterfest 2018 Discussion Thread

    It appears that you can now buy meal tickets for the International Street Buffet on line in advance...plus they block out the dates that it is a corporate event. That’s good news for anyone going in the future, but a day late and a dollar short for me and my family. We just got back from our yearly Winterfest trip...only to find that it was a corporate event on both Friday & Saturday.
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    Winterfest 2018 Discussion Thread

    I agree 100%...adding it to Fun Pix would be very nice...especially if it had a Winterfest frame/overlay on it. (Hard to believe the park would miss the chance to make an extra buck.) By buying ice at "face value" and then jacking up the price as much as the market will allow?
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    Winterfest 2018 Discussion Thread

    I was planning on skipping the train this year because it was the ONLY thing that I thought was completely worthless last year. As I mentioned in a post above, our time is limited at the park. It is a 3 1/2 hour drive for us...so we only drive to Winterfest once a year...we do go 2 evenings though, but we still struggle to experience everything we want. So, is it improved enough that you would recommend it?
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    Winterfest 2018 Discussion Thread

    Thank you both...and thanks to the food department for coming up with these! I always try and pick up the odder flavors. My family and I will be heading to the park next weekend...there is so much to do at Winterfest, and since our time is always limited I always try and make the most of it. I never want to waste any time looking for something that doesn't exist...so now I know what to look for. Thanks again!
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    Winterfest 2018 Discussion Thread

    Does The Sweet Shop have special holiday flavors of cotton candy...such as candy cane, egg nog or God forbid fruit cake?
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    Winterfest 2018 Discussion Thread

    I know that everyone doesn’t feel the same way, but it is posts like this that remind me how much I miss The Interpreter with his simple replies of “Yes”! Ah...good times, he kept everyone on their toes.
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    Winterfest 2018 Discussion Thread

    I wish the park would sell those Flight Of Cheer posters!
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    Lion Country Safari Mauling: An Untold Story

    Yeah...that experience worked out well for him.
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