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  1. Do you have a source that they're back to doing that? As last season progressed, one could have multiple reservations for Cedar Point at a time. I see nothing about a limit of active reservations in the email they sent out today about reservations opening up next Monday.
  2. I got that but wanted to share another price comparison between the two resorts. To your point, for a random Thursday in July, CP LHP is $124.00 with no resort fee, while KI CC is $118.99 including $9.99 resort fee.
  3. For the cottages, same summer night I checked, Cedar Point charges about twice as much.. A bit under $400 for 2 nights at KICC, vs. $800.80 for 2 nights at CP's Lighthouse Point (cheapest unit at each). * Don't forget the $9.99/night resort fee! Also, passholders should not forget to use Promotional code PASS for 10% off with a Kings Island Season Pass or a Cedar Fair Platinum Pass! * Lighthouse Point's smallest unit sleeps 6, vs. Camp Cedar's only sleeps 4. Hard to get a good comparison since Camp Cedar then jumps to 8. As always, be sure to comparison shop the different lod
  4. No worries, it just reads more as fact than opinion. Fact is, most new coasters from Cedar Fair in recent years have been great rides. Valravn, not so much, but it's just a big gimmick to me. Seriously though, where's that LSM-launched flyer?
  5. Everything is an option, why would it not be? Have you insight from the park stating that Firehawk was removed because guests did not enjoy the flying aspect of the ride? My understanding is the ride was removed due to issues unique to it being a Vekoma Flying Dutchman, in terms of operations and maintenance. A B&M flying coaster complete with dual loading stations with B&M operations and maintenance, operated by a skilled Cedar Fair crew, would theoretically be a much more efficient and beloved ride than Firehawk ever could've been. It would've been cool to even have a B&
  6. Cedar Fair also tried to switch All Season Dining from two meals at any time with a minimum wait time of 4 hours, to only giving you two short windows around 12n and 6p. This was a change announced not only after passes had been sold for the year, but early in the year after passholders had been using it with the 4hr interval at Knott's. Fortunately, they caved, but it was disappointing that they tried to pull that over on us.
  7. The practical reason for this is, as in 2020, the health screening tent is only at the Main Gate. The Magnum Gate requires you to be pre-screened at the front desk at Hotel Breakers or the office at Lighthouse Point or (I presume) the Marina. The idea being you go to the front desk, get screened, and head straight to the metal detectors at the Magnum Gate. The new Magnum Gate doesn't really have room to set up even a small scale screening tent with a queue of people - everyone would be waiting on the other side of the road. It's still a bit frustrating they're keeping it that way in 20
  8. It is unfortunate indeed that they did not complete these facility improvement projects during the shutdowns/slowdowns last year. They did state that economic reasons factored into freezing these projects. They needed to cut spending as much as possible to ensure the company could weather the pandemic storm. Archived source (page has since been taken down on the official site): http://web.archive.org/web/20210118125630/https://www.sawmillcreekresort.com/update Interestingly enough, Sawmill Creek's website seems to state that the Lodge was indeed renovated last year, yet a banner
  9. Yikes, but not surprising. HR departments (not just Cedar Fair) often don't keep job descriptions up-to-date with new technologies. It's also not unheard of to see a programmer job posting that "requires" someone with more years experience in a programming language than it's been out for. My favorite part of this job description: "Must have good communicaion skills". Clearly that's something the author of this job description needs to work on. Those don't run on Windows, or any desktop operating system. The Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) run dedicated software for
  10. So long as you have your phone on you, it's often easier than digging through a wallet. On an iPhone or Apple Watch, for instance, just double tap the power button, select a card, and hold it up to the reader. It's especially quicker than waiting on a chip card to process.
  11. Actually, no. Your link is for a pilot program to accept contactless payments. When contactless payments are accepted, that should include tap-to-pay cards as well as all major mobile payment platforms (Samsung Pay, Google Pay, Apple Pay, Fitbit Pay, etc.). Samsung has its own feature that doesn't rely on the same technology as everyone else. Older Samsung smartwatch models and (flagship) Galaxy smartphones through S20 (it is not included on US-spec S21 units) feature something called MST, or Magnetic Secure Transmission. Essentially what MST does is that it emulates the magnetic stri
  12. Yeah, not exactly what I would call small.. "Dollywood consistently entertains more than two million visitors annually" (source) "Lisa Rau, spokeswoman for Silver Dollar City, said attendance in 2019 was 2.22 million." (source)
  13. Yep. Starts mid-May instead of June from way back in 2019. Also starts 2 hours earlier. This year: "Weekends May 14-16 and May 21-23, Daily May 28 – June 13" "The festivities begin at 2 p.m. so don’t miss a minute of finger-lickin’, foot stompin’ fun. " Source: https://www.cedarpoint.com/events/frontier-festival 2019: "The festival will run daily from 4 to 10 p.m. June 7 through 30 in Cedar Point’s Frontier Town section" Source: https://www.toledoblade.com/business/development/2019/02/22/frontier-festival-event-cedar-point-old-west-sandusky/stories/20190222105
  14. Yep, they've changed it already.. 3 days ago vs. today.
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