Hey guys thanks for taking the time to check out my report! So I had a 10:30 reservation for Cedar Point on July 10th (2nd day open to passholders) and I arrived around 11 - 11:20 (I never arrive at Cedar Point at the planned time just too many variables lol). To start off the temperature screening (though reminiscent of an unnecesary cattle pen) was quick and painless - as was security.
As we wondered through the park not knowing were to start or what to do (i.e. never ride Raptor first that's where everyone goes lol). Happen to come across a rather long ling extending past the train tracks leading to Millennium Force. After asking if it was for Millennium Force the attendant told me I needed an "Access Pass". So there's another line next to the queue in which to obtain the "Access Pass". Got our passes to return from 1:00 - 2:00 so we decided to find something to kill the time...
Oh let's get in line for Thunder Canyon (water rapids ride) that can't possibly be that bad. Famous last words - took about an hour to get through a line of maybe 50 people (between cleaning the boasts, only 1 party per boat, every other boat was sent empty... it took a long time). And for the first time in my life I've seen guests in line get more aggitated than me waiting in line lol.
After the water ride we queued for Skyhawk (big swing ride) - again same mistake the line was soooo short, but again another hour had past and we were next to get on the ride... Finally it would all be worth the wait - oh what was down? Down for maintenance - Well time to leave to use my almost expired Millenium Force "Access Pass"
While waiting in line for Millenium Force I had a very nice conversation with an employee that had just gotten off work and wanted to ride Millenium, cause who doesn't. And get this we are next to ride and an announcement comes on the speaker "Just a warning there is a storm heading this way... The ride is not stopping opperation right now.. but just a warning" - Well thank god some light shone down on us for another 5 minutes to ride the ride before the park shut down for inclement weather.
I won't share all the minute details but you guys get the picture lol (got one more coaster in with Magnum before that day was out). I just mostly wanted to post words of wisdom or inspiration for anyone that reads this from the park - or guests thinking about going there - DO IT - Cedar Fair and Cedar Point have absolutely killed it with handling this sooo well - To the poor employees dealing with all the complaints and bull**** of all the ungrateful season passholders that were there today GOD BLESS YOU - and to all the ungrateful season pass holders SHAME ON YOU. 99.99% of the people I came in contact were wearing masks the entire time (wearing it properly we need to work on) and social distancing was done of a level I couldn't even fathom would actually be followed - so thats where I say to all of those guests also following the rules and making it easy THANK YOU!
If anyone else is there I would love to hear your perspective or see some pictures from you