Today I got back from Cedar Point...and Kings Island. But Cedar Point is the more important part. After not visiting since the summer of 2012, which was on a July Saturday, I was very excited to visit again.
CoasterGeek101 (doesn't really go on the site anymore...Alex by real name) and I went up to Cedar Point the other day, courtesy of his parents, who have a daughter with an apartment relatively close. Me with my Kings Island employee ID and him with his Platinum Pass, we get in for free!
We had been planning on getting Fast Lane but wanted to check out the crowds first. It was pretty unbelievable for a Tuesday. After riding Gatekeeper once, the line had already filled up some of the queue and was listed as an hour wait. Millennium Force also had an hour and a half, which knocked some sense into us to get Fast Lane Plus! And here goes the best day ever at Cedar Point!
We rode basically everything, besides some of the carnival like rides, kiddy rides, and a couple coasters. Ok, well, not "everything", but CP has a lot!
One surprise of mine was Maverick. Though I had been on it in 2012, I didn't appreciate it that much. But since we rode it 5 times yesterday, I have made it my new #1. No joke. And Terpy, I had fun on it in every row. Not just the front. I absolutely love the theme of the ride, the quick twists and turns, and especially the tunnel launch. It's a near perfect ride IMO - besides the ending where you're sitting with the restraint hugging your thighs to death.
Gatekeeper was "so-so". Still fun, but besides the first drop (which is awesome), and the keyhole, it's a relatively tame ride and reminds me a lot of Diamondback's relaxed ride. Going on that 6 times was enough - and we got the last train of the night - we were forced to get out of line for the front row and go somewhere else. I found this strange, because on Banshee, I have seen at least five front row seats with the rest empty to end the night.
Millennium Force is good as always. Greying out on the overbanked turn is the best. Alike Diamondback, it is somewhat tame, but still a lot of fun.
I don't even want to get into TTD. It was closed - all day - due to high winds! Ugh.
A very huge surprise for me was Blue Streak. Holy moly, that ride has some airtime! I honestly felt like I was going to fly right up out of my seat. I was sad I only rode it once.
Other rides that are decent...Raptor...hurts my head/neck...Mantis...hurts my legs and groin...Cedar Creek Mine Ride...what a waste of land...Gemini...fun to taunt the other train but not very exciting...
Magnum-XL 200 is the least fun I've ever had on a roller coaster. That thing hurts so freaking much, especially the bunny hop hills in the tunnels. UGH! Corkscrew was forgettable and I don't even remember riding it. Wicked Twister was short but fun.
Skyhawk is still my favorite flat ride though very short.
Pipe Scream is fun. And I love the new Gemini Midway. Add on to this trip the multiple silly rides we went on..Calypso, Super Himalaya, and even the Antique Cars.
Besides rides, I gotta say, the Midway Market is AWESOME! I recommend it to anyone visiting the park. For $15 - only a little more than one single meal in the park - you get an all you can eat buffet with pretty good food, and ability to use the Coke Freestyle machine. 10/10 would eat again.
If I remember anything else I will post...we did a heck of a lot and I can't remember some things...I will post pictures.
OH...and Fast Lane Plus is the best thing ever, I don't care about the haters...
Millennium Force x3
Raptor, Mantis, Wicked Twister, Gemini, Magnum XL-200, Corkscrew, Blue Streak, Cedar Creek Mine Ride, Pipe Scream, Lake Erie Eagles, Skyhawk, Calypso, Super Himalaya, Antique Cars
...and went to Kings Island today for a little bit. Banshee x3...that's it.