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Guru
12-20-2008, 04:58 AM
http://www.cedarpoint.com/

Is this theme park worth the road trip?

Thinking of taking my oldest on a amusement park tour this summer with Cedar Point being the furthest and last stop before heading back.

Figure on Worlds of fun and Six Flags as bookends.

Might look into Kings Island as well.

BigMeatballDave
12-20-2008, 07:07 AM
If you love roller coasters, there is no better place in this country.

whoman69
12-20-2008, 07:11 AM
uhm, that's in Ohio, not Iowa. You might want to know that when looking on the map.

BigMeatballDave
12-20-2008, 07:13 AM
uhm, that's in Ohio, not Iowa. You might want to know that when looking on the map.LMAO I didnt notice that. Yeah, quite a difference in travel time.

Short Leash Hootie
12-20-2008, 07:38 AM
Went there for our senior trip when I was in high school...it was a really good time.

Agent V
12-20-2008, 07:50 AM
I was pleasantly surprised when I went last summer. Some of the best roller coasters I've ever been on, and the park is clean and well-managed. Sometimes you get some real shit pits when you go to certain Six Flags parks.

Bacon Cheeseburger
12-20-2008, 08:46 AM
I wish Cedar Point was in Iowa.

Iowanian
12-20-2008, 08:48 AM
me too.

Why waste your valuable vacation dollars driving to Ohio, where they won't appreciate it.

I'll set you up with a tourist agenda of the great state of Iowania. You'll get 2-3 stops for the gas money to get to Ohio.

poopchutecowboy
12-20-2008, 08:49 AM
I was pleasantly surprised when I went last summer. Some of the best roller coasters I've ever been on, and the park is clean and well-managed. Sometimes you get some real shit pits when you go to certain Six Flags parks.

six flags st louis sucks ass. dont waste your time

Phobia
12-20-2008, 09:14 AM
Wait a minute, I thought that was in Idaho - where they have all that corn.

vailpass
12-20-2008, 09:33 AM
Center Point is a nice little town in Iowa but I don't recall the amusement park, unless it is all those Lisbon High school girls out helling on the weekend.

Guru
12-20-2008, 06:02 PM
Give me a break guys. I know it is in Ohio. It was an honest mistake from somebody that works LATE at night.

How about a little more input on the parks I mentioned now.

God of Thunder
12-21-2008, 02:06 AM
Ive been there.......fantastic park, better than anything you'll find around. Millenium Force and top thrill dragster are amazing. Wait for the front on both!!

ClevelandBronco
12-21-2008, 02:10 AM
http://www.cedarpoint.com/

Is this theme park worth the road trip?

Thinking of taking my oldest on a amusement park tour this summer with Cedar Point being the furthest and last stop before heading back.

Figure on Worlds of fun and Six Flags as bookends.

Might look into Kings Island as well.

Do Cedar Point. It's like doing the Yankee Stadium of roller coasters.

ClevelandBronco
12-21-2008, 02:13 AM
http://www.cedarpoint.com/

Is this theme park worth the road trip?

Thinking of taking my oldest on a amusement park tour this summer with Cedar Point being the furthest and last stop before heading back.

Figure on Worlds of fun and Six Flags as bookends.

Might look into Kings Island as well.

I'd never take my kid to a Six Flags park again and I wouldn't recommend Kings Island.

Saulbadguy
12-21-2008, 07:48 AM
I'm not much in to thrill rides, honestly. To me there is no better amusement park than Disney World in Orlando, FL.

Sfeihc
12-21-2008, 08:49 AM
Cedar Point is worth the time and money.

jiveturkey
12-21-2008, 08:51 AM
King's Island is adding a 230' coaster next year that will kick major ass.
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If you're driving you can hit Holiday World (one of the best family parks around and has by far the best wood coaster I've ever ridden). http://www.holidayworld.com/

Six Flags St. Louis has actually improved drastically over the last two years. It used to be a dumpster. And they added a decent wood coaster last year.

Worlds of Fun is building a nice looking wood coaster back in the woods for next year.
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Cedar Point is the place to go when looking for coasters though. If that's the only place you can squeeze in then make it the priority.

Guru
12-23-2008, 05:10 AM
King's Island is adding a 230' coaster next year that will kick major ass.
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If you're driving you can hit Holiday World (one of the best family parks around and has by far the best wood coaster I've ever ridden). http://www.holidayworld.com/

Six Flags St. Louis has actually improved drastically over the last two years. It used to be a dumpster. And they added a decent wood coaster last year.

Worlds of Fun is building a nice looking wood coaster back in the woods for next year.
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Cedar Point is the place to go when looking for coasters though. If that's the only place you can squeeze in then make it the priority.

I was giving Holiday World some thought but don't think I will have time for it if I try to hit Six Flags, Kings Island and Cedar Point. Since I have to plan for driving on alternate days will make it a bitch too.

Can Cedar Point be covered in one day or is it better to plan for two on that one?

Guru
05-31-2009, 07:28 PM
Top Thrill Dragster and Magnum XL 200 were outstanding. Millennium Force was closed unfortunately. Hopefully we can ride it tomorrow.

ThaVirus
05-31-2009, 08:43 PM
I don't know where you are, but I've been to no better amusement parks than Busch Gardens. Both are faaaaantastic aesthetically and the rides are great too. Apollo's Sun Chariot and Alpengheist (sp?) in Williamsburg, and Sheikra in Tampa !!

WildTurkey
05-31-2009, 08:46 PM
Cedar Point is the best park I have been too..... could stay there a week with no problem

JD10367
06-01-2009, 08:06 AM
Cedar Point is awesome. The wife and I took the drive out there two summers in a row in '02 and '03 (or '03 and '04... I dunno, something like that). "Millennium Force" is the best coaster I've been on, and you MUST sit in front. I didn't ride "Top Thrill Dragster" (eye surgery issues) but the wife did and loved it. They have a stand-up coaster, a suspended coaster, an inverted coaster, a fast wooden killer coaster, a small old wooden coaster... just about anything you could ask for. (You can skip "Magmum XL-200", though, IMO; it's old and beat-up and gives you a rough ride.) And, if you can, splurge and stay on property; we stayed at the Hotel Breakers, and it was well worth it. I don't think you need a full week there, though; three nights, maybe four nights, is plenty.

mikeyis4dcats.
06-01-2009, 08:15 AM
Guru...keep us posted. I was thinking of organizing a road trip there next summer...

CoMoChief
06-01-2009, 08:43 AM
Cedar Point kicks ass.

El Jefe
06-01-2009, 10:10 AM
Cedar Point is awesome, best in the country.

Nzoner
06-01-2009, 12:07 PM
Top Thrill Dragster and Magnum XL 200 were outstanding.

TTD was the first ride I hit when there and I wasn't able to ride anything else for 4 hours.Turned my stomach every which way and left me feeling like crap.

JD10367
06-01-2009, 12:34 PM
TTD was the first ride I hit when there and I wasn't able to ride anything else for 4 hours.Turned my stomach every which way and left me feeling like crap.

Come east to New Jersey then, to Six Flags, and visit Kingda-Ka: even taller, with a 100-foot "bunny hop" at the end. ;)

http://www.sixweeks.co.uk/gallery/images/general_pictures_before_we_go/general/800px-kingda_ka.jpg

dtebbe
06-01-2009, 03:07 PM
They don't call it the "Roller Coast" for nuthin' !

DT

Guru
06-01-2009, 07:42 PM
Having a blast. Top thrill dragster was down today because of the rain but thankfully Millennium force opened up for the first time in the last 4 days. Made Mamba look like a fishing worm. 315 feet straight down. DAMN!!!

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Guru
06-01-2009, 07:44 PM
Guru...keep us posted. I was thinking of organizing a road trip there next summer...Just do it man. You won't regret it. We are heading down to King's Island on Thursday for a day and a half as well.

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They have a stand up roller coaster here as well called Mantis. If you don't mind being in the standing position for all the G's on that ride you will love it.

SBK
06-01-2009, 08:00 PM
Millennium Force is the best coaster I've ever ridden. Never got on TTD, the wait was 4 hours.

SBK
06-01-2009, 08:00 PM
I don't know where you are, but I've been to no better amusement parks than Busch Gardens. Both are faaaaantastic aesthetically and the rides are great too. Apollo's Sun Chariot and Alpengheist (sp?) in Williamsburg, and Sheikra in Tampa !!

You have no idea how well your avatar fits this post. Busch Gardens sucks, one would have to smoke crack to come to this conclusion.

Guru
06-01-2009, 08:11 PM
Millennium Force is the best coaster I've ever ridden. Never got on TTD, the wait was 4 hours.Really? Damn,we were on within 25 mins on Sunday evening. Didn't get to ride today because of the rain though. Early in the morning and late in the day the lines really go down here.

SBK
06-01-2009, 08:13 PM
Really? Damn,we were on within 25 mins on Sunday evening. Didn't get to ride today because of the rain though. Early in the morning and late in the day the lines really go down here.

When I was there it had just opened. I haven't been for several years, although I am itchin to get back.

Micjones
06-01-2009, 08:49 PM
Sandusky, OH iirc.
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mikeyis4dcats.
06-01-2009, 08:51 PM
Guru....how long was the drive?

Guru
06-01-2009, 09:07 PM
Guru....how long was the drive?12 hours

Guru
08-06-2009, 01:40 AM
Well, we made a visit to Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun last Monday. Needless to say, Cedar Point has completely ruined Worlds of Fun for me and my oldest son. We rode the Prowler (disappointing to say the least), Patriot and Mamba and decided to leave for Oceans within 40 minutes. It will never be the same now. ROFL

I'll have to plan another trip back to Cedar Point as soon as my second oldest (8) is completely comfortable with roller coasters.

-King-
08-06-2009, 01:45 AM
Well, we made a visit to Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun last Monday. Needless to say, Cedar Point has completely ruined Worlds of Fun for me and my oldest son. We rode the Prowler (disappointing to say the least), Patriot and Mamba and decided to leave for Oceans within 40 minutes. It will never be the same now. ROFL

I'll have to plan another trip back to Cedar Point as soon as my second oldest (8) is completely comfortable with roller coasters.

Yeah, worlds of fun is really lame compared to other good amusement parks. The roller coasters aren't dynamic enough and dont offer any thrills after a while. This park is pretty much great for kids under 13.

Guru
08-06-2009, 01:50 AM
I could ride Millennium Force and Maverick all day and not get bored.

MeaTy The Pimp
08-06-2009, 03:59 AM
When in Kings Island, be sure to check out the Beast, and the Vortex. In my opinion you should have gone to Kings Island before Cedar Point though, because now that you have ridden Millenium Force, everything else will suffer by comparison. I haven't gone to Kings Island in a few years though, so I haven't gotten to try out the Diamondback yet.

Guru
08-06-2009, 04:28 AM
When in Kings Island, be sure to check out the Beast, and the Vortex. In my opinion you should have gone to Kings Island before Cedar Point though, because now that you have ridden Millenium Force, everything else will suffer by comparison. I haven't gone to Kings Island in a few years though, so I haven't gotten to try out the Diamondback yet.Beast was outstanding. Vortex didn't really impress me that much. It was fun for the first go around but after that it was meh. Diamondback was great though.

Reerun_KC
08-06-2009, 05:17 AM
me too.

Why waste your valuable vacation dollars driving to Ohio, where they won't appreciate it.

I'll set you up with a tourist agenda of the great state of Iowania. You'll get 2-3 stops for the gas money to get to Ohio.

:clap:

Nice marketing skills....

Al Bundy
08-06-2009, 10:04 AM
Cedar Point is awesome, but I still like Universal Studios halloween weekends.

Lzen
08-07-2009, 08:15 AM
Cedar Point is awesome, but I still like Universal Studios halloween weekends.

I love Universal Studios 2 parks in Orlando. :thumb:

theboweshow
08-07-2009, 08:30 AM
I went a few years back with a few friend.. My experience: more than half of the rides were shut down due to maintenance. If you do end up going, call ahead of time to see if the rides are working. We didn't get to ride any of the better rides at the park. Also, stay away from the weekend! Lines can get rediculously long!!

JD10367
08-07-2009, 09:47 AM
Best coaster I've ever been on: Millennium Force, hands-down. It's like riding a rocket. (Second-best: the Superman coaster at Six Flags New England. Amazing airtime on that ride, and it's constantly ranked high on coaster enthusiast lists.)

Cedar Point is like a coaster smorgasboard (sp?). You've got old wood, new wood, inverted, suspended, stand-up, 200 feet, 300 feet, 400 feet, WTF... Something for everyone.

Al Bundy
06-19-2011, 08:21 AM
Cedar Point opened up a new ride this year called the Windseeker, MY BIL went on it yesterday, called me and said it was fucking awesome. I can't wait to go.

Al Bundy
06-19-2011, 08:24 AM
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Guru
06-19-2011, 08:45 AM
That place was so much fun. I can't wait to go back sometime soon.

'Hamas' Jenkins
06-19-2011, 09:33 AM
It's the best amusement park out there, period. The water park is also awesome.

Deberg_1990
06-19-2011, 01:12 PM
I hope to make a trip there someday to the "Holy Mecca" of coasters. Theres a Great Wolf Lodge up there as well.

Guru
09-27-2012, 12:00 AM
Looking at going back next summer and check out this new ride.


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Al Bundy
09-27-2012, 04:54 AM
I saw that they have closed down the windseeker rides because one of them broke down last week and left riders trapped for quite a while.

Guru
09-27-2012, 05:26 AM
I saw that they have closed down the windseeker rides because one of them broke down last week and left riders trapped for quite a while.

Ride was boring anyway.

chiefzilla1501
09-27-2012, 05:40 AM
Cedar point is terrific. Kings island near Cincy is a distant second, but it's still a solid park.

If all you want is an amusement park. Sandusky is nothing to write home about. You're pretty close to Cleveland but there's nothing to do there. I'd take an extra half hour and drive to Columbus instead. Or if you wanted to make a weekend of it, check out put in bay (as long as you're in season). It's like a redneck Mardi gras there.

FAX
09-27-2012, 05:46 AM
I saw that they have closed down the windseeker rides because one of them broke down last week and left riders trapped for quite a while.

While visiting Six Flags Over Georgia, Muff Boudain was once stranded atop a malfunctioning roller coaster for approximately 6 hours. During that time and due to his prior rapid consumption of several beers, he found himself experiencing an horrific and urgent need to empty his bladder. After some consideration of the alternatives available to him, he chose to aim for a vacant area directly behind the "Pop-A-Balloon" game. Unfortunately for Muff, his prostate had been acting up and he missed the target completely, instead urinating on a local police officer and his wife. As the subsequent high-pitched screams provided him with more than sufficient evidence as well as indications of the severity of his error, Muff then attempted to escape by clambering down from the scaffolding structure using a Spiderman technique he had seen on television but was apprehended when his overalls became entangled on a strut. I believe he did about 90 days in county for that one.

FAX

Al Bundy
04-21-2013, 03:32 PM
I can't wait to go this year.

MotherfuckerJones
04-21-2013, 03:36 PM
Cedar Point is the best. I grew up going there. So much fun. My favorite theme park.

Guru
06-27-2013, 01:46 AM
Oh hell yes!!!

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Predarat
06-27-2013, 07:13 AM
I could die of a heart attack at that place, and if I were able to stay there in my afterlife, I would believe I was in heaven.

Dayze
06-27-2013, 07:39 AM
we went to Six Flags in St.Louis a few weeks back. It was 'ok'. I was expecting a lot
more. I suppose their coasters were fun. The Boss was the best of the bunch.

I thought the part itslef was a bit average. in a lot of ways I think Worlds of Fun is better.

I hope to get to Cedar Point some day.