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What’s Going on with Mean Streak?

What’s Going on with Mean Streak? CLICK HERE TO VIEW UPDATE/PICTURES!

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The Birth of Millennium Force

Speculation of a new attraction for 2000 started as early as opening day 1999. As I arrived to the park opening day and drove around Perimeter Road, I quickly noticed the tracks for C.P. & L.E Railroad. The railroad had been moved over closer to road and land clearing had already begun. It was later learned that the largest foundations had already been poured over the winter so they could properly be cured by the time actual construction started.

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What Does Winter at Cedar Point Mean to Me

What Does Winter at Cedar Point Mean to Me



Winter at Cedar Point – A Sleeping Beauty

By: Britt Hageman

There comes a part of the season that everyone dreads. Closing day sneaks up on us and park enthusiasts begin the countdown to when the season begins anew. Although there is frustration in not being able to enjoy our favorite rides, there is beauty in the still of the winter.

Why would anyone enjoy an amusement park without the screams and laughter of families and friends from around the world? In order for people to feel their best, they must rest and relax. The same is true for our beloved attractions. While some find solace in reading a book in a peaceful place, others enjoy sitting quietly in the silence to rejuvenate. Trains need to be removed, dismantled, cleaned, and reassembled. Why? They need to be given the same TLC to be ready to provide millions of people enjoyment each season.

After attending several off season events at the park, the times where you can hear a pin drop give you an opportunity to soak in the hidden gems that surround us in the hustle and bustle of the season. How often do you ever look

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Cedar Point Half Marathon Weekend

If you're a diehard Cedar Point fan and a runner with a taste for thrills, then the Cedar Point Half Marathon weekend is an absolute must do. The Run and Ride race series currently hosts six race weekends throughout the year in some of America's best amusement parks, including Cedar Point. The weekend includes...

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Have you ever been to Cedar Point and been so impressed by one of the employees? This has happened to our staff each and every time we have visited the park. Saying thank you to the employee who has helped you is a great way to show your appreciation. How else can you show...

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Mean Streak - What's Next?

Cedar Point has just announced that Mean Streak is officially getting the axe. Come September 16, 2016, the iconic wooden roller coaster will run its final rides and close forever as Cedar Point begins plans for “future development in FrontierTown.” When it debuted on May 11, 1991, Mean Streak was...

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You can feel the excitement racing through your veins as you head toward the gates of Cedar Point: America’s Rockin’ Roller Coast. Armed with snacks, sunscreen, water bottles and energy, you have been waiting for this day to come for what feels like an eternity. So, how can you ensure you don’t spend the majority of your time at the park waiting in a long, hot line? Or waiting anxiously for a show to begin, only to find out that it’s only performed on Wednesdays? Consider this your guide (from a Cedar Point expert) to making the most of your Cedar Point trip--the smart way.

First thing’s first...

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Not just for big kids: A day at Cedar Point with little ones

Any time you think of Cedar Point, you think of the heart-racing, towering scream machines that delight teenagers and adults alike. Most people tend to forget that Cedar Point can be just as exciting for little kids as it is for the big ones. Most people don't know of all the advantages that Cedar Point offers for the ones who aren't quite tall enough for the big rides. Here are a few things to know about taking your little ones to the park and how to make sure that everyone has the best day ever.

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How to Visit Cedar Point Like a Pro - Tips from an Avid Roller Coaster Rider and Former Employee

1. Go during the week if possible. The hardest part of deciding when to go is determining how busy the park will be. From experience, Tuesdays and Wednesdays are usually the least busy.

2. Go in early May or late August. If weekdays aren’t possible, go on weekends early in the season while local schools are still in session, or late after they’ve started back up again.

3. Stay at a Cedar Point resort. If you’re planning to go for multiple days, stay at a Cedar Point resort. You get 1 hour of early entry time with fewer people in the park; it’s just resort guests and Platinum Pass holders. These include Breakers Express and Sandcastle Suites.

4. Buy a Pass. If you plan on going to the park more than 3 times, buy a pass! It'll save you money while giving you some extra perks. Platinum Passes get you free parking and free entrance to all other Cedar Fair parks as well as a discount at most in park food and retail locations.

5. Start at the back of the park. Skip Raptor and Gatekeeper first thing in the morning as their lines are likely to be longer because people go to the first ride they see. Head to the back and work your way to the front of the park throughout the day.

6. Use the Resort Entrance. This entrance is closer to the back of the park. Park in the lot by Breakers Hotel and enter through the resort entrance to get to the back of the park first while most people are still at the front waiting in lines.

7. Wait out the bad weather. Stick around even if the weather’s bad. There are some amazing live shows and if the weather lightens, you’ll be the first in line.

8. Use collapsible reusable water bottles. The small collapsible water bottles with a clip are amazing. You can take them on just about every ride, since they squish down and can clip to your belt loop. Here’s an example of the ones I’m talking about:

9. Wear a fanny pack or small purse. Most bags cannot be brought onto the major rides or even in their lines. Stay away from backpacks, large purses, or drawstring bags if you don’t want to have to pay for a locker. (This is strictly enforced.)

10. Stay away from the souvenir bottles. Souvenir Drink cups are not allowed on some rides or even in the lines. I recommend the refillable bottles mentioned above. If you must have the souvenir, wait until the end of the day to pick one up.

11. Wait to play the games until later. Just like large bags, large stuffed animal prizes are not allowed on some rides or even in the line. Don’t lose your prize because you can’t take it with you.

12. Don’t buy Fast Lane right away. Wait to buy a Fast Lane until you’ve been in the park long enough to determine how many people are there that day. Many people buy it ahead of time and regret it when the Fast Lane line is the same length as the regular line.

13. Stay hydrated. People often pass out in lines after standing in the sun for long periods of time. One way to prevent this is to stay well hydrated.

14. Wear sunscreen. Even on a cloudy day, the sun still can and will burn you. Spending 8 hours in direct sunlight with no protection is the best way to increase chances of heat stroke and sun poisoning. Reapply frequently, especially after getting wet.

15. Be courteous to the employees. Their number one goal is to make sure you have The Best Day Experience - that includes the five cornerstones: courtesy, service, safety, cleanliness, and integrity. The people who run this park can end up being your best friend.

 

By - Cecelia Dahlinger

 

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Pictures of Luminosity's last show

 

We would like to celebrate Luminosity's last show of the 2015 season! Here are some pictures from last night's show. Submit your photos to us if you would like to celebrate too! If you were a performer and would like full size photos that CP Rundown took, please contact Carsten

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