Cedar Fair Seeks Buy Out

Did Cedar Fair Bite Off More Than They Could Chew?After acquiring Paramount Parks last winter, Cedar Fair became the nation’s third largest theme park operator behind Six Flags and Disney. It looks like the 12 amusement parks, six water parks and six hotels might be more than they can handle. According to the New York Post, the company is quietly seeking a potential buyout from many of the s...[Read More]

Maverick: Open For Business

Maverick Survives Heart SurgeryCedar Point’s blog OnPoint! has reported that Maverick is finally open. The opening was delayed due to modifications that needed to be made to the track. Now it’s clear that one of the inversions was removed, much to the disappointment of enthusiasts. The heartline roll was replaced with an s-curve section of track. In my opinion the heartline roll appear...[Read More]

Accident on Magnum XL-200 @ Cedar Point

The 2007 season has been a bit rocky for Cedar Point. First, Maverick’s opening was delayed and now there was an accident on the park’s marquee roller coaster, Magnum XL-200. One train rear-ended another after it wasn’t stopped by the final brakes. I hope that they’re able to figure out what caused the accident and fix it. Magnum XL-200 is nothing short of a roller coaster ...[Read More]

Maverick + Delayed = Thousands Weep

Cedar Point Delays Maverick’s OpeningSad news came out of Sandusky this week for all of those CP Fanatics. Maverick, the park’s 17th rollercoaster won’t be opening on time. Based on the test runs, the ride’s designers have decided that three sections of steel track need to be replaced. As a result, Maverick’s opening has been pushed back to early June. Thousands of en...[Read More]

Maverick @ Cedar Point | Construction Photos

Great Off-Season Shots of Cedar Point & That New Steel CoasterThemeParkReview.com has some great new construction photos of Maverick, Cedar Point’s new Intamin launch coaster. For once it looks like Cedar Point is getting away from its MO of tallest and fastest. This time they might produce another classic like Magnum XL-200. Check out the new construction photos of the Maverick at Cedar...[Read More]

Mantis @ Cedar Point | Coaster Reviews

Mantis Preys on Riders, Gives an Uncomfortable RideI never thought I’d see the day I would give a Bolliger & Mabillard designed coaster such a low rating. I like, if not love, all of their installations. Their coasters offer the smoothest rides while still delivering thrilling and innovative manuevers. Well, now I have to say that I love “almost all” of their coasters. The M...[Read More]

Cedar Point Announces Maverick Coaster

The Park Announces Details of Its 17th CoasterCedar Point, the self-proclaimed Coaster Capital of the World, has been working on a new coaster for 2007. The park has a track record of erecting jaw-dropping, record breakers. It’s been home to the speed and height world record holders four times. In 1989 with Magnum XL-200, in 1991 with Mean Streak, in 2000 with Millennium Force, and again in ...[Read More]

2006 Golden Ticket Awards Announced

The 2006 Golden Ticket Awards were held August 27th at Holiday World. Hosted by Amusement Today, it’s basically the Academy Awards of the amusement industry. With all of the great new coasters opening this year and last year I was curious to see what changes might have taken place. The winners are based on surveys sent to well-traveled enthusiasts around the world. The interesting thing abou...[Read More]

Millennium Force @ Cedar Point | Coaster Reviews

A great example of bigger not always being better. I had a short 20 minute or so wait on a rainy, dreary day in May. I was looking forward to my trip to the ‘Coaster Capital’ (Cedar Point) for a number of reasons, including riding my 100th new coaster. As I arrived at Cedar Point I was drawn to Millennium Force like a magnet. It was to be number 100. The ultra-steep lift hill was very ...[Read More]

Mean Streak @ Cedar Point | Coaster Reviews

Mean Streak is All Bark and No Bite The Mean Streak was probably the biggest letdown of my trip to Cedar Point. This massive wooden coaster that’s 161 feet tall (16 stories) and over 5,000 feet long amazingly amounts to almost no thrills. I will say that it was fairly smooth for its size and age, but what a snoozer! It’s nothing but turns and short forgettable drops. I don’t reca...[Read More]

Magnum XL-200 @ Cedar Point | Coaster Reviews

The Revolutionary Coaster that Started A New EraAfter being encouraged to make Magnum my 100th coaster, I went against the advice and just rushed to Millennium Force instead. I wish I would’ve listened to the advice because on my trip to Cedar Point, Magnum stole the show. The hype for the prototypical hyper coaster (coasters over 200 feet tall) was huge. I’d look at on-ride footage an...[Read More]

Cedar Point Slightly Overrated

My trip to Cedar Point was successful. I rode my 100th coaster (Millennium Force) and ten more while I was there. The weather was a factor as it hampered ride operations all day. In fact, Top Thrill Dragster didn’t run until about 3 in the afternoon. I’ll be adding a full trip report soon. I’ll also be reviewing the eleven new coasters that I’ve ridden. Overall, Cedar Point...[Read More]

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