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Thread: CEDAR POINT.....suggestions

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    Hey! Can you tell me some good rides (other than coasters) @ Cedar Point and also the best places to eat there?? Thanks!!!
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    Rides other than coasters at CP, never noticed any!
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    <BR>Power Tower is the only Non-coaster I have ever ridden. Its a rush!
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    <BR>Silver Dollar located under Raptor is a good place to eat and not too expensive.

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    Cedar Point should definitly get a good non coaster ride, i mean right now all they have is coasters & absolutly no variety. I think variety is a key to a good park, even though i luv coasters, i think that parks should have some other good rides. Thats what makes IOA such a great park, they only have 2 coasters but they have so many other good rides like Popeye & Bluto, Dr Doom, Dudley Do Rights Ripsaw Falls, Cat in the Hat, Jurassic Park, & spiderman which i think beats every coaster out there.
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    Actually CP has a lot of small rides. They have three caroussels, the best of which is called "Cedar Downs" (only one of two left in America). Then they have this cool ride called the Matterhorn, and I've heard good things about Troika, as well as your usual Chaos. Power Tower is the best non-coaster ride there, but they have a smaller freefall: Demon Drop. The C.P/L.E. Railroad allows you to get good pics of Millennium Force too <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_razz.gif"> <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif"> Also, though I didn't go on them, I heard that their water rides are really cool. There is a lot to do @ CP other than coasters, except coasters are obviously the biggest and best things there. <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_razz.gif">

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    <BR>On 2001-05-15 19:38, Nitro2001 wrote:
    <BR>Thats what makes IOA such a great park, they only have 2 coasters but they have so many other good rides like Popeye & Bluto, Dr Doom, Dudley Do Rights Ripsaw Falls, Cat in the Hat, Jurassic Park, & spiderman which i think beats every coaster out there.
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    <BR>Hmm, I didn't know that coastercrazy1209 asked for IOA advice...
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    <BR>Chaos is a fun ride, and it generally doesn't make people sick like other spin & pukes.
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    <BR>Power Tower is a rush, and if you sit on a seat facing outside the towers, you'll have an awesome view.
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    <BR>White Water Landing is a fun way to relax and cool off. Sure it's nowhere near as cool as Splash Mountain or Dudley, but it has its own unique aspects, like the cave it passes through. I think it's a fun flume.
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    <BR>Calypso is often overlooked, but can actually be pretty fun.
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    <BR>Ocean Motion is a lot of fun, if you're a fan of the good ol' swinging ship rides. It's cleverly located right on the shoreline of Lake Erie, so you usually catch a great breeze on the ride, along with some cool views of the lake.
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    <BR>And of course, the original Cedar Downs. It's like a carousel on speed. You get to race your friends, and it's always good for a laugh.
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    <BR>Have fun, yo!
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    One that no one mentioned is Snake River Falls. It is fun, but can have long lines. You WILL get VERY wet. I agree thast Calypso is a fun ride. I love it!
    <BR>I like the 60's place located in between the IMAX theatre and Corkscrew. It has some good food.
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    Coasters is a good place to eat but pricey.
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    Just got back from there. Although it was too chilly this time, I think Thunder Canyon is one of the best innertube rapids rides out there (xcept for Popeye) Also, the views from the Space Spiral, Giant Wheel and Sky Ride are great also. They have pretty much every flat carney ride out there too.
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    Cedar Downs is a great ride. My favorite non-coaster rides are Power Tower and the Troika.
    <BR>If you have some time to sit down, try the ribs at the Boathouse. Use the exit behind Cedar Point Cinema. It is neat to check out the boats at the marina.
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    Thanks everyone for you comments and keep them rolling in!!!
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    <BR>I really appreciate your help on rides and food places (as I'm going in about a month)...I heard their fries there are exceptionally good (surely not as good as @ Kennywood...), but I didn't know about any other places to grab some food to stuff in my tummy before I can barf it out on the coasters!!! Oh yeah!
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    <BR>Anyway, thanks again for you comments, and if anyone else has anything to add, I'd really appreciate it!
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    you should definatley ride the giant wheel...it has a great view...also their water ride with the giant drop (not sure of the name...but you will see it)...have fun!!!
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    The fries are great, but there are only a coupla places that sell the hand cut version. If you really want to know, I can check the park map and be more specific. The Boathouse also has terrific Lake Erie perch! I've never tried the ribs, but I've heard good things about them too. Cedar Villa has great food and the prices are not as high as on the peninsula proper. <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif">

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    I was just there yesterday, and I rode all of the coasters, as well as the flat rides due to the really short lines. I agree that they need more non-coasters, and my friends and I discussde this while walking the park. This is what we came up with:
    <BR>They need a motion simulator type ride, like Star Tours, or Back to the Future. It doesn't take up a whole lot of room, and can be very fun.
    <BR>They need a dark ride. They used to have the pirate ride, thatr I liked, but they got rid of. Or maybe a dark ride similar to MIB or Buzz Lightyesr. They seem to be making it big.
    <BR>A large ride similar to the walk and ride throughs at Universal. Sort of like Twister or Earthquake.
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    <BR>Rides like this would appeal to a bigger crowd, as well as cementing themselves even more as one of the big contenders in the amusement park industry world wide.

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    If you ride only one non-coaster ride, make sure it is Chaos! Oh man, that ride is so sweet. You are in like your own little cage that flips up and down while the wheel spins around and lifts up! Great ride! A good resteraunt to eat in is Macaroni's, it has really good pasta and cheeseburgers.

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    I didn't eat at too many places inside the park, but there's this one buffet place with home-style food (Fried Chicken, Mashed potatoes, stuffing, etc.). That place was really good. I also liked the Friday's at the Breakers Hotel; that place has the traditional Friday's food and it's really good!

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    Thanks all!! I went to CP like 2 years ago and I enjoyed it but I didn't know where to eat. I also only rode their coasters and didn't have time for one because I waited 3+ hours each for 3 rides (Raptor, Mantis, Mean Streak)!! But, that was on a weekend (dumb mistake...my birthday) so this time we're going on a Monday or Tuesday. Thanks for the feedback and keep it rolling in!!!
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    Try their fries or hot dogs on a stick.
    <BR>If that won't do there is a McDonald's located on Cedar Point's causeway leading to the park.
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    Coastercrazy.... I would recommend giving yourself at least 2 days to see the park. It is true that some of the rides have long lines, and the best way to get the most for your money is to stay at one of the resorts and get a package. I am going for 3 days in June, the package includes admission to the park, 2 nights stay, and coupons etc. All for about $300 (for 2 people, not per person!!!) The resorts are great, and you can get in at the back gates at the same time people get into the front gates. I rode Millenium several times one day last year, just by getting in from the back gates near the resorts, as the park first opened for the day. Either way, the park is really a 2 day trip, if you want to relax and take it all in. I think the food there is good at almost all of the restaraunts, but the marina area is very nice.

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