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Old 06-17-2011, 07:23 PM   #31
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Thanks so MUCH for the TR.

We leave for Cedar Point in 7 days 12 hours & counting.....

This will be our first time there and I'm hoping that the long range weather forecast is not right and it doesn't rain. We're driving from Central New Jersey and my DDs can NOT wait to ride all the coasters, heck so am I and my DH

Thanks so much for the hint about going the speed limit
You'll have fun, especially if yo uare coaster lovers. never beleive the weather...LOL!...They aren't even right most of the time on the same day...let alone 7 days out.
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Wow - I used to go to CP every summer when I was growing up - it sure has changed! We did take the kids there a couple of years ago and had a lot of fun doing all the thrill rides.

Can't wait to read about the rest of your trip!
It has change...I think we missed the last 2 summers and it had changed even from then.
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Old 06-18-2011, 04:26 AM   #32
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When we got into the gift shop, Claire discovered the “fake” characters and wanted a picture with each.













They had every character as a plush. They were so cute. There was one I almost bought for myself. He was so cute…he looked like a chubby Snoopy, but I think his name was Olef? I do not remember him from Peanuts at all. I used to be a big Fan of Peanuts too. Snoopy and Winnie the Pooh were always my favorites as a kid. When a “special” would come on…yes I grew up before cable and cartons 24 hours a day, so we got our dose of this through “specials” a few times a year…I would be so excited and watch them. But I don’t remember Olef…..I’m assuming he is a cousin of Snoopy’s.

Here’s Peppermint Patty. And I don’t get the pink shirt? I’m pretty sure she always wears green.



We walked out the front door to the main thoroughfare and debated on going on the old fashion cars.. I wanted to, but Claire didn’t. I even told her she could drive, but she still said no. We called Skip and he was on his way to meet up with us, so we just waited a few minutes in the area for him.

They decided to ride the Matterhorn. The line was very long. I, of course went on to take pictures while I waited. Again, I wasn’t up for spinning in a circle.







I decided on a snack while they were in line. I got the Mini Donuts. I can’t remember the price, but it was not cheap and you got very few donuts. I ate half and saved the rest for Claire and Skip.











Claire and Skip finally make it on. I try top shoot a few pictures of them…and notice Skips finger. He’s such a FUNNY guy. He was trying to make it look like he was picking his nose. Yes! I married a very classy guy! He was trying to pretend like he didn’t see me too.





My choice was next…whether my family wanted to let me or not! LOL! They insisted on Wild Cat, but I insisted on Iron Dragon…I won!



Of course I took pictures while waiting in line.













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Old 06-18-2011, 04:27 AM   #33
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I rode by myself and Claire and Skip rode together. Once we got going , I did worry a little. This was a bit faster than I remembered and I hoped that Claire would be OK with it.

I think I actually rode one car before them, so I got off and waited outside the area. I saw this guy. I have never seen him here before. I’m not sure if he is new…or if I am just not observant.





They met up with me, and Claire did mention that is was too fast, but she did OK.
They headed off to Wild Cat…I don’t mind this ride, but my neck and back had been really bothering me lately, and that ride does a LOT of jerking, so I pass on it and went to the bathrooms. Let’s just say, they are not very “magical”. I think Cedar Point forgot to clean all the bathrooms before they opened this year. I never found a single “clean” one.
For that matter, it looks like much of the park was in need of paint or small repairs, and were not done either.

While Claire and Skip waited in a very slow line for the Wild Cat, I sat on a bench and took a few pictures.



I got bored quickly and set off for a walk.

One thing that struck me weird …walking through Frontier land and seeing a PF Changs’s? (I think it was one, or some other Chinese food chain) They kind of lost the idea of sticking with the theming back there over the years.
















I decided it was time for another snack…yes mostly what I did this day was eat! LOL!
I walked into the icecream store and the fudge store, but neither was really calling me. I spotted a cart outside selling those glazed roasted almonds and decided on those. They were good, but not great. They were kind of soft, and I like them a bit crunchier.
I ate about half, saving the rest for Skip and Claire. I walked back towards the Wild Cat to see if they were done yet.



I found them still in line and they still had a ways to go. I handed over the nuts to them and they finished them off. After talking to them a bit, I went back over to a bench and took more pictures while I waited.









I kept watching and watching and they never seemed to be on the ride…had I missed them? Then finally I see a familiar face!







The exited and Skip was ready for a smoke break so we headed off the nearest spot. I took pictures along the way.
Skip was trying to jump in this one. He thinks he is so funny.





And we stopped for these…but Claire refused to get one.



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Old 06-18-2011, 08:12 AM   #34
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Man I remember when that place with the fake Peanuts characters used to be the Berenstain Bears area! I loved that place so much as a kid.

Haven't been to Cedar Point in years and years! Not much of a thrill seeker though, so even though I lived 45 minutes away for 25 years I stopped going in high school! Glad to see that in reality much of it is exactly as I remember it
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Old 06-18-2011, 08:55 AM   #35
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thanks so much for the report!!

My dh and ds9 LOVE thrill rides (dd11 and I not so much), but I think Cedar Point is going to have to go on our 'list'. DD and I have no problem shopping and snacking while waiting for the boys to do their thing!

thanks again - great pics, and your dd is adorable!
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Old 06-18-2011, 09:12 AM   #36
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Man I remember when that place with the fake Peanuts characters used to be the Berenstain Bears area! I loved that place so much as a kid.

Haven't been to Cedar Point in years and years! Not much of a thrill seeker though, so even though I lived 45 minutes away for 25 years I stopped going in high school! Glad to see that in reality much of it is exactly as I remember it
I remember the Bears too. I think most of it was still there the first trip we took Claire on. (the year it became "the Poink") I know it was there when my Older two were young as well.

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thanks so much for the report!!

My dh and ds9 LOVE thrill rides (dd11 and I not so much), but I think Cedar Point is going to have to go on our 'list'. DD and I have no problem shopping and snacking while waiting for the boys to do their thing!

thanks again - great pics, and your dd is adorable!
If you have thrill riders, it's a GREAT spot to go. I didn't mind waiting around either. I walked around in each area...and got a snack here and there. LOL! I even debated buying a sweathshirt I like, but ended up not getting int, though they run about $15 or so less than the Disney ones do. I tend to have a sweatshirt/hoodie obsession, but I held off!
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Old 06-18-2011, 09:28 AM   #37
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I grew up with season passes to Cedar Point because we spent every weekend near Sandusky (we also had them to Geauga Lake because we lived 15 minutes from there during the week). My dad would never take me to Disney because my 4 brothers had no interest in it. Once I finally got to Disney at the age of 19, I've had no interest in Cedar Point anymore DH and I went once 4 or 5 years ago, but then I dragged him to Disney and then he had no interest in Cedar Point anymore. Disney wins!

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Remember the big tree?? I loved Berenstein Bears land!
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I to havent been to CP in years! We live about 45 minutes from Kennywood so its our "go to" home park.


Maybe in a couple years we will make a trip out to CP as my son gets older he gets more "thrill seeking" my hubby is somewhat and me well I just cant do it anymore

I will go to picture take and snack!

Oh and can I say the pictures of that Wind seeker thingie... and thats just from looking at it
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Remember the big tree?? I loved Berenstein Bears land!
I was always so bummed out because it was never open when we went in there! I used to pray that when we went the tree would be open!!
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I was always so bummed out because it was never open when we went in there! I used to pray that when we went the tree would be open!!
We had to take a flashlight with us bc our ds wanted to "see" when he slid down the tree. lol
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They had every character as a plush. They were so cute. There was one I almost bought for myself. He was so cute…he looked like a chubby Snoopy, but I think his name was Olef? I do not remember him from Peanuts at all. I used to be a big Fan of Peanuts too. Snoopy and Winnie the Pooh were always my favorites as a kid. When a “special” would come on…yes I grew up before cable and cartons 24 hours a day, so we got our dose of this through “specials” a few times a year…I would be so excited and watch them. But I don’t remember Olef…..I’m assuming he is a cousin of Snoopy’s.

I can give you the story on Olaf. He's one of Snoopy's brothers. He has three brothers: Spike, Olaf and Andy. Spike is skinny, Olaf is fat, Andy is fuzzy and Snoopy is........Snoopy. Spike was featured quite a bit in the comic strips. He would sometimes come to visit Snoopy from Needles where he lived. Olaf and Andy weren't featured very often, but they were seen occasionally. Gotta love those beagle brothers!
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I grew up with season passes to Cedar Point because we spent every weekend near Sandusky (we also had them to Geauga Lake because we lived 15 minutes from there during the week). My dad would never take me to Disney because my 4 brothers had no interest in it. Once I finally got to Disney at the age of 19, I've had no interest in Cedar Point anymore DH and I went once 4 or 5 years ago, but then I dragged him to Disney and then he had no interest in Cedar Point anymore. Disney wins!



Remember the big tree?? I loved Berenstein Bears land!
Yes, I have just grown I guess....new interests now.
I do remember the tree now too. My DD did slide down it A LOT that 1st trip with her.

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I to havent been to CP in years! We live about 45 minutes from Kennywood so its our "go to" home park.


Maybe in a couple years we will make a trip out to CP as my son gets older he gets more "thrill seeking" my hubby is somewhat and me well I just cant do it anymore

I will go to picture take and snack!

Oh and can I say the pictures of that Wind seeker thingie... and thats just from looking at it
yeah, I'm not too excited about it either...but I never was a fan of swings (ther ride kind) ever either.

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I was always so bummed out because it was never open when we went in there! I used to pray that when we went the tree would be open!!
Aww.

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We had to take a flashlight with us bc our ds wanted to "see" when he slid down the tree. lol
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I can give you the story on Olaf. He's one of Snoopy's brothers. He has three brothers: Spike, Olaf and Andy. Spike is skinny, Olaf is fat, Andy is fuzzy and Snoopy is........Snoopy. Spike was featured quite a bit in the comic strips. He would sometimes come to visit Snoopy from Needles where he lived. Olaf and Andy weren't featured very often, but they were seen occasionally. Gotta love those beagle brothers!
Thanks. I do know Spike. I don't remember Andy either. I'm sure they had a plush of him too and I just missed it. They had every character that I could tell.
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Old 06-19-2011, 07:03 AM   #43
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Somewhere along the way we had stopped for the smoke break and continued on through Frontier land.



They seemed to be on a mission to get somewhere, but I have no clue where…nor did they I think. LOL!





I stopped to take pictures of the Mill.









They just looked back at me like I was crazy and kept going.



As we walked through, I did ask Claire if she wanted to pet the animals in the farm area and she said no, and then I asked her if she wanted to make a candle, which used to be a favorite of mine, and again she said no.









What to do next?



We talked about a few options, but Claire didn’t want to do any of them. She was on the games kick again. I told her there was no way we were heading back to the front for games, or that I would be spending money on any, so to get over it. She did some pouting and basically didn’t want to ride anything then.



















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Hey Jen-where do you live in Ohio? We are about 1 1/2 hours from C.P, too.
We don't go there. We have been and my kids (25, 17 and 14 now), hate it.
Well, they don't hate it, as you have said, "It's not Disney."
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Thanks for the Mineride photo! That was my first coaster ride ever. Glad to see it's still up and running. Used to love to feed the giant Koi fish that were nearby too!
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