Cedar Point 1971

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The big new addition at Cedar Point in 1971 was the Frontier Trail. Scenes from the Main Midway are also included in this clip.


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I never knew that there was a Frontier Trail sign near the Main crossing like the newer one that is currently by the Glass Blowing Shop.

Also, I like the carriages parked alongside Red Garter.

Really neat stuff. Thanks for posting this!


"Thank the Phoenicians!"

Little Walt is so cute!!!!


June 11th, 2001 - Gemini 100
VertiGo Rides - 82
R.I.P. Fright Zone, and Cyrus along with it.

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Red Garter Rob said:

Little Walt is so cute!!!!

While that is true, this video predates my existence by two years. The kids in the video are my aunt and uncle. :)


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I knew it.. You're a time traveler!!!!


June 11th, 2001 - Gemini 100
VertiGo Rides - 82
R.I.P. Fright Zone, and Cyrus along with it.

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Very cool! Thanks for sharing Walt!


We'll miss you MrScott and Pete

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Looked like quite a windy day from the flags... and yet Sky Ride was running no problem.

Wonder what's changed? Then again they used to care about capacity too...smh


Missed a full season at CP for the first time since 2007, maybe Sandusky will be back on my travel list next year.... Depends what CP has up their sleeve for 2023.

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I wonder if the Sky Ride fall at 6 StL triggered a policy change?
I remember Sky Rides were removed from both 6 StL and KC WOF after that.

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Doesn't look much more than a normal summer breeze by those flags. What has normally changed policy over the years has just been a change in leadership. Cedar Fair has gotten in the habit of adding more steps than necessary to consider an operation safe.


Great video! Iā€™m surprised nobody has mentioned the confederate flag at about 1:57. šŸ˜œ

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That is the state flag of Georgia, used until around 2001 when it changed to the current version.


Thank you Sheldon...


June 11th, 2001 - Gemini 100
VertiGo Rides - 82
R.I.P. Fright Zone, and Cyrus along with it.

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I don't know what I hate more...you or the fact that I knew the flag. Either way you still aren't getting a Christmas card.


You haven't sent me one in the almost 20 years we've known each other anyways.


June 11th, 2001 - Gemini 100
VertiGo Rides - 82
R.I.P. Fright Zone, and Cyrus along with it.

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