Forbidden Frontier

Saturday, May 25, 2019 11:02 AM

This was great! Thanks for sharing.


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Saturday, May 25, 2019 12:57 PM
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Here's a good long form (40 minutes) tour of Forbidden Frontier from WKYC.

https://youtu.be/f01PILRxmBo


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Saturday, May 25, 2019 2:28 PM
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Dvo said:

Not gonna lie... I saw the slides in the play area from Millennium Force, and they look pretty fun.

Yes indeed, they are fun, I traversed the whole rope & slide area chasing around my son, he loved it. Then we did the rope -pull raft to exit the area. CP did a superb job with this attraction. Today got a little bit hot & humid, I was talking to some attendants & actors who said they had to wear those heavy "Carhart" type material long outfits all summer. They are going to roast!

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Sunday, May 26, 2019 5:46 PM

CPVet said:

I heard something about a height restriction for the playgrounds. What is it?

32" can go on the playground with an adult. I forget what it was to go unattended.

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Sunday, May 26, 2019 5:56 PM

Does that mean under 32” can’t go on at all?

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Sunday, May 26, 2019 8:37 PM
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From Cedar Point:

“Guests must be 42” tall to participate alone or 32” tall and accompanied by a supervising companion. Guests over 70” tall must use caution.”


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Sunday, May 26, 2019 10:39 PM

We were at the park today, and the Forbidden Frontier was a HUGE hit with my son (who is almost 5). The variety of activities, interaction with the characters, and "quests" that he was sent on (from delivering emu food to interrogating Digger) were a blast. They rope/slide playground area was spectacular too. I also saw the actors subtly altering their interactions based on the group they were talking to - so the mission they sent my son on was a little simpler that the ones they asked of the group of teens behind us. What we saw today was well executed from top to bottom, and I think if we would have spent our entire day in there my son would have left the park a happy and tired boy. Very, very well done.

I will be curious to see how the attraction evolves over time. It is very story/theme dependent, so if the theming is let go even a little that could detract from the overall experience in a big way. It's also really going to live and die by the performers that they have hired, who were amazing today. The story was fun too (I don't want to give away any details, since piecing that together is part of the game), and I'll be anxious to see if they stick with the one storyline or have multiple themes/stories that play out over time.

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Monday, May 27, 2019 12:51 AM

Glad you guys are enjoying forbidden frontier, we try to make the highgrounds and the rafts clean and fun everyday


Forbidden Frontier on Adventure Island - 2019

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019 8:43 AM
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Seriously, the "Highground" is amazing. Had this been a thing in the 1970s, I probably would have been hard pressed to go ride coasters...


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Tuesday, May 28, 2019 10:33 AM
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Curious how work shifts for the actors go. Do different characters come in on shift changes? Do multiple actors assume the same characters on different shifts? As long as shift changes are spaced out for the actors, it seems to me that either could work.


1974: Catering Slave for Interstate United
1975-77: Catering Manager for Cedar Point

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019 11:35 AM

Since the hours are 11AM-7PM, I'm thinking it's one shift. They probably do have some changes for days off though.


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Wednesday, May 29, 2019 9:12 AM

The one complaint I have about forbidden frontier is that it’s just about impossible to know how to start these quests. We were pretty much lost the entire time and had no idea where to start


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Wednesday, May 29, 2019 12:12 PM

This area would make for a fantastic location into Tombstone Terror-tory or a completely new experience this year during Halloweekends.


shenanigans.

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019 7:46 PM

^^ Yes, that I'd agree with. I only knew what to do because I'd seen the media day videos. Upon entering, you see the rope raft thing off to the side, and some walkways. It wasn't obvious where to go or what to do. I thought there'd be an introductory character or signs or something.

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019 8:26 PM
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Go Intamin said:
The one complaint I have about forbidden frontier is that it’s just about impossible to know how to start these quests. We were pretty much lost the entire time and had no idea where to start

I'm assuming you never played Legend of Zelda. ;)


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Wednesday, May 29, 2019 8:41 PM

The original game makes me so mad and I never am able to finish it, but Breath of the Wild is my favorite game


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Thursday, May 30, 2019 12:07 PM
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It's dangerous to go alone! Take this. :hands over an emu egg:


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Thursday, May 30, 2019 2:41 PM
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Here you go.


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Thursday, May 30, 2019 7:37 PM

The area looked nice. CP did a nice job.

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Friday, May 31, 2019 10:11 AM

My fiance and I were there opening day and I can agree that walking into the area it was not obvious what you needed to do or how it works. We walked past the raft area as it was taking way too long, as we walked through we didn't do any of the characters and after getting to the playground area we turned around and went back to the rides. I see it as a cool idea but a character at the entrance is needed to kind of set the story.

I agree it is a great looking area and maybe at some point I would go back and actually do it. I just assumed the first day they would have done more to direct people on what is going on, and what to do. By the way this was my first time at the park in probably 7 to 8 years and I was glad to see the park was clean and well maintained.

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