Magnum XL-200 Ride Night (June 23)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 9:26 PM
bholcomb's avatar

Magnum XL-200 ride night is Thursday June 23rd. I will be flying in on the evening of the 22nd and will be at the park on the 23rd. Anyone else planning on a trip? I will definitely be at Magnum for all of ERT!

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011 9:32 PM
Jason Hammond's avatar

Assuming the weather is good, I'll be there. With having to work Friday, I'm not going to exhaust myself if it's going to rain. :-)


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Wednesday, May 18, 2011 4:21 AM
Jesz's avatar

Ahh I wish I could be there. Maybe next year.


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Friday, May 20, 2011 10:57 AM
bholcomb's avatar

Yeah, Jason, I'm definitely hoping the weather holds up. Hedging my bets on only a couple visits a year sucks when bad weather can ruin them.

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Monday, June 6, 2011 9:41 AM

Isn't it Dragster night too?

Why do they do them both on the same night? Too bad, I'd love to do them both.

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Monday, June 6, 2011 11:13 AM
Jason Hammond's avatar

Dragster is just a bonus ride. Magnum's 1 hour of ride time will begin when the regular line runs out. Dragster will end at 10:45 regardless of when ride time starts.

Point Perks


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Friday, June 17, 2011 9:56 PM
RAPTOR MANIAC's avatar

I believe you have them backwards, magnum is the bonus like the last few years and dragster is the main ride


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Sunday, June 19, 2011 6:44 PM
Aaronosmer's avatar

I will hopefully be going on Thursday. I live in the Lansing area. Looking for a possible car pool. If anyone is interested they can PM me.

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Monday, June 20, 2011 2:45 PM

Yeah, read the Point Perks again. Magnum is the bonus.

My wife and I will be there, but we have never done an ERT before. The weather is looking pretty gloomy so we are hoping it doesn't get rained out. Will they wait for the rain or does weather cut into the ERT?

Since they just do this once a year for each ride, how do they handle weather disruptions?

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011 1:49 AM

As rough as Magnum's been running this year, I'm not even considering going to the event, even though it's one I could actually manage getting to.


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Tuesday, June 21, 2011 8:06 AM
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There is a chance of rain. But it is less of a chance in the evening than during the day. Look slike everything Ben's been chasing will be following him to Ohio.


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Tuesday, June 21, 2011 8:47 PM
TTD 120mph's avatar

I don't blame you Mike. Regardless of what the weather is like or what ride it is, these ride nights feel as far from the word "exclusive" as can be.......in my opinion. Of course it's nice for the non enthusiast platinum pass holders and some others who might enjoy them. But after having been to a few Joe Cool ride nights in the past.....nothing has compared to them since.

I think Aerosmith wrote a song about this type of feeling. :P

Last edited by TTD 120mph, Tuesday, June 21, 2011 8:49 PM

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011 6:57 AM

Planning on being there.

Last years' Sept.12 TTD ERT night was AMAZING. There weren't enough 'Platinum passers' to fill the trains so Robin Innes let us go directly from unboarding a train directly to a train waiting to be filled,no long 'walk around'. I lost count after 18 rides.


number of times to Cedar Point:50s/60s/70s/80s-3,1995-1,1996-27,1997-18,1998-13,1999-20,2000-16,2001-8,2002-7,2003-18,2004-14,2005-18,2006-28,2007-16,2008-17,2009-28,2010-26,2011-27,2012-21,2013-18,2014-24,2015-29,2016-46,2017-13,2018-14,2019-10 Running Total-480 72,000 miles traveled for the point.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011 7:59 AM

^ That was an incredible night, combined with the pleasantly comfortable weather and lack of bugs! It was a 3-train wait for the front row, with the rest of the train being filled by exit-rampers. If only we could be so lucky tomorrow night...

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011 2:21 PM
bholcomb's avatar

I'll be there regardless, but it does look like it could be a dicey day for precip. The front doesn't actually pass until Friday morning according to the latest model runs.

And good if Magnum is considered a 'Bonus' because I won't be riding that other pile of junk ;)

Also, nothing this crazy in Ohio :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=src03lNLIKI

Last edited by bholcomb, Wednesday, June 22, 2011 2:27 PM
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Wednesday, June 22, 2011 2:26 PM
bholcomb's avatar

Aaron if you make it down during the day - give me a call 405-633-1313 and I'll meet you for some coaster rides

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011 11:24 PM

Those Joe Cool ride nights were something special. Of course, nothing can compare to the amazing exclusivity of the Millennium Mania events back in 2000-2001.


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Thursday, June 23, 2011 8:29 AM
Jason Hammond's avatar

60% chance of rain from 3pm to 10pm and then it starts tapering off. So, hopefully this is a fast moving system and will be through the area quicker. I'll check again later before I decide whether or not to go.


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Thursday, June 23, 2011 2:37 PM
Jason Hammond's avatar

The future-cast (6 hours look ahead) radar on weather.com looks not too bad. I figure it's a fifty fifty shot at this point. I'm gonna go up. Looks like a system is moving in around 5 and should dissipate around 7 or so. Anyone want to meet for dinner around 6:15pm.


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Thursday, June 23, 2011 4:37 PM

I'll be pulling out of Euclid (east suburb of Cleveland) at 6pm to avoid the rush hour traffic. Won't get to the Point until about 7:15/7:30.


number of times to Cedar Point:50s/60s/70s/80s-3,1995-1,1996-27,1997-18,1998-13,1999-20,2000-16,2001-8,2002-7,2003-18,2004-14,2005-18,2006-28,2007-16,2008-17,2009-28,2010-26,2011-27,2012-21,2013-18,2014-24,2015-29,2016-46,2017-13,2018-14,2019-10 Running Total-480 72,000 miles traveled for the point.

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