pki winterfest

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 6:59 PM

Cedar Points’s weather turns extremely cold on the peninsula. It’s a very cold wind chill. Most people never experience the CP peninsula. Pay a visit to just look from the parking lot and you’ll notice the difference from mainland temperatures. Not many indoor places to hang out unless they open more than Midway Market. Nice idea. Too far for most people.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018 7:45 PM
PyroKinesis09's avatar

Nothing a few space heaters can't solve!

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018 7:51 PM
GL2CP's avatar

The new CP Dome will help too


First ride; Magnum 1994

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018 8:03 PM
XS NightClub's avatar

The off season JUST started, and we are already randomly replying to posts from last January?

It’s gonna be a lonnnnng off season


Sandusky Fan.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018 12:20 AM

Don’t worry.. before you know it the terrible Raptor vs Alpengeist thread will be upon us.

I always tell my kids, time is accelerating at an accelerating pace!

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018 7:10 AM

I didn't read all 11 pages of this thread,so forgive if me if someone already post this.

Years ago Cedar Point tried a Winter Fest.

As I recall they didn't have any of the coasters running,probably because of the weather.

They did have a place to get your picture taken with Santa,sitting in a Magnum car.

it wasn't an event you'd travel for.

I don't think they did it for more then 1 year.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018 8:10 AM

MaverickLaunch said:
Don’t worry.. before you know it the terrible Raptor vs Alpengeist thread will be upon us.

Every year when that pops up I shake my head in disbelief. Can’t believe that’s still a thing.


But then again, what do I know?
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Wednesday, October 31, 2018 8:32 AM
DSShives's avatar

rpbobcat said:

Years ago Cedar Point tried a Winter Fest.

No they didnt do anything like what WinterFest is at other parks. Cedar Point tried a low budget "Christmas in the Park". They had some souvenir shops open, sold hot chocolate, put out some decorations and did sleigh rides. Cedar Point got out of Christmas in the Park exactly what they put into it, which was virtually nothing. I went to King's Island's WinterFest last year and it was truly amazing. They did a total makeover of the park.

Canada's Wonderland will be hosting WinterFest in 2019 and it had been rumored if Canada's Wonderland ever got WinterFest, Cedar Point would be up for discussion. If you look at the weather averages between Toronto and Sandusky, they are very similar as far as temps and snowfall. I think Cedar Point's lack of a large population base and lack of indoor facilities is why the park will ultimately not do WinterFest.


Steve Shives
First Cedar Point Visit - 1972
Dockholder-Cedar Point Marina

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018 9:10 AM

The Greater Toronto Area has over 6.4 million people. Downtown Toronto to CW is only 1 hour. CP doesn't have anything close to that within an hour.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018 10:16 AM
DSShives's avatar

Sandusky has around 2.2 million people within a 50 mile drive and 6.1 million within a 75 mile drive.


Steve Shives
First Cedar Point Visit - 1972
Dockholder-Cedar Point Marina

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018 11:42 AM
XS NightClub's avatar

And about 13 of those 6.1 million showed up at the last CP winter event.


Sandusky Fan.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018 12:19 PM
Pete's avatar

Of course, CP could always build indoor facilities in the future. New facilities and eventually Winterfest may be in future cap-ex budgets that we don't know about yet.


I'd rather be in my boat with a drink on the rocks,
than in the drink with a boat on the rocks.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018 5:16 PM
DSShives's avatar

XS NightClub said:

And about 13 of those 6.1 million showed up at the last CP winter event.

I think you are being generous in your number.

And that's very true Pete. Who knows what may be in the works. Hope you had a good boating season! Our boat was pulled out of the water today.


Steve Shives
First Cedar Point Visit - 1972
Dockholder-Cedar Point Marina

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018 7:07 PM
Buckeye122's avatar

I haven't looked through all 11 pages of this, so If this was mentioned before, I apologize.

Does my CF Platinum Pass work for this years KI Winterfest? Or do I need to renew for 2019 first?

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018 7:30 PM
Cargo Shorts's avatar

Buckeye, you are good through end of KI Winterfest.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018 9:53 PM
DSShives's avatar

And your meal plan will work too, if you have that . It's a great benefit but we still dropped some significant $$'s at last year's WinterFest.


Steve Shives
First Cedar Point Visit - 1972
Dockholder-Cedar Point Marina

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018 9:26 AM

So just out of curiosity does a 2019 Pass also get you into WinterFest?


But then again, what do I know?
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Wednesday, November 7, 2018 4:27 PM
Skyhawk06's avatar

Why wouldn't it?


Steel Vengeance rides: 170
Favorite coaster: Steel Vengeance ||| Favorite flat: Skyhawk(3 solo)

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018 4:31 PM

Oh I forgot Kings Island offered admission for the rest of 2018 with a new 2019 pass... I was thinking along the lines of Cedar Point, where you get one 2018 visit with a new 2019 pass.


But then again, what do I know?
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Wednesday, November 7, 2018 4:56 PM

Downtown Toronto to CW = 20 miles. Downtown Cincinnati to KI = 24 miles. Downtown Cleveland to CP = 62 miles. Downtown Detroit to CP = 120 miles

Cedar Point, with not having a scenic street type setting plus located on a frigid peninsula will never draw the crowds that either of those parks can. The best they could do to offer anything close to what many of the other parks do is to somehow, get you back through the Frontier Trail and Town.

They would need to rebuild the main midway with some sort of street scene or village in order to appeal to most. I wish they would do this anyway since the CP main midway setting is just a mish mosh of buildings just thrown wherever one might fit and with whatever style they felt like at the time. To make it worthwhile, they would need to have it set up so you can walk, easily, from one shop to another to buy crap.

I went to Kings Island Winterfest on one of the days it snowed and was 15 degrees out and still loved it. There were also plenty of places very close by to go in and warm up except for near The Beast area. Once you leave the main midway at CP, you'd freeze to death...lol

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