What was new when you first visited CP?

Saturday, May 18, 2019 12:11 PM
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The original shoot the rapids? How many of the things were built?


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

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Saturday, May 18, 2019 12:55 PM
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^2

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Sunday, May 19, 2019 8:24 PM
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I think Avalanche Run was the new ride the first time I went to CP.

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Monday, May 20, 2019 10:25 AM
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Kevinj said:

This is an interesting thread resurrection...

I'll say! Talk about a resurrection - I didn't pay any attention to the early post dates at first, but then eventually realized that we were in 2003. I then came across a post from a familiar name - it was actually my post (and hopefully I don't get into trouble for this) written under an earlier user account that I lost access to long ago when my email changed and password was lost/forgotten.


Proud to have fathered a second generation coaster enthusiast destined to keep me young at heart and riding coasters with a willing partner into my golden years!

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Monday, May 20, 2019 11:36 AM

The Mantis was the newest ride at the time of my first visit to Cedar Point in 1996. I didn't ride it though. I wouldn't ride anything bigger than the Gemini that day.

The first "new" ride I rode was the Power Tower in 1998. It was the second ride I rode that day, after the Raptor! (Boy what an amateur I was then! Ridding the Raptor first thing in the morning!) And I loved the Raptor so much that I was over my roller coaster fears and rode all of the Big 4 coasters (Magnum, Mean Streak, Raptor & Mantis) that I was too scared to ride before. Loved Cedar Point and roller coasters in general ever since!

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019 1:33 AM

First trip was 1991, age 6. Mean Streak!!! I don't remember a lot of it but I do remember how it was 3 "huge" coasters one after another in the back of the park. Years later I still enjoyed studying the areal photo in the Breakers East first floor lounge that showed Mean Streak, Gemini and Magnum.


CP Coaster Top 10: 1. Steel Vengeance (37 rides to date) 2. Top Thrill Dragster (190 launches to date, 4 rollbacks) 3. Raptor 4. Millennium Force 5. Maverick 6. GateKeeper 7. Valravn 8. Rougarou 9. Magnum XL 200 10. Gemini

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019 6:11 PM

White Water Landing. I peed on the midway right next to the bench in front of mine ride. My family never lets me forget. They want to buy a memorial sign from the signmaker on the frontier trail and erect it on the spot.


"Forgiveness is almost always easier to obtain than permission."

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019 10:55 AM

1976, Corkscrew....man I feel old....LOL

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019 12:27 PM
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Staaber said:

1976, Corkscrew....man I feel old....LOL

Yep and the Witch's Wheel (1977).

Not sure if 75 or 76 was the first year I was there.

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Enjoying the Ohio park on the shores of beautiful Lake Erie since the mid-1970s!

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019 12:34 PM

My first memory would be getting my season pass in '88 - I guess Soak City was new that year but I don't remember that. I have some fond memories of racing my sister down the ramp in (old) East wing that led out to the (old) beach entrance which, if memory serves, was closer to the Coral Courtyard (old name for the Lakeside Pavilion) than the current entrance.

I typed old too many times.

I'm old.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019 2:05 PM

Gemini's second year, so 1979 and I would have been 10 - I think the math is correct. I chickened out on my dad.


Now a 26 time Steel Vengeance survivor! One time Winter Chill Out dude.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019 2:35 PM

Pre-1960: concrete on the midway!

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019 3:02 PM

micon13 said:

My first memory would be getting my season pass in '88 - I guess Soak City was new that year but I don't remember that. I have some fond memories of racing my sister down the ramp in (old) East wing that led out to the (old) beach entrance which, if memory serves, was closer to the Coral Courtyard (old name for the Lakeside Pavilion) than the current entrance.

I typed old too many times.

I'm old.

Yeah when Season Passes were $89!!! Good times!!!

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019 3:03 PM

TMAN264 said:

Gemini's second year, so 1979 and I would have been 10 - I think the math is correct. I chickened out on my dad.

Still my favorite ride there, good memories....rode it 42 times in a row one Saturday night! Three trains on each side was the key to making that happen!

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Thursday, May 23, 2019 2:12 PM

Staaber said:

Still my favorite ride there, good memories....rode it 42 times in a row one Saturday night! Three trains on each side was the key to making that happen!

Nice. I do remember days in the late 80's and early 90's that sometimes you didn't need to even get off the train at the Gemini if the ride op was cool and there weren't any lines!

My dad has forgiven me - I still regret chickening out!


Now a 26 time Steel Vengeance survivor! One time Winter Chill Out dude.

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Thursday, May 23, 2019 2:25 PM

TMAN264 said:

Staaber said:

Still my favorite ride there, good memories....rode it 42 times in a row one Saturday night! Three trains on each side was the key to making that happen!

Nice. I do remember days in the late 80's and early 90's that sometimes you didn't need to even get off the train at the Gemini if the ride op was cool and there weren't any lines!

My dad has forgiven me - I still regret chickening out!

I remember them letting me stray on Witches Wheel six (6) straight times and they would not let me off until I said "if you want a mess to clean up then let me stay on" Needless to say my stomach was a little upset!

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Saturday, May 25, 2019 2:35 PM
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I was born in 1984 so I don't know what was new that year. When I first visited the park in like 1991 or 1992, you had Mean Streak as a brand new ride and Magnum was only 4. However, Magnum was still talk of the park back then. As I mentioned before, I grew up going to Kings Island with my family as our summer time destination trips. It wasn't until the year 2000 when Millennium Force debuted, that I started going more to Cedar Point.


Rougarou laps: 215: I'm crazy for liking Rougarou. What's wrong with me?

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Saturday, May 25, 2019 3:40 PM

Corkscrew was new in the year that I started going. (hence my Screen name). Remember the massive lines and the fact that I wasn't tall enough to go on it yet.

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Monday, May 27, 2019 4:25 PM
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Shawn Meyer said:

I was born in 1984 so I don't know what was new that year.

According to my research, nothing. However, the original Tiki Twirl, Rotor, Bayern Curve and Earthquake closed. :C


Proud 5th Liner and CP fan since 1986.

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Monday, May 27, 2019 9:42 PM
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Ye gods. You kids are making me feel old!


I'm a Marxist, of the Groucho sort.

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