Winter Chill Out 2018

Friday, December 29, 2017 3:33 PM

You are off a week on 2017. It was Saturday 2/.25. It was not 66 degrees, it was freezing! The day before it had been in the 60s though, but the day of WCO a major cold front came in. The temps dropped as the event progressed, the first hour or so for our group was mild-ish. I will never forget standing at the CP Shores presentation and feeling the temps plummet.

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Friday, December 29, 2017 6:17 PM

^^ I was the last group and it was freezing out. Also @Cartwright is correct it was 2/25 for 2017.

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Saturday, December 30, 2017 12:07 AM

Oops. not sure how I missed that. I double-checked photo timestamps for all the other years.

Jason McClure was walking by as our group went from the warehouse to Snoopy's Boutique, so he joined us for a bit. We had a side conversation about it being too nice in February, and how he would rather save those nice days for May. I guess I associated the conversation with the nice weather we had been having, and don't really remember the day as being that bad. I also show up prepared with hand and feet warmers, an extra pair of thermal socks, and an extra shirt/hoodie to evaluate what to take in once I'm there.

Looking at the hourly data from Port Clinton, it was 44-45 around 8:30 AM, and leveled off at about 34 degrees from 2 - 4 pm, which still puts it quite warmer than 2015, and a little better than the 2012-2104 tours. Only 2016 has had better temps than this year's tour.

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Saturday, December 30, 2017 9:39 AM

Back to the question about taking kids... I saw kids 8-12 bored to tears within minutes of the first stop presentation starting. And I saw others more engaged than adults. It just depends on their interest level for an event like that. Not all CP and coaster fans and enthusiasts will be interested in or appreciate what the WCO is. But for those who do, it's quite the event.

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Monday, January 22, 2018 4:52 PM

Does anyone know or remember what time tickets go on sale for WCO? I know its tomorrow just looking to get them as early as possible.

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Monday, January 22, 2018 5:12 PM

I assume it's midnight Monday night/Tuesday morning. I remember something like that from last year.

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Monday, January 22, 2018 6:00 PM

Yes, Tony tweeted that it's midnight tonight/tomorrow


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Monday, January 22, 2018 6:24 PM

Or, at 12:00am tomorrow.

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Monday, January 22, 2018 6:57 PM

Midnight Monday night or Midnight Tuesday morning. Whichever comes first...

Looking forward to going this year, and daughter has already put in for the day off too!


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Monday, January 22, 2018 7:25 PM

Ill be waiting right at midnight to get tickets!

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Monday, January 22, 2018 7:53 PM

This will be my first Winter Chill Out, so I have a question for veterans: do they have bigger tour groups for the later ones, or are the groups all the same size no matter what time you pick?

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Monday, January 22, 2018 8:16 PM
TTD 120mph's avatar

It varies because, if the event sells out, that means that all the slots are full and I believe the entire event crowd is spread out evenly among the time slots. Now, the crowds per slot can vary slightly because people sometimes don't show up, arrive at the incorrect time or are late. However, be prepared for moments where you'll have to wait for the group ahead of you to move on to the next "stop".

P.S.- This will be highlighted in the email they send you and by Tony more than once. Make sure you arrive at your correct time slot! Watch the weather and plan accordingly. It's generally a good idea to arrive a little bit before your time slot.

Last edited by TTD 120mph, Monday, January 22, 2018 8:20 PM

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Monday, January 22, 2018 8:17 PM

It probably does sell out, or at least come close, so I think I'll stick with the best time for my schedule. Thanks!

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Monday, January 22, 2018 11:18 PM

The event has sold out for at least the last three years, which is as many years as I’ve gone. Each year it has seemed to sell out faster. Even still, I think it was 5 days it took last year. Being first in line is only necessary for ensuring the time slot is available when you go to purchase.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018 12:04 AM
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It says no packages found when I click buy tickets.


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Tuesday, January 23, 2018 12:05 AM

Same. Maybe the booking site crashed because of high traffic.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018 12:05 AM

Same.


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Tuesday, January 23, 2018 12:05 AM

^ Yea I am experiencing the same thing...

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018 12:06 AM
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Thabto said:

It says no packages found when I click buy tickets.

Same here. I've tried my laptop, phone and different browsers. Just hitting refresh and hoping for the best!

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018 12:08 AM

Tony just said they're looking into it on Twitter.

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