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Title: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: Dan on May 24, 2012, 10:10:53 AM
Cedar Point, (http://www.cedarpoint.com/) one of the world's best roller coaster parks, has finally introduced a fast pass system.
Lines for the best coasters can normally take 1-2 hours and this will let you bypass those lines.  You can ride unlimited times on all eligible rides in the fast lane.

If you're just going for 1 day it's probably worth it as it will allow you to try everything out.  Cedar Point is 1 hour west of CLE, so just add the 6,000 AMEX/9,000 BA for the RT flight for you NYC/ORD folks to the cost of admission :)

Fast Lane Buyup fee:
1 guest: $55
2 guests: $50pp
3 guests: $45pp
4 guests: $40pp
5 guests: $30pp (Contact CP to buy this option and note that it's cheaper to buy for 5 people than for 4!)

Limited passes are sold per day and you can reserve in advance. (http://www.cedarpoint.com/what-s-new/fast-lane)

Eligible rides:
-Blue Streak
-Cadillac Cars
-Corkscrew
-Dodgem
-Gemini
-Giant Wheel
-Magnum XL-200
-Maverick
-maXair
-Mean Streak
-Millennium Force
-Power Tower
-Raptor
-Shoot the Rapids
-Top Thrill Dragster
-WindSeeker

The bolded rides typically have waits up to 2 hours.

Regular admission is $49, but there are various discounts to drop the price down to the $30-$40 range.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane!
Post by: jj1000 on May 24, 2012, 10:27:17 AM
How long will these lines be? And do you get assess to the front seat?
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane!
Post by: Dan on May 24, 2012, 10:33:07 AM
How long will these lines be? And do you get assess to the front seat?

Quote from: http://pointbuzz.com/Forums/Thread/27785.aspx?page=16#456891
Went to Cedar Point this last Thursday and Friday. Thursday no Fast Lane and Friday with Fast Lane, both days were fantastic weather to be there.

Thursday we managed to get on 31 rides and surprisingly Gemini was the longest wait of the entire day and that being 30 minutes, everything was pretty much a walk on ride. Rides we went on.

3 Raptor
3 Mantis
1 Windseeker
1 Maxair
1 Wicked Twister
2 Skyhawk
1 Magnum
1 Mean Streak
1 Gemini
2 Blue Streak
3 Millennium
3 Top Thrill
1 Mine Ride
1 Sky Ride
1 Corkscrew
1 Iron Dragon
1 Bumper Cars
1 Power Tower

Friday with Fast Lane. The crowds were insane, wait times were routinely 1-2 hours for Top Thrill, Maverick, Raptor, Mantis, Millennium. Tons of buses and families in the park. I don't recall anyone getting mad at us for the Fast Lane only people asking where they could get one. We went on 41 rides Friday, skipping the rides we had no interest in going on a second time.

11 Maverick
4 Blue Streak
3 Raptor
3 Maxair
1 Wicked Twister
1 Power Tower
4 Top Thrill
1 Mean Streak
4 Gemini (had both trains running so thought is was fun to race.)
5 Millennium
2 Skyhawk
2 Magnum

We didn't see very many Fast Lane wrist bands on anyone with the exception of Top Thrill, they were loading the front train with Fast Lane and the second train with "regular" park people. The entire day the only place I saw a line slow down was at Top Thrill, the lines kept moving and as I saw the Fast Lane people didn't make the wait times any longer than if there was no Fast Lane.

We mainly wanted to get on a ton of rides and took any open seat we could get, never waiting for a front seat on anything wait times routinely being about 5 minutes.. We did have a much more relaxed time in the park Friday, we sat down and had breakfast and lunch, if we would have really tried I am sure we could have gotten on 50 rides or more if we had tried.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane!
Post by: AsherO on May 24, 2012, 10:43:25 AM
Cedar Point is 1 hour west of CLE, so just add the 6,000 AMEX/9,000 BA for the RT flight for you NYC/ORD folks to the cost of admission :)

DDF roller-coaster run, anyone? Funnest DO ever!!!!!!!

P.s. How many sAAver seats can we possibly get on one NYC-ORD flight?
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane!
Post by: Dan on May 24, 2012, 10:49:11 AM
DDF roller-coaster run, anyone? Funnest DO ever!!!!!!!

P.s. How many sAAver seats can we possibly get on one NYC-ORD flight?
I'm game.
NYC-CLE I assume you mean? That's a really easy flight, you can get a lot of seats for that.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane!
Post by: AsherO on May 24, 2012, 10:51:30 AM
NYC-CLE I assume you mean? That's a really easy flight, you can get a lot of seats for that.

I misread your "NYC/ORD folks", and my midwest geography isn't that great, figured ORD might be close to CP.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane!
Post by: momo on May 24, 2012, 10:52:08 AM
was that a typo."will you get assess to the front seat? :P
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane!
Post by: Dan on May 24, 2012, 10:52:49 AM
I misread your "NYC/ORD folks", and my midwest geography isn't that great, figured ORD might be close to CP.
Nope, just the same 6K MR/9K BA for ORD/LGA/JFK to CLE.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane!
Post by: AsherO on May 24, 2012, 11:00:56 AM
Nope, just the same 6K MR/9K BA for ORD/LGA/JFK to CLE.

I understood that after you corrected me, but thanks for spelling it out in case I was stupid  :D
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane!
Post by: myb821 on May 24, 2012, 11:01:26 AM
I understood that after you corrected me, but thanks for spelling it out in case I was stupid  :D
lolI wouldlove to do this but dont think my wife would
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane!
Post by: aussiebochur on May 24, 2012, 11:04:32 AM
Nope, just the same 6K MR/9K BA for ORD/LGA/JFK to CLE.
Does BA charge 2x or 3x for business class?
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane!
Post by: Dan on May 24, 2012, 11:05:14 AM
Does BA charge 2x or 3x for business class?
3x for all domestic 2 class flights.

lolI wouldlove to do this but dont think my wife would
In 3 years I still haven't been able to coax my wife onto a roller coaster.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane!
Post by: AsherO on May 24, 2012, 11:11:26 AM
lolI wouldlove to do this but dont think my wife would

She won't give you a Sunday off?

In 3 years I still haven't been able to coax my wife onto a roller coaster.

Her loss. :P
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane!
Post by: Dan on May 24, 2012, 11:13:58 AM
She won't give you a Sunday off?

Her loss. :P
So Cedar Point DO?

Fly into CLE sunday morning, have Pizza or bagels/cream cheese for lunch and a bbq for dinner?

Could even do the Football hall of fame on monday if people wanted to stay longer.

There's also a decent cat. 2 spg right at the airport with very good c+p availability for 1,600 spg +$30 (or 1,350+$30 for golds or 1,100+$30 for plats) plus stay credit of course.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane!
Post by: AJK on May 24, 2012, 11:16:07 AM
Sold. But only if the BBQ is on the new Weber ;)
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane!
Post by: Dan on May 24, 2012, 11:17:41 AM
Sold. But only if the BBQ is on the new Weber ;)
Lol, I'm game, but that would mean having to leave the park early instead of doing it there.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane!
Post by: AsherO on May 24, 2012, 11:18:01 AM
So Cedar Point DO?

Fly into CLE sunday morning, have Pizza or bagels/cream cheese for lunch and a bbq for dinner?

I'm in, minus the b'kfast (especially Pizza) before the coasters...
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane!
Post by: Dan on May 24, 2012, 11:18:25 AM
I'm in, minus the b'kfast (especially Pizza) before the coasters...
:D
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane!
Post by: jj1000 on May 24, 2012, 11:28:40 AM
was that a typo."will you get assess to the front seat? :P
this moment was brought to you by Swype :)
In 3 years I still haven't been able to coax my wife onto a roller coaster.
really? I still remember my first roller coaster best present my uncle ever gave me. Anyway I'm in as long as everyone buys the fat lane passes. I wouldn't wait 2 hours for a coaster unless I was being paid...
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane!
Post by: AJK on May 24, 2012, 11:28:49 AM
Lol, I'm game, but that would mean having to leave the park early instead of doing it there.

Good point, but looking at the schedules from JFK and LGA, it doesn't seem we could fly in Saturday night or Sunday morning quickly enough to make a day trip out of it... Am I reading it wrong?
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane!
Post by: jj1000 on May 24, 2012, 11:30:48 AM
@Dan Shabbaton DO in hocking hills and Sunday in Cesar point?

ETA does aa have flights nyc to Colombus?
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane!
Post by: Dan on May 24, 2012, 11:33:43 AM
Indeed, it doesn't look the Sunday schedule is very conducive for a trip.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane!
Post by: Dan on May 24, 2012, 11:34:28 AM
@Dan Shabbaton DO in hocking hills and Sunday in Cesar point?
Never been to hocking hills.  Have you?
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane!
Post by: AsherO on May 24, 2012, 11:35:52 AM
@Dan Shabbaton DO in hocking hills and Sunday in Cesar point?

ETA does aa have flights nyc to Colombus?

Hocking Hills? Shabbaton might be pushing it for me.

Indeed, it doesn't look the Sunday schedule is very conducive for a trip.

I'd possibly be open to doing a different weekday if there are better flights.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane!
Post by: jj1000 on May 24, 2012, 11:40:50 AM
Never been to hocking hills.  Have you?
yes. My family went a while back for a few days it was great! Cheap cabin rental inn middle of the Forrest.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane!
Post by: Dan on May 24, 2012, 11:44:59 AM
I'd possibly be open to doing a different weekday if there are better flights.
On a Sunday the earliest LGA-CLE flight is at noon.
On a weekday the earliest LGA-CLE flight is at 8:40am.

There are no late return flights, options for the next morning from CLE-LGA include 5:45am, 8:10am, and 10:55am.  The actual flight time in the air is 65 minutes, but flights are blocked for 105-115 minutes to pad their on-time records due to NYC delays.

Park hours are generally 10-10.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane!
Post by: AsherO on May 24, 2012, 11:45:31 AM
On a Sunday the earliest LGA-CLE flight is at noon.
On a weekday the earliest LGA-CLE flight is at 8:40am.

There are no late return flight, options for the next morning from CLE-LGA include 5:45am, 8:10am, and 10:55am.  The actual flight time in the air is 65 minutes.

Park hours are generally 10-10.

What do you recommend? (aside from a Shabbaton)
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane!
Post by: Dan on May 24, 2012, 11:46:35 AM
I'm game for anything.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane!
Post by: AJK on May 24, 2012, 11:49:55 AM
I'm not averse to making a shabbatone out of it. Coming in Friday, leaving 5:40am Monday, giving me a full day at the office on Monday.

Though because I'm still on vaca, I could do a day trip during the middle of the week next week.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane!
Post by: AsherO on May 24, 2012, 11:51:25 AM
I'm game for anything.

But what do you think would work best schedule-wise?

I'm not averse to making a shabbatone out of it. Coming in Friday, leaving 5:40am Monday, giving me a full day at the office on Monday.

Though because I'm still on vaca, I could do a day trip during the middle of the week next week.

Leaving your wife behind, or bringing her with?

I'm more comfortable with a guy only trip.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane!
Post by: Dan on May 24, 2012, 11:51:41 AM
I'm not averse to making a shabbatone out of it. Coming in Friday, leaving 5:40am Monday, giving me a full day at the office on Monday.

Though because I'm still on vaca, I could do a day trip during the middle of the week next week.
I'm game either way.  Can even host folks at my place or by friends for a shabbaton or can arrange something more exotic.
Or any old weekday is cool too.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane!
Post by: AsherO on May 24, 2012, 11:53:20 AM
I'm game either way.  Can even host folks at my place or by friends for a shabbaton or can arrange something more exotic.

Now you definitely have my attention :D
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: Dan on May 24, 2012, 11:54:08 AM
Now you definitely have my attention :D
Lol...just meant not inside the jewish community by that.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: AsherO on May 24, 2012, 11:55:26 AM
Lol...just meant not inside the jewish community by that.

Aw shucks! Thumbs up on the title edit :)
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane!
Post by: AJK on May 24, 2012, 11:56:33 AM
Can't leave my wife for shabbas during shana rishona, so if its shabbatone, she's in. If only for a day, just me.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: AsherO on May 24, 2012, 11:57:58 AM
Can't leave my wife for shabbas during shana rishona, so if its shabbatone, she's in. If only for a day, just me.

You didn't specify, so I had to clarify. As stated, I prefer a guy-only outing, especially if it turns into a Shabbaton (unless I can bring a date ;))
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: myb821 on May 24, 2012, 12:04:05 PM
You didn't specify, so I had to clarify. As stated, I prefer a guy-only outing, especially if it turns into a Shabbaton (unless I can bring a date ;))
i think you bringing a date is entirely up to you  :P
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 24, 2012, 12:15:51 PM
I'm TOTALLY in, although my schedule is pretty restrictive and I hate roller coasters.

I think most of us can stay up until a 5:45 flight.

Shabbaton would be awesome, but we there's no reason not to have both, if guys don't or can't make it for Shabbos.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: AJK on May 24, 2012, 12:16:36 PM
I'm TOTALLY in, although my schedule is pretty restrictive and I hate roller coasters.

I think most of us can stay up until a 5:45 flight.

Shabbaton would be awesome, but we there's no reason not to have both, if guys don't or can't make it for Shabbos.


The schedule doesn't work for a Sunday-only trip.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: damaxer91 on May 24, 2012, 12:31:34 PM
@Dan Shabbaton DO in hocking hills


Is that for real? Love the name...
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: Dan on May 24, 2012, 12:33:10 PM
Is that for real? Love the name...
:D
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: Dan on May 24, 2012, 12:35:06 PM
yes. My family went a while back for a few days it was great! Cheap cabin rental inn middle of the Forrest.
But did you do this :D
http://www.hockinghillscanopytours.com/
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 24, 2012, 12:59:43 PM
Hocking Hills cabin:

http://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2688


Mansion, 7 bedrooms & up to 26 people:
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p380919
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: Dan on May 24, 2012, 01:09:16 PM
Mansion, 7 bedrooms & up to 26 people:
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p380919
Taken for shabbos through winter time.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 24, 2012, 01:46:02 PM
Taken for shabbos through winter time.
Ouch!
Wonder if he's just reserving it for a higher priced option or something...

Ill email him to waitlist, or will you?
(P.s. Wonder if he takes points :D)
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: whYME on May 24, 2012, 02:22:07 PM
Approximately when are you guys thinking of doing this?
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: Dan on May 24, 2012, 02:23:50 PM
I'm open any day, so it's up to you NYC/ORD folk who have 6K AMEX to burn on a quick trip :)

HelpMe, too old for the coasters or don't have 6K AMEX :D
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: JEWDA on May 24, 2012, 02:28:14 PM
I say

HelpMe, don't have 6K AMEX :D
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: jj1000 on May 24, 2012, 02:49:31 PM
Is that for real? Love the name...
haha yup could you think of a better name for a DO ;)
But did you do this :D
http://www.hockinghillscanopytours.com/

Don't think it was around then. But definitely bucketlisted now :)
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: Shmelly on May 24, 2012, 03:12:42 PM
For anyone on the fence, I've been to most of the top amusement parks in America. Cedar Point is without a doubt the best of the bunch. You NYers who think Six Flags in Jackson is the ultimate park are in for a pleasant surprise.

Bear in mind, I have not been to CP since 06 and have been to SF a few times since then, and their rides are still not on par with CP. (Not to disparage SF, they do have some awesome rides, but it pales next to CP.)

And you gotta work harder on getting your wives on the rides. It took me a lot of convincing/manipulation to get my wife on her 1st major coaster (I think it was Nitro at SF) and now she can't get enough.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: Dan on May 24, 2012, 03:13:51 PM
For anyone on the fence, I've been to most of the top amusement parks in America. Cedar Point is without a doubt the best of the bunch. You NYers who think Six Flags in Jackson is the ultimate park are in for a pleasant surprise.

Bear in mind, I have not been to CP since 06 and have been to SF a few times since then, and their rides are still not on par with CP. (Not to disparage SF, they do have some awesome rides, but it pales next to CP.)

And you gotta work harder on getting your wives on the rides. It took me a lot of convincing/manipulation to get my wife on her 1st major coaster (I think it was Nitro at SF) and now she can't get enough.
You ought to come as well then, there are new ones since then :)

And believe me, I've tried!
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: jj1000 on May 24, 2012, 03:34:38 PM
Bear in mind, I have not been to CP since 06 and have been to SF a few times since then, and their rides are still not on par with CP. (Not to disparage SF, they do have some awesome rides, but it pales next to CP.)

if you haven't been on the maverick you haven't been to cedar point.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: Shmelly on May 24, 2012, 04:10:53 PM
if you haven't been on the maverick you haven't been to cedar point.
So I've been told. I'm only in Cleveland nowadays on sukkos and pesach, and chol hamoed has just never worked out since then.

Is Maverick really that awesome? Like Millenium Force or Top Thrill level awesome?

EDIT: I happen to find Millenium Force to be a tad overrated. Top Thrill is amazing IMO.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: Dan on May 24, 2012, 04:12:49 PM
So I've been told. I'm only in Cleveland nowadays on sukkos and pesach, and chol hamoed has just never worked out since then.

Is Maverick really that awesome? Like Millenium Force or Top Thrill level awesome?
I'd say it's up there with those.
Haven't been to CP in a couple years though.
CP is never open on Pesach and Sukkos only works if Sunday is Chol Hamoed (This year YT starts on Sunday, won't work out too well either)
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: Afight4ever on May 24, 2012, 04:17:37 PM
I am in for a shabbaton and day in CP but must be a family friendly weekend :)
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: YudiG on May 24, 2012, 04:40:47 PM
I am in for a shabbaton and day in CP but must be a family friendly weekend :)

aliyos will be auctioned off for miles and will go to charity...
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: jj1000 on May 24, 2012, 04:55:57 PM
aliyos will be auctioned off for miles and will go to charity...
very cute. I can't wait to hear the shabbos drasha :)
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: AsherO on May 24, 2012, 04:57:31 PM
very cute. I can't wait to hear the shabbos drasha :)

I volunteer to give it, if you guys will give me enough time to prepare :)
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: jj1000 on May 24, 2012, 05:24:20 PM
I volunteer to give it, if you guys will give me enough time to prepare :)
I sense a sudden change of heart towards the shabbaton idea. You find a date? :P
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: AsherO on May 24, 2012, 05:27:22 PM
I sense a sudden change of heart towards the shabbaton idea.

I don't know where you came up with that idea? I'm going to attend regardless, but I'm offering to give a customized drasha on Shabbos with a DDF oriented message if I'm given enough time to prepare it.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DDF DO!)
Post by: Dan on May 24, 2012, 05:52:00 PM
So what's your preference?

Option A: Fly in on a weekday to CLE in the morning (e.g. LGA-CLE, 8:30am-10:15am), have up to 10 hours at CP, have a BBQ at night, fly back early the next morning (e.g. LGA-CLE, 5:40am-7:10am).
Option B: Fly in on a Sunday to CLE in the afternoon  (e.g. LGA-CLE, 12:00pm-1:45pm), have up to 6.5 hours at CP, have a BBQ at night, fly back early Monday morning.
Option C: Fly in Friday morning to CLE  (e.g. LGA-CLE, 8:30am-10:15am) and have a shabbaton staying by people in he local community (there are no hotels within walking distance), have up to 12 hours at CP on Sunday, fly back early Monday morning.
Option D: Fly in Friday morning to CLE/CMH/DTW  (e.g. LGA-CLE, 8:30am-10:15am, LGA-CMH, 8:15am-10:10am, LGA-DTW, 6:05am-8:00am) and have a shabbaton staying in any random hotel/cabin/rental house, have up to 12 hours at CP on Sunday, fly back from CLE early Monday morning.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: AsherO on May 24, 2012, 05:54:58 PM
So what's your preference?

Option A: Fly in on a weekday to CLE in the morning, have up to 10 hours at CP, have a BBQ at night, fly back early the next morning.
Option B: Fly in on a Sunday to CLE in the afternoon, have up to 6.5 hours at CP, have a BBQ at night, fly back early Monday morning.
Option C: Fly in Friday morning to CLE and have a shabbaton staying by people in he local community (there are no hotels within walking distance), have up to 12 hours at CP on Sunday, fly back early Monday morning.
Option D: Fly in Friday morning to BUF/CLE/CMH/PIT/DTW and have a shabbaton staying in any random hotel/cabin/rental house, have up to 12 hours at CP on Sunday, fly back from CLE early Monday morning.

How long do you think it takes to do all the coasters in the park at least once?
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: Dan on May 24, 2012, 05:55:42 PM
How long do you think it takes to do all the coasters in the park at least once?
With Fast Lane or without?
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: YudiG on May 24, 2012, 05:56:15 PM
I don't know where you came up with that idea? I'm going to attend regardless, but I'm offering to give a customized drasha on Shabbos with a DDF oriented message if I'm given enough time to prepare it.

you have my vote...maybe we can include a singles event...lets try and make everyone comfortable...

you could probably also ensure that we can have a nice fabrengen with you new stash of vodka....:P
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DDF DO!)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 24, 2012, 05:56:38 PM
Option D: Fly in Friday morning to BUF/CLE/CMH/PIT/DTW and have a shabbaton staying in any random hotel/cabin/rental house, have up to 12 hours at CP on Sunday, fly back from CLE early Monday morning.
If Aug 4 Shabbos, can confirm for myself and Bp.

Might prefer a road trip to flights if guys wanna join.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: AsherO on May 24, 2012, 05:56:56 PM
With Fast Lane or without?

Did you even bother reading the title of this thread? :P

you could probably also ensure that we can have a nice fabrengen with you new stash of vodka....:P

I didn't buy the vodka.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: YudiG on May 24, 2012, 05:57:53 PM
Did you even bother reading the title of this thread? :P
?
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: Dan on May 24, 2012, 05:58:54 PM
Did you even bother reading the title of this thread? :P
:D
Hard to say as I've never done it, but if the lines are really just 10 minutes each+5 minutes for the ride+10 minutes walk between each coaster, you should be able to cover everything in 6.5 hours.

Of course that's barring flight delays that are all too common from LGA.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: Dan on May 24, 2012, 05:59:45 PM
If Aug 4 Shabbos, can confirm for myself and Bp.

Might prefer a road trip to flights if guys wanna join.
Really? Road trip (gas, tolls, etc) over 6K AMEX+$5?
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 24, 2012, 06:00:23 PM
:D
Hard to say as I've never done it, but if the lines are really just 10 minutes each+5 minutes for the ride+10 minutes walk between each coaster, you should be able to cover everything in 6.5 hours.

Of course that's barring flight delays that are all too common from LGA.
Love the new pic. Can you make a poll?
Really? Road trip over 6K AMEX?
Depends who wants to come with me...
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Post by: Dan on May 24, 2012, 06:06:22 PM
Love the new pic. Can you make a poll?
Thanks :)
Done!
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Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 24, 2012, 06:07:26 PM
Thanks :)
Done!
Thanks. Perhaps make it more clear not to confirm unless you really intend to come?
Other polls have seen people pick weird things for no reason.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: AsherO on May 24, 2012, 06:10:30 PM
Thanks. Perhaps make it more clear not to confirm unless you really intend to come?
Other polls have seen people pick weird things for no reason.

I'm game, but hopefully more single guys will attend (or sans Rebbbetzin). Dan, would you plan on attending a Shabbaton without your fam?
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 24, 2012, 06:13:05 PM
I'm game, but hopefully more single guys will attend (or sans Rebbbetzin). Dan, would you plan on attending a Shabbaton without your fam?
Me and Bp would be guys only. Perhaps we can find something more private and bring the ladies too, I don't think it's so viable to do only singles or sans wives.
Really? Road trip (gas, tolls, etc) over 6K AMEX+$5?
I would only consider for one way, just bringing up the idea. Obviously it will cost more.
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Post by: AsherO on May 24, 2012, 06:15:23 PM
I would only consider for one way, just bringing up the idea. Obviously it will cost more.

I might come along.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: Dan on May 24, 2012, 06:15:35 PM
Maybe after you vote state your pref any why that is your pref?
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: YudiG on May 24, 2012, 06:16:06 PM
what date would a shabbaton be?
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: Dan on May 24, 2012, 06:16:39 PM
what date would a shabbaton be?
All dates for all options are open for suggestions.
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Post by: YudiG on May 24, 2012, 06:19:48 PM
All dates for all options are open for suggestions.

post siyum hashas weekend? :)
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Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 24, 2012, 06:20:18 PM
All dates for all options are open for suggestions.
I would love Aug 4, dunno if I can make it another shabbos.
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Post by: AsherO on May 24, 2012, 06:20:57 PM
All dates for all options are open for suggestions.

Personally I prefer earlier in the summer, June'ish.

P.s. Is there an SMF mod that gives an option for polls where everyone can see who voted what?
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: Dan on May 24, 2012, 06:25:54 PM
I would love Aug 4, dunno if I can make it another shabbos.

Bear in mind that Hocking hills is 3.5 hours from Cedar Point. (http://local.google.com/maps?saddr=hocking+hills&daddr=Cedar+Point,+1+Cedar+Point+Drive,+Sandusky,+OH&hl=en&ll=40.48456,-82.803955&spn=3.655464,8.453979&sll=40.469245,-82.801785&sspn=3.656374,8.453979&geocode=FciPWgIda9QU-yEDEdzhLR7HBykbcx3MgexHiDHABO7n_4__0w%3BFbPneAIddmwS-yFihrrMbSfSBQ&oq=ced&mra=ls&t=m&z=8)
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: AsherO on May 24, 2012, 06:27:24 PM
Bear in mind that Hocking hills is 3.5 hours from Cedar Point. (http://local.google.com/maps?saddr=hocking+hills&daddr=Cedar+Point,+1+Cedar+Point+Drive,+Sandusky,+OH&hl=en&ll=40.48456,-82.803955&spn=3.655464,8.453979&sll=40.469245,-82.801785&sspn=3.656374,8.453979&geocode=FciPWgIda9QU-yEDEdzhLR7HBykbcx3MgexHiDHABO7n_4__0w%3BFbPneAIddmwS-yFihrrMbSfSBQ&oq=ced&mra=ls&t=m&z=8)

Might not be the best idea then, I'm sure there are closer places (maybe somewhere on the way from CLE (airport) to CP).
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Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 24, 2012, 06:28:02 PM
Bear in mind that Hocking hills is 3.5 hours from Cedar Point. (http://local.google.com/maps?saddr=hocking+hills&daddr=Cedar+Point,+1+Cedar+Point+Drive,+Sandusky,+OH&hl=en&ll=40.48456,-82.803955&spn=3.655464,8.453979&sll=40.469245,-82.801785&sspn=3.656374,8.453979&geocode=FciPWgIda9QU-yEDEdzhLR7HBykbcx3MgexHiDHABO7n_4__0w%3BFbPneAIddmwS-yFihrrMbSfSBQ&oq=ced&mra=ls&t=m&z=8)
So it would make more sense to fly into CMH or CVG.

Anyone have any other ideas for a resort near CP?
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Post by: Dan on May 24, 2012, 06:29:22 PM
Might not be the best idea then, I'm sure there are closer places (maybe somewhere on the way from CLE (airport) to CP).
Plenty of great places, just a question of whether it's worth making this into a shabbaton and if we should do it in the CLE community or find cabins or rental homes.
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Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 24, 2012, 06:30:46 PM
Plenty of great places, just a question of whether it's worth making this into a shabbaton and if we should do it in the CLE community or find cabins or rental homes.
Me & Bp would prefer a nice resort.
Kelleys Island?
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Post by: Dan on May 24, 2012, 06:31:48 PM
So it would make more sense to fly into CMH or CVG.

Anyone have any other ideas for a resort near CP?
CMH for Hocking Hills.

Closer to CLE/Sandusky:
Lake Erie Islands:
http://www.kelleysisland.com/
http://www.putinbay.com/

Amish country
http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/parks/parks/punderson/tabid/780/Default.aspx

OH State parks:
http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/parks/parks/tabid/726/Default.aspx
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: AsherO on May 24, 2012, 06:33:28 PM
Plenty of great places, just a question of whether it's worth making this into a shabbaton and if we should do it in the CLE community or find cabins or rental homes.

So maybe we should change the poll, as follows. First ask:

1. Shabbaton.
2. No Shabbaton.
3. Either way.

Once we determine that, we can switch to a different poll to determine location etc. We can even use the Wiki to vote, so that:

1. People remember DD has a Wiki :P
2. People learn to use the Wiki
3. We can see who voted for what.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 24, 2012, 06:33:54 PM
CMH for Hocking Hills.

Closer to CLE/Sandusky:
Lake Erie Islands:
http://www.kelleysisland.com/
http://www.putinbay.com/

Amish country
http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/parks/parks/punderson/tabid/780/Default.aspx
Kelleys Island, perhaps we can get something with a private beach for the ladies.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: AsherO on May 24, 2012, 06:34:24 PM
Me & Bp would prefer a nice resort.

If that's pricey, you're going to have to subsidize my share. I don't care for the fancy things, I'm coming for the company :P
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: YudiG on May 24, 2012, 06:36:03 PM
If that's pricey, you're going to have to subsidize my share. I don't care for the fancy things, I'm coming for the company :P

in the community might be nice with meals/oneg etc

could be like chassidim coming in for a conclave...
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 24, 2012, 06:36:26 PM
If that's pricey, you're going to have to subsidize my share. I don't care for the fancy things, I'm coming for the company :P
I didn't mean 'nice' as in nice, just a resort as opposed to Cleveland.
I'm coming for the company :P
I'm much more bearable in relaxed locations :P
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: Dan on May 24, 2012, 06:36:32 PM
If that's pricey, you're going to have to subsidize my share. I don't care for the fancy things, I'm coming for the company :P
Free to stay at my place :)
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: YudiG on May 24, 2012, 06:37:11 PM
I didn't mean 'nice' as in nice, just a resort as opposed to Cleveland. I'm much more bearable in relaxed locations :P

such as heimish essen? :P
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: AsherO on May 24, 2012, 06:37:50 PM
I'm much more bearable in relaxed locations :P

But still a PITA :P If AJK comes, the three of us will drive everyone else mad.

such as heimish essen? :P

Haven't been, but sure.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: Dan on May 24, 2012, 06:38:48 PM
But still a PITA :P If AJK comes, the three of us will drive everyone else mad.

Haven't been, but sure.
All we would need is Steve2 and SuperFlyer :D
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 24, 2012, 06:40:04 PM
If AJK comes, the three of us will drive everyone else mad.
Deal.
(Everyone else will have to HUCA)
All we would need is Steve2 and SuperFlyer :D
SF is sleeping, but Im sure he'd like to come, if dates work out. Ill pick him up on the way.
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Post by: AsherO on May 24, 2012, 06:40:32 PM
All we would need is Steve2 and SuperFlyer :D

SF I agree to, but Craz is in a league of his own.

(Everyone else will have to HUCA)SF is sleeping, but Im sure he'd like to come, if dates work out. Ill pick him up on the way.

People from his part of the world ride coasters? :P
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Post by: YudiG on May 24, 2012, 06:41:24 PM

Haven't been, but sure.

'twas an inside joke...you've spent time in israel?
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 24, 2012, 06:42:17 PM

People from his part of the world ride coasters? :P
Only if they earn miles.
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Post by: Dan on May 24, 2012, 06:43:02 PM
Only if they earn miles.
128 miles (per hour)
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: AsherO on May 24, 2012, 06:43:08 PM
you've spent time in israel?

Not enough, but I've been over a dozen times, last was Pesach 5772.
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Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 24, 2012, 06:43:35 PM
128 miles (per hour)
500 min per segment + elite bonus.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: Dan on May 24, 2012, 06:43:48 PM
I've been over a dozen times
#jealous
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Post by: AsherO on May 24, 2012, 06:45:56 PM
#jealous

I have tons of family there, both my parents grew up (but weren't born) there, and I have a sibling who's lived there since I was a kid, so lots of reasons to visit, BH for that.

Besides, you've been a gazillion places I'll probably never get to, so you shouldn't be so jealous :P
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: Dan on May 24, 2012, 06:46:59 PM
I'm game, but hopefully more single guys will attend (or sans Rebbbetzin). Dan, would you plan on attending a Shabbaton without your fam?
I'm game either way.

And I've changed the poll.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: YudiG on May 24, 2012, 06:47:15 PM
it's a great place to live...
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Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 24, 2012, 06:48:35 PM
I'm game either way.
Rafi is a must

+1, though I don't want to be the odd single guy, hopefully some of the bachelors will come save me.
If dates work, count me & Bp. Paging JJ...
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: AsherO on May 24, 2012, 06:49:02 PM
I'm game either way.

+1, though I don't want to be the odd single guy, hopefully some of the bachelors will come save me.

And I've changed the poll.

First vote :)

it's a great place to live visit...

FTFY :P
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Post by: Dan on May 24, 2012, 06:50:46 PM
FTFY :P
Might just have to do CLE to change your mind :D
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 24, 2012, 06:55:50 PM
http://kiventureresort.com/kelleysisland.htm

On mobile but  seems pricey.

Any chance of filling up 31 rooms?
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Post by: AsherO on May 24, 2012, 06:58:37 PM
Might just have to do CLE to change your mind :D

I've stayed in CLE for a friend's wedding, had a nice time.

I thought he was talking about Israel, he didn't quote so I'm not sure.

http://kiventureresort.com/kelleysisland.htm

On mobile but  seems pricey.

Any chance of filling up 31 rooms?

I doubt it, and retail rate is $255/night for weekends in the summer.
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Post by: gozalim on May 24, 2012, 07:00:08 PM
aliyos will be auctioned off for miles and will go to charity...
If the miles were actually donated I'm sure CNN/WSJ would love an article on an airline blocking such a ticket.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 24, 2012, 07:02:27 PM
I've stayed in CLE for a friend's wedding, had a nice time.

I thought he was talking about Israel, he didn't quote so I'm not sure.

I doubt it, and retail rate is $255/night for weekends in the summer.
Assuming we can negotiate that down to 200, sounds reasonable to me.
We would have to pay a lot for food though.
I also doubt we can get so many people, however some of us singles might prefer to have their own room.

If its early June, assuming UA processes my challenge in time, I can make it for shabbos, but would have to leave Motzei. Aug 4 I can confirm, and perhaps later in Aug.

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Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 24, 2012, 07:24:48 PM
http://www.gadling.com/2010/09/01/lake-erie-s-secret-pelee-island/

There appears to be regular border control to enter there, and a ferry from US.

This  (http://www.theislandcottagepelee.ca/about-pelee-island.php), but it seems both crappy and far from the water (http://maps.google.co.il/maps?client=safari&rls=en&q=1065+East+West+Road&oe=UTF-8&redir_esc=&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&sa=N&tab=wl)

Price there is about $100 per room per night.

Informed via email they have 12 rooms, probably in addition to the stand alone cottage with 2 bedrooms.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: jj1000 on May 24, 2012, 07:35:43 PM
I have to be in NY August 5th :( and every other Sunday for the rest of the summer. Don't let it depend on me though...
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 24, 2012, 07:38:31 PM
I have to be in NY August 5th and every other Sunday for the rest of the summer. Don't let it depend on me though...
Would you come for a shabbos only?
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Post by: JEWDA on May 24, 2012, 07:38:53 PM
I have to be in NY August 5th and every other Sunday for the rest of the summer. Don't let it depend on me though...
lifeguarding courses?
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: jj1000 on May 24, 2012, 07:41:37 PM
Would you come for a shabbos only?
If I'd be back Sunday afternoon yes bl"n.
lifeguarding courses?
heh I wish then I'd be making money instead of spending. I'm taking a course.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: AJK on May 24, 2012, 07:48:49 PM
Maybe after you vote state your pref any why that is your pref?

My vote will be for a shabbatone (CLE or hotel), unless a weekday trip to CP happens before around June 11.

Personally, I'm not for flying to CLE RT for only 6.5 hours (and that's assuming no delays).
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 24, 2012, 07:50:36 PM
My vote will be for a shabbatone (CLE or hotel), unless a weekday trip to CP happens before around June 11.

Personally, I'm not for flying to CLE RT for only 6.5 hours (and that's assuming no delays).
CLE or an Island?
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Post by: AJK on May 24, 2012, 07:51:58 PM
 ???
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Post by: jj1000 on May 24, 2012, 07:56:36 PM
Total side note but if I do go just for shabbos there better be some of that yapzig I've heard so much about.
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Post by: AJK on May 24, 2012, 07:57:36 PM
Total side note but if I do go just for shabbos there better be some of that yapzig I've heard so much about.

+1  ;D

Gotta get a hit of that craziness.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 24, 2012, 07:58:06 PM
there better be some of that yapzig I've heard so much about.
+1
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Post by: AsherO on May 24, 2012, 08:10:00 PM
Total side note but if I do go just for shabbos there better be some of that yapzig I've heard so much about.

Jachnun (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=6402.msg73817#msg73817) too please.
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Post by: gozalim on May 24, 2012, 08:14:47 PM
although if yapzig is pesachdig than the jachnun would need to be served separately
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: AsherO on May 24, 2012, 08:15:54 PM
although if yapzig is pesachdig than the jachnun would need to be served separately

You're coming too? :P
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: gozalim on May 24, 2012, 08:26:02 PM
You're coming too? :P
what made you think that?
i don't really know anyone else there.
although, speaking of bringing a date along... (JK)
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: Dan on May 24, 2012, 09:23:44 PM
My vote will be for a shabbatone (CLE or hotel), unless a weekday trip to CP happens before around June 11.

Personally, I'm not for flying to CLE RT for only 6.5 hours (and that's assuming no delays).
So who else besides AJK would want to just do a weekday trip?
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 24, 2012, 09:42:38 PM
If we do Shabbos Aug 5 I'm volunteering to do the food and other logisitics
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: jj1000 on May 24, 2012, 09:44:15 PM
If we do Shabbos Aug 5 I'm volunteering to do the food and other logisitics
wow. Your a good bargainer!
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 24, 2012, 09:47:12 PM
wow. Your a good bargainer!
Honestly didn't mean that, its just that until then I'm not in America, and even if I can make it for a shabbos earlier, I won't be in long enough to be on top of this.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: Dan on May 24, 2012, 10:19:24 PM
CLE or an Island?
???
http://local.google.com/maps?q=Cedar+Point,+1+Cedar+Point+Drive,+Sandusky,+OH&hl=en&ll=41.625708,-82.592468&spn=0.62926,1.365051&sll=41.644697,-82.706451&sspn=0.448975,1.056747&hq=Cedar+Point,+1+Cedar+Point+Drive,+Sandusky,+OH&t=m&z=10
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: AsherO on May 24, 2012, 10:20:17 PM
what made you think that?
i don't really know anyone else there.
although, speaking of bringing a date along... (JK)

Come, and get to know the guys, they're pretty awesome :)
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: whYME on May 25, 2012, 01:15:51 AM
If it happens  the shabbos of Aug 4th and it's a family-friendly (wives & kids) situation I might be interested.
(I'll probably be driving from CA that week, not sure yet how far I wanna get before Shabbos...)
If it's guys only I might join for sunday.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: Dan on May 25, 2012, 01:32:26 AM
6 seats are open for Sunday June 10th at 11:45am-1:30pm and Monday June 11th at 5:40am-7:10am.

Leaving CLE at 1:45pm puts us inside the park at 3:00pm with 7 hours of Fast Lane bliss until a late night BBQ/Drinks either at my place or at the park and then back to the airport (unless folks want to crash for a few hours at the SPG CLE or stay another day, etc).

Who's in?
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: whYME on May 25, 2012, 01:55:36 AM
6 seats are open for Sunday June 10th at 11:45am-1:30pm and Monday June 11th at 5:40am-7:10am.

Leaving CLE at 1:45pm puts us inside the park at 3:00pm with 7 hours of Fast Lane bliss until a late night BBQ/Drinks either at my place or at the park and then back to the airport (unless folks want to crash for a few hours at the SPG CLE or stay another day, etc).

Who's in?
June 10th doesn't work for me.
If it's June 3rd and guys want to drive from NY I'm interested.

(oh, and as for:
Really? Road trip (gas, tolls, etc) over 6K AMEX+$5?
Yup, I'm a little crazy like that :) )
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: Dan on May 25, 2012, 02:06:24 AM
June 10th doesn't work for me.
If it's June 3rd and guys want to drive from NY I'm interested.
Could also drive in OW on motzei shabbos June 2nd and fly back June 4th early morning.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: AsherO on May 25, 2012, 10:15:41 AM
Could also drive in OW on motzei shabbos June 2nd and fly back June 4th early morning.

That works for me, though I'll probably be a zombie on Monday....
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: Dan on May 25, 2012, 10:22:47 AM
That works for me, though I'll probably be a zombie on Monday....
Yup, I would think flying in on Sunday at 11:45 may be less painful.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: AsherO on May 25, 2012, 10:23:45 AM
Yup, I would think flying in on Sunday at 11:45 may be less painful.

But there's a fun factor to roadtripping :)
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: Dan on May 25, 2012, 10:52:06 AM
But there's a fun factor to roadtripping :)
Go for it!
Who else is in?
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 25, 2012, 11:29:03 AM
If its shabbos June 2 I might be able to come, depending on UA processing my challenge.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: Dan on May 25, 2012, 11:30:35 AM
If its shabbos June 2 I might be able to come, depending on UA processing my challenge.
Putting together a shabbos on such short notice will be difficult to say the least.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 25, 2012, 11:33:08 AM
June 10 I can't make it, if its later it woiuld depend on UA not matching my status before June 2
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: Cbs on May 29, 2012, 04:14:15 AM
June 10 wont be possible for me. but if its sunday, june 17 then thats prob the best day for me out of most of the summer. - i prob. will be out of the area/country for the rest of summer, dont know yet exactly dates.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: Dan on June 07, 2012, 04:31:22 PM
Reading the forum reports, it seems like Fast Lane is a major success.

Even when there are 2 hour lines for the popular coasters the wait is just 5-10 minutes with Fast Lane.

Can't wait to make it out there to try as one of the reasons I haven't been out there in a while are the crazy lines.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: Afight4ever on June 10, 2012, 11:51:01 AM
I would love to join if there is some heads up.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: Dan on June 10, 2012, 11:51:45 AM
I would love to join if there is some heads up.
I'm game anytime, it's going to take initiative though to make a date and get a small group together.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: AsherO on June 10, 2012, 11:55:03 AM
I'm game anytime, it's going to take initiative though to make a date and get a small group together.

Yup, the problem is that we keep switching it to accommodate the next person who wants to come, has happened before when planning DD DOs.

I'm game for virtually any date, preferably a Sunday in June, with flight plans that work for R/T same day. Anyone else?
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: Dan on June 10, 2012, 11:59:05 AM
The problem with Sunday is that the flight times just aren't ideal on AA from LGA-CLE.
The problem with a weekday is coordinating a weekday that could possible work for more than 1 or 2 people.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: AsherO on June 10, 2012, 12:01:22 PM
The problem with Sunday is that the flight times just aren't ideal on AA from LGA-CLE.
The problem with a weekday is coordinating a weekday that could possible work for more than 1 or 2 people.

I'm game for any Weekday (preferably in June) with sufficient advance notice.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: Dan on June 27, 2012, 09:06:38 PM
So AA is starting to fly a morning LGA-CLE flight starting in august, but it seems they are eliminating the 5:45am return flight at the same time so that you can't get back to NYC the next morning until 9:50am.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: AsherO on June 27, 2012, 09:34:54 PM
So AA is starting to fly a morning LGA-CLE flight starting in august, but it seems they are eliminating the 5:45am return flight at the same time so that you can't get back to NYC the next morning until 9:50am.

What's the latest flight leaving CLE?
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: Cbs on June 28, 2012, 05:44:04 AM
So AA is starting to fly a morning LGA-CLE flight starting in august, but it seems they are eliminating the 5:45am return flight at the same time so that you can't get back to NYC the next morning until 9:50am.
Morning flight from LGA? u mean 8:30am lands at 10:15? cuz i only see a really early morning from CLE-LGA which leaves at 5:40 am (probably a pain to fly unless you go to sleep at 9pm)

What's the latest flight leaving CLE?
4:15pm arrives 6
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: Dan on July 05, 2012, 09:21:08 PM
FWIW, I have access to half priced ticket ($26 vs. $52 at the gate) for the month of July (must be used by 07/31)
No discount on the fast lane though.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: AsherO on July 06, 2012, 01:39:55 AM
FWIW, I have access to half priced ticket ($26 vs. $52 at the gate) for the month of July (must be used by 07/31)

Most of that is the 3 weeks. 31st, anyone?

No discount on the fast lane though.

You pay for that separately, no?
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: Dan on July 06, 2012, 09:40:22 AM
Most of that is the 3 weeks. 31st, anyone?

You pay for that separately, no?
9K+$5:
07/31 LGA-CLE AA4558, 8:30am-10:15am
08/01, CLE-LGA AA4529, 5:40am-7:10am
(Lots of other flight options as well)

It's 1 hour from CLE to Cedar Point and the park is open until 10pm.

FL tickets are reserved separately online at $40 pp, so $66 total pp with no waiting in lines!
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: Dan on July 09, 2012, 09:13:44 PM
9K+$5:
07/31 LGA-CLE AA4558, 8:30am-10:15am
08/01, CLE-LGA AA4529, 5:40am-7:10am
(Lots of other flight options as well)

It's 1 hour from CLE to Cedar Point and the park is open until 10pm.

FL tickets are reserved separately online at $40 pp, so $66 total pp with no waiting in lines!
If folks want I'd be happy to pickup from CLE, drive to CP, drive back to my place, host a BBQ to the wee hours, and drive folks back out to CLE.

Or we can BBQ at CP and people can sleep at the Sheraton CLE (1,350 SPG+$30 for Golds, 1,100 SPG+$30 for Plats)
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: AJK on July 09, 2012, 09:14:33 PM
Mighty tempting.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: aussiebochur on July 10, 2012, 04:51:03 AM
If folks want I'd be happy to pickup from CLE, drive to CP, drive back to my place, host a BBQ to the wee hours, and drive folks back out to CLE.

Or we can BBQ at CP and people can sleep at the Sheraton CLE (1,350 SPG+$30 for Golds, 1,100 SPG+$30 for Plats)
You forgot to minus the points earned + cc points on the $30 :P
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: Dan on July 10, 2012, 10:09:36 AM
You forgot to minus the points earned + cc points on the $30 :P
:D
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: HelpMe on July 10, 2012, 11:51:31 AM
Is this a family event? Any firm date?
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: Dan on July 10, 2012, 11:54:35 AM
Is this a family event? Any firm date?
Judging by the response it doesn't appear to be an event at all :P
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on July 10, 2012, 12:09:45 PM
I would love to attend, but cannot commit to a date now.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: AsherO on July 10, 2012, 04:37:12 PM
Judging by the response it doesn't appear to be an event at all :P

I've suggested the dates above, so I'm in.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: AJK on July 10, 2012, 05:13:02 PM
I'd really like to make it, especially if this turns into a real thing with a number of confirmed people.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: AsherO on July 11, 2012, 01:54:09 AM
I'd really like to make it, especially if this turns into a real thing with a number of confirmed people.

Yalla, peoples, get on it!
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: Dan on August 15, 2012, 12:41:11 AM
http://www.cleveland.com/business/index.ssf/2012/08/a_new_winged_roller_coaster_is.html#incart_more_business
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: AsherO on August 15, 2012, 12:48:58 AM
http://www.cleveland.com/business/index.ssf/2012/08/a_new_winged_roller_coaster_is.html#incart_more_business

OMG, LIKE!
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: jj1000 on August 15, 2012, 12:49:12 AM
http://www.cleveland.com/business/index.ssf/2012/08/a_new_winged_roller_coaster_is.html#incart_more_business
I call shotgun! Looks very cool. I may actually go next summer. Personally I have gotten very bored of roller coasters they don't give me the same thrill as they used to and waiting in line is basically the deal breaker for me.This new coaster looks intriguing.   I don't fully understand what it is though.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: Dan on August 15, 2012, 01:05:51 AM
Cedar Point TR.
-Cost of ticket with fast lane: $76. Average cost per coaster ride: $7.60.
-Park hours were 10-10, we arrived 10:30am, departed 8pm. We gave away our FL bracelets before we left to a very happy family.
-We picked up fresh jalapeno and garlic bagels on the way there to eat for the day.

-We did a couple water rides and went to an indoor show to cool off in the AC, we left before the nighttime show.

Coasters:
-Corkscrew: 1 ride, no line+7 minutes for front car.  5/10 stars, cool for how close you get to folks on the ground underneath you.

-Raptor: 1 ride, 3 minute line+7 minutes for front car. 6/10 stars.  I used to enjoy this more, no rush anymore though.

-Top thrill dragster: 4 rides, 13-17 minute line. Waited one time for front car-13 minutes.   8.5/10 stars. Personally I think the ideal car for TTD is the 2nd car. Definitely an awesome rush.

-Maverick: 1 ride, 30 minute line+7 minutes for front car. 8.5/10 stars.  An absolutely awesome ride, though too bumpy to ride again.

-Millennium force: 3 rides, 17-22 minute line+ waited 20-26 minutes for front car each time. 9.75/10 stars.  Best coaster in the world for a reason, smoooth with the awesome 300 foot first hill with a killer view and the 3 points of airtime/zero g forces that will bring a ridiculous smile to anyone.  Definitely worth the long wait for the front car on this coaster.

Didn't venture onto Mantis (the standing roller coaster), Magnum, or onto anything wooden.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: jj1000 on August 15, 2012, 01:19:32 AM
I did a couple searches didn't find anyone that currently ranks the millennium force number 1 in the world. This has some interesting facts though. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_roller_coaster_rankings makes me want to go to Abu dhabi

Eta- I've never heard if this company before but at a glance it seems a company called intamin makes basically all the best roller coasters in existence.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: Dan on August 15, 2012, 01:24:56 AM
I did a couple searches didn't find anyone that currently ranks the millennium force number 1 in the world. This has some interesting facts though. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_roller_coaster_rankings makes me want to go to Abu dhabi

Eta- I've never heard if this company before but at a glance it seems a company called intamin makes basically all the best roller coasters in existence.
http://www.goldenticketawards.com/pdfs/2011_golden_ticket_section.pdf

See page 38, smoked the competition.
5 of the top 21 steel coasters in the world are in Cedar Point. 3 of those 5 are Intamin creations.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on August 15, 2012, 06:21:26 AM
Dan, you up for a DO Thursday?
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: Ergel on August 15, 2012, 08:44:59 AM
Why no wooden coasters? Not as interesting or safety factor
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: YankyDoodle on August 15, 2012, 09:00:47 AM
I call shotgun! Looks very cool. I may actually go next summer. Personally I have gotten very bored of roller coasters they don't give me the same thrill as they used to and waiting in line is basically the deal breaker for me.This new coaster looks intriguing.   I don't fully understand what it is though.

does it go forward and then backwards or did I misinterpret the video? Looks awesome!
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: Dan on August 15, 2012, 10:07:15 AM
Why no wooden coasters? Not as interesting or safety factor
Used to love wooden as a kid, now they just hurt my back :P
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: AJK on January 08, 2013, 04:37:38 PM
"CEDAR POINT -- Opening Day for the 2013 season is Sat, May 11th!"

So it's gotta wait till then? Booo.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: Dan on April 10, 2013, 09:01:24 PM
Cedar Point, (http://www.cedarpoint.com/) one of the world's best roller coaster parks, has finally introduced a fast pass system.
Lines for the best coasters can normally take 1-2 hours and this will let you bypass those lines.  You can ride unlimited times on all eligible rides in the fast lane.

If you're just going for 1 day it's probably worth it as it will allow you to try everything out.  Cedar Point is 1 hour west of CLE, so just add the 6,000 AMEX/9,000 BA for the RT flight for you NYC/ORD folks to the cost of admission :)

Fast Lane Buyup fee:
1 guest: $55
2 guests: $50pp
3 guests: $45pp
4 guests: $40pp
5 guests: $30pp (Contact CP to buy this option and note that it's cheaper to buy for 5 people than for 4!)

Limited passes are sold per day and you can reserve in advance. (http://www.cedarpoint.com/what-s-new/fast-lane)

Eligible rides:
-Blue Streak
-Cadillac Cars
-Corkscrew
-Dodgem
-Gemini
-Giant Wheel
-Magnum XL-200
-Maverick
-maXair
-Mean Streak
-Millennium Force
-Power Tower
-Raptor
-Shoot the Rapids
-Top Thrill Dragster
-WindSeeker

The bolded rides typically have waits up to 2 hours.

Regular admission is $49, but there are various discounts to drop the price down to the $30-$40 range.
Wow, massive markups this year  :(

Fastpass excluding Gatekeeper and Top Thrill Dragster:
1 guest: $65
2 guests: $60pp
3 guests: $55pp
4+ guests: $50pp


Including Gatekeeper and Top Thrill Dragster:
1 guest: $80
2 guests: $75pp
3 guests: $70pp
4+ guests: $65pp

Gate admission is now $54.99, though there's an online special of $44.99 for any day this season and $34.99 for May.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: AJK on April 10, 2013, 09:47:00 PM
Wowza.

So even with 4+ people, each one would have to fork over $110+ to get the full shebang.

 :o :o :o
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Update: And Cedar Point DO!)
Post by: Dan on April 10, 2013, 09:49:39 PM
Well 100 in May but yup :(
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: Dan on April 23, 2013, 01:05:46 PM
Now under 7K MR to come :)
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: AJK on April 23, 2013, 01:12:16 PM
Now under 7K MR to come :)

Does CP have transfer bonuses, too?  :)
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: Dan on April 23, 2013, 01:15:30 PM
Does CP have transfer bonuses, too?  :)
You wish.
Though $34.99 May admission is pretty good.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: AJK on April 23, 2013, 01:21:16 PM
You wish.
Though $34.99 May admission is pretty good.

Hmm.. now I have to decide between this (http://www.ajhackett.com/macau/) and CP (https://www.cedarpoint.com/).
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: Dan on April 23, 2013, 01:36:57 PM
Both. Duh.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: Dan on May 09, 2013, 01:37:25 PM
http://www.cleveland.com/travel/index.ssf/2013/05/cedar_pointsnew_gatekeeper_rol.html
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: Dan on May 09, 2013, 02:06:54 PM
AA still has Avios flights LGA-CLE Sunday morning-Tuesday morning.
Can catch open weekend of gatekeeper and an Indians-Yankees traditional BOGO doubleheader on Monday.

Somehow I think I'm talking to the wall with these posts :D
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: AJK on May 09, 2013, 02:08:11 PM
I may be in ;)
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: Dan on May 09, 2013, 02:10:30 PM
I may be in ;)
Do you ever work :D
Let me know :)
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: Dan on May 29, 2013, 01:09:48 AM
Donate blood in OH and get a free Cedar Point coupon book that comes with a free admission ticket.
Blood DO anyone ;D
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: chucksterace on May 29, 2013, 01:48:09 AM
Donate blood in OH and get a free Cedar Point coupon book that comes with a free admission ticket.
Blood DO anyone ;D

Going to churn that? Would be interesting to see how it goes!
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: jj1000 on May 29, 2013, 01:53:28 AM
Donate blood in OH and get a free Cedar Point coupon book that comes with a free admission ticket.
Blood DO anyone ;D
Link? I like donating regardless...
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: YankyDoodle on May 29, 2013, 08:04:18 AM
Donate blood in OH and get a free Cedar Point coupon book that comes with a free admission ticket.
Blood DO anyone ;D

That's pretty sweet. Beats the free lunch they usually offer.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: jj1000 on May 29, 2013, 01:05:49 PM
Link? I like donating regardless...

JUNE 14, 2013 - 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Beachwood Community Center
25325 Fairmount Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44122
(216) 292-1970

I'm in for this DO
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: AsherO on May 29, 2013, 02:40:40 PM
Donate blood in OH and get a free Cedar Point coupon book that comes with a free admission ticket.
Blood DO anyone ;D

Ugh, I just donated. I think I'd lie and donate again :D


JUNE 14, 2013 - 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Beachwood Community Center
25325 Fairmount Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44122
(216) 292-1970

I'm in for this DO

That's a Friday, hmmm.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: jj1000 on May 29, 2013, 02:44:44 PM
Ugh, I just donated. I think I'd lie and donate again :D

That's a Friday, hmmm.
does the wife like yapsik and roller coasters? :))
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: AsherO on May 29, 2013, 02:45:59 PM
does the wife like yapsik and roller coasters? :))

The former is a longshot (she dislikes cholent), the latter is a definitive no :D
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: Dan on May 29, 2013, 02:48:36 PM
the latter is a definitive no :D
Ditto with mine.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: jj1000 on May 29, 2013, 02:51:30 PM
The former is a longshot (she dislikes cholent).
I love yaptzik but
Is it very un-jewish of me that I just don't like cholent? I have had dozens of chulents in my life and I can count the ones I actually enjoyed on one hand. (well that felt good to get off my chest)

And too bad about the roller coasters. Lesson of the day if you want to do anything do it while you're single.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: YankyDoodle on May 29, 2013, 03:51:05 PM
And too bad about the roller coasters. Lesson of the day if you want to do anything do it while you're single.

Eh, just gotta date for the truly important things in life
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: jj1000 on May 29, 2013, 04:07:14 PM
Eh, just gotta date for the truly important things in life
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Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: YankyDoodle on May 29, 2013, 04:22:45 PM
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You don't have to "do everything while you're single", when one dates they can prioritize thrill-seeking as a quality.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: jj1000 on May 29, 2013, 04:32:29 PM
You don't have to "do everything while you're single", when one dates they can prioritize thrill-seeking as a quality.
Aha, well it's not high on my list... But I hope to skydive, bungee jump, etc. now. I think having kids is another big consideration before doing this stuff...
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: YankyDoodle on May 29, 2013, 04:46:52 PM
Aha, well it's not high on my list... But I hope to skydive, bungee jump, etc. now. I think having kids is another big consideration before doing this stuff...

Much truer point IMO. Having a kid has prevented us (mentally) from doing a lot of things that we would have otherwise done.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: AJK on May 29, 2013, 05:05:02 PM
You don't have to "do everything while you're single", when one dates they can prioritize thrill-seeking as a quality.

+1

All I needed was thrill-seeking and good credit score  ;D

Luckily, I got much more  :)
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: YankyDoodle on May 30, 2013, 07:51:39 AM
+1

All I needed was thrill-seeking and good credit score  ;D

Luckily, I got much more  :)

lol! Gotta respect a man who has his priorities straight  ;) Good on ya
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: Moishebatchy on May 30, 2013, 10:38:53 AM

JUNE 14, 2013 - 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Beachwood Community Center
25325 Fairmount Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44122
(216) 292-1970

I'm in for this DO

:(

Any other dates for this?
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: jj1000 on June 14, 2013, 02:39:15 PM

JUNE 14, 2013 - 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Beachwood Community Center
25325 Fairmount Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44122
(216) 292-1970

I'm in for this DO
Ugh! Just got back. Had to make an appointment before. They've been "sold out" for a while. I feel cheated :(
I'm going to donate blood to a competitor too get back lol.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: MEIR613 on June 30, 2013, 01:05:00 AM
Thinking about going to CLE for a day or two this week.

Anyone else in for this?
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: AJK on August 06, 2013, 05:10:17 PM
Does CP get cheaper later in the season?
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: Dan on August 06, 2013, 05:11:58 PM
Does CP get cheaper later in the season?
Not that I know of though once school starts there should be shorter lines.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: AJK on August 06, 2013, 05:47:29 PM
OK, does anyone else want this thing to happen?

After August works best for me, as I'll already be away from the office in August enough.

September anyone? Yes, I know the chagim are then.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: Dan on August 06, 2013, 05:48:44 PM
OK, does anyone else want this thing to happen?

After August works best for me, as I'll already be away from the office in August enough.

September anyone? Yes, I know the chagim are then.
September isn't in the cards for me.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: AJK on August 06, 2013, 05:56:58 PM
October works, too.

What week(s) are good?
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: Dan on August 06, 2013, 05:59:23 PM
October works, too.

What week(s) are good?
Probably nothing for the rest of this season after August...
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=31292.msg559075#msg559075
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: AJK on August 06, 2013, 06:05:12 PM
Ah, right!

Hmm... I wonder if I could swing the weekend of Aug 30...
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: Dan on April 25, 2014, 01:13:41 PM
Cedar Point+JetPack Flying DO :D
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/43488
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: AJK on April 25, 2014, 01:23:37 PM
Was thinking about it... but hard to do both in one sunday...
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: Dan on April 25, 2014, 01:32:12 PM
Was thinking about it... but hard to do both in one sunday...
If you have the whole day and splurge for CP fast lane it's doable.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: AJK on April 25, 2014, 02:06:49 PM
If you have the whole day and splurge for CP fast lane it's doable.

Nu, so let's pick a day and do it. I'm not getting any younger.

Or... I can come for shabbas :)
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: jj1000 on June 09, 2014, 09:33:08 AM
https://www.cedarpoint.com/what-s-new/park-update

The Cedar Point one-day ticket for this offer is $39.99, a savings of $20 off the gate price and must be used by Sunday, June 15, 2014. Free Soak City ticket is valid for use any one day through September 1, 2014. Offer is available online only and not available at park ticket booths.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: Dan on July 17, 2014, 10:43:58 AM
Gatekeeper is awesome.
And Fast Lane is even awesomer.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: Dan on February 13, 2015, 03:05:09 PM
$22 off for purchasing 2015 tickets this month...
https://www.cedarpoint.com/ticket-category/Daily-Tickets?mobile=0
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: jj1000 on February 13, 2015, 03:30:07 PM
I don't understand how a DO hasn't happened here yet. Millennium Force and Gate Keeper are easily the best 2 roller coasters I've ever been on.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: Ergel on February 13, 2015, 03:41:01 PM
When do they open?

Impossible to do without an overnight (at least from YYZ). Makes it tough.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: Dan on February 13, 2015, 04:21:24 PM
May
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: AJK on February 14, 2015, 07:41:33 PM
I'm down dittly down, as always, for a DO.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: Dan on February 14, 2015, 08:10:33 PM
I'm down dittly down, as always, for a DO.
All talk. This thread is 3 years old!
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: AJK on February 14, 2015, 08:27:27 PM
All talk. This thread is 3 years old!

Well, perhaps if you lived in ORD, and UA dehubbed them instead, it coulda happened sooner.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: Dan on February 14, 2015, 08:43:23 PM
When do they open?

Impossible to do without an overnight (at least from YYZ). Makes it tough.
SPG cat 2 hotel at CLE airport...
Sun 8:35 am-9:45 am
Mon 6:25 am-7:34 am
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on February 14, 2015, 09:42:06 PM
I don't understand how a DO hasn't happened here yet. Millennium Force and Gate Keeper are easily the best 2 roller coasters I've ever been on.
Maybe if you had the best two sports teams a DO would happen.  :)
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: Dan on February 16, 2015, 09:38:27 PM
BOGO expires 11:59pm tonight, 2 tickets for $62, https://www.cedarpoint.com/
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: Ergel on February 16, 2015, 09:55:32 PM
BOGO expires 11:59pm tonight, 2 tickets for $62, https://www.cedarpoint.com/


I'm down dittly down, as always, for a DO.
Put your money where your mouth is
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: eis517 on February 16, 2015, 10:02:48 PM
Put your money where your mouth is

I want to go and I hate roller coasters!
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: AJK on February 16, 2015, 10:26:38 PM
BOGO expires 11:59pm tonight, 2 tickets for $62, https://www.cedarpoint.com/

They can be used at any time in the season? I'm in. Who's splitting with me?
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: Ergel on February 16, 2015, 10:27:50 PM
They can be used at any time in the season? I'm in. Who's splitting with me?
I'll do it. Worse comes to worst I'll sell it.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: Dan on February 16, 2015, 10:28:26 PM
The BoGo tickets are only good for May and June.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: AJK on February 17, 2015, 12:04:31 AM
Just came back to thread now. Ugh.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: Dan on June 21, 2015, 11:13:35 PM
Can get $35 tickets through a corporate portal for July admission. (Gate is $62).
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: chucksterace on June 21, 2015, 11:14:35 PM
Can get $35 tickets through a corporate portal for July admission. (Gate is $62).

July 13th good?

DO?
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: Dan on June 21, 2015, 11:19:29 PM
Wow, fast lane plus is way up this year.
$85 with 4+ people, otherwise $95.

Was as low as $30 when I started this thread 3 years ago :P
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: whYME on June 21, 2015, 11:38:29 PM
Wow, fast lane plus is way up this year.
$85 with 4+ people, otherwise $95.

Was as low as $30 when I started this thread 3 years ago :P
Ouch.
Just when I was thinking I might actually be able to make it this year
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: Dan on June 21, 2015, 11:40:57 PM
It's still worth it :)
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: whYME on June 22, 2015, 12:08:17 AM
It's still worth it :)
Possibly.

I might be getting to old for this. Last time I went on a ride I was sick for 3 hours. But that might be different because it was a spinning ride.
I see at as a big unknown/ risk. I have no idea how my body will react. I might go on one ride and be done for the day.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: jj1000 on June 22, 2015, 08:40:42 AM
Wow, fast lane plus is way up this year.
$85 with 4+ people, otherwise $95.

Was as low as $30 when I started this thread 3 years ago :P
Better to cost more for people coming for one day, although, between TTD, MF, M, and GK I don't think you need to go on anything else.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: eis517 on June 22, 2015, 09:11:12 AM
Possibly.

I might be getting to old for this. Last time I went on a ride I was sick for 3 hours. But that might be different because it was a spinning ride.
I see at as a big unknown/ risk. I have no idea how my body will react. I might go on one ride and be done for the day.

I went on a Teacup ride with my daughter yesterday and there was no line, so the lady in charge let us go on again right after. I had to beg her to not ask again, because I was going to throw up #donotenjoyrides #Iamawuss
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: Dan on June 22, 2015, 09:43:13 AM
Possibly.

I might be getting to old for this. Last time I went on a ride I was sick for 3 hours. But that might be different because it was a spinning ride.
I see at as a big unknown/ risk. I have no idea how my body will react. I might go on one ride and be done for the day.
Spinning rides make anyone over the age of 9 sick.

You can ride Millennium Force all day and be happy as a clam.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: Dan on June 22, 2015, 09:43:37 AM
Better to cost more for people coming for one day, although, between TTD, MF, M, and GK I don't think you need to go on anything else.
Been on Rougarou already?
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: jj1000 on June 22, 2015, 09:55:39 AM
Been on Rougarou already?
No, but finally a coaster with your legs hanging (Do they have a standing one?). Looks fun, but didn't sound so smooth fwiw.

Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: Ergel on June 22, 2015, 09:45:32 PM
Spinning rides make anyone over the age of 9 sick.

You can ride Millennium Force all day and be happy as a clam.
Yup. Always a fight between me and my wife who has to go on the spinning rides with the kids
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: Dan on August 12, 2015, 01:19:38 PM
http://www.cleveland.com/travel/index.ssf/2015/08/record-breaking_dive_coaster_s.html#incart_2box
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: jj1000 on August 12, 2015, 01:43:33 PM
http://www.cleveland.com/travel/index.ssf/2015/08/record-breaking_dive_coaster_s.html#incart_2box
Omg, yes please. I want it now.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: Dan on August 13, 2015, 12:40:41 PM
$22 off via Groupon. (http://www.anrdoezrs.net/links/5298041/type/dlg/https://www.groupon.com/deals/cedar-point)
"Not valid with promo codes."

And then there's this while you're out there (on my bucket list). (http://www.anrdoezrs.net/links/5298041/type/dlg/https://www.groupon.com/deals/jet-pack-water-adventures-inc-7)
And this for the kids (http://www.anrdoezrs.net/links/5298041/type/dlg/https://www.groupon.com/deals/african-safari-wildlife-park-14-88)
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: whacked1 on August 13, 2015, 07:53:33 PM
http://fox8.com/2015/08/13/sandusky-police-investigating-accident-at-cedar-point-near-raptor/ (http://fox8.com/2015/08/13/sandusky-police-investigating-accident-at-cedar-point-near-raptor/)
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: Dan on August 13, 2015, 11:47:06 PM
Will keep that in mind next time I want to enter a restricted area...
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: Dan on August 24, 2015, 11:09:16 AM
Anyone up for a CPDO 9/4 or 9/6?
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: AJK on August 24, 2015, 11:09:47 AM
I'm hoping to join this time 'round!
Title: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: chucksterace on August 24, 2015, 11:15:36 AM
Tempting.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: whYME on August 24, 2015, 11:31:39 AM
Is that going to be a very crowded weekend?
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: coralsnake on August 24, 2015, 11:33:01 AM
Anyone up for a CPDO 9/4 or 9/6?
on a Friday?

You crazy...
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: Dan on August 24, 2015, 11:33:49 AM
Is that going to be a very crowded weekend?
It's always crowded, thats what fastpass is for ;)

on a Friday?

You crazy...
Still a long Friday.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: sky121 on September 09, 2015, 12:00:54 PM
What do you all think of the new coaster?
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: Dan on September 09, 2015, 12:32:45 PM
Excited to try it out :D
http://www.cleveland.com/travel/index.ssf/2015/09/cedar_points_valravn_will_be_t.html
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: Dan on August 26, 2016, 03:44:45 PM
What do you all think of the new coaster?
It's awesome :)
And gosh I love Fast Lane.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: Dan on August 26, 2016, 03:45:05 PM
https://www.groupon.com/deals/cedar-point-15 (http://www.anrdoezrs.net/links/5298041/type/dlg/https://www.groupon.com/deals/cedar-point-15)
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: EJB on August 26, 2016, 04:26:11 PM
https://www.groupon.com/deals/cedar-point-15 (http://www.anrdoezrs.net/links/5298041/type/dlg/https://www.groupon.com/deals/cedar-point-15)

Im in for the DO.
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: Ergel on August 27, 2016, 11:28:35 PM
$33 after discount, wow.
Wonderland season pass holders can bring guests for $30 any time
Title: Re: Cedar Point Opens Fast Lane (Cedar Point DO?)
Post by: Dan on June 28, 2019, 06:55:09 PM
https://www.cleveland.com/metro/2019/06/cedar-point-voted-americas-best-amusement-park-roller-coaster-for-usa-today.html