The Off Season

It’s dreaded, but it always comes if you’re not living in a southernmost state. The off-season refers to the period of time that a theme park is closed, usually due to the cold weather. Even though northern parks in the Six Flags and Cedar Fair chains now have successful holiday offerings, once the new year […]

A Legacy Like No Other: Book Review

Recently, I finished the book “Always Cedar Point: A Memoir of the Midway.” This wasn’t just a book, however. This was an experience. The book was written by a former General Manager of Cedar Point, John Hildebrandt. John worked as a marketer at Cedar Point, eventually being promoted to Director of Marketing, GM of Dorney […]

#ThisForkIsForSV

It is no secret that many different companies, departments, engineering experts, and managers are involved with the creation of a new roller coaster such as Steel Vengeance at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio. There are many possible ways in which roller coaster layouts can be originally thought of, but here is one speculation for how […]

Coaster of the Week: Millennium Force

Park: Cedar Point (Sandusky, OH) Height: 310 ft. Speed: 93 mph. Length: 6,595 ft. Inversions: 0 Year opened: 2000 Type: Steel, Giga, Out-and-Back layout Manufacturer: Intamin Fun facts: *Millennium Force was the first Giga coaster (roller coaster over 300 feet, but less than 400 feet), and it was the tallest and fastest when it opened […]

Cedar Point-7/26/16

Rides Ridden: Valravn, Millennium Force, Maverick, Magnum XL 200 (X2), Witches’ Wheel (X2), Gemini, Mean Streak, Rougarou, Wicked Twister, Power Tower (drop side-X2), Power Tower (shot side), Corkcrew, Gatekeeper, Blue Streak, Raptor, Sky Ride, CP & LE Railroad, Windseeker Look at this fake-looking picture I took of Lake Erie from Wicked Twister’s queue. So photoshop-esque. […]