Arrived at Media Day to see Magnum testing! Nothing beats the lakeside setting of this ride
The line to get into media day, Cedar Point really dropped the ball here. I arrived at 3 PM when the event started and didn’t get into the park until 4:30 PM. Banshee’s media day was way more packed and it only took 30 minutes to get in.
Magnum flying by as we’re all waiting to get in. This line isn’t even moving, it’s worse than waiting for a coaster! haha
Apparently Cedar Point is still very busy with their hotel rehab project.
Lineup of food options for the day! Yummy! 🙂
As soon as you turn the corner to see the new Gemini midway you can see Pipe Scream! It really does dominate this midway.
Monster is painted and with a new sign! Looks very nice.
First up some Coke Freestyle its very hot out there today!
And there’s the Eagles! I love the look of the flyers, very cool theme for the Lake Erie area.
And the Pipe Scream sign, Cedar Fair has really done a very nice job with the ride signs and plazas the past few years. Examples include Leviathan, Gatekeeper, Banshee, and now the new Gemini midway!
Lake Erie eagles sign is also of very high quality!
Here’s the line of cars and news stations here for the media today.
Chickie and Pete’s famous Crabfries! They were very good actually, I do enjoy crinkle fries and the added bonus of the cajun seasoning was very cool.
The Eagles are flying!
After a slight delay, Pipe Scream is back up and running.
So in that case it’s time to ride!
Coaster nerd shot for Pipe Scream.
This ride really runs great! Much better than Surf Dog at Kings Island. It does seem a lot faster than its cousin.
Here look Jr. Gemini is repainted and now called Wilderness Run!
Team Lead errr Location Supervisor Josh doing his thing. Ran a very good crew today at Pipe Scream!
Next up the Welcoming ceremony. Tony starts talking about how great the new midway looks and asks everyone if they are having a good time. Of course we are!
New Cedar Point and Wildwater Kingdom Vice President and General Manager Jason McClure is up to speak. He surprises everyone with news that Blue Streak celebrating it’s 50th anniversary this year will be open later. Oh and then he throws in you know that coaster that’s the best steel coaster on the planet! 🙂
Love the eyeball on the new Monster sign, again very high quality.
Gemini is testing as well!
Corkscrew, good thing that’s not open today 😛 , every crew is learning and testing their rides today.
And we’ve arrived! Time for the best steel coaster on the planet. The Force of course!
Very happy riders on Millennium Force’s victory lap.
Time for a free milkshake at Coasters! Yummy as always.
It really is a beautiful day at the park. Cedar Point has got very good weather the past two years for their media events.
Raptor really always looks great, and it is a classic.
This ride is celebrating it’s 50th this year! One of my favorites and usually always ride anytime I’m at the park.
It was a little bumpy this year but that might just be because of the harsh winter and this being the first day riders have been on it. I’m sure Blue Streak will have a great 50th season.
The new Chickie’s and Pete’s restaurant that replaced the Gameday grill. I’ll have to check that out this year.
Mantis sure does have a huge beautiful B&M loop.
Back at Millennium and hey look its none other than Single Rider Bob. Where else would he be? 😛
Very short line for Millennium today!
Blue train pulling into the load area. This station still looks great!
The sun is setting on Millennium. It’s been fun Millennium see you a lot more this year.
This is also new! Coke Marketplace near the entrance to Frontier Trail.
Last train of the night climbing the lift of Millennium.
Beautiful sunset picture of Maverick! Wish I could ride that today too 😦 I’ll also see you later this year.
Hey look Cedar Creek mine ride crew training and doing lift walks. Jealous!
This ride sure looks massive standing underneath it.
It’s been a great day at Cedar Point! Great event as always and couldn’t have asked for better weather. See you plenty of more times this year CP! Next up Canada’s Wonderland and Leviathan!!!!