Date: Saturday, September 29, 2012
Type: Fun, Out of Town
Planned By: Adam
weekend we went to Cedar Point for one of their Halloweekends. We did
this last year as a double date with Laura and Sean. This year Adam and I
went alone. Adam decided Friday afternoon that we were going to be
spontaneous as go to Cedar Point the next day so we didn't have time to
find anyone to go with us. We've been to many amusement parks together,
but this is the first time it was just the two of us!
We got there right when the park opened. We had decided to go
straight for the Maverick, but noticed the line for the Top Thrill
Dragster was short so we went there first. There's nothing like a 427
foot 120 mph adrenalin boost in the morning. Woo. Scares me every time!
Next, we rode the Maverick, Mean Streak, Magnum, Corkscrew, Power Tower
and the Iron Dragon. Then we took the Sky Ride over to the front of the
park. During our ride we got to watch the Halloweekend Midway Parade
from the sky. It was really cute with monsters and floats and a marching
band! When we got to the other side we rode the Raptor and Blue Streak!
The new Wind Seeker was closed :(
After that we spent most of the rest of the evening touring the
haunted houses and scare zones. We went through all four haunted houses
and each had a pretty long line. The Lake Erie Estate was the scariest.
The other three kept me on edge, but they weren't too frightening. We
went through most of the outside scare zones. We skipped the Corn
Stalkers and Blood on the Bayou because we did them last year and we
were running out of time. Cedar Point decorated for Halloween is awesome
everyone in the area should try to go because it really adds to the fun
factor of the park.
I know you're all wondering about the Millennium Force. We took a
break from rides so that we could ride it at night. Also it always has a
long line so we wanted to see if it would be shorter once the haunted
houses opened, and we were right. The sign said 1 hour 45 minutes, but
it was only an hour! It was so much fun, and definitely one of the top
two rides at Cedar Point (The Maverick being the other). And if you are a
person like me who's eyes "grey out" from the G-forces.. I read a tip
right before riding the Millennium to flex your abs right before the
hill to keep the blood closer to your head, and it worked!!! It was
great and made the ride so much more enjoyable than usual. Yay for
having a smartphone in a roller coaster line!
After we were done riding all the rides we wanted to we finished up
the haunted attractions and went home. It is so nice only being an hour
from Cedar Point, and it makes me wonder if I don't appreciate it
enough. I do though. I very much appreciate being one hour away from the
world's best amusement park, and I can't wait for the new roller coaster next year!