Day 7: Cedar Point


Last stop on the coaster tour was appropriately, Cedar Point, voted the best amusement park for 14 years in a row. Because we were all feeling the effects of a week of traveling and being tossed about on various contraptions, we took the morning slow. A leisurely ride on the sky ride and a walk around the park helped us get our bearings.

As you can see, the weather was perfect for a day at the peninsula.
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First stop was Maverick, a cool launch coaster that you really need to learn how to ride properly to enjoy it. You sort of lean into the turns and inversions, and that makes all the difference.
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Next was Top Thrill Dragster, the tallest and fastest coaster on this trip. Some say it’s a one trick pony, but that one trick is pretty darn cool!
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Big thanks to Rebecca Baker (Marketing, Cedar Point) for coming out to say hello. It was great seeing her and catching up!
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Apparently, Alan is teaching Snoopy how to share.
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What better place than Cedar Point to get some good coaster pictures. This is still one of my favorite views… Magnum XL200
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Millennium Force
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Maverick at sunset over Lake Erie
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Rebecca recommended we check out the incredible light show on the Cedar Point Giant Wheel. This is just a small portion of the show. Enjoy!

To finish out CoasterNerdCon 2012, we took one last ride on Top Thrill Dragster. It was the perfect end to a great trip. Can’t wait for the next one!

We’re clear, and we’re outta here!

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