Hi everyone. Before I get started, let me introduce myself. My name is Alex Shell, one of the newest members to the Crazy Coaster Freaks Community. I am the representative for Ohio and the Eastern United States (Cedar Point, Kings Island, occasionally Carowinds, and other Cedar Fair parks. Sorry Six Flags). My home Park is of course Cedar Point, and my favorite coaster that I have ridden is Fury 325. Most of my updates will be coming from Cedar Point, but I will occasionally post from another CF park.
First, here’s the line to get your season passes; it started by the main entrance, to behind the dinosaur, and to the processing center; estimated wait time, 1.5 hours.
This weekend I had the chance to go to Cedar Point and ride Valravn for the very first time. Let me just say, it was amazing. The drop was fantastic, as well as the inversions. You get a lot of hang time on the immelmann, and the 270 degree roll is very slow and very fun. The theming that went into Valravn is the best at Cedar Point, and it looks great. The ride is very photogenic, and there are many opportunities to take photos.
The view from the top is by far the best view in the entire park. Even though Millennium and Dragster are taller, the time up there is very short. With Valravn, you are up there 5-10 seconds. You get amazing views of the park and surrounding areas, as well as views of Sandusky.
After I rode Valravn, I went around the park and looked for any improvements/changes that have been made. I first went over to the former location of Shoot the Rapids. Everything is gone, with only the station and few small details remaining hmmm, I wonder why (#2017project). 😉
Then I went back over towards Mean Streak, which was closed. I have heard that there are markings on footers, but was pitch black by the time I got over there. I continued to walk around the park, until I got to Corkscrew, and decided to ride. It had no line, so there was no harm in riding it. Surprisingly, there was no headbanging for me. It seemed a lot better than in previous years, but maybe just because I’m 6’1 and my head is over the actual restraint. I followed that up with a ride on Rougarou. By the time I got off, it was 10:45 and was time to go. I walked by Valravn, and it still had a 2 hour wait (they were still there by the time I got home an hour later). Below you will find a picture of Valravn at night. This coaster looks amazing!
Top Thrill Dragsters new paint looks amazing!
A few other things to note: Rougarou actually had it’s fog/mist working, which was a bit surprising. Secondly, Raptor had new flashing red lights installed by the Cobra Roll, a direct response to the incident that happened last year. Whenever the ride reaches that area, they turn on, warning anyone around to stay away.
Let’s end this Cedar Point opening day report with a picture of Valravn, Cedar Point’s newest attraction!
Thank you so much for checking out my Cedar Point update. There will be much more content coming soon, so be on the lookout.
Have you ridden Valravn? If so, what did you think? Tell us in the comments!
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