Happy 20th Birthday to Cedar Point's Magnum XL-200
Happy Birthday to Cedar Point's Magnum XL-200
! It is hard to believe that it has been 20 years since Magnum opened. At the time it was the first roller coaster over 200 feet tall. Still seems like yesterday when it first took my breath away.
[Editor's note: It's Cedar Point's opening weekend. Trip reports and jealousy toward those attending, in the comments, please.]
I will be there! Happy birthday Maggie!
"Jealousy toward those attending?" Not bloody likely.
I'll never forget my first ride on Magnum. At the time it opened, there was nothing like it. Here's a little factoid for you...Magnum's opening year (1989) brought Cedar Point a near 20 percent attendance increase. The cost to get in that year? $18.50. Thanks to Maggie, we now live in a world where 200+ ft coasters are common.
Went to Cedar point yesterday..
I went as well. The only rides I saw with problems were Top Thrill, which is standard, or so I've experienced, and then Millennium in the evening, since the train was stopped going up the hill from about 7:30 on, I think. Other than that, all the rides I saw were still running. Except for when it was raining. Maybe you went to the rides at different times than I did.
Audra, I was there too and there were other rides that had mechanical troubles like Iron Dragon, Corkscrew, and Wicked Twister. Also as you said Millennium and Top Thrill had problems, Top Thrill having the most. I got in line for Top Thrill at 9:30, with the 2 hour wait which was starting at the ramp(which, by the way at the ramp is normally a 10 minute wait). Normally, I would pass this up, but this was my best chance to get a roll back! So we waited and waited but the only time we moved up in line was when someone got out of it. At about 11:30, the ride op told us that TTD would be closing due to weather conditions(which was a lie because the skies were clear and the winds were calm at the time) I don't blame them though because at the rate they were moving, we honestly could of been there another 2-3 hours. After they told us the ride would be closing (and everyone in line got done cussing them out) they told us they would write our names down and next time we visited the park we would get front of the line access to the ride. Also, as you said, they had the Music in The Parks there, and I have never been in line with so many annoying people. By the way, I am the same age as most of those kids. I was very annoyed by them.
One of my top five coasters, and, IMHO, the best ride at CP.
The Magnum is in a class all by itself. Arrow broke the mold when this Coaster was built. It will always be in my top 5, and I am sure it is in everyone's top lists.Its amazing at night, or Day, Ride it and watch out for the bumps. Kevin Aucoin
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