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Just a simple opinion

Cedar Point: 25 million dollar roller coaster really isnt all that great. I think they should have added a little more to it.

From Ashley Gibbons
Posted August 13, 2007 at 4:18 PM
Is it just me or does anyone else think that the Top Thrill Dragster isnt really top thrill. I understand that it is 420 ft tall and reaches the speed of 120 mph but honestly, you wait in line for 3 hours to ride a ride that is what, 6 seconds long? Does anybody else have any imput on this?


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From rafael g
Posted August 13, 2007 at 4:44 PM
that is the reason people wait 3 hours for. the 420 FT and the 120 MPH. i wouldn't wait that long for it, but some people will.

From Danny Melillo
Posted August 14, 2007 at 8:51 AM
They didn't add much to it because at the time it was built it was the tallest, and fastest coaster in the world, but not many people recognize that anymore because the next year Kingda Ka opened in SFGA.

From Jake Countiss
Posted August 14, 2007 at 10:40 AM
It is short but I felt like my time waiting in line was worth it. It is amazing especially in the front row at night as your zooming past the lights. I don't think it is a waste.

From steve lee
Posted August 14, 2007 at 2:07 PM
There were two years between TTD and KK, Danny.

I think it's a dumb coaster, pure and simple, but it accomplished its primary goal - it got people talking about Cedar Point again. It had been a few years since Millenium Force and Cedar Point wasn't getting nearly as much attention as it warranted. With the opening of TTD, people couldn't shut up about the place. Everywhere you looked online you'd find pictures and videos of the new hotness.

I can't imagine all that attention didn't translate to increased revenue for the park. I wasn't really interested in the park until after the opening of TTD, and I can't imagine I'm the only person who falls into that category. And the thing is still packing them in. Last Friday the wait times for Maverick, Millie and TTD all topped 1:45 (and I have to point out that all three ran with no downtime while I was there).

So I don't like the coaster (or the park, really), but I can't deny that it was a brilliant investment on Cedar Fair's part.

From Logan Decker
Posted August 14, 2007 at 2:46 PM
well personally I think you cant really say that it isnt top thrill cuase on what other roller coaster other than kingda ka (which was pretty much a copy of TTD) can you experience 120-122 mph and hights 115ft taller than the statue of liberty! This is why I think it is top thrill.
however I do NOT think it was worth 25 million
plus the matinence to keep it running properly
is probably outrages.

Just think they could have used that 25 million to build a bigger and better version of millennium force! that is what would put cedar point in the spotlight!

btw....
I think that cedar point is the best amusment park in the world!

I just had to add that

From Dustin Kern
Posted August 14, 2007 at 4:11 PM
Okay guys, if you really want to see how much of an impact TTD had on Cedar Fair (the company, not talking about the individual park) go onto Cedar Fair's website and look at the revenue reports that they post online and compare the amount of money that they invest into the park (i.e. rides, operation expenses, food and game costs, general maintenace, and salaries) to profit and you'll see that it was a very smart move.

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