Cedar Point or Walt Disney World?

Help me choose...

From Jake Countiss
Posted April 19, 2006 at 3:40 PM
Im am a thrill junkie that badly wants to go to Cedar Point. My sisters want to go to Disney. I know that Disney is cool but I want in my face thrill rides. Any way I can convince my family into going to Cedar Point.

From ryan saunders
Posted April 19, 2006 at 4:58 PM

From Chris Walton
Posted April 19, 2006 at 5:06 PM
Talk them out of Disney and into Islands of Adventure, thrill rides and fun for the siblings.

From ryan saunders
Posted April 19, 2006 at 5:48 PM

From Chris Walton
Posted April 19, 2006 at 6:49 PM

From Anthony Murphy
Posted April 19, 2006 at 6:47 PM
No, not really!

However, you can make a compromise with them and ask them (nicely) if you all could spend one day at Islands of Adventure. They might go for it! Though Disney is not known for their "in your face thrill rides", they do have some hidden gems of pretty thrilling attractions. Disney's main point is to tell a story or have an overall theme on their attractions. Obviously, this gets kinda hard to do with a roller coaster. It will be hard to convince your parents to go other places. However, there are some great things to do for teens at Disney World (maybe not so much at in the thrill departemnt, but there are other things).

Things to do at Disney World (for teens):

Disclaimer, my family believes in an overall experience so some of this stuff might seem boring and nerdy since it has an eductaional aspect to it!

Magic Kingdom:

Thunder Mountain
Space Mountain (more thrilling than you think!)
Splash Mountain (always a teen favorite!)
Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters (wanna feel like a kid again?)
Haunted Mansion (nicely done attraction, you probably won't be scared, but still cool)
Indy Speedway (depending upon on how old you are)
Pirates of the Carribean (another nicely done attraction)
Peter Pan's Flight (probably the most thrilling out of anything in Fantasyland)
Philliarmagic (pretty cool)


Test Track
Mission Space (two people have died around this ride, how extreme is that?)
Living with the Land (not thrilling, just interesting)
Honey I Shrunk the Audience (better than you think!)
The Countries (it is like going to different countries and they have good food and entertainment, how about some fish and chips listening to the Beatles?)
Also in here is Malestrom, which has some drops in it!


Twilight Zone, Tower of Terror (The best!)
Rockin Roller Coaster
Who wants to be a Millionare, Play it! (the hot seat is a differnt kind of thrilling!)
The Great Movie Ride (pretty good!)
Lights Motor Action (Really good if you like cars!)
Muppetvision 3D (how can you say no to the Muppets?)
Fantasmic (pretty cool show)
Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular (Indy is pretty cool)

Animal Kingdom:

Its Tough to be a Bug
Dinosaur (this ride still scares me!)
Primevel Whirl (OK, its a wimpy roller coaster, but it spins!)
Expedition Everest (really really cool!)
Kali River Rapids (Rapid Ride that goes down a drop!)
Kilimajaro Safaris (rough safari!)

Outside the Parks"

Blizzard Beach (largest freefalling slide)
Typhoon Lagoon (snokling is there)
Pleasure Island (if you are old enough, there are some cool stuff there!)
Disney West Sice (movies, giant Virgin megastore)
Disneyquest (video game heaven!)
Parasailing (yes, you read that right)

So in conclusion, Disney World has alot of stuff for us teens to do. Yeah, it is more of a family thing, but try to let loose and act silly and play along! It will be much better for you and you won't be singled out in the parks! I know some teens think Disney World is no fun, but there are some thrilling things and attractions that bring the kid out in all of us!

But ask your parents if you can go to Universal/IOA for at least one day!

From Chris Walton
Posted April 19, 2006 at 7:53 PM
I have nothing against Disney, I'm actually partial to Disney in some aspects, but if I was a visitor to Orlando and I had to choose between one of the WDW parks and one of the Universal Orlando parks from a non-local "thrill-seeker's" point of view I would go with IOA.

From Derek Potter
Posted April 19, 2006 at 8:13 PM
Look...Disney is good place for the family. They have a few thrill rides, but not enough for the thrillseeker. If you are stuck going to Orlando, than I too would suggest a trip to Islands of Adventure. They have some great thrill rides, a couple of top notch coasters, and also family attractions...However, nowhere has more or better in your face thrill rides than Cedar Point. Not much theming there, just a lot of height and speed. Don't be fooled though. There are plenty of other things to do for everyone. Orlando is indeed the theme park mecca, but Cedar Point has more quality thrill rides than all of the Orlando parks put together.

How could you suggest Cedar Point. Well, suggest that you stay at Castaway Bay, the hotel with the indoor waterpark. Tell them that Cedar Point also has a nice lakeside beach with jetski, parasailing, etc. Also suggest that it's a fraction of the cost that Disney or any other Orlando park is. Tell them that there are two kiddy areas, one being dedicated to Snoopy. Say that there are plenty of roller coasters, and that not all of them are too big for the family. If you are the thrillseeker you say you are, there isn't anyplace else you want to go.

From Adriel Tjokrosaputro
Posted April 20, 2006 at 12:26 AM
Oh...Dear! What a difficult time for you to decide!

I believe you will like Disney much better. Disney has so many high quality rides such as Tower of Terror, Slash Mountain, Expedition Everest, Rock 'n' Roller Coaster, etc. Not only rides they also have the quality in the show like Fantasmic, Wishes, Illuminations, Lion King and much much more.

But if you for extreme thrill, don't expect to much in Disney World. You have to remember that it's a family theme parks. Not too thrilling but not too mild is the motto of Disney's big attraction made by myself.

From Anthony Murphy
Posted April 20, 2006 at 5:10 AM
Once again, ask your parents if you can spend a day at IOA!

From mark walker
Posted April 20, 2006 at 12:53 PM
Not that Cedar Point and Disney World are bad parks (I wouldn't be very popular if I said that) but convince them to go to IOA. IOA is the better park, or should I say best park!

From ryan saunders
Posted April 20, 2006 at 1:44 PM

From Anthony Murphy
Posted April 20, 2006 at 2:38 PM
I wouldn't say that IOA is the best (I am a huge Disney fan, sorry), but you do have compelling points about there being stuff for everybody! IOA does seem like the best fit for all people, but it lacks the "spark" that Disney has in my opinion. Of course, Disney basically does not have to do anything to get their parks filled so I do applaud IOA of being such a ballanced park! However, I do not think his parents would be too happy with IOA the WHOLE time since they probably got it stuck in their mind to go to Disney World. I still think he might be able to convince his parents to go to IOA at least one day. Its better than none!

And going on a roller coaster makes you more of a man how?

From Gareth H
Posted April 20, 2006 at 2:55 PM
Would anyone else agree that IOA is far better at night?
Once the sun goes down the atmosphere seems to increase ten-fold!!
It is especially noticable in Jurassic Park and The Lost Continent!!

Anyone else agree or disagree?

From Jake Countiss
Posted April 20, 2006 at 3:34 PM
I didn't say my parents. I said convince my sisters who are non-thrill seekers. Thanks for the information. I just didn't want to go to Disney because my friend went there and said the lines are slow and their are only 5 good rides. TOT, RRC, EE, TT, MS. Those are the ones he said where good.

From Erik Yates
Posted April 20, 2006 at 3:48 PM
Disney is more the family oriented thing. Not better, not worse. People think that just because its disney its better. Cedar Point is great for the coasters, but I not an overall experience. Thats why I prefer IOA and USF. The theme is just overly better than CP and a lot better thrill rides than disney. The closest disney comes to UO in thrill rides is TOT and Everest. RRC is okay....but nothing special.

From Chris Walton
Posted April 20, 2006 at 4:30 PM
How old are your siblings? Are they at an age where they could appreciate a place like IOA or USF. If you're going to an Orlando park for the first time WITH YOUNGER CHILDREN then I suppose Disney might be your best bet, because as much as I love Universal Orlando, Disney does seem to have that "magic" that children (including me at one time) love.

From Neil Preece
Posted April 21, 2006 at 3:45 AM
You are a thrill seeker, well this is what disney add to other list.

Animal Kingdom =
Expedition Everest

Turtle Talk

MGM Studios=
Making of the Movies Tour.(costs extra)

Magic Kingdom=
Alien Encounter

Though i would talk your parents into going to IOA, or even torture them or you could go to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

From Neil Preece
Posted April 21, 2006 at 3:45 AM
You are a thrill seeker, well this is what disney add to other list.

Animal Kingdom =
Expedition Everest

Turtle Talk

MGM Studios=
Making of the Movies Tour.(costs extra)

Magic Kingdom=
Alien Encounter

Though i would talk your parents into going to IOA, or even torture them or you could go to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

From Neil Preece
Posted April 21, 2006 at 3:54 AM
Sorry for double post.

From Anthony Murphy
Posted April 21, 2006 at 4:55 AM
Sorry Neil, Alien encounter has turned into Stitch's Great Escape which is the basically the same thing as Alien Encounter, but with Stitch. It went from thrilling to stupid!

From mark walker
Posted April 21, 2006 at 8:39 AM
Typical of Disney.

From Brian Gentry
Posted April 21, 2006 at 1:06 PM
Cedar Point or Disney? That is an easy question, Disney all the way. While it dosn't have the "in your face thrill rides" it does offer more for everyone. Cedar Point is great in the concrete jungle no themeing long lines kinda way, but disney has 4 parks to choose form. Also like the others have said, try universal for a day. Like another poster said earlier, 2 people have died after riding misson space, that is in your face.

From Erik Yates
Posted April 21, 2006 at 1:31 PM
Lord. I knew a disney person was going to throw in MS as a thrill factor. I'm sure everyone knows it wasnt the ride that killed those people but just the fact that they shouldnt have been riding the thing.
But disney, with all four parks, still cant measure up. As someone said before its great for kids, to a point, but then they grow up and you want just a little more.

From ryan saunders
Posted April 21, 2006 at 3:58 PM
kiddie rides = florida
amazing = ohio
take ur pick

From Derek Potter
Posted April 21, 2006 at 5:01 PM
Why do people refer to Cedar Point as a concrete jungle. It's no more of a concrete jungle than Disney. Frontiertown is set in a thickly wooded themed area, there is a beach and a boardwalk. The areas aren't heavily themed, but they still are well manicured with landscaping and scenery. People need to go spend a couple of days and take in all the park has to offer before saying that all the park has are roller coasters.

Say all you want about Disney thrill rides...they aren't thrill rides. They are well themed, mildly stimulating experiences. Some of us just like the adrenaline rush. I enjoy a themed area as much as the next guy, and I consider IOA the best park in terms of balance of thrill and theme, but there really is no better than Cedar Point in terms of thrill. The closest thing to it in Florida is Busch Gardens Tampa. A lot of quality coasters there, just not as many as Cedar Point. The guy likes thrills people, and having been to all the parks in question on this thread, nobody will tell me that there is a better thrill park than Cedar Point.

From Erik Yates
Posted April 22, 2006 at 1:49 PM
Bon Bon Land in Denmark. Now thats a thrillin park.

From Brian Gentry
Posted April 22, 2006 at 1:52 PM
You can't even compare the themeing at Cedar Point to the Themeing at Disney. Frontiertown has as much themeing as my back yard. You can;t just leave a bunch of trees and call it frontier town. Cedar Point does have alot to offer in rides but nothing elese. I love the Coasters a Cedar Point but the lack of overall imagination in the place makes it feel like its lacking something.

From ryan saunders
Posted April 22, 2006 at 4:14 PM
hey brian ur boring, wat a loser, i like 2 get wild and party, u like 2 b boring, its cool tho, ur a loser, i party, u watch flowers. thank god im not u!!!!!!!!!!!

From Erik Yates
Posted April 22, 2006 at 6:58 PM
Name calling doesnt seem necessary, especially with IM talk. Overall experience, which mixes thrills with themeing, IMO is Universal Orlando. Unfortunately they dont add much to IOA. Disney is very "magical" and very much about the money, and they realize that to get the money they need the whole family and cant leave anyone behind. But there is no way that you can convince me that disney has more to offer than CP, or UO. If you want that magic, and want to look at things rather than ride, then by all means go to disney. But for in your face thrills and all out fun, go to CP. If you want the perfect mix of both, try UO.....you cant tell me that after you walk through the castle and onto the loading platform you're more than a little disappointed when there isnt a real dragon waiting for you.

From Derek Potter
Posted April 22, 2006 at 7:41 PM
I didn't compare Cedar Point's theming to Disney's. As a matter of fact I said..."Cedar Point's areas aren't heavily themed." Disney has great theming, but Cedar Point isn't without some kind of scenery. The subject here is this...Disney's mild thrills and great theming vs. Cedar Point's mild theming and great thrills. It's a matter of preference. The happy medium is indeed IOA or Busch Gardens.

From Anthony Murphy
Posted April 22, 2006 at 9:46 PM
Take is easy Ryan! There is no reason to be name calling!

From mark walker
Posted April 23, 2006 at 12:18 AM
So Ryan, you say florida has kiddie rides and Ohio has thrills? Take a quick look at the readers picks on the best attractions.

You might have noticed that Florida has Kraken, Spider-man (The BEST attraction in the world currently), Splash Mountain, Hulk Coaster and Pirates of the Caribbean.

Ohio has Millenium Force and The Beast. Two amazing roller coasters which don't need to be shot up 500ft in the air.

This proves that Florida has the better thrills. And also all parks have kiddie rides mainly because theme park companys want to make something that the whole family will enjoy. If you like big massive thrill rides, fine. But if thats all you want then you're better off going to S*** Flags.

From Adriel Tjokrosaputro
Posted April 23, 2006 at 2:25 AM
Ryan, seems you're a true Cedar Point fan! You like roller coasters we know! O yeah of course I love flowers! What do you like? Dessert? Poisoned oasis? OMG! By the way Walt Disney World is the best! The best the best the best the best!

Hope it doesn't make you mad!


From Adriel Tjokrosaputro
Posted April 23, 2006 at 2:30 AM
O yeah! Sorry for the double post! But Florida is the best! Ohio is still good but no one will beat Orlando! Well except Tokyo!


That's all folk!

From Chris Walton
Posted April 23, 2006 at 8:51 AM
Haha, yeah Ryan, by the way, Epcot's Flower and Garden Festival is going on right now, might want to let Brian know.lol, but seriously, grow up! If you want to call people names go on My Space or something, that's not what TPI is for.

Orlando ranks supreme, the majority of people here would choose Disney or Universal over Cedar Point any day of the week.

From ryan saunders
Posted April 23, 2006 at 11:13 AM

From Chris Walton
Posted April 23, 2006 at 11:19 AM
Ryan...it's not about "BEING SCARED" to ride rides, I'm sure CP has very thrilling rides, it's about ensuring Jake and his family has the best trip possible and frankly, I doubt that anyone here (aside from yourself) is convinced that one would have a better theme park experience at CP than Disney or Universal.

From Jake Countiss
Posted April 23, 2006 at 1:59 PM
The question was how to persuade 6 and 10 year old girls to want to go to CP more than WDW.

My family dosen't take theming as a major factor.

Mark, My friend said Splash Mountain is average for a teenager. And Pirates of the Caribean, come on bring on more thrills. By the way you didn't name any BGT rides.

From ryan saunders
Posted April 23, 2006 at 2:34 PM
good luck jake, have fun in Florida, ur out numbered big time. does ur dad like thrill rides? florida has sum decent rides that u will enjoy 4 sure but next year could be ur year

From Anthony Murphy
Posted April 23, 2006 at 3:17 PM
I don't think there is anybody on this site that says that CP is terrible! The fact is most people think that its a great park! They do have the best roller coasters and such, but it isn't for the whole family as Disney or Universal is! We were trying to give plausable ideas for him to go to his parents and ask! CP is NOT going to win over Disney especially if there are two pre-teen girls in the family! Are you crazy? Pre-Teen Girls LOVE princesses.

Did you ask your parents about IOA?

From Anthony Murphy
Posted April 23, 2006 at 3:21 PM
Sorry for Double posting!

BGT (Now known as Africa!) is another good alternative, but it is a litle far from Disney World and Universal. Also, I would find that it would be hard to convince your parents to go there since Animal Kingdom is right there!

Also, Disney does have some pretty thrilling rides (believe it or not!), you just need to look hard!

From Dustin Kern
Posted April 23, 2006 at 4:23 PM
I'd say go to Disney just to say that you've went. Maybe you can convince your parents to go to Cedar Point next year...

From ryan saunders
Posted April 23, 2006 at 5:40 PM
lol yea tell ur friends that u went 2 disney instead of CP so that they can all joke on u 4 being a princess haha

From Anthony Murphy
Posted April 23, 2006 at 7:08 PM
Ryan, how old are you? Are you that immature that you have to make fun of everybody on this site? There is more to Disney than just princesses, but I was using that as an example!Obviously your childish mind can't grasp what people want. Disney does have a high market in the princess department, but grownups are going there without kids. Why does everybody go to Disney WOrld then? If you actually knew what you were talking about, you would see that the Magic Kingdom is the only place with lots of Princesses! They are non-existant in EPCOT, Animal Kingdom, or MGM!

So Ryan, stop typing about things your feeble mind can't figure out! Make sure to stay in school and go to be NOW! Its a school night after all!

From Anthony Murphy
Posted April 23, 2006 at 7:18 PM
Everybody, I think we should just ignore ryan!

From Adriel Tjokrosaputro
Posted April 24, 2006 at 4:36 AM
Do you think there's a big-family-roller coaster for his kids?

Don't worry, Jake! Just go to Walt Disney World. Great theming rides, a complete resort. You have it all there! Food, shops, theme parks, roller coaster, thrill rides, waterpark, hotels, downtown! It will be an unforgettable trip for you absolutely.

From mark walker
Posted April 24, 2006 at 8:36 AM
Nooo Jake! You've missed the point of my response. I put down names of rides from the top ten readers picks for TPI. If I wanted to put the best thrill rides on, I would have done TPI's top ten roller coaster list. The roller coaster lists Nemesis, Alpengeist and Dueling Dragons - Ice (Fire's probably right behind it)and I would have included those three if I was doing the roller coaster list.

You can clearly see that the rides I put down were from the Top Ten best attractions list. If you made a mistake Jake, then thats fine. But try to take notice in the future.

From mark walker
Posted April 24, 2006 at 8:48 AM
Oh I forgot. All in favour of Anthony's suggestion! (raises hand up)

From Erik Yates
Posted April 24, 2006 at 9:20 AM
I would love to ignore Ryan, but its hard to believe that someone is that neive. True, disney has brainwashed quite a few people into thinking that it is the only theme park in the worl, but not by far the best. Its just a matter of personal taste, and a matter of opinion. For me, being a family man, I love Universal. You can have CP....because I'm way too far, and you can keep disney, way too over rated and crowded. As for BGT, that park just doesnt seem like it was very well thought out. I love it, dont get me wrong, especially Sheikra, but it doenst have much themeing. Yeah it tries, but like CP, falls way short. The difference is CP doesnt care if it falls short, it just says "oh yeah, well watch this". BGT tries too hard to compete with the likes of UO and disney. And back on topic, come to Florida and get your sisters to agree to UO, they'll love the smaller crowds and the slower pace.

From Brian Gentry
Posted April 24, 2006 at 11:34 AM
Anyone elese want to take ryan out behind the woodshed and teach him a lesson? Look no one is scared of CP. I like cedar point, but I like the Florida parks better, plus florida parks are open year round. What is cedar point open for like 3 months.

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