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Over the past several months a number of us have expressed thoughts about meeting in Cedar Point next Summer and for those of us who are up to it try a roller coaster of two like the Geimini(not recommended unless a year past surgery). What are your thouths about doing this mid week towards the end of next August?

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Where is Cedar Point?  Is the Gemini a dual coaster that the sides come real close to each other?  Like the dueling dragons at Universal Studios in FL?  If so, I'm game, depending on where it is.

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Cedar Point is about 60 miles West of Cleveland on Lake Erie.

It is known as the Roller Coaster Capital of the World, but the rides are as diverse as a Disney Park. They advertise discounted rates for groups of 15 or more and I am sure we coukd push the envelope on getting good discounts depending on how large a group we have.

 

Plenty of rides for the children and grandchildren too.

 

Icemantoo

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Cedar Point is in Oh Ho Ho... oh no Ohio... heh.. I never been to the park, but have driven through there many times...  Used to be a great diner that had home made pies... good times..

Ron

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I'm game.

Annie

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I would be interested and would want to bring my family. I would want a Monday or a Friday though. It would be easier vacation from work.

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I live in Oklahoma but, just so happens, I work in Ohio!!  So, I'm definitely down for that!  How cool would it be to meet you guys?  So Cool!!!

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I grew up in Michigan and made yearly trips to Cedar Point from the 6th through 12th grades. I've been at least 5 more times since then and have been looking for a good excuse to make the pilgramage from Atlanta. I hear there's a new coaster that is one of the tallest and fastest in the world??? I won't be riding that, but I thought I'd throw it out there as an FYI. 

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Well maybe not, but you know I'll be there!

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Wild horses couldn't drag me anywhere near any sort of ride, let alone the scariest ones!  The very idea makes me shudder - I'd rather have cancer!  (Oops, forgot - I've got that already, and I guess cancer can be a fairly scary ride too and one you don't have to pay to take!).

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Nope, admission is free...but once you're on its expensive as hell!!!

FYI...they have kiddie rides at Cedar Point too, and I'm sure we could find a golf course in the area

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And I bet the kiddies rides are even scarier - bound to be too much for me anyway!  But a local golf course - now you're talking! I suppose there might also be somewhere to row - that would also be a welcome alternative attraction.

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In addition to some great golfing, there are Kiddie Rides, Shooting Ranges, Fishing and Roller coasters, all in a very small area!   I'll bet we'll even find a few Single Malt scotches in that little circle!

I'm IN!

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I'm just going along for the fellowship, and, maybe a drink or two (vodka tho, not scotch).  I have a pretty jacked up neck.  Was told by neurosurgeon (the day after I was diagnosed with RCC, in May) that my CDDD, coupled with stenosis, a tear, a bone spur indenting my spinal column and, bilateral pinched nerves at C5-6, would require surgery.  Naturally, my kidney came first.  But, there are plenty of other rides that aren't coasters and believe you me, I'll be on em!!  I am a thrill seeker at heart!!

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https://www.cedarpoint.com/ 

Its a great park!  None of the Disney attractions are any better!

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Sorry.. late August, I plan to be on the Isle of Man again... darn...

Ron

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Sorry.. late August, I plan to be on the Isle of Man again... darn...

Ron

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Thats a maybe,a year is a long time,T you big scaredy cat rethink it,it wont kill you to spend some of your money.

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Sorry! I can't join you, I will be in Italy.

Djinnie x

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It seems we may have enough for a group (minimum 15), but it is a little early to request firm commitments and travel plans. I will raise this again in April or May. Meanwhile anyone is welcome to reply if they are interested.

 

 

Icemantoo

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Right now, John's shoulder met and the pain associated would probably preclude his riding the roller coasters. (I can see Dr. Hammers' eyes roll at the thought.) That same problem has stopped his golf.  But come Spring, things may be altogether different.

Thanks for putting it out there Iceman.

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Aliice can go on the Gemini Coaster while John goes on the Merry go Rouund.

 

 

Icemantoo

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Good Choice Icemantoo!  It looks like this willhapprn! 

Cool!

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Last weekend took a day trip to Lake Erie to explore the Ottawa National Wildlife refuge and then on to Marblehead penninsula to relax on the shores of Lake Erie at the lighthouse. From the shores you could clearly see the rollercoasters which were a few miles away. Looking forward to tackling a couple of them next summer.

Dan

PS>the profile pic. was taken at Ottawa Refuge which you can see somewhat in the background.

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Count us in prob with the girls and grandbabies following along..I finally mentioned the trip to Chuck and his response was not a dragging his feet maybe as expected lol..he said "that would be cool"could have knocked me over with a feather! Should be a blast! Should we look into hotels for group rates too? Sounds like there will be enough of us :D huggss

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Cedar Point has a number of hotels on property all of which offer discounts for groups. When we get towards spring I am going to get their best group prices for various levels of accomodation and let the group decide.

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Great initiative iceman - with you at the helm it will come off and it will probably be a huge success.

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Count me in!! 

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