CEDAR POINT AMUSEMENT PARK - Saturday, September 4, 2004
Having parked overnight at an Interstate Service Area, I wake to the sound of traffic. Luckily, it is now morning, and it's time to get all pumped up for my day at Cedar Point, probably the worlds best amusement park. It doesn't take long for my ethusiam to spill over, and I quickly find myself in the driver's seat, rushing to the park's entrance gates.
I arrive a little early and end up having to wait a while before being admitted to the rides. While waiting I spy in the distance a massive tubular steel tower. What could it possibly be? My interest really piques. When the gates finally open, many of the folks literally run to their favorite ride. Having already targeted my ride, I maintained a quick walk to the towering attraction.
Well, it turns out the ride is a relatively new addition to the park. Called the "Top Thrill Dragster", the ride boasts a vertical drop of 420 feet and a launch speed of 120 mph in 4 seconds. Yes, this is indeed one scary coaster. Being my first ride of the day, the coaster is so good it literally upstages all other rides. I spend the rest of my day competing with the masses, trying to ride all the other coasters in the park. For each ride experienced I provide a barf bag rating to give you a sense of the ride's tummy twisting affect.
Understandably, I'm all coastered-out by the time the park's 10pm closing arrives. Funny thing is I didn't ride all the coasters, I ran out of time! So many coasters, so little time. That's what Cedar Point is all about in my mind, it's the coasters.
After getting booted from the park I decide to drive all the way to Western New York. The drive seems to go on forever and ever but I manage to reach my destination at 3am in the morning. I park in front of my friend Dan's house and immediately go to bed.
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DAY OF REST - Sunday, September 5, 2004
I'm in Western NY visiting family and friends. No traveling or sightseeing today. However, I am pleased to introduce to you my good friend Dan.