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gone EMO at Cedar Point

It was another AMAZING trip to Cedar Point. In the words of Courtney after getting off Dragster, “Oh my Fucking GOD!” Yes it was THAT amazing.

We started off by leaving D-town at about 2pm. It took us about 12 hours to get there in the Exploder. But we finally arrived in Sandusky at 3am EST. Victor arrived at about the same time. It was really good to see him. Jamie, however, didn’t seem to make it.

So, the next day we headed off to the park at about noon. I have never seen that many people at the park since I worked on The 4th of July 2 years ago. Damn you BooBuzz!!! We started on Magnum…a given. Then headed down to Demon Drop and over to Raptor. Raptor was amazing as usual (and also Clark’s fav). We were then incredibly hungry due to the lack of continental breakfast. Emily found bugs in the apples, and I had VERY warm milk with my Fruit Loops.

So we headed to the dining room of Wendy’s. Cheap goodness. Then headed back to the park for some more fun…waiting in 2 hour lines.

First was Mean Streak. I’d have to say I have NEVER waited that long for Mean Streak. The wait was about hour and a half, seeing as we usually walk on to it. Next was WereWolf Canyon. This was pretty cool. They drain Thunder Canyon, and it gets infested with bad werewolves. It was pretty intense and scary. The wolves wouldn’t leave Courtney alone. It was hilarious. That lead us to the fright zone in Frontier Town. This was pretty cool too. There were a lot of people, and a lot of scaresters. I could see how kids could get lost in that.

We then stepped in line for Millennium Force. The line was almost completely full, and it was 9:45. I didn’t think we’d be able to get on Millennium with time to get to Dragster before the park closed at midnight. Victor thought we should just wait it out and if it came to a crunch, we’d ditch the line, because we all know, Dragster is just a little more important. We did a good job of passing time. We played the sentence game and came up with some weird ones. Ahhh, I wish I could remember them. We also stopped Victor with all our might in buying an overpriced Cedar Point candy bar. Clark and I were holding him back from the vending machine yelling, “Don’t do it Victor! Don’t give into the MAN!” I think everyone in the line was entertained by us as well. We were singing “Stand By Me” too. I was singing the disco beat and Clark was singing. We tried to get the whole queue to do it. Didn’t work. We finally got up to the platform at 11:40pm. It was going to be close. But we got on the ride. God, I forgot how fun Millie was. So amazing, especially with Victor and I’s blackout on the first turn. Emily and Courtney loved it. Clark, just plain forgot how fun it was.

Now it was time for the sprint. We got off the ride with 16 minutes to spare. But Emily insisted that we still run. We ran all the way from Millennium to Dragster. I barely made it. But the important part was that we made it.

Waiting in line for Dragster was the easiest line of the day. It was only about an hour. Courtney was freaking out. She was really nervous and kept with the Courtney trademarked line, “Oh my god.” I ended up riding with Courtney on this one. It was freakin‘ hilarious. We were in the second train, so we had to wait awhile to actually get launched. She kept asking, “When is going to happen?” Once we actually launched, I had to look over at Courtney’s face periodically through the ride. She was just ecstatic. The finally slowed down to the end. She couldn’t breath. The first thing she said was, “Oh my Fucking God.” After getting off the ride, we waited at the exit ramp to see if we could get that last train ride to fill the cars. By the time it got to us, there was room for one more. I wasn’t going to take it. I asked the three newbies, “Who’s goin? Cuz I’m not.” Clark spoke up first so we ran around and watched him get launched for a second time. We put his hands up on his first and second time. He was hardcore.

And that was the day at the park. I was really surprised at how much everyone had so much fun. I thought just cuz I’m the coaster nut, I was the only one that would get sad when I left the park.

The next day, we decided to just take it easy. It had been a long last couple of days. So we went to Friendly’s for brunch. I had the meatloaf again, which was very shallow and pedantic. After that, we headed to the Great Wolf Lodge for a few games of DDR. Victor, Clark and I are pretty hardcore about it. So we played a few games. Emily played a bunch of ticket games and got a bunch of super balls. So when we left to take the elevator back up, we all threw them inside the elevator. I’d have to say, I’d never done that before. Pretty fun indeed. Next was the mall. Victor played some stacking game in the middle of the mall where he was trying to win an iPod Shuffle. He was one row away THREE times. He got robbed and never did win it. The Exchange was the last stop. I picked a few cheap DVDs.

It was time to say goodbye after that. I was of course sad to see Victor leave, but was surprised that Clark, Courtney and Emily felt the same way. They only had known him for a day and a half, tops. I was pushing him all weekend to work there next summer with me. I think he might do it.

We hit the road at about 5:30pm. I drove first and Lead Foot (Emily) drove through Chicago. Clark took the rest of the way. We stopped at Fizoli’s somewhere in Indiana to eat a very shitty pizza, and continue home. I ended up sleeping the back of my car from about 12:30-3:00. Clark drove the rest of the way from somewhere in Wisconsin to Duluth. We were on 53 (aka the road of death). We probably saw about 90 deer on the side of the road. They were all over the place. I was very surprised we didn’t hit one.

After we got back in and settled down, I talked with everyone on Monday. They all really missed it. Emily came up to me in the Kirby and said, “I miss it already.” I thought that I was the only Cedar Point nut. It’s nice to know I’m in good company. Now all I have to do is convince Clark to work their with me this summer.

By Ryan Tvenge

I'm a web developer and co-owner of Hoverboard that makes cool stuff on the web.

One reply on “gone EMO at Cedar Point”

i’m jealous…are you for sure working there next summer? i’ll drop you off and pick you up…and spend a couple days at the park…oh so rough…

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