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June 14, 2011, 8:26P

Windseeker Is Open

It's open.

Last edited by Mikeybo2004, June 14, 2011, 8:27P

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June 14, 2011, 8:28P

Re: windseeker is open

it would appear as though I am late again on information. I did not look at the other topic.


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June 15, 2011, 12:05A

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Haha, that's ok. Besides "testing" should be over now.


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June 15, 2011, 6:07A

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I'll be there monday

June 16, 2011, 12:34A

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June 16, 2011, 5:32A

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Anyone else really enjoy that they used Harry Potter music? I know I did!


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June 16, 2011, 2:43P

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Alright. Is it just me or is anyone else scared to ride?


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June 16, 2011, 3:01P

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Hoping for an official POV, day & night. If I've missed them, please let me know.


Joe
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June 16, 2011, 4:41P

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Cedar Point just uploaded one about a half hour ago. Take a look.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQP7vmRh0Ow

Edit: Is it just me or is that video incredibly cheesy?

Last edited by Aaronosmer, June 16, 2011, 4:47P
June 16, 2011, 7:57P

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It's incredibly cheesy.

June 16, 2011, 8:29P

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I thought it was fine. Well, except for the guy barking like a dog.


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June 16, 2011, 9:03P

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His enthusiasm did seem a bit forced.


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June 17, 2011, 12:35A

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Ava and I rode it this afternoon, and again this evening. Wow, what a lighting package. What they've done in this regard is simply head and shoulders above the previous standard for the company. High kudos.

As far as the ride experience itself, it's certainly not an extreme thrill ride -- or at least it shouldn't be for most people. The carriage goes up, spins, you look around at the pretty surroundings, then it goes back down again.

The most interesting thing about the ride is that, with that gorgeous lighting package, it draws your attention from a surprising number of places in the park. At dusk we watched it running...from the queue for Maverick.


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June 17, 2011, 8:11A

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Thanks, Aaronosmer. Kind of a different take on the POV compared to most of the others. And is that a parachuting videographer in the beginning?


Joe
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June 17, 2011, 8:44A

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How Long of a wait does the WINDSEEKER Have? I will be there today 9:30am till 2pm. Will it be Open for the P. Pass who gets in an Hr Early?

June 17, 2011, 12:08P

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Most likely Parasailing howard.


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June 17, 2011, 10:56P

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PrawoJazdy said:
It's incredibly cheesy.

I said the same thing........


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June 20, 2011, 5:44P

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Having just seen the video posted over on Screamscape of the seats nearly bumping into each other I'm pretty confident I won't be riding it. I think this ride is going to make news this year for the wrong reasons.


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June 20, 2011, 6:24P

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They have guidelines in place to not let bumping happen. They will not run it in high winds and they make it a high priority to fill all the seats. If all the seats are filled, there's very little chance that bumping can happen when the ride starts to slow down on the decent.

The conditions in that video were not favorable. It was really windy and there were only a few people on it. It was after that run that they decided how exactly they wanted to handle the issue. In all it's a safe ride, there's really nothing to worry about Chief. I encourage you to ride it, it's quite exhilarating.

Plus, Cedar Point wouldn't run it if they were certain it was a big problem.

Last edited by TTD 120mph, June 20, 2011, 6:28P

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June 20, 2011, 9:05P

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Thanks, Jason. Not long after I posted that I remembered North Coast and the new OnPoint blog update has Becca parasailing and there are some cool pics she took, too. She must have been the one taking the video.

Agreed, Adam. I'm pretty certain that if there was any danger, they wouldn't be running it. The fact that it only opened last week is a testament to them taking all the time they needed to make sure it was safe. Which I am grateful for. A safe ride is worth the wait. At least we haven't been waiting like Knoebel's has. Flying Turns definitely turned into a long, ongoing project. I digress, my first spin on WS is Friday...I can't wait!


Joe
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