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December 26, 2001, 9:01A

Where did the frontier lift start and stop (in present day CP).

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I am the drummer and yes the Medina Drumline DOES prefer the rhythm method.

2001 MF Count : 46
2001 Maggie Count : 84
2001 DT Count : 119
Total 2001 Food expenses : $5.00

December 26, 2001, 9:23A

The lift ran from 1968 to 1985.  One of it's stations was where the Iron Dragon station is today.  The other one is that one fancy looking bathroom next to Snake River.  I found this on www.pointhype.com/cponle/index.html This is a very cool site with lots of CP history.
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-Chris Woodard
"Mean Streak would be better if they replaced the square wheels with round ones."
December 26, 2001, 9:57A

i really wish they still had that thing. i get really tired of wakling from the midway back to frontier town!@!
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I am the drummer and yes the Medina Drumline DOES prefer the rhythm method.

2001 MF Count : 46
2001 Maggie Count : 84
2001 DT Count : 119
Total 2001 Food expenses : $5.00

December 26, 2001, 10:07A

Some of the hardware is still in the top level of the building between Mine Ride and Snake..
December 26, 2001, 12:38P

I'll have to take a look net time i'm there!
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I am the drummer and yes the Medina Drumline DOES prefer the rhythm method.

2001 MF Count : 46
2001 Maggie Count : 84
2001 DT Count : 119
Total 2001 Food expenses : $5.00

December 26, 2001, 12:52P

Yah, I also wish they still had something like that.  I usually take the train to avoid the long walk.  I wish they had something that went from the area near the back Sky Ride station that would take you back toward the Gemini area. 

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-Chris Woodard
"Mean Streak would be better if they replaced the square wheels with round ones."

December 26, 2001, 1:16P

Actualy, rob, there is not much in there. I was in there a few times this summer and the only remaining items of the frontier lift are the dock box(with names of peeps that used to work the ride all over it)the arows painted on the floor, and some i beams that used to have the ride mounted to them. Park operations keeps items such as measuring devices for the rides and cleaning supplies inside there, also electrical supplies such as bulbs and thing are in a sepperate room up there.
December 26, 2001, 2:29P

anyone else haver old pictures (or know of any) of the frontier lift??
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I am the drummer and yes the Medina Drumline DOES prefer the rhythm method.

2001 MF Count : 46
2001 Maggie Count : 84
2001 DT Count : 119
Total 2001 Food expenses : $5.00

December 26, 2001, 5:21P

There is one picture in the history section of that web page I mentioned in a previous post.
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-Chris Woodard
"Mean Streak would be better if they replaced the square wheels with round ones."
December 27, 2001, 12:04P

Actually, for whoever misses the Frontier Lift to reduce the tedious walk time between the midway and Frontier Town, don't feel too bad.  The Frontier Lift regularly had a 30 minute or longer wait time.  It was always faster to walk.

-- Harley

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CP fan since 68.

December 27, 2001, 12:53P

Yeah but still, you didn't have to walk!!

(I'm sooo lazy)!!!!

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December 27, 2001, 1:33P

My thought.....try to get to the area you want to go to, as quickly as possible. The faster you get there, the more time you have to ride the rides! 
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ENJOY THE REST OF YOUR DAY HERE AT CEDAR POINT...AMERICA'S ROCKIN ROLLER COAST. *CLEAR*
December 27, 2001, 5:34P

at the very bottem of this page

 http://www.thepointol.com/boneyardfeature.html
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Excuse me, where is the 10:00 Laser Show Presented by FirstEnegry??

December 30, 2001, 4:34P

yea, but it was one of the few peaceful breaks, especially at night. There is nothing to compare now...
December 30, 2001, 6:11P

crashoverride, Actually that's a error on that website. By looking at pictures in my collection and in the gallery on this site, the Frontier Lift had a box type cable cars similar to what the Sky Ride uses. The link you gave show, I belive, cars that are from Dorney Park and I belive rumor was it that those were supposed to go into Camp Snoopy(Someone please correct me if I am wrong).
If you want the some nice pictures, visit the gallery section on this site. There are several history pictures from members of this site there.
Also I belive if you do a search, a few months back someone actually used some aerial shots of the park and drew lines where the Frontier Lift would be.
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Andrew
http://www.experiencethepoint.com

*** This post was edited by Andrew on 12/30/2001. ***

December 30, 2001, 8:52P

Nope.. you're right Andrew...

The cars were the same as the ones currently used. The ones int he pic are the ones from Dorney... and .. well.. who knows where they may show up

December 31, 2001, 3:05A

The Frontier Lift, the old trail, and the Western Cruise are all parts of Cedar Point I miss badly.

I may be mistaken, but I believe the gondolas now used on the Sky Ride were taken from the Frontier Lift after it closed (and painted, of course).  Seems to me I read that long ago.  If that's true, I'm not certain what became of the original Sky Ride gondolas.

December 31, 2001, 4:46A

Does Anyone Know The Real Reason Why The Frontier Lift Closed?
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One Time Me And My Friends Rode The Mine Ride 25 Times In A Row For Fun, And Gave The Ride Op's A Thumbs Up Back. I Think We Annoyed The Heck Outta Them
December 31, 2001, 5:49A

I think it closed specifically because people can now walk to Frontier whereas before the walkways the only way to get there was the lift or the train.  Why spend money keeping a lift going that is really not needed anymore. 
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I'd rather die living than live like I'm dead
December 31, 2001, 6:15A

True..very true.....And half the fun is bragging how much you walked just to ride the mine ride
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One Time Me And My Friends Rode The Mine Ride 25 Times In A Row For Fun, And Gave The Ride Op's A Thumbs Up Back. I Think We Annoyed The Heck Outta Them
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