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 Review of Cedar Creek Mine Ride @ Cedar Point
1 Rating Posted by: PhantomNik on 2/18/2008 6:12:00 PM
Cedar Creek Mine Ride (CCMR) certainly does have a wide variety of reviews here at TPC. And although I like pretty much all coasters in general for what they are, be it family, wooden, mice, or bigger steel offerings, I will occasionally come across a coaster that is, for lack of a better term, just disappointing. CCMR is one of those coasters. This mine train coaster located back in Cedar Points Frontier Town looks nice enough, with an appropriate western look to the queue and station, but unfortunately it rides much worse than it looks. I will say that the coaster isnt exactly terrible, but one thing that really hampers it (in my opinion anyway) are the trains. I found them to be very cramped and rather uncomfortable. If I want a pretzel, I will visit a snack stand, not experience it with my legs in a coaster car. I thought the capacity was great, as the line flew and in no time we were squeezing in. And the ride started off going through a neat tunnel before the first lift. But then once the ride started, it was a pretty big let down. The layout is rather tame for a mine ride, and overall the ride borders on slow and boring. CCMR does redeem itself somewhat with the one drop to the lake and the ending helix, but those two brighter spots do not overshadow the other shortcomings this coaster has. Essentially, CCMR ends up being a below average mine train coaster, with a sluggish course and uncomfortable trains. The setting is good, and it has the one nice drop, but other than that its a coaster you can ride once and be perfectly content to move on. Kids will probably like it, but for the rest of us it just fails to deliver even an average ride experience, while also dishing out extremely low thrills and, sadly, very little fun.

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shag9004 on 2/18/2008 8:28:29 PM said:
Good review. I would agree with you, but this last time we visited Cedar Point was during Halloween time and the CCMR is a hoot to ride at night. One of the mist machines was directly under the track and you could see absolutely nothing while riding. To me, it bumped the score up a few notches.
PhantomNik on 2/21/2008 1:12:05 PM said:
Thats pretty interesting. We didnt ride this when we were at Halloweekends a couple years back, but the type of ride you just described sounds like a lot more fun than the normal daytime version of CCMR. And yes, a ride like that would certainly bump up the score without a doubt. Ill have to check it out the next time were there in October.
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