Well, we’re here today at Cedar Point in
Sandusky, Ohio – the roller coaster capital of the world. And we’re about to attempt
the impossible. I’m gonna try to ride all 18 roller coasters in one day. We got off set to kind of a late start. The park is open from 10:00 till 8:00. We got
here at 11 and that means we’ve got 9 hours to ride 18 coaster, that’s roughly two roller
coasters per hour. I’ve got my daughter Sadie with today. That’s the beauty of being a homeschool dad. We go on a school day, May 21 where it’s not quite as crowded today, a little overcast so the odds are in our favor. We gotta get moving, so come one, let’s go! First up – The Gatekeeper! What a great way to start the day. Now we’re gonna try the Wicked Twister. Come on. Let’s go! Well obviously we’re not gonna get all
18 roller coasters in today because Planet Snoopy is not open today. So that
means we’re not gonna be going on Snoopy’s Express Railroad and the
Peanuts Road Rally roller coasters. So that means we gained a little time.
We’re gonna go for 16 instead of 18, but next up, the Iron Dragon. Looks like fun. Come on, let’s go. Well, that was a pretty good ride for probably back in the 80s, but or maybe for beginners, but that Iron Dragon was more like a paper dragon. it did pick up at the end, but there’s bigger and better ones ahead. Come on, let’s go to the Millineum, . . . Is that what’s next ? The Millineum Force. The Millineum Force. Come on. Wow, it’s not often you go on a ride and have your ears pop. Now that’s a roller coaster. Next up – Rougarou. Come on. We just finished the Rougarou and it was
a rough one. My heads like like a pinball machine bouncing between the head pads. Next it’s time for the Maverick Let’s see what the Old West has to offer. Come on. Well, that was definitely the best one so
far. I forgot how much I love the Maverick. Now it’s time to move on to Steel
Vengence. Come on, let’s go! Next up we’re sticking with the Old West theme. We’re
going to the Cedar Creek Mine Ride. Well that was pretty tame, but it did have a few sharp turns and twists and I can’t complain. It only took five minutes to get through the line, so it’s time to people let’s go. We’re about to go on the Gemini. Fortunately, it’s only a
five-minute wait. We should be on in no time. Let’s have it. Wow, the Gemini was a lot better than I
thought it was gonna be. I thought it’d be like an old rickety thing, but it’s actually pretty smooth. Kind of jerky at the end, but it was worth it, and now we’re on to the Pipe Scream. We just got done with a Pipe Scream,
which was pretty smooth, but definitely a ride you want to do before lunch, not after. We’re getting ready to do the Magnum – my favorite ride at all Cedar Point. Let’s go and have some fun, shall we? Wow, the Magnum’s a lot bumpier than I remember it 30 years ago, but still a lot of fun. I’m
have to pay my chiropractor a visit. Well, up next is a ride that I’m really a
little bit nervous about. It’s called the Dragster. And, uh yeah, I’ve been nervous about this long time, and today’s the day, I’m gonna give it a shot. Maybe. Well it was a long wait for the Dragster and I don’t mind. We’re gonna try the Corkscrew first, come back to the Dragster a little bit later. Let’s give it a shot. Come on. We just finished the corkscrew, which is appropriately named, as I think I’ve screwed up my back. Fortunately it was a short ride, only about two loops and you’re done. Now it’s time for one of the newer rides called the Valravn. Looks pretty exciting. Let’s give it a shot. Come on. Wow, the Valravn is one of the smoothest ride so far in the park. And now it’s time every go is an oldie but a goodie – The Raptor. Come on. I forgot how much left the Raptor was. That thing was smooth and exciting. And now it’s time for one I’m not looking
forward to – the Blue Streak, probably the oldest roller coaster at the park and also
the ricketiest. My back hurts just looking at this thing, but we got a knock it up
list. So let’s go. Here we are back at Steel Vengeance. We
tried earlier, but it was an hour and half wait. And it looks like it’s still an hour and half wait. Let’s give it a shot. Hopefully we can get this done quick. Come on, let’s go! Back at the dragster for the third time now. The first hand we came, the line was too long. The second time they had a malfunction. And now we’re running out of time. It’s now or never. I kind of wish it was never
because it’s still a little bit nervous. But we’re gonna see what happened. I know it’s back open. Come on. Wow, that Dragster was the longest
17-second ride of my life, but it was more exhilarating than I ever imagined.
Well, here we are at Steel Vengeance once again. We’ve tried a
couple times today. The lines were too long. Now we’ve done every roller coaster in the park. It’s 7:30. The last one. Let’s see if we get on and make this thing happen. Come on! Wow, we did it! We hit every single roller
coaster at Cedar Point in one day, except for the Snoopy ones, but those
don’t really count. So that’s 16 out of 16. And if I had to rank my top five, number 5 goes to The Raptor. I’ve always loved that. It’s always what my favorites.
It’s still exciting. Number four has to go to the Dragster. It was a surprise to me
because I was scared to go on it. But it’s amazing. Number three: Valravn. It’s a newer one, but it was a lot of fun. So smooth. Number two – the Maverick. It’s a classic.
It’s been around forever, and still exciting. Number one, not just roller coaster, but
the number one ride I’ve ever been on in my life has to be the Steel Vengeance. That thing was beyond amazing, and it was lightning fast. It’s so exciting you have to try it. In fact,
I’m curious. What is your favorite roller coaster you’ve ever been on? Leave a comment below. I’d love to hear from you. And we will see you next time for another
installment of Manly Moments.