Worlds Fastest Roller Coaster

Worlds Fastest Roller Coaster

For two years we have been trying to plan a family trip to Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio.  For some reason our family thinks thrill rides that make you want to cry, scream and throw up all at the same time are fun.  This year my wife took control (not that I was ever in control), set a date and told me “we are going”. So like any other broke father of two I said, “sounds good”.

A seven-hour ride in an RV with my wife, two daughters (one is a teenager), brother-in- law, his wife, my niece, my nephew, my mother-in-law and father-in-law we arrived in Sandusky.  Of course with three guys working the directions we took a wrong turn and headed into the park down a road not made for large vehicles, at least that’s what the dozen or so signs said that we passed.  The view of Lake Erie was beautiful; the look on the people’s faces standing in their front yards shaking their heads at us was not. The rest of the story of the RV trip belongs in a psychology publication.

Top Thrill Dragster = 0-120 mph in 3.8 seconds and is over 400 feet tall.
Millennium Force is the longest roller coaster I have been on.  It is ridiculously fast and has a crazy first drop.  This ride was the first time I saw my father-in-law pray.
The Maverick– A fast and smooth coaster where the first drop is past vertical, it goes through a dark tunnel and was the first ride that my 10 year old nephew rode the front car.

I thought there was no way he would ride in the front, especially since the last time we went to the amusement park we had the poor kid crying on much smaller rides.  Once we were strapped in and past the point of no return I told Zack I thought he would chicken out.  His quick response made me smile.

“I told you I was going to ride in the front with you so I’m riding in the front with you” is what he told me.  If he keeps that attitude he will be successful at anything he does.

Doing what we say we will do is a policy and attitude at Mid-States Concrete.  This attitude has helped us build great relationships and repeat business with our partners.

As for visiting Cedar Point…Do it!  Go in May before school is out and try to go on a weekday.  The lines are much shorter.  If you stay at a hotel on the property you can also enter the park an hour before the public.

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