UPCOMING TRIP

I am looking forward to a trip I have coming up in October. As a belated birthday gift, my godparents, grandmother, parents and I are going to Cleveland and Sandusky, Ohio. If you know anything about me, you know I love to travel. You might also know that I love roller coasters, and I am going to the “Roller Coaster Capitol of the World”, Cedar Point. I have been to Cedar Point twice before, and I absolutely love that place!

But more than Cedar Point, I am going to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Again, I have been to the Hall of Fame before, but it is such a cool place, I’d happily go back there again and again. I love this place so much and I honestly could spend all day there…and have.
My Aunt and dad were born in Cleveland, so I am sure it’s almost like going home to them. I have only been to the downtown area of Cleveland, so I am looking forward to exploring the city.

So going back to Cedar Point, it will be an especially cool trip for me because I am going during Halloween Haunt. That is where the park redoes everything and revamps it for…duh!…Halloween. I love Halloween and stuff like that so I am so looking forward to this!
Cedar Point has an incredible eighteen roller coasters. Cedar Point is so big, there is no way in Holy Hell you can do it all in one day. That actually brings me to my next point: the hotel we are staying at. We are staying at Hotel Breakers. I have stayed here once before two years ago. Let me just say: OH MY GOD! This hotel is absolutely amazing! It is honestly one of the nicest hotels I have ever stayed at, and I’ve been to the Atlantis in the Bahamas!

Probably my favorite roller coaster at Cedar Point is Millennium Force. This monster of a coaster is 310 feet tall and reaches speeds of 93 miles per hour. It’s not a short ride, either. It’s 2 ½ minutes long and over 6,500 feet long. It is one of the longest roller coasters in the world. Millennium Force isn’t that intense, but the “fun” element is legit! This ride is fast and fun.

However, I am sure that opinion will change with this visit. Because last year, Cedar Point redid their wooden roller coaster, Mean Streak. Mean Streak was a 162 foot wooden roller coaster that was braked to death! It was rough, bumpy, and not generally well received. Cue RMC, (Rocky Mountain Construction). They tore out the wooden track and replaced it with steel track, but kept the wood supports. Everyone who has ridden the product of that conversion, Steel Vengeance, is saying this is the greatest roller coaster ever made. I cannot say that for myself because I have not ridden it…yet. Steel Vengeance is 205 feet tall and has a 90 degree (straight down and completely vertical) drop. It has the most “airtime” in the world at 25 seconds’ worth in a 2 minute ride. That’s roughly ¼ of the ride you are out of your seat! For those of you who don’t know what airtime is, it’s the weightless feeling you get on rides, especially roller coasters. Adrenaline junkies like me live for this feeling! I can’t wait to experience this ride for myself!

So in closing, I am really looking forward to mixing my favorite holiday (excluding St. Patrick’s Day) and my favorite park! I want to thank my mom and Aunt for making this trip possible in the first place. Thank you for reading and as always, feel free to comment!

-Tom

Author: AuTom Spectrum Blog

I have Autism and am a self-advocate and public speaker. On the side I do stand-up comedy. I live in Baltimore County and have an AMAZING girlfriend

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