Last week, Quicken Loans took some of us interns (associates) to The Roller Coaster Capital of the World. That’s right, we went to Cedar Point. What was really cool about the trip was that our tickets and bus (the bus was very nice, by the way) were paid for by Quicken Loans.
We boarded the bus at 8am and left for a fun filled day. After a 2 hour (though it seemed to be much shorter) ride, we were there. The place where steel, fear, and friends mesh to make for a truly unique experience.
While picking up our tickets, a bird left a little present on fellow intern Mark Messing’s Diff shirt. He was disappointed since I’m sure his DIFF shirt is his favorite, so he went and immediately cleaned it off.
Upon entering the park, we immediately went to Top Thrill Dragster, the ride that goes over 400 feet and 120 miles per hour. It was incredibly intense so we got picture ($12 later). Check out our Diff shirts!
After filling up with food (while it rained for a few minutes), we trekked off to Millenium Force, a $25 million 305-foot steel monster. During our long wait Cedar Point had a fairly decent DJ mixing up some new (and old) tracks. It was fun to look around and see everyone dancing in line and forgetting about the 2 hour wait that lie ahead. The ride, of course, was absolutely amazing. It wasn’t my first time, but I was still surprised by the speeds, g-forces, and the hill.
After recovering on some bumper cars, the Iron Dragon, and a few other civilized rides, we went on MaXair. Described by Cedar Point as a “Giant Frisbee thrill ride” (do I want to ride a frisbee?), I was really impressed by MaXair. It had a wait time of only 20 minutes and it travels at 70 mph. Not bad.
After playing some games and eating some more food, it was time to leave. On our way out to the bus, I happened to see a flash of gold and navy blue on the side of a bus. Could it be? Yes!, it was! The University of Toledo (where I go to school) had brought a bus. No one happened to be at the bus, so I took a nice picture.
The ride back was filled with karaoke through the bus’s microphone.
It was a wonderful day. Thank you Quicken Loans!