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You make me hot, you make me sigh

Up for a story comic update? Let me share What's Going On In The Phantom (Sundays)? What was The Phantom doing at Trafalgar? March - June 2020 in short.

And with that done, here's the close of Halloweekends 2018 and the end of Cedar Point's season that year.

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A broader view of the grist mill's working parts. It's kind of under-explained, really.


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There is a second floor and they'd rather we did not go up into it .


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The mill's driven by a waterfall, and so here's the waterfall. I trust that in the mill's original location it was not water specifically pumped up to put on a show.


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Small river running beside the grist mill and, past that, runoff water for Snake River falls, the shoot-the-chutes ride.


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Going into ... I'm going to guess the Red Garter Saloon, for an 80s rock concert and the chance to not be quite so wet for a while.


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The show was not this foggy. It's just between the cold, the damp, and going inside my camera fogged up.


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So this is not a picture that shows what it looked like to me, but dang if that isn't some great lighting effects, especially the individuals in the audience.


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Coming near the end of the show here.


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Decoration above the mirror at ... the Red Garter? ... that's so ornate that I wonder if it's a replica --- or maybe even original --- of something from a noteworthy exposition or something.


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Dippin Dots stand soldiering on even though it's like 7 pm, the last Sunday in October, and it's like 12 degrees out and windy.


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Pausing on the railroad tracks, near the back of the park; there's a bunch of animatronic-style props and scenes in the distance.


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View of the Gemini midway in the rain-slicked night, after the close of the park. The building is the Happy Friar and one of the places to get cheese on a stick.


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Here's the front of that Halloweeends sign I mentioned earlier, and what they promise for the parade.


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After-closing view of the Magnum XL-200 station, and (in front) the return leg of the train.


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Going out the hotel gate for the park, with Magnum XL-200's lift hill reaching into the sky.


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After-closing train returning; this may be the last ride with passengers, or possibly an empty train sent after that to let the final riders exit.


Trivia: On 17 June 1880 John Montgovery Ward pitched the second perfect game in National League history. Source: Labor and Capital In 19th Century Baseball, Robert P Gelzheiser.

Currently Reading: Of All Things, Robert Benchley.

Tags: cedar point, halloweekends
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