See my comment below for what this is and why it has been re-uploaded with relevant links, a title watermark, and convenient time code. THIS IS A VERY INTERESTING LOOK AT THE DAY IN THE LIFE OF CEDAR POINT regardless of the year it was filmed. It is a re-upload of a previous popular upload with a brief copyrighted music section edited out of the laser show. Essentially insignificant. I took the opportunity to add a convenient timecode and video playlist links. I hope you enjoy the efforts and this look into the behind the scenes of an excellent Discovery Channel vintage 2001 feature.
Info from the box and the Internet: “TV Special Alternate Title: Discovery Sunday. Original airdate July 16, 2001. Program description: A documentary about Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio. Cedar Point grew from an old-fashioned amusement park in 1867 to a 364-acre, record-breaking ”America’s Roller Coast.“ The park is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the park with the largest number of amusement rides and attractions in the world (68), and the largest number of roller coasters in the world (14). Overlooking Lake Erie, Cedar Point is home to a number of Top 10-ranking roller coasters, including Millennium Force, Magnum XL-200 and Raptor. Executive Producers: Erik Nelson, Suzy Geller Wolf Genre: Documentary”
This shows Millennium Force and Mean Streak being inspected, Hotel Breakers, .. more to type up as I get to it.
This is a refined upload of a previous popular upload that got over 50k views. I did this for two reasons:
1) There was a music copyright claim on terrible obscure music used during the relatively insignificant laser show short segment. the tech talk is still there and interesting. so all things considered it’s not a bad thing.
2) I took the opportunity to add a convenient time code and refine my playlist thumbnail links which people do click on and I would find helpful myself as viewer. I currently have over 500 uploads of videos shot from 2006 thru present and more that I haven’t uploaded yet or moved form my old live shows channel. The most vids I shot were in 2008 and 2016.
Note that the original VHS program is presented here in the correct aspect ratio 4:3 full frame so there was pillar boxed room on the left and right sides to accomplish my relevant design additions. I added a title watermark to the bottom of the program because not everyone understood it’s from 2001.
It is a very interesting feature. The core behind-the-scenes daily activities are not that much different than today. And it is very well done. They cover a lot of material in less than an hour. This is good free promotion for the park and Discovery Channel imho
It’s also interesting to see how the park has changed yet maintains it’s Cedar Point amusement park identity as the roller coaster capital of the world and Mid-west family vacation destination on a Lake Erie peninsula. A very unique and esthetically interesting place to visit and document. I see or learn something every time I’m there as a Platinum Season Pass holder once a week since 2006.
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Tech Notes: VHS to Mac Pro via SONY TRV-30 MiniDV Camcorder analog pass-thru to iMovie HD Export to MOV. Burn to DVD-R with Roxio Popcorn or Toast Titanium. DVD-R MacBookPro Retina 2.5GHz with LG Blu-ray drive rip’d with Handbrake software custom settings MP4, H.264, Avg Bitrate 2500 2-pass encoding & Turbo first pass, Variable framerate same as source. Encoder Options: Very slow, Profile Main, Level 4.1. Picture Settings original aspect ratio, Deinterlace Slow.