With Cedar Point, it's pretty much all winds. You get some real gusts blowing off of the lake. Is there any other park out there that has as many coasters valley as the Point? (At least, now that Batman and Robin: The Chiller is gone!)
Good Lord that sounds expensive. You'd think they would have a better system, but I guess it really is quite rare so it's not worth it to fully prepared for that situation.
You get everyone off, and winch it back.