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p. 2030 - Top Thrill 2 announced!

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Hey everybody!


This thread is simple! Rather than having a million little threads about everything that goes on at Cedar Point, this thread is designed to consolidate it all into one user-friendly thread. Feel free to use it to post updates, trip reports, questions, comments, and of course, general discussion. For pictures and videos of the park as well as past updates, see TPR's Park Index Page.


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Below are some links to past updates from the park, you may be interested in. Enjoy!






February 17th, 2005 - Two men sue Cedar Point for July 2044 Top Thrill Dragster cable snapping incident - SEE BELOW!

February 24th, 2005 - John Hildebrandt replace Dan Keller as Cedar Point General Manager

April 17th, 2005 - MaXair testing begins

July 18th, 2006 - S&S Screamin Swing rumored for 2006

October 31st, 2005 - Shyhawk, high capacity S&S Screaming Swing officially announced for 2006



February 22nd, 2006 - Maverick concept art

May 8th, 2006 – Pics of footers for CP’s new coaster!

Sep 6th, 2006 - Maverick, Cedar Point's 17th Coaster Announced!



Jan 9th, 2007 - Construction tour of Maverick.

Aril 3rd, 2007 - Heartline roll canyon complete!

Aril 10th, 2007 - Pictures of Maverick Testing!

May 8th, 2007 - Opening of Maverick Delayed for track modifications!

May 17th, 2007 - The Heartline Roll is being replaced by an “s-curve”!

May 24th, 2007 - The trackwork changes are complete and will open on Saturday!

May 26th, 2007 - accident on Magnum injures 3

August 17th, 2007 - Cedar Point starts teasing about 2008 addition



January 10th, 2008 - Planet Snoopy announced for 2008



April 7th, 2009 - Starlight Experience announced along the Frontier Trail

July 26th, 2009 - Nik Wallenda uses the Sky Ride cable as a tight rope

Sept. 3rd, 2009 - Shoot the Rapids Announced!

Sept. 3rd, 2009 - Shoot the Rapids Video

Oct. 21st, 2009 - Demon Drop headed to Knott's

Dec. 10th, 2009- StR boats arrive & Demon Drop completely gone



Feb. 11th, 2010 - Sandusky proposes raise to admissions tax

April 14th, 2010 - New Spring Fever ticket offering

July 3rd, 2010 - Markings begin to appear at Cedar Point again

Aug.24th, 2010 - Cedar Point announces new ride for 2011 - Windseeker

Sept. 22, 2010 - Mean streak catches fire, but unfortunately no severe damage



Jan. 7th, 2011 - Coastermania Details Announced.

Feb. 11th, 2011 - Pink's gourmet hot dogs coming to CP

August 19th, 2011 - Dinosaurs Alive announced for 2012



February 2nd, 2012 - Details on CoasterMania 2012

April 5th, 2012 - Information on Fast Lane pricing

April 13th, 2012 - Luminosity announced

May 15th, 2012 - Opening Weekend 2012 Trip Report

May 30th, 2012 - Wing Rider to be built for 2013 (Disaster Transport and Space Spiral leaving)

August 13th, 2012 - Park to build Gatekeeper, a B&M Wing Rider in 2013!

September 7th, 2012 - Awesome aerial photos of the park!

September 12th, 2012 - Video showing Space Spiral being demolished!

November 5th, 2012 - Gatekeeper construction goes vertical!

December 2nd, 2012 - Gatekeeper lift hill completion photos!

December 2nd, 2012 - $60 million reinvestment for park hotels over the next three years!



January 16th, 2013 - New Gatekeeper Pics!

January 30th, 2013 - Cedar Point launches 'Easy Pay' payment plan option

February 8th - Gatekeeper Construction Update

February 27th, 2013 - Gatekeeper's track is completed.

February 27th, 2013 - Gatekeeper First Flight Photos!

April 11th, 2013 - Gatekeeper First Ride Auction details released!

April 26th, 2013 - Dump truck accidentally damages Blue Streak

July 19th, 2013 - Shoot the Rapids accident

August 27th, 2013 - Park releases video with new rides for 2014

October 30th, 2013 - GM John Hildebrandt retires at the end of the year

December 5th, 2013 - Cedar Point begins renovating the Hotel Breakers



February 6th, 2014- Registration is opens for Coaster Campout occuring on July 18th and 19th

June 7th, 2014 - Water main break forces guest evacuation from the peninsula

July 27th, 2014 - Cable snaps on Skyhawk injuring 2 and shutting down the ride

September 2nd, 2014 - Park starts teasing about final rides on Mantis

September 18th, 2014 - Cedar Point announces Rougarou

November 24th, 2014 - Good Time Theater to be removed



January 14th, 2015 - Plans for a Dive Coaster in 2016 leaked

August 8th, 2015 - Dive Coaster Info Leaked?

August 10th - 2016 Ride Announcement Unboxing



April 5th, 2016 - Large Multi-purpose sports complex to be added to Cedar Point portfolio



February 26th, 2017 - 2017 Season details announced!

July 18th, 2017 - Steel Vengeance hard hat tour

August 16th, 2017 - Steel Vengeance announced for 2018

October 24th, 2017 - Immediate closure and demolition of both Sandcastle Suites and Xtreme Sports Show arena to make way for an improved boardwalk (and future hotel)



February 26th, 2018 - Details of new changes coming for the 2018 season!

April 25th, 2018 - Steel Vengeance Front Seat POV!



February 26th, 2019 - Details of new additions coming for the 2019 season!

July 3rd, 2019 - Cedar Fair purchases Sawmill Creek Resort ( includes 236 rooms, golf course, marina, beach)

July 12th, 2019 - Cedar Points Nights 2019 details released!



August 9th, 2021 - Wicked Twister's permanent closure announced!



August 1st, 2023, Top Thrill 2 announced!


Maverick Construction Photos



Shoot the Rapids Construction Updates:

Nov. 11th, 2009 - Steel Arrives!

Jan. 26th, 2010

Feb. 10th, 2010

Feb. 15th, 2010

Feb. 20th, 2010

Mar. 2nd, 2010

Mar. 9th, 2010

Mar. 31st, 2010

April 7th, 2010

May 3rd, 2010

June 29th, 2010






http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/ar ... 12/-1/NEWS


2 men sue Cedar Point for roller-coaster injuries


SANDUSKY — Two northeast Ohio residents have sued Cedar Point over injuries they suffered last summer when a cable broke on the amusement park’s Top Thrill Dragster roller coaster.


According to the suit, filed Friday in Erie County Common Pleas Court, Joel Neidenthal of North Canton and Whitney James of Canton were struck by pieces of metal and burned while riding the coaster on July 12, 2004. The complaint also says their hair and clothes were covered with a thick, tar-like substance during the incident.


The suit asks for damages in excess of $25,000 and alleges that Cedar Point failed to properly maintain the ride, which had been plagued by cable malfunctions after opening in May, 2004. Joel Reed, an Akron attorney for the plaintiffs, said his clients “want to make sure this doesn’t happen in the future.”



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I think its just wrong. Puncture wounds arent nearly as bad as scrapes and slashes. They will heal with virtually no scars.


On top of that, if you guys remember, they were given medical attention and further more asked if they wanted any more special attention and all of them denied it and then were released back into the park where they all, from what was reported, stayed till the end of the night.


Then 2 of them went to their hospitals afterwards. Personally, I can understand the "Im not comfortable with anyone else" but if you can be released back into the park to go ride more rides, you certainly didnt suffer much from the incident.


Honestly now...if that were the case I could claim a whole bunch of crap for the pain (physical and mental) Ive suffered at my work, but Im definatly not like that.

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Did this happen in 2004 or 2003 when the ride first opened? I remember the huge 'cable snapping' issue in 2003, because that's when we were there and the ride was down for three days. For some reason, I thought that article might have gotten their dates wrong, unless this happened again in 2004.



We ended up having to wait SEVEN hours to ride!!!!!

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http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stori ... 722&EDATE=


SANDUSKY, Ohio, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cedar Fair, L.P.

(NYSE: FUN), a publicly traded partnership which owns and operates seven

amusement parks and five water parks, today announced that John Hildebrandt

has been named to the position of vice president and general manager of Cedar

Point Resort. Hildebrandt, 55, will replace Dan Keller, who is retiring

effective March 11, 2005, as general manager of Cedar Point. A 31-year

veteran of Cedar Fair, Hildebrandt returns to Cedar Point from Dorney Park &

Wildwater Kingdom where he has served as vice president and general manager

since May 2004. Prior to that, he served as vice president of marketing at

Cedar Point for more than 10 years.


Greg Scheid, 41, will assume Hildebrandt's position as vice president and

general manager of Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom. Scheid, who has been with

Cedar Fair for almost 15 years, has served as head of the merchandise and

games division at Cedar Point since 2001.


"I am very pleased to announce the promotions of John Hildebrandt and Greg

Scheid," said Dick Kinzel, chairman, president and chief executive officer.

"Each has been associated with Cedar Fair for many years, and I know they have

the experience, skills and desire to do an excellent job in their new roles."


Cedar Fair's seven amusement parks are Cedar Point, located on Lake Erie

between Cleveland and Toledo; Knott's Berry Farm near Los Angeles in Buena

Park, California; Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom near Allentown,

Pennsylvania; Geauga Lake near Cleveland, Ohio; Valleyfair near

Minneapolis/St. Paul; Worlds of Fun, located in Kansas City, Missouri; and

Michigan's Adventure near Muskegon, Michigan. The Partnership's water parks

are located near San Diego and in Palm Springs, California, and adjacent to

Cedar Point, Knott's Berry Farm and Worlds of Fun. Cedar Fair also owns and

operates the Castaway Bay Indoor Waterpark Resort in Sandusky, Ohio.



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Stupid question... Will Maxair go in 360 degree rotations? Like upside down? Or just reach the top and swing like a pendilum?


If you mean like does the arm itself to full flip, then no. Although the ride vehicle itself does swing 360 degrees.


The arm will swing to a bit over 180 degrees or so. So basically slightly over half way.


Though when riding Delerium at PKI you really do feel like you are fully upside down.

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Or...they took a picture of Delirium and then changed the colors of the supports and seats. its VERY easy.


I can change colors or add color to BW photos in a couple of hours and make it look realistic. All about hues and swatches.




And it swings to 120 degrees. From sitting down, to 120 thats 30 degrees past 90. So really, the full degree spectrum is 240 degrees.

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