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.
Official Park Website
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!
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.”