When Cedar Plains opened for the first time under it's new name for the 1993 season, people instantaneously started flocking to the new coaster on the block, Demon Force!
Even with an efficient three-train operation, multi-hour long lines were still reported for Demon Force opening week.
Another full house about to plunge down the first drop!!
All in all, despite being the most popular attraction at Cedar Plains, reviews for Demon Force were rather mixed. The new coaster relieved large amounts of praise for its first half. The first drop and loop have received tons of praise for being forceful and thrilling and the 230 foot second drop into the abyss is widely considered to be one of the greatest elements on any coaster.
However, the second that the train traverses through the batwing inversion, is when the not-so-good part of the ride begins. Why? One word. HEADBANGING.
and lots of it. Especially during the batwing and the corkscrew after the second loop.
However, the most painful part of the ride with the most headbanging happens during the very last element of the ride, the trick track. Where both sides of your head slam into the restraint in succession with one another, leaving you with a pretty intense pain on both sides of your head before the brake run.
While Demon Force has a lot of elements that are fun and exciting, some parts are very rough and a bit painful, leading to a rather polarizing coaster experience. Some people love it while others hate it. However, one can't deny the sheer popularity of the ride as it became known all throughout the country, appearing in magazines and roller coaster books everywhere.
Other rides at Cedar Plains are still getting a lot of love! A good example would be Energizer, the Schwarzkopf-built Enterprise.
Twist And Shout is closed again due to maintenance issues...While this Eyerly Roll-O-Plane is a classic, it has become rather costly to maintain...It's definitely foreseeable that this ride could get removed in the near future.
GoldRusher Express still provides a gentle, yet fun ride experience perfect for families or thrill seekers looking to mellow out!
The park's sole woodie, Forest Flyer has been getting some not-so-good feedback for being rough at times, however it still gets a lot of praise for it's high amount of airtime!