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CEDAR POINT
Sandusky, Ohio (Abbreviation: CP)
Cedar Fair Entertainment

 

 

icon_STOPPark News - (2/25/15) It seems there may have been a bit of conflicting information sent in regarding the fate of the cars at Cedar Point. According to this news report the park IS removing the Turnpike Cars. Meanwhile the Cadillac Cars are safe for now.
    (2/24/15) A few interesting notes from Cedar Point came out over the weekend. Going along with the removal of the Good Time Theater (which is now 80% complete) the park has already removed the Dodgem and will move it closer to MaXair. The Calypso will also be removed from next to Blue Streak and moved over near the Ferris Wheel where it will be rethemed and renamed as Tiki Twirl, a great throwback to the name of the ride's twin that was removed from the park long ago. To help make room, the kiddie bumper cars will also be moved from Kiddie Kingdom over to Planet Snoopy. Also the Sir Rub a Dub's Tubs and Gazebo will also be removed.
    While there has been some speculation about the possible removal of the Turnpike and Cadillac Cars previously, I'm hearing that it was mentioned that the Cadillac Turnpike Cars would be removed eventually, but I'm not sure if a timeline was set or not. We'll know more as we get closer to seeing just what The Point has in store for the ever growing site they are clearing around the former Good Time Theater.
    In other news, I'm also told that Maverick's trains will get all new restraints this season, dropping the hard should bars and replacing them with the softer padded style restraints used on Intimidator 305.
    (2/6/15) It's not secret that Cedar Point fans have been dying for Cedar Fair management to bring in RMC to give Mean Streak an awesome extreme makeover. While these cries seem to fall on the deaf ears of Cedar Fair management, one fan has decided to take matters into his own hands and with the help of No Limits 2, has built his own version of what an Next Generation Mean Streak could look like and in all honestly, has done a fantastic job too. Check out the video below!

    (1/7/15) Is Cedar Point planning on removing their Skyscraper upcharge ride from Challenge Park? Currently it is no longer listed on the Challenge Park webpage in the list of attractions, though it is still mentioned in the top paragraph about Challenge Park. Just something to keep an eye on...
    (12/30/14) According to this report, the new Quaker Steak & Lube restaurant coming in 2015 next to the Castaway Bay waterpark resort will actually replacing the current TGIFridays restaurant which will close down for good on January 1st.
    (12/28/14) Our friends at Theme Park Adventure report that Cedar Point will open a new Quaker Steak & Lube restaurant next to their Castaway Bar indoor waterpark resort in May 2015.
    I've eaten at a few of these around the country and the food and atmosphere is always good. If you are a fan of onion rings, a big order is a must, as they are served stacked high around a car antenna.
    (11/26/14) The official CP Blog says goodbye to the Good Time Theater this week, confirming that the show arena is being removed to make room for a future expansion project. The building started out in 1975 as the Cedar Point Cinema, showing IMAX movies for a number of years before turning into a show theater for “Snoopy Rocks! On Ice” in 2002.
    (10/15/14) The latest update to the Cedar Point blog goes into detail about the ongoing massive refurbishment taking place at the Hotel Breakers that will see the famous resort hotel reopen in 2015. Pictures taken inside the Breakers show that they’ve stripped down the hotel to the bare wood framework and completely rebuilding it from the inside out in order to preserve this famous icon for years to come, while bringing it up to the standards of today’s guests.

 

icon_STOP2015 - Rougarou - Confirmed - (2/2/15) The Rougarou Files Volume 3 has been posted by Cedar Point, going over a bit more about how the idea to convert Mantis into Rougarou, swithing from a Stand-Up coaster to a Floorless train design came about.

    (10/24/14) Well Cedar Point fans… Mantis has officially closed… kicked the bucket… shuffled off this mortal coil! While the conversion and rebirth of the attraction as Rougarou next year is well under way, the trains have already been removed and I know some of you are already wondering what will become of them. It seems many of the generic parts can be saved and reused as replacement parts for other B&M trains, while the front end of one train will actually be donated to the National Roller Coaster Museum.
    In the meantime, check out a new video from the park called the Rougarou Files added below.

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    (9/19/14) Cedar Point quietly released the beast into the world today… confirming all our rumors for the past several months. Mantis will become Rougarou, getting an all new paint job and new B&M Floorless trains, transforming this Stand-Up coaster into a new beast entirely. Check out the great new animation below.



    (9/2/14) BREAKING - The rumors appear to be true. Cedar Point's latest announcement says that MANTIS will get "squashed" on October 19th. If the rest of the rumor follows through, we'll see it reborn as a B&M Floorless coaster next season, with a brand new name, possibly one themed to Lebron James.

    (8/8/14) According to Screamscape sources, the new paint test on Mantis is indeed linked to a plan to renovate the coaster from a stand-up design into a more popular B&M Floorless design that will also be renamed if they go ahead with the plan.
    (8/7/14) Lots of strange rumors coming from Cedar Point this summer… including many who are quite persistent that not only will Mantis likely get a name change in the future (Not sure if this is the King James coaster or not) but could possibly get converted from being a stand-up coaster into using either regular B&M Sit Down trains, or a possible full conversion into a Floorless coaster instead, for higher capacity and better guest reviews, as Mantis is said to just not be popular with park guests any longer.
    Of course Cedar Point is always full of crazy rumors each and every summer, so there is no way to tell if this is true at all. Only that it is certainly possible. Adding a little more fuel to the fire about Mantis is a a very small section of the ride has been repainted in some dramatic new colors as a test on the box-beam.
   (7/30/14) Note: The real French word for Werewolf is apparently Loupgarou, while Rougarou is apparently a Cajun and French Canadian variant on the spelling, with their own special lore for the legendary creature known across French Louisiana. Apparently some Native Americans and First Nations folklore also refer to it as the Rugaru, where the legend seems to crossed with that of the Sasquatch and Wendigo as well. And of course, if you love monster hunters... we’ve also seen a couple of them featured over the years on the long-running TV series, Supernatural.
    (7/24/14) Cedar Point held a unique opportunity for select fans to camp out in the park overnight last weekend, calling the event the Coaster Campout. In what seems to be a sure fire hint about the park’s 2015 addition, they called the temporary campground “Camp Rou”… as in Rougarou? You know, the unknown trademarked name Cedar Fair filed for not long ago that is the French Cajun / French Canadian word for Werewolf?  Adding fuel to the fire, CP’s Tony Clark tweeted out that night, “Currently working diligently on 2015. Did I spel that rite? More importantly, did I say it right...”  Take from this what you will…but unless it is another bit of deception (Whyte Lightning anyone?) my money is on the 2015 attraction being named Rougarou. But what will it be?! A coaster? A new dark ride? Or something else entirely.

 

2015 - Hotel Breakers Refurbishment - Confirmed - (10/30/14) The local news has posted a great video showing off the front entrance to the Hotel Breakers at Cedar Point being demolished right in front of your eyes. By late Spring 2015 it will be replaced with a brand new entrance and lobby area as part of the overall refurbishment to The Point’s famous 500 room hotel.
    (10/15/14) The latest update to the Cedar Point blog goes into detail about the ongoing massive refurbishment taking place at the Hotel Breakers that will see the famous resort hotel reopen in 2015. Pictures taken inside the Breakers show that they’ve stripped down the hotel to the bare wood framework and completely rebuilding it from the inside out in order to preserve this famous icon for years to come, while bringing it up to the standards of today’s guests.
    (12/5/13) Cedar Point has begun this winter’s renovation work at the Hotel Breakers, part of a 3 year, $60 million plan to renovate the historic park hotel. The first half of the project, which has just begun, will see the exterior of the hotel repaired and replaced, including adding a new roof and all new paint. Next winter the restoration work will move indoors.
    (8/28/13) Hotel Breakers will complete the first year of a 2-Year Renovation plan by 2014, with the first year focused entirely on upgrading the outside of the hotel. Year two will focus on upgrading the interior.
    (12/3/12) Cedar Point confirmed that they will spent around $60 million over the next three years to update, improve and restore the park’s on site hotel properties in an effort to lure more guests into multi-day stays at The Point as a destination resort location. Much like his experience with Disney, Matt Ouimet reported that they would be looking at offering a similar “Good, Better, Best” level of resort offerings to cater to families with different budgets.

 

icon_STOP2016 - New Coaster - Rumor - (1/14/15) According to the local news, Cedar Point is in talks with B&M for a new Dive Machine coaster that would cost around $15 million. The Point’s Bryan Edwards confirmed that the B&M coaster is just one of several proposals the park is looking at for the 2016 season. Though likely a coincidence, the same day the Twitter of CP’s TonyClark posted a picture of the closed and soon to be demolished Good Times Theater structure from the air with the message, “That’s a lotta land down there…”
   The site would be a good one to use for the new coaster for sure, especially if combined with the nearby property used for the car ride at the backside of Raptor.

 

 

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Track Record

Cedar Point
Sandusky, Ohio
Cedar Fair Entertainment

Abbreviation: CP

Tickets: as of 10/17/12
Adults (48” or over): $58.99
Child (under 48”): $29.99
Parking: $15.00
Open: Seasonal May - Oct.

Fun Facts
 - During 2012 season The Point removed two coasters: Wildcat was removed entirely in May before the park opened for the season and Disaster Transport closed on July 29th.
 - The Space Spiral was also closed after Labor Day 2012, and demolished with explosives, dropping the tower like a massive tree onto the nearby beach.

Newest Developments:
2014 - Pipe Scream / Lake Erie Eagles

2013 - Gatekeeper

2012 - Dinosaurs Alive & Dragster H20

2011 - Windseeker

2010 - Shoot the Rapids

2009 - Starlight Experience

2008 - Planet Snoopy and Skyscraper

2007 - Maverick

2006 - Skyhawk

2005 - maXair


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