Cedar Point says new rides, renovations coming

Pipe Scream, Lake Erie Eagles to open next summer

Author: Halston Herrera, Senior News Editor for ClickOnDetroit.com, @ClickOnHalston, hherrera@wdiv.com
Published On: Aug 27 2013 08:43:13 AM EDT
SANDUSKY, Ohio -

Cedar Point is bringing two new rides and some big renovation plans to the amusement park.

Joining the lineup of rides next summer will be Pipe Scream, a Disk’O Coaster, and Lake Erie Eagles, a Flying Scooters ride.

Located along the Gemini Midway, Pipe Scream is billed as “combining the best of a roller coaster and a flat ride in one.”

Riders will spin and coast over 302 feet of track, reaching a maximum height of 43 feet above the midway and a top speed of 43 mph.

Pipe Scream is manufactured by Zamperla, Parsippany, N.J.

Across from Pipe Scream, Lake Erie Eagles will also soar onto the Gemini Midway. Riders on Lake Erie Eagles will sit in one of eight ride carriages that are suspended from arms located more than 28 feet above the ground. As the ride begins its cycle, the carriages will swing outward simulating the sensation of flight.

A paddle on the carriages will allow guests to alter their flight experience from mild to wild.

Lake Erie Eagles is manufactured by Larson International, Inc., Plainview, Texas. 

In addition to the Gemini Midway improvements, Camp Snoopy, celebrating 15 years of family fun at Cedar Point, will also see enhancements. The kid-friendly Frog Hopper ride will be relocated to Camp Snoopy and re-themed as Woodstock’s Airmail while the Jr. Gemini roller coaster will be renamed Wilderness Run and its entrance will be moved into Camp Snoopy. These two popular rides will join other family favorites such as the Tilt-A-Whirl, Lolli Swing and Camp Bus and will bring Camp Snoopy’s ride count up to an impressive nine rides, many of which parents can ride side-by-side with their children.

“We are excited about these new additions to the park,” said Jason McClure, incoming Vice President and General Manager of Cedar Point. “Following the successful introduction of GateKeeper, we believe these new rides and upgrades will continue to make Cedar Point the perfect vacation destination for families of all ages.”

The beginning of a two-year Hotel Breakers renovation project will also commence this winter. Phase one will include upgrading a portion of the exterior of Hotel Breakers, while phase two will take place over the 2014-2015 winter season and will feature upgrades to both the exterior and interior of the hotel.

IMAGES: Renderings of Cedar Point's new rides, renovations

Published On: Aug 27 2013 08:14:19 AM EDT
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The Pipe Scream