Cedar Point announces new attractions
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Feb 20, 2014 at 11:07 AM
Cedar Point, voted the “Best Amusement Park in the World,” is kicking off its year of family fun with the announcement of even more new attractions for the upcoming season.
The park previously announced the addition of two new rides (Pipe Scream and Lake Erie Eagles), along with changes to Camp Snoopy and the beginning of a two-year renovation project to Hotel Breakers. But the news doesn’t end there.
A trip to Cedar Point isn’t complete without trying some of the park’s mouth-watering food options and this summer’s offerings promise to be the best ever. Early-risers will delight in the addition of a full-service Starbucks (in the former Donut Time) while those looking for quick snacks will enjoy a new Auntie Anne’s and Cinnabon (in Challenge Park).
For the lunch and dinner crowd, Chickie’s and Pete’s Sports Bar (in the former Game Day Grille) joins the all-star lineup of in-park dining options. Recently named as one of the “Ten Best Sports Bars” in the country by USA Today, Chickie’s and Pete’s will feature local sports memorabilia and signature menu items such as Philly Cheese Steaks, Lisa’s Blonde Lobster Pie and their legendary Crabfries.
On the Gemini Midway, a Coca-Cola Freestyle station and a Yogurt Plus will be added near the new Pipe Scream and Lake Erie Eagles family rides.
Later this summer, Cedar Point will take screaming to new heights when it opens its new SlingShot ride. Billed as one of the most exciting vertical thrill rides around, riders on SlingShot will be secured in an open-air two-person capsule before being launched nearly 360 feet into the sky at speeds of up to 62 mph to the second highest point of the Cedar Point skyline – that’s just below the tallest and fastest coaster at the park, Top Thrill Dragster! After a brief feeling of weightlessness, riders will descend back towards Earth before catapulting back up and down until the capsule comes to rest back at the launching point. Manufactured by Funtime in Australia, SlingShot will be located near the Gemini roller coaster and will be an extra charge amusement ride.
“These additions show our commitment to offering our guests the best in family fun for the 2014 season,” stated Jason McClure, vice president and general manager of Cedar Point. “With a collection of 72 rides, including 17 roller coasters, three kids’ areas, live shows, unique and interesting places to eat and spend the night, Cedar Point offers something fun for everyone.”
Cedar Point opens for the 2014 season on Saturday, May 10. For a complete operating schedule, visit cedarpoint.com.