Cedar Point’s crews removed the Space Spiral this morning. This video, provided by Cedar Point, shows the demolition.
The Sandusky amusement park took out the ride to make room for its first winged coaster, GateKeeper.
(NOTE - To see related photos, click HERE.)
Contractors first worked with park maintenance staff to cut into the base of the ride, weakening it. Then a shaped charge was attached to precise points, and about 10 pounds of explosives triggered the 330-foot tower to fall. Workers calculated precisely where the tower would land and dug a large hole into the fall zone to cushion the impact of the cabin area.
The Space Spiral was in operation since 1965.