Cedar Point & Holiday World Add Water Rides for 2010

Cedar Point’s Shoot the Rapids Yesterday, Cedar Point announced “Shoot The Rapids” their new water ride for 2010. The park’s many hints and clues via their OnPoint blog and social media sites seemed to hint to a roller coaster. But as with Holiday World’s 2009 Pilgrim Plunge, it seems like parks are starting to hype up and tease even non-roller coasters these days. I ...[Read More]

Cedar Point’s 2010 Attraction

UPDATE 9/4 – Cedar Point announced yesterday that the new ride is a water ride called Shoot the Rapids. I guess my prediction was wrong. Here’s a new post where everyone can discuss the Cedar Point’s Shoot the Rapids. Is Cedar Point Teasing Their 18th Roller Coaster for 2010? The Center of the Coaster Universe appears to be expanding. Cedar Point has been teasing a new 2010 attra...[Read More]

Theme Park News Round Up

I don’t typically do general news updates, but there’s been a lot of developments in the past few weeks that I haven’t written about due to all the traveling. Here’s a brief theme park news round up. Cedar Point Teases 2010 Attraction – Possible 18th Roller Coaster On the Way Somehow Cedar Point has found some room for another attraction on their crowded peninsula on ...[Read More]

Accident @ Cedar Point | Wildcat Injures Nine

Accident on Cedar Point’s Wildcat, Nine Treated for Minor Injuries Cedar Point’s off to a bit of a rocky start with the first roller coaster accident of the season. A car on the Wildcat rolled back into the station as it was ascending the lift hill. IT slammed into several cars in the station. Thankfully, injuries were minor. Nine people were treated for bruises and sprains at the park...[Read More]

Most Visited Theme Parks of 2007

Most Visited Theme Parks in North AmericaHave you ever wondered which parks have the highest attendance? Recently, the Themed Entertainment Association and Economics Research Associates released their Attraction Attendance Report for 2007. The majority of the most visited parks are in warmer climates and as such, they are open year round. The first seasonal park was Canada’s Wonderland which...[Read More]

New Coaster Rumored for Cedar Point in 2008

Cedar Point Rumored to Add its 436th Coaster in 2008Okay. We get it already Cedar Point, you have a ton of roller coasters! But they just can’t seem to control themselves. There’s nothing confirmed yet, but according to a few different sources Cedar Point’s blog OnPoint! has hinted at a new attraction for 2008. With the closing of Geauga Lake, and subsequent homeless coasters, en...[Read More]

Top Thrill Dragster vs. Kingda Ka | Roller Coaster Showdown

Twin Peaks: Kingda Ka vs. Top Thrill Dragster One of the most common comparisons in enthusiastland involves the two tallest and fastest roller coasters on Earth. It’s like Everest and K2. They are very similar strata coasters that launch riders from 0 to 100+ miles per hour in a matter of seconds. They both take riders over 400 feet into the air only to send them spiraling back down to Earth...[Read More]

Cedar Fair Seeks Buy Out

Did Cedar Fair Bite Off More Than They Could Chew?After acquiring Paramount Parks last winter, Cedar Fair became the nation’s third largest theme park operator behind Six Flags and Disney. It looks like the 12 amusement parks, six water parks and six hotels might be more than they can handle. According to the New York Post, the company is quietly seeking a potential buyout from many of the s...[Read More]

Maverick: Open For Business

Maverick Survives Heart SurgeryCedar Point’s blog OnPoint! has reported that Maverick is finally open. The opening was delayed due to modifications that needed to be made to the track. Now it’s clear that one of the inversions was removed, much to the disappointment of enthusiasts. The heartline roll was replaced with an s-curve section of track. In my opinion the heartline roll appear...[Read More]

Accident on Magnum XL-200 @ Cedar Point

The 2007 season has been a bit rocky for Cedar Point. First, Maverick’s opening was delayed and now there was an accident on the park’s marquee roller coaster, Magnum XL-200. One train rear-ended another after it wasn’t stopped by the final brakes. I hope that they’re able to figure out what caused the accident and fix it. Magnum XL-200 is nothing short of a roller coaster ...[Read More]

Maverick + Delayed = Thousands Weep

Cedar Point Delays Maverick’s OpeningSad news came out of Sandusky this week for all of those CP Fanatics. Maverick, the park’s 17th rollercoaster won’t be opening on time. Based on the test runs, the ride’s designers have decided that three sections of steel track need to be replaced. As a result, Maverick’s opening has been pushed back to early June. Thousands of en...[Read More]

Maverick @ Cedar Point | Construction Photos

Great Off-Season Shots of Cedar Point & That New Steel CoasterThemeParkReview.com has some great new construction photos of Maverick, Cedar Point’s new Intamin launch coaster. For once it looks like Cedar Point is getting away from its MO of tallest and fastest. This time they might produce another classic like Magnum XL-200. Check out the new construction photos of the Maverick at Cedar...[Read More]

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