Coaster lovers from throughout Northeast Ohio braved chilly temperatures Sunday for one last ride on the park’s Mantis rollercoaster.
They were also on the prowl to nab one of 64 tickets for the opportunity to be a part of history and ride along for the last run of each of the coaster’s two trains.
The Lampa family from Cuyahoga Falls got lucky twice.To read more or comment...
The final day of Cedar Point’s Mantis roller coaster more closely resembled 1996.
Long lines filled the queues – with waits of 30 minutes to an hour – just like when the stand-up coaster opened with much fanfare 19 years ago.
Thousands of riders lined up Sunday to pay their final respects to the Mantis before workers begin the real work to transform it into the floorless, werewolf-themed Rougarou coaster.To read more or comment...
Cedar Point’s once highly-touted Mantis roller coaster will give riders one last spin this weekend.
Work will begin in earnest to revamp the stand-up coaster to a sit-down, floorless experience once the last riders exit Sunday night.
When Mantis opened in 1996, it was billed as the tallest, fastest and steepest stand-up coaster in the world.To read more or comment...
The Northeastern Ohio Live Steamers (NEOLS) club will be offering Halloween-themed free rides on small-scale replica trains Friday and Saturday at the Lester Rail Trail.
The park is located on Lester Road in York Township about a mile north of state Route 18.
The rides will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday with the parking lot closing promptly at 8:30 p.m. or when there are no more parking spaces. Saturday’s hours are 2 to 4 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The trains take riders through grasslands and across miniature bridges and trestles and through replica train stations that have been decked out for Halloween.To read more or comment...
Cedar Point has offered a sneak peek at the renovation work inside of its historic Hotel Breakers.
The photos posted on the amusement park’s website (https://www.cedarpoint.com/blog-article/online-fun/Hotel-Breakers-Progress) show much of the interior has been stripped down to the studs.
While the transformation of the stand-up Mantis into the sit-down coaster, Rougarou, has grabbed most of the headlines, park spokesman and chief blogger Tony Clark said, the work on the hotel is just as important.
"The Hotel Breakers renovation project is massive," Clark explained. "It’s the biggest investment in our park’s history."To read more or comment...