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Cedar Fair CEO takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to a new height

By Craig Webb Published: August 27, 2014

Cedar Fair CEO Matt Ouimet and COO Richard Zimmerman climbed aboard Cedar Point’s newest thrill attraction to accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

The two executive strapped themselves into the Sandusky park’s SlingShot attraction. Ride attendants dumped buckets of ice water over their heads then launched them toward the sky.

The SlingShot — an extra admission attraction at Cedar Point — opened earlier this summer and features a two-person capsule that is launched 360 feet into the air.

The attraction is second in height to the park’s Top Thrill Dragster roller coaster.

Cedar Point workers took to the Top Thrill Dragster earlier this month to dry off after accepting a challenge by Kings Island.

Ouimet has now challenged the International Association of Amusement Parks President Paul Noland and Joel Manby, president of Herschend parks including Silver Dollar City and Dollywood. They also called out Dennis Speigel, who works as a consultant to amusement parks.

Ouimet said the company plans to make a donation on behalf of Scott Myers, a Sandusky-area resident who recently lost his battle with ALS.




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