Cedar Point has announced its plans for the 2014 season, including introducing two new family rides, changes to the park’s Camp Snoopy area and more details on a two-year renovation project to Hotel Breakers.
Joining the lineup of rides will be Pipe Scream (a Disk’O Coaster) and Lake Erie Eagles (a Flying Scooters ride.)
Located along the Gemini Midway, Pipe Scream is billed as “combining the best of a roller coaster and a flat ride in one.” Riders will spin and coast over 302 feet of track, reaching a maximum height of 43 feet above the midway and a top speed of 43 mph. The ride is manufactured by Zamperla in Parsippany, N.J.
Across from Pipe Scream, Lake Erie Eagles will offer eight carriages suspended from arms located more than 28 feet above the ground. The carriages swing outward simulating flight, and a paddle on the carriages allow guests to alter their experience from mild to wild. The ride is made by Larson International in Plainview, Texas.
Meanwhile, Camp Snoopy will grow as the kid-friendly Frog Hopper ride is relocated to the area and re-themed as Woodstock’s Airmail. The Jr. Gemini roller coaster will be renamed Wilderness Run and its entrance will also be moved into Camp Snoopy, bringing the section’s ride count up to nine rides, many of which allow parents to ride side-by-side with their children.
“We are excited about these new additions to the park,” said the park’s general manager, Jason McClure. “We believe these new rides and upgrades will continue to make Cedar Point the perfect vacation destination for families of all ages.”
The beginning of a two-year Hotel Breakers renovation project will also commence this winter.
Phase one will include upgrading a portion of the exterior of Hotel Breakers, a 500-unit resort. Phase two will take place over the 2014-15 winter season and include upgrades to the exterior and interior.
As for this year, the park is open through Labor Day, reopens for a “Bonus Weekend” Sept. 6 to 8, and will have its 17th annual HalloWeekends on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights Sept. 13 to Oct. 27.