Cedar Point Coaster Timeline Has Moved! Construction Update
At the beginning of summer, Cedar Point began clearing out a large area of land where the former Good Times Theater used to be for a new attraction. Since they began excavating, a construction wall has blocked off the surrounding area. The park then hung up a sign on the construction wall that said “A Legacy of World Class Roller Coasters“. This sign has been growing piece by piece in the order that the parks coasters were opened. The shapes of the panels allowed for more to be added and the list to grew as summer went on. the signs have maxed out and now await the final piece…
Derk, one of our reporters and ACE member, made a visit to the park on Sunday and the wall where these signs were hanging has been remolded. The wall now features a zig zag pattern and the signs were relocated over to the straight wall along Marina Entrance.
New concrete was poured around the zig zag wall as well, which brings up a lot up possibilities. Is this for the contruction of the new ride? Or is this for the “big announcement that got bumped back? Or maybe it will be a photo op area for the rest of the summer after the announcement? Right now, it’s all speculation but what we do know for certain is that the wall has changed and the panels have moved.
Below is the Marina entrance where the coaster timeline currently resides. Visitors were reading the signs as they entered and exited the park all day (a lot more than we noticed reading at the original location).
The park threw everyone a curve ball when they added Pipe Scream to the lineup. We would consider that a flat ride, but i guess it is on a coaster track, so technically its a “coaster”. The sign is now caught up to current date since Rougarou has been added. Now we wait for the big announcement for the final panel to be hung up!
Back in January, news of a Dive Coaster coming to Cedar Point surfaced after a leaked memo was obtained by the Sandusky Register. That memo revealed plans that involve a record-breaking ride that will use the space once held by the now-demolished Good Time Theatre and Turnpike Cars.
The rumored $15 million dollar dive machine is said to reach a height of 223 feet with a vertical drop that will plummet thrill seekers through a tunnel. At that height, it would become Cedar Point’s third-tallest roller coaster, just above Magnum, but below Top Thrill Dragster and Millennium Force.
To get the idea of what a Dive Coaster is, Check out the video below of “Griffon“, a dive machine at Busch Gardens Virginia.
The park was supposed to make their big announcement on Tuesday August 18th, but that has since been delayed indefinitely after an unfortunate coaster accident.
So.. until a new coaster is officially announced, we have to take it for what it is.. just a rumor.. Check out all the details about the new attraction by clicking here.
—UPDATE: Thursday, August 27, 2015, 9:46 PM—
On Thursday Night, August 27, Cedar Point’s Director of Communications, Tony Clark, tweeted out the above photo. You will notice the font and how it has a pirate script look and note that there’s no time or location listed on the announcement but rather Cedar Point’s website.
Stay tuned to Coaster Nation for more updates and details as we get closer to the reveal of #CP2016!
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