Monday, May 18, 2009

Magnum's Special 20th Birthday

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Cedar Point opened this past weekend for it's 140th season, and while that's a remarkable number, there was another special celebration taking place.

The Point's signature coaster, Magnum XL-200 is celebrating it's 20th birthday this year! The ride opened on May 6th, 1989 and has been thrilling riders ever since, to the tune of some 40 million according to this Toledo Blade article on the ride.

The park has given the ride some love this year, adding a brand new sign out front of it's queue (seen above) as well as decorative banners and a birthday celebration on opening day. The ride is a classic in the industry, and certainly deserves the recognition it's receiving!