Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Cedar Point's Disaster Transport Fades to Black

© WKYC.com
The final Disaster Transport mission has been launched, and I'd say it was a successful one.  The event to raise funds for Give Kids the World at Cedar Point, where riders could raise money to get in their last rides, brought in over $16,000 when all was said and done.

The final riders, some of the 30 million who took a trip into space and awkwardly landed in Alaska, seemed pretty overjoyed to have been some of the last, a few of which were down right emotional at the coaster's closing.

WKYC out of Ohio has a great story up, complete with video and photos, from the final Dispatch event.

Officials at Cedar Point are quoted as saying that the ride will start to come down as soon as August 6th, which makes sense if the park needs the space to build a new coaster.  The ride will be recycled, so don't look for Disaster Transport to open at any other parks.  They currently offer 15 different roller coasters at the point, but it looks like their sweet 16 (for a second time) will take place next year.

For those who couldn't attend, you can at least take one last trip on Disaster Transport!