Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Cedar Point Adding New Family Fun in 2014

Cedar Point has announced a major renovation to their Gemini midway for 2014 that will include two new family rides and a totally refreshed and modern look.

As expected, the area will undergo a major placemaking effort that will include the new attractions in a much more appealing atmosphere, including new pavement and stringed lights across the area.
© Cedar Point
The above concept are for the new Gemini Midway shows all the changes that will be involved.  The new attractions will take the place of a section of games as well as several older kiddie rides.  The park's Frog Hopper will be moved, renamed to Woodstock's Airmail, and become a part of Camp Snoopy, and the Jr. Gemini will have its entrance moved inside Camp Snoopy and will be renamed Wilderness Run.  Also noticeable in the concept art is some retheming of some Camp Snoopy rides that previously did not have a specific Snoopy appearance.

Located where the Frog Hopper was is the Lake Erie Eagles, a set of Flying Scooters.  "Riders on Lake Erie Eagles will sit in one of eight ride carriages that are suspended from arms located more than 28 feet above the ground. As the ride begins its cycle, the carriages will swing outward simulating the sensation of flight! A paddle on the carriages will allow guests to alter their flight experience from mild to wild! Lake Erie Eagles is manufactured by Larson International, Inc., Plainview, Texas."

Cedar Point's second new ride addition is Pipe Scream, the extended coaster-like version of a Disk'O.  The ride will be set up bordering Wilderness Run, replacing the games area and a couple kiddie rides.  It will extend to the inflatable Snoopy bounce attraction.  "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! Pipe Scream is manufactured by Zamperla, Parsippany, N.J"

The Point also revealed the start of Hotel Breakers two year renovation plan.  Next year the outside of the classic hotel will be renovated, giving it a fresh new look.  Above you can see the before and after for the changes that are planned.  The following year, during the winter of 2014-2015 the inside of the hotel will see major renovations.

Part of the announcement was also the release of the video below, in which a lucky family got to help spread the good news.  Check it out below.