Saturday, February 22, 2014

Cedar Point Announces More Changes for 2014

© Cedar Point
Cedar Point previously announced some drastic changes to the park's Gemini Midway, which will include two new rides: Pipe Scream and Lake Erie Eagles.  Those changes are sure to be a hit and rejuvenate that area of the park, but now they've announced even more additions for 2014.

Guests visiting this year will find a new Sling Shot style attraction aptly named SlingShot, which will launch riders into the air at 62 miles per hour.

© Bryan Edwards
Not only will the riders be traveling at an impressive speed, they'll also be launched up to a maximum height of 360 feet - that's seriously high in the air!  The SlingShot will be manufactured by Funtime and seat two riders at a time.  The attraction will require an extra fee to ride.

The red dot above is an estimate of where SlingShot will take up home, right near the station for the Gemini coaster.

Some food changes were also announced as well, including the addition of Chickie's and Pete's Sports Bar, which will take over the Game Day Grille.  The same addition opened at Dorney Park last year and found much success.  A full service Starbucks will replace Donut Time inside the park, and outside the main gates at Challenge Park both an Auntie Anne's and Cinnabon will offer quick snacks.

As part of the Gemini Midway project new food options will also premier, including a Coca Cola Freestyle station and Yogurt Plus.  Cedar Point is also working hard on a two year renovation of the Hotel Breakers, and while not announced yet a rumored expansion of Lighthouse Point into the former Camper Village.