Monday, January 16, 2023

Cedar Point Confirms Top Thrill to Reopen as Something New in 2024

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While we already knew that the park was reimagining Top Thrill Dragster into a new attraction, it was never clear whether this would be a 2023, 2024 or heck even a 2025 project.  Cedar Point has now confirmed that the attraction formerly known as Top Thrill Dragster will reopen in 2024, and for now are just calling it the park's "2024 Coaster."


Looks like for a while the news of a reopening year is pretty much all we have to keep us satisfied.  The park has reintroduced the ride onto their website, noting that their "legacy of roller coaster innovation continues with a one-of-a-kind addition to the park’s world-renowned ride lineup, coming in 2024.  Our entire team is hard at work, creating a new formula for thrills.  Stay tuned for more details on this exciting new coaster coming to The Roller Coaster Capital of the World®. We can’t wait for you to experience it!"


The use of the word "formula" is already causing rumors of a retheme to Formula 1 racing being involved, and perhaps it is.   If the rumors are true and the ride receives new trains and an updated launch system it might be hard to really honestly call this a "new coaster coming" to the park... but marketing is just marketing at the end of the day.  Maybe we will get an air-time hill at the end like Kingda Ka after all!

A new teaser for the ride was also revealed with the announcement, embedded below.