Cedar Point announces new ride for 2014

Photo provided by Cedar Point
Photo provided by Cedar Point

SANDUSKY, Ohio (WANE)  Some time during the summer, visitors to Cedar Point amusement park will be able experience a ride that will catapult them nearly 360 feet into the sky at speeds of up to 62 miles an hour.

The SlingShot will hold two persons at a time and will take those riders to the second highest point in the park, just below the Top Thrill Dragster.  After a brief feeling of weightlessness, riders will descend back towards the ground before being catapulted back up and down until eventually the capsule they are riding in comes to a rest.  SlingShot will be located near the Gemini roller coaster and will be an extra charge amusement ride according to a news release issued by Cedar Point.

Photo provided by Cedar Point
Photo provided by Cedar Point

Cedar Point also announced several new dining options for 2014.  A Starbucks will be located in the former Donut Time location while there will also be a new Auntie Anne’s and a Cinnabon.  Chickie’s and Pete’s Sports Bar will open in the former Game Day Grille location and there will be a Coca-Cola Freestyle station and a Yogurt Plus.

The park opens for the season on Saturday, May 10.

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