Cedar Point will open for the 2014 season on Saturday, May 10. Each new season brings new additions to the "Best Amusement Park in the World." This year the park will add two new rides, Pipe Scream and Lake Erie Eagles, along with changes to Camp Snoopy.
Pipe Scream is a ride that will thrill you on over 302 feet of track, flying 43 feet above the midway at 43 mph. Lake Erie Eagles has riders sit in one of eight "eagles" suspended from arms 28 feet in the air. As the ride spins, the eagles will swing outward.
In addition to rides, Cedar Point will be adding some new food choices for 2014. The early morning crowd can grab a coffee at the full-service Starbucks, while those looking for quick snacks will enjoy a new Auntie Anne’s and Cinnabon.
For lunch and dinner, Chickie’s and Pete’s Sports Bar joins the all-star lineup of in-park dining options. Recently named as one of the “Ten Best Sports Bars” in the country by USA Today, Chickie’s and Pete’s will feature local sports memorabilia and signature menu items such as Philly Cheese Steaks, Lisa’s Blonde Lobster Pie and their legendary Crabfries.
On the Gemini Midway, a Coca-Cola Freestyle station and a Yogurt Plus will be added near the new Pipe Scream and Lake Erie Eagles family rides.
Later in the summer, Cedar Point will open its new SlingShot ride. Riders on SlingShot will be secured in an open-air two-person capsule before being launched nearly 360 feet into the sky at speeds of up to 62 mph to the second highest point of the Cedar Point skyline – that’s just below the tallest and fastest coaster at the park, Top Thrill Dragster! After a brief feeling of weightlessness, riders will descend back towards Earth before catapulting back up and down until the capsule comes to rest back at the launching point. SlingShot will be located near the Gemini roller coaster and will be an extra charge amusement ride.
For more info on Cedar Point, visit cedarpoint.com