Park announces plans for new family rides, changes to Camp Snoopy, hotel renovation
Cedar Point amusement park/resort, known around the world for its record-breaking collection of rides and roller coasters, has announced several plans for the 2014 season, including introducing two new family rides, changes to the park's Camp Snoopy area and more details on a two-year renovation project to Hotel Breakers.
Joining Cedar Point's lineup of rides next summer will be "Pipe Scream - a Disk'O Coaster," and "Lake Erie Eagles" - a "Flying Scooters" ride. Located along the Gemini Midway, Pipe Scream is billed as "combining the best of a roller coaster and a flat ride in one." Riders will spin and coast more than 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. Across from Pipe Scream, Lake Erie Eagles will also soar onto the Gemini Midway and will treat a new generation of Cedar Point's guests to a classic thrill ride. 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.
In addition to the Gemini Midway improvements, Camp Snoopy, celebrating 15 years of family fun at Cedar Point, will also see enhancements. The kid-friendly "Frog Hopper" ride will be relocated to Camp Snoopy and be re-themed as "Woodstock's Airmail," while the Jr. Gemini roller coaster will be renamed "Wilderness Run" and its entrance will be moved into Camp Snoopy. These two popular rides will join other family favorites such as the Tilt-A-Whirl, Lolli Swing and Camp Bus, and will bring Camp Snoopy's ride count up to an impressive nine rides, many of which parents can ride side-by-side with their children.
"We are excited about these new additions to the park," said Jason McClure, incoming vice president and general manager of Cedar Point. "Following the successful introduction of 'GateKeeper,' we believe these new rides and upgrades will continue to make Cedar Point the perfect vacation destination for families of all ages."
The beginning of a two-year Hotel Breakers renovation project will also commence this winter. Phase one will include upgrading a portion of the exterior of Hotel Breakers, while phase two will take place over the 2014-15 winter season and will feature upgrades to both the exterior and interior of the hotel. Conveniently located between the sandy shore of Lake Erie and the mountainous roller coasters of Cedar Point, this popular family vacation destination boasts more than 500 rooms, many of which provide sweeping views of the Cedar Point Beach.