Cedar Point will debut a massive 170-foot-tall Bolliger & Mabillard wing coaster in 2013, at the expense of two older rides: Disaster Transport and Space Spiral. The coaster is expected to be located near the front gate of the park, and provide entering guests with quite a spectacle to watch as the winged trains fly overhead. It sounds like a very exciting addition to Cedar Point’s arsenal of coasters.
From the Sandusky Register:
- While two classic attractions will be removed from the park, the front entrance gate will be restructured and hopefully renovated:
“…Code-named “CP Alt.Winged,” the coaster will have the ‘longest drop, run the fastest and be the longest ride’ of its kind, Cedar Fair CEO Matt Ouimet wrote in Feb. 15 memo to Cedar Fair’s board of directors.
The total projected cost of the project is $25 million, a price that includes removing the park’s Space Spiral and Disaster Transport rides and restructuring the park entrance.”
The wing coaster will be a product of the great Bolliger & Mabillard team, which also designed the park’s Raptor and Mantis coasters:
“The Swiss-based Bolliger & Mabillard Consulting Engineers is set to design the new ride, which was described in the memo as having a ‘Front Gate Statement— a roller coaster that flies overhead, rolls and flies back— highly visible above guests entering the park.’”
The coaster will be considerably larger than current B&M wing coasters:
“Design plans show the new ride with a 170-foot tall lift that will fly overhead of park guests entering the park. It will have the longest track and longest ride time of any coaster of its style as it flies overhead, rolls and then fly back.
The huge roller coaster will dominate the front gate and the track will travel over a large parking area at the park.”
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