Cedar Point, voted the “Best Amusement Park in the World,” is kicking off its year with the announcement of even more new attractions for the upcoming season. The park previously announced the addition of two new rides (Pipe Scream and Lake Erie Eagles), along with changes to Camp Snoopy and the beginning of a two-year renovation project to Hotel Breakers. But that was just the beginning of their 2014 announcements.
Cedar Point announces some dining changes throughout the park, such as a full-service Starbucks (in the former Donut Time) while those looking for quick snacks will enjoy a new Auntie Anne’s and Cinnabon (in Challenge Park). Chickie’s and Pete’s Sports Bar (in the former Game Day Grille) joins the 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.
Cedar Point also announced something to keep the thrillseekers happy. They announced the addition of a new SlingShot attraction coming later this summer. The 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 make it the second highest point of the Cedar Point skyline. After a brief feeling of weightlessness, riders will descend back towards Earth before bouncing to a stop.
Manufactured by Funtime in Austria, SlingShot will be located near the Gemini roller coaster and will be an extra charge amusement ride.
“These additions show our commitment to offering our guests the best in family fun for the 2014 season,” stated Jason McClure, vice president and general manager of Cedar Point. “With a collection of 72 rides, including 17 roller coasters, three kids’ areas, live shows, unique and interesting places to eat and spend the night, Cedar Point offers something fun for everyone.”
Cedar Point opens for the 2014 season on Saturday, May 10. For a complete operating schedule, visit cedarpoint.com.