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Rides & More - CP Has It All In 2013!!!
After 19 years, this ride is still just plain amazing! This is none other than Raptor which was built by the same
coaster manufacturer that built GateKeeper, Bolliger & Mabillard.
Cedar Point is a thrill-seekers paradise!!! From this view up the main midway, you see Power Tower,
Top Thrill Dragster, Corkscrew, and the Sky Ride!
A couple views of Mantis, a 1996-built coaster (also by Bolliger & Mabillard) that has you riding while standing up!
Celebrating 20 years of drenching riders is the awesome flume ride Snake River Falls.
Beware, you will get absolutely SOAKED on this ride!!!
And now from the "What A Difference A Year Makes" File, we have the following breaking story!!! LEFT: Enclosed bobsled coaster
"Disaster Transport" (Building with the "12E" on it) and the "Space Spiral" (the white tower) operated their final seasons at Cedar Point
in 2012. Disaster Transport opened originally in 1985 as "Avalanche Run" and was enclosed in 1990 and rethemed. The Space Spiral
opened in 1965. Both rides occupied land that was used for GateKeeper. RIGHT: GateKeeper in action in 2013. Both of these photos
were taken from about the same location a little over a year apart! The Giant Wheel was moved to this location in 2000 to make way
for Millennium Force. Having GateKeeper here definitely offers better views of the beach!
Hiding behind the trees is the 1989-built Magnum XL-200 Roller Coaster which just happens to be my favorite coaster on the planet!!!
The 205ft tall lift hill for the Magnum XL-200! I set a personal goal to ride this world class coaster a whopping 22 times in 3 days!
I'm proud to say I accomplished this goal, 7 rides on Friday, 11 on Saturday, and 4 on Sunday!
The coaster train heading towards the left of the photo is just about to make its way back to the loading platform while the train heading
towards the right (the one in the background) has just left the loading platform with thrill seekers about to take a great ride!!! A dinosaur
advertising the "Dinosaurs Alive" exhibit greets park guests before they walk underneath Magnum's track.
2013 saw the return of "Luminosity" which is a music and light show at the Celebration Plaza located near the top of the Main Midway.
I attended this show during my visit back in June and it was an incredible experience. Music is a big part of my life so seeing a show
like this at a place like Cedar Point is one of the many reasons why I love coming back here every year!
The way the Luminosity show ended this year was absolutely spectacular! The fireworks were launched to the song
"My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light 'Em Up)" by Fall Out Boy! What a way to end a great show!!!