Cedar Point gearing up to unveil new attraction

3:36 PM, Aug 3, 2012   |    comments
Cedar Point posted this tease about the new attraction for 2013 on their Facebook page around 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 3, 2012. The new attraction will officially be announced on Aug. 13, 2012.
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SANDUSKY -- It's coming. After months of speculation and rampant rumors, coaster fans don't have much longer to wait. We will soon know what's brewing at Cedar Point because the Sandusky scream park is getting ready to unleash details about the new attraction for 2013.

"They will be set free," is what park officials posted Friday morning on Facebook. That was tied to a new photo tease, which features blue fan-blade shapes trapped behind black bars. At the top of the photo it says, "We Can't Keep It Locked Away Much Longer..." Near the bottom of the photo it reads, "Join us just outside the Main Gate at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, August 13, where all we've kept hidden will be SET FREE!"

That's all accompanied by a countdown clock, which is ticking away until that time.

A previous tease for the new attraction featured a pair of haunting, ghostly white eyes.

Although the full details of the ride aren't yet known, a leaked memo earlier this year indicated Cedar Point would be building a wing-style roller coaster near the front of the park in 2013.

To make room for this new attraction, Cedar Point is demolishing the 330-foot tall Space Spiral observation tower and the recently closed Disaster Transport indoor roller coaster.

Photos: Disaster Transport's final ride

Disaster Transport, which first opened as Avalanche Run in 1985, came to its final stop at 11:53 p.m. Sunday, July 29. More than 35 million people experienced the ride throughout its 28 years.

Crews will begin the demolition of Disaster Transport on Aug. 6.

Video: Fans take final ride on Disaster Transport

Space Spiral, the iconic rotating ride, remains open, but park officials say it will close forever around Labor Day.

Upon their removal, neither ride will be relocated.

Video: A ride on Cedar Point's Space Spiral

Once with a record-breaking 17 total, Cedar Point's coaster tally is now at 15 after also removing the WildCat prior to opening for the 2012 season. It was torn down to make room for Luminosity, the park's new night-time show.

Photos: Cedar Point debuts Luminosity

If the new ride does turn out to be the highly anticipated wing coaster, it will be the first time Cedar Point has debuted a new roller coaster since unleashing Maverick in 2007.


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