Its official... Cedar Point officially announced on their Facebook Page that Disaster Transport and Space Spiral will be removed from the park. Disaster Transport was an indoor Bobsled Roller Coaster which opened in 1985 as Avalanche Run. In 1990, the park renamed the Coaster to Disaster Transport, enclosed it, and gave it an awesome space theme. Also, Space Spiral was a classic, family Observation Tower, which spiraled 285 feet tall. The ride gave spectacular views of the park.
Rumors for the removal of Disaster Transport began about 5 years ago, when I herd park employees saying "Cedar Point should remove this Coaster." Then, I would never think Cedar Point would never remove one of their Coasters, because they are (now were) "The Coaster Capital of the World." But now they are removing one of the only Bobsled Roller Coasters still in operation.
Personally, I am very sad to hear this news. I was sad to hear the removal of the WildCat in early May, but i am even more disappointed in the removal of Disaster Transport. I am very glad that Cedar Point will receive a new Coaster, but I wish they could keep Disaster Transport. I grew riding this Roller Coaster, and it was one of my favorite rides. Its really sad to see a Roller Coaster get torn down, and the feeling that you can never ride it again...
This photo shows Disaster Transport at Cedar Point.
(Picture taken by Coaster Of The Day)
Currently, Cedar Point will not say what will replace it. They want to keep the new project very secretive to the General Public. However, from this memo leaked, and from the latest rumors, they will receive a new B&M Winged Coaster. A Winged Coaster is a Coaster with multiple inversions, and riders sit to the side of the track, instead above or below the track. The rumors are the new Coaster will reach about 170 feet. It will also be the tallest, fastest, longest, and largest Winged Coaster of all time.
I am proud to see that Cedar Point will put in a great Coaster. Personally, I am very excited for a B&M Wing Coaster at Cedar Point. However, I would rather see heavy re-tracking to Mean Streak, a new GCI Wooden Coaster, a 500 foot tall Coaster, or an Intamin Wooden Coaster similar to El Toro. It has been a long time since The Coaster Capital of the world's last Roller Coaster, which was Maverick in 2007. Cedar Point is very overdo for a new Coaster.
There are also some rumors that Cedar Point might also add in a small kiddie Coaster. I hope this is true, so Cedar Point will get another Coaster. If this is true, I would love to see it in the Planet Snoopy section of the park. The section is always empty, and a new kiddie Coaster there should get Planet Snoopy more alive.
After the removal of Disaster Transport, Cedar Point will have only 15 Coasters. However with the addition of possibly two Coasters, they will reach 17 Coasters. Six Flags Magic Mountain currently has 17 Coaster. With a possible new Coaster in 2013 at SFMM, they will have 18 Coasters. Then, Six Flags Magic Mountain will be the true 'Coaster Capital of the World' and not Cedar Point.
Thanks for reading!
What is your reaction to the removal of Disaster Transport and Space Spiral? Are you glad to see them go, or are you sad?
(*Remember, get your last rides in on Disaster Transport and Space Spiral now!*)
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