Cedar Creek Mine Ride

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Cedar Creek Mine Ride
CP-Cedar Creek Mine Ride.jpg
Cedar Point
Coordinates 41°29′5″N 82°41′25.50″W / 41.48472°N 82.6904167°W / 41.48472; -82.6904167Coordinates: 41°29′5″N 82°41′25.50″W / 41.48472°N 82.6904167°W / 41.48472; -82.6904167
Status Operating
Opening date May 24, 1969 (1969-05-24)
General statistics
Type Steel – Mine Train
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics
Designer Ron Toomer
Model Mine Train
Lift/launch system Two Chain lift hills
Height 48 ft (15 m)
Length 2,540 ft (770 m)
Speed 42 mph (68 km/h)
Inversions 0
Duration 2:42
Max vertical angle 45°
Capacity 1,260 riders per hour
Height restriction 48 in (122 cm)
Trains 4 trains with 5 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows for a total of 30 riders per train.
Cedar Creek Mine Ride at RCDB
Pictures of Cedar Creek Mine Ride at RCDB

Cedar Creek Mine Ride (commonly known as "Mine Ride") is a steel Mine train roller coaster built by Arrow Development at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio. It is located in the Frontier Town section of the park and is the second oldest operating roller coaster in the park after the Blue Streak.

Cedar Creek Mine Ride is one of two roller coasters at Cedar Point to utilize two separate lift hills, the other being Iron Dragon. The ride was originally built to handle up to four trains at once but currently operates with two or three.[citation needed]

Opened in 1969, Cedar Creek Mine Ride has given over 62 million rides in its four decades of service.[1] Considered tame by today's standards, the ride is still very popular with children and families and has also been used to help people with phobias overcome their fears.[2]

Ride experience[edit]

Cedar Creek Mine Ride trains in motion near ride's entrance sign.
Cedar Creek Mine Ride as seen from Paddlewheel Excursions.

Cedar Creek Mine Ride is a multi-lift hill roller coaster that features short dips and turns throughout a lightly wooded area and over a lagoon. The ride starts by entering a mine building, which functions as the track transfer and housing for additional trains (Mine Ride runs 2 trains in normal operation, 1 train on low attendance days, and runs 3 trains on Saturdays during peak season)[citation needed], and then up the first lift hill. At the top of the hill riders experience a very short drop followed by several turns taking place high off the ground until a larger drop over a lagoon. After passing over the lagoon, riders enter into a helix and then onto the second lift-hill. After the second lift, riders again experience a short dip along with some turns raised off the ground. The end of the ride features a double helix before entering the station.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cedar Creek Mine Ride". Cedar Point. Retrieved 2007-12-21. 
  2. ^ Tom Jackson (2011-10-26). "Cedar Point coasters help college psych class overcome phobias". Sandusky Register. Retrieved 2013-02-08. 
  3. ^ "Cedar Creek Mine Ride". ThePointOL.com. Retrieved 2013-02-08. 

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