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
Capacity 2400 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 is a mine train roller coaster at Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio. Built by Arrow Dynamics, the roller coaster opened in 1969 in the Frontiertown section of the park. It is the second oldest roller coaster at Cedar Point behind Blue Streak. Cedar Creek Mine Ride is one of two roller coasters at Cedar Point to utilize two separate lift hills – the other is Iron Dragon. As of 2006, it has accommodated over 62 million riders.


Following the success of Matterhorn Bobsleds at Disneyland which opened in 1959, the tubular steel track design pioneered by Arrow Dynamics was in high demand at other amusement parks around the world.[1] Arrow developed a runaway mine train concept that would be used in many of its first roller coasters. Among them was the Cedar Creek Mine Ride at Cedar Point, which opened in 1969 as the centerpiece for the new Frontiertown section of the park.[2][3] It is the second-oldest roller coaster at Cedar Point and has given over 62 million rides since its debut.[4]

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, 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.[2]


  1. ^ Throgmorton, Todd H. (January 1, 2009). Roller Coasters: United States and Canada (3rd ed.). McFarland. pp. 13–14. 
  2. ^ a b "Cedar Creek Mine Ride". The Point Online. Retrieved July 5, 2015. 
  3. ^ Marden, Duane. "Cedar Creek Mine Ride  (Cedar Point)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved July 5, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Cedar Creek Mine Ride". Cedar Point. Archived from the original on January 16, 2008. Retrieved December 21, 2007. 

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