List of former Cedar Point attractions

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Cedar Point from the lake in the late 1930s. The Cyclone Roller Coaster is on the far left and the first hill of the High Frolics Roller Coaster is in the center.

This is a list of rides, attractions and themes from the Cedar Point amusement park that no longer exist in the park.

Defunct roller coasters[edit]

Ride Picture Year opened Year closed Manufacturer Description
Broadway Trip <1964 >2002 Mack Rides A steel roller coaster, it operated at six different parks before being dismantled in 2003.[1]
Cyclone Cedar Point Cyclone back curve in 1934 (cropped).jpg 1929 1951 Harry G Traver A wooden roller coaster. The bad economy led to its closure[2]
Dip the Dips Scenic Railway 1908 1917 Unknown A wooden roller coaster with a height of 33 feet (10 m).[3]
Disaster Transport Disaster Transport Cedar Point.JPG 1985 2012 Intamin

An enclosed bobsled roller coaster. It was only one of four still operating in the world when it closed.[4] Formerly known as Avalanche Run (1985–1990).[5]

High Frolics Cedar Point Scenic Railway in about 1920.jpg 1908 1940 Andy Vettel A wooden roller coaster with a height of 75 feet (23 m). It was originally named Scenic Railway, then rebuilt and renamed Leap Frog Railway in 1918, and in 1933 it was renovated and its name was changed to High Frolics.[6][7]
Jumbo Jet Jumbo Jet 1973.png 1972 1978 Schwarzkopf A steel roller coaster, it was a larger and longer version of the Jet Star series of coasters, which followed the Schwarzkopf Wildcat design. The Jumbo Jet was introduced in 1972, making Cedar Point's one of the first.[8][9] It used individual self-powered cars to run up a spiral lift hill unassisted. The coaster run had some 90° sections, and an ATC-style radar prop rotated up above the ride. Jumbo Jet is currently located at Dreamland in Minsk, Belarus.[10]
Leap the Dips Leap the Dips in the 1920s.jpg 1912 1935 Andy Vettel

A wooden out and back roller coaster.[11]

Mean Streak Mean Streak (Cedar Point) 01.JPG 1991 2016 Dinn Corporation A wooden roller coaster. Mean Streak was the tallest wooden coaster in the world with the longest drop when it opened to the public, standing 161 feet (49 m). Its closure date of September 16, 2016 was announced on August 1, 2016 via a YouTube video.
Racer Cedar Point Figure-Eight Roller Toboggan in about 1910.jpg 1910 1928 McKay Construction A wooden racing roller coaster with a height of 46 feet (14 m).[12]
Scamper Cedar Point - Scamper.jpg 1962 1969 Unknown A wooden wild mouse roller coaster.[13]
Super Coaster 1952 1967 Allan Herschell Company A steel kiddie roller coaster that previously operated at Myrtle Beach.[14]
Switchback Railway Switchback Railway at Cedar Point.jpg 1892 1907 Unknown A wooden roller coaster with a height of 25 feet (7.6 m) and a speed of 10 miles per hour (16 km/h). Switchback Railway was Cedar Point's first roller coaster. It was different in that it did not have a powered lift hill so the cars needed to be pulled back to the station by hand.[15]
Three-Way Figure Eight Roller Toboggan Cedar Point - Three-Way Figure Eight Roller Toboggan.jpg 1902 1909 Frederick Ingersoll A wooden roller coaster with a height of 46 feet (14 m).[16]
Wildcat Cedar Point first Wildcat in the 1970s.jpg 1970 1978 Schwarzkopf A steel wild mouse roller coaster. It operated at two other parks including Valleyfair before being dismantled in 2001.[17]
WildCat CP-WildCat.jpg 1979 2011 Schwarzkopf A steel wild mouse roller coaster. Removed in 2011 to make room for Luminosity. It operated in three locations in the park before being removed.[18] The footprint for WildCat now houses part of Valravn.
Wild Mouse Cedar Point Wild Mouse in the 1950s.jpg 1959 1963 B. A. Schiff & Associates A steel wild mouse roller coaster.[19]

Defunct rides[edit]

Ride Picture Year opened Year closed Manufacturer Description
Bayern Kurve 1970 1984 Schwarzkopf A Bayern Kurve bobsled type ride.
Bumper Boats 1993[20] 2013 Hampton A kiddie bumper boat ride located in the Gemini's Children Area. It was removed for Lake Erie Eagles.
Caterpillar 1924 1961 Unknown A fast-paced ride that generates a decent helping of centrifugal force, causing the riders on the inside of the seats to crush the riders on the outside of the seats.[7]
Chaos 1997 2010 Chance Rides A Chaos type ride that was one of the first of its kind. It inverts its riders in three degrees of motion: lifting, inverting, and spinning. Moved in 2002 to make room for the Dragster, and relocated to the former Schwabinchen location.
Demon Drop Demon Drop at Cedar Point.jpg 1983 2009 Intamin An Intamin Freefall ride that provides the feeling of weightlessness. It was relocated to Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom and opened for the 2010 season.[21] It was replaced with Ocean Motion which was re-located to make room for WindSeeker.
Dodgem 1967 2001 Unknown A bumper cars ride located across from Magnum XL-200. It was moved to Michigan's Adventure. Top Thrill Dragster's tower stands there today. A separate Dodgem remains on the Cedar Point Midway.
Earthquake Cedar Point Earthquake (4231379899).jpg 1965 1984 Arrow Development A dark ride based on the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. This ride formerly operated at Freedomland U.S.A. and was relocated to Cedar Point in 1965. The ride transportation system was provided by Arrow Development.
Flying Skooters 1944 1960 Unknown A kiddie rider where riders sat in airplanes and swung back and forth as they went in a circle.[7]
Frontier Carousel 1972 1994 Dentzel A 1921 Dentzel wooden carousel with 50 jumping horses, 12 standing horses, 4 menagerie animals (1 deer, 1 giraffe, 1 lion, 1 tiger) and 2 chariots. It was purchased from Lansing, Michigan and moved to Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom in 1995. The carousel building still stands in Frontier Town and is used as a haunted house during HalloWeekends. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[22]
Frontier Lift 1968 1985 Von Roll A second sky ride which operated separate from the existing one. It ran from the main midway to Frontier Town. The site of the midway station is now the station for Iron Dragon, but the Frontier Town station still stands; restrooms occupy the ground floor, while the second floor is used for employee meetings and storage. A Cart is used for HalloWeekends.
Fun House 1966 1981 Unknown A 3-story walk-through house. This "upside-down house" featured someone in a rocking chair on the ceiling and the labyrinth room where the floor was at an angle representing an upside-down attic roof. Replaced with the Kid Arthur's Court play area, which would also eventually be removed. Portions of this attraction are used in the HalloWeekends attraction "The Magical House on Boo Hill".
Giant Sky Wheel 1961 1980 Herschell A double wheel Ferris wheel with two wheels mounted on opposite ends of a giant pivoting arm, allowing one wheel to turn high in the air while the other was being loaded. It was located near the front main entrance.
Hot Rods 1970 2013 Hampton A children's circular old-fashioned automobile ride located inside of Kiddy Kingdom.
Jungle Larry's African Safari 1965 1994 N/A A zoological attraction with live animal exhibits, including some trained-animal shows. Originally, guests had to walk a long bridge over a lagoon to get there.[23]:p.135 When the midway was extended in 1976, this part of the lagoon was filled in.
Mill Race Cedar Point Mill Race in 1963.jpg 1963 1993 Arrow Development A log flume water ride that was located near the main entrance. It had a relatively small footprint, and was the second Arrow Development flume to open. The final drop on this ride was once sponsored by Nestea and was called the "Nestea Plunge", named after a very popular advertising slogan of the time. The ride was retired after the 1993 season to make room for Raptor.
Monorail Cedar Point Monorail ride.jpg 1959 1965 Ohio Mechanical Handling Company A monorail with a gasoline-powered engine and five streamlined passenger cars that ran along a three-quarter mile long course suspended nine feet off the ground.[23]:p.131
Moon Rocket Cedar Point Moon Rocket in the 1940s.jpg 1946 1940s–1950s Unknown Spinning ride that only lasted a few seasons on the midway due to poor business.[7][24]
Old Timers 1970 2013 Hampton A children's circular old-fashioned automobile ride located inside of Kiddy Kingdom.
Paddlewheel Excursions Cedar Point Western Cruise in early 1970s (cropped).jpg 1960 2011 N/A A boat ride that transported its guests on a relaxing voyage around Cedar Point’s lagoons past scenes depicting early, rural Americana.[23]:p.133 Paddlewheel Excursions closed on Labor Day 2011 to make room for Dinosaurs Alive!. It was originally known as Riverboat Cruises, then renamed Western Cruise in 1964 but was again renamed Paddlewheel Excursions in 1986.[25]
Pirate Ride Cedar Point Pirate Ride in 1966.jpg 1966 1996 Arrow Development A pirate-themed dark ride located near the Blue Streak queuing area. This ride formerly operated at Freedomland U.S.A. and was relocated to Cedar Point in 1966. The building still stands today and remnants of the ride can still be seen. The ride transportation system was provided by Arrow Development.
Rotor Cedar Point Rotor in the 1960s.jpg 1961[23]:p.138 1964 Anglo Rotor Corporation A rotor type ride. A cylindrical room that spun while the floor dropped, leaving riders stuck to the wall by centrifugal force.
1967 1984 Chance Rides
Schwabinchen 1970 2002 Mack Rides A spinning ride. The ride motion pattern resembled that of a spinning coin before coming to rest. The Schwabinchen had a tilted loading platform and featured a beautiful German tavern dancer in the center, where riders "sat" on the outskirts of the "Lady In Red's" dress. It was removed in 2002 to make room for Chaos after the Dragster was built.
Sea Swing Cedar Point Sea Swing.jpg 1904 Unknown Traver Engineering An amusement park ride with a central axis and a circular track.[26][27]
Shoot the Rapids 2010 2015 Intamin A log flume water ride that was named after the original Shoot the Rapids. Frequent ride problems, including an incident in 2013, led to its closure. The original Shoot the Rapids closed to make way for another defunct water ride, White Water Landing (Cedar Point).
SkyScraper Cedar Point SkyScraper loading position (1538).jpg 2008 2015 Fabbri Group A Booster type ride. The ride was 2 minutes long and rotated its riders at a max speed of 55 miles per hour (89 km/h) at a max height of 160 feet (49 m).[28] The ride was previously located at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom and Valleyfair.
Sky Slide Giant slide.jpg 1968 1991 Unknown A Fun Slide. It featured a huge cyan-colored fiberglass slide located just west of the Main Arcade. Guests had to sit on a burlap mat while sliding down. There were two long steep drops followed by a short dip, and the slide had 15 "lanes" for riders.
Space Spiral Space Spiral at Cedar Point.jpg 1965 2012 Von Roll/Willie Buhler's Space Towers Company A 330-foot (100 m) tall Gyro tower that gave riders a 360-degree view of the surrounding area. Space Spiral was the first amusement ride in the world to top 300 feet (91 m). It featured a distinctive two-level cabin, found only on a few early models. However, the second level wasn't used in the ride's later years. It was imploded and demolished on September 12, 2012.[29]
Speed Slides 1988 2011 Unknown Two body slides in Soak City. Replaced by Riptide Raceway.
Choo Choo Lagoon 1995 2016 Unknown A children's area featuring a train style Splashground. Will be replaced by Lemmy's Lagoon in 2017.
Star Voyager 1961 1986 Kasper Klaus A Kasper Klaus Satellite Jet ride in which 20 jet-like vehicles were attached to a rotating arm. As the ride rotated, guests could pull or push the yoke of the vehicle to make the jet rise or descend.
Tiki-Twirl 1970 1984 Mack Rides A Polynesian-themed version of a Mack Calypso. As of 2016, Calypso was renamed and relocated near the giant wheel after the 1970 ride.
Trabant 1966 1990 Chance Rides A Trabant type ride in which the riders sat on the ends of a round disc-shaped object similar to a flattened cone. The ride motion pattern resembled that of a spinning coin before coming to rest and featured a disco ball as its centerpiece.
Tumble Bug Cedar Point Tumble Bug.jpg 1934 1963 Traver Engineering An amusement park ride with a central axis and a circular, humped track.[26][27]
Turnpike Cars Cedar Point Turnpike Cars (8129983488).jpg 1959 2014 Arrow Dynamics The ride featured cars themed as mini hot rods from the 1950s and 1960s.
VertiGo 2001 2001 S&S Worldwide An air powered thrill ride that used three 265-foot (81 m)-tall towers and cable to propel riders over 300 feet (91 m). One of the rides three towers partially collapsed after its debut season. Park management felt the potential for failure of this ride design outweighed the positive impact made by repairing it, and it was removed prior to the start of the 2002 season. It was located in Challenge Park, located between Cedar Point and Soak City.
Water Toboggan Cedar Point Water Toboggan.jpg 1890 early 1900s Unknown A slide built out into Lake Erie approximately where Windseeker stands today.
White Water Landing White Water Landing inside boat.jpg 1982 2005 Arrow Development A log flume water ride built on the former site of the original Shoot the Rapids. It operated for twenty-three years before it was retired to make room for Maverick. The station and queue are now part of Maverick's queue and gift shop.
Zugspitze[30] 1966 1971 Mack Rides A variation of a standard Mack Himalaya-type ride.

Defunct attractions[edit]

Ride Year opened Year closed Description
Aquarium 1967 2001 An aquarium featuring many fish. It was removed to make room for Wicked Twister.
Cedar Point Cinema 1975 2001 A 950-seat IMAX cinema featuring a 67-foot by 90 foot giant screen and an IMAX projection system. The screen was removed in 2001 and was renamed the Good Time Theater. After hosting ice skating shows from 2002-2014, the theater was removed at the end of the 2014 season for Valravn.[23]:p.153
Kid Arthur's Court 1982 1999 A kids play area with ball pits, a maze and rope climbing.
Peanuts Playground 1999 2007 A kids play area. It was removed to make room for Planet Snoopy.
Rock Climbing Wall 2000 2004 Upcharge rock climbing wall
Challenge Park 1992 2016 A small area that featured Challenge Racing, Skyscraper (removed during 2015-2016 offseason), Ripcord, and Challenge Golf (Closed Labor Day 2016). Removed to allow for expansion and rebranding of Soak City to "Cedar Point Shores"
Swan Boats 1997 2003 A swan boat style paddleboat ride.[31] They were re-located to Michigan's Adventure for the 2004 season. The pond used for the Swan Boats is now where Maverick's turnaround is.

Former shows[edit]

Show Year opened Year closed Location Description
American Portrait 2011 2011 Iron Dragon Midway A nighttime show themed to the Patriotic America. It occurred nightly around 10 pm and was shown on the big screen in front of the Cedar Point & Lake Erie Railroad station.[32] It was replaced by Luminosity — Ignite the Night!.
Great Western Band 1884 1884 Grove on lakeshore[27]
Hot Summer Lights 2006 2010 Iron Dragon midway
Mundy's Trained Wild Animal Show[7] 1908  ?
The Summer Spectacular 1995 2005 Iron Dragon midway A nighttime laser light show projected on a giant screen in front of the Cedar Point & Lake Erie Railroad train station. It was replaced by Hot Summer Lights.
Splash! 1999 2007 The Aquatic Stadium An innovative and daring high diving demonstration. It was replaced by All Wheels Extreme stunt show.

Rides relocated within Cedar Point[edit]

Ride Year moved Former location New location
Super Himalaya 1985 Near former Space Spiral spot Current Camp Snoopy spot
1999 Current Camp Snoopy spot Next to Corkscrew's station.
Matterhorn 1985 Near former Space Spiral spot Near Corkscrew
Monster 1987 Iron Dragon Gemini Midway
Midway Carousel 1994 Raptor (Cedar Point) Front entrance
Giant Wheel 2000 Millennium Force Next to Wicked Twister
Troika 2003 Top Thrill Dragster Near Gatekeeper
Ocean Motion 2011 WindSeeker Former Demon Drop spot
Rock, Spin, and Turn 2014 Gemini Children's Area Kiddy Kingdom
Space Age 2014 Gemini Children's Area Kiddy Kingdom
Dodgem 2015 Celebration Plaza Next to maXair
Tiki Twirl (formerly Calypso)
 1994
2015

Was on Main Midway until 1993, then moved for Raptor.

Next to Blue Streak Next to Giant Wheel

References[edit]

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