SlingShot (Cedar Fair)

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SlingShot
Cedar Point SlingShot towers and ride in motion (1594).jpg
View of an active SlingShot ride from the Gemini Midway at Cedar Point.
Cedar Point
AreaGemini Midway
StatusOperating
Opening date2014
Kings Island
AreaOktoberfest
StatusOperating
Opening date2002
Carowinds
AreaCarousel Park
StatusOperating
Opening date2015
Canada's Wonderland
AreaAction Zone
StatusOperating
Opening date2015
General statistics
ManufacturerFuntime
ModelSling Shot
Speed62 mph (100 km/h)
Vehicles1
Riders per vehicle2
Height restriction48 in (122 cm)

SlingShot is a reverse bungee ride built by Funtime at four Cedar Fair amusement parks: Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio; Kings Island in Mason, Ohio; Carowinds in Charlotte, North Carolina; and Canada's Wonderland in Vaughan, Ontario. SlingShot charges an additional fee to ride.[1]

History[edit]

The ride opened at Kings Island in 2002.

The ride was announced as a part of the additions for the 2014 season at Cedar Point, along with the addition of Pipe Scream and Lake Erie Eagles, and a renovated Gemini Midway.[2] It was built by Funtime.[3] It opened at Cedar Point on July 2, 2014 after being open to employees for a few days.[1]

Ride[edit]

Video of SlingShot at Cedar Point

Cedar Point[edit]

SlingShot is 236 feet (72 m) tall and is located on the Gemini Midway, next to the Gemini. Riders in a two-person capsule are attached to cables and a patented spring propulsion device incorporating up to 720 specially designed springs. The capsule is launched 360 feet (110 m) into the air at 62 miles per hour (100 km/h) and bounced up and down until it comes to rest at the launch point.[3] The ride is the second highest at Cedar Point, about 70 feet (21 m) shorter than Top Thrill Dragster and 50 feet (15 m) higher than Millennium Force.[2][4]

Kings Island[edit]

SlingShot is located in the Oktoberfest area and the capsule is launched 275 feet (84 m) into the air going up to 100 miles per hour (160 km/h).[5]

Carowinds[edit]

SlingShot is located in the Carousel Park area. The capsule is launched 300 feet (91 m) into the air at speeds of 60 miles per hour (97 km/h).[6]

Canada's Wonderland[edit]

SlingShot is located in the Action Zone area. The capsule is launched 295 feet (90 m) at speeds up to 100 km/h.[7]

Operations[edit]

Sign above SlingShot sales booth with one of the ride's towers visible in the background.

As of 2014, the ride costs $19.99 per rider. Platinum season pass holders receive a 10% discount.[1] Riders can purchase a video of themselves on their ride for $19.99.[4] The video is displayed at the ride's sales booth and at Cedar Point is visible from Gemini Midway.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Haidet, Ryan C. (July 1, 2014). "Cedar Point announces price to ride SlingShot". WKYC. Retrieved July 13, 2014.
  2. ^ a b Glaser, Susan (July 1, 2014). "Cedar Point's new SlingShot ride to debut Wednesday". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved July 13, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "SlingShot". Cedar Point. Retrieved July 13, 2014.
  4. ^ a b Geftos, Tony (July 4, 2014). ""Slingshot" extreme ride now open at Cedar Point". WTVG. Retrieved July 13, 2014.
  5. ^ "Sling Shot". Kings Island. Retrieved September 1, 2014.
  6. ^ https://www.carowinds.com/play/rides/slingshot
  7. ^ https://www.canadaswonderland.com/play/rides/slingshot

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