LIVE VIDEO: Channel 3 News at 6 p.m.    Watch
 

Photos: Cedar Point's ride graveyard

11:45 AM, Sep 23, 2012   |    comments
  • The Pirate Ride offered guests an dark, watery journey indoors through various scenes from 1966-1996. Its former home now houses The Magical House on Boo Hill attraction for kids during HalloWeekends. The pirate ship used for its exterior is now the entrance to Cut Throat Cove, a new outdoor haunted attraction underneath the Maverick roller coaster for HalloWeekends 2012. Photo by Ryan Haidet, WKYC-TV.
  • The Mill Race, which was open from 1963-1993, was a log flume ride. Photo by Ryan Haidet, WKYC-TV.
  • The Funhouse, which 'lived' at Cedar Point from 1966-1981, was a three-story walk-through attraction. Photo by Ryan Haidet, WKYC-TV.
  • The Cedar Point ride graveyard with its dead trees and grass sits near the Raptor roller coaster on the main midway. Photo by Ryan Haidet, WKYC-TV.
  • The Swan Boats, a paddleboat-style attraction, didn't last long at Cedar Point. They only paddled from 1996-2003 using the water where the Maverick roller coaster now roars above. Photo by Ryan Haidet, WKYC-TV.
  • The Funhouse, which 'lived' at Cedar Point from 1966-1981, was a three-story walk-through attraction. Photo by Ryan Haidet, WKYC-TV.
  • Car number 13 from the Frontier Lift, which was a second Sky Ride at the back half of the park. Photo by Ryan Haidet, WKYC-TV.
  • Guests glide above Cedar Point's ride graveyard as the Sky Ride passes directly overhead near the front of the park. Photo by Ryan Haidet, WKYC-TV.
  • The Demon Drop, brought screams to the front of the park from 1983-2009. Photo by Ryan Haidet, WKYC-TV.
  • Remembering Cedar Point's French Frolics. Anybody remember this ride? Photo by Ryan Haidet, WKYC-TV.
  • The Cedar Point ride graveyard with its dead trees and grass sits near the Raptor roller coaster on the main midway. Photo by Ryan Haidet, WKYC-TV.
  • The Cedar Point ride graveyard with its dead trees and grass sits near the Raptor roller coaster on the main midway. Photo by Ryan Haidet, WKYC-TV.
  • The Cedar Point ride graveyard with its dead trees and grass sits near the Raptor roller coaster on the main midway. Photo by Ryan Haidet, WKYC-TV.
  • The Cedar Point ride graveyard with its dead trees and grass sits near the Raptor roller coaster on the main midway. Photo by Ryan Haidet, WKYC-TV.
  • A new addition to the Cedar Point ride graveyard for HalloWeekends 2012 is the Space Spiral (1965-2012) observation ride. It came crashing down to its death on Sept. 12 as the park prepares to make room for the new GateKeeper winged coaster. Its tombstone reads: 'In '65 CP reached new heights in fun when Space Spiral began its lengthy run. Our tallest ride for many a year, its scenic view was nothing to fear.' Photo by Ryan Haidet, WKYC-TV.
  • New to the ride graveyard for 2012 is the WildCat (1979-2011) roller coaster. Park officials decided to remove it prior to the start of 2012's season for the Luminosity show. It's tombstone reads: 'WildCat is growling no more, in 2011 came its last roar. We'll miss its steep dives and climbs back to the top but not its sudden, final stop!' Photo by Ryan Haidet, WKYC-TV.
  • A new addition to the graveyard is Disaster Transport (1985-2012). The indoor coaster 'died' on July 29 as the park prepares to build the new GateKeeper winged coaster. Its tombstone reads: 'When bobsleds seemed too slow of pace we launched them into outer space! With a dim robotic staff, including 'Dave,' Disaster's riders had to be brave. One question remains, so I'll come out and ask ya, 'Did anyone ever actually arrive in Alaska?' Photo by Ryan Haidet, WKYC-TV.
  • Trabant, a spinning ride that operated from 1965-1990, rests in peace next to the WildCat coaster, which closed prior to the start of the 2012 season. Photo by Ryan Haidet, WKYC-TV.
  • Remembering the Schwarbinchen (1970-2002), a rotating ride that closed after 32 years in 2002. Photo by Ryan Haidet, WKYC-TV.
  • A glimpse down Cedar Point's ride graveyard, which haunts the main midway every HalloWeekends. Photo by Ryan Haidet, WKYC-TV.
  • The Wild Mouse rests in peace after its relatively short run at Cedar Point. The steel coaster reportedly squealed to a 'dead' stop in 1962. Photo by Ryan Haidet, WKYC-TV.
  • Remembering the Rotor (1961-1984) and the Jumbo Jet (1972-1978). The Rotor was a spinning ride in which the floor dropped out beneath guests' feet. The Jumbo Jet was a steel roller coaster.
  • Cedar Point's ride graveyard haunts the park's main midway near the Raptor roller coaster every HalloWeekends season. It features tombstones that honor the park's former rides. Photo by Ryan Haidet, WKYC-TV.
  • The Raptor roller coaster soars above Cedar Point's ride graveyard. Photo by Ryan Haidet, WKYC-TV.
  • Remembering the Tiki Twirl (1965 - 1984) and the Frontier Lift (1968-1985). Photo by Ryan Haidet, WKYC-TV.
  • A sign asking guests to remember the park's deceased rides. It reads: 'Over the years, our rides have increased. As a result, some are deceased. These rides may be gone, but they're not forgotten, though their motors have stopped and their wood has turned rotten. So pause for a minute; stop making merry: All we've got is their tombstones, they're too big to bury.' Photo by Ryan Haidet, WKYC-TV.
    
  • Share
  • Print
  • - A A A +

Cedar Point honors their 'dead' with a special ride graveyard during HalloWeekends. The display, which sits in the midway near Raptor, features gravestones for rides that have closed forever.

Most Watched Videos