Cedar Point reveals opening date for SlingShot

SANDUSKY -- Thrillseekers will have a new reason to scream when Cedar Point unleashes its latest attraction this week -- SlingShot.

If you're brave enough, you can get your first taste of SlingShot's fury when the mean machine debuts Wednesday.

SlingShot will secure riders in an open-air, two-person capsule, which is then launched nearly 360 feet into the sky at speeds up to 60 mph.

Riders in the capsule will soar to the second-highest point of the Cedar Point skyline -- just below the 420-foot Top Thrill Dragster roller coaster.

After a brief feeling of weightlessness, riders will fall back toward the ground before catapulting back up and down until the capsule comes to rest back at the launching point.

Park officials say the ride also has a stand-out lighting package to help the Cedar Point night sky sparkle even more.

Initially, SlingShot's addition was kept a secret, but the surprise was spoiled when fan sites found a Cedar Point filing with the Federal Aviation Administration regarding the ride's construction. Park officials announced the ride shortly after in February.

Manufactured by Funtime in Australia, SlingShot is located near the Gemini racing roller coaster's ride entrance.

The majority of SlingShot's structure was erected in just two days earlier this month.

There is an extra cost to ride SlingShot, but the price has not been released.


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