SANDUSKY, Ohio — Cedar Point fans have been waiting months for an update on what’s happening with the park’s Top Thrill Dragster roller coaster.
Now... A small tease has been unleashed...
Cedar Point shared a video at noon Monday that features various clips of the ride’s towering track. The 45-second video closes with the following message: “A new formula for thrills. Coming 2024.”
The biggest update here: We now have confirmation the updated version of Top Thrill Dragster is coming in 2024.
Cedar Point also launched a new page on their Web site to address the updated attraction.
"Cedar Point’s legacy of roller coaster innovation continues with a one-of-a-kind addition to the park’s world-renowned ride lineup, coming in 2024," their new page says. "Our entire team is hard at work, creating a new formula for thrills. Stay tuned for more details on this exciting new coaster coming to The Roller Coaster Capital of the World. We can’t wait for you to experience it!"
No additional information was revealed.
You can watch Cedar Point's video teaser in the player below:
The last time Cedar Point provided an update on the status of Top Thrill Dragster came on Sept. 6, 2022, as park officials confirmed their team was working to create "a new and reimagined ride experience."
Construction walls appeared around the attraction toward the end of the 2022 season as crews began working to dismantle some pieces of the track.
You can watch POV footage of the original Top Thrill Dragster roller coaster in the player below:
The ride has been closed since August 2021 after an incident in which a bracket came off the ride and struck a 44-year-old woman in the back of the head.
A 620-page report released in February 2022 by the Ohio Department of Agriculture, which oversees the state’s amusement parks, declared there was “insufficient evidence to find the action or inactions of Cedar Point violated any of the laws.” You can review that report HERE.
“Cedar Point has cooperated fully with ODA throughout its investigation into the incident and we will closely review the substance of ODA’s report," park officials said in a statement after the ODA report was released.
Top Thrill Dragster first opened at the Sandusky amusement park in 2003. Here's how the ride was described by Cedar Point:
Put the pedal to the metal because no speeding tickets are cited to Top Thrill Dragster. Three point eight….that’s 3.8… seconds. That is all it takes to go from a complete standstill to 120 miles per hour. You’ve never experienced speed like this. Even with a true drag strip “Christmas tree” light counting down the launch, you’ll never be ready for the pure adrenaline rush packed into a 17 second race. Riders are launched in the blink of an eye before sprinting straight up at a 90-degree incline. If you dare to open your eyes at the top you will see spectacular views only viewed by the bravest 420 feet in the air. But look quick, before you know it, you’re hurtling back to the ground in a 270- degree twist before crossing the finish line. We aren’t kidding when we say that this high-octane sprint to the checkered flag knows a thing or twenty about horsepower.