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Cedar Point reverses cell phone ban on Steel Vengeance roller coaster for 2019

There are still some restrictions before you can climb aboard the record-breaking hybrid roller coaster.

SANDUSKY, Ohio — Cedar Point has announced a big change regarding the Steel Vengeance roller coaster.

Last year, the park had banned all cell phones on the new ride a few weeks after it opened for its inaugural season. The coaster’s intense nature with record-breaking airtime would frequently send phones flying out of peoples’ pockets.

WATCH | Steel Vengeance in action

You couldn’t even get in line for Steel Vengeance if you had a cell phone with you. Park employees waited at the ride’s entrance to strictly enforce the policy that required everybody to leave their cell phones in a locker or with a non-rider. It didn't matter if your phone was in a pocket. You couldn't bring it in line. No exceptions.

But that changes this year.

Cedar Point spokesperson Tony Clark tells WKYC they are reversing the cell phone ban by adding zippered pouches at every seat on Steel Vengeance where guests can safely secure loose articles.

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There are still some restrictions, though.

“Waistpacks and loose articles of any kind including purses, backpacks, beverage containers, etc. may not be taken past the entrance, or in line and may not be left on the ride platform,” according to the park’s revised loose article policy for Steel Vengeance.

Cedar Point opens for the season on Saturday, May 11.

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