Coaster waiters get bathroom passes

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) - It might not be just excitement that has people hopping up and down while waiting to ride the world's tallest roller coaster at Cedar Point.
Park workers were handing out bathroom passes to those in line for the new Top Thrill Dragster on opening day Sunday, when riders waited more than four hours for the 17-second experience.
"We knew it was going to be a long wait, so we tried to make our guests as comfortable as possible," Cedar Point spokesman Robin Innes said. "We gave them passes to get back in line."
The coaster shoots riders up and over a single steep 420-foot hill and then plummeting back to earth.
The park plans to increase the number of trains on the coaster from three to five, Innes said. Each train carries 16 passengers.
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