Cedar Point to open new SlingShot ride this summer

Cedar Point to open new SlingShot ride this summer

SANDUSKY, OH (WOIO) - Cedar Point is kicking off its year of family fun with the announcement of even more new attractions for the upcoming season.

The park previously announced the addition of two new rides (Pipe Scream and Lake Erie Eagles), along with changes to Camp Snoopy and the beginning of a two-year renovation project to Hotel Breakers.

Later this summer, Cedar Point will take screaming to new heights when it opens its new SlingShot ride. Billed as one of the most exciting vertical thrill rides around, riders on SlingShot will be secured in an open-air two-person capsule before being launched nearly 360 feet into the sky at speeds of up to 62 mph to the second highest point of the Cedar Point skyline – that's just below the tallest and fastest coaster at the park, Top Thrill Dragster!

After a brief feeling of weightlessness, riders will descend back towards Earth before catapulting back up and down until the capsule comes to rest back at the launching point. Manufactured by Funtime in Austria, SlingShot will be located near the Gemini roller coaster and will be an extra charge amusement ride.

Cedar Point opens for the 2014 season on Saturday, May 10. For a complete operating schedule, visit cedarpoint.com.

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