Cedar Point will remove water ride

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) - Cedar Point says it will remove a water flume ride to make room for future developments at the amusement park.

White Water Landing, which sits near the back of the park, will be removed after the season ends Oct. 30.

There are no immediate plans for the space, said park spokesman Bryan Edwards.

"We might have something better to put in the area," he said Thursday.

The ride's popularity has dropped off in recent years, Edwards said. It was built in 1982 and has given more than 28 million rides.

The amusement park announced earlier this year that it is trying to sell Demon Drop -- a 131-foot tall ride that drops riders at speeds up to 55 mph.

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