Cedar Creek Mine Ride

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Cedar Creek Mine Ride
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Cedar Point
Location Sandusky, Ohio, USA
Status Operating since May 24, 1969
Statistics
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics
Designer / calculations Ron Toomer
Type Steel - Hybrid
Product Mine Train
Riders per train 30
Propulsion 2 Chain Lift hills
Height 48 feet
Top speed 42 mph
Length 2540 feet
Inversions 0
Duration 2:42
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Cedar Creek Mine Ride is a steel hybrid roller coaster located at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, USA. It is the second oldest operating roller coaster in the park; the oldest being Blue Streak. The ride was built by Arrow Dynamics and opened in 1969.

History

Cedar Creek Mine Ride in 1984.

On May 24, 1969, Cedar Creek Mine Ride officially opened to the public. It was one of the two roller coasters at Cedar Point with two lift hills, with the other one being Iron Dragon.

Design

Elements

Trains

4 trains with 5 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows, for a total of 30 riders per train.

Incidents

  • On May 24, 1984, a 5-year-old boy suffered a fractured skull and bruises after falling from the train's front seat during its 30 metres drop. The ride had a 48 inch height restriction when it opened in 1969, but this was later relaxed to 48 inches or accompanied by a parent, so the boy may have been too small to ride. After the incident, the park reinstated the original 48 inch height restriction and modified the lap bars.[1]

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