Cedar Creek Mine Ride

Roller coaster in the United States
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Cedar Creek Mine Ride
Cedar Point
Location Sandusky, Ohio, USA
Coordinates 41°29′05″N 82°41′26″W / 41.484789°N 82.690422°W / 41.484789; -82.690422
Park section Frontier Town
Status Operating since May 24, 1969
Rider height 48 inch minimum
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics
Product Runaway Train
Designer / calculations Ron Toomer
Type Steel - Hybrid
Riders per train 30
Propulsion 2 chain lift hills
Height 48 feet
Top speed 40 mph
Length 2540 feet
Inversions 0
Duration 2:42

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, with the oldest being Blue Streak. The ride was built by Arrow Dynamics and opened on May 24, 1969.


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.

In 2019, Cedar Creek Mine Ride celebrated its 50th anniversary. The attraction received some changes, including a new station soundtrack, special effects in the first tunnel and mineshaft scenery in the queue.[1]



Colour scheme

Black track and unpainted supports.


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.


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 foot 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.[2]



External links

Articles on Cedar Point