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|WildCat in 2010|
|Designer / calculations||Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH|
|Model / product||Wildcat|
|Riders per train||4|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
Top speed40 mph
WildCat was a Schwarzkopf steel roller coaster located at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, USA. This roller coaster opened in 1979 replaced an identical roller coaster, the Wildcat, which was closed in 1978.
Removal[edit | edit source]
The park stated that the ride had come to the end of its useful life, citing low ridership and rising maintenance costs as reason for the removal. The ride was subsequently scrapped.
Incidents[edit | edit source]
On May 16, 2008 during the opening weeks of the season, a car traveling up the lift hill didn't make it all the way up, and rolled back down, hitting the car behind. Nine guests were injured, eight of wich were treated at a first-aid station in the park, one was treated and released at Firelands Memorial Hospital. This caused the ride to shut down for a month. WildCat reopened late 2008.
At around 5:00 PM on June 5, 2011, two cars on the ride collided, injuring seven people. No serious injuries were sustained. Three people were taken to Firelands Regional Medical Center as a precaution and four were released from the first-aid station without further treatment. The US Department of Agriculture classified the crash as an "incident".
References[edit | edit source]
- Cedar Point Ride Gravestones - CP Food Blog
- Cedar Point's WildCat roller coaster ceases roar - Morning Journal
- Celebration Plaza Expansion - Cedar Point (Wayback archive)
- Ohio's Cedar Point Donates Coaster Parts To Museum - 10TV
- WildCat closed after several guests were injured - The Point Online (Wayback archive)
|Roller coasters at Cedar Point|
|Present||Blue Streak • Cedar Creek Mine Ride • Corkscrew • GateKeeper • Gemini • Iron Dragon • Magnum XL-200 • Maverick • Millennium Force • Raptor • Rougarou • Steel Vengeance • Top Thrill Dragster • Valravn • Wicked Twister • Wilderness Run • Woodstock Express|
|Former||Broadway Trip • Cyclone • Dip the Dips Scenic Railway • Disaster Transport • High Frolics • Jumbo Jet • Leap the Dips • Loop the Loop • Mean Streak • Racer • Scamper • Super Coaster • Switchback Railway • Wild Mouse • Wild Cat • WildCat|