After 26 years of dropping at Cedar Point the Demon will no longer be dropping in Ohio. Riders will only have a month or so left to take their final rides at the park. Sometime in early 2010 Demon Drop will be heading out west to its new home in sunny Southern California at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park.
Demon Drop which opened in 1983 is a 131 ft. tall tower built by Intiman of Switzerland. When the ride first opened it was one of several of its type (first generation drop tower) in the world. At the present time however, Demon Drop is the last of its kind in the United States and one of only four left in the world.
Screamin’ Swing, Knott’s Berry Farm’s up-charge swinging attraction is being removed to make room for Demon Drop. It is currently unknown as to where Screamin’ Swing will go, or if it will even find a home at all.
After passengers climb aboard the 4-person-cars the ride begins by moving backwards and ascending to the top of the tower. Once at the top, the car will slowly move forward and plunge 60 ft. down while reaching speeds of 55 mph until a computerized system slowly stops the car. Riders must be 48” inches or taller to ride.
Demon Drop is scheduled to open Memorial Day weekend 2010.