‘Always Cedar Point’: Former park GM recounts four decades of coaster hills, midway thrills in new book
With every new record-breaking coaster at Cedar Point, it’s easy to forget the ones that came before it.
Remember in 1976, when the Corkscrew was brand new, the first in the world with three inversions? H. John Hildebrandt does.
“In 1974, Cedar Point had four roller coasters: Blue Streak, Cedar Creek Mine Ride, Wildcat and Jumbo Jet,” writes Hildebrandt, who started working for the park as a seasonal employee in 1969 and went on, decades later, to become general manager. “It was the fifth coaster, the Corkscrew, which opened in 1976 that changed everything forever at Cedar Point.”