Yesterday we reported that a new secret ride might be being placed into Cedar Point. We now know that the speculated SlingShot will indeed be placed into the new Gemini Midway. Details that have been released reveal that the ride will shoot two riders 360 feet into the air while reaching speeds up to 62 miles per hour. The ride will be manufactured by Funtime based in Australia and will indeed be placed on the new Gemini Midway. SlingShot will be an upcharge attraction but details on pricing have not yet been released.
In addition to this exciting news, Cedar Point also gave new details on the new food offerings being served for the 2014 season. Already reported was the addition of Chickie’s and Pete’s Sports Bar but we now know that it will be replacing Game Time Grille located on the Blue Streak Midway. The restaurant will have a unique menu including such items as Philly Cheese Steaks, Lisa’s Blonde Lobster Pie and their legendary Crabfries. Another restaurant changing names is Donut Time. The early morning eatery will now become Starbucks. It is still unclear if the legendary Donut Time donuts will still be served at the location. Finally, Cedar Point will roll out a new Coke Freestyle station and Yogurt Plus near the new 2014 addition Pipe Scream.
New General Manager Jason McClure stated, “These additions show our commitment to offering our guests the best in family fun for the 2014 season. With a collection of 72 rides, including 17 roller coasters, three kids’ areas, live shows, unique and interesting places to eat and spend the night, Cedar Point offers something fun for everyone.”