Cedar Point Announces Changes to Popular Coaster
It’s December, but the folks at Cedar Point are working year-round to make sure we have plenty of coasters to rock come this summer. For me, going to Cedar Point was always an annual tradition as a kid. I remember going with the Girl Scouts all the time. While I was scared of the big coasters, I did make it on a few. Those are definitely good childhood memories. Moreover, if you’re a Michigander, chances are you have some Cedar Point memories, too. Well, Cedar Point has announced changes to a popular coaster at their park. Here’s the deal.
The changes actually now give Cedar Point two 420-foot-tall roller coaster towers that hit the clouds over the Cedar Point Peninsula. So, you could say the park is bigger and better than ever.
Cedar Point construction crews have finished Top Thrill 2’s brand-new, 420-foot-tall vertical spike tower. The new structure joins the existing “top hat” tower, and it also changes the park’s famous skyline. What’s more, the final piece, a section of red steel track, was hoisted and secured into place on Sunday (Dec. 3), according to a release. “This significant milestone designates the completion of Top Thrill 2’s track work as the park prepares the ride for its 2024 debut,” the release states. “Guests will be launched in reverse at 101 mph, rising into the sky at a 90-degree angle on the new tower. This reverse launch is the second of three exhilarating launches on the ride.” It’ll be interesting pulling up to Cedar Point this summer and seeing a new skyline. Will they have to update their merch and post cards with the new skyline, too? Who knows, but for more information on Top Thrill 2, “the world’s tallest and fastest triple-launch roller coaster,” as well as addition information on the park’s upcoming season head to Cedarpoint.com.