According to Toledo's 13abc Action News, WindSeeker at Cedar Point, along with all of the other WindSeeker rides at Cedar Fair parks, will be closed temporarily so mechanics can complete a full ride inspection.
This news comes after an identical ride at Knott's Berry Farm malfunction while the circle of swings was at the top of the ride's tower, and left riders stranded for more than three hours.
Today, Toledo's 13abc Action News released on their website that they were told by park officials that Space Spiral will be torn down next week while the park is not in operation. Here is the direct quote from the website:
"After 47 years, the Space Spiral will be torn down to make room for a new rides at Cedar Point. Park leaders say it will come down sometime next week when the park is closed, but they haven't determined the exact date and time. The Space Spiral has been in operation since 1965 and is being torn down along with the Disaster Transport ride to make way for the new Gatekeeper roller coaster. Gatekeeper will be the park's first new coaster since the Maverick in 2007. It is expected to be ready to be roll at the beginning of the 2013 season."