The Sandusky Register is reporting today that a Bolliger & Mabillard Consulting Wing Coaster will be debuting at Cedar Point next year, but will cause two losses to Cedar Point's ride roster.
   If the coaster is confirmed, Disaster Transport and Space Spiral will be removed from the park to allow room for the new coaster, which is proposed to be a "Front Gate Statement — a roller coaster that flies overhead, rolls and flies back — highly visible above guests entering the park.” 
   So, it is assumed that the coaster will occupy the space of Disaster Transport and Space Spiral, plus part of what is now the Premium Parking Lot.     According the article, the ride will have a 170-foot tall hill, and is said to be the longest ride time and track length than any other Wing-style roller coaster.
   Could this mean that we are loosing three attractions this year, including one that has been a staple of the park for over forty-five years?  We'll have to wait and see; there haven't been any confirmations from Cedar Point or Cedar Fair officials yet. 
   However, Lee Alexakos, the vice president of the marketing department at Cedar Point, has said that "we have not announced any plans for 2013 but we did announce a $25 million investment. This will be one of the largest capital expenditures ever," according the Sandusky Register article.

   Cedar Point confirmed today via Twitter that singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen will partake in a live performance on the newly-constructed Celebration Plaza Stage.
   The Call Me Maybe hit-maker will appear at Cedar Point on July 7, 2012 to perform! The concert will be free with park admission!

   I spent roughly five hours in the park yesterday, but mainly to take pictures! To the right are some pretty good pictures I got yesterday! (Yes, that is the Schwabinchen lady! The woodcrafter on the Frontier Trail makes replicas of her in various sizes.) 
   I also went through Dinosaurs Alive! (You can see pictures of that on the Dinosaurs Alive! page, which will be live later on today.) I will admit, I was not excited at all to go through it in the beginning, but as we enter Adventure Island, I realized something: it didn't turn out crappy.  All of the dinosaurs and the surroundings actually looked realistic! It was an amazing experience.  Of course, the exhibit will be the most exciting to the kids that are going through that dinosaur-obsession phase.  
   I did manage to hop on one coaster yesterday, which was Gemini. The ride was amazing as always, but the trains weren't completed yet: There weren't any stripes or decals on the sides of the train, which upset me, because the trains look horrible without the decals.
   So, check back here on Point Place, plus our Facebook page throughout the day to see all of the pictures from yesterday's trip!
   This passage is a direct quote from Cedar Point's official website:

"Cedar Point has announced that it is expanding its new Celebration Plaza. As a part of that expansion, Cedar Point will be removing the WildCat roller coaster. 

WildCat was coming to the end of its useful life. With the desired expansion to Celebration Plaza, coupled with the low ridership and increased maintenance costs, Cedar Point has decided to accelerate the removal of the ride. WildCat will be removed from the park prior to Opening Day and the materials will be sent to a recycling facility.

This expansion is one of several initiatives that will beautify the park midways and enhance guests’ experiences. Additional improvements include state-of-the-art lighting packages on Giant Wheel, Millennium Force and Power Tower, a new sound and lighting system along the park’s Main Midway and the re-painting of the Millennium Force and Blue Streak roller coasters.

Cedar Point remains committed to being the roller coaster capital of the world. New roller coasters, rides and attractions will always be a part of Cedar Point’s future."

   It's always sad to see a coaster go; it's almost like a close friend has died.  However, I believe WildCat's destruction comes for good reason.

   See our WildCat page for a complete history on the ride.

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       I am the webmaster and lone blogger for Point Place.  I started the Unofficial Cedar Point Blog on September 11, 2010, and it was hosted through Blogger.  In February 2012, the blog was transferred to Weebly, and was transformed into Point Place.  I enjoy going to and researching Cedar Point, taking care of my dog, Rosco, and listening to Lady Gaga and collecting Lady Gaga items.  I'm glad to serve as one of few Cedar Point bloggers around.


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