New Floorless Roller Coaster at Cedar Point 2015
Cedar Point is the place people go to for Roller Coaster fun and this year brought the announcement that on October 19th the Mantis would be closing. Cedar Points fans new that a new announcement was sure to come with plans for the Mantis track or area. Today Cedar Point announced that Spring 2015 brings a new dynamic riding experience called Rougarou.
Named after a terrifying werewolf-like creature in French folklore, Rougarou [roo-guh-roo] feeds on screams and lurks in and around the swampy lagoon at the center of the park, shared with other coasters like Iron Dragon and Top Thrill Dragster.
Rougarou’s floorless trains will take riders on an epic journey at speeds reaching 60 mph as their feet dangle just inches above the track and the murky waters below. The trains will be manufactured by Bolliger & Mabillard, Monthey, Switzerland, the same team behind rides like Raptor and GateKeeper, and will transform the ride experience dramatically while utilizing the structure and track of the former Mantis roller coaster.
The ride begins with a climb to the top of the 145-foot-tall first hill, providing amazing views of the Cedar Point skyline. After reaching the apex, the trains will make a 180-degree turn to the right and plummet 137 feet, at a 52-degree angle, to within inches above the water. Thrill-seekers caught in Rougarou’s grasp will then be flipped upside-down by a 119-foot-tall vertical loop, spun around a 103-foot-tall dive loop, whipped around a highly-banked 360-degree turn and then twisted upside-down again by the world’s only inclined loop on a floorless coaster, angled at a wicked 45 degrees. Just when guests think the ride is over, the steel beast will take them through a 360-degree flat spin, tight and twisty turns and a figure-eight finale. Riders must be 54” tall to ride Rougarou.
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This information will have Roller Coaster fans chomping at the pit this winter season as they wait for more information regarding this New Floorless Roller Coaster. Make sure to check with Cedar Point online to stay up to date on the latest information. You can also follow them on their Social Media networks for the latest news and information.
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