Cedar Point Gets Rid Of Roller Coaster After Woman Was Injured On The Ride

Cedar Point retires Top Thrill Dragster roller coaster that injured woman last year – Detroit News

Cedar Point’s Top Thrill Dragster is being retired after 19 seasons and 18 million riders. The Top Thrill Dragster is considered to be the second tallest coaster in the world.

The coaster was 420 feet tall and went at a mind-blowing speed of 120 miles per hour. A new ride is being created in place of this extremely tall, incredibly fast coaster.

Cedar Point has kept its roller coaster shut down since 2021 after a woman was seriously injured on the ride. Upon investigation, the Ohio Department of Agriculture found the park did not violate state laws or department rules.

A small metal piece became disengaged from a roller coaster train and hit a female guest waiting in line for the ride, according to Cedar Point officials. The woman was treated at a hospital before being moved to Toledo.

In February, Ohio officials cleared Cedar Point in the incident involving the woman who was hit by a flying object from the coaster.

Top Thrill Dragster opened in 2003 as the tallest roller coaster in the world. However, since its grand opening the coaster has been plagued with maintenance issues, periodic shutdowns and weather-related challenges. It will be replaced by something “new and reimagined” at a later date.

To learn more about this Cedar Point coaster story, please consider the news outlets listed below to stay in the know.

  1. Cedar Point retires Top Thrill Dragster roller coaster that injured woman last year  Detroit News
  2. Cedar Point closing Top Thrill Dragster; ride to be ‘reimagined’ after injury  Akron Beacon Journal
  3. Cedar Point retiring Top Thrill Dragster  WJW FOX 8 News Cleveland
  4. Cedar Point is shutting down Top Thrill Dragster for good  cleveland.com
  5. Top Thrill Dragster Closing  FOX59 News
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