December 22, 2014

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Cedar Point announces permanent closing of roller coaster


Cedar Point announced that one of its steel scream machines will close permanently.

Mantis, which was billed the tallest, fastest and steepest stand-up roller coaster in the world when it opened on May 11, 1996, will shut down permanently at 8 p.m. Oct. 19, according to a press release from the park.

Mantis has provided more than 22 million unique rides for passengers secured in a standing position on trains.

“It’s time to say goodbye to one of the park’s coasters, and it’s certainly been a different kind of ride for our guests,” said Jason McClure, vice president and general manager of Cedar Point.

Additional plans for the 2015 season will be announced a later date, according to the park.