SANDUSKY, Ohio, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cedar Point's WindSeeker towering swing is now open!
The 301-foot-tall WindSeeker, the newest ride at the Sandusky, Ohio, amusement park/resort, opened for the season yesterday, Tuesday, June 14.
It is receiving rave reviews. Riders are clapping and cheering as they descend the tower to the ground.
"It was awesome. It goes so high," said Abbey Decker, an 11-year-old from Oak Harbor, Ohio. "I never knew Lake Erie was so big!"
Bordering the Cedar Point Beach, riders on the WindSeeker are treated to dramatic views of Cedar Point, Lake Erie and the Cedar Point Beach. On WindSeeker, riders sit in open two-passenger swings with their feet dangling in the breeze. The swings rotate around the 30-story center column as they slowly ascend the tower. At the top, riders are nearly face-to-face with the very top of the Power Tower and almost as high as the first hill of the Millennium Force roller coaster. (Guests must be at least 52 inches tall to ride WindSeeker.)
According to Cheryll McCarty, 40, from Bay Village, Ohio, "It is the best. The view was beautiful. I felt like I was on top of the world."
With the opening of WindSeeker, Cedar Point now has 75 rides, including 17 roller coasters, more rides than any park in the world.
In addition to WindSeeker, the park has recently opened several new live shows for the season. This summer's new offerings range from country favorites to classic rock and a gravity-defying stunt show with rollerbladers and skateboarders. An ice-skating show featuring Snoopy and the Gang opened over the weekend.
Earlier this month, American Portrait, Cedar Point's new nighttime show, opened for the summer. Sponsored by the Marathon Petroleum Company LP, American Portrait features patriotic music, high-def images and colorful pyrotechnics that illuminate the evening sky.
To save money on a visit to Cedar Point, the park has a variety of money-saving deals that are available online at cedarpoint.com. Even more savings are available to guests who stay at one of the park's resort properties. Resort guests also qualify for Early Entry and can enter the park one hour before it opens to the public.
For more information about WindSeeker and Cedar Point, please visit cedarpoint.com or call the park's General Information Line at 419.627.2350.
SOURCE Cedar Point