New Cedar Point Ride Leaves Coaster Fans Stranded on Park’s Opening Weekend
Taking a virtual ride on Cedar Point's newest rollercoaster proved to be a little less frightening. The park's new 'Wild Mouse' ride left riders stranded mid-ride during Cedar Point's opening weekend.
New Coaster Has a Few Bugs
Cedar Point debuted the new rollercoaster dubbed Wild Mouse this weekend as the park opened once again for the season. The snafu occurred Thursday (5/4) during a preview day held for coaster enthusiasts and members of the media.
You can take a virtual ride on Wild Mouse in this point-of-view video.
According to the Akron Beacon Journal, one of the ride's cars stopped near one of the new coaster's highest points, and another stopped amid the winding turns which are closer to the ground.
The passengers who were riding in the stalled cars were rescued by park personnel and had to climb down safety staircases. None of the passengers in Thursday's incident suffered any injuries.
About Wild Mouse
Wild Mouse is Cedar Point's newest rollercoaster, debuting this weekend in The Boardwalk area of the park. It's a fairly tame coaster compared to some of the park's other rides, reaching a height of 52 feet and a top speed of 35 miles per hour.
The more family-oriented ride seats up to four people in seven cars. The cars on Wild Mouse can spin a full 360 degrees with each ride theoretically different because the number of riders in each car can affect how the cars spin during the ride.
Top Thrill Still Closed
Cedar Point's Top Thrill Dragster was closed in 2022 after a Swartz Creek woman was injured by a piece of the ride that became dislodged. A new revamped Dragster is expected to be open sometime during the 2024 season.