Cedar Point has become the latest Cedar Fair park to push back the opening of its new WindSeeker attraction, meaning that all four parks to install the tower ride have now suffered a delay.
The park had originally intended to open WindSeeker on May 13, in time for a special charity event. However, the Sandusky Register reports that heavy wind and rain over the last month have affected the park's ability to test the 301-feet-tall attraction. Cedar Point now hopes the ride will make its debut "no later than" Memorial Day.
Sister parks Canada's Wonderland and Kings Island have both suffered similar delays to the opening of identical WindSeeker rides, also citing the weather as a factor. Knott's Berry Farm's version is expected to open later this summer.
The rides, manufactured by Mondial, see guests swinging in circles around 301-feet-tall towers in a vertigo-inducing variation on the classic "Chair-O-Plane" attraction. Riders will reach speeds of up to 30 miles per hour but will still have time to take in panoramic views of the parks and beyond.
At Cedar Point, WindSeeker will replace Ocean Motion in the Cedar Point Beach area. The park claims that the new ride will be a tribute to the Sea Swings attraction, which dipped riders into the waters of Lake Erie in the early 1900s.
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