Testing of the WindSeeker tower ride at Cedar Point is now well underway, as the park works towards a public opening for the delayed new attraction.
The video below, posted by YouTube user ImpulsiveStudios, shows WindSeeker being tested at night. Cedar Point had originally intended to open the ride on May 13, 2011, but heavy wind and rain limited its ability to test the 301-feet-tall attraction. The park then targeted the Memorial Day weekend, but again failed to complete testing on time. No further potential opening dates have been announced.
Sister parks Canada's Wonderland, Kings Island and Knott's Berry Farm have all suffered similar delays to the opening of identical WindSeeker rides. The only installation of the ride to open to the public to date is Canada's Wonderland's, which is finally operational after a stuttering debut.
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 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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