It’s not every day that you see an implosion at a theme park or an observation deck come crash down to the ground. But, that’s exactly what happened at Cedar Point. On the morning of September 12th, a crew used explosives to implode the ride to make way for their record-setting 2013 wing coaster, GateKeeper.
Here’s a video from up-close taken from a camera near where the tower landed:
Here’s a video from afar with clips of Gatekeeper at the end. You can really hear it accelerate as it nears the ground and the cabin slides upward.
And, here’s the result of the impact. The ride’s cabin was smashed up pretty good.
I know that there are many that will miss this attraction, but on the bright side you’re getting a great-looking new roller coaster that’s almost certain to be another quality ride from Bolliger & Mabillard.