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High-Flying Excitement! Skyscraper To Spin at Cedar Point's Challenge Park

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February 12, 2008

SANDUSKY, Ohio, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Just when you thought that they
couldn't possibly add any more thrills and wild rides to the shores of Lake
Erie, Cedar Point amusement park/resort has announced that Skyscraper, a
towering thrill ride, will debut this summer in the Challenge Park activity

Skyscraper will be unlike any ride you have ever experienced on the
Cedar Point Peninsula. Featuring a giant propeller consisting of two arms
that will spin guests in a full circle, Skyscraper is one of the most
thrilling rides in the amusement industry.

Four riders, two on each arm, will sit in open cars with their feet
dangling, on opposite ends of the propeller. The arms of the propeller
quickly rotate in a clockwise or counterclockwise direction, spinning
riders 16 stories into the air at speeds of up to 55 mph. At its highest
point, riders will be upside down 160 feet above the ground!

The hair-raising ride lasts approximately two minutes. Onlookers can
take part in the fun by watching a live streaming video of the passengers
screaming in delight as they soar through the air. Riders aboard Skyscraper
will have the opportunity to purchase this memorable video after completing
their thrilling ride.

Manufactured by Gravity Works, Inc., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada,
Skyscraper will welcome its first passengers when it opens to the public in
May. Skyscraper will have an individual ride fee, and admission to Cedar
Point will not be required.

"We are very excited about introducing a ride of this caliber to
Challenge Park," said Bill Spehn, vice president of park operations for
Cedar Point. "Skyscraper will be a great addition to the thrilling rides
and experiences that we offer our guests this summer."

Located between Cedar Point and Soak City, Challenge Park also features
the RipCord Skycoaster, two high-speed go-kart tracks and two challenging
18- hole miniature golf courses. Challenge Park is open to the public, and
admission to Cedar Point or Soak City is not required. Each attraction
requires a separate fee. Special combo packages that include discounted
tickets for the attractions at Challenge Park will be available this

For more information, log on to or call the park's
general information line at 419.627.2350.

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