Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Cedar Point and Columbus Zoo News

Two huge Ohio attraction announcements occurred this week. Though details on both are sketchy at best I still can’t help feeling extremely excited for both. It’s an exciting time of year and a good era to be living in Ohio.

First, the Sandusky Register is reporting that world famous amusement park Cedar Point will be building a new, record breaking B&M wing roller coaster for next season. At a cost of $25 million, the new ride will be 170 feet tall and is being billed as the longest and fastest wing coaster in the world. The bad news is two attractions have to be removed to make room – Space Spiral and Disaster Transport. These are two rides which the entire family can enjoy together. I hope they add a series of new family friendly rides after the new coaster is built.

Visit the Amusement Authority blog to learn more and stay up-to-date on all the latest Cedar Point 2013 coaster developments.

The second surprising news is our first glimpse at what the new Safari Africa expansion at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is going to look like. The zoo recently released and overhead layout rendering of the expansion, will be north of the current North America and Polar Frontier regions.

This new addition is on top of the new Stingray Bay interactive touch pool exhibit being added to the zoo this summer. It’s been awhile since we’ve been out there so we’ll have to go back soon to see what the status is on both of these projects.

Visit the Zoo Tails blog to see the overhead artwork for Safari Africa 2014 Columbus Zoo expansion. Be sure to subscribe to the site and follow me on Twitter for the latest construction updates.

I don’t know about you but 2013 and 2014 can’t come soon enough.

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