Friday, April 27, 2012 4:56 AM
Cedar Point Press Release
Brace yourself for a high-speed race that ends with a splash.
Soak City’s newest slide, Dragster H2O, is a six-lane mat racer that sends riders through enclosed fiberglass tubes in a tight spiral that serpentine alongside each other, transitioning into a side-by-side racing configuration. Located in Soak City East, next to the first drop of Magnum XL200, it replaces two speed slides.
Friends compete for bragging rights, so there’s bound to be some close calls and boastful debates. Cedar Point fans chose the name, inspired by the park’s tallest, fastest coaster.
“The sensation of plunging headfirst and racing against friends down a six-lane slide is a new twist for splashing wet summer fun at Soak City,” said Rob Decker, Corporate Vice President of planning and design.
Dragster H20 has more capacity than any other slide in Soak City and can accommodate guests who are 42 inches tall, opening it up to more riders than most larger slides, said Jim Wolshuck, Cedar Point’s manager of waterparks.
“Cedar Point is an awfully large place, and it’s difficult to see it all in one day,” Wolshuck said. “Cooling off in the afternoon after walking around the hot midway is a great way to break up your day.”
Dragster H20 will be ready when Soak City opens for the season on May 26.
Facts & Figures
Cedar Point opens for the summer on Saturday, May 12 and will be open daily through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3, 2012 and Friday through Sunday through Oct. 28. Soak City opens May 26. For more details and additional information about Cedar Point, please visit the new cedarpoint.com or call the park’s general information line at 419-627-2350.
How does Marketing let a press release go out with the wrong name of one of their own managers? It should read John Wolshuck, not Jim.
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wait this replaced the speed slides? the two body slides with the sharp drops? I loved thoes slides they were my fav at Soak City. I would rather have thoes than the mat racer personally.
Fear Faire 2010-2011
I agree. The speed slides were the only slides worth my time at Soak City. I welcome the addition, but cannot understand why they chose to remove these.
Then again, I had no plans to revisit SC in the near future.Last edited by Kevinj, Saturday, April 28, 2012 2:46 PM
Promoter of fog.
What would be really nice is if they actually named the Water Slides. On the SC website there just called, "Water Slides".
Enjoy the rest of your day at America's Rockin' Roller Coast! Ride On!
meh my trips to CP are uallasy 2 day ride and slide passes. except for the fall when I work there.. Takeing a break/nap on the lazy river midway through the day is the way to do it. and yes I have actually fallen asleep on one of thoes rafts. woke up when my head smashed againest the concret edge.Last edited by KevinL332, Monday, April 30, 2012 4:16 PM
Fear Faire 2010-2011
^ I have done that too. A day to the water park is not complete untill I get a nap in. :)
Let's Get Weird.
I feel asleep on the adventure lazy river course a couple years ago. Do not do this with family!! They will put you directly under one of the waterfalls.
I hated those speed slides. Then again I am not much of a water park person. Though I do like the Zoom Flume, the far slide of the orginal slides and the lazy rivers. The Wave Pool is OK but not something I would go out of my way to do.
Best if the attendants stick with the plan of keeping this a race and start every lane simultaneously. It maximizes capacity and competition makes it more fun.
Not real crazy about the enclosed, curved tubes - lateral Gs are no match for the loads of air time you experience on open slides like Holiday World's mat racer.
Wishful thinking - when Soak City closes for the season, let's get some burlap mats and wax paper and remake... Sky Slide!
Just say no to trims
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