Be the first to ride Cedar Point’s world-record-breaking Steel Vengeance

Cedar Point and the LeBron James Family Foundation are giving park guests the chance to be the very first public riders on the park's new hyper-hybrid roller coaster.


Tuesday, March 13, 2018 4:19 PM


Cedar Point Press Release

SANDUSKY, Ohio, March 13, 2018 – Cedar Point and the LeBron James Family Foundation are giving park guests the chance to be the very first public riders on the new Steel Vengeance hyper-hybrid roller coaster. The Steel Vengeance First Rider Benefit, set for Friday, April 27 from 6 – 10 p.m., is a fundraising event which benefits the LeBron James Family Foundation.

Tickets for the First Rider Benefit are $75 per person and will go on sale Monday, March 19 at cedarpoint.com. For riders who want additional bragging rights, tickets for access to the event and the coveted first public train are $250 each and can also be purchased online. Tickets for this event will be limited and are expected sell out.

The Steel Vengeance First Rider Benefit gives guests exclusive access to the new Steel Vengeance roller coaster, rides on the Maverick roller coaster, complimentary food & beverage and a commemorative souvenir.

“We’re excited to once again be working with Cedar Point on another exclusive first rider event,” said Michele Campbell, executive director of the LeBron James Family Foundation. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for participants to experience this incredible roller coaster first, and the event helps us continue to create positive change for students and families in Northeast Ohio through our programming that continues to grow every day.”

After the First Rider Benefit, an exclusive event for Cedar Point Season and Platinum Passholders will take place in FrontierTown April 30, May 1 and May 2. The Passholder FrontierTown Hoedown gives Passholders a chance to visit FrontierTown from 4 – 10 p.m. to ride Steel Vengeance, Maverick, the Cedar Point & Lake Erie Railroad, Cedar Creek Mine Ride, Skyhawk, Antique Cars and Wave Swinger. Guests will also have the opportunity to sample select FrontierTown food & beverage items, play games and meet the Steel Vengeance outcasts – Blackjack, Chess & Digger.

Tickets for the Passholder FrontierTown Hoedown are free and available only to Season & Platinum Passholders while supplies last. Tickets will be made available April 10 at cedarpoint.com and a valid 2018 Season or Platinum Pass ID number is required. Passholders must choose one of the three event days, April 30, May 1 or May 2.

Steel Vengeance is the world’s first “hyper-hybrid” roller coaster, combining a massive wooden structure with smooth, steel track, creating a dynamic experience that includes a massive 200-foot drop, four inversions, a top speed of 74 mph and the most airtime on any roller coaster on Earth. In all, Steel Vengeance breaks 10 roller coaster records and is another first-of-its-kind for Cedar Point.

For more information on the First Rider Benefit and the Passholder FrontierTown Hoedown, guests can visit cedarpoint.com to purchase or claim their tickets.

About the LeBron James Family Foundation

Recognizing the life-changing importance of education, The LeBron James Family Foundation invests its time, resources and attention in the kids of James’ hometown in Akron, Ohio. Through its I PROMISE program, the foundation serves more than 1,200 Akron-area students by providing them with the programs, support and mentors they need for success in school and beyond. In 2015, James partnered with The University of Akron to guarantee four-year college scholarships to all eligible students who graduate from high school and complete the criteria in the classroom and in the community. In 2018, all of the Foundation’s interventions and research-based incentives – along with its “We Are Family” philosophy – will be implemented into a brand new Akron Public School, the I Promise School, dedicated to giving Akron’s most challenged students and their families the resources and wraparound supports needed on the path to a better future.

About Cedar Point

Cedar Point is A Place Like No Other™ and is home to 71 rides, including 18 world-class roller coasters, the Cedar Point Shores Waterpark, a mile-long beach, marinas, hotels and more. Cedar Point has been named the “Best Amusement Park in the USA” in the USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. The park is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: FUN), a publicly traded partnership and one of the largest regional amusement-resort operators in the world. The Company owns and operates 11 amusement parks, two outdoor water parks, one indoor water park and four hotels. For more information, see cedarfair.com.