Top 10 Cedar Point news stories of 2015

Cedar Point’s 145th was the year of transformation. We asked the fans to help us pick the top stories of 2015. Here are the results.

5. Winter Chill Out event raises $27,000 for Give Kids The World

In February, Cedar Point enthusiasts got the opportunity to take a behind-the-scenes tour of the park in the off-season. The event raised $27,000 for Give Kids The World Village, a resort in Florida where children with life-threatening illnesses and their families are treated to weeklong, cost-free fantasy vacations.

Winter Chill Out

4. Rougarou opens as Cedar Point's first floorless coaster

Cedar Point kicked off the year of transformation in May when it debuted roller coaster number 17. Rougarou was the result of the conversion of the stand-up ride Mantis into a floorless coaster, the first at Cedar Point.


3. Transformed Hotel Breakers debuts after a two-year renovation

The largest single project in Cedar Point's history, the two-year Hotel Breakers renovation featured an all-new exterior and interior, newly-furnished and remodeled rooms, a full-service Starbucks, Surf Lounge and many other new amenities and offerings.

Hotel Breakers

2. Man struck and killed by Raptor after entering restricted area

On the day LeBron James gave his foundation's children hope for the future, a 45-year-old man's life came to a tragic end. The East Canton, Ohio man was struck and killed by Raptor while searching in a restricted area for his cellphone.


1. Cedar Point announces Valravn, the world's tallest, fastest and longest dive coaster

Cedar Point proved again why it is the Roller Coaster Capital of the World when it announced Valravn, the world’s tallest, fastest and longest dive coaster, new for 2016. With a 223-foot-tall first hill, Valravn will become Cedar Point's 18th coaster when it opens in May 2016.


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