Slingshot opened at Cedar Point in 2014 as part of the New Gemini Midway Expansion.
In 2005 maXair opened as the tallest and fastest frisbee ride in the world. In 2006 Skyhawk started swinging riders 125 feet into the air. Riders would twist and turn thru canyons on Maverick in 2007. In 2008 fun was out of this world for guest who braved Planet Snoopy, the park's new kids area that was relocated from Geauga Lake. Shoot the Rapids became Cedar Point's newest water ride in 2010. In 2011 riders would swing 301 feet into the air on WindSeeker. At the end of 2011, long time Cedar Fair CEO, Dick Kinzel retired. In 2012 Cedar Fair got a new CEO, Matt Oumitt. For 2012 Cedar Point added Dinosaurs Alive. GateKeeper would take guest upside down 6 times and over the new front gate in 2013.
SlingShot is the 5th ride Cedar Point has that takes riders over 300 feet. In addition, Space Spiral was also over 300 feet. The other rides at Cedar Point to go over 300 feet were: Power Tower (1998), Millennium Force (2000), Top Thrill Dragster (2003), and WindSeeker (2011).
SlingShot is the second tallest ride at Cedar Point.
The Slingshot ride experience beings when guest buy their ride tickets. Guest then go to the right side of the booth and walk up to the ride. This is also the place where you can buy your on ride video!
SlingShot tilts its riders on their back. They face the sky and wait.
As the ride bounces up and down the tower, the ride has a set of springs that stretch and shrank, causing the ride to move up and down.
The ride operator catches the car and connects it to the ground. Once this happens riders can exit the ride.
After Gemini Midway was renovated Cedar Point added several more additions that would round out its offerings. Cedar Point would add: Rougarou (2015, Valravn (2016), Cedar Point Shores Water Park (2017), Steel Vengeance (2018), Forbidden Frontier on Adventure Island (2019), and Cedar Point's 150th Anniversary Celebration (2021). All of these additions have helped make Cedar Point a better place.
Photos by: Jake Hamons and Cedar Point.
Last Updated: 5/20/2020