1977 - 2018
Witches' Wheel opened in 1977 as an expansion of the Corkscrew Midway. Witches' Wheel was a classic Enterprise ride.
In the 1960's Cedar Point was expanding rapidly. In 1967, Frontier Town was added to the top of the Cedar Point peninsula. In 1968 and 1969 Frontier Town was expanded. In 1969 Cedar Creek Mine Ride was added to Frontier Town. In 1970 Cedar Point celebrated its 100th anniversary with an expanded midway and a new roller coaster named Wildcat (1970 - 1978). In 1971 Frontier Trail became the first path to connect Frontier Town to the main park. Giant Wheel was added to Cedar Point in 1972. In 1975 Cedar Point Cinema (1975-2001) became Cedar Point's large-scale theater. In 1976 Corkscrew became the first roller coaster in the world to flip riders upside down 3 times!
Witches' Wheel was built by HUSS Park Attractions. HUSS later built 2 other rides for Cedar Point, Ocean Motion (1981) and maXair (2005).
Witches' Wheel is an enterprise ride. The enterprise ride was developed in the early 1970's. The first ride opened in 1972.
Witches' Wheel was a permanent park model.
Witches' Wheel's Impact on Cedar Point
In the years following the opening of Witches' Wheel, Cedar Point would add attractions that would balance out the park. Over the next 41 years, Cedar Point would add 20 roller coasters, 4 children's areas, 2 water parks and much more. After Witches' Wheel, Cedar Point added: Gemini (1978), Jr. Gemini (1979),Oceanea (1980-1997), Ocean Motion (1981), White Water Landing (1982-2005), Demon Drop (1983-2009), Avalanche Run (1985-1989), Thunder Canyon (1986), Iron Dragon (1987), Soak City Water Park (1988-2016), Magnum XL-200 (1989), Disaster Transport (1990-2012), Mean Streak (1991 - 2016), Challenge Park (1992-2016), Snake River Falls (1993), Raptor (1994), Mantis (1996-2014), Power Tower (1998), Camp Snoopy (1999), Millennium Force (2000), Wicked Twister (2002), Top Thrill Dragster (2003), maXair (2005), Sky Hawk (2006), Maverick (2007), Planet Snoopy (2008), Shoot The Rapids (2010-2015), WindSeeker (2011), GateKeeper (2013), Pipe Scream (2014), Wilderness Run (2014), Rougarou (2015), Valravn (2016), Cedar Point Shores Water Park (2017), and Steel Vengeance (2018). All of these new attractions have brought Cedar Point new innovation and new technology that have made Cedar Point the Roller Coaster Capital of the World!
Photos by: Mike Metzger, Cedar Point, Russ Haudan, and Jake Hamons
Last Updated: 05/31/2020