A forward view of Cedar Point’s new roller coaster, Steel Vengeance, which opens during this summer season. Video courtesy of Cedar Point.
SANDUSKY, Ohio – Cedar Point probably wanted the debut of its new Steel Vengeance coaster to trend on Twitter, but not like this.
The much-heralded coaster was shut down most of Saturday.
The ride re-opened late Saturday, according to Cedar Point spokesman Tony Clark, and will be open Sunday as scheduled.
People eager to ride the new record-shattering “hyper-hybrid” roller coaster, with a steel track set on a wooden framework, were turned away after the ride had been in operation only a short time on the park’s opening day.
Clark gave the Port Clinton News Herald the following statement afterward:
“At approximately 1:30 p.m., a Steel Vengeance train returning to the station lightly bumped a parked train in the loading station. There were guests on both trains. Four guests requested a review at the ride by the park’s First Aid team and went back into the park. All other guests left the ride and continued their visit.
Steel Vengeance is currently closed while the incident is under review. There is no further information at this time.”
The closure led to tweets, as one might expect.
And this …
And some people looked for a silver lining.
Cedar Point premiered Steel Vengeance, the park’s new record-breaking, hyper-hybrid wood and steel roller coaster.
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Cedar Point says this ride is the world’s tallest, fastest and longest hybrid coaster.
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