Cedar Point will spend more than $25 million in capital improvements for its 1999 season, the largest investment in the 128-year history of the park. The lineup features Camp Snoopy, a major family playland based on the world-famous PEANUTS characters, that will introduce Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Lucy and friends to Cedar Point guests, along with eight new rides highlighted by a family roller coaster; an expansion to the Hotel Breakers called Breakers Tower, which will showcase a 10-story wing of 230 rooms and suites; improvements to the Cedar Point Marina; Coasters, a '50s-style diner; and new stockarts at Challenge Park.
Cedar Point is already home to more roller coasters than any other amusement park in the world. Two of the nation's top ten roller coasters are found in this park: the Magnum XL-200, a 205-foot giant clocking speeds of 72 miles per hour; and the Raptor, a 137 foot inverted coaster with lots of twists, turns, and upside-down maneuvers. This year, the park unveils its newest coaster entry -- Mantis, the tallest, fastest and steepest "stand-up" coaster in the world. With its record-setting 119-foot loop and another 83-foot sideways loop at a 45 degree angle, Mantis will have its stand-up riders totally at its mercy. As if that's not enough, you'll also be turned upside down 4 times. This incredible ride cost $12 million to build, more than any other ride at Cedar Point. If you're still hungry for more, Cedar Point won't let you down. You can hit The Blue Streak, Demon Drop, Wildcat, Corkscrew, Gemini, The Iron Dragon, and The Mean Streak, just to name a few.