While looking over the Cedar Point site using our mobile devices the other day, we stumbled upon something quite interesting piece of information regarding the Cedar Creek Mine Ride. Soon, it appears that Cedar Point will be converting it into Cedar Creek Mystic Mine Ride. Although, few details are known, and, when we asked Cedar Point about this on Twitter, we just got a like, and now that information that we found is no longer on their site.
Was it listed too soon, and what does this mean for the park? While details have not been confirmed, here are some of our thoughts!
More Holovis Magic?
The partnership between Cedar Fair and Holovis appears to be a strong and creative one. If you ask Team Coaster Addict, this is a GREAT thing to see as we love much of what we’ve seen thus far. Other than the augmented reality (AR) Battle apps [masterpieces] that Holovis has designed for a few Cedar Fair parks thus far (Cedar Point and Kings Dominion – hopefully more to come), it also worked to enhance the storyline for the Mystic Timbers roller coaster that was unveiled earlier this spring. The added “Shed” experience was hyped leading up to the opening of the coaster, and many people found it to be a fun experience, especially for families with young enthusiasts. Along the way, it appeared that the “Shed” experience could appear in the future at other Cedar Fair parks, but where and when might this happen? Fast forward to the build up to the Cedar Point [Steel Vengeance] announcement, some enthusiasts wondered if Cedar Point was the next to get a “Shed“ -like experience. While it seems that no such thing will happen on Steel Vengeance, Cedar Point might just be working on creating a “Shed” experience for another ride in their amazing coaster collection, Cedar Creek Mine Ride.
Why Cedar Creek Mine Ride?
Cedar Creek Mine Ride has been around for a little while now. This Arrow Dynamics coaster was installed in 1969, and it has given millions of rides ever since, but the ride experience appears to have diminished ever so slightly, and it might be possible that park goers are less enthusiastic about riding it again and again. If true, adding a “Shed” experience might be just what it needs to draw in additional enthusiasm by families. With the massive thrill enthusiast angle being focused on Steel Vengeance (and rightfully so), this may be a perfect time to add a little something to an existing ride in the same area for other enthusiasts. Typically, Cedar Fair likes to take an area of the park and improve the entire experience throughout it, even (and especially when) they add new mega thrill machines. Instead of putting Cedar Creek Mine Ride on the chopping block, a smaller investment might just do the trick, and Holovis would likely be a fantastic fit for that project.
Why not Virtual Reality?
In recent years, diminishing rides or coasters that could use a new experience and bump in ridership have turned to virtual reality (VR) as a potential solution – whether permanent or temporary. However, Cedar Point has already been implementing a VR experience with its Iron Dragon roller coaster. Having multiple VR experiences just does not make a lot of sense, so the “Shed” is what may be the next “Go To” for Cedar Fair.
Surely, the park will announce something soon. As of this publication, we do not know who Cedar Point will be working with and even if this is a permanent or seasonal attraction. For all we know, it could be something added for HalloWeekend – although, we beg to differ. Assuming this is a Holovis project that gets implemented very soon, what other similar rides across the Cedar Fair chain of parks will be next on the list? Also, What’s in the Shed?