The guys discuss Drew’s trip to get one last ride on Mantis and visit phantom fright nights and they talk a lot about some of the bad press lately from haunt events
This past Sunday was the final day of operation of Mantis at Cedar Point before it transforms into the floorless Rougarou in the 2015 season. Drew The Intern was at the park and filmed this great video of the last riders and a musical tribute to the now closed attraction.
This weekend is your last weekend to enjoy the Mantis roller coaster at Cedar Point. The coaster will be closing this Sunday. Preperation for its transformation to Rougarou has already began with a brand new paint job in the works. Drew the Intern will be at the park this weekend. Follow him on the In the Loop Facebook page or his personal Twitter page @DrewTheIntern Please share your Last Stand pictures with us on Facebook
A year ago from this upcoming weekend was one of the busiest days of the year for Cedar Point. Columbus day weekend saw thousands of people all trying to make there way across the causeway in a line that lasted hours, only to find that there were no parking spots available. Not only did they fill all the parking lots on the point, but people were being bused in from locations of the point to accommodate the large crowds. Then at the end of the night people waited up to 4 hours to exit the parking lot and start there journey home.
This year Cedar Point’s Bryan Edwards says they are ready if the crowds come back in large amounts this upcoming weekend. According to Edwards the park has made several changes to the parking lot and causeway to help with the flow of traffic.
Don’t forget Mantis is now open Fridays, and its last day is the 19th!
The original plans for Cedar Point’s Mantis roller coaster was to close is down on October 19th as they start its transition to the new floorless coaster Rougarou, but those plans have changed. Cedar Point officials say the stand-up coaster will remain open for the remainder of HalloWeekends. The coaster has already started its Rougarou transformation. Some sections of the coaster have been painted.
EDIT: According to Cedar Points Facebook Page the coaster will still close on the 19th. It will however be open on Fridays before the 19th.
EDIT: The News station removed the story and Cedar Point told us the coaster will close on the 19th