Cedar Point has announced today that it is expanding its new Celebration Plaza. As a part of that expansion, Cedar Point will be removing the WildCat roller coaster. In a statement on their website, they said…
WildCat was coming to the end of its useful life. With the desired expansion to Celebration Plaza, coupled with the low ridership and increased maintenance costs, Cedar Point has decided to accelerate the removal of the ride. WildCat will be removed from the park prior to Opening Day and the materials will be sent to a recycling facility.
This is the first roller coaster that Cedar Point has removed since the Jumbo Jet in 1978.
They said this expansion is one of several initiatives that will beautify the park midways and enhance guests’ experiences. Cedar Point remains committed to being the roller coaster capital of the world which means that new roller coasters, rides and attractions will always be in the future plans of the park.