Published: October 21, 2009 at 9:54 AM
Yeah, kinda sad to see Demon Drop go, but it's time. It was a mid-1980's addition, and at that time it was fairly groundbreaking. It got lost in the coaster bubble of the 1990's, but still enjoyable. I always enjoyed a ride or three on it upon arrival, just to warm up my Coaster Legs!
But yes, space is starting to become a concern at CP, and so unfortunately some of my childhood favorites are going. White Water Landing made way for Maverick, and so must Demon Drop make way.
The front of the park needs some attention anyhow. Besides Wicked Twister, which is not for the timid by any means, the only other major attraction in that area of the park (unless you count the Needle. I don't.)is Disaster Transport.
Disaster Transport was mediocre when it was Avalanche Run(also a mid-80's addition), and the covering and re-theming of it was interesting for a few years. But ultimately, it was still a mediocre ride. It's now past its time, too. I would venture to guess, in fact, that the corner of the park that these two attractions occupy is actually one of the least crowded areas of Cedar Point. Most visitors head straight for Raptor, Millenium Force, etc.
Getting rid of Demon Drop doesn't do much for CP space-wise, but getting rid of Disaster Transport too would provide space for at least one new major attraction.
That's why I suspect that this season will be Disaster Transport's final one, as well.