Article source for : R.I.P. Wildcat
Toledo Blade: "Cedar Point Shuts Down WildCat":http://www.toledoblade.com/business/2012/05/02/Cedar-Point-shuts-down-WildCat.html
_Officials at Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky announced Wednesday the WildCat roller coaster will be removed prior to the park's May 12 opening. It's been operating at the park for 33 years and given more than 18 million rides._
_Park officials say the roller coaster had increased maintenance costs and low ridership. Materials from the ride will be sent to a recycling facility._
Yeah, it was old & dorky....and left parts of my body black & blue every time I rode it (it was a _little_ rough, to say the least), but it was almost tradition to ride the thing once each time we went there. It was the first "real" (non-county fair) roller coaster I ever rode. But it couldn't compete...at all...with the supercoasters all over the park.
Oh well...time marches on. "Take one last ride":http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iPEPJm8aR8 via YouTube...