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Cedar Point announces Wicked Twister will close in September

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Posted at 4:40 PM, Aug 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-06 19:44:53-04

(WXYZ) — Cedar Point is saying goodbye to one of their roller coasters.

The park announced in a YouTube video that Wicked Twister will be closing with a last ride on September 6.

No announcement was made about what would replace the launch roller coaster.

Wicked Twister opened at Cedar Point on May 5, 2002. It's held the title for the world's tallest and fastest twisting impulse roller coaster. At 215 feet tall, the ride is "as daunting as it is a work of art," according to the park.

"Since it opened on May 5, 2002, Wicked Twister has given more than 16 million rides. For the next 31 days, we hope you have a chance to be a part of that ridership history and take one last launch on the world’s first record-breaking, double-impulse, five-time-LIM motor-launching, screeching teal and sunburst yellow steel behemoth," the park said.

The last ride will happen on Labor Day, Sept. 6. The park announced the attraction will close in 31 days to make room for "future park improvements." Further details on events surrounding the closure will be announced later.

The last time Cedar Point closed a roller coaster was when Mean Streak closed on September 16, 2016. The wooden roller coaster was then retracked and opened as the hybrid Steel Vengeance in May of 2018.

Here's a look at what it's like to ride Wicked Twister: