It’s gone. Disaster Transport, the indoor roller coaster that rocked Cedar Point for nearly 30 years, has been completely reduced to rubble.
The last standing portion of the structure (the part with the large “12 E”) came crashing down to the ground around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday — a little more than four weeks since Disaster Transport made its final journey on July 29.
All that remains is a pile of rubble near Lake Erie, which will be completely cleaned up soon.
Although Disaster Transport’s site is surrounded by a fence, guests have been able to watch the demolition take place, which park spokesperson Annie Zelm says is a “fairly uncommon occurrence.”
“Rides are typically removed during the off season when the park is empty, but the fact that Disaster Transport is being taken out in plain view is a testament to the magnitude of the construction project Cedar Point is undergoing with the addition of GateKeeper (the new coaster for 2013),” Zelm explains.
Facts about Disaster Transport and its removal:
– The large robot seen inside the ride (Zelm says it’s known as “Beep-Bop”) now lives inside the lobby of the Cedar Point marketing office.
– Approximately 3.4 million pounds of steel were removed from the ride.
– Another 8 million pounds of concrete foundations and floors are still being removed.
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