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Is it May yet? No not yet, but I am so ready to ride all the coasters at Cedar Point! One of the rides I look forward to riding is the WildCat, here is a very cool on ride video that I found on YouTube.
Just one phrase will work… Let’s Ride!
See all of Ed’s pictures; Photo Trip Report – Cedar Point and Geauga Lake 1977. Also taken by Ed this rare on ride photo:
A great shot from the back of the train looking forward while climbing the spiral lift hill. This slow climb gave you time to think about what was going to happen on that first hill. Can’t you almost feel the Jumbo Jet in motion?
My first trip to Cedar Point was in 1974 and up until that point I had only ridden carnival rides and rides at the Ohio State Fair. So you can understand my excitement when I found out our last stop on our 8th grade class trip would be Cedar Point. When I watched this clip on YouTube, I thought WOW this is the Cedar Point I remember. Don’t miss the Jumbo Jet at :42, 5:50 and 6:00. Also
With platinum passes in hand, I am so excited for Cedar Point to open! Let’s Ride!
For the most part when Cedar Point buys a new ride it is the deluxe edition, however CP’s Jumbo Jet was kinda a plain Jane with not much of a theme to it. According to this sales card there was a deluxe model:
This Jumbo Jet has a lot more lights and a more festive feel to it… It makes you wonder why CP stuck with the plain version? Got that 70’s flower power going? Make peace not war… Far out Jumbo Jet!
It’s about that time when Cedar Point starts looking for employees to fill it’s part time job list. One of my favorite sites is Roller Coaster Freak, I find a lot of cool stuff on there brochure page. Oddly enough, I don’t know why I looked at the “1975 Employment brochure”, I found several pictures of our beloved “Jumbo Jet”:
What a cool picture.. The Jumbo Jet along with the Matterhorn and Space Needle and in the distance is the big Ferris Wheel. The only thing missing is a clear view of the building with the polka dot roof!
WOW this winter is just dragging on and on or WHAT? All I want is for it to get warmer and then I’ll be ready for CP’s opening day. Please say it will be soon… THINK SPRING… Now say it with me… THINK SPRING… Now if I could just talk CP into buying back the Jumbo Jet… Please say YES Cedar Fair!
I’m ready are you? Let’s Ride!!!