Saturday, May 10, 2003

Bathroom passes ease wait for new coaster



The Associated Press

SANDUSKY, Ohio - It might not be just excitement that has people hopping while waiting to ride the world's tallest roller coaster at Cedar Point.

Park workers were handing out bathroom passes to those in line for the new Top Thrill Dragster on opening day, when riders waited more than four hours for the quick experience.

"We knew it was going to be a long wait, so we tried to make our guests as comfortable as possible," Cedar Point spokesman Robin Innes said.

"We gave them passes to get back in line."

The coaster shoots riders up and over a single steep 420-foot hill and then plummets back to earth.

The park plans to increase the number of trains on the coaster from three to five, Innes said.




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