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NEW blog entry on #IronDragonVR:

  • Iron Dragon by itself is a great family coaster.
  • During the day, you’ll be able to experience Iron Dragon like you normally would, no virtual reality headset and no additional tech (we know Iron Dragon is a great transition coaster for little thrill seekers looking to progress to the next level of coaster).
  • Riders must be 48” tall to ride Iron Dragon, and to experience Iron Dragon: VR, they must also be 13 and older (this is a headset manufacturer requirement).
  • Iron Dragon: VR doesn’t replace the traditional coaster experience; it enhances it.
  • Come early for Iron Dragon, or come back again to see the little surprises you may have missed while riding Iron Dragon: VR!

Iron Dragon: VR doesn’t replace the traditional coaster experience; it enhances it. Ride the new and improved Iron Dragon Virtual Reality Roller Coaster Today!

@TonyClarkCP: NEW blog entry on #IronDragonVR:

When it comes to Cedar Point, one day is never enough. How will you spend your days? We have a few ideas, but the possibilities are endless!

Located just steps away from Cedar Point, Hotel Breakers is the perfect place to stay after a perfect, jam-packed day of thrills at the park. Rest up! There’s more than one day of fun here.

Enjoy the perks of Platinum – unlimited admission, free parking, early entry, exclusive ride nights, and special discounts on food, merchandise and more! There’s no better way to experience everything Cedar Point has to offer.

First and foremost, Cedar Point is about fun. Fun for everyone! Here’s all you need to know about navigating the park and making the most of your day.

You’re probably skeptical. I was at first. I had heard all the hype about adding virtual reality headsets to rides and thought, “isn’t the actual ride thrilling enough?” 

The short answer is, “yes, but…”

We’re going to talk about Iron Dragon: VR in particular, because that’s what we’re opening on June 9. Iron Dragon by itself is a great family coaster. Swinging and swaying with great drops, turns and two lift hills. It’s like double the ride!

To do great virtual reality on a coaster, the ride has to have smooth transitions and no unexpected jolts or turns. Iron Dragon was the perfect candidate to test this late last summer. And guests loved it. I have to think they were skeptical, too!

But we’re extremely conscious of providing a great guest experience. So what does that mean? Instead of running Iron Dragon: VR all the time, we’re going to split each operating day. Kind of “half and half,” if you will.

During the day, you’ll be able to experience Iron Dragon like you normally would, no virtual reality headset and no additional tech (we know Iron Dragon is a great transition coaster for little thrill seekers looking to progress to the next level of coaster). 

Then at 6 p.m. each night (when the park closes at 10 or later), we’ll start Iron Dragon: VR. You’ll simply enter the queue like you normally would and we’ll explain the VR headset process as you get closer to boarding.

Iron Dragon: VR will be offered June 9 – September 4. Riders must be 48” tall to ride Iron Dragon, and to experience Iron Dragon: VR, they must also be 13 and older (this is a headset manufacturer requirement).

So what happens in the headsets? I don’t want to give away the entire story, but let’s just say that you’re on a wagon and you’re carrying something very, very important on it. So important, that everyone wants it – villagers, ogres and other characters. They’re going to stop at nothing to get the goods from you. 

Of course, there’s some flying in there, too – and the sensation is pretty mind-blowing. 

Iron Dragon: VR doesn’t replace the traditional coaster experience; it enhances it. The good news is, whether you’re just looking to move on to the next level of coaster riding or you want to try the latest in tech with the VR headset, we’re providing both of those choices for you. 

And it’s reason #56 why you should own a 2017 Platinum Season Pass. Come early for Iron Dragon, or come back again to see the little surprises you may have missed while riding Iron Dragon: VR!

Iron Dragon: VR is coming in just a few weeks. Tony gives his thoughts on the experience and what you can expect when you try it!

Melt Bar & Grilled is new at Cedar Point. Take a look inside as the finishing touches are added.

A fresh summer season is underway and Tony gives you a few reminders of what’s new.

You’ve seen inside Cedar Point’s Express Hotel in one of our most recent blog entries. Now see the “surprise” that was mentioned.

We love to read that Cedar Point is special to people all over the world. This is pretty cool.

Cedar Point’s Express Hotel is undergoing a complete transformation. Get a sneak peek at one of the new rooms!

The lifeguarding team at Castaway Bay recently received an award, and a super-special extra award was also handed out. What is it? Read more to find out.

We’re asked all the time: “How do I get a job at Cedar Point?” And Tony has a few answers in this latest blog entry, including how to apply.

“Life ain’t a merry-go-round. It’s a roller coaster…” Truer words were never spoken and Bon Jovi has it covered in the new single, “Roller Coaster.” You have a chance to see the band in Cleveland on March 19 AND get a 4-pack of tickets to Cedar Point for this summer!

You may have noticed something doesn’t quite look the same. That’s because it’s not! Welcome to the new cedarpoint.com. Tony introduces you to the new look, why we did it and what’s next.

Iron Dragon

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