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Cedar Point Rides: Disaster Transport

Disaster Transport

Disaster Transport Dispatch MasterTransport (a.k.a. Disaster Transport) was opened in 1990 as an attempt to bring a themed ride to Cedar Point. Built by ITEC Productions, the same company that builds many of the large scale attractions at theme parks, one would think that Disaster Transport would be a huge success. The theming, at one time mediocre, has gradually deteriorated. But, to their credit, Cedar Point has been working to improve this as of late 2001. The blue print for this ride was to take an existing coaster, Avalanche Run, a bobsled style coaster, and turn it into a themed, indoor coaster. The coaster part of the ride is very good. It is smooth, fast, dark, and, for the most part, a whole lot of fun. Unfortunately, the coaster is fairly short. The theme, a trip to Alaska, is unfortunately not so great. It isn't that it is terrible, but rather that there is a lot more one could do than to wait 45 minutes for a 2 minute ride. Granted, the queue line is air conditioned, but it definitely seems endless on a busy summer day. The coaster itself features several banked turns. It is actually very fun to ride a fast coaster in the dark. Good coaster for new riders, but be prepared wait a long time for it.
 Quick Facts
Opened in: 1990
Built By: ITEC Productions
Capacity: 1800 riders per hour
Height: 63 ft.
Ride time: Under 2 minutes
 Also of Interest
Disaster Transport is located very close to Wicked Twister. You might want to catch a ride on it before or after your ride on Disaster Transport.
 Important Information
Riders need to be at least 46" to ride Disaster Transport.
Strobe lighting is used on Disaster Transport.
The queue line for Disaster Transport is air conditioned.
Thrill Rating: 3/5
 Average Wait Times
In general, on an average summer day, one waits 15-45 minutes for this ride. This ride is generally most busy around noon.
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