Thousands of people packed into Cedar Point on Saturday to take advantage of the beautiful weather for the park's annual 'HalloWeekends' event. However, many did not expect it would take several hours to get out.
SANDUSKY, Ohio - The Demon Drop opened at Cedar Point in 1983. In its first season, an estimated 900,000 people rode the thrill ride.
In 1984, an incident on a similar ride outside of Chicago with the same manufacturer, caused the Demon Drop and its siblings around the the country to be shut down and inspected.
I found the field tape from the story WEWS reporter Roger Morris and photographer Brian Archer shot on the inspection of the Demon Drop on May 23, 1984.
Among the gems on the field tape were point-of-view shots from Demon Drop and other rides at the Sandusky amusement park including, Witches Wheel, Whitewater Landing, Blue Streak, Corkscrew and Gemini. Whitewater Landing is no longer at the park.
Morris interviews Cedar Point spokesman Robin Innes, Innes was a mainstay with the park for decades.
If you look closely near the beginning of the video, park admission rung up on the cash register: $12.95.
Demon Drop would scare riders for 26 years, ceasing operations at the end of the 2009 season.
Enjoy a very 80s look at the park and its patrons.
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A look at Cedar Point in 1984 when an incident on a ride near Chicago caused the Sandusky park to inspect the Demon Drop.
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