Sky Ride – Cedar Point, OH

This is the older of two VonRoll Type 101s built at Cedar Point. The other one was demolished in 1985.
There are only three towers on this lift but they are all very tall, as high as 92 feet.
The northernmost tower.
Return station.
All three towers.
Northern station.
Riders can load at either end but must exit at the next station.
Each station loads on the second floor.
Return terminal overview.
Not all cabins are used each day.
The lift line.
Tension station.
Carriers are manually propelled through the station.
Leaving the return terminal.
Tower top.
Tower 2.
View towards Lake Erie.
Tower 1.
View north.
The drive terminal is located right behind the main park gate.
Tower 1.
Arriving at the drive terminal.
Turnaround area.
The cabins on this lift are originally from the Frontier Lift.
Side view of the drive terminal.
Cabin parking rail.
Departing the southern station.
Towers 1 and 2.
Arriving at the north station.
Return bullwheel.
Station overview.
VonRoll carrier.
Cabins passing a tower.
Cedar Point is more well-known for its roller coasters than gondolas.
Drive station with store underneath.

8 thoughts on “Sky Ride – Cedar Point, OH

  1. Thomas Jett August 13, 2020 / 10:24 pm

    Hey Peter, are you a coaster enthusiast as well, or did you just go to the point for the gondola?

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    • reaperskier August 14, 2020 / 5:44 am

      I want to know if he got a ride on steel vengeance.

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        • Ben Eminger January 23, 2021 / 8:19 pm

          Millennium Force & Top Thrill Dragster are amazing, the G-Forces on Millennium Force are insane.

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    • Peter Landsman August 14, 2020 / 8:10 pm

      Definitely not a roller coaster enthusiast. I did not ride any of the coasters at Cedar Point.

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      • Muni January 23, 2021 / 9:46 am

        Curious which has a better safety track record: lifts or coasters.

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        • chasehausman January 23, 2021 / 12:14 pm

          It’s a little tricky to compare the two, and there’s not any good central source of information for incidents on either lifts or roller coasters. From a NSAA (National Ski Area Association) report in 2012, from 1973-2012 there were 0.34 fatalities per year. From a US Consumer Product Safety Commission report, there were an average of 2.5 fixed-site-ride-related fatalities per year over roughly the same time period.

          Using recent reports from NSAA and TEA (Themed Entertainment Association) to compare skier visits per ski season to theme park attendance, there were “over 59 million” skier visits in 2018/2019 (the last full season) and 157.5 million guests in just the top 20 amusement/theme parks in North America. This means the difference isn’t quite as large when you compare to the number of people involved in either activity. And even then, that’s still a tiny number compared to the number of people who ride lifts or coasters, or compared to the number of injuries driving to and from each activity.

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  2. Donald Reif January 23, 2021 / 8:59 pm

    I wonder how long you had to wait to get that shot of the green cabin framed in front of Raptor with the train on Raptor leaving the lift hill.

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