Cedar Point ride height sign from the 70's

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 12:24 PM
1EyedJack's avatar

Back in the 70's Cedar Point used one of those "you must be this tall to ride" signs in front of most rides. The board featured a blonde haired boy with bangs that covered his eyes, and the height indicator was his pointer finger on his outstretched arm. I want to say he was wearing a red and white striped shirt with blue shorts and black shoes if memory serves. Does anyone have a picture of it??


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Tuesday, October 25, 2011 12:30 PM
James Whitmore's avatar

Try this...

http://pointbuzz.com/Photos/Gallery.aspx?id=360


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Tuesday, October 25, 2011 12:39 PM
1EyedJack's avatar

I remember the ones on Pointbuzz but the one I am looking for is from before that. The JR. Gemini one is close, but the artwork was a little more simple, and as I mentioned you could not see his eyes. Thank you for the suggestion though.
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Tuesday, October 25, 2011 1:19 PM
Vater's avatar

I find the Jr. Gemini sign pretty disturbing. Looks like the kid made a friend with something he found in his mom's nightstand.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011 1:37 PM
CoasterDemon's avatar

^Yikes! Sure does!

And that Stormtrooper ripoff for Magnum! I remember those old signs. Love the witch!


Billy
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Tuesday, October 25, 2011 1:50 PM
James Whitmore's avatar

Looking at these old signs got me thinking, so I looked up the current height guide online and found these changes... Witches Wheel was 60" now 54", Super Himalaya was 46" now 52" and Scrambler was 46" now 48".


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Tuesday, October 25, 2011 3:12 PM
janfrederick's avatar

Vater *beat* me to it. Wonder how he lost those front teeth? ;)


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Wednesday, October 26, 2011 9:39 AM

Post 1974 for the signs, all we had were the candy canes .

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011 11:27 AM

Vater said:
I find the Jr. Gemini sign pretty disturbing. Looks like the kid made a friend with something he found in his mom's nightstand.

This has to be one of the funniest comments ever! Nice job Vater.


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Tuesday, November 1, 2011 8:54 AM
Gemini's avatar

Posted this on PointBuzz. Guess I'm a little behind with my CoasterBuzz reading.

If you look in the bottom right corner of this photo, you can see the sign in question.

Here's a closer (but not clearer) look.

There are a ton of great photos from the 1970s on The Lost Coaster.


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