Cedar Point's Disaster Transport gone, making room for GateKeeper

Posted Thursday, August 30, 2012 10:28 AM | Contributed by Jeff

It's gone. Disaster Transport, the indoor roller coaster that rocked Cedar Point for nearly 30 years, has been completely reduced to rubble. The last standing portion of the structure (the part with the large "12 E") came crashing down to the ground around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday -- a little more than four weeks since Disaster Transport made its final journey on July 29.

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Thursday, August 30, 2012 10:35 AM


Your not the only one who is CRAZY!
-Will Gallagher

Thursday, August 30, 2012 11:24 AM
LostKause's avatar


Seriously though, I'm going to miss DT. It was an unintentionally funny ride.

Thursday, August 30, 2012 6:46 PM
bjames's avatar

Disaster Transport was the best bobsled coaster I've been on. And I've been on two! It was uncomfortably hot in that building, especially at the top of the lift hill, was that part of the effect or just bad ventilation?

Thursday, August 30, 2012 8:15 PM
Steve Shives's avatar

When did Disaster Transport ever "rock" Cedar Point? Maybe I missed something.

Steve Shives
First Cedar Point visit - 1972

Thursday, August 30, 2012 8:34 PM
sirloindude's avatar

When its demolition shook the ground. :)

13 Boomerang, 9 SLC, and 8 B-TR clones


Thursday, August 30, 2012 11:53 PM

I'll never forget CoasterMania 2011. That's where Kinzel admitted to all "It WAS a Disaster!"

I'll miss it just because it was an excuse to get out of the heat of summer and get air conditioning before you got to the lift hill. Bring on Gatekeeper!!!

Dream it! Do it!!

Friday, August 31, 2012 12:15 PM

The sky line looks strange without anything in DTs place.

Friday, August 31, 2012 1:21 PM
delan's avatar

Wanna ride a *good* bobsled......check out Europa!

Friday, August 31, 2012 2:11 PM
sirloindude's avatar

Or Kings Dominion.

13 Boomerang, 9 SLC, and 8 B-TR clones


Friday, August 31, 2012 3:04 PM
Vater's avatar

KD's is probably the better coaster overall, but I kinda dig La Vibora for its quirkiness. It's a very different experience, with a single car that just kind of rolls around the trough like a marble would; and it seems almost top heavy as if it might tip over on some of the turns.

Friday, August 31, 2012 3:16 PM
sirloindude's avatar

I definitely think that the Mack bobsled coasters win for the most comfortable seating arrangement. I still haven't been able to find the cupholder or the compartment for the remote, though.

13 Boomerang, 9 SLC, and 8 B-TR clones


Friday, August 31, 2012 3:22 PM
Jason Hammond's avatar

Heide Park's Mack Bobsled is very good also.

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