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Behind the Scenes at Cedar Downs

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Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Hey! I know everyone has been watching our webcams and are just as excited about Gatekeeper’s progress as I am, so today I am going to go behind the scenes and highlight one of the many projects our carpenters are working on. They are restoring the floor at Cedar Downs. But before we get to the pictures, I want to share some interesting tidbits with you.

Cedar Downs is a Prior and Church Racing Derby. It was built in 1920 and was originally at Euclid Beach Park in Cleveland. It came to Cedar Point in 1965 and was restored in 1980. There are a total of 64 galloping horses!

There are only two of these rides in the United States-and only THREE in the world!

Our carpenters have built a semi-permanent structure around the ride track that allows them to work in
the cold weather.



Here you see them working to replace sections of the floor. The sidewalls of the tent lift up, so once
they are done restoring on section, they are able to turn the table to bring the next section in to start
working on.



You can actually see the difference between the newly renovated floors on the right hand side.



Here is a bonus shot for all of you showing the individual tracks underneath the ride that control the up
and down motion of the horses.



Hope you enjoyed the behind the scenes look at Cedar Downs. Stay tuned for my next blog…it involves a
CONTEST with AMAZING PRIZES!!!


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