By Lois Litto
(The Wolverine Scene in the Plain Press, June 2015) In 2014, Cedar Point announced that they would be opening a new ride called The Rogarou. This ride is Cedar Point’s first floorless rollercoaster. The seats are in rows of four, and as you ride the coaster, the track is right under your feet.
However, this coaster isn’t completely new. The track this coaster is on was originally called The Mantis. The Mantis was a stand up coaster. This coaster was also equipped with seating in groups of four, not two like usual. Many people believe that the name and design were changed due to the complaints of the seats being painful. Cedar Point announced they would be closing the famous coaster of 19 years young early last October. As of October 19, 2014, the last rides on the famous stand up coaster were offered.
The new ride, The Rogarou has an interesting story behind its name. Interestingly enough, it comes from the Cajun folklore of French Louisiana. The Rogarou is a werewolf; it transforms into a werewolf when, as a human, it doesn’t follow the rules of the Catholic Lenten Season. All in all, The Rogarou comes from an awesome background and is a great ride. Cedar Point did more than well on this one.