Snake River Falls
25th Anniversary Edition
In the 1980's Cedar Point began adding bigger and better rides that would get the attention of the world. In 1985, Avalanche Run was added that gave Cedar Point a unique thrill. Thunder Canyon and its river adventure arrived on Frontier Trail in 1986. The suspended style Iron Dragon began slaying its riders in 1987. Soak City Waterpark opened in 1988. Magnum XL-200 became the world's tallest roller coaster and the first roller coaster over 200 feet. Magnum XL-200 was such a great ride that Cedar Point was looking for a different thrill to follow up the ride. Avalanche Run was enclosed to become Disaster Transport in 1990. Mean Streak became the world's tallest wooden roller coaster in 1991. Challenge Park opened in 1992. With all of these great new additions, Cedar Point would add something cool for 1993.
Snake River Falls was built over the winter of 1992 and the spring of 1993.
Snake River Falls opened on May 8, 1993, as the tallest and fastest water ride in the world!
Snake River Falls was built by Arrow Dynamics of Clearfield Utah. Arrow Dynamics had built several other of Cedar Point's rides including: Caddallic Cars (1958), Turnpike Cars (1959-2014), Mill Race (1963-1993), Earthquake (1965-1985), Pirate Ride (1966-1996), Shoot-the-rapids (1967-1981), Cedar Creek Mine Ride (1969), Antique Cars (1969), Corkscrew (1976), Gemini (1978), White Water Landing (1982-2005), Iron Dragon (1987) and Magnum XL-200 (1989). Arrow Dynamics was an innovating American amusement ride design company that pushed the boundaries of ride design. Cedar Point holds the largest collection of Arrow Dynamics roller coasters. Snake River Falls would be the last Arrow Dynamics ride built at Cedar Point. Arrow Dynamics went out of business in 2002.
Riders exit the station by getting off on the opposite side they entered.
Snake River Fall Makes An Impact on Cedar Point
The summer of 1993 ended up being a very hot summer, so naturally, Snake River Falls ended up being a big hit for Cedar Point. The ride had very long lines and was a popular addition for Cedar Point.
In the years following the opening of Snake River Falls, Cedar Point turned its focus into adding roller coasters and rides that would better help it's line up. In the past 25 years, Cedar Point added 14 roller coasters. The park would grow adding: Raptor (1994), Mantis (1996-2014), Power Tower (1998), Camp Snoopy (1999), Millennium Force (2000), Wicked Twister (2002), Top Thrill Dragster (2003) maXair (2005), Skyhawk (2006), Maverick (2007), Planet Snoopy (2008), Shoot The Rapids (2010-2015), WindSeeker (2011), Dinosaur's Alive (2012), GateKeeper (2013), Pipe Scream (2014), Wilderness Run (2014), Rougarou (2015), Valravn (2016), Cedar Point Shores Waterpark (2017) and Steel Vengeance (2018). All of these new attractions have brought something unique to Cedar Point.
Photos by: Jake Hamons and Cedar Point
Last Updated: 4/3/2018