SANDUSKY, Ohio — The venerable Intamin Bobsled coaster, Disaster Transport, gave its final rides on July 29, 2012. Although the ride is in the process of an unceremonious removal, its legacy will live on. Cedar Point is donating two of the unique ten-passenger vehicles and a section of the trough track to the National Roller Coaster Museum.
In addition to the physical donations, Cedar Point hosted a last-ride celebration on July 29. The park partnered with Give Kids The World for the Disaster Transport Final Dispatch: A Mission for the Kids event, which raised more than $16,000. Nearly 80 roller coaster enthusiasts raised a minimum of $70 to take part in the festivities, which included the opportunity to be one of the coaster’s final riders.
“There are simply no words to express our heartfelt gratitude to Cedar Point for their overwhelming support,” GKTW President Pamela Landwirth said. “Turning the closing of an attraction into an incredible fundraiser speaks volumes about their desire to make a difference in the lives of the precious children we serve.” Thank you to all of the participants for providing happiness and hope for the children who need it most!