Get Ready to Fly!
May 15, 2013
Cedar Point’s GateKeeper isn’t the only way to soar above Lake Erie Shores & Islands.
Cedar Point’s all-new GateKeeper roller coaster has changed the landscape of the world’s best amusement park and has riders taking to the air like never before. The world record-breaking thrill ride debuted with the park’s opening last weekend. On GateKeeper, coaster enthusiasts can experience the world’s longest wing roller coaster (4,164 feet), the world’s fastest non-launched wing roller coaster (67 mph), the tallest inversion on any roller coaster in the world (170 feet), the longest drop on a wing roller coaster in the world (165 feet), and the most inversions ever on a wing roller coaster (6). All this before getting much further than the front gate!
Ready to take flight? Cedar Point isn’t the only place to experience the thrill of flying. Here are some other (sky-) ideas:
Helicopter/Plane Tours – Get a birds-eye-view of the beautiful Lake Erie islands with a scenic helicopter or airplane aerial tour. Baystormer Biplane rides are available at the Put-in-Bay Airport on Langram Road. Take part in thrill rides, scenic rides, or flight lessons. Also flying out of the Put-in-Bay Airport is Put-in-Bay Helicopter Rides, offering short tours around the island and longer tours to view all of the islands. Custom tours are available. B7 and Ford Tri-motor rides are offered on different days throughout the season at the Erie-Ottawa Regional Airport in Port Clinton. If you have a love for flight, you won’t want to miss the Liberty Aviation Museum adjacent to the airport.
Jet Pack – “Meet George Jetson!” Imagine flying 30 feet above Lake Erie with your own personal jet pack! Jet Pack Water Adventures flies out of the Lyman Harbor Marina. Maneuver your own flight with instruction from a certified instructor. Varying flight lengths are available for those 18 and older.
Airboat Adventure – Tour the East Bay of Cedar Point on a one-of-a-kind airboat adventure with Air1Airboats. As a licensed U.S.C.G. Captain, Tony will take you on a 30-40 minute ride that is fun for the whole family. View beautiful scenery, wildlife, and Cedar Point on this fast and thrilling ride.
Ohio's Lake Erie Shores & Islands
One of the Midwest hottest vacation spots, the region between Toledo and Cleveland provides an eclectic mix of historically significant sites, family-fun amusements, gorgeous scenery, and outdoor recreation.