(UPDATED with video) It's official: Cedar Point announced Friday afternoon it will close Disaster Transport on July 29. The Space Spiral will also be removed, though a last day has not been named.
The Register broke the news earlier this summer that Cedar Point has plans to remove the rides to make room for a new roller coaster. Read more HERE.
Cedar Point did not provide any information about a new ride in a press release it issued Friday about the removal of Disaster Transport and Space Spiral.
As a send off, the amusement park said it would host a charity event for the final launch of Disaster Transport — an indoor bobsled-type roller coaster built in 1985. Money raised will go to "Give Kids the World."
Participants can register for Disaster Transport Final Dispatch: A Mission for the Kids, by clicking on the links at cedarpoint.com and gktw.org.
For more on this announcement, pick up a copy of Saturday's Register.