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Cedar Point donates roller coaster pieces to museum

Tom Jackson • Mar 19, 2013 at 11:53 AM

Two dismantled Cedar Point rides have gone away, but the amusement park is trying to make sure they're not forgotten.

Cedar Point donated pieces of the Wildcat and Disaster Transport to the National Roller Coaster Museum, which is seeking to preserve the history of roller coasters for coaster fans.

The park also paid to ship the coaster parts to the museum's storage buildings in Plainview, Texas.

That's an unusual act of generosity, said Richard Munch, a project director at a Cleveland architectural firm who sits on the museum's board.

The attitude of most amusement parks is, "You want it, come pick it up," Munch said. 

Munch said the museum's board has to consider a permanent future home for the museum and Sandusky has a top spot on the short list.

"Where it will be, I don't know," Munch said. "Sandusky is one of the Top 10 places it should be."

Get the ePaper or buy a Register at a newsstand near you on Monday to learn more about the museum and the artifacts donated by everyone's favorite amusement park.

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