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Cedar Point renaming "decision" still to come

Melissa Topey • Jul 31, 2014 at 9:02 PM


Naming a coaster after one of the world's greatest basketball player is complicated.

It takes time.

There is no official timeline for when the decision will be reached on which coaster will be named after returning Cleveland Cavalier Lebron James, said Bryan Edwards, Cedar Point's spokesman.

On July 9, Cedar Point tweeted an offer to James when speculation ran rampant he was leaving the Miami Heat and returning to Cleveland.

“Hey @KingJames - come back to the @cavs and we'll rename one of our coasters, "King James!" Ball in your court, sir. RT, #Ohio!”

Two days later, James announced he was coming back.

Park officials vowed to stand by their offer.

After that, very little was heard from park officials.

Cedar Point fans began the speculation, and it hasn't stopped.

As of July 30 the amusement park operator has yet to announce what coaster or ride will be renamed.

“There are meetings with the right people, key stakeholders getting together,” Edwards said. “Part of the decision is what does he want to do. Is it going to be a fun weekend thing or a partnership that goes for years.”

Even who gets to choose the coaster is under negotiation: Will James choose the ride, or will it be Cedar Point? Will the park have to pay to use his name?

The park would like to have an announcement soon but there is no guarantee.

Until then, Cedar Point will continue to have fun with it and coaster enthusiasts continue to give their suggestions of which coaster should be renamed.

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