This B&M roller coaster has an interesting history at Cedar Point. For the first 19 years it operated as a "stand-up" coaster named Mantis. As the novelty of a standing-up while riding waned over the year, the park looked to extend the useful life of the ride by updating the experience.
During the off-season Cedar Point purchased three new "floorless" trains, updated the color scheme, and renamed the roller coaster Rougarou, which is a werewolf-like creature in French folklore. The 3,900-foot layout remains unchanged, the only difference is how riders experience it, now seated versus standing.
Rougarou begins with a 145-foot lift hill followed by a 180-degree turn before a 137-foot first drop that accelerates the eight-car trains to 60 miles-per-hour. On board you'll navigate four inverting elements, in order: a 119-foot tall vertical loop; 103-foot tall dive loop; 83-foot tall inclined loop; and a 360-degree flat spin.
See related: Rougarou Pictures
|1996||Steel||Floorless Multielement||Bolliger & Mabillard|
Inversions: 119-foot Vertical Loop, 103-foot Dive Loop, 83-foot Inclined Loop, Corkscrew (Flat Spin)
2015 – Mantis renamed Rougarou, repainted, and new floorless trains added with loading platform modifications.
November 2, 2014 – Final day of operation for the original stand-up trains.
Opening date: May 11, 1996
Estimated cost: $12 million
Train has eight cars with one row each, seating four abreast per row.
Height requirement: Riders must be at least 54 inches tall
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