Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Don & Brynne's Presentation Outline & Intro

How has innovation made Cedar Point so successful?

  1. Introduction
    1. Story
  2. Orgins
    1. Started as a beach resort
      1. Owner to owner
      2. Original owner didn’t want to emphasise the parks rides
      3. early rides
        1. carousels
        2. pony track
  3. Place for Innovation
    1. Innovative rides over the years
      1. Switchback Railway
      2. Blue Streak
      3. Cedar Creek Mine ride
        1. 1969 - First to use steel tubular track
      4. Corkscrew
        1. 1976 - first with 3 inversions
      5. Raptor
        1. 1994 - Tallest & Fastest Inverted Roller Coaster
  4. Closing


Getting closer to the park excitement builds. As each sign directing you toward your final destination makes the heart pound, you know you’re in for a great day. Finally you get out of the car and hear seagulls squawking as they fly overhead and screams from those already enjoying the rides. Cedar Point has been a summer tradition for millions over its lifetime. How did this all start? How has innovation and management evolved this park into what we know it as today?

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