SANDUSKY, Ohio — Cedar Point announced Tuesday the closing of one of its rides with a cryptic YouTube video.
In it, troubled guests scream, “Why would you do this?!” as the Grim Reaper roams through the park.
The video reveals “Mantis gets squashed Oct. 19.”
“It’s time to say goodbye to one of the park’s coasters, and it’s certainly been a different kind of ride for our guests,” said Jason McClure, vice president and general manager of Cedar Point, in a news release. “But we’re extremely excited about what the future holds here at the Roller Coaster Capital of the World™.”
Mantis features a train that secures riders in a standing position.
When it opened on May 11, 1996, it was the tallest, fastest and steepest stand-up roller coaster in the world.
Guests may still ride Mantis before it shuts down on Sunday, Oct. 19 at 8 p.m.
Cedar Point said plans for the 2015 season will be announced at a later date.