Cedar Point Steel Vengeance

Sandusky, OH

Project Description

SHP provided electrical, plumbing and HVAC engineering design services for the transformation of Mean Streak Wooden Roller Coaster into the award winning and record breaking, hyper-hybrid Steel Vengeance Roller Coaster. Project Scope included site electrical improvements – midway lighting and power improvements, lighting improvements to the station and ride utility design for electrical and pneumatic systems, as well as HVAC for the ride controls.

Year Completed


Project Features

  • Assessment of existing electrical infrastructure, including utility owned primary transformers, secondary electrical distribution panels and site electrical items – including ride floor lighting, utility devices and site lighting.
  • Design of electrical and control pathway distribution system to serve new ride components, including brakes, sensors, drive wheels, pneumatic control boxes, operator stations and lift motors – by working with ride manufacturer and owner’s maintenance staff. Design also included new ride mounted theme lighting and site lighting, as well as other site components – ride sign, locker building and queue line items (mister fans and fun TVs).
  • Coordination of technology and sound improvements with owner’s IT team — including site infrastructure improvements, pathways for new security cameras, sound system and telephones.
  • Design of pneumatic distribution piping and air compressor to support ride controls.
  • Design of HVAC system for the ride controls.

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