Cedar Point has announced that it is expanding its new Celebration Plaza, one of several initiatives that will beautify the park midways and enhance guests' experiences. Additional improvements include state-of-the-art lighting packages on Giant Wheel, Millennium Force and Power Tower, a new sound and lighting system along the park's Main Midway, and the repainting of the Millennium Force and Blue Streak roller coasters.
Sadly, as a part of that expansion, Cedar Point will be removing the aging WildCat roller coaster, which operated from 1979 to 2011. With the desired expansion to Celebration Plaza, coupled with the low ridership and increased maintenance costs, Cedar Point has decided to accelerate the removal of the Schwarzkopf ride. WildCat will be removed from the park prior to opening day and the materials will be sent to a recycling facility.