Watch: Cedar Point Employee Walks to the Top of Magnum to Confiscate Cellphone
When Cedar Point says cellphone usage, taking pictures, and filming on rides are prohibited, it means business. A park employee climbed nearly to the top of the Magnum roller coaster in order to confiscate a cellphone from a guest.
The Rules Are Clear
I always thought Cedar Point's cellphone policy was more of a strong suggestion, much like 'Don't eat grapes in the grocery store' or 'Never share your Hulu password with anyone.'
But no, it's right there in black and white on the park's website:
"Photography is prohibited on all rides at Cedar Point and Cedar Point Shores Waterpark. Go Pro, Google Glass and other small wearable cameras are not permitted."
And as it turns out, Cedar Point employees take this rule very seriously.
Stop the Ride
In a video posted to TikTok, you'll see a Cedar Point employee walk up the steps of the Magnum XL-200 coaster and retrieve a cellphone from a guest who's seated in the front car.
Let's unpack this a little. Although Magnum is no longer the world's tallest rollercoaster, 200 feet in the air is still a bit of a hike up (and down) the stairs alongside the track. And this employee makes it look effortless.
The Magnum XL-200 is the coaster that is credited with starting the 'coaster war' when it was built in 1989. Theme parks have since tried to outdo each other by building the highest and fastest coasters.
Thanks, davidhi5066, for posting the video below. Next time I go to Cedar Point, my cellphone will be in a locker where it belongs and my hands will be on the bar in front of me, hanging on for dear life.
@davidhi5066 they stopped the ride roller-coaster to take someone's phone #r #cedarpoint #rollercoaster #coaster #amusementparkride #rides #weekendvibes #familytime #stuck ♬ original sound - DavidH15066