Cedar Point announced Sept. 2 that one of its steel scream machines will close permanently.
Mantis, which was billed the tallest, fastest and steepest stand-up roller coaster in the world when it opened on May 11, 1996, will shut down permanently at 8 p.m. Oct. 19.
Mantis has provided more than 22 million unique rides for passengers secured in a standing position on trains.
“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.
Additional plans for the 2015 season will be announced a later date, according to the park.
— Associated Press