Cedar Point Memories – Part 31 – Ocean Motion

September 25, 2014

by — Posted in Cedar Point, Personal Writing

 

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Picture taken themeparkreview.com

Since Ocean Motion now occupies the old Demon Drop site, I thought this would be the best follow-up to the last story. When I was young I always enjoyed Ocean Motion.   It’s a giant swinging ride shaped like a viking ship.  I started riding this whatever year I became tall enough.

Then in the later 1980’s a commercial came out from Miller Lite that changed the dynamics of Ocean Motion.


Not a Cedar Point video for a change
 That commercial became so popular that it was part of the Ocean Motion ride.   The change wasn’t Cedar Point sponsored, it was all in the customers.   When the first side went up they would yell “Tastes Great!”.  Then as it swung around the other way, the other side would say “Less Filling!”.  Even typing that out it sounds lame, but it was a good time.  It was something so you could battle and state your side was the best.  It was just something to have a friendly rivalry.

I normally try to do my best to get on-ride footage, but I think the openness and stationary movement makes it difficult for people to sneak their cameras on and grab footage.   I’m not quite sure why Cedar Point hasn’t made an official POV, but all we have left to end with is exterior footage from the original and the new locations of the ride.

Ocean Motion footage from its original site

 


Ocean Motion footage at its new site:

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