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Cedar Point says it will allow cellphones on roller coaster

Steel Vengeance
Posted at 9:52 AM, Feb 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-25 09:52:31-05

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Cedar Point amusement park has reversed a policy that banned visitors waiting in line for the roller coaster Steel Vengeance from carrying cellphones.

The Sandusky-area park is adding zippered pouches to the bottom of the roller coaster seats, to hold phones and other loose items. Cleveland.com reports the park implemented a policy banning cellphones in the line for the record-breaking ride which features four inversions.

During the first weeks of the ride's operation, numerous riders reported losing their cellphones and other items on the roller coaster.

WATCH: Take a virtual ride on the Steel Vengeance below

Park spokesman Tony Clark says "standard safety rules still apply" and the only change is allowing riders to carry their phones again.

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