SANDUSKY, Ohio (WTVN)--Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky has one of the most popular new roller coasters in the world, but also had one of the most unpopular cell phone policies.
Park officials made riders of Steel Vengeance leave their cell phones either with someone not riding, or make them pay for a locker to store their valuables before getting in line. That policy took effect in July 2018.
Cleveland.com is reporting that park spokesman Tony Clark says that the policy will be reversed for 2019, allowing riders to keep their cell phones while they wait in line for the ride.
According to Clark, that's thanks to new zipped pouches that will be installed on the trains for the ride this year, with approval from the ride manufacturer.
Riders had complained that they lost their cell phones on the ride, which goes upside-down four times, and they also considered it a cash-grab by the park, for making them pay to rent a locker.
Steel Vengeance opened in 2018, and won numerous "best new roller coaster" awards from amusement park industry groups and publications.
(photo courtesy Cedar Point)