We saw two sets of teens being escorted out by police when we were there. One set was on the Millenium (which was stopped for a while) and one set was on the Maverick. We saw the car on the Maverick stop in mid-hill, brought back down, and two teen boys taken off the ride by officers.
We also learned that nowadays, a 'breakdown' means someone didn't have a strap to their sunglasses or someone lost their phone and it was stuck in the tracks. This can take hours to repair and test ride before safe for the public.
Apparently, since smart phones and social media, many kids nowadays are clamoring to get actual shots of their ride to post on YouTube, etc. There are a few signs on the thrill rides that clearly warn that one will be arrested if caught with your phone sticking out when the ride starts. they now have more cameras than the ones that shoot the gift shop photos.
They are serious about this, and so am I. I personally don't want myself or any child to be hit in the face with a phone at maximum velocity because some jerk thought he could defy physics and hold on to a phone to record a cool video to make him or her more popular on the internet.
Cedar Point also states that they already have virtual ride videos (in much higher quality, of course) of all the popular rides. So, in addition to being arrested (not just thrown out of the park, ARRESTED) for multiple counts ranging from breaking park rules, endangering the safety of others, you will also have violated copyright infringement laws, which are quite expensive. No record looks too great for entering college or the work force.
Tell you kids to be careful, and you have no plans on bailing them out of jail on vacation.
Plus, because of their copyright for virtual riding videos, tell your kids that attorneys can easily look for videos on Vine or Your Tube, get their name and IP internet address, and give you a phone call or knock on your door in the future.