Located on a peninsula stretching out into Lake Erie, Cedar Point is the second oldest operating amusement park in the USA and is famous for having a vast number and variety of world class rollercoasters.
|Season||May to October|
|Nearby||Conneaut Lake Park (123 miles)|
Waldameer (137 miles)
Kennywood (166 miles)
Kings Island (170 miles)
Idlewild and SoakZone (197 miles)
Cedar Point is the jewel in the crown of Cedar Fair's collection of parks and acts as the company's flagship. It is famous for having one of the largest collections of rollercoasters in the world - a record that it fights for against parks like Six Flags Magic Mountain in California - and it titles itself as "America's Roller Coast".
The park originally opened in 1870, which makes it the second oldest surviving amusement park in the United States. Several of its buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, as can be seen on signs displayed throughout the park. Originally a picnic spot with a bath house, beer garden and dance floor, Cedar Point's first rollercoaster was a Switchback Railway built in 1892.
Since then, the park's rollercoaster collection has grown substantially and now features world class rides such as Top Thrill Dragster, one of the tallest rollercoasters in the world at 420ft; Millennium Force, a 310ft tall Intamin Giga Coaster rated amongst the best in the world; and Steel Vengeance, an RMC hybrid coaster opened for the 2018 season.
Cedar Point has become a mecca for rollercoaster enthusiasts, and the park does not disappoint. Together with its astounding array of rides, the park is very clean and operations are good. Cedar Point rewards its legions of fans with an annual event called CoasterMania, where the park stays open for event attendees for eighteen hours between 6am and midnight.
Intamin Blitz Coaster
310ft Intamin Giga Coaster
205ft tall Arrow Hyper Coaster, now a bit rough and showing its age
Intamin Impulse coaster that launches riders 200ft up a pair of vertical spikes
Classic PTC woodie
Uncomfortable B&M floorless coaster
Arrow hybrid racing coaster
Arrow corkscrew rollercoaster
Arrow Mine Train
Aerial thrill ride
Combination shot and drop tower
Observation wheel, opened in 1972 as one of the largest wheels in North America
Cable cars down the Midway