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Cedar Point

Sandusky, Ohio, USA

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.

Opened1870
SeasonMay to October
OwnerCedar Fair
Websitewww.cedarpoint.com
Nearby Conneaut Lake Park (151 miles)
Kings Island (208 miles)
Six Flags Great America (338 miles)
GateKeeper, one of Cedar Point's rollercoasters, flies over the park's main entrance

GateKeeper, one of Cedar Point's rollercoasters, flies over the park's main entrance

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.

Attractions

Valravn

Valravn

B&M Dive Coaster

GateKeeper

GateKeeper

B&M Wing Coaster that flies through keyholes above the park's main entrance

Maverick

Maverick

Intamin Blitz Coaster

Millennium Force

Millennium Force

310ft Intamin Giga Coaster

Magnum XL-200

Magnum XL-200

205ft tall Arrow Hyper Coaster, now a bit rough and showing its age

Raptor

Raptor

B&M Inverted coaster with a great layout

Wicked Twister

Wicked Twister

Intamin Impulse coaster that launches riders 200ft up a pair of vertical spikes

Iron Dragon

Iron Dragon

Wonderfully fun Arrow Suspended coaster

Blue Streak

Blue Streak

Classic PTC woodie

Rougarou

Rougarou

Uncomfortable B&M floorless coaster

Gemini

Gemini

Arrow hybrid racing coaster

Corkscrew

Corkscrew

Arrow corkscrew rollercoaster

Cedar Creek Mine Ride

Cedar Creek Mine Ride

Arrow Mine Train

Skyhawk

Skyhawk

The tallest swing ride in the world

WindSeeker

WindSeeker

Aerial thrill ride

Power Tower

Power Tower

Combination shot and drop tower

Giant Wheel

Giant Wheel

Observation wheel, opened in 1972 as one of the largest wheels in North America

Sky Ride

Sky Ride

Cable cars down the Midway