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Cedar Point

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Sandusky, Ohio, USA

Cedar Fair

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The flagship park of the Cedar Fair chain, Cedar Point is second only to Lake Compounce as the oldest operating amusement park in the US. While its rides can't compete with Disney or Universal in the theming stakes, it has a staggeringly large number of them - more than 70 in total. These are spread across several lightly-themed "midway" areas, along with three separate children's areas (two of which are themed around the Peanuts characters). The park's roller coaster line-up is world-renowned, and includes fan favorites Top Thrill Dragster, Millenium Force and Maverick.

History: Cedar Point first opened in 1870, on a peninsula that had become popular with picnicking families. After two decades of steady expansion, the park's first roller coaster, Switchback Railway, debuted in 1892. Further new rides were added after the park was acquired by the Lake Erie & Western railroad five years later. The appointment of Dick Kinzel as CEO of Cedar Fair in 1986 marked a change in direction for the park, which received hundreds of millions of dollars in investment over the proceeding decades. This resulted in the infamous "coaster wars" with Six Flags Magic Mountain, with both parks battling it out to install the largest number of roller coasters. Kinzel's retirement in 2011, and the takeover by ex-Disney stalwart Matt Ouimet, suggests a switch in focus towards the family market and heavier theming.

Top Rides and Shows:

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Millennium Force
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Top Thrill Dragster
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Woodstock's Airmail
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Top Restaurants:

Kiddieland Refreshments
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Perkins Family Restaurant
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Toft's Ice Cream Parlor
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Famous Dave's
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Red Garter Saloon
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Top Hotels:

Hotel Breakers
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Lighthouse Point
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Camper Village
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Castaway Bay
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Sandcastle Suites
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More information:

New attraction opening dates
Find out the latest confirmed and rumored opening dates for new rides at Cedar Point.

Refurbishment schedule
Check for any scheduled temporary ride closures at Cedar Point.

Latest News:

January has seen a number of updates for theme park fans, including two developments from international Disney parks, a new opening at Cedar Point and more!

December's theme park update includes a promising new licensing deal for a proposed Paramount park, a surprise closing at Cedar Point and more!

This month’s theme park updates are all about new attractions we’re expecting to see come to parks around the world in the next year.

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