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Cedar Point

Key information

Location:
Sandusky, Ohio, USA

Operator:
Cedar Fair

Official website:
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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:

Steel Vengeance
Your rating: None (4 votes)
1 review
Millennium Force
Your rating: None (290 votes)
3 reviews
Maverick
Your rating: None (211 votes)
3 reviews
Valravn
Your rating: None (10 votes)
0 reviews
Thunder Canyon
Your rating: None (19 votes)
0 reviews

Top Restaurants:

Pink's
Your rating: None (2 votes)
0 reviews
Quaker Steak and Lube
Your rating: None (4 votes)
0 reviews
Subway
Your rating: None (2 votes)
0 reviews
Tomo Hibachi
Your rating: None (2 votes)
0 reviews
Toft's Ice Cream Parlor
Your rating: None (7 votes)
0 reviews

Top Hotels:

Sandcastle Suites
Your rating: None (7 votes)
0 reviews
Camper Village
Your rating: None (5 votes)
0 reviews
Hotel Breakers
Your rating: None (17 votes)
0 reviews
Lighthouse Point
Your rating: None (6 votes)
0 reviews
Castaway Bay
Your rating: None (8 votes)
0 reviews

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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