Cedar Point

Cedar Point
Cedar Point logo.png
amusement park
Sandusky, Ohio, USA
Status Operating
Opened 1870
Owner Cedar Fair
Area 364 acres (147.3 hectares)
Website http://cedarpoint.com/
Cedar Point, viewed from the air

Cedar Point is an amusement park located in Sandusky, Ohio, USA. It initially opened intermittently 1870, and has been in continuous seasonal operation since 1882,(although 1897 was generally attributed to be the first operating-season of the resort within its present boundaries), and is considered to be the second oldest amusement park in North America after Lake Compounce. Cedar Point is the flagship park for Cedar Fair and, along with Valleyfair, was one of the original parks owned and operated by the company. It is one of two Cedar Fair parks in Ohio, the other being Kings Island. Cedar Point currently has the second highest number of roller coasters in one park.

Awards[edit | edit source]

Cedar Point received the Golden Ticket Award by Amusement Today for "Best Amusement Park in the World", winning for the fourth consecutive year in a row, however this record was beaten in 2014 by Europa-Park. The park has also placed in categories for "Friendliest Staff", "Best Outdoor Night Production" and "Best Halloween Event". Cedar Point won "Best New Ride of 2007" with the new roller coaster Maverick.

Roller coasters[edit | edit source]

Present (17)[edit | edit source]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Status
Blue Streak Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters Wooden May 23, 1964 Operating
Cedar Creek Mine Ride Arrow Dynamics Mine Train May 24, 1969 Operating
Corkscrew Arrow Dynamics Steel May 15, 1976 Operating
GateKeeper Bolliger & Mabillard Winged May 11, 2013 Operating
Gemini Arrow Dynamics Hybrid twin June 1978 Operating
Iron Dragon Arrow Dynamics Suspended June 11, 1987 Operating
Magnum XL-200 Arrow Dynamics Hyper May 6, 1989 Operating
Maverick Intamin Launched May 26, 2007 Operating
Millennium Force Intamin Giga May 13, 2000 Operating
Raptor Bolliger & Mabillard Inverted May 7, 1994 Operating
Rougarou Bolliger & Mabillard Floorless May 11, 1996 Operating
Steel Vengeance Rocky Mountain Construction Hybrid May 5, 2018 Operating
Top Thrill Dragster Intamin Strata May 4, 2003 Operating
Valravn Bolliger & Mabillard Dive May 7, 2016 Operating
Wicked Twister Intamin Twisted Impulse May 5, 2002 Operating
Wilderness Run Intamin Kiddie 1979 Operating
Woodstock Express Vekoma Family May 10, 1999 Operating

Past (16)[edit | edit source]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Relocated
Broadway Trip Mack Rides Steel 1964 1964 or later Palisades Amusement Park
Cyclone Harry Traver Wooden 1929 1951 -
Dip the Dips Scenic Railway Unknown Wooden 1908 1917 -
Disaster Transport Intamin Bobsled 1985 2012 -
High Frolics Andy Vettel Wooden 1918 1940 -
Jumbo Jet Schwarzkopf 1972 1978 Palace Playland
Leap the Dips Andy Vettel Wooden 1912 1935 -
Mean Streak Dinn Corporation Wooden May 11, 1991 September 16, 2016 -
Racer McKay Construction Racing 1910 1928 -
Scamper Unknown Wild Mouse 1962 1969 -
Super Coaster Allan Herschell Company Kiddie 1952 1964 or later -
Switchback Railway Unknown Wooden 1892 1901 -
Loop the Loop Fredrick Ingersoll Wooden 1902 1909 -
Wild Mouse B. A. Schiff & Associates Wild Mouse 1959 1962 -
WildCat (2nd version) Schwarzkopf 1979 2011 -
WildCat (1st version) Schwarzkopf 1970 1978 Valleyfair

Attractions[edit | edit source]

Operating[edit | edit source]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened
Antique Carousel Arrow Dynamics Juvenile Track Ride 1969
Cadillac Cars Arrow Dynamics Juvenile Track Ride 1958
Camp Bus Zamperla Junior Flying Carpet 1999
Dodgem Unknown Dodgems 1970
Flying Ace Balloon Race Zamperla Samba Balloon 2008
Giant Wheel Schwarzkopf Ferris Wheel 1972
Kite Eating Tree Zamperla Junior Drop Tower 2008
Lake Erie Eagles Larson International Flying Scooters 2014
Linus' Beetle Bugs Sellner Manufacturing Tilt-A-Whirl 1999
Matterhorn Mack Rides Matterhorn 1972
maxAir HUSS Frisbee 2005
Midway Carousel Daniel Muller Gallopers 1946
Monster Eyerly Aircraft Company Polyp 1970
Ocean Motion HUSS Pirate Ship 1981
PEANUTS Road Rally Zamperla Juvenile Track Ride 2008
Pipe Scream Zamperla Disk'O 2014
Power Tower S&S Worldwide Drop Tower 1998
Professor Delbert's Frontier Fling Sky Fun 1 Inc. Skycoaster 1996
Scrambler Eli Bridge Company Scrambler 1960
Skyhawk S&S Worldwide Screamin' Swing 2006
Sky Ride Von Roll Ropeway 1962
SlingShot Funtime Slingshot 2014
Snake River Falls Arrow Dynamics Shoot The Chute 1993
Snoopy's Deep Sea Divers Zamperla Junior Flying Carpet 2008
Snoopy's Express Railroad Zamperla Junior Railway 2008
Snoopy's Space Race Zamperla Junior Jets 2008
Super Himalaya Mack Rides Superbob/Musik Express 1970
Thunder Canyon Intamin River Rapids 1986
Tiki Twirl Mack Rides Calypso 1970
Troika HUSS Troika 1976
Wave Swinger Zierer Waveswinger 1979
WindSeeker Mondial WindSeeker 2011
Woodstock's Airmail S&S Worldwide Junior Drop Tower 1998
Woodstock's Whirlybirds Zamperla Junior Teacups 2008

Closed[edit | edit source]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Challenge Racing R.E. Enterprises Go-Karts 1992 2015 Scrapped
Chaos Chance Rides Chaos 1997 2010 Scrapped
Demon Drop Intamin Freefall 1983 2009 Relocated to Dorney Park
Shoot the Rapids Intamin Log Flume 2010 2015 Scrapped
SkyScraper Gravity Works Booster 2008 2015 Scrapped
Space Spiral Willy Bühler Space Towers Gyro Tower 1965 2012 Imploded
Turnpike Cars Arrow Dynamics Juvenile Track Ride 1959 2014 Scrapped
VertiGo S&S Worldwide Sky Sling 2001 2001 Scrapped
White Water Landing Arrow Dynamics Log Flume 1982 2005 Scrapped
Witches' Wheel HUSS Enterprise 1977 2018 Scrapped