They don't call Cedar Point "America's Roller Coast" for nothin'. See the amusement park's incredible arsenal of thrill machines, including Magnum XL-200, Top Thrill Dragster, Millennium Force, Maverick, and Gemini, as well as some of its other wild array of rides.
Getting Right to the Point
Coasters are everywhere at Cedar Point. Raptor, an inverted coaster, can be seen poking above the entrance plaza.
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Welcome to the Point
The main midway at Cedar Point, just inside the entrance plaza, includes the Centennial Theatre. The venue hosts a musical show.
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Cedar Point Loves a Parade
A marching band performs at Cedar Point.
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A Force to Be Reckoned With
At over 300 feet and reaching staggering speeds up to 93 mph, the "Giga Coaster," Millennium Force, delivers one of the world's wildest ride experiences.
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A Force of Nature
Millennium Force strikes quite a profile against Lake Erie.
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Hands Down, a Wild Coaster
Many riders raise their hands aboard Millennium Force.
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Passengers aboard Top Thrill Dragster appear relatively relaxed before it takes off.
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...Until Dragster Launches
Nothing can wipe a smile off of a face quite like the 420-foot, 120 mph Top Thrill Dragster.
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420 Feet of Mayhem
A Top Thrill Dragster train reaches the top of the 420-foot top-hat tower.
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Up and Over
Perhaps the only thing more frightening than shooting 90 degrees up a 420-foot tower is freefalling down 90 degrees Top Thrill Dragster's 420-foot tower.
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A Coaster Legend
This is the coaster that started the modern-day coaster wars. Magnum XL-200, introduced in 1989, was the first to break the 200-foot barrier. The hypercoaster still wows riders.
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Air and Water
The out and back coaster is loaded with airtime.
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The unique Maverick, Cedar Point's 17th coaster, is a launched terrain coaster.
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Steeper than Straight Down
Maverick's first drop is a doozy. While it's only 100 feet, the novel 95-degree angle keeps things lively. Inclined inward, the drop is 5 degrees more than straight down; as the last car crests the top, it extends slightly in front of the first car racing down the drop.
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After Maverick's first drop, the train swoops around, giving riders a panoramic view of Lake Erie. It then climbs a second hill that delivers a stunning few seconds of airtime.
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Swoop Over a Lagoon
Maverick makes a graceful swoop over a lagoon and is trailed by some percussive geysers of water.
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Maverick snakes between some "cliffs" and revs through some acrobatic maneuvers which seem all the more daunting since they occur at perilously low heights.
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The twisted impulse coaster, Wicked Twister, is quite a sight.
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Wicked Twister climbs a 215-foot spike.
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To and Fro
Wicked Twister shuttles between two towers.
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A Monster of a Coaster
Raptor, an inverted coaster, is the first thrill machine that greets riders inside the main midway at Cedar Point.
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Raptor snakes along Lake Erie at Cedar Point.
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Hanging In There
Inverted coasters, which hang beneath the track, are like ski lifts gone haywire.
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Riding a Blue Streak
The circa-1964 Blue Streak lines the causeway that leads to Cedar Point's main entrance. The older woodie features a signature cupola at the top of its lift hill.
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Yep, it's a Corkscrew
The Corkscrew sends riders tumbling on the midway at Cedar Point.
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Mantis send riders soaring 145 feet in the air.
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A Stand-Up Coaster
Mantis riders can't sit down on the job.
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Gemini, a dual-track racing coaster, may be the most underrated ride at Cedar Point.
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Side by Side
The red and blue trains are neck and neck on Gemini.
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Cedar Point's Iron Dragon is a suspended coaster. It inlcudes some fog effects.
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Maxair is an extreme thrill ride that reaches speeds of 70 mph and nearly turns riders upside down 140 feet in the air.
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The extreme swing ride, Skyhawk, uses compressed air to launch riders 103 feet high.
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One Powerful Tower
It's 300 feet straight up--and down--on Cedar Point's Power Tower.
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Cedar Point's Demon Drop is a first-generation freefall tower ride.
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The Bucket Stops Here
The Sky Ride gondolas travel along Cedar Point's main midway.
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Thunder Canyon's rafts are sometimes mild...
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Taking the Falls
Passengers on Thunder Canyon sometimes get soaked.
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While Cedar Point is known for its incredible coasters, it also boasts an impressive array of "flat" rides (affectionately known as "whirl-and-hurl" rides in the industry), such as the Scrambler. In fact, it has the largest number of rides of any park in the world.
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Holding Down the Fort
Amid all the coasters and screaming riders, Cedar Point offers a relatively quiet, shady, and quaint area known as Fort Sandusky.
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A Really Big Shoe
A blacksmith plies his trade at Cedar Point.
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All Fired Up
The blacksmith stokes the fire.
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Round and Round
The Midway Carousel dates back to 1912, although it was originally spinning in Revere Beach, Massachusetts. It has been at Cedar Point since 1946.
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Nobody Wins this Race
A different kind of carousel, the Cedar Downs Racing Derby dates back to 1920.
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Camp Snoopy features some of Cedar Point's rides for younger children.
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A Sweet Ride
One of the kiddie rides in Camp Snoopy.
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Their Own Kingdom
Rides for smaller children are also in Cedar Point's Kiddy Kingdom.
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Baby, You Can Drive My Car
The Turnpike Cars are one of three rides which give young kids the chance to get behind the wheel of an automobile.
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The CP & LE Railroad at Cedar Point.
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A mini train for younger riders.
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The Town Hall doubles as an information center and a museum of Cedar Point history and memorabilia. Among the exhibits are hand-carved carousel horses from a vintage 1924 carousel.
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Cedar Point's Grand Ballroom, which once hosted well-known big bands in the 1940s and 1950s, today offers arcade games. It is an enormous building, and its exterior bespeaks of its glorious past.