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Cedar Point Top 10

Cedar Point: What are the Point's best coasters?

From Greg Bark
Posted August 3, 2008 at 10:17 PM
I may be spending a few days at Cedar Point, and I'm not sure I'll have time for all the coasters. Could I get a list of, say, the best 10?


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From Becky Conat
Posted August 4, 2008 at 8:32 AM
Here's my personal top 10 at CP.

1) Maverick
2) Millenium Force
3) Magnum
4) Raptor
5) Top Thrill Dragster
6) Gemini (hand slapping a must)
7) Wicked Twister
8) Mantis

I only gave you 8 because those are the most thrilling to me. I purposely left off Mean Streak because I am not a fan of the how jarring it is. I don't feel that it has aged well. But the drops and turns are fun if you dont mind having a head ache or back ache after.

I wouls also recommend checking out MaxAir and SkyHawk. Both really fun flat rides.

If you spend more then one day there you should be able to hit almost all the rides.
Enjoy your trip!!!!

From J Whetzel
Posted August 4, 2008 at 9:13 AM
1) Maverick
2) Millennium Force
3) Magnum
4) Raptor
5) Mantis
6) Wicked Twister

And then the 2 flat rides listed in the above post.

From John Jackson
Posted August 4, 2008 at 1:57 PM
1. Magnum
2. Millennium
3. Maverick
4. Wicked Twister
5. Raptor
6. Top Thrill Dragster
7. Mantis (by far the best stand-up coaster I've ever ridden...you don't get beaten up like most others)
8. Magnum
9. Magnum
10. Maverick
:o]

Oh, and if you have time try to ride Magnum...lol. Just be prepared to be slammed into the lap bar on any hill. LOOOOVE the air time!
maXair and Skyhawk are a lot of fun too. OH, and eat at Famous Dave's if you like BBQ...heck, even if you don't, eat there! Have a blast!

From Joshua Counsil
Posted August 5, 2008 at 2:29 PM
To me, Magnum XL-200 is Cedar Point's greatest coaster, bar none. It has the best airtime of any coaster I've ridden. Many of the rest are pretty standard fare.

From John Jackson
Posted August 5, 2008 at 8:59 PM
I agree! Magnum is probably my favorite re-ride coaster of any other I've ever ridden. You get a lot of great airtime, and the way it pops you out of your seat is just such an awesome sensation. Plus, the lines are usually great during the week and bearable on the weekend. I prefer the front seat as well. The air in the back is outrageous, but the front seat air is great plus you're treated to an amazing view.

From Ally Pascua
Posted August 6, 2008 at 10:23 AM
1. Maverick (insane air time)
2. Millenium Force (my absolute favorite giga-coaster)
3. Top Thrill Dragster (120 mph launch + 420 ft drop = pure awesomeness!)
4. Magnum Xl-200 (a cedar point classic)
5. maXair (always fun even if you ride it 6 times in a row)
6. Power Tower (who doesn't love a good freefall?)
7. Raptor (it's just fun)
8. Skyhawk (great way to dry off after riding Thunder Canyon
3. Thunder Canyon (maybe I was just lucky, but every time I ride I always get soaked! yay!)
10. Mantis (great ride, but a bit rickety on some parts)

From Steve Pint
Posted November 30, 2008 at 9:25 AM
Hmm, thats tough! But i think i can decide...

1 - Millennium Force
2 - Magnum
3 - Maverick (Top 3 are M's!)
4 - Top Thrill Dragster
5 - Raptor
6 - Mantis
7 - Mean Streak
8 - Wicked Twister
9 - Iron Dragon
10 - Corkscrew

From lewis bryces
Posted December 9, 2008 at 5:57 PM
FROM BEST TO WORST
1. Millennium Force
2. Magnum XL200
3. Top Thrill Dragster
4. Maverick
5. Mean Streak
6. Gemini
7. Raptor
8. Wicked Twister
9. Corkscrew
10. Iron Dragon
11. Blue Streak
12. Disaster Transport
13. Cedar Creek Mine Ride
14. Mantis

I was at the point early last June. I went on almost all the coasters. Yet Wildcat was broke down, and the remaining two were kid coasters, so I didn't bother. Best park ever though!

From Eli Katzman
Posted December 10, 2008 at 2:12 PM
huh... I haven't been to CP, but alot of people say that mantis is in the top 5... why didn't you like it>?

From Ben E.
Posted February 27, 2009 at 6:34 PM
1. Millennium Force.
2. Top Thrill Dragster.
3. Magnum XL-200.
4. Wicked Twister.
5. Raptor.
6. Gemini.
7. Blue Streak.
8. Iron Dragon.
9. Jr. Gemini.
10. Woodstock express.

I havent been on many coasters, so I cant give all good coasters in my top ten. Im going to ride maverick this year, so that will probably be my new number 4.

From Nick Markham
Posted February 27, 2009 at 9:54 PM
1. Millennium Force
2. Maverick
3. Wicked Tiwster
4. Top Thrill Dragster
5. Raptor
6. Mantis
7. Mean Streak
8. Magnum XL-200
9. Blue Streak
10. Iron Dragon

From Andrew Lyons
Posted March 27, 2009 at 9:12 AM
1. Millennium Force
2. Maverick
3. Magnum
4. Top Thrill Dragster
5. Raptor
6. Wicked Twister
7. Gemini
8. Blue Streak
9. Mantis
10. Mean Streak

From Dan Forget
Posted March 27, 2009 at 7:50 PM
1. Maverick
2. Gemini
3. Wicked Twister
4. Dragster
5. Raptor
6. Millennium (OVERRATED)
7. Magnum XL 200
8. Mantis
9. Blue Streak
10. Iron Dragon

From Derek Potter
Posted March 27, 2009 at 8:10 PM
Here's my favorites

Millennium Force
Maverick
Raptor
Dragster
Magnum
Blue Streak
Mean Streak
Iron Dragon
Gemini
Mantis

I'll give Wildcat a close runner up. If you don't know "how to ride", Mantis has a tendency to bang the head a little.

From Allan birmantas
Posted March 31, 2009 at 3:34 PM
Since I don't like them all,I will only list the ones I do like and ride.
1.Maverick
2.Raptor
3.Millenium Force

From Doug Kelley
Posted March 31, 2009 at 4:45 PM
1. Millennium Force
2. Magnum XL-200
3. Top Thrill Dragster
4. Maverick
5. Mean Streak (even if it's not smooth anymore)
6. Blue Streak (nostalgia)
7. Gemini
8. Cedar Creek Mine Ride (nostalgia)
9. Raptor
10. Iron Dragon

From Nick Markham
Posted March 31, 2009 at 5:48 PM
Really, Allan, really?

From James Rao
Posted March 31, 2009 at 7:12 PM
When I was perusing the Point forums last weekend (mwhahahaha!), I noticed a heated debate between fans of Magnum and fans of Millennium Force. Now, it has been about three years since I last visited CP, but Magnum reminded me a lot of the Mamba (at Worlds of Fun) - which is a good thing - but MF was the better ride. Bigger drops, faster, smoother, etc. I am not sure I understand the debate. I agree the rides were similar after a fashion, but if I could only ride one (a popular question on this site lately), it would be MF - no question.

Care to shed some light on the debate?

From Doug Kelley
Posted March 31, 2009 at 7:32 PM
I last visited CP in June 2008. I can still remember when they built Magnum and waiting in line for over an hour to ride it! I also remember trying to be the last one on the ride before the park closed so I could be one of the last people to leave the park, into the marina where my parents kept a boat for the summer. It's still a great ride and still surprisingly smooth. Now it has the added advantage of very short waits to ride it!

But, no MF is a better ride in every respect. Bigger, faster, steeper, better trains (I like to compare them to sitting in a lawn chair on top of a wagon!), great views and so forth. I love Magnum but MF is better. I really can’t think of one thing that makes Magnum a better ride.

From Audra Distler
Posted March 31, 2009 at 8:32 PM
My top ten would be (And I actually HAVE to think about this! HAHA)

1. Millennium Force
2. Raptor
3. Maverick
4. Magnum
5. Gemini
(honestly, after this point, they are rides I don't ride often anymore!)
6. Blue Streak
7. Wicked Twister
8. Mantis
9. Top Thrill Dragster
10. Mean Streak

I really pretty much hate Top Thrill, and you all may be shocked by that. I'm not a big fan of waiting over an hour for a ride that lasts less than 15 seconds. Not really my favorite. And I hate being beaten around, so Mean Streak is at the bottom.

On a side note, Iron Dragon is actually a pretty decent ride, especially the ending part of it, and Woodstock Express is a pretty thrilling ride as a kids ride. It's actually FASTER than the Cedar Creek Mine Ride! LOL

From Doug Kelley
Posted March 31, 2009 at 10:07 PM
I understand your point about Dragster. I assumed when I rated the coasters I could walk right on and ride. Counting in the line, I'd have to move Dragster down a few pegs, too. But not Millennium!!!

From Doug Kelley
Posted April 1, 2009 at 8:55 PM
I was bored because there wasn't any voting going on today. So, I averaged everyone's votes from this thread to see what the consensus is. Each 1st place rank got 10 points, 2nd place got 9 points and so forth down to 1 point for 10th place. A coaster that didn't get a vote received 0 points. Repeat votes by the same person weren't counted and neither were any coasters rated #11 or higher. I didn't count "other" rides (including Disaster Transport) or kiddie coasters.

Here's the breakdown:

Millennium Force - 9.2
Maverick - 8.2
Magnum XL-200 - 6.9
Raptor - 6.3
Top Thrill Dragster - 5.8
Wicked Twister - 3.9
Gemini - 2.9
Mantis - 2.6
Mean Streak - 1.9
Blue Streak - 1.9
Iron Dragon - 0.9
Corkscrew - 0.2
Cedar Creek Mine Ride - 0.2

One person hadn't been on Maverick so it received a zero. If that person had rated Maverick #1 and it got 10 points, MF would still have won 9.2 to 8.9. So, there you go.

From Chris Roberts
Posted April 3, 2009 at 8:17 AM
1. Millennium Force
2. Maverick
3. Magnum XL-200
4. Top Thrill Dragster
5. Raptor
6. Mantis
7. Wicked Twister
8. Gemini
9. Mean Streak
10. Iron Dragon

The top two are easy. Magnum, Dragster & Raptor could all be tied for third in my book. They're almost too close to call. Once I've ridden those 5, my day is complete. The rest is just icing on the cake.

From Brandon S
Posted April 3, 2009 at 4:44 PM
1. Millennium Force
2. Maverick
3. Top Thrill Dragster
4. Raptor
5. Magnum
6. Wicked Twister
7. Gemini
8. Mantis
9. Wildcat
10. Mean Streak

I was debating whether or not to include Mean Streak on the list. If you look past the fact that it is the roughest ride in the park and that it might give you a headache haha its not that bad of a ride. They're doing some work on it so hopefully it will be smoother this year. I was also debating on the #2 spot and whether to put maverick or ttd there. theyre both great rides but i gave the edge to maverick just for the fact that its 7 1/2 times longer than ttd.

From Erin B
Posted April 3, 2009 at 8:48 PM
I'm not sure if there's a point in posting this, since the original post is from August, but here we go anyway -
1. Magnum
2. Maverick
3. Millennium Force
4. Gemini
5. Blue Streak
6. Raptor
7. Top Thrill Dragster
8. Wicked Twister
9. Iron Dragon
10. Mean Streak

From aj bondarenko
Posted April 6, 2009 at 5:41 PM
hmmmmm

1. millenium
2. dragster
3. raptor
4. magnum
5. meanstreak and demon drop, its a tie
6. power tower
7. maverick
8. gemini
9. twister
10. snake river falls
11. disaster transport
12. thunder canyon
13. mine ride
14. white water landing
15. mantis
16. corkscrew

From lewis bryces
Posted April 19, 2009 at 7:50 PM
1. Millennium Force
2. Magnum XL200
3. Top Thrill Dragster
4. Maverick
5. Gemini
6. Mean Streak
7. Raptor
8. Wicked Twister
9. Blue Streak
10. Iron Dragon

From Trey Hawkins
Posted May 9, 2009 at 12:31 PM
Here's my top 10 at Cedar Point.

1) Magnum XL 200: it might not be the highest or the fastest but the air time, location, and expirience are unbeatale
2)Millinnium Force indescribable
3)Maverick its drop is awesome and the water jets and the horshoe rolls and the launch
4)top thrill dragster again im lost for words
5)wicked twister its launch is awesome and just goind staight up and down feels awesome
6)Mantis the best stand up on the planet!
7)raptor best inverted on the planet lol plus an awesome cobra roll
8)iron dragon very relaxing and fun a cool beginer coaster
9)disaster transport awesome scenery and expirience
10)mean streak despite the jerkiness its an awesome ride

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