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Can you see Canada from Cedar Point?

Cedar Point: From the top of the tallest coaster?

From nancy owens
Posted April 19, 2010 at 12:29 PM
FROM THE HIGEST ROLLER COASTER AT CEDAR POINT CAN CANADA BE SEEN


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From James Koehl
Posted April 19, 2010 at 6:18 PM
I'm going to guess "no" for the reason that the highest coaster at CP is Top Thrill Dragster, and when you are at the top you are facing south, towards Ohio. Of course, you are only there for about 0.02 seconds before you head straight down, not much time to try to turn around and look for Canada. BTW, Canada and the north shore of Lake Erie looks pretty much like Ohio and the south shore of Lake Erie. They just spell things funny, like "colour".
Rereading my answer, I guess I sounded more sarcastic than was needed or asked for. Still I don't think you can see Canada from Cedar Point, with the possible exception of Pelee Island, and it would have to be an extremely clear day. Anybody else know for sure?

From Derek Potter
Posted April 19, 2010 at 8:50 PM
Actually you can see Canada on a clear day from the top of some of the attractions. It's way out there, but you can see it. You are right though James, it's not the Ontario coast, but rather Pelee Island that you see, which is technically Canada. Magnum seems to offer the best opportunity to see it because of the slower lift and crest of the first hill.

From Nick Markham
Posted April 19, 2010 at 9:13 PM
On a clear day you ABSOLUTLY CAN see Canada from atop Millennium Force (fact proven on Travel Channel)

From Mike N
Posted April 20, 2010 at 7:30 PM
The Travel Channel lied. When you ride Millennium Force and looking straight (when Travel Channels points to Canad) is actually the Marblehead area of Ohio, no where near Canada.

On most days, you can not see anywhere near Canada. On a clear day, you can see Kelley's Island and Put-In-Bay. On really clear days, you can see Pelee Island, which is Canada. And on super really clear days, you can barely see the mainland. I've see the buildings in Cleveland once from Space Spiral, which is about 45 miles, and also saw mainland Canada, which is about 30 miles. This is rare event though, so don't expect to see even see Perry's Monument at Put-In-Bay on most days.

From Bruce Lane
Posted April 20, 2010 at 11:08 PM
I'll bet Sarah Palin could.

Then again, she might think she's looking at Russia.

I'm NOT vicious! (much...) ;-)

From James Koehl
Posted April 21, 2010 at 2:55 AM
Bruce, I LOVED your remark! I don't feel the same about Sarah (sorry, this might lead the topic a bit off-topic).

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