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Cedar Downs Racing Derby reviews

Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Cedar Downs Racing Derby, a carousel at Cedar Point. (The minimum height to ride is 48 inches.)

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Posted: June 3, 2009

A carousel with a twist, the horses move back and forth, as if in a race.
This is a great ride to "experience" with your kids.
You get to pretend you are racing each other. Just make sure your kids are old enough to hold on, as there are NO safety straps of any kind. (Not that you need any)

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13 votes, so far

Great attraction. A racing horse merry go round. That has some pep. Fun for the whole family. - Joe Schwartz

What a great attraction! This racing horse carousel is quite unique. Instead of horses going up and down on a spinning platform, they move forwards and backwards simulating the act of passing and being passed during a horse race. I found this attraction to be quite delightful, and something I would love to have at my home park. We had a great time hooting and hollering and cheering on our horses as we competed within our rows of four. Cedar Downs is a classic and should not be missed by any visitor, thrill seeker or not. 8-Commendable. - James Rao

The Ralph Nader types seem to have (luckily) forgotten about this ride. Just a handle to hold onto... A fast antique carousel. Great atmosphere and ride mechaincals! A must-ride at CP. - Doug Adams

Amazing. I found it very thrilling. It is a must ride as there are only three left in the world. 9/10 - Edward Morgan

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