Cedar Point first welcomed its first guests as a public bathing beach in 1870. The park's modern era began with the installation of the Blue Streak roller coster in 1964 - the first of a line-up that has earned the lakeside park the nickname, "America's Roller Coast." Cedar Point's daily operating season typically runs from early May through Labor Day, with the park then opening on weekends through the end of October for its Halloweekends Halloween event.
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New for 2024
Top Thrill 2 - A Zamperla redesign of the former Top Thrill Dragster replaces the hydraulic launch with a multi-pass LSM launch, adding a new spike track to the Strata coaster. Opens for the 2024 season.
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Steel Vengeance★ ★ ★
A 5,740-foot Rocky Mountain Construction IBox rebuild of the former Mean Streak wooden coaster, with a 200-foot drop, top speed of 74 mph and 4 inversions. Height requirement: 52 inches
Maverick★ ★ ★
A 4,450-foot Intamin blitz coaster with a 100-foot beyond-vertical drop, top speed of 70 mph and two inversions. Height requirement: 52 inches
Millennium Force★ ★ ★
A 6,595-foot Intamin giga coaster with a 300-foot drop and top speed of 93 mph. Height requirement: 48 inches
A 3,790-foot Bolliger & Mabillard inverted coaster with a 119-foot drop, top speed of 57 mph and six inversions. Height requirement: 54 inches
A 3,900-foot Bolliger & Mabillard floorless coaster with a 137-foot drop, top speed of 60 mph and four inversions. This is a 2015 conversion of the former Mantis stand-up coaster. Height requirement: 54 inches
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The park's oldest coaster, this Philadelphia Toboggan classic runs 2,558 feet with a 72-foot drop and top speed of 40 mph. Height requirement: 48 inches
A 3,935-foot Arrow Dynamics racing coaster with a 118-foot drop and top speed of 60 mph. Height requirement: 48 inches
A 2,800-foot Arrow Dynamics suspended coaster with a height of 76 feet and top speed of 40 mph. Height requirement: 48 inches
Cedar Creek Mine Ride
A 2,540-foot Arrow Dynamics mine train with a height of 48 feet and top speed of 42 mph. Height requirement: 48 inches
A 2,050-foot Arrow Dynamics custom looping coaster with a height of 85 feet, top speed of 48 mph and three inversions. Height requirement: 48 inches
In addition to the "grown up" coasters, in the Camp Snoopy children's area Cedar Point offers Wilderness Run, an Intamin children's coaster with a height requirement of 36 inches, and Woodstock Express, a Vekoma junior coaster with a height requirement of 36 inches with supervising companion and 48 inches otherwise.
Other Rides and Shows
Other notable attractions include the Snake River Expedition boat ride as well as a Sky Ride down the Main Midway, the Cedar Point and Lake Erie Railroad around Frontier Trail, and the Camp Snoopy children's play area, plus dozens of carnival-style rides throughout the park.
Cedar Point is located in Sandusky, Ohio - on a peninsula in Lake Erie about an hour west of Cleveland.