Situated on 364 acres and located in Sandusky, Ohio, along Lake Erie, Cedar Point is the second-oldest operating amusement park in the United States. The park features a world-record 72 rides, including 15 roller coasters. Known as “America’s Roller Coast”. With 15 roller coasters, Cedar Point has the third-most roller coasters in the world. However, their 16th roller coaster will open in 2013, GateKeeper.
Cedar Point’s normal operating season runs from mid-May until Labor Day, when the park is open daily. The park is then open only on weekends until the end of October for HalloWeekends, a Halloween event. Other attractions near the park include a one mile long white-sand beach, an outdoor water park called Soak City, an area known as Challenge Park, two marinas, and several nearby resorts.
The park has reached several milestones. It is the only amusement park in the world with four roller coasters taller than 200 feet – Magnum XL-200, Millennium Force, Wicked Twister and Top Thrill Dragster. Cedar Point has also received the Golden Ticket Award for “Best Amusement Park in the World” from Amusement Today for 15 consecutive years.
Spend the day in the roller coaster capital of the world! There’s so much to do, no wonder it’s the best amusement park in the world! Check it out today!
New for 2013, GateKeeper! Cedar Point’s first wing roller coaster reaches new heights in many ways. Located at the front of the park, GateKeeper will take riders over the main entrance and will forever change the landscape of the Cedar Point Peninsula. The ride sets three world records for the tallest drop, longest track and most inversions of any wing coaster. A state-of-the-art control center is at the heart of operations, and energy-efficient LED lighting illuminates the trains. Aside from the screams of excitement, it is one of the quietest roller coasters ever built because the track is filled with sand. Using all the latest technology, GateKeeper has set new standards in the amusement industry.
One Cedar Point Drive
Sandusky, OH 44870