- Street: 1 Cedar Point Dr, Sandusky
- City: Sandusky
- State: Ohio
- Country: United States
- Zip/Postal Code: 44870
- Listed: May 26, 2017 9:18 am
- Expires: 215 days, 16 hours
Cedar Point is a 364-acre (147 ha) amusement park located on a Lake Erie peninsula in Sandusky, Ohio. Opened in 1870, it is the second-oldest operating amusement park in the United States behind Lake Compounce.Cedar Point is owned and operated by Cedar Fair and is considered the flagship of the amusement park chain. Known as “America’s Roller Coast”, the park features a world-record 71 rides, including 16 roller coasters – the second-most in the world behind Six Flags Magic Mountain. Its newest roller coaster, Valravn, opened in May 2016.
When you’re spinning, you feel it. It grips at you and pulls you closer and closer to its source. There’s no escaping its grip and slowly but surely your strength and resolve crumble to its will. That pull is called centrifugal force, and nowhere is it stronger than on the Super Himalaya. So, buckle in with a couple of friends and slowly feel yourselves sliding towards the center of your cart. It’s not the togetherness you expected, but on this ride it’s always nice to have something extra to hold onto.
Something thrilling this way comes. Don’t be fooled by Witches’ Wheel’s unassuming appearance. It wants you to feel calm. But really, it wants to haunt your nightmares. When riders step into its unique tandem-style cars, things start off innocently enough. First you spin. Then you spin a little faster…and then faster…and faster, until finally, the whole ride tips up and suddenly you’re turned upside down, snug in your seats thanks to the positive g-forces. So go ahead and approach at your own risk, just don’t say you weren’t warned.
Don’t call it a throwback. Blue Streak may be Cedar Point’s oldest and most classic coaster, but it still competes with some of the park’s heavy hitters. It’s one for the ages and has been a family favorite since it opened in 1964. Some roller coaster aficionados may even call it a bucket list coaster. So don’t count this wooden coaster out, Blue Streak is packed with hills, thrills and history.
This record-breaker’s a heartbreaker. Corkscrew was the first coaster in the world that featured three inversions and it hasn’t looked back since. Strap in and brace yourself, because these steel tracks show no mercy. They’ll turn you up, down, around, inside out and back again. After that first loop, it’ll take your nerves of steel and push them to the limit. Gravity has no bounds as you flip upside down and make eye contact with the park goers below. Once you’re in, you’ll never look at Cedar Point’s midway the same again.
Talk about first impressions. That’s why we put a coaster that breaks seven world records at the very front of the park. Riders will take flight on the wings of a powerful golden griffon, dive-bombing and threading their way through impossibly narrow obstacles like our keyhole towers. It won’t take long to figure out why GateKeeper is inspired by the power of flight.
Hold on to your hats. Actually, scratch that. Don’t even wear one. Because to say you launch out of the station is an injustice. This coaster catapults you forward so quickly, you’re not even sure if there’s track in front of you. 72mph feels more like a hundred. But with a name like Wicked Twister, are you really that surprised? Short as it may seem, one trip on the Wicked Twister is enough to make you come back for seconds, thirds, and tenths. Strap in, and get ready to stop, drop and roar.
It turns out that memory lane is a quarter mile long. When riders get behind the wheel of one of the ¾ scale replicas of a 1910 Cadillac Touring Car, they’ll be transported back to the beginning of a golden age for the automobile. The journey takes travelers through the dawn of the 20th Century while cruising the roads of Frontier Town and even offers under-age kids their very first taste of the joys of driving. There’s really no better way to do a road trip than taking in the freedom of the open road in an all-time classic car.
Who needs a driver’s license when you have the Peanuts Road Rally? Take your little ones and climb into the front seat of a 4×4. In this attraction, kids are in charge. They can get behind the wheel and drive a truck through twists and turns. But your kids aren’t driving any old truck. These mini-4x4s come in bright Peanuts-themed colors with fun license plates to match. And when the trucks come around the corner, you’ll have to wonder which one you’ll get. Are you more of a blue “GOOD GRIEF” type, or an orange truck with “IM MESSY” license plates?
What do you want to be when you grow up? An astronaut, of course! Well look no further because every child’s dream is about to turn into a reality. Space Age is a necessity for every future astronaut. Get ready for lift off as little park goers climb aboard and start their countdown for space arrival. Watch as the rockets launch your kids into the sky and fly high above as they orbit earth. Once their mission is complete, the rockets safely land back home. Riders must be shorter than 54” to ride Space Age.
From billionaires to action movie stars to rescue teams, everyone knows that there are few experiences more thrilling than a helicopter ride. And on Helicopters, you can now add kids to that list of believers. Not only do your little riders get to hop into their own personal chopper and take flight, they also get to pilot it themselves. Once secured in the cockpit, it’s up to them to grab the controls and guide the helicopter up and down on a tour of the sky. So make sure they’ve got their aviator helmet and goggles strapped on tight because they’re in for some high-flying fun.
Joe Cool’s Dodgem School is where all of the bumper car pros get their start. Our pint-sized riders can learn the ropes – or the rails – of bumper car 101 right in the heart of Planet Snoopy. They’ll get to bump and bash their way around the ring in these brightly colored miniature bumper cars made just for them. Bring your future bumper car star today. Your kids will love the thrills of this miniature amusement park classic. Riders must be between 35” and 53” tall and at least four years old to ride.
Visit the official website for complete details, Cedar Point, in Sandusky, Ohio.www.cedarpoint.com/play/rides-coasters
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