Why is Cedar Point usually mentioned as one of the top amusement parks in America? Maybe because it’s the only one that has four roller coasters taller than 200 feet (among the seventeen in the park). Or because its 75 rides are more than any other park. It’s no wonder that Amusement Today selected Cedar Point as “The Best Amusement Park in the World.” Not once. Or twice. But for the last thirteen years.
Cedar Point isn’t a coaster-come-lately. It’s been around since 1870. And it’s become a sprawling complex of entertainment and lodging venues. CP now has three water rides, an indoor water park, more than two dozen children’s rides, and a host of family rides. Visitors can stay in any of six hotels, relax on a lakeside beach, or attend one of several musical shows. Boredom is definitely not an option.
On the travel review site TripAdvisor.com, reviewer SevenCostanza sums up the general feeling about Cedar Point: “This place should be on any thrill ride enthusiasts bucket list. A ton of coasters, though frankly some of the ones that might seem fun in lots of parks are ho-hum after you ride the likes of Maverick, Millenium Force and Top Thrill Dragster. Those 3 rides are worth the price of admission alone. Besides the great rides, the employees at cedar point work harder than any I have seen at any amusement park. They do everything they can to fill seats and keep the lines as short as possible, as well as do it all with a sense of humor and fun.”
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