Cedar Point

Cedar Point is a 364-acre (147 ha) amusement park located on a Lake Erie peninsula in Sandusky, Ohio, United States. Opened in 1870, it is the second-oldest operating amusement park in the United States behind Lake Compounce. It is the flagship park of Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, who owns and operates the park. Known as "America's Roller Coast", Cedar Point features a world-record 72 rides, including 15 roller coasters making it the park with the third-most roller coasters in the world. Their 16th roller coaster, GateKeeper, will open in May 2013.

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 (1.6 km)-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 (61 m) – Magnum XL-200, Millennium Force, Wicked Twister, and Top Thrill Dragster – and is the only park with roller coasters in all four height classifications. Cedar Point has also received the Golden Ticket Award for "Best Amusement Park in the World" from Amusement Today for the past 15 years. The park is currently tied with Kings Island as the most visited seasonal amusement park in the United States with an estimated 3.14 million visitors in 2011. The park also features several buildings that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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