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.
Other articles related to "cedar point":
... Summary Cartter Building 01977-11-23November 23, 303 ... Broadway Cottonwood Falls Cedar Point Mill 02006-12-20December 20, 2006 Junction of Main and 1st Sts Cedar Point Chase County. 0.8 miles west of intersection with 1st St Cedar Point Crocker Ranch 01977-11-17November 17, 1977 1.5 miles north of Matfield Green on K-177 Matfield Green Fox Creek Stone Arch Bridge 02006-12-27December 27 ... Jane Shaft House 02010-07-08July 8, 1682 ... FP Rd Cedar Point Spring Hill Farm and Stock Ranch House 01971-04-16April 16, 3 ... miles north of Strong City on K-177 Strong City Strong City Atchison, Topeka ...
... historic Lake Erie resort hotel located at 1 Cedar Point Drive in the Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio ... The hotel sits on the one mile beach mentioned on Cedar Point's web page ...
... Cedar Point is located at 40°42′32″N 86°45′37″W / 40.70889°N 86.76028°W / 40.70889 -86.76028 ...
... On July 15, 2010, Cedar Point Communications and Big River Telephone announced that Big River Telephone would deliver wholesale communications services via Cedar Point's SAFARI C ... Cedar Point's Safari C³ will be used in conjunction with existing MetaSwitch deployments to broaden network infrastructure ...
... Canada Cedar Point, Ontario Cedar Point Provincial Park, British Columbia United States Cedar Point, Illinois Cedar Point, Indiana Cedar Point, Kansas ...
Famous quotes containing the words point and/or cedar:
“A man with a so-called character is often a simple piece of mechanism; he has often only one point of view for the extremely complicated relationships of life.”
—J. August Strindberg (18491912)
“He packed a lot of things that she had made
Most mournfully away in an old chest
Of hers, and put some chopped-up cedar boughs
In with them, and tore down the slaughterhouse.”
—Edwin Arlington Robinson (18691935)