Cedar Point is the Roller Coast Capital of the World. This Sandusky amusement park has 17 coasters and some of those are the top roller coasters in the country. And I’m here to count down my favorite rides at the park. Let’s get started!
If you’re looking for an old school wooden coaster, Gemini is your ride. This racing coaster hits top speeds of 60 mph and is pure fun. With its old age, admittedly it’s not the smoothest. But don’t let that turn you away. Sadly, the red car seems to be the only one that’s running these days. I hope they can get the blue one back up because the racing is the best part of this ride!
This is the new floorless coaster that replaced the Mantis in the 2015 season. The floorless aspect of this ride is the coolest part. When you load the ride, the floor disappearing when you’re ready to climb the hill really gets your adrenaline pumping. However, I’m not as impressed with this new ride as I’ve been with new rides in the past. It could be because it’s essentially just a repurposed track. Regardless, it’s great to have a different type of coaster in the park!
This is a classic suspended roller coaster that you should try when you’e visiting Cedar Point. Raptor is still one of the fan favorites and you can always expect a long line. It’s well worth the wait, my friends. The hill, turns and loops will have you screaming and laughing the whole time.
This is where the countdown really gets tough. Maverick’s first hill alone could move it up the list. It’s not a tall one, but it’s probably one of the best beginnings of a ride I’ve ever experienced. Just look at that drop! The rest of the 400-foot track speeds you through turns and tunnels. The negative? Those strong turns tend to whip your head back and forth with some force. Hold your head back and enjoy the ride.
Gatekeeper greets you at the entrance of the park and entices you immediately. This is a winged coaster and, if you’ve never experienced one, you’re in for a treat. The highlight of this ride? When you twist through the two metal keyholes above the front gate. You won’t hit them, I promise, so keep your eyes open for the full effect.
2. Top Thrill Dragster
Dragster comes in at a very close second. This coaster is nothing like you’ve ever experienced before and is over in 17 seconds. Go from zero to 120 miles per hour and get launched of up a hill 420 feet tall. The take off is unforgettable and so is the very from the top. The twist on the way down from the sky is just as thrilling as the twist up. If you have the guts, go front row. You won’t regret it.
1. Millennium Force
Millennium wins due to the level of anxiety the ride gives people, AKA me. The hill is 310 feet, more than 100 feet less than Dragster. However, the climb up builds so much anticipation unlike Dragster. Then the 80 degree drop leaves your stomach at the top. The track takes you through two minutes of hills and turns that keep you entertained the whole time. Millennium is still one of the most popular rides at Cedar Point, so don’t pass up the opportunity to take it for a spin when visiting!