Cedar Point, Ohio

Last summer, I took a trip to Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio.  If you don’t already know, Cedar Point is a theme park with several of the world’s fastest and most intense rides and roller coasters.  I rode almost all of the roller coasters, excluding a few.

  1. Gemini
    1. Gemini is a racing roller coaster with a wooden structure and steel track, located at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio. Built in 1978 by Arrow Dynamics and designed by Ron Toomer, it is one of the oldest roller coasters in the park. When the ride opened, it was marketed as the tallest, fastest and steepest roller coaster in the world. All three record-breaking claims were falsely made as other coasters around the world already beat Gemini. The all-steel Loch Ness Monster at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia, opened earlier that year before Gemini and was taller but had a shorter drop. Screamin’ Eagle at Six Flags St. Louis opened two years prior to Gemini and was faster at 62 mph.
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  2. Iron Dragon
    1. Iron Dragon is a steel suspended roller coaster located at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, built in 1987 by Arrow Dynamics. It is located in the Celebration Plaza section of the park. It closes for about 40 minutes every night for Luminosity — Ignite the Night!, a nighttime show that takes place right in front of Iron Dragon.
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  3. Corkscrew
    1. Corkscrew is a steel roller coaster built by Arrow Development at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, United States. When built in 1976, it was the first roller coaster in the world with 3 inversions. The coaster, which features Arrow’s first vertical loop, was built during the same time period as The Great American Revolution at Magic Mountain. However, Revolution opened seven days prior and is therefore credited as the first modern-day coaster to feature a vertical loop.
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  4. Blue Streak
    1. Blue Streak is a wooden roller coaster located at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio. Built by Philadelphia Toboggan Company, Blue Streak opened to the public on May 23, 1964, and is the park’s oldest roller coaster. In 2013, it achieved its highest ranking of 27 among the world’s top wooden roller coasters in the annual Golden Ticket Awards publication by Amusement Today.
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  5. Wicked Twister

 

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