First, let me say this.....Cedar Point is the best amusement (theme) park in the world. The reason for this statement.......go there and count the huge roller coasters.
Sure, Cedar Point is a northern Ohio theme park, located on a thin split of sand that stretches into Lake Erie. When I went there as a kid it was rundown, only one (1) coaster was there, and it had a monorail that circled the park.
They started to improve the place in the late 1960's, early 1970's. They went on a roller coaster binge, that continues today. (Although, roller coasters are no longer the only type of thrill rides.)
Cedar Point is a success even though the season is much shorter than most of the other bigger parks in the U.S.A. The Toledo group that owns Cedar Point also owns Knott's Berry Farm and a couple other smaller parks.
If you ever watch networks such as The Discovery Channel you will see Cedar Point's coasters......over and over.
The Millenium is awesome. This Bear and Katie rode that world's tallest coaster just after it was built. What a ride!
The giant wooden coaster in the back corner of Cedar Point is called Mean Streak. It is an engineering marvel and a blast to ride. I figured out where the cameras are hidden, so they can snap your picture while you ride it and try to sell it to you. So now I flip the camera off. Great juvenile fun.
Cedar Point also has the Top Thrill Dragster (basically straight up and then straight down at over one-hundrfed miles an hour), the Demon Drop, the Raptor, and many others. They still have an old wooden coaster, The Blue Streak, which gives some good quality "air time" for riders.
The park has a couple (just OK) taverns. Good hotels are adjacent to the park. The swimming is pretty good, too. Clean beach.
I challenge one (1) and all to come up with a better theme park, when using roller coasters and thrill rides as the determining factor.
I dare you to try it.
Bear On The Raptor