Cedar Point, the Best Rides IMO
A thrill seeker’s candy land. I love this place.
I love roller coasters. When I was a kid they scared me and it took a lot for me to get on one (back then we had Geauga Lake with roller coasters, not just Wild Water Kingdom) but after I conquered a few, I was hooked. It went from a fear to a craving.
I realized once you’ve gotten on one of the really good ones, nothing else quite cuts it anymore. After the Millennium Force and the Top Thrill Dragster, some of the other coasters didn’t seem so great. Even in this case, Cedar Point manages to keep outdoing itself.
One of the newer rides, “Windseeker” actually intimidated me. I wouldn’t go on it last year. It’s a swing ride that goes 300 feet in the air. I felt safer on the Dragster! Really though, there was nothing to be afraid of, it was just a nice view. Feeling nervous again on a ride actually felt good, as weird as that sounds.
You have to make sure you pack all the best rides into one day and that isn’t always possible, especially if you go on a weekend when it’s pretty packed. Not everyone can afford a “Fast Lane” pass (you get to skip ahead in line!), so what do you do? We always try to arrange to go on a Monday or Tuesday. We barely had to wait in line for most of the rides.
We also figured out a few things in the last two times we went:
The Maverick is so good and everyone loves it so much that even on a Tuesday, your wait time is 45 minutes — that didn’t stop me from riding it twice in one day, though. So in this case, next time we know to make this our first ride of the day. If you get there right as the gate opens, run to the Maverick! This early in the day, people will still be arriving, so you might not have to wait as long.
Second ride of the day? Top Thrill Dragster. We also had to wait longer for this one, but it still wasn’t as long as the Maverick. The Dragster might be the shortest ride in the park (17 seconds to be exact) but you also shoot straight up and straight down at an unholy rate of speed, so it’s worth it.
The other coasters you HAVE to ride: The Wicked Twister, Millennium Force, Mantis, Magnum XL-200, Raptor and Mean Streak. Ride these first, the others can come after.
Power Tower is only scary while you wait 20 seconds at the top for the drop straight down. I distracted myself by counting and looking off in the distance at Lake Erie.
The maXair is my favorite non-rollercoaster thrill tide. It doesn’t seem like a big deal at first, and then you get that fluttery feeling in your chest when it gets to it’s highest and fastest point.
I wanted to take more pictures, but I didn’t want to slow down our group or have to worry about losing my phone.
I can’t wait until Aiden is tall enough to ride them with me!