50th Anniversary Edition
Tiki Twirl is a family spinning ride.
Tiki Twirl is a really fun ride.
In the 1960's Cedar Point was adding attractions that would grow its collection. In 1962 guest could see the sights without ever riding a roller coaster when Sky Ride opened in the Main Midway. 1963 brought the Cedar Point and Lake Erie Railroad as well as The Mill Race. Mill Race was only the second Log Flume ride that was ever built. The ever-popular Blue Streak (1964) was the first major roller coaster to open at Cedar Point since 1929. Space Spiral became the tallest ride in the world when it opened in 1965. In 1966 Cedar Point opened Pirate Ride. Pirate Ride was a dark ride that took guest back in time to when pirates ransacked the high seas. Frontiertown opened in 1967. In 1968 SkySlide opened just off the Main Midway. In 1969, Cedar Point added its next roller coaster, Cedar Creek Mine Ride.
In the Marnia Cedar Point added Pet Check, a pet sitting service.
Near the Front of the park Cedar Point added The Centennial Theatre, Calypso, and Hofbrau Gardens.
Kiddieland was expanded to double its size. It was advertised as the largest in the world.
On the Beach Cedar Point added the WildCat Roller Coaster and the Sealand attraction.
The train station was moved back to make way for a new midway. The new midway was called Million Dollar Midway. Million Dollar Midway was home to: Bayern Kurve, Dodgem 2, Himalaya, Monster and Tiki Twirl. The Western Cruise's station was also relocated here and Paddlewheel Cafe opened.
50 years later: All of these attractions have been relocated or removed. 3 of them remain with the same theme they had then.
From 1970 - 1984 Cedar Point had a second Calypso ride called Tiki Twirl. The ride was at the far end of the Sky Ride. Tiki Twirl was a Lesley themed Calypso ride. In 1985, Cedar Point removed Tiki Twirl and replaced it with Matterhorn.
The ride was a very welcomed change to the park and was once again very popular!
The wait time for Tiki Twirl is usually 5 minutes. The longest the line gets is 10 minutes.
Tiki Twirl is a very popular ride After Tiki Twirl Cedar Point would add: Frontier Trail (1971), Giant Wheel (1972), Jumbo Jet (1972-1978), Cedar Point Cinema (1975-2001), Corkscrew(1976), Troika (1976), Witches' Wheel (1977), Gemini (1978), Wave Swinger (1979), Gemini Children's Area (1979-2013), Oceana (1980-1998), Ocean Motion (1981), Kid Arthur's Court (1982-1999), White Water Landing (1982-2005), Demon Drop (1983-2009), Avalanche Run (1985-1989, Thunder Canyon (1986), Iron Dragon (1987), Soak City (1988-2016), Magnum XL-200 (1989), Disaster Transport (1990-2012), Mean Streak (1991-2016), Challenge park (1992-2016), Snake River Falls (1993), Raptor (1994), Cedar Point's 125th Anniversary Celebration (1995), Mantis (1996-2014), Chaos (1997-2010), Power Tower (1998), Camp Snoopy (1999), Aquatic Stadium (1999-2006), Millennium Force (2000), Wicked Twister (2002), Good Time Theatre (2002-2014), Top Thrill Dragster (2003), maXair (2004), Skyhawk (2006), Maverick (2007), Planet Snoopy (2008), Extreme Sports Stadium(2008-2017), Shoot the Rapids (2010-2015), WindSeeker (2011), Dinosaurs Alive on Adventure Island(2012-2018), GateKeeper (2013), New Gemini Midway (2014), Rougarou (2015), Valravn (2016), Cedar Point Shores Water Park (2017), Steel Vengeance (2018), Forbidden Frontier on Adventure Island(2019), and Cedar Point's 150th Anniversary Celebration (2021).
All of these attractions have helped make Cedar Point what it is today.
Photos by: Jake Hamons, Andrew Borgen. COASTER-net, Russ Haudan, and Cedar Point.
Last Updated: 5/20/2020