Mill Race was a log flume that was at Cedar Point.
The 1950's were a really bad time for Cedar Point. The park was in a failing state due to a lack of business. In 1956 the park was bought and there were plans to close the park and redevelop it as a housing development. After public outcry, and studying the operations for two years, the owners decided to keep the park. Plans were made to turn Cedar Point into "The Disneyland of the Midwest". More spectacular rides would open. The Cadillac Cars opened in 1958. They were so popular the Turnpike Cars opened in 1959. 1959 saw huge expansion with the addition of The Monorail, Wild Mouse, and the marina. Scrambler opened in 1960. The midway was further expanded in 1961 to include Cedar Classic Miniature Golf, Rotor, and Satellite Jets. In 1962 riders would experience the Sky Ride for the first time.
After Mill Race opened in 1963 Cedar Point would add more rides that would round out its collection. It would add: Blue Streak (1964), Space Spiral (1965-2012), Pirate Ride (1966-1996), Frontier Town (1967), Shoot-the-rapids (1967-1981), Sky Slide (1968-1991), Cedar Creek Mine Ride (1969), Million Dollar Midway (1970-1984), Frontier Trail (1971), Giant Wheel (1972), Cedar Point Cinema (1975-2001), Corkscrew (1976), Troika (1976), Witches' Wheel (1977-2018), Gemini (1978), Gemini Children's Area (1979-2013), WildCat (1979-2011), Oceana (1980-1997), Ocean Motion (1981), White Water Landing (1982-2005), Demon Drop (1983-2009), Avalanche Run (1985-1989), Thunder Canyon (1986), Iron Dragon (1987), Soak City Water Park (1988-2016), Magnum XL-200 (1989), Disaster Transport (1990-2012), Mean Streak (1991-2016), Challenge Park (1992-2016), and Snake River Falls (1993). All of theses attractions would give Cedar Point something it didn't offer before.
Last Updated: 01/27/2023
Photos by: Andrew Borgen, Bruce Cassi, Cedar Point,John B. DeHass, Jake Hamons, Russ Haudan, Ann Marie Gryca Muehlahauser, and Ted Petterson.