The 1960's was a huge expansion era for Cedar Point. The 1960's brought some of Cedar Point's most beloved attractions. In 1962 Sky Ride opened above the Main Midway. In 1963 Mill Race opened as the second Log Flume ride in the world. Cedar Point and Lake Erie Railroad also began taking riders into the woods in 1963. In 1964 Blue Streak opened. Blue Streak is Cedar Point's oldest existing roller coaster. Space Spiral was the first ride in the world to stand over 300 feet when it opened in 1965. In 1966 Pirate Ride was moved to Cedar Point from Freedomland in New York. Frontiertown opened in 1969 as Cedar Point's first themed area. In 1968 Sky Slide opened near the Main Midway. Frontiertown was expanded in 1969 to include Cedar Creek Mine Ride and Antique Cars.
After adding the Million Dollar Midway in 1970 Cedar Point would add: Frontier Trail (1971), Giant Wheel (1972), Jumbo Jet (1972), Matterhorn (1972), Cedar Point Cinema (1975-2001), Corkscrew (1976), Troika (1976), Witches' Wheel (1977-2018), Gemini (1978), Gemini Children's Area (1979-2013), Wave Swinger (1979), WildCat (1979-2011), Oceania (1980-1997), Ocean Motion (1981), White Water Landing (1982-2005), Kid Arthur's Court (1982-1999), 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), 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), Millennium Force (2000), and Wicked Twister (2002-2021). All these new attractions added something to Cedar Point it did not have before.
Last Updated: 07/09/2023
Photos by: Timothy Bretz, Andrew Borgen, Cedar Point, David Chapman, Jake Hamons, Russ Haudan, and Roy Osburn