2020 is Cedar Point's 150th anniversary! 2020 also brings several other anniversaries of attractions that have been popular over the years! Some of the attractions on this list are long gone, but they are an important part of the past.
5th Anniversary (2015)
2015 was a year of renovation for Cedar Point. a built-year renovation project of Hotel Breakers was completed. Inside the park, Mantis was converted to become the Floor-less style Rougarou. Rougarou takes riders upside down 4 times over the Cedar Point lagoon.
10th Anniversary (2010)
In 2010 Cedar Point opened Shoot the Rapids. Shoot the Rapids was Cedar Point's tallest water ride the park ever built. Shoot the Rapids took riders on a journey like no other! The ride featured 2 drops and had a Wild West themed. Shoot the Rapids closed in 2015 and was torn down in the spring of 2016 to make room for future expansion.
15th Anniversary (2005)
In 2005 Cedar Point opened the maXair thrill ride. maXair takes riders 140 feet in the air at speeds of 70 MPH! maXair is a very popular ride in the park!
20th Anniversary (2000)
In 2000 Cedar Point opened Millennium Force. Millennium Force was the first roller coaster in the world to take guest over 300 feet in the air. Riders on Millennium Force reach speeds of 93 MPH and are taken on a journey like no other! To make room for Millennium Force Giant Wheel was moved to the beach midway near Disaster Transport.
25th Anniversary (1995)
30th Anniversary (1990)
In 1990 Avalanche Run was enclosed and re-themed as Disaster Transport. Disaster Transport was an indoor space roller coaster where guest would be taken to space. After a few years the theming in the ride wasn't being fixed and the ride turned into a roller coaster in the dark. Disaster Transport closed in 2012 and was removed o make room for Gatekeeper.
35th Anniversary (1985)
Avalanche Run opened in 1985 on the Cedar Point Beach. Avalanche Run was Cedar Point's Bobsled Roller Coaster. Riders would twist and turn thru the tubes. Avalanche Run simulated what it was like to go on an actual bobsled. The ride was down a lot for mechanic problems. The ride closed in 1989 to be transformed into Disaster Transport.
40th Anniversary (1980)
In 2008, The Cedar Point Aquatic Stadium was converted into the Extreme Sports Stadium. The Extreme Sports Stadium was home to a bike show. The building was tore down after the 2017 season to make way for future expansion.
45th Anniversary (1975)
50th Anniversary (1970)
In 1970 Cedar Point was celebration its 100th anniversary. The park added new live entertained, a new midway, and a new roller coaster. 1970 was a great season for Cedar Point!
55th Anniversary (1965)
Space Spiral opened in 1965. When the ride opened it was the tallest ride in the world. Space Spiral was the first ride in the world to take guest over 300 feet. Space Spiral was an observation tower that took guest up and gave them a view of the entire park. The ride was removed to make room for Gatekeeper. Jungle Larry's African Safari was a live animal show that lasted form 1965 to 1994. On the Main Midway Cedar Point opened Earthquake. The ride was from Freedom Land and closed in 1985.
60th Anniversary (1960)
In 1960 Cedar Point added The Riverboat Cruise. It would later be named Western Cruise then in 1987 was renamed Paddlewheel Excursions. The ride closed in 2011. Dodgem 1 was added to the front of the park. It was removed in 2001. Scrambler opened in what was then the back of the park.
65th Anniversary (1955)
90th Anniversary (1930)
95th Anniversary (1925)-Noah's ark
100th Anniversary (1915)
115th Anniversary (1905)
In 1905 Cedar Point opened its largest hotel. Hotel Breakers contained 600 rooms. When it opened it was one of the largest hotels anywhere. Over the years Hotel Breakers has been expanded and remodeled many times.
150th Anniversary (2020)
Cedar Point opened in 1870. The park started as a simple bath and beach resort. Over the years the park as grown into what it as become today. From the "Queen of American Watering Places" to "America's Roller Coast", it was no accident that Cedar Point had turned into a must visit destination!
Photos by: Jake Hamons, Andrew Borgen, Russ Haudan, Joel Rodgers, and Cedar Point.
8/30/2022 01:24:27 pm
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