2022 will be Cedar Point's 152nd season!
5th Anniversary (2017)
For ther 2017 season Cedar Point renovated its water park. The park recived 2 new slides, and 2 new kids areas! Cedar Point Shores also reivced new dinning options and a new gift shop. It really is a nice water park.
10th Anniversary (2012)
In 2012 Cedar Point opened Dinosaur's Alive! Dinosaurs Alive was a walk thru attraction that guests would expeeince life size dinousaurs. The attraction closed in 2018.
In January, Cedar Fair got a new CEO, Matt Ouimet.
Soak City also received a new water slide. Dragster H20, was a mat slide that guests would race down.
Also in 2012 Cedar Point would retire a roller coaster for the first time since 1978. WildCat was removed in May, Disaster Transport closed in July.
15th Anniversary (2007)
In 2007 Cedar Point opened Maverick! It was a diffrent kind of roller coaster for Cedar Point! It didnt't break any records, it was just a fun ride! Maverick would go on to be one of the most popular roller coasters in the world!
With Maverick came a refresh to Frontier Town. The area felt really diffrent.
20th Anniversary (2002)
Wicked Twister opened in 2002 on the Cedar Point Beach. Wicked Twister took riders 215 feet into the sky at speeds of 72 MPH. Wicked Twister was the world's tallest, fastest and only double twisting Impulse Roller Coaster in the world. Wicked Twister would hold its records until 2020. The ride closed in 2021.
Also new in 2002 was the Good Time Theatre. The Good Time Theatre was a conversion of the fomer Cedar Point Cinema. Guests wold be treated to an ice skating show. It closed at the end of the 2014 season and removed to make room for Valravn.
25th Anniversary (1997)
1997 saw a huge water park expansion for Soak City. The park was expanded to include The Wave Pool, Bubbles Swiim Up Bar, Erie Falls and an activity pool area for families.
30th Anniversary (1992)
In 1992 Cedar Point added Challenge Park. Challenge Park was an extreme park. The area featured Challenge Racing and Challenge Golf. They were both removed after the 2015 season.
Just off the Main Midway Berenstain Bear Country was expanded to include an outside themed playground. It would be rethemed to Peanuts Playground in 1999. It was removed after the 2007 season.
35th Anniversary (1987)
Iron Dragon opened in 1987. The unique Suspended Roller Coaster was the first successfull one built in the midwest.
Iron Dragon would be a great family roller coaster. The ride features two lifts that will send you thru the jungle and over a misty lagoon.
40th Anniversary (1982)
45th Anniversary (1977)
Witches' Wheel also opened in 1977. The ride was a classic Enterrpise ride. It would also be the only thrill ride that Cedar Point has built that features inversions. It was removed after the 2018 season.
Also in 1977 Cedar Point added the Resourt Gate. The original location of the gate is apporimatly where Magnum crosses the midway today. It would be moved across the road in 1989, and moved to its current location in 2017.
50th Anniversary (1972)
1972 was a huge expansion year for Cedar Point. They added 3 rides so everyone in the family would have something to enjoy.
Jumbo Jet opened on Cedar Point's beach. Jumbo Jet was a small powered coaster that was extremely popular. The ride was really expensive to operate and suffered a lot of down time. It was removed after the 1978 season.
Also on the beach was Matterhorn. Matterhorn is a small spinning ride. It was relocated to the Main Midway in 1985 to make room for Avalanche Run.
Giant Wheel opened on the Frontier Trail in 1972. Giant Wheel is a beautiful 15o foot tall Ferris Wheel. It was relocated to the beach in 2000 to make room for Millennium Force.
55th Anniversary (1967)
60th Anniversary (1962)
65th Anniversary (1957)
70th Anniversary (1952)
In 1952 Cedar Point opened a new 10 ride Kiddieland. The ageing Cyclone was also torn down in the spring. This was the first time Cedar Point wouldn't have a roller coaster in over 50 years.
75th Anniversary (1947)
Cedar Point list the Cyclone for sale.
80th Anniversary (1942)
105th Anniversary (1917
125th Anniversary (1897)
130th Anniversary (1892)
Photos by: Andrew Borgen, Cedar Point, Jake Hamons, The Lost Coaster