Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, Ohio has been going strong for almost 150 years. While many of the old parks disappeared in the 1950s and 1960s, Cedar Point has continually expanded throughout.
These photos were taken in 2005, causing me to want to go back and document how much of what I captured then is gone now. In my opinion Cedar Point was, is and will likely always be the best amusement park in the world.
Top Thrill Dragster – 400′ high, and 0-120 in 3.8 seconds.
Max Air – A Giant Frisbee Ride
The Ferris Wheel – 136′ high
The train and Mean Streak coaster meet at the beach.
A portion of Millenium Force
A jumble of coasters.
Raptor from the bucket ride with Sandusky Bay in the background.
Max Air in action.
Mantis – Stand Up Coaster
The classic Wild Mouse
An aerial view from the top of the rotating elevator. The smugs on the right are from the dirty windows, but the view of the ferris wheel and Wicked Twister make it worthwhile.
Wicked Twister with Lake Erie in the background.
Raptor and the harbor.
The classic Corkscrew. This ride has been flipping people upside down since 1976.
The Blue Streak. Built in 1964 and named for the local high school sports teams.
Top Thrill Dragster.