Memories of Cedar Point
Cedar Point gave me Amazing Memories of the Amazement Park!
When I was a little girl, my family traveled every year to Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio.
In our case, we sailed (in a manner of speaking, since we took our yacht). We stayed on the boat at the harbor at the park at night, and spent an entire, wonderful two days inside, riding the rides and enjoying the atmosphere. Sometimes we would eat from our own galley, and then return again. All in all, we had two and a half days at Cedar Point every year.
Boy do I miss those days.
Some of my strongest memories are of Cedar Point.Images on this Page from the Cedar Point Official Site
What about You?
Have you ever been to Cedar Point?
The Roller Coasters make Cedar Point Great
Cedar Point is the most amazing amusement park in the world for one simple reason: It has more roller coasters than any other park world wide.
When I was a kid, I was absolutely terrified of roller coasters. I'm not sure if it was because I was afraid of heights, or if I got vertigo from them, or if I actually thought that I might fall off the roller coaster. It didn't help that I was hearing and reading reports out of Disney World that there had been roller coaster injuries!
Cedar Point has always had the biggest and fastest roller coasters in the world. Though the market is competitive, Sandusky, Ohio is still the home of the biggest and baddest in the world! I remember being a little girl sitting on the fly bridge of my father's boat and waiting until the moment when we could finally see the "Space Needle" (a very mild ride that just takes you up and down). Then, one year, the Magnum XL2000 was built, and thereafter that was what we would look for, craning our eyes against the horizon until finally it came into view. That year it was the largest and fastest roller coaster ever built, but it didn't stay that way for long!
My First Roller Coaster
The year that the Raptor was built there were three hour lines in July. I was at Cedar Point with my boyfriend at the time (I was fifteen) and it was the first trip that I had taken to the park by car. I don't know how he talked me into getting on that ride (other then pure peer pressure) but I stood in that line in the stifling heat of midsummer for three hours before we were finally allowed to board. At my insistence, we didn't sit in the front seat, but we were on the front car. I was terrified! I fully anticipated the worst experience of my entire life. As I pulled that shoulder harness down over myself, I felt as though I was being strapped into the electric chair!
Up to that point, I had never had so much fun in my entire life! Riding the Raptor is something like flying. Your feet are dangling in the air as you go over loops and corkscrews. The ride is amazing, and the first several times that I got off this ride, I felt as though I was floating. The high is amazing!
Now, years later, the line for the Raptor generally moves very quickly and it is still my favorite coaster at Cedar Point. I actually have dreams about riding it!
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Cedar Point has a really fascinating history. There are several locations in the park where you can get more information about the historical roller coasters (such as the Blue Streak) and the accolades that Cedar Point has received. If, however, you are not lucky enough to live in Northeast Ohio where Cedar point is easily accessible, then it might be helpful to check out some of the written resources on the subject of Cedar Point. There's not a great deal available, but here is a sampling.
List of Cedar Point Roller Coasters - The Raptor is my favorite!
Which Cedar Point Coaster is your favorite?
I Want to Lose Weight!`
Oh, is that random?
No, it's not particularly random, actually. Right now I have more than 150 pounds that I want to lose. My primary motivation for doing so isn't appearance. It isn't even my health (though that is way up there). My reason for doing so is that I want to be able to comfortably and safely ride the Raptor again (and maybe the Magnum). One of my best friends and I are working together to get motivated, stay on track, and go to Cedar Point next summer!
Wish us luck!
I love to hear from readers. Please let me know that you stopped by today. However, I would prefer to keep this guestbook on-topic, so if you could mention something that you learned, or what your experiences are with Cedar Point, that would be wonderful. Angel blessings are always welcome, of course.