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Cedar Point

cleveland gatekeper

By Angela Ash

So I will bow my head in shame and announce that I have never before been to Cedar Point.  I know this seems impossible, and probably even a bit un-American, but it is true. It has, however, been the subject of many dreams, typically ending with that long climb up a steep hill and then... yes, I wake up.  No amount of dreaming or planning could have ever prepared me for the absolute magnificence of Cedar Point.  Let me explain why.

First, I absolutely love roller coasters. And what I love even more than roller coasters is that first ride. That anticipation of the unknown should be bottled and sold on the black market. However, the worst possible thing is when that buildup leads to something bordering on mediocre. THIS, my friends, is why I am eternally in love with Cedar Point, because they could not even possibly begin to define mediocrity. The new Gatekeeper, which similar to its name must be tackled at the very entrance to the park, is a true phenomena. Forget about the fact that it is already breaking seven world records.  Climbing 170 feet, it is the tallest, fastest, and longest wing roller coaster.  Yup... she's a bit of an over-achiever.

And don't think that you have reached the pinnacle just yet. There's several more miles of unchartered tracks left to explore!

Millennium Force definitely rivals Gatekeeper for my favorite coaster.  It's either that 80 degree drop, or the speed in which you are whisked up the hill to plummet that has demanded a few accolades on its shelf.

I would also be remiss not to mention the Magnum XL-200. This is just the perfect coaster, and the ability to see Canada on a clear day while in its clutches is just showing off at this point. 

With a grand total of 17 roller coasters, Cedar Point has something for the enthusiast to the children... or the children at heart. And while it is known for its coasters, many other thrill and family rides await! 

The bottom line is that you just have to see it to believe it.  I know that I did! Visit online for more information on park hours, tickets, and rides and attractions.