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9 Best Cedar Point Rides That You Can't Miss | Explained

In this guide we will list out the best rides that Cedar Point offers, how each one is unique, and actual (point of view) videos of the rides.

    1. Maverick

    Coming in at the top of our list, Maverick unlike other coasters, starts off fast and never looks back.

    This coaster has a very smooth-ride feel to it, and has an insane 95 degree vertical drop.

    Traditional coasters have a slow build up as they climb the first hill, but in Maverick you began picking up speed immediately out of the gate.

    This is a big reason why riders will hit speeds of up to 70 miles per hour on this ride!


    2 minutes 30 seconds.

    Fun Facts

    Maverick cost $20,000,000 to build.

    2. Millenium Force

    Millennium Force is not only one of the fastest coasters in the world, reaching speeds of 93 miles per hour, but it provides one of the best views as well while riding.

    After climbing the first hill, riders will get a beautiful view of the water, before dropping down, making a right and heading to the forest & shortly after a tunnel.

    With a height of 310 feet, and a drop of 80 degrees, this coaster is one of the best coasters at the park.


    2 minutes 20 seconds.

    Fun Facts

    Millenium Force was the park's 14th roller coaster.

    3. Top Thrill Dragster

    If you love speed, there's not a better coaster than Top Thrill Dragster, as you'll go from 0-120 miles per hour in 4 seconds!!

    Most people in the world have never felt what 100+ miles per hour actually feels like, and videos don't do it justice.

    This ride is filled with absolute power, and you'll witness that at several points in the ride most notably in the beginning, and in the first massive drop.

    The only reason this ride isn't higher on our list is because of the short duration.


    30 seconds.

    Fun Facts

    In 2003 when this coaster opened, it was touted as the fastest and tallest coaster in the world.

    4. Valravn

    Valravn takes riders up 223 feet, before stopping them for several seconds, while the riders gaze at the 90 degree drop that they're about to experience.

    The phrase 'Sitting on the edge of your seat' has never been more true than when it comes to this ride.

    You'll reach speeds of up to 75 miles per hour on this ride.


    2 minutes 23 seconds.

    Fun Facts

    The ride's theme is based on a mythological bird from Danish folklore called the valravn, which means "raven of the slain".

    5. Raptor

    Now what would a best rides list be without an inverted coaster? Not the best list, that's for sure.

    Raptor is an inverted coaster that will take riders through multiple zero gravity rolls and inversions.

    Riders will feel speeds of 57 miles per hour on this ride.


    2 minutes 16 seconds.

    Fun Facts

    This is one of the classic coasters (opened in 1994) that remain very popular to this day.

    6. Magnum XL-200

    Magnum XL-200 is one of the smoothest outdoor rides at the park, with one of the best views imaginable.

    In addition to feeling as if you're gliding, you'll reach speeds of 72 miles per hour.


    2 minutes.

    Fun Facts

    This ride can seat 2,000 riders per hour, and is the first coaster to ever top 200 feet.

    7. Blue Steak

    Blue Steak is Cedar Point's classic wooden coaster, that reaches speeds of up to 40 miles per hour.


    1 minute 45 seconds.

    Fun Facts

    This ride cost $200,000 to build in 1964.

    8. Raptor

    Raptor is one of the most unique adventures at the park.

    This inverted roller coaster will take riders through zero-g roll, dives and cobra rolls at speeds greater than 57 mph.


    2 minutes 16 seconds.

    Fun Facts

    It was the fastest, tallest and longest inverted coaster at the time of its opening, in 1994.

    9. Gemini

    Although Gemini looks like a wooden coaster from afar, it actually features steel tracks, providing visitors with the best of both worlds.

    This ride is one of the true classic rides at the park, that can still move as it manages to reach speeds of 60 miles per hour.


    2 minutes 40 seconds.

    Fun Facts

    This ride was opened in 1978.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is Cedar Point's Most Popular Ride?

    The most popular Cedar Point rides come down to the trio of Maverick, Millennium Force and Top Thrill Dragster. Millennium Force in particular reaches speeds of up to 93 miles per hour.

    What is the Smoothest Ride at Cedar Point?

    Maverick is the smoothest ride at Cedar Point. Despite having a 95 degree vertical drop, this rides provides riders with a 'gliding-feeling' through the duration of the ride.

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