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Switchback Railway
(Razed)

Located parallel to the Grand Pavilion, the Switchback Railway was Cedar Point's first roller coaster in 1892. This ride was about twenty-five feet high and reached speeds of ten miles an hour. The cars on this ride had to be hauled back to the top at the end of the ride by muscle power.


Three-Way Figure Eight Roller Toboggan
(Razed)

The Three-Way Figure Eight Roller Toboggan was built near the beach in 1902. This roller coaster was forty-six feet tall and had eleven cars on its hilly track. After eight years, the ride was removed due to the addation of a new bathhouse in 1910. The Racer roller coaster took its place, down the beach.


Dip the Dips Scenic Railway
(Razed)

In 1908, the Dip the Dips Scenic Railway was constructed in the center of the midway with eighteen dips. Fifty-three feet in height and 4,200 feet long, this ride was said to go sixty miles per hour. It was later replaced in 1918 by the addition of the Leap Frog Railway.


Racer
(Razed)

Built on the site of the Three-Way Figure Eight Roller Toboggan, the Racer roller coaster featured a forty-six foot tall hill and small hills. This ride was built by McKay Construction and opened in 1910, being Cedar Point's first well known roller coaster.


Leap the Dips
(Razed)

In 1912, the Leap the Dips roller coaster was built near the bay side of the resort where the Blue Streak roller coaster now stands. The ride remained until 1935 when it was removed.


Leap Frog Railway
(Razed)

In 1918, the Leap Frog Railway was built on the site of the Dip the Dips Scenic Railway and supposedly used part of the original ride. This ride reached seventy feet in height and later was turned into the High Frolics in 1934.


Cyclone
(Razed)

The Cyclone roller coaster was built in 1929 on the former site of the Racer roller coaster. It incorporated tight turns and steep hills with a seventy-two foot high lift hill. During the early 1950's, the decaying roller coaster was torn down due to lack of money to refurbish it.


High Frolics
(Razed)

At the end of the 1933 season, the aging Leap Frog Railway was renovated by its owner. The entire track from the Leap Frog was reconstructed except the original lift hill, which remained its height of seventy-four feet. The ride was then renamed the High Frolics and opened to the public for the 1934 season and remained on the midway until 1940.


Kiddieland roller coaster
(Razed)

The Kiddieland roller coaster opened in 1957 at Kiddieland. This roller coaster was meant for small children and had gentle hills.


Wild Mouse
(Razed)

In 1959, the Wild Mouse was added where the Raptor roller coaster now stands. This compact roller coaster used two passenger cars. The ride later closed in 1962.


Scamper
(Razed)

The Scamper roller coaster was similar to the Wild Mouse, but with a wooden structure. The ride was built in the area of today's Corkscrew roller coaster turnaround and Matterhorn ride in 1962.


Blue Streak
(Operating)

The Blue Streak was added in 1964 where the Monorail once stood. This ride has a seventy-eight foot high lift hill and extends out 2,400 feet. At the top of the lift hill they built a copula where the car passes through. During its first few years in operation, the ride remained unpainted.


Cedar Creek Mine Ride
(Operating)

The forty-eight foot tall Cedar Creek Mine Ride opened in 1969 and has a track length of 2,450 feet. This ride was one of the first roller coasters to use tubular steel track and was built partially over the lagoons. The ride opened Frontiertown, which opened a year earlier in 1968.


WildCat
(Operating)

The compact cars on the WildCat roller coaster go through tight turns and steep drops. Originally built in 1970 across the old Grand Pavilion, the WildCat debuted with a blue and red structure. The ride was later sent to Valleyfair and a new WildCat was built where the Jumbo Jet once was. In 1985, it was moved to its home today on the Million-Dollar Midway next to the Cedar Point and Lake Erie Railroad Station.


Jumbo Jet
(Razed)

The Jumbo Jet with its all steel structure and track, opened in 1972 along the beach area where the Cyclone once stood. When it opened, it was said to be the fastest in America and had banked turns as steep as seventy degrees. The ride later was closed in 1979 when the Wildcat roller coaster was put in its place. Today the area where this ride operated is now home to the Disaster Transport roller coaster, near the white sand beach.


Corkscrew
(Operating)

The Corkscrew roller coaster was the first roller coaster ever to have three inversions. Built in 1976, this ride was built over part of the midway near the lagoons. The lift hill is eighty-five feet tall and the ride reaches speeds of forty-eight miles per hour.


Gemini
(Operating)

The one hundred twenty-five-foot tall Gemini opened in 1978 and was the tallest roller coaster in the world. As the name suggests, there are two separate tracks in which riders get to race the other train when ride is in operation reaching speeds of sixty miles per hour.


Junior Gemini
(Operating)

Built across from the Gemini roller coaster, the Junior Gemini is a kid size version of the Gemini. The ride is gentle for littler kids can ride it, only reaching a top speed of about six miles per hour. The ride is laid out in a figure eight design with a lift height of only nineteen feet.


Avalanche Run
(Renovated)

The sled looking cars and the curved troughs of Avalanche Run made the ride look like a bobsled run. Opening on the former sight of Jumbo Jet, the ride incorporates a sixty-three foot high lift hill and has 1,932 feet of troughs for the trains to roll on. In 1990, the ride was converted into Disaster Transport by enclosing the roller coaster in a building.


Iron Dragon
(Operating)

Built over the end of the lagoons in 1987, the Iron Dragon is a suspended coaster that hangs from the track. The ride was named for the way it looked like a dragon when it was in operation reaching speeds of forty miles per hour. A portion of the ride is on an island in the center of the peninsula.


Magnum XL-200
(Operating)

Probably the most well known Cedar Point roller coaster is the Magnum XL-200. Built in 1989, this ride was the first ever to break the 200-foot height on a roller coaster. It reaches speeds of seventy-two miles per hour and can be seen from almost anywhere in the park.


Disaster Transport
(Operating)

Known as Dispatch Master Transport when entering the ride, the Disaster Transport is the Avalanche Run roller coaster indoors with themeing. Opened in 1990, the Disaster Transport takes riders through a simulated trip to Alaska but loses control during the ride. Since its opening, some of the themeing has been removed.


Mean Streak
(Operating)

One of the tallest and fastest wooden roller coasters ever is the Mean Streak. Built in the back of the park in 1991, the ride has a lift hill height of 163 feet and can reach speeds of sixty-five miles per hour. The 1.7 million board feet of lumber used to build this roller coaster is made from Southern yellow pine.


Raptor
(Operating)

One of the first inverted roller coasters ever, Raptor opened in 1994 on the former site of the Mill Race water ride near the front of the resort. The structure reaches a height of 137 feet and the trains accelerate to speeds of fifty-seven miles per hour. The entire ride is held up by 300 steel columns, which are painted green.


Mantis
(Operating)

Originally named Banshee, the Mantis roller coaster is one of the tallest and fastest stand-up roller coaster ever. The red and yellow track is supported by purple columns and reaches a maximum height of 145 feet. Going up to sixty miles per hour, the Mantis conquers four inversions.


Woodstock Express
(Operating)

Built in 1999, the Woodstock Express is a "family" roller coaster in which kids and their parents are able to ride. Located in Camp Snoopy section of Cedar Point, this roller coaster has a height of thirty-eight feet and reaches speeds up to twenty-five miles per hour.


Millennium Force
(Operating)

As the name suggests, Millennium Force opened in the year 2000. This ride reaches speeds of ninety-two miles per hour and has a drop of eighty degrees. The Millennium Force is the first roller coaster to break the 300-foot height with a lift hill height of 310 feet and opened as the tallest and fastest roller coaster on earth.


Wicked Twister
(Operating)

Built along the white sand beach, Wicked Twister opened in early May for the 2002 season. The new roller coaster rises 215 feet and opened as the tallest and fastest "double-twisting" impulse roller coaster in the world. The teal and sunburst yellow ride is launched with linear induction motors and can reach speeds of 72 mph.


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