Cedar Point in Sandusky is a Thrill-Seeker’s Hidden Paradise

roller coaster in the evening sun's shadow

Cedar Point Amusement Park might be one of the best-kept secrets in the country. Situated on Cedar Point off the shore of Lake Erie, it’s not only a beautiful place, but it also has some of the craziest roller coasters around. Whether you’re new to the area or have been here for years, now’s the time to visit the theme park and discover why Cedar Point in Sandusky, OH, is called the roller coaster capital of the world.

What’s All the Fuss About Roller Coasters?

Speeding along like a bullet, your knuckles turning white as you grip the safety bar – you’ve never experienced thrills and chills like this until you’ve ridden the Top Thrill Dragster at Cedar Point. Looming 420 feet above the ground, this coaster shoots you from zero to 120 mph in four seconds. Built in 2003, it was the tallest coaster in the world at the time. Cedar Point has 16 high-speed coasters like this, including two kiddie coasters for those who aren’t quite tall enough or old enough for the real thing.

The roller coaster has a place in the heart of thrill-seekers and entertainment junkies, originating in Russia before becoming a commercial success in 1884 at Coney Island in New York. The inventor, LaMarcus A. Thompson, dubbed the coaster the Gravity Switchback Railway. It went over well with visitors to the boardwalk and helped pave the way for modern roller coasters at boardwalks across the country.

Who Puts a Coaster on a Boardwalk?

The original boardwalk gave people a nice path on which to walk and view the waterfront, such as the Atlantic City boardwalk in New Jersey. Over time, developers and store owners saw it as a place to provide services, goods and entertainment for those walking by. Today, you can find many theme parks with coasters built along the boardwalks, from the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Promenade in South Carolina to Cedar Point in Sandusky.

We Keep Your Things Safely on the Ground

If you’re moving to Sandusky and need to store your belongings, Storage Zone Self Storage has you covered. We have ample storage units with truck rental services available to help get you moved in and ready to experience all of Sandusky and the coasters at Cedar Point Amusement Park.