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Ohio's Amusement Parks

Ohio is home to some of the fastest, tallest, longest and overall best roller coasters and rides in the world! Every year, tens of thousands of thrill-seekers descend upon Ohio’s collection of amusement parks. The two premier amusement parks are Cedar Point in Sandusky and Kings Island in Cincinnati. Both parks boast a multitude of roller coasters, rides, attractions and live shows. Cedar Point has been voted Best Amusement Park in the World – for 15 consecutive years! Ohio visitors can avoid the larger crowds at some of Ohio’s smaller amusement parks located around the state, but the amount of fun you’ll have is far from small.

  • Cedar Point
    Voted Best Amusement Park in the World for 15 consecutive years by Amusement Today, Cedar Point has been thrilling Ohio visitors for decades. Cedar Point is located on Lake Erie, 50 miles west of Cleveland and offers 75 rides, including the biggest roller coaster collection on the planet. The new attraction for 2013 is GateKeeper! Located at the front of the park, GateKeeper, will forever change the landscape of the Cedar Point Peninsula. This mammoth ride will be the longest winged roller coaster and boast the longest drop of any winged roller coaster on the planet! Cedar Point features three water rides, including Shoot the Rapids, an exciting family water flume adventure! For kids, the park also features Planet Snoopy, which includes seven rides, games, and appearances by Snoopy himself. There are 16 amazing roller coasters, including Maverick and the 420-foot-tall Top Thrill Dragster, one of four Cedar Point roller coasters over 200 feet tall! Also check out WindSeeker, a 300-foot-tall ride that will take thrill-seekers to new heights as they spin above the Lake Erie beach. Check out the full list of rides and roller coasters at CedarPoint.com.
  • Kings Island
    Experience pure excitement at Kings Island with more than 80 rides, attractions and roller coasters. See one of the largest creatures to ever lumber the Earth is set to storm Kings Island this year, in all its roaring glory with the arrival of a life-size Sauroposeidon, the world’s largest animatronic dinosaur. The amusement park features some of the best roller coasters anywhere, including Diamondback, a 230-foot tall steel monster that reaches speeds up to 80 miles per hour; Flight of Fear, an indoor coaster that catapults riders from 0 to 54 miles per hour in just four seconds in a heart-pounding adventure in total darkness through four inversions; and Drop Tower, where you plunge 315 feet straight down at a speed of 67 miles per hour on the tallest Gyro drop in the world! New to Kings Island in 2013 is the Reds Hall of Fame Grille, a full-service, air-conditioned Cincinnati Reds-themed restaurant and features authentic Reds memorabilia, framed jerseys and photos, and other tidbits of team history dating back to the 1800’s.
  • Coney Island
    The 127-year-old amusement park in Cincinnati is best known for its water attractions, including the two-plus acre sunlite pool, which is the largest flat-surface pool in North America! The park also boasts two dozen classic amusement park rides for all ages. Experience rides like the Python Coaster, Rock-O-Planes and Scream Machine. There is also a selection of kiddie amusement rides and roller coasters. Coney Island also offers original live stage shows, Coney's Mining Town, Famous Fairways Miniature Golf Course, Games of Skill Arcade and much more.
  • Jungle Jack's Landing
    This amusement park is part of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. The amusement park features 16 rides and attractions. Some of the rides include Jungle River Falls, a 1,250-foot-long log flume that includes two drops of 28- and 36-feet; Sea Dragon, a 55-year-old coaster that was recently restored, begins with a 37-foot hill and reaches speeds up to 25 mph; and Dust Devil, similar to the classic "scrambler-type" ride. Jungle Jack's Landing includes kiddie rides such as Tiny Tusks, which allows kids and adults to manually raise and lower their elephant vehicles and the Golden Frog Hopper, kids are taken up 25 feet, then provided a fun, bouncing descent.
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