Cedar Point named Best in the World!

The results are in and for the 16th consecutive year, Cedar Point amusement park/resort in Sandusky, Ohio, has been voted the “Best Amusement Park in the World!” The popular vacation destination won this coveted award at last night’s annual Golden Ticket Awards ceremony in Santa Cruz, Calif. Cedar Point has earned the top honor every year since the inception of the Golden Ticket Awards in 1998.

In addition to the Best Park award, Cedar Point’s Millennium Force roller coaster was named the “Best Steel Roller Coaster in the World” for the third year in a row. In fact, Millennium Force has been ranked as one of the top two steel roller coasters in the world every year since its debut more than 13 years ago.

“We are truly honored to have been named the best park in the world for the past 16 years and to have the top steel roller coaster for the third year in a row,” stated John Hildebrandt, Vice President and General Manager of Cedar Point. “This award is a testament to our entire staff here at Cedar Point that strives to provide each guest with their ‘best day’ experience during every visit.”

PointFest brings top artists to Cedar Point Sept. 14

The biggest stars in Christian music will rock the stage on Saturday, Sept. 14 at Cedar Point® as the park hosts its fifth annual PointFest music festival. This fun-filled day of song and praise features Building 429, whose recent album “We Won’t Be Shaken” debuted at the top of the Billboard Christian albums chart; Gospel Music Association’s Dove Award-winning Tenth Avenue North; Dove Award and Grammy Award-winning group Third Day; and Dove Award, American Music Award, Billboard Music Award and six-time Grammy Award-winning TobyMac!

Welcome to the new CP Rundown!!!


Hello everyone! On behalf of all of us at CP Rundown, we are proud to announce the release of CP Rundown V3.0! After months of hard work, the new site is being released with more photos and improved content on every page!

We hope you will find the site easier to navigate. We also have added larger photo galleries and POV of the roller coasters and some rides!

So, why don't you sit down, hold on (to your mouse) and enjoy the ride we are going to take you on. The best part is, we are just getting started! There will be much more to come!

Carsten Anderson - President 

New for 2014 at Cedar Point!

Cedar Point amusement park/resort, known around the world for its record-breaking collection of rides and roller coasters, announced several plans for the 2014 season, including introducing two new family rides, changes to the park’s Camp Snoopy area and more details on a two-year renovation project to Hotel Breakers.

Joining Cedar Point’s impressive lineup of rides next summer will be Pipe Scream – a Disk’O Coaster, and Lake Erie Eagles – a Flying Scooters ride. Located along the Gemini Midway, Pipe Scream is billed as “combining the best of a roller coaster and a flat ride in one.” Riders will spin and coast over 302 feet of track, reaching a maximum height of 43 feet above the midway and a top speed of 43 mph! Pipe Scream is manufactured by Zamperla, Parsippany, N.J.

Across from Pipe Scream, Lake Erie Eagles will also soar onto the Gemini Midway and will treat a new generation of Cedar Point’s guests to a classic thrill ride. Riders on Lake Erie Eagles will sit in one of eight ride carriages that are suspended from arms located more than 28 feet above the ground. As the ride begins its cycle, the carriages will swing outward simulating the sensation of flight! A paddle on the carriages will allow guests to alter their flight experience from mild to wild! Lake Erie Eagles is manufactured by Larson International, Inc., Plainview, Texas.

Join the Revolution at Cedar Point!

More than 1,000 racing enthusiasts will flock to Cedar Point amusement park/resort when the “Best Amusement Park in the World” welcomes some of the best athletes in the world for the fourth annual Revolution3 Triathlon in September. Whether you are a triathlete or just looking for a fun way to get in shape, the weekend-long event will have something for you, including a new Glow Run along the Cedar Point Beach.

Cedar Point hiring for HalloWeekends

Friday the 13th could be your lucky day! Cedar Point is looking for people who make frightful first impressions as the park gears up for its 17th annual HalloWeekends this fall, which opens this September on Friday the 13th. As students return to school, Cedar Point recruits hundreds of seasonal employees who want to earn some extra money working weekends.

2013 Luminosity: Behind the Scenes Interview

CP Rundown goes behind the scenes and interviews cast and crew members about the 2013 Luminosity show.

GateKeeper boards its one millionth rider!

One in a million. Literally. That’s the luck of Marie Saenz from Milford, Mich., who was the one millionth rider to take flight on GateKeeper - the tallest, fastest and longest wing coaster in the world. 

Ride carousels, help kids through July at Cedar Point

Take a spin on any of Cedar Point’s three carousels this month, and you’ll help raise money for pediatric research at Cleveland Clinic Children’sDuring the month of July, Cedar Point will donate 10 cents for every rider on the historic Midway Carousel, the Cedar Downs Racing Derby or the Kiddy Kingdom Carousel.

Who will be GateKeeper's millionth rider?

Who will it be? Cedar Point’s new world-record breaking roller coaster GateKeeper is preparing to take its one millionth rider for a spin any day now and that rider could be YOU...