Cedar Point receives top honors in two popular amusement industry surveys

Tuesday, 06 April 2004

Cedar Point Press Release

SANDUSKY, Ohio, April 6, 2004 - Cedar Point amusement park/resort was recently awarded with top honors in two popular amusement industry surveys conducted by CoasterBuzz.com and the National Amusement Park Historical Association.

For the fourth consecutive year, Cedar Point was voted "Park of the Year" in the Coasters' Choice Awards, an annual poll by CoasterBuzz.com, an esteemed Web site devoted to roller coaster and amusement park fans around the world. In addition, Cedar Point received No. 1 rankings in the Coasters' Choice Awards for "Best Steel Coaster" for the 310-foot-tall, 93-mph Millennium Force; "Best New Steel Coaster" and "Coaster of the Year" for the 420-foot-tall, 120-mph Top Thrill Dragster; "Best Capacity," which reflects the efficiency in which guests move throughout the park; and for "Best Food" at an amusement park.

CoasterBuzz is one of the most visited coaster sites on the Internet, delivering daily news to thousands of enthusiasts around the globe. The members are a diverse group - ranging from teenagers to retirees and college students to professionals - with one common goal: a passion for roller coasters and amusement parks.

Cedar Point was also honored by the National Amusement Park Historical Association for having three of the top five steel roller coasters in the world and for its astounding Top Thrill Dragster "strata-coaster" getting the nod as the "Top New Attraction of 2004." The incredible Millennium Force was voted the "Favorite Steel Roller Coaster in the World," while the perennial Magnum XL-200 tied for the No. 2 slot and the inverted Raptor came in at No. 5 on the steel coaster list.

NAPHA was founded in 1978 and is an international enthusiasts' organization dedicated to preserving and documenting the heritage of the amusement industry. The NAPHA survey, which began in 1986, tallies members' favorite coasters and attractions from parks around the world.

Cedar Point opens for its 135th consecutive season on Saturday, May 8.