Cedar Point History - 1890's

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1890

Cedar Point opens for its 21st season.

1891

Cedar Point opens for its 22nd season.

First electricity at Cedar Point.

1892

Cedar Point opens for its 23rd season.

Sunday, July 10, 1892
The Switchback Railway opens. It is Cedar Point's first roller coaster.
Thursday, June 1, 1893
Cedar Point opens for its 24th season.
1894

Cedar Point opens for its 25th season.

Wednesday, May 29, 1895
Cedar Point opens for its 26th season.
1896

Cedar Point opens for its 27th season.

1897

Cedar Point opens for its 28th season.

Cedar Point is sold to the Cedar Point Pleasure Resort & Company, headed by G. A. Boeckling, for $256,000.

1898

G. A. Boeckling Company becomes president and general manager of Cedar Point Pleasure Company.

A new long cable swing opens, swinging guests out 30 feet over the water.

Bath houses are renovated.

8,000 new bathing suits purchased for use of swimmers.

Thursday, May 5, 1898
Cedar Point Pleasure Company grants Sandusky Telephone company the right to construct the first telephone line to Cedar Point.
Sunday, May 29, 1898
Cedar Point opens for 29th season.
1899

New electric light plant is built. It furnishes light for 800 incandescent and 25 arc lights.

Monday, May 15, 1899
Bay Shore Hotel opens. It is Cedar Point's first hotel. The first guests were a party of 40 people from Pittsburgh who used the hotel for a couple of weeks before the resort opened.
Saturday, May 27, 1899
Cedar Point opens for 30th season.