Cedar Point is a 364-acre (147 ha) amusement park located on a Lake Erie Peninsula in Sandusky, Ohio, United States. Opened in 1870, Cedar Point is the third oldest amusement park in North America behind Six Flags New England and Lake Compounce. It is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company featuring a World record 75 rides as of 2011[update] including 17 roller coasters.
Other attractions outside the park include a mile-long white sand beach, an outdoor water park called Soak City, two marinas, several nearby resorts, and an area known as Challenge Park which features attractions such as go-karts, miniature golf, Ripcord and Skyscraper.
The park's normal operating season runs daily from mid May through Labor Day and then only on weekends until the end of October. Cedar Point has reached several milestones that include being the only amusement park in the world with four roller coasters taller than 200 feet (61 m) - Magnum XL 200, Millennium Force, Wicked Twister, and Top Thrill Dragster - as well as being the only one with roller coasters in all four height classifications - Jr. Gemini (Kiddie roller coaster), Magnum XL-200 (Hypercoaster), Millennium Force (Giga coaster), and Top Thrill Dragster (Stratacoaster). Known as "America's Roller Coast", Cedar Point has received the "Best Amusement Park in the World" award by Amusement Today for the past fourteen years.