Ohio is home to several amusement parks, with some of the biggest roller coasters in the country. Each year visitors enjoy Ohio amusement parks for their thrilling rides, enjoyable shows and roller coaster challenges, as well as convenient and plentiful lodging and camping near the amusement parks. From thrill rides with huge hills and fast speeds to classic rollers coasters for the whole family, Ohio has something for everyone.
Cedar Point Amusement Park is located in the city of Sandusky in northern Ohio, on the shores of Lake Erie. Cedar Point is home to 17 roller coasters, with something for every level of thrill. The Blue Streak, built in 1964, is one of the park's original roller coasters. The Magnum, built in 1998, was the first coaster in the world to top a 200 feet with its first drop of 310 feet. The Mean Streak is the longest roller coaster ride in the park and the Millennium Force reaches speeds of more than 93 miles per hour. Cedar Point also has the Raptor, which dangles riders from swings with their feet hanging out, and the Mantis, one of the world's tallest and fastest stand-up coasters.
Kings Island Amusement Park is 30 minutes north of Cincinnati in the town of Mason, Ohio. Kings Island has many roller coasters for all ages and thrill levels. The Beast, the longest wooden roller coaster in the world, sends riders plummeting from 141 feet into the first of six dark tunnels and ends with a 540-degree helix turn at the end of the ride. The Vortex takes riders upside down six times and the Invertigo slings thrill seekers at speeds up to 55 miles per hour both forward and backward through three inversions. Other roller coasters include The Racer, Flight Deck, Firehawk and the Diamondback.
Coney Island Cincinnati
Coney Island Cincinnati brings all the charm of a vintage theme park to modern families. Coney Island Cincinnati has something for everyone with a sunlight pool, live shows and classic rides. The ride attractions at Coney Island Cincinnati include old-fashioned bumper boats, a carousel, giant slide, Ferris wheel, flying bobs and paddle boats. The Python Family Roller Coaster is an all-steel coaster that features a 40-foot first drop and 1,100 feet of track. This coaster is perfect for the entire family.
Stricker's Grove, of Hamilton, Ohio, is a family-owned and operated private amusement park. This park is available to rent for groups, organization, family reunions and church groups. Stricker's Grove is open to the public four times a year on the Fourth of July, the second Sunday in August, Labor Day and customer appreciation day in October. The Tornado Coaster and The Teddy Bear Coaster are classic wooden coasters at Stricker's Grove and are great for all ages.
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