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What was your first coaster at Cedar Point?

Sandusky Register Staff • Aug 20, 2014 at 8:50 PM

Was it the Gemini? The Blue Streak? Top Thrill?

Here's our list of the best order for kids to make their way up the roller coaster ranks at America's Roller Coast...

1) Wilderness Run — Formerly Junior Gemini, this coaster has been a starter for millions of kids.

2) Pipe Scream — The new ride for 2014 makes 17 coasters at Cedar Point.

3) Cedar Creek Mine Ride — Yes, the full name of the coaster you know as the Mine Ride is officially the Cedar Creek Mine Ride. We would recommend riding this with your kids before they are able to ride Woodstock Express on their own.

4) Woodstock Express — For a kids' coaster it moves pretty fast and take a front seat to get closer to Woodstock's bell. You could swap this with the Mine Ride depending on height.

5) Iron Dragon — The enclosed ride moves pretty fast and has some steep hills.

6) Blue Streak — The Sandusky's High School mascot's namesake is 50 this year. Remember when there was one seat belt for two people and the big wooden brake?

7) Gemini — Put the kids in the blue train and ride in the red train and see who wins for your second time. You might want to sit with them for their first ride on this classic.

8) Corkscrew — Are the kids ready to go upside down? How about three times? How about at night?

9) Magnum XL-200 — The 200 means over 200 feet. Don't forget to smile after the second tunnel on the way back.

10) Mean Streak — Spend some time getting back to the park and on the ride. It has one of the longest tracks of all Cedar Point's coasters. It was the tallest and fastest wooden coaster when it opened in 1991.

11) Millennium Force — Arguably Cedar Point's best coaster. With a height requirement of 48" some kindergartners may be brave enough to top 300 feet.

12) Wicked Twister — The kids will have to be 52" tall to reach for the sky on this one.

13) Maverick — After the kids have done the twist on Wicked Twister, take them to the back of the park to turn and twist while being inverted 

14) Mantis — Stand up and go upside down? Yes, please.

15) Raptor — Dangle your feet and hold your breath for another Cedar Point favorite.

16) Top Thrill Dragster — Arms down and head back as you reach 400 feet and 120 mph.

17) GateKeeper — Do you believe you can fly? The kids will have to put on their big boy or big girl pants to ride the GateKeeper. But after 120 mph on Top Thrill, that shouldn't be a problem.

What was your coasting order growing up? Comment below...

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