Coaster Crazy Kids

View from Ferris Wheel – Cedar Point roller coasters with Lake Erie in the background

A few weeks back my husband and I took our kids on their dream vacation: a trip to Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, Ohio. This park is known for its plethora of roller coasters–15, I believe–many of which are extreme. My four kids (that includes my husband) LOVE extreme coasters.

Top Thrill Dragster

Take, for example, Top Thrill Dragster. This ride shoots you from 0 – 120 mph in less than 4 seconds and propels you nearly straight up a 420 foot climb before you curve over the top and hurtle face-forward to the ground. Sound like fun? My kids think so. Admittedly, I sat and watched this ride.

Their other favorite ride was Millennium Force. This coaster drags the riders 310 feet into the air before angling downward at an 80 degree angle, hitting speeds up to 93 miles per hour. Now that’s extreme fun!

I won’t bore you with further details. Pictures tell the story best.


Raptor as seen from Sky Ride

Front row seats for husband and son during take off on Top Thrill Dragster

Husband and son on top of Dragster’s 420 foot *hill*

Front row seats for daughter and son during take off on Dragster

Daughter and son over the top on Dragster

Comments 2

    1. Oh how sad that you can’t ride coasters anymore. 🙁

      I enjoy them, but not as much as I used to. I can ride one once and be done, but the kids will ride numerous times. For me it’s more fun watching the family enjoy themselves.

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