Top 10 Cedar Fair Amusement Parks

The Top Ten
1 Cedar Point

Cedar Point is my favorite park ever. They have a great share of coasters: a dive coaster, a wing coaster, etc. Keep up the great work, Cedar Point!

This is the best amusement park in the world! This park makes world records EVERY YEAR! They make new kinds of coasters like the Magnum-XL 200, it was the first ever hyper coaster, or the Steel Vengeance, a hyper hybrid coaster. Sadly, it took the Mean Streak away. Cedar Point is amazing and I go there every year and I have been since I was 4 years old. Cedar Fair, you are doing amazing with Cedar Point and the other parks you have. Good luck in the future; I know it will only get better.

2 Kings Island

Best park overall. New Orion coming plus Waterpark is huge and included in admission. Great value and this park will be number one eventually because only half the land owned is being used so yes, there is tons of growth potential in the future! It will become the top park one day over Cedar Point and Canada's Wonderland.

The attendance ranking now is Knotts, 6 million a year; Canada's Wonderland, 3.8 million; Cedar Point, 3.6 million; Kings Island, 3.5 million; Carowinds, 3 million; Kings Dominion, 2 million; California's Great America, 1.5 million; Worlds of Fun, 1.2 million; Dorney Park, 1 million; Valley Fair and Michigan's Adventure, less than 1 million; and Gilroy Gardens, half a million. Most Cedar Fair parks are landlocked, meaning their growth is very limited. Kings Island and Kings Dominion have the biggest areas to grow in the future.

Canada's Wonderland, Cedar Point, Carowinds, Knotts Berry Farm, and Valley Fair use 100 percent of the land they have. No room for growth. The remaining parks don't have much land left for growth either. I didn't include any Schlitterbahn parks due to the fact that Cedar Fair just bought them and has not stated anything other than plans for extensive remodeling and expansion at both parks they bought in Texas. However, these two parks are not ride parks, only water parks. Lots to come in the future as Cedar Fair is a very well-run company, and we will see lots of new and exciting things happen at these parks!

3 Canada's Wonderland

This park is the most visited seasonal park in North America for a reason... it should be in the top 3 or top 5 at least... Amazing attractions (best flat ride collection of any park in the world - in my opinion) and great solid coasters! As well as the two dark rides we have, which are both amazing!

The most underrated Cedar Fair park. Nobody seems to be talking about Leviathan and Behemoth!

While there is no debate that Cedar Point and Kings Island are better, this park and Carowinds are almost a tie. Fury 325 is greater than Leviathan; Intimidator is less than Behemoth; After Burn is greater than Flight Deck; Hurler is less than Minebuster; Carolina Cyclone is less than Dragon Fire; Vortex Caro is less than Vortex CW.

4 Carowinds

I've been going to Carowinds 1-2 times a year since I was 10. I am now 18 and still make trips here every year. It is very underrated. I've been to Cedar Point and King's Island as well. This amusement park ranks up there with Cedar Point honestly.

The atmosphere is tremendous. Many reasonable food options. Plenty of kid attractions. Also home to the biggest Roller Coaster in the southeast, one of the biggest in the country (Fury). Go look up some of their rides, and watch the point of view of some (can find on YouTube); it'll make you want to buy tickets immediately. Highly recommended to all families and all thrill seekers.

5 Kings Dominion

If they had just kept Volcano, it would have an incredible big three with Intimidator 305, Twisted Timbers, and Volcano. But for some reason, they took out one of the best coasters there. What idiot came up with that idea? We're trying to make parks better, not worse.

My home Cedar Fair park. Always a lot of fun to visit!

6 Knotts Berry Farm

This should be higher on the list. There are lots of fun events throughout the year; people are friendly; it's easily accessible by public transportation.

I went there three times so far, and it's amazing. My favorite ride is Supreme Scream.

Also, I think they replaced Boomerang with another ride at some point since I went on a ride called Boomerang during my January 2016 trip when I was only 9 years old.

Ghostrider is incredible, Xcelerator is a blast, Hangtime is unreal, and Silver Bullet is one of the best B&M inverts in the business. Add a great assortment of family rides and a couple of thrill rides. How could anyone not love this park?

7 California's Great America

Everyone talks about Railblazer, but the best coaster is Gold Striker. Both pack insane airtime, but Gold Striker is about three times as long as Railblazer. Flight Deck (The B&M invert, not the SLC) is amazing. Plus, with a B&M hyper coming, the future is bright for this park.

This park is the best! The ride maintenance is perfect! And, there are plenty of rides, and their new roller coaster, Railblazer, is revolutionary!

8 Dorney Park

Talon is one of the most beautiful coasters in the world, and if you get a ride on it when it is hauling, it is like a taller and faster version of Afterburn.

Talon is amazing, Hydra has an incredible jojo roll, Steel Force is airtime packed, and Possessed is the best Intamin impulse out there.

I get platinum passes every year and have been to the top eight listed. I don't know how Canada's Wonderland ranks number two or how Carowinds, Michigan's Adventure, and Knotts rank above Dorney; it should be number four on this list. Those other four parks are lame in comparison if you ask me. Cedar Point, Kings Island, Dominion, and Dorney are my top four.

9 Worlds of Fun

Patriot, Mamba, and Prowler are all very important to me. Patriot was my first invert, Mamba was my first hyper, and Prowler was my first woodie. All of these coasters are incredible.

Timber Wolf, Spinning Dragons, and the Boomerang are just not very good, but I don't hold that against them.

Patriot is the best, along with Mamba and Prowler. Timber Wolf is underrated, Spinning Dragons is meh, and Boomerang is okay.

10 ValleyFair

Renegade is the best, followed by Steel Venom. I wish they could have more coasters.

The Contenders
11 Michigan's Adventure

I have been going to this place since I was eight years old, and I'm 39 years old now. It'll always be a favorite.

12 Thank Dick Kinzel

Thank Dick Kinzel is my favorite park. I love their wooden coaster, What Once Was Big Dipper; their flying coaster, What Once Was Firehawk is also cool. There are only five coasters, which the three I didn't mention are What Once Was Vortex, What Once Was Disaster Transport, and What Once Was Double Loop.

13 Geauga Lake
14 Gilroy Gardens
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