Top 10 Cedar Fair Amusement Parks

The Top Ten

1 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.

They already have a lot of coasters! Cedar Point is considered Cedar Fair's flagship park because it's where it's based out of

Cedar Point - with its fantastic rides like Millennium Force and Maverick and other great coasters like Raptor, Rougarou, Top Thrill Dragster, Valravn and GateKeeper - it is for sure the best Cedar Fair park and what I considder to be the best park in the world. And with Steel Vengeance coming in 2018, it is sure to be absolutely phenomonal. I had an awesome time when I was here and hope to come back soon!

Hands down the best Cedar Fair park. It honestly earned it's name, Coaster Capital! You can't ask for much more, a beautiful park sitting on a Lake Erie Peninsula, packed full of awesome roller coasters and other thrilling rides!

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 1 eventually because only half the land owned is being used so yes 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 mil, Cedar Point 3.6 mil, Kings Island 3.5 mil, Carowinds 3 mil, Kings Dominion 2 mil, California's Great America 1.5 mil, Worlds of fun 1.2 mil, Dorney Park 1 mil, Valley fair and Michigan's Adventure less than 1 mil. Gilroy Gardens half mil. Most of all Cedar Fair parks are landlocked meaning their growth is very limited. Kings Island and Kings Dominion has the biggest areas to grow in the future. Canada's Wonderland, Cedar Point, Carowinds, Knotts Berry Farm and Valley fair uses 100 % of the land they have. No room for growth. The remaining parks don't have much land left for growth either. I ...more

Best park layout and plenty of land for the future! Might not have the tallest coasters but it definitely packs a punch with variety!

A great park! Here are their coasters ranked in my opinion:

1. Diamondback
2. Banshee
3. Beast
4. Flight of Fear
5. Mystic Timbers
6. Invertigo
7. Vortex
8. Backlot Stunt Coaster
9. Racer
10. The Bat
11. Adventure Express

The park is always so nice and clean. I love the rides as well. There is truly something here for the whole family

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 the least... Amazing attractions (best flat ride collection of any park in the world - in my opinion) and great solid coasters! As well as the 2 dark rides we have which are both amazing!

The most underrated cedar fair park. Nobody seems to be talking about leviathan and behemoth!

Clean and safe, lots of food choices and the rides are awesome

Litty and underrated when cedar point has no high roller coasters so suck it

4 Carowinds

Is literally just Canada's Wonderland but better. Fury>Leviathan. Intimidator>Behemoth. Carowinds doesn't have an SLC or Volare. Both parks lack a good woodie. Some might bring up Yukon Striker, but dive coasters really aren't that great. Copperhead Strike isn't the greatest, but it doesn't need to be.

Very underrated park it seems. Never been to any of these except KD, and it was pretty good. This has 8 or 9 major coasters that all seem great. Watched most point of view's as well. Not sure why everyone seems to rank this park so low, but it's the closest park to fl and it seems really cool, would love to check it out

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 family’s and all thrill seekers.

I've only been to two cedar fair parks which were kings island and carowinds and to be honest I like carowinds better because the atmosphere and FURY 325.

5 Kings Dominion

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

Best coaster Intimidator 305

1. Intimidator 305
2. Dominator
3. Volcano The blast
4. Flight of Fear
5. Backlot Stunt Coaster
6. Rebel Yell
7. Shockwave
8. Rebel Yell
9. Anaconda
10. Grizzly
11. Hurler
12. Richochet
13. Woodstock express
14. The great pumpkin coaster

6 Knotts Berry Farm

Knotts has something unique about it that differs from all the cedar fair parks and should be appreciated more! I just wish cedar fair invested more money into this park

One of the most underrated small parks in the states. Fantastic park.

How is this not near the top of the list

Only park I have been to.

7 California's Great America

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

Gold Striker... need I say more?

Best coaster gold striker

Best coaster Flight deck

8 Dorney Park

I get platinum passes every year and have been to the top eight listed and I don't know how Canadas wonderland ranks#2 or how carowinds Michigans adventure and knots ranks above dorney it should be number four on this list those four other parks are lame in comparison if you ask me. Cedar point, kings island and dominion and dorney are my top four

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.

I Think Dorney Park Should Be Top 5, Two Parks For The Price Of One. I Could Spend All Day In The Water park And The Rest Of The Day In The Regular Park For One Price

Great park best coaster talon

9 Worlds of Fun

No I don't think worlds of fun is the best park overall, but definitely has the most charm. I go quite a bit and It is very underrated and has lots of potential and a great top 5 coasters so no not the best cedar fair park but crazy underrated and in my opinion one of the supreme cedar fair parks

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

Best themed and most potential


10 ValleyFair

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

Best coaster Wild thang

Steel Venom is the best!

Rip cord or steel venom are the bes

The Contenders

11 Michigan's Adventure

7. Big Dipper
6. Zach Zoomer
5. Mad Mouse
4. Corkscrew
3. Wolverine Wildcat
2. Thunderhawk
1. Shivering Timbers
My ranking of the rollercoasters here

Best coaster shivering timbers

Beautiful lake

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 5 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 Gilroy Gardens

Best coaster quicksilver express

14 Geauga Lake

It's so sad that it's no longer around

My favorite coaster was Dominator

My favorite rode was dominator

That is sad

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