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Cedar Point named best in the world

Cedar Point named Best Amusement Park in the World (Photo credit: Cedar Point) Cedar Point named Best Amusement Park in the World (Photo credit: Cedar Point)
SANDUSKY, OH (WOIO) -

For the 16th year in a row, Cedar Point in Sandusky is named the ‘Best Amusement Park in the World.'  

The park was awarded the honors at the annual Golden Ticket Awards in Santa Cruz, Calif. 

Cedar Point has been awarded the top honor since the inception of the Golden Ticket Awards in 1988.

Adding to the list of awards for the park, the Millennium Force was named the ‘Best Steel Roller Coaster in the World' for the third year in a row.  Millennium Force has been ranked as one of the top two steel roller coasters in the world every year since its debut more than 13 years ago.   

"We are truly honored to have been named the best park in the world for the past 16 years and to have the top steel roller coaster for the third year in a row," stated John Hildebrandt, Vice President and General Manager of Cedar Point. "This award is a testament to our entire staff here at Cedar Point that strives to provide each guest with their ‘best day' experience during every visit."

Other attractions at Cedar Point  placed in the Top 25 in the "Best Steel Roller Coaster in the World" category.  Cedar Point's legendary Magnum XL-200 came in at number 9, the towering Top Thrill Dragster was voted number 12, the Maverick took the number 22 spot.  And, the Blue Streak roller coaster, which will celebrate its 50th anniversary next year, was voted number 27 in the "Best Wooden Roller Coaster in the World" category.

New plans for the 2014 season have already been announced. 

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