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Cedar Point ranks high on amusement park list

July 17, 2014

The Akron Beacon Journal



July 17--Cedar Point continues to rank high among the nation's amusement and theme parks.

Cedar Point was the only Ohio amusement park to make TripAdvisor's Top 25 listing in its Traveler's Choice awards.

The Sandusky park was ranked No. 8 -- behind Florida's signature Disney Parks and Universal's Islands of Adventure and Sea World parks.

Cedar Point was ranked 11th on the list in 2013.

The top-ranked park in the United States was Sea World's Discovery Cove. The Florida water-based theme park allows its visitors to swim with dolphins and snorkel in reefs.

On TripAdvisor's Top 25 world ranking of amusement parks, Cedar Point came in at No. 12.

Cedar Point's Soak City water park also cracked the Top 10 best water parks in the country, with TripAdvisor visitors ranking it 10th.

"We are thrilled to receive these awards," said Jason McClure, vice president and general manager of Cedar Point and Soak City, in a statement. "The fact that our guests voted us as one of the best amusement and water parks in the country makes this award even more special."

Pennsylvania'sHershey Park was ranked No. 18 on the Florida and California dominated list of Top 25 best amusement parks.

Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor, said the rankings were culled from millions of reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travelers.

The rankings were determined by "using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews for amusement parks and water parks worldwide" gathered over a 12-month span.

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