This Rare Footage Of A Cleveland Amusement Park Will Have You Longing For The Good Old Days

Cedar Point is a legendary park that has had a special place in the hearts of Clevelanders for generations. The hourlong drive from the Forest City to the Roller Coaster Capitol of the World in nearby Sandusky is a journey that has long defined the perfect way to spend a hot summer day in Cleveland.

While the park continues to be a northeast Ohio fixture, there is a certain undeniable charm to the Cedar Point of yesteryear. The rides might not be as cutting-edge or intense, but the joyful simplicity of Cedar Point in the 1970s and 80s is a cherished memory to revisit.

Thanks to YouTube user SesameSquirrel, we can step right into history through this stunning compilation of Cedar Point in 1976.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

What is your favorite memory of Cedar Point “back in the day?” Tell us in the comments!