Sunday, May 27, 2012

Sentimental Sunday: Cedar Point Guide from 1962

In 1962,the operating season for Cedar Point ran from May 26 to September 3. It was only the second season for the Sky Ride, the buckets that took you from one end of the Midway of the amusement park to the other. Inside the guide, you can see many more of Cedar Point's attractions. The brochure states that the Cedar Point beach is the "world's finest bathing beach." Two types of cars could be driven by guests, the 1910 Model Cadillac cars, or the brightly colored convertibles on the Turnpike Ride. (This was during the "baby boom" years, and the Ohio Turnpike was still relatively new.) The Sky Wheel, a double ferris wheel, provided a beautiful view of the park and Lake Erie and the city of Sandusky.

A colorful map on the brochure states that "All roads point to Cedar Point!"

Several generations of my family have enjoyed summer visits to Cedar Point, from my Great Grandpa Leroy Parker, down to my grandsons!


J. Green said...

What a wonderful piece of history! My family also used to visit Cedar Point throughout my childhood. Thanks for sharing this!

Dorene from Ohio said...

Thanks for stopping by! Are you a GeneaBlogger too?

Roadtrip 62 - Don said...

That brochure is either a great find or a great save, whichever way you acquired it. I'm going to be writing about Cedar Point in the year 1962 soon, and would like to use the photo, if possible. Can you please contact me?
- Don Milne

Roadtrip 62 - Don said...

Thanks so much for the photo permission. It's up on my newest post today.
- Don

Tom Poore said...

Worked there in 1962 my first job what a great experience. Made .75 cents.a hour as a ride operator.