Cedar Downs Racing Derby

One of two of it’s kind, Cedar Downs Racing Derby, is a racing horse carousel ride. Cedar Downs was transferred to Cedar Point in 1965. It has become a classic ride for families to enjoy together.

Cedar Downs is a racing carousel where the horses gallop around the track. Riders are placed in four-across rows, with the horses trading the lead back and forth as they race to the finish. Only one horse will win out of the four and the rider(s) will claim their victory!

Cedar Downs is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Fun Facts About Cedar Downs:

  • Championship Season is the song that can be heard when racing
  • Was repainted for the 2013 season
  • Two racing carousels exist in the United States, Cedar Downs is one of them
  • Was called The American Derby when first released in Cleveland, Ohio at Euclid Beach Park, in 1920


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About Brad

Brad is the General Manager of CPfansite and a proud member of our parent company Coaster Crew. He enjoys sharing his love of Cedar Point with everybody. Brad hopes to see you 300 feet in the air on Millennium Force!

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