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In the past few decades, Cedar Point has claimed a number of world records. In particular, the amusement park has become known for its roller coasters. In 1978, Cedar Point opened Gemini, which set records as the tallest, fastest, and steepest roller coaster in the world at that time. Gemini's record was surpassed by another coaster, Magnum XL-200, in 1989. Two years later, Cedar Point opened a wooden coaster named Mean Streak, which was the tallest and fastest of its kind in the world. These rides were followed by the Raptor, the world's tallest and fastest inverted roller coaster, in 1994, and Mantis, the tallest and fastest stand-up roller coaster, in 1996. Cedar Point surpassed all of its previous records in 2000, when it opened the Millennium Force. This roller coaster is more than three hundred feet high and once again set the record for the tallest, fastest, and steepest roller coaster in the world. Since 1978, Cedar Point has hosted an annual event called Coaster Mania that attracts roller coaster fans in large numbers. In addition, the park claims to be the "Roller Coaster Capital of the World." With its roller coasters and other features, Cedar Point has won numerous awards, including "Best Amusement Park" by ''Amusement Today's'' Golden Ticket Awards on several occasions.
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