Cedar Downs Racing Derby Carousel at Cedar Point

Park: 10 AM - 8 PM | Waterpark: Closed | View Hours
Cedar Downs Racing Derby
Jockey for first.

And they’re off! Jockey for position in the most intense carousel race that you’ve ever been a part of, when you step foot on the Cedar Downs Racing Derby track. You’ve never rode a horse like this before. Guests will take turns galloping ahead of the pack on hand-carved horses in a ride that always keeps people on the edge of their saddles. Challenge your friends and family to experience the rush of a race, and choose your horse carefully because all 64 steeds are all sprinting neck-and-neck for victory. And as one of only two racing carousels in the United States, it’s an experience as rare as winning a Triple Crown. It’s a good thing this race is guaranteed to put smiles on faces because it always ends in a photo finish. Now get yourself to the starting gates and mount your steed because when the trumpet plays the race is on.

Height Requirement: 48" minimum

Rider Safety Information

Min Height
  • A high speed circular ride somewhat resembling a carrousel. It generates a high level of centrifugal force due to the speed and size of the ride table.
  • Guests must have the ability to straddle the ride unit, hold onto the horse, and grip the horse with both legs.
  • Guests must have a minimum of three functioning extremities; one functioning arm and two functioning legs.
  • Guests with a cervical collar, neck brace, broken collar bone, braced arm cast, or any Leg Cast (foot, lower, full, etc.) are not permitted are not permitted to ride.
  • Alternate access is available at the ride exit. Riders will have to take several steps, on their own or with the assistance of a companion, and be capable of elevating themselves up onto a horse.
  • Visit our Guest Assistance page for additional Accessibility information.