While Cedar Point is perhaps best known for its hair-raising roller coasters, the new Planet Snoopy area has been designed to charm youngsters aged between three and eight.

The area has seven new rides, games and wandering characters, all of which hail from the Peanuts comic strip, including Snoopy, Charlie Brown and Peppermint Patty.

"We’d certainly like to start a tradition with younger families and get them to visit Cedar Point every year," said Cedar Point spokesman Robin Innes. "We also know we have to be balanced. We can’t be all roller coasters."