I believe that overall if you could spend some time at the hotel breakers or lighthouse point or something that you would have an awesome time a cedar point. But saying this, this is too close to call for me, as i just got back from sfmm two weeks ago and loved it.
I've been to both and I'd choose Cedar Point hands down over Magic Mountain... I just felt the overall atmosphere of Cedar Point was more enjoyable.
However, if you've never been to California, it's worth the trip, really nice experience, especially considering I'd really only been up and down the East Coast before I went to CA. Knotts is fantastic and the Disney parks are great too.
But if you're going ONLY for SFMM or CP, I'd say go to the Point. *** Edited 2/3/2005 12:20:22 AM UTC by Coaster Lover***
If you can't stand the heights, get out of the line.
If you don't mind sub-par food and service, virtually non-existent flats, and basically an all-round unsatisfactory park experience IMO, go SFMM. If you care about the park experience, go to CP. They both have some possible day trips as well. (CP - GL) (SFMM - KBF)
I've never been ot SFMM, but you can't go wrong at CP. Four of my top ten steel coasters are there: TTD, Magnum, MF, and Raptor. I would challenge anyone to find a fourth coaster at any park as good as any of those. They do have flats. Maybe not all the latest ones, but they are getting maXair next year. That will be a real treat.