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Tips For An Unforgettable Visit to Cedar Point


View of roller coaster from sky view

Inside Visit to Cedar Point

Living in the Midwest, I take for granted that not everyone has been to Cedar Point or been to Sandusky Ohio.  It is often referred to as the “Roller Coaster Capital of the World.” With its thrilling rides and stunning views of Lake Erie, it’s no wonder why this amusement park is a must-visit destination for thrill-seekers and families. To make the most of your visit, we’ve compiled a list of insider tips that will help your visit to Cedar Point, be like a pro.

Lake Erie Sunrise

Where Is Cedar Point?

Located on the shores of Lake Erie in Sandusky Ohio, you’ll find Cedar Point on a peninsula in Lake Erie. Find breathtaking sunrises from the beach.

swing ride against blue sky

What Is There To Do At Cedar Point?

The amusement park is known for it’s adrenaline pumping roller coasters. But there is so much more.  Find ultimate fair like foods, two merry-go-rounds, fair like rides (that don’t travel from town to town) and so much more.

Halloweekends happens in mid September and only on the weekends.  The park is decorated for Halloween and the are a few scare houses that are set up.  Newest thing is the rock band that plays nightly as they are ‘stuck’ playing their last concert over and over. During Halloweekends kids can dress up (12 and under) and enjoy foam maze and lots of things the little kids will enjoy, including trick or treating (limited hours)

popcorn snacks in basket

Tips To Know Before You Go

  • If you want to enjoy the beach and the park, consider staying at Hotel Breakers.  You have an entrance a short walk from the hotel, to the entrance right off the beach of Lake Erie.
  • The park is now cashless.  You can pay by credit card or bring your cash and within the park, there are machines to convert cash to card.
  • Staying on property, gives you early access to the park, ask when you check in for details, it’s usually an hour early.
  • You cannot bring food/drinks into the park.  Food must be purchased inside the park.
  • Wear light loose fitting clothing and comfortable shoes.  It’s not the time to bring new shoes, you will be walking A LOT!
  • Sunscreen is a must and if there is a chance of rain, bring an umbrella (they are sold at the park if you need one).  Rain ponchos may be a better way to go and to carry.
  • Bring an EMPTY water bottle to fill.  It can get hot in the Summer and you will need to stay hydrated.
  • Download the Cedar Point App for real-time ride wait times, show schedules, and a map of the park. Plus, you can use it to order food and drinks, saving you time in line.

Roller coaster with a car upside down while traveling on track

Planning For Your Trip

Before you leave for your trip to the park, it’s important to plan on what you will need. You can check Cedar Point’s website for the latest information on park hours, ticket prices, and any special events or promotions that will be happening when you go. Purchasing tickets online can save you time at the gate, and consider opting for Fast Lane passes if you want to skip the lines on popular rides.

Each ticket gets a QR code  You can show this at the gate from your phone, or you can print out a copy.  This will allow you to leave and return to the park the same day.  You will need to have your pass scanned and your photo taken to link that QR code with a specific person.  If you print out tickets, write names on the papers for easily identification of who’s is who’s.

wild mouse ride at dusk

More Tips for An Amazing Trip

Arrive Early: The early bird gets the coaster! Arriving at Cedar Point as soon as the gates open allows you to experience popular rides with shorter wait times. Plus, you’ll have a chance to explore the park when it’s less crowded and cooler, especially during hot summer days.

Have Ride Strategy – Cedar Point is known for its world-class roller coasters and thrill rides. To minimize wait times, plan your route through the park strategically. Start at the back of the park and work your way forward, as many visitors head straight for the front gate attractions.

Enjoy the Midways – While the thrill rides are undoubtedly the stars of the show, don’t forget to explore the midways. Cedar Point offers a variety of entertaining shows, games, and delicious food options. Take a break from the coasters and soak up the park’s vibrant atmosphere.

Experience Nighttime Thrills – Cedar Point takes on a whole new dimension after dark. Many rides and coasters are illuminated, creating a magical atmosphere. Save some energy to enjoy the park’s evening offerings and capture stunning photos of the park’s lights reflecting off Lake Erie.

Be Mindful of Height Requirements – There are height requirements for rides.  There are postings what the height requirements are at rides.  Cedar Point has options for all ages, but it’s important to know which rides are suitable for your family members ahead of time so no one is disappointed at the park.

One Last Thing

Keep an Eye on the Weather: Ohio weather can be unpredictable, so it’s a good idea to check the forecast before your visit. Bring ponchos or small umbrellas if there is a chance of rain.  Note that some some rides may close due to inclement weather.

Cedar Point is a roller coaster enthusiast’s paradise.  It is a fantastic destination for families and anyone looking for memorable day out. Follow these insider tips to make the most of your visit and create unforgettable memories at Cedar Point.  What is your favorite roller coaster or memory at Cedar Point?

Where to Stay?

You can stay at Hotel Breakers, which is located on Lake Erie, right next to the amusement park.  You can find camping as well.  Want to do two parks in one, consider staying at Castaway Bay a short distance away and a water park as well.  Want to get away from the crowd, a little further away is Sawmill Creek.  A beautiful resort with a golf course next door. You can experience downtown Sandusky and stay at Hotel Kilbourne as well.

Add a Visit to Cedar Point to your bucket list. The perfect place for trill seekers and roller coaster junkies. And perfect for families too.


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