|Many consider Cedar Point "The Mecca" for coaster enthusiasts. While the park no longer has the most coasters, their top and mid-tier coasters are hard to beat. Steel Vengence, Millennium Force, Maverick, and Top Thrill Dragster are considered to be the top coasters. Gatekeeper, Wicked Twister, Raptor, Rougarou, and Gemini still provide fun for many, and Blue Streak is an under-appreciated wood coaster.
But this doesn't mean that the park is lacking in flat rides. Cedar Point has the only fully operational Derby Racer in the world, Cedar Downs Racing Derby. Windseeker, SkyHawk and MaXair are newer forceful additions to the park, which, along with Power Tower, provide non-coaster thrills.
|Standard amusement-park fare is available all over the park, punctuated with a couple of fast-food chains: Subway, Panda Express, Pinks, Chickie and Pete's and Johnny Rockets. Midway Market offers all-you-can-eat buffets. Pinks has gourmet hot dogs and Melt provides higher end grilled cheese. Many people like to leave the park and walk to Famous Dave's BBQ in the Marina or head to the Breakers for Perkins or TGIFriday's. For the more sophisticated palate, finer dining with no dress code is available in the Marina at Bay Harbor.|
|Daily operation starts around the second weekend in May and continues through Labor Day.|
|Established Seasonal events|
|Halloweekends is the park's Friday-Sunday Halloween event in October.
Brew and BBQ Festival usually occurs in June|
|Access & Location|
|Cedar Point is located on a Lake Erie peninsula in Sandusky, Ohio. Nearby major cities include Cleveland (60 miles), Toledo (62 miles), Detroit (115 miles), and Columbus (120 miles).|
Take the Ohio Turnpike to Exit 118 (US 250) and follow the signs north, or take Exit 110 (SR 4) and follow Route 4 north. Once you get to Sandusky, just follow the signs to the Cedar Point Causeway.
Greyhound (bus) and Amtrak (train) provide connections from Cleveland, but a taxi will be necessary for traveling from the bus/train station to the park.
|Cedar Point has multiple lodging options on-site. Breakers,
Castaway Bay (includes indoor waterpark), Lighthouse Point (cabins/cottages), Camper Village (for RVs), and Breakers Express, which is slightly off the grounds. Guests of Cedar Point hotels are allowed entry to the park one hour before the park opens.
Nearly every mid-level hotel chain has substandard and overpriced accommodations near the park. |
|Virtual Queue Options|
|Cedar Point uses "Fast Lane" (skip the line) service. |
There are different service levels and pricing fluctuates throughout the season based on expected crowds.
|Standard fare in various locations.|