I have passed Cedar Point several times in my life while playing on a traveling softball team growing up, but we never had time to stop and visit! So when my family and I got the opportunity to check out Cedar Point, I was more than excited! We live 4 hours away from Sandusky Ohio, so I knew I would need to be prepared for just about anything.
We packed our rental car and headed out at 7am sharp on Saturday! Our girls were so excited that we were getting to go to Cedar Point, they couldn’t keep still most of the way! My hubby was unable to come, so it was a girls day out, just myself, our 3 girls and my mom! But we are already making plans to head back next year so that he can go- since we loved it so much! Once we arrived our girls mouths just dropped! I honestly could not believe how big this place was! We visit Kings Island all the time, a Cincinnati local amusement park, but Cedar Point is so much larger!
I was so excited to see all the Halloween decorations, every spot of the park was decorated in some way! There were tons of tombstones, ghosts, pumpkins, skeletons and zombies! But I have to say my favorite was the Micheal Jackson and zombie display.
With more than 70 rides, not including the water park, you will need more than 1 day to visit! We did get to ride a few rides before the down pour came and then several more after it stopped. We were warned by friends and family that it can get windy and cold since it is right off the water, but we were not really prepared for the 4 hours of rain! But it was nice to get to see all the shops and food places that Cedar Point has to offer while we waited for the rain to stop. We got to taste their very delicious pumpkin cookies, caramel apples and hot apple cider, which I had never tried until then and now love it! Yummy!!
We checked out all the family friendly Halloween fun that Cedar Point has to offer like:
- Charlie Brown’s Funtime Frolics
- Sideshow – A Carnival of Magic
- Gypsy FortuneTellers
- The GoodTime Ghouls – A Halloween Hubaloo!
- Monster Midway Invasion Celebration
- Peanuts™ Halloween Show & Costume Contest
- Monster Under My Bed
- Skeleton Crew
You can stay until dark and check out their scary Halloween Weekend that is more for the older kids and adults rather than the youngsters! We left before it all started but I heard it is a great scare!!
I was the only one that wanted to ride the Top Thrill Dragster, even after seeing it in person I still wanted to ride! Going 0 to 120 mph in just a few seconds, blasting 420 feet in the air and arriving back in just 17 seconds seemed like something I could handle!! Although I did not get to ride it due to the rain, it is first on my list when we head back in the spring! We rode MaxAir, Skyhawk, Antique cars, and the Ferris Wheel just to mention a few!
There is even a mobile app that you can use to navigate through the park! Our 4 year old is a pro at the Kings Island app so we just handed the phone to her and let her navigate us through the park! She can tell you where every ride is and how tall you have to be to ride each ride. It actually has been a great addition to our trips!
Parking is $15-$25
One Day Cedar Point – Regular
Online: $44.99 / Gate: $54.99 / You Save $10
Sunday 4-Pack Special
Buy four or more tickets online and the price drops to just $35 each
Valid any one of the following Sundays: October 14, 21 or 28
Available online only: $35.00 each
Friday / Sunday Starlight Ticket
$35.99 / Valid Fridays after 6 p.m. or Sundays after 4 p.m.(October 7 after 5 p.m.)
Saturday Starlight Ticket
$42.99 / Valid every Saturday during Halloweekends after 5 p.m.
Pay Once Visit Twice
Online: $82.99 /You Save $26.99
If you are looking to stay for the weekend or even the week, there are many places to stay near Cedar Point! They have their own hotel, cabins and even campgrounds to stay at while visiting! Plus grab a discount ticket when you stay at any of these locations! Hope you can make it up to visit Cedar Point some time soon to check out this great family fun park!