Cedar Point Travel Guide

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  • Cedar Point
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  • Cedar Point
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Cedar Point Things to Do

  • Demon Drop

    With anticipation growing, you'll be hoisted atop the steel tower in an iron cage. Strapped in wth 3 others, you'll be shoved towards the edge and held, suspended, waiting for the bottom to fall out. Then, the entire cage plummets downward and it's over. It's a great rush and most everyone will enjoy the ride.

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  • Corkscrew

    We never did see the entrance for this. It's back beyond the middle of the park. Waiting at the Matterhorn, it spirolled overhead several times.

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  • Dragster

    You'll see this one before you enter the park. It's the tallk yellow tower in the middle of the park. Watch and you'll see lights on the tower. When the green lights lightup, the dragster is leaving the station and soon, it'll appears a a dark splotch going up the tower, then down the other side. It's heart-pounding and out of my league. The real...

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  • Gemini

    Did you ever race in roller coasters? The Gemini Twins are exactly that. To coasters, next to each other leave the station at the same time. They head up the hill and then race to the towards the finish on parallel tracks. A times, they'll loop in opposite directions, then return to parallel tracks. Coming to a finish together? maybe at the end of...

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  • The Raptor

    A suspended roller coaster. Loops, tight turns, 'barf city' if you ask me. The line wasn't long. Only 1 1/2 hours.

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  • Wildcat

    Great little roller coaster. Fun for all ages. 4 to a cat. Short run, but twists and turns. It'll give your stomach a go, without the height and openess of the bigger coasters. Great for a first run. Warms you up for the bigger coasters.

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  • Matterhorn

    Not the Himalaya, the Matterhorn, You get in little egg shaped cars that ride on a pivot. They swing left and right as the ride begins, it spins in a circle, the cars begin to tilt and soon you're on your side, going in a circle that's higher on one side then the other and is'nt particularly smooth. Breathless and with your innerd jumbled, you try...

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  • Camp Snoopy

    The kids fun area in the back of the park, where the Junior Gemini is located. I didn't stop in as there were no little kids in my group. But it looked like fun, with lots of options for the smaller kids.

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  • Junior Gemini

    There is a 'kiddie' ride area near the Gemini Track. It has a small roller coaster, meant for little kids. They have to be short to fit in. It's three or four little hills and only two turns. If your kid is scared to ride alone, there is one seat, in the back that a parent can fit in. It takes longer to get your turn, as you wait in line to get to...

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Cedar Point Restaurants

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    by Toughluck Written Oct 17, 2007

    Piled high and creamy cold. Try a waffle cone or a dish. Either way, it's a great treat, even on a cool day.

    Favorite Dish: My favorite is the twist. Vanilla and chocolate ice cream rapped around each other on a waffle cone. Cold and crunchy

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Cedar Point Nightlife

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    by Toughluck Updated Oct 17, 2007

    Cedar Point operates until Midnight when it's open. After dark, the lights come on and the rides are lit. There is a complete change to the rides in the dark. Repeat each of them, or just watch the lights. They move, they dance, the sparkle.

    Dress Code: Shirt and shoes is all that is required. I always wonder why the don't mention pants?

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Cedar Point Transportation

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    by Toughluck Updated Oct 17, 2007

    It's included in the admission. It'll get you around the back half of the park. The Main Station is located across the Mantis, after the big screen TV towers. This is a pleasant ride for all ages. Best of all, when you're tired, you can hop aboard and just circle for hours. Take a nap, have a rest. Oh, that's right this is an action park. Anyways, you'll enjoy the break and it's entertaining. The train takes you along the back of the Millenium Foce and the Maverick. They'll swoosh by and be back again before you're further up the track.

    The Western Depot, is at the back of the park. It's by the Maverick and in front of the Mean Streak. From here, you'll pass through frontier towns, a stage hold-up and a gun fight before reaching the Main Station. Use it for fun, for a brief rest or as a way to move from the middle of the park to the back.

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Cedar Point Shopping

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    General Store in the Western Area

    by Toughluck Written Oct 17, 2007

    Each shop is unique. One might be themed to Snoopy's Camp, another the western town. Each offers a variety of Cedar Point gifts. Like any theme park or sporting event, they are more expensive than you'd like, but then they're only available here and now. You'll not find them outside the park.

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Cedar Point Local Customs

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    by Toughluck Written Oct 17, 2007

    No longer a penny, but for a quarter (25 cents) and up, you can have lots of fun. Skeeball was always my favorite. It's bowling with a target. The center hole is worth the most. Each ring around it is less. You get 10 balls and you rack up points. Every 50 or so points earns you a ticket. Enough tickets and you get a prize from the prize shelf. Even 5 tickets is worth something. We'd try to collect tickets to get a radio or a flashlight. Today, it's ipods, but the stuffed animals are still a favorite.

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Cedar Point Warnings and Dangers

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    by Toughluck Written Oct 17, 2007

    Cedar Point has a wonderful security system in the parking lot. Towers with cameras and guards. Roving patrols cruise the parking area to protect you car while you're in the park. But, don't temp the casual thief. Lock your car and don't leave anything in it, if at all possible. Leave valuable out of sight.

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Cedar Point What to Pack

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    by Toughluck Written Oct 17, 2007

    Luggage and bags: If you have fanny back or hip back, use that and limit your carry-ons to what fits inside.

    Photo Equipment: You'll find few photos from visitors as cameras are a nuisance if you're really going to ride the coasters. Everything has to be strapped down and put away. Leave it a home, unless you're the designated 'holder' on the ground.

    Miscellaneous: The rides limit what you can carry. So leave everything at home, except some cash and identification. If you wear glasses, you'll need a strap for the more exciting rides, or a pocket you can put them in without having them crushed.

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Cedar Point Off The Beaten Path

  • Giant Wheel

    High above the park, you look down on all the other rides. The Wicked Twister is right next to you and you're as high as it goes. Across the bay you'll see Sandusky (or it's lights at night). The other way was the black void Lake Erie. It was night and not a ship, not an island was visible in that direction. You're above the busy park, a moment for...

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  • Fright Faire

    Only during Holloween season (October) and only after 8:00 pm. It's dark, there is fog everywhere. You'll see fair booths from the middle ages of Europe and they a hunch back will walk up behind you. Or a 7' (2.1m) gargoyale wil l appear from the dark. Screams and laughter. They're all real. No mechanical monsters. NOTE: Little kids might not enjoy...

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  • Space Spiral

    This is one of my favorite rides. It's closed in October, but open the rest of the year. It's just a large cabin, two floors. You walk in hold onto the railing and up you go. Soon, you slowly turning around the pole and the entire park, Lake Eire and the State of Ohio are visible outside the windows. The thrill is in the view.

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Cedar Point Favorites

  • Parent Swap

    If you've got kids who are too small to ride certain rides, stop by guest services on your way in and sign up for the parent swap (not sure of the actual name). One parent stands in line and rides the ride with others who are big enough while the other stays with the kids. When the rides over, you hand a ride attendant the slip and leave. You then...

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  • Free Way

    Cedar Point has "Free Way". In Free Way, you can stop by an attraction and get a hand-stamp for a specific time later in the day. You can get two stamps, one for each hand. When you show up later in the day, you bypass almost all the line. When we went, they started stamping hands about 11:00am for rides starting about 4:00pm. As they stamp hands,...

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  • Alot to do..

    This place is for the whole family, take your friends, kids and loved ones with you and have a blast out there. If you have very active grandparents then why not!! The views that you have over the whole place as you reach the top are really something to see..My favorite ride was canoe ride, which is quite calm compared to the others and also the...

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