Thursday, June 05, 2008

We got THE POINT!!!

We had an amazing time at Cedar Point these last three days!  

Tip of the week for families: go to Cedar Point when Michigan and Ohio schools are still in session.  We had NO CROWDS whatsoever!  It was amazing.  Walking on almost every ride.  The weather was perfect for our schedule.

  1. We stayed on site at Breakers Express which was a nice place for the price.  This gives you access to the parks 1 hour ahead of all the regular folks.  Particularly good on busy days.  I would recommend this.  We did the package which included park tickets and discounts, and FREE parking!  A $45 dollar benefit - plus you can go in and out for food - check out below on that.
  2. We hit Castaway Bay - Cedar Point's indoor waterpark.  

  3. This was great on the rainy day that Tuesday was.  Great slides, a wave pool - perfect for our kids. I would say that this might top off at about 11-12 years old.  Older kids will loose interest since there aren't any major thrill slides.  Go to Soak City for that.Don't eat in the parks - THEY ABSOLUTELY ROB YOU!  It would have cost $50 dollars for us to eat at Chik-fil-A.  Not kidding.  This same meal would have been $16 here in Mishawaka.  A great option is to go to
  4. East of Chicago Pizza Buffet which is right on the Cedar Point drive, near the entrance.  Go about 2pm when crowds are craziest and fill up!  Your only meal for the day.  Then snack and hit ice cream on the way out.
  5. Watch height requirements - This can be frustrating if one sibling is above the limit and the other isn't.  We found that most of the rides we wanted were at the below 48" rating.  A couple, like Cedar Downs and the Mine Ride were above 48".  This was frustrating for our youngest.  Check out height requirements here.
Hope this is helpful.  

Here were some highlights from the trip:


Jeff Bell said...

WooHoo! What a great time - i'm so jealous...I love Cedar Point! Glad you guys had such a great time.

Don Reynolds said...

I get jazzed just thinking about the fun you guys had! I have not been to The Point for... well... too long!! We love you and so glad you had a great time!

Jeff Kamp said...

I have not been to Cedar Point in a long time. I love roller coasters. Glad you guys had a great time!!!