Voted the \"Best Amusement Park in the World\" for four consecutive years, this amusement park features fourteen roller ... More
Voted the \"Best Amusement Park in the World\" for four consecutive years, this amusement park features fourteen roller coasters, including Millennium Force, America's tallest and fastest roller coaster. Three water rides, accoladed live musical shows in four theaters and along the midway, a sandy Lake Erie beach, a number of restaurants, and much more can be found at this popular and award-winning amusement park.
The ratings are correct. This is by far the best amusement park in the whole world. There is so much to do. One day is simply not enough time there. I have gone at least once a year for the past 6 years and have loved it every time. The park has great attractions for people of every age. I can't wait to go back this year!
I took a Theme Park tour last summer hitting places like Busch Gardens in Virginia all the way to St. Louis Six Flags. I, of course, hit Cedar Point. I will definitely tell you this park is the best I have ever been to. The rides are simply amazing.
The downside is that is typically is very busy. Do NOT go on a weekend, you want to hit it on a weekday. Make sure you hit the big rides as early as possible. The big tip I can give is to stay at their hotel, then you can ride things an hour before the general public.
Regardless of the crowds or lines, this park is simply amazing and there is no wonder in my mind why it is considered the "greatest park in the world".
employee attention to rider safefty 100 percent better than kings island. We only witnessed one problem with an employee arguing needlessly with a customer while in line for a ride. this incidnet was ended quickly by managemen removing the employee from her station immediatly chose wisely on hotels less is less trust me spend the extra money if traveling from a long distance to get there we have a family of four
Enough with the Intamin roller coasters and their rediculous amounts of downtime. Nothings more fun than waiting an hour to ride a coaster, it breaking down then getting in line for another coaster, it breaking down, then getting in line for another coaster, it breaking down, then waiting for another coaster, it breaking down.
Overall nice park but Maverick/Dragster/Wicked Twister/Millennium Force all broke down every time I got in line for them. Dragster 3x and Maverick 4 (or 5?) times while we were in line, in one day. They took a long time to fix also.
We just returned from Cedar Point and I have to say after all of the horrendous reviews I read, I went with great trepidation. However, our visit was nothing but pleasant and enjoyable. All 3 hotels we stayed at; The Maui Holiday Inn, Starfish Suites and Castaway Bay were all very nice. All were clean, nicely decorated and the staff was pleasant, positive and helpful. The Maui has been completely renovated and it has a decent waterpark inside, although it isn't as nice or as large as Castaway Bay. The beds, linens and pillows were the best of any hotel I've ever stayed at, at least 600 thread count and fabulous pillows to boot. The Starfish was the least nice of the three and was still very nice. The rooms were clean and smelled fine and I found the pillows and beds to be passable. The nice thing is that it is located right on lake Erie and has a fabulous view and nice grounds for walking.
The theme park is the best I've ever been to, although I feel it caters a bit too much to the rollercoaster folks and forgets about anyone else. The little kid areas are nice but there is an age group from 6 to 12 that is completely forgotten unless you have elementary schoolers that will get on the scariest rollercoasters in the world. I don't. We also spent a day on the beach and at the pool at the Breakers and it was soooo nice. We will probably stay there next time. They have indoor and outdoor pools and the beach and the hotel is beyond charming. Over 100 years old and you can feel the history all around you. It was a huge education for my 7 year old.
Castaway Bay was a blast and is the true hotel for families w/children. Tons of kid activities all throughout the day and at night too. Unlike Cedar Point, CB has not forgotten about the tweenies!! The food everywhere was pretty bad. Even Disney still hasn't figured out how to feed the masses and do it well and neither has Cedar Point. The best restaurant we went to was the Thirsty Pony at the end of the Causeway, corner of Cleveland. Famous Dave's was O.K. Hotel food was worse.
Here's the big negative about Cedar Point; the hotel prices are outrageous. You could stay at Disney for less ($200), you could stay at the Ritz Carlton for less ($275) or you could rent an entire beach house on the beach for less than what you will spend in three days for a hotel room in Sandusky. If you are a theme park affectionado or crazy for rollercoasters, this is your vacation. However, if not, get ready to pay a whole lot of money when you enter this town. Yes, there are less expensive hotel rooms, but if you want nice accommodations, you will pay more than you've ever paid before. And this is not like Disney or the Ritz where you are waited on hand and foot, be prepared to lug your own luggage to and from the room, sometimes without elevators and be prepared for the least friendly toilet paper you've ever encountered. Paying big bucks in this town doesn't mean your getting anything for it, other than a decent place to lay your head.
Sadly, the millions these places are bringing in is no way reflected in the community. The park and hotels are surrounded by ghetto areas, fenced in public housing and poverty. A sad commentary on all of these businesses that are raking in cash, hand over foot. At least in Orlando you see the city that The Mouse built and it is NICE. Here, you see the City that Greed built and it is not. All of the parks and hotels have foreign workers on hand (name tags list both their name and the country they are from) or college students (name and college listed on tag). No one bothers to employ the local poverty stricken residents. Overall, I give the experience two thumbs up, the value two thumbs down. I would recommend this to others if this is really the experience you are looking for (rollercoasters x 20). Bring a big open wallet and enjoy, enjoy, enjoy.
highly recommend. been there 7-8x & always look forward to their new, better ride each year. the 5hr trip is perfect for a "3 day vacation". plenty of fun in the city too... jetskiing, parasailing, haunted house, etc. if you can drive there and like rides (esp roller costers) you need to go. i'll be there in 2 weeks.
My husband and I came all the way from west Texas just for Cedarpoint. It was worth every bit of money. Where else can you get a amazing park, beaches, islands, right here in the U.S. ? So much to see and do that we are returning this summer for a week.
Make a point to parasail off the cedarpoint beach, one of the most awsome things i have ever done!
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