When the child inside us wants to come out and enjoy, we satisfy this craving by going to a theme park. The exhilaration, the cheap thrills, the iconic rides and the sheer happiness of the environment always make theme parks a sure hit.
When we travel, we usually look for avenues to sate the craving that we cannot find through swimming or partying, but by just riding a Ferris wheel and inhaling the smell of the city once you’re at the zenith. One legendary theme park that is receiving hundreds of thousands of customers each year is in Sandusky Ohio, which is called Cedar Point.
Opened in 1870, Cedar Point is owned by the Cedar Fair Entertainment Company and is located in the Lake Erie Peninsula in Sandusky, Ohio.
Dubbed as America’s Roller Coast, Cedar Point is home to a whopping number of roller coasters and is currently holding a world title of putting up 72 rides in total.
Since Cedar Point is located in the heart of Sandusky, Ohio, it shares the same climate with the city which is under the humid continental class.
You would be happy to know that you will have enough reasons to go to Cedar Point despite the weather as both winters and summers are average.
July, the hottest month, will have temperatures within the 28-degree range in summer, while January can drop to as low as 0 degrees in winter.
When traveling by air, you have four options in getting to this celebrated theme park, namely: (1) Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (55 miles away), (2) Toledo Express Airport (65 miles away), (3) Erie Ottawa International Airport (15 miles away) and (4) Sandusky County Regional Airport (25-minutes from Cedar Point by car).
If you’d opt to go to Cedar Point via land travel, you have the option of booking trips through Greyhound Bus Lines or rub elbows with fellow Cedar Point aficionados through AmTrak.
What to See
Pick from the following choices and shout at the top of your lungs because of excitement — Blue Streak, Cedar Creek Mine Ride, Cockscrew, Gatekeeper, Gemini, Iron Dragon, Maverick, Magnum XL-200, Mean Streak, Millenium Force, Pipe Scream, Raptor, Rougarou, Top Thrill Dragster, Wicked Twister, Wilderness Run, and Woodstock Express.
After stretching your vocal chords in the 16 aforementioned roller coasters, lay tone down the energy by gliding on these thrill rides: Cedar Downs Racing Derby, Dodgem, Matterhorn, Maxair, Monster, Ocean Motion, Power Tower, Scrambler, Skyhawk, Slinghot, Super Himalaya, Tiki Twirl, Troika, Wave Swinger, Wind Seeker and Witches’ Wheel.
Water Rides and Kids Zone
If you would want to be wet and wild, then make sure to experience these rides: Shoot the Rapids, Snake River Falls and Thunder Canyon. Meanwhile, kids and kids-at-heart would be delighted to try the following in Cedar Point: Dune Buggies, Helicopter, Kite Eating Tree, Joe Cool’s Dodgem School, Mustangs and Motorcycles, Roto Whip, Space Age and Snoopy Bounce.
Strengthen the bond of your immediate family by patronizing these rides and come back as soon as possible with your extended family members: Flying Ace Balloon Race, Charlie Brown’s Wind Up, Giant Wheel, Kingdom Carousel, Lake Erie Eagles, Peanuts 500, Sky Ride, Snoopy’s Express Railroad and Woodstock’s Whirlybirds.
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