Cedar Point in Sandusky, OH

1 Cedar Point DriveSandusky, OH 44870
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Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio

Overview

Welcome to the 364-acre roller coaster capital of the world! With 18 world-class roller coasters, Cedar Point is home to some of the world’s biggest and most exhilarating coasters, including Top Thrill Dragster, Wicked Twister, and Steel Vengeance. The theme park also offers three kids’ areas, Cedar Point Shores Waterpark, Dinosaurs Alive!, numerous shows, and more. One day at the park isn’t enough!

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Sandusky Travel Experts
  • The park houses 364 acres of rides, attractions, shows, and entertainment.
  • It takes most visitors two days to explore all the park has to offer.
  • Test your bravery on 18 world-class and award-winning roller coasters.
  • Three kids’ areas are available for families.
  • Separate tickets are required for Cedar Point Shores Waterpark.
  • Parent swap is available for families.

Description

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Cedar Point is the world’s best destination for thrills. Located in Sandusky, Ohio, Cedar Point is home to 71 amazing rides, including 18 world-class roller coasters, like the signature Millennium Force giga-coaster. With over 150 rides, shows and attractions, it’s easy to see why one day is not enough to explore the 364-acre park. Three kids’ areas, comfortable and convenient overnight accommodations, a mile-long beach and great restaurants also make Cedar Point the perfect family getaway. In 2018, Cedar Point introduced the world-record-breaking Steel Vengeance – the first and only 205-foot-tall hyper-hybrid roller coaster on Earth. Coming Summer 2019 - Forbidden Frontier on Adventure Island.

Sandusky Customer Reviews

3 Reviews
Mariam Bazzi
Dearborn, MI
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Anazing!"
November 2018
Amazing time & experience!! Highly recommended
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Patricia Leyva
Detroit, MI
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Cedar point"
October 2018
This website was really simple to use and it was cheaper than any other site. Had no problems using the tickets at the gate.
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Sandusky Customer
Stanwood , MI
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Cedar Point"
August 2018
It was amazing and we can’t wait to go back. We will use Reserve Direct again!
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Kathie T
Indianapolis, Indiana
"Great family park"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 16, 2019 NEW
Our family (6 adults & 2 kids) really had a great time at the park. The roller coasters were a big draw for several in our group, but even if coasters weren't your thing, there are plenty of other rides to enjoy. The park was clean, the staff was friendly and there were many places to sit and rest in the shade when the heat got to be too much. My only concern was that when the sun went down, there were areas of the park that were pretty dark. More lighting in the main walkway would have been helpful. Other than the fact that a couple of the rides were down while we were there, the overall visit was enjoyable.
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AngeloS160
Hilliard, Ohio
"A Classic"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 15, 2019 NEW
Outside of Disneyworld, this is the best amusement park in the US (yes, even beating out Disneyland). I am not sure what more I can write about it that has not already been written. Know that you will be there with thousands of people, there is only one main road in and out (The Causeway) which backs up fairly frequently (but I am old enough to remember as a kid, taking over an hour to get from the edge of to to parked), and it is staffed mainly by college students and high-schoolers. That said, awesome rides, lots of food options, many places to take a rest if you get too warm, lots of shade, and rides for all ages and thrill-levels.
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TNTraveler29
Nashville, Tennessee
"Park was fun but staff HORRIBLE!"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed July 14, 2019 NEW
We had a blast at the park. We did have to wait on a few of the rides, but that is to be expected. Where we had an issue was with every single snack place. We purchased bracelets to allow unlimited drinks, etc. We felt so unappreciated there. It wasn’t just us, but everyone that was near us in line all got the same miserable treatment. The employees were all just extremely rude and horrible customer service. I have never experienced an entire organization who had horrible employee interaction, EVER. I’ve been to several various parks and never once experienced this type of customer service. We can’t be the only ones who have had this type of issue. Keep it up and word of mouth will give this place a horrible reputation.
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LWarmwater
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
"A great place with great coasters"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 14, 2019 NEW
I've read the other reviews. They range from great to terrible and most (if not all) of the terrible reviews are the reviewer's fault and does not represent what I saw and did. First, it is pricey ($73 per at the gate). Do your homework. It was $50 per online which I bought right near the gate and then scanned and entered. I'm not a big fan of FAST PASS when I have to buy it. It is very pricey.......even by Universal Studio pricing. It's $85 per more for adding most rides and an additional $25 (total $110 per) to add the 6 big coasters. I'll always take my chances with lines. When all was said and done, I only waited once for 1 hour and once for 30 minutes. The other rides were 10 minutes or less (even on the big coasters). Yes, people were using the line, but it was/is a waste of money. This is nothing but a money grab and should be stopped. However, my rating is not about the things where I caused myself anguish (dropping a $50 bill from the skyride) or someone else being idiotic. It's about the rides themselves and the fun and joy I had riding them. Did I mention, my son and I went on my birthday. I turned 60 and it was fun to relive the park where I took my son many years ago. The coasters are a lot wilder than I remember, but I (no, WE) LOVED IT. We recommend THE GATEKEEPER, the RAPTOR and the MAVERICK as our top 3 (not in that order). And the others where just as good. Go.......enjoy.......have fun....... WE DID!!!!
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415dane
Lynchburg, Virginia
"Flagship park of Cedar Fair. Great Coasters"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 14, 2019 NEW
So me (52yr ) and daughter (10yr 54" ) took a trip to ride rollercoasters. I am familiar with Kings Dominion, Virginia. Tickets, I stayed at the offsite property of cedar to take advantage of the many discounts. The 1 hour early access is a MUST DO you get great parking and able to ride at least 2 of the "attraction" coasters before the crowd swells. I did visit on a thursday, no crowd no lines! 17 coaster rides!! Of course this is a park so everything is OVERPRICED. bought the drink wrist band. didnt want to deal with the bottle and lockers! only took some cash and a credit card, cell phone. some rides did not have bins or only shoe bins offered! we were their to ride! drink band had value! quik get a cup of ice if thats all you needed. dinning band I did on the second day, I would NOT do again can only eat every 90 min the offered locations only serve 1 type of item per location. I payed the first day had a nice meal and a beer 34$ had some snacks n stuff in the car. ( keeping things from melting is a challenge!) The 2 first aid stations will give you bandaids for your feet n toes, chaffing cream if you need! The park, the midway was not lit up, no dazzlement like Kings Dominion or Bush Gardens It is kept clean. Most of the ride staff are foreign kids? Americans need jobs too. seems all the parks are that way. no shuttle service of any kind i seen going to the park? not even an uber? Some of the BEST coasters around! Valraven. Steel Vengance, Millinium Force.
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Cedar Point is located at 1 Cedar Point DriveSandusky, OH 44870
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cedar Point

Can I leave the park and re-enter?
Yes. Please get your hand stamped as you exit.

What happens if it rains?
Cedar Point does not offer rain checks. Depending on the type of precipitation and/or wind, certain rides close.

Can I smoke at Cedar Point?
Smoking is permitted in designated areas inside the park only.

If I lost something at the park, what do I do?
You must fill out a missing item report online in order for your item to be returned if found. Once the report is submitted, you will be sent updates on your item. Please note that if you’ve lost an item on one of our rides, our ride hosts may not be able to retrieve it immediately, so please fill out the missing item report online. Unclaimed items may be disposed of after 48 hours. As a reminder, Cedar Point is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged articles.

Can I take my bag or other belongings on a ride with me?
Loose article policies vary for our rides. Note that Valravn, Top Thrill Dragster, GateKeeper, Rougarou, Magnum XL-200 and Millennium Force riders are required to store their belongings (purses, prizes, video cameras, etc.) in the secure lockers at various ride's entrance's as they are not permitted in line or on the rides. It is recommended that guests rent a locker for the day to avoid losing loose articles while on rides.

Do the rides have weight limits?
In addition to height restrictions, certain attractions at Cedar Point have strict weight limits:

  • Balloon Race (300 lbs.)
  • Camp Bus (440 lbs.)
  • Frog Hopper (500 lbs.)
  • Helicopters (220 lbs.)
  • Monster (400 lbs.)
  • Peanuts 500 (275 lbs.)
  • Red Baron (220 lbs.)
  • Prof. Delbert's Frontier Fling (800 lbs.)
  • Scrambler (510 lbs.)
  • Sky Fighters (100 lbs.)
  • Sky Ride (660 lbs.)
  • Super Himalaya (495 lbs.)
  • Tilt-A-Whirl (800 lbs.)
  • Troika (330 lbs.)
  • Wave Swinger (230 lbs.)
  • Woodstock Express (300 lbs.)

Can I pack my own lunch and bring it into the park?
Guests are not permitted to bring any food or drink items into the park. However, individual, unopened water bottles, as well as special diet/need items, may be brought into the park. We do have public picnic shelters located outside the Main Entrance. Guests with coolers, baskets and other carry-in items can place them on a picnic table in these areas. Cedar Point is not responsible for items left unattended in the picnic shelters. Shelters are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Cedar Point Shores Water Park does not have a public picnic shelter.

Can I rent a locker for the day?
All-Day Lockers have in/out privileges all day with no restrictions. All-Day Lockers are located just inside the main gate (near Ocean Motion) and at Cedar Point Shores Waterpark. All lockers accept cash and credit cards only. Coin and debit cards are not accepted. There are NO overnight rentals.

Do you have Strollers and Wheelchairs available for rent?
Yes, Cedar Point offers a rental fleet of Strollers, Manual Wheelchairs and Electric Convenience Vehicles (ECVs) that may be rented on a one-day basis. Overnight or multiple rental days are not available. Prices are as follows:

Strollers 
  • Single $15 (Plus $5 Refundable Deposit)
  • Double $20 (Plus $5 Refundable Deposit)

Wheelchairs
  • Manual $20 (Plus $5 Refundable Deposit)
  • Electric (Scooterbug) $ 50 (Plus $20 Refundable Deposit)

Does Cedar Point have a dress code?
Yes, Cedar Point has a dress code designed to maintain the park's family atmosphere. We do not allow clothing generally considered offensive. Profanity, obscene gestures, obscene statements, pictures of illegal substances, motorcycle colors, insignias of para-military groups, all gang-related items or clothing, costumes or disguises that conceal identity and adult full-face makeup are prohibited. Shirts and shoes must be worn at all times, including entering or leaving. Swimwear must be sufficiently covered.

Where can my pet stay while I'm in the park?
For just $15 per animal, per day, your pet will be provided with a cage or run, dry dog food and fresh water. Owners may return to feed their pet throughout the day. Please note that our staff does not walk, handle or provide special care or feeding times for pets.

Pet check is open one hour prior to park opening till one-hour past park closing. Open 5:00 pm to 12:30 am on HalloWeekends Fridays.

What security procedures are implemented at Cedar Point?
Cedar Point has implemented several enhanced security procedures at all entrance gates for the safety and security of guests. These processes include:
  • Guests arriving at the park will go through metal detection every public operating day. 
  • All bags, purses, backpacks, waist packs, etc. will be examined prior to entering.
  • Sharp objects (including pocket knives and metal chains), firearms, or other items that could be considered a weapon are strictly prohibited and should be left at home or secured in your vehicle.  
Cedar Point uses a variety of methods in securing our parks including uniformed and plainclothes officers, and video surveillance monitoring.

Cedar Point does not tolerate guests who fight and/or harass other guests while on our property. People who engage in this behavior are subject to being ejected and potentially banned from the park, and may be subject to arrest by local police.

Does Cedar Point offer a Parent Swap program?
Yes. Here’s how it works:
  • One parent waits in line to a coaster or other height-restricted ride. 
  • After riding, they give their Parent Swap pass to the ride operator, and the other parent/guardian, who’s been taking care of the little ones, can walk up the exit to get right on the ride.
To participate in Parent Swap, parents need to obtain a slip to authorize them for the program at one of the following locations: Guest Services (at the main gate), Town Hall Museum or Resort Entrance Gate (near Magnum).

What children’s areas are offered at Cedar Point?
Planet Snoopy
The ultimate space for kids is Planet Snoopy. Our newest children’s area offers seven puppy-sized rides for your little ones. Fly into space with Snoopy, or see if you can beat the Kite Eating Tree.

Kiddy Kingdom
When you see the colorful carousel, you’ll know you’ve arrived at Kiddy Kingdom. Fun rules here, with rides like 4 x 4 Trucks, Helicopters and many more!

Camp Snoopy
In the shadow of Top Thrill Dragster, you’ll find the place where fun is here to stay. Camp Snoopy boasts seven exciting rides, featuring Woodstock Express, the kid-sized coaster that lets you capture the moment with an on-ride photo.

Gemini Midway Area
A hop, skip and a jump across the Midway from Camp Snoopy is the Gemini Midway Area. Kids have their choice of three children and family rides that give them a taste of the big kids’ thrills. It is home to our new rides: Pipe Scream and Lake Erie Eagles.

Does Cedar Point have baby changing areas?
Yes. There are two Family Care Centers in the park. One in Planet Snoopy near the front of the park and one near the entrance to Maverick in FrontierTown. Our Family Care Centers are a convenient and comfortable location for baby changing and nursing, with private infant feeding areas. All Family Care Centers are also First Aid stations.

Are children’s meals offered at Cedar Point restaurants and quick service kiosks?
Children's meals are available in the Kiddy Kingdom, Camp Snoopy, Planet Snoopy, along with the main midway and in FrontierTown. Meals range from peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to a quarter-chicken. The park's full-service restaurants also offer children's menus. Natural fruit juices and milk also are available throughout the park.

What happens if I lose my child?
Cedar Point offers a guest service to quickly reunite separated children and parents with cell phones. Please sign up for KidTrack at Guest Services (at the Main Gate), the Resort Gate or Town Hall upon arrival.