Cedar Point in Sandusky, OH

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

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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.

HAUNT at HalloWeekends - Select Nights in September and October
Fear is waiting for you at HalloWeekends! Cedar Point’s annual Halloween event features rides, roller coasters and sinister haunted attractions. HalloWeekends includes a selection of haunted mazes and outdoor scare zones, along with spooktacular live shows and other surprises, all included with park admission.

Please note: guests are not permitted to wear masks, makeup or costumes while inside the park, with the exception of children who are participating in the Kids' Costume Contest.

Tripster 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
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"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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Tripster Customer
Stanwood , MI
1 Review
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"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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cmc552
Illinois
"amazing"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 18, 2020 NEW
My favorite thrill park. Have made the 8 hour drive for 20 years, and it really has gotten better almost yearly! Last visit was in 2018, and Steel Vengeance was the best coaster yet to me. How the Merry Go Round Museum in Sandusky is the top thing to do is beyond me. If you can afford Fast Lane, I highly highly recommend it. We are not wealthy, but if you are planning a trip to come here you might as well sit a little extra aside. It will save you so much waiting and you don’t have to feel rushed or stressed, as many people do at parks, particularly the FL theme parks.
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Venture550559
"One of our favorite amusement parks and we have been to a ton of them"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 10, 2020 NEW
Coaster, coasters and more coasters... and a Chickfila in (yes... I said in...) a Chickfila inside the park so skip the nasty park chicken when you enter (gross) and head to the back of the park when you get hungry.
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coasterr543
"This is the best amusement park in the world"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 21, 2020
Cedar Point was a great time it is an all day event and is fun. I liked Steel Vengeance because it is Gooder than I thought it should be. Cedar Point will be my favorite park forever and I bet you willlike it too
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MummyMaryMoo
South Carolina
"Discriminate against children!"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed April 07, 2020
I visited here with my little ones and the man on the Millenium Force rollercoaster was very rude indeed. I have two young boys and I asked if my younger son could please ride on my lap as he is only small and cannot ride alone, and they said no he would have to wait! He is four, how can he wait on his own? I had to explain why hw could not ride after queueing for over an hour!
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Elephanteric
Fort Myers, Florida
"The Greatest Theme Park on Earth"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 10, 2020
Many people love Cedar Point, and it's easy to see why. I went to the park in September to ride Steel Vengeance. This was my third visit to the park and undoubtedly the best. I arrived at night and got a really great night ride on Millennium Force. The next two days were spent riding the best roller coasters in the world. I love rides like Raptor, Gatekeeper, Valravn, and Wicked Twister. They could be top 3 at any other theme park, but not Cedar Point. Maverick is a fantastic launch coaster that is one of my 10 favorite coasters ever. Top Thrill Dragster has a launch that is the greatest moment on any roller coaster. Millennium Force is still in my top 3 coasters of all time despite getting some pushback. And of course, Steel Vengeance is the most amazing roller coaster ever. Many agree with me and I agree with them. What made this particularly interesting was that I saw a bald eagle next to the ride at the top of the lift hill. However, the park is not just big roller coasters. The kids areas and flat rides are also quite impressive. The park is photogenic and beautiful with a nice setting on Lake Erie. The food, Chickie's and Pete's in particular, is delicious and has fast service. The hotels are also nice. I enjoyed the Express Hotel and will go to Hotel Breakers in May. Overall, this park nails every aspect of a theme park and is the crowned jewel of American entertainment.
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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.