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.

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
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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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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MIKEBOSMA
"First time to Sandusky "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 09, 2020 NEW
Day at Cedar Point: Pulled in Thursday, and stayed at RV resort at the park, then hit park the next day (Friday). Key takeaways: 1. Sunset on Lake Erie is Amazing 2. Park opens at 10 (because of COVID) Rides start at 11. You have to pass a temperature test to gain admission. 3. We got to the front gate at 11:15, but because we bought our tickets off site, we had to wait for security for 30 minutes to verify ID. 3. If you stay at the park, you enter through your own special entrance. Security was at main gate, which is why it took them so long. We ended up not getting any 11 am passes. 4. The 4 main rides require you to stand in line to get an access pass, then wait agin to ride the ride. They only give out tickets at 11 and 3:30 until they are gone. In the end we waited 2 hours to ride Maverick and and hour for Millinium Force. 5. Park closed at 8 (because of COVID) 6. Basically this is the best roller coaster park in the world, and because of COVID is operating at a fraction of capacity. You have to plan for at least two days at the park to get’r done. 7. The staff is well trained at ensuring surfaces were wiped down, and people kept their masks on. 8. Very impressed with cleanliness of park and food options. Rides were best I have ever been on! Highly recommend. 9. The last picture is a picture of the water pump for RV. It was having a very bad day, and decided it needed to self quarentine for the duration of the trip, meaning not hot water!
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sportsdoc_11
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
"Not this year "
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed August 03, 2020 NEW
We have come annually to Cedar Point for several years and have always enjoyed our trips. This year was markedly different. I was more than prepared and actually welcomed the precautions - social distancing and face masks. I have to say the park did a good job with the entrance process and social distancing in the normal lines. The main cluster is the “access pass” which is the parks very lackluster try at a Disney fast pass for their most popular coasters. They give these out at 11 and 3:30 each day. First come first serve at the booths at the entrance to each ride. So when we arrived at 10:30 am - having left home at 6:30 am and driving 3.5 hours to get to the park we then waited in a not socially distanced line to get a pass. The issue is unlike Disney there is not customization of the pass so you may have a ticket for one ride from 1-2 and another from 2-3 but if the line for ride one is two hours long (which most are) you will lose the chance to ride the second ride which you stood in the crazy line to get the pass for in the first place. It is an AWFUL system. In addition the park staff moved the 3:30 Steel Vengeance line off the walk way and directed everyone waiting to jam into a very small space. One woman next to me said “I don’t know that riding a roller coaster should make me risk my life in line”. It was really a very very bad scene. In the end we rode two rides by 4 pm having arrived at 10:30 am. I spent 100 on drinks, several hundred more dollars on park passes and rooms for the night. All seems like money that would have been better spent elsewhere. From someone who is really trying to in a safe manner get out of my house would urge people to consider other options for this year and maybe next depending of the global situation. Have put a photo of the line mess with this post for illustration.
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Jeff H
Hiawatha, United States
"Fun time even with covid procedures in place"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 02, 2020 NEW
Overall a fun time, covid has them running a little slower than normal since they have social distancing and cleaning procedures in place, but they are doing a good job keeping it fun in spite of it all! The rides are amazing!
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63sting
Holland, Ohio
"STAY HOME"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed August 01, 2020 NEW
Too many rides and food stops closed, did not enforce social distancing at all, lack of security or any park employees addressing 6 ft.rule
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Peter B
Atlanta, Georgia
"Worked hard to stay open amid pandemic, but..."
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed August 01, 2020 NEW
First time at this park, so tough to compare all facets. The wooden coasters were disappointing. Gemini (racing coaster) pales in comparison to Lightning Racer at Hershey Park. Blue Streak is not nearly as good as the Great American Scream Machine at Six Flags Georgia or the Phoenix at Knoebels. (comparable designs) The best coaster is Steel Vengeance, the reworked Mean Streak. It's close to being a wooden coaster in terms of fun and ride experience. Our day was impacted mostly by teal green shirt wearing ride "supervisors" who's only function is to hassle ride workers and riders, using Covid-19 as a reason to make power plays and act important. These clipboard carrying jerks angered lots of people throughout the park. Chick-Fil-A and Chickie's and Pete's were the same quality as any franchise. Beer choices skewed heavily towards light and fruit versions of Bud unfortunately. The park is larger than most and the steel coasters we rode were average (Maverick, ValRavn, Magnum). Spacing and Mask Enforcement for the pandemic were good. Hand sanitizer dispensers sometimes were empty, but we carried our own. Lack of cubbies at some of the coasters is just plain annoying, as other reviewers have remarked. All in all, just an average amusement park.
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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.