Cedar Point in Sandusky, OH

1 Cedar Point DriveSandusky, OH 44870
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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. Coming Summer 2019 - Forbidden Frontier on Adventure Island.

Sandusky, OH - Cedar Point Customer Reviews

3 Reviews
Mariam Bazzi
Dearborn, MI
1 Review
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"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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Sandusky, OH - Cedar Point 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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Greg R
Sylvania, Ohio
"A great day by the bay!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 12, 2019 NEW
This is the place to go for coasters and amusement in the midwest. Whether you have small children or grown this place is a blast!
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WizardDad
Wollongong, Australia
"So Many Coasters Slight Return"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 10, 2019 NEW
Catching up on my reviews, my son and I returned to Cedar Point for our second visit after a great first visit the year before. Since our first visit we had been keeping an eye on what was happening (who am I kidding, my son loves rollercoasters and theme parks and has been looking for years) and were quite excited by Steel Vengeance. We had started planning for a return trip in a couple of years but the opportunity came up and we booked for July 2018. The park was just as good as we remembered. As we were staying on-site we woke up (after hellishly long flights from Australia the day before) early and got early entry. The multiple park entry points really helps get you to the rides you prioritise early and we went straight to the Steel Vengeance/Maverick corner. We started with a ride on the Maverick (my son's favourite from our first trip) as there was no real queue and we pretty much walked on. Steel Vengeance was already starting to fill and we waited for about 45 minutes to get on and it was worth it. Once past early entry and the rest of the park was open we went and got a fast pass for shorter waiting times in the queues. Again, numerous shops and sites are spread throughout the park where you can buy these Passes from which means you don't have to go to the front Park entry to get them, saves time and is really convenient. The weather was hot and sunny, which makes it hot walking around. Most of the park is open to the skies but there are enough seats and shady places to rest, good trashcan coverage and the park is clean and well kept. It feels nice and has a good atmosphere. Drinks and food are pretty easy to come by and pretty good for theme park food. There's enough variety to find something to like. As we had planned multiple day visits and also to do a few other Cedar Point Parks on this trip we got Season Passes plus the Food & Drink Passes and it worked out really well. We got the passes during an online discount and got extremely good value for money out of them. The rides themselves. As we had done most of the rides in the park on our previous trip this time we spent more time doing our favourites and queueing up to do as much of Steel Vengeance as possible. Steel Vengeance - believe the hype. Fantastic coaster, well themed and high thrills. It was surprisingly smooth. My impressions of it were this shouldn't be possible on a wooden coaster even if it is a hybrid. The initial drop plus hills, airtime, turns and rolls shoot you through the structure of the ride and tickles parts unknown with its thrills. Try it both during the day and at night, a ride after the sun has gone down adds another layer of thrill to this masterpiece. We made the trip so we could catch the Steel Vengeance soon after it had opened and we weren't disappointed. Maverick remained a favourite and is a short intense ride, reminds me a bit of a sugar rush. I love the speed and hills on Millennium Force plus it goes through the dinosaur section and it still rates highly. While not always ranking highly the Gatekeeper is one of my favourites with its long banking turns and smooth rides, closest to flying I've felt, I find it very easy just to kick back and relax on this ride. On our first visit the Top Thrill Dragster was down a lot of the time but this visit it was open for almost all over it which meant we got to ride it a lot more. And with more rides my enjoyment of it increased, great launch and smooth rides whether you're in the front or back. This was a bit of a contrast to Kingda Ka which we felt was smoother at the front than the back and back could be quite rough. Great trip, great park, would definitely visit again not just for the quality rides and variety but also for the park itself with fun atmosphere, good services and park operation and management. My son and I are working on dragging my wife and daughter back in a couple of years.
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TravelKassel
Los Angeles, California
"Fourth of July Fun at America’s Roller Coast!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 07, 2019 NEW
While visiting my girlfriend’s family in Cleveland, we decided to take a trip to Sandusky’s Cedar Point for the 4th of July holiday. Having already purchased our tickets online (which can save you a pretty penny), we headed straight for the park entrance. Now, both of us consider ourselves roller coaster enthusiasts, as well as lovers of all things fast (and furious), so stepping through the gate felt very much like nirvana. We immediately took in the sights and sounds of the park’s location, being adjacent to Cedar Point Beach and the beautiful Lake Eerie. To our right, as well as above our heads, an exhilarating winged coaster caught our eye; the cleverly coined Gatekeeper. We stepped in line and with very little wait, we rode the record-breaking ride. Next, we made our way to one of the park’s flagship coasters, Millennium Force. After riding, it was easy to see why this is such a long-loved favorite among fans. We then headed for a certain roller coaster that I have long-awaited to experience. I have had the pleasure of riding Kingda Ka at Six Flags Great Adventure, but never its famous predecessor. That would change as soon as the rain let up. A twenty-minute down period was not nearly enough to deter us from enjoying the sheer madness that is Top Thrill Dragster. After that, I decided to tackle the innovative thrill ride, Skyhawk, while my girlfriend watched from the comfort of a nearby bench. Fun as it is, I would only recommend this ride to those with the stomach for it. Next we got in line for Magnum XL-200. A longtime favorite among fans, I was very much looking forward to experiencing it for myself. However, this beloved classic is starting to show its age. Thrilling, yes — but also unreasonably rickety. Following such a jerky journey, we walked around to a much more modern classic in Maverick. We waited in line for almost an hour before learning that the ride was temporarily closing due to technical difficulties. Disappointed, but determined, we did our best to make up for lost time by hopping on both Corkscrew and Raptor with little to no wait. Then we tackled the park’s oldest roller coaster, Blue Streak. Rickety and slightly unkempt? Yes. But what else can you expect from a near 55-year-old wooden coaster. While not exactly an intoxicating experience, this ride has become a right of passage for park-goers. As the sun began to set, we made sure to take advantage of the breathtaking (lakefront) view that only WindSeeker provides. A steel swing on steroids, such a ride will truly test your fear of heights. After coming back down to earth, we hopped in line for the first of two new mechanical marvels, this one being Valravn. The record-breaking dive coaster became an instant favorite. Hungry as we were, we exited the park toward Cedar Point Beach, where guests had started claiming their spots for optimal viewing of the night’s celebratory Independence Day fireworks show. We continued down the boardwalk to find a TGI Friday’s, which quickly became our eatery of choice. While waiting for our entrees, we were able to catch part of the show from our table. After our delicious meal, we still had one last order of business to tend to; that being Cedar Point’s newest (and wildest) coaster, Steel Vengeance. Due to the coaster’s high volume of riders throughout its inaugural season, guests who get in line prior to park closing are guaranteed a go on the new steel beast. Reaching the front of the line after waiting for almost an hour, our expectations were at their respective peaks. Those same expectations were completely blown away by the electrifying experience. I would liken it to riding a raging bull through a woodshed — it’s that unpredictable. I would also strongly suggest that you don’t miss it. After the insanity had subsided, we made our way through the now-empty park and back to our car.
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san123Dc
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"Fun for all ages!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 05, 2019 NEW
Brought our 3 and 9 y/o here. We all had a great time. Plenty to do for all of us. Food options were good. Get the drink band.
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tomwible
Manchester, New Hampshire
"The best place on earth for coasters."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 19, 2019 NEW
We went for the first season of Steel Vengeance. What a ride, the best coaster on earth IMHO. What a work of art. There are all the other coaster as well. If you are into coasters, you know this is the place. The park is clean and friendly as well.
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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.