A couple of weekends ago, I had the wonderful opportunity to spend a full day at Cedar Point. Well, a full day in my standards. I was all set and ready to spend the whole day being a kid again and riding as many rides as I could. Let me tell at you about our day.
First of all, we took one of my best friends with us, because she needed to get out and have some fun! This is the same friend that overcame breast cancer this year so of course she was coming with us. When you get to the park, you have the option to pay for regular parking or preferred parking, which is closer to to park doors. There is a price difference of about $8. Since we were going to both the park and the water park, we decided on the preferred parking so we could easily get back to our car to drop off swim suits and other things. We were scheduled to meet with one of the reps for the park at 1pm so we only really had time for about 1 ride. We chose to ride the Windseeker. It gave you a great view of the park but was really high up. I, sometimes, am scared of heights. Yeah, this ride didn’t thrill me, especially since it was a little bit windy so it was swinging a lot more than normal. But it was a short wait and fun once I got over my fear.
We met the rep for the tour around the park. My first thought when I heard “tour” was showing us around the park. A VIP tour is: Personal VIP escort for your group to take you up the exit of rides, Call ahead seating at many of Cedar Point’s restaurants, VIP seating for many of Cedar Point’s live entertainment, and Preferred Parking when you purchase your tour online in advance. The tour is 9 hours long (with an hour break so 8 hours total) and costs $375 per person. We were able to take part in a 2 hour tour, which gave us enough time to ride pretty much all the coasters that were open. It was FANTASTIC! I mean, being able to skip the lines and ride where ever we wanted on the ride was perfect! My favorite 2 rides were the Millennium Force and the Maverick. The Millennium Force is a 310 foot, 93 MPH record-breaking monster of a thrill ride. The last time I rode it which was over 8 years agoand at that time, I refused to ride it again. My stomach was in my throat for the rest of the day. This time? It was so awesome. I am totally over my fear of roller coasters and am ready to tackle them again. The Maverick was a ride I had never been on but heard about. Its my husband’s favorite ride behind the Millennium Force as well. This ride has a 400-foot-long speed launch through a pitch black tunnel and has more twists, turns and airtime than a rodeo. I disliked the way my bottom felt after the ride but it was fun no less.
After the tour, we did lunch and headed to the water park to cool off. Soak City is located right next door to the amusement park. You can get tickets for just the water park for $32.99 for an adult pass. The first place we hit was the lazy river. Its perfect for when you spent the morning standing in the sun. We did 2 trips around and then checked out some rides. Every single one was great. My favorite was the Zoom Flume. Its a huge tube that can fit about 4 people in it and you take a ride down the slide. We also checked out the adult pool, which contains a bar inside the pool. Perfect place to take a break from the kids and unwind. We spent about 4 hours in the water park before heading back to Cedar Point.
The one thing I was sad about was the fact that we couldn’t ride the Top Thrill Dragster. It wasn’t open when we got our tour and it started running while we were in the water park so it had a 2 hour wait when we got back. Then we headed to the line before we left and a storm hit so we missed Luminosity as well but check out this video we got before the storm hit. We were in awe while watching it.