Cedar Point is the perfect destination for fun under the sun. Whether you love roller coasters, riding family fun rides or people watching while being the “bag holder” (hey, THAT is completely acceptable…says the designated “bag holder”) Cedar Point has something for everyone in the family.
Started in 1870 Cedar Point is the second oldest amusement park in the United States. Originally it began as a beach destination where families enjoyed the golden sandy beaches of Lake Erie. As it grew in popularity rides were added to the park. In 1978 the Gemini roller coaster was opened and was the first roller coaster that went above the trees.
Cedar Point has continued to build the fastest, tallest, and biggest adrenaline filled coasters ever since. They have been voted the best Amusement Park in the WORLD for 13 consecutive years and it shows in the pride and attention to family fun that shines through at Cedar Point. There are 72 rides, 17 coasters, 8 theatrical shows, and over 35 places to grab a drink or bite to eat.
Rides at Cedar Point include everything from a steam engine train ride around part of the park, to rides the spin, to coasters that range from mild to “WHAT ARE THEY THINKING (see above video)?!?!?”. I like the rides that stay on the ground so I’m a big fan of merry-go-rounds (Cedar Point has 3), the train, and cars that drive around a track. Even though I like the mild side of the park I still had a great time during my visit.
For families with young children there are over 30 rides and attractions just for children. Be sure to check out Kiddie Kingdom, Planet Snoopy and Camp Snoopy. The kids will be thrilled with all the great rides. To ensure you have a worry free visit to the park Cedar Point offers a kid tracking wristband system. If your child is ever separated from you they can go to the nearest park employee and be reunited with you in no time at all.
In addition to the amusement park, there are 2 marinas, 4 resorts, an RV park, cabin rentals, and a mile of sandy beach. Soak City Water Park is located right next to Cedar Point and is a great way to cool off during the hottest part of the day. The park is 18 acres of outdoor water park fun. More rides are located between Cedar Point and Soak City at Challenge Park. The Skyscraper allows you to soar 160 feet in the air, Ripcord plunges you 15 stories and Challenge Racing feeds your need for speed.
Families with children of all ages will have a great day at the park. You can find more information about Cedar Point at the following links:
Karen Dawkins says
Roller coasters are the best…. says the designated adrenaline junkie. Someone else can hold the bags! Deb, you’re invited on my next Cedar Point trip!