Cedar Point: A Force to Be Reckoned With

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Our biggest reason for visiting Sandusky, OH was Cedar Point…obviously.  Once we decided to head West on our trip, Chris reminded me of a promise that if we traveled to Ohio, we would visit the Roller Coaster Capital of the World.  Here is his take on the day…

From the moment I woke up this morning I couldn’t stop moving, couldn’t sit still for more than five seconds.  I had been reading or watching videos about Cedar Point for years, and today was the day to visit the park.  We hit the entrance gate shortly after 10:00 am, and we made our way to the complete other side of the park, so I could hit the ride that I most wanted to go on…Millennium Force!  Equipped with a “Fast Lane” wrist band to jump past the long lines, I entered the MF gate with the enthusiasm of a ten year old experiencing his first serious coaster.  The line went relatively fast and before i knew it, I was looking at the empty train approaching that would take me on the ride of my life.  Suddenly the exhilaration turned more to a tightness in my chest and I briefly thought, “what am I doing here, this is nuts!”  Nonetheless, I saddled up and as the train soared into the sky and we flew down that first 310 foot drop the nervousness turned into elation, my hands went to the sky, and I enjoyed every ride for the rest of the day.  What an amazing park.  Clean, great employees, great layout, and without a doubt the best collection of extreme coasters in one place I have ever seen.

We recommend the fast lane pass, if you want to do the park in one day.  After visiting Disney World in the past and only being able to ride one ride for the whole day, we learned our lesson.  At Cedar Point, there were several rides that had over an hour wait (on a somewhat rainy Monday), and Chris never waited more than 15 minutes.

Thank you, Cedar Point!  Well done!

P.S.  In case you are wondering, Jenny did crush the Cedar Creek Mine Ride.  For those of you familiar with Hershey Park, it is similar to their Trail Blazer.  No judging.  

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6 comments on “Cedar Point: A Force to Be Reckoned With

  1. Chris & Jen,

    Just testing the “Leave A Reply” box.

    btw, where are those beautiful pictures on your home page taken from?

    Dad

    • We took those pics at the Schedel Arboretum & Gardens just outside Sandusky, OH. We visited there on a somewhat rainy Sunday and it turned out to be a great setting for taking some pics. We’re still trying to get the “slideshow” function figured out for our homepage so that is why the pictures have already been removed. Stay tuned!

  2. So glad you enjoyed your day at Cedar Point! I grew up going there every summer. The old wooden coaster was called the Blue Streak and we thought it was the bomb!

    • Thanks for stopping by, Bridget! We were so impressed with the park overall, and loved having the Lake views all around! It is amazing how far roller coasters have come in such a short time!

  3. Chris, you are much stronger tban I. Can’t imagine riding all those coasters & stll standing to talk about it! Such an exciting tbing though, to have accomplished such a goal. That’s great!

    • Thanks for stopping by! I don’t know how Chris did it either!!!

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