Going to Cedar Point is it worth the 400 mile trip?Cedar Point: I've been to many theme parks and I heard that Cedar Point was one of the best. I'm sceptical. should I be?!
From Dakotta HagarI've been to many theme parks and I heard that Cedar Point was one of the best. I'm sceptical. should I be?!
Posted July 27, 2007 at 6:32 PM
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From Jake CountissI drove from North Carolina and it is definately worth it. The rides are great, the employees are friendly, and the location is great. It is definately worth the trip.
Posted July 28, 2007 at 3:08 PM
From Logan DeckerI'm from louisville ky and going to cedar point on the 15th of september. I map quested it and it will be a 6 hour drive from louisville ky to
Posted July 29, 2007 at 6:00 AM
hotel breakers. The total distance (in miles) is 336.04 miles and im sure it will be worth it.
From Claudine DeshaiesI live in Rhode Island, Cedar Point will be an 11 hour, almost 700 mile trip for me when I finally get the chance to go. I wouldn't hesitate to make the trip. (Only thing holding me up is other trips that have come up in the meantime.)
Posted July 29, 2007 at 6:52 AM
From Ben JamesI drove over 500 miles from St. louis to Cedar Point in May and... I SAY YOU SHOULD GO... It totally is worth it. In fact, I am already planning my trip next year.
Posted July 29, 2007 at 7:36 AM
From Jacob PalmerCompletely worth it. Drove from Roanoke, VA to the park. Save your skepticism for a six flags.
Posted July 29, 2007 at 10:31 AM
From Dustin KernDrove from C'ville, VA last summer and I am trying to find someway that I can get back there this season! If you can drive up there in one day (less than 12 hours) and you don't do it, that's your loss!!!
Posted July 29, 2007 at 10:08 PM
From Chase HarrisonWe drove from Christiansburg Virginia long ride but the park is AMAZING
Posted July 31, 2007 at 8:32 PM
From Becky ConatIf you love rollercoasters then Cedar Point is totally worth every penny you spend! One thing that might throw people is that there isnt theming like a Busch Gardens or Disney. Its not broken down into lands or areas like a six flags or universal etc etc. It is very nice looking and well kept place, dont get me wrong. I absolutely love the park and personally dont think the theming is necessary if you have the rides. (Theming seems to be something that is brought up on here often, that is why I am mentioning it) When people go to CP they go for the thrills. It's the best park out there and definitely worth the drive. I hope you enjoy it and love it as much as the rest of us. :-)
Posted August 2, 2007 at 7:34 AM
From Leslie DeGroatCedar point is about a 5 hour drive for me too, but I've never been and I love rollercoasters more than anything in the world and I really wanna go, and so far i havent heard one reason not to go.
Posted April 3, 2008 at 6:20 AM
From Don NealI have never been but two of my siblings have and they swear by it as being the best coaster experience anywhere. I also have friends that live within an hour of the park and swear by it as well. At some point I have to get over there and check it out. :)
Posted April 3, 2008 at 12:53 PM
From Leslie DeGroatI just mapquested it and it would actually be about an 8 hr, 550 mile trip, but, i still wanna do it... Sigh...
Posted April 8, 2008 at 6:11 AM
From Becky Conatsorry double post
Posted April 9, 2008 at 8:34 AM
From Dan RosenbergI'm going this summer and I heard awesome things about it.
Posted April 9, 2008 at 6:37 PM
From Becky ConatBest times to go to CP are as follows.
Posted April 10, 2008 at 8:24 AM
Spring - especially when there isnt a new coaster. lines are minimal,temperatures nice. bring jacket because it gets breezy.
Early Halloweekends- park is decked out, lines are minimal and the weather is nice. I did go in Oct last year and it was soooo busy!! September has always been a great experience for me.
If you must go during the summer, go during the week. Lines are Cedar Point during the summer are INSANE! Give yourself multiple days at the park if you want to ride everything and must go during the weekend. Dont get your tickets at the gate, you can get discount tickets everywhere and it will save you time. (Future Mother in Law waited an hour just to buy tickets at the gate last year.) Oh and make sure to ride Millenium after the sun sets. The first drop is even more intense in the dark. :-)
From Penny BeasonHeck yeah, it's worth the trip. I am from Aiken SC, 711 miles from Cedar Point. It took us 11 hours. I have been twice, my kids absolutly loved it and so did I. We rode all 17 coasters over and over all week.
Posted May 10, 2008 at 7:03 PM
From Anthony MurphyIts the home of some of the best roller coasters in the World in one park. So if you enjoy roller coasters, then take the trip!
Posted May 10, 2008 at 10:04 PM
From Gary SwansonYes it is a Great Place to go, with many different type of rides and carnival games to play. Just take caution before going if you are not of average size and height you may not be able to ride Mellium Force and Top Thrill Dragster and have to squeeze into the other rides.
Posted May 18, 2008 at 1:23 PM
From George Abagis400 miles is well worth it we drove from Merrimack NH. it was so worth it after my trip i think i might want to move near Sandusky someday
Posted July 19, 2008 at 12:08 PM
From Sean McAvellaI agree. I drive 5 1/2 hours from Canada and it is worth the trip for sure. For me, the drive is very easy, but quite boring. Cedar Point definitely lives up to the hype!
Posted April 10, 2009 at 9:34 PM
From Robert MillerDefinitely go to anyone thinking of going. I live in Pennsylvania, and have been to Cedar Point a number of times and hopefully again real soon with my grandson so we can ride those world class coasters.
Posted April 11, 2009 at 8:31 AM
From Brandon SDefinetly go i went about 30/40 times last year(i have a pass and live close) and none of the rides got old. you have to experience it at least once
Posted April 11, 2009 at 11:02 AM
From Nick MarkhamShould this even be a question?
Posted April 11, 2009 at 5:04 PM
List Of Great Cedar Point Coasters
That is 8 amazingly great coasters in one trip!
From Audra DistlerNot sure how much I can add, but one good point was made. If you are used to THEME parks, then CP will be different. Not much themeing there at all. However, if you enjoy good, fast roller coasters, it's a must. I live near it so I go around 5-6 times per year, with my pass. If you have younger children, (under 48") their tickets are cheaper, but they do still have decent rides for them. If anyone of your party is larger in size, it will be difficult to get on Millennium, Top Thrill, and Maverick to a point, as was stated earlier. Weekdays are much better than weekends, but if you do go on a weekend, make sure to get there as the park opens, to get to the big rides. Also, if you stay at a Cedar Point Resort (like Breakers), you can get in an hour before the park opens to the general public. They also generally have pretty good live shows, if you like that kind of thing (but probably nothing compared to Disney!)
Posted April 11, 2009 at 6:16 PM
From Joshua CounsilI drive 520.5 miles from Ottawa, Ontario, which takes about 8 hours. I spend the whole weekend there, though. Usually take either Thursday or Monday off work and spend two full days at the park.
Posted April 12, 2009 at 12:17 PM
Personally, I find my home park, Canada's Wonderland, just as good for half the distance (although the coasters don't compare). Still, though, it's worth visiting at least once if you have the time, money, and love of thrills.
From Doug KelleyWe had a family reunion there last June with people coming from Washington, California, Arizona, Michigan and North Carolina. Everyone agreed--it was worth it.
Posted April 13, 2009 at 10:31 PM
If you want to stay more than a couple of days to make a slightly longer vacation, there's lots of other things to do in the area.
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