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Posted: January 27, 2013

Location: Cedar Point is located on the shore of Lake Erie in Sandusky, Ohio, about an hour west of Cleveland. You can get driving directions by clicking the Cedar Point link on Theme Park Insider's Google map of U.S. theme parks.

History: Cedar Point opened as a lakeshore park in 1870. Rides were added in the early 1900's, with rapid development of the park beginning in the 1960s.

Hours: http://www.cedarpoint.com. Cedar Point is open from early May through Halloween.

Tickets: Buy and print online. Always try to buy your tickets in advance, to save time when you get to the park.

Strategy: Since wait times on the park's roller coasters can exceed two hours even on slower days, arriving before the park opens at 10 a.m. is a must. Ride some of the major rides like Top Thrill Dragster or Maverick. try not to head to Raptor right when you enter the park due to the crowds, come back mid-day for a shorter wait. Then work your way around the park to the other coasters. Cedar Point's non-coaster rides usually do not have very long waits, except on the busiest days, so you can visit those of your choosing at your convenience.

If you have young kids:

Camp Snoopy offers the park's largest collection of rides for children. In addition, county fair-style kiddie flat rides are available in the Gemini Jr. Play Area, next to Camp Snoopy, and the Kiddie Kingdom, off the Main Midway. Kids might also enjoy Planet Snoopy which was added in 2008 and features rides from Geauga Lake, located between the Main and Wicked Twister Midways - behind the Coliseum, as well as classic amusement rides like the Carousel, Railroad, Giant Wheel .

Kids of different ages will enjoy the Snoopy on Ice show near the Marina entrance and the Wildcat coaster. It's a nice cool place to escape the heat of the day.

Another method is to utilize the north entrance to the park and start from the back, working your way towards the front. The majority of guests start their day in the front of the park, and you are likely to sneak in a few quick rides in the back. By the time you get to the front, the crowd has spread out.
As a passholder for the last 12 years another way to make you way to the back in a timely fashion is to take the skyride, you can either head to millennium force or take the train to the back to hit the Maverick. This year the new coaster Gatekeeper will have everyone staying up front. So hit the back.

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Attractions
Camp Snoopy(Rating)(Height)
Peanuts 5009
Balloon Race8
Camp Bus7
Woodstock Express6
Lolli Swing5
Red Baron442
Tilt A Whirl2
Frontier Trail(Rating)(Height)
Millennium Force948
Thunder Canyon846
Shoot the Rapids642
Mantis654
Frontiertown(Rating)(Height)
Maverick952
Skyhawk948
Antique Cars7
Wave Swinger748
Cedar Creek Mine Ride648
Snake River Falls648
Mean Streak548
Jr. Gemini Children's Area(Rating)(Height)
Frog Hopper736
Space Age6
Jr. Gemini3
Rock, Spin & Turn2
Kiddy Kingdom(Rating)(Height)
Sir Rub-A-Dub's Tubs8
4x4s8
Old Timers7
Helicopters6
Dune Buggies6
Motorcycles636
Carousel5
Hot Rods5
Police Cars4
Roto Whip3
Sky Fighters3
Mustangs3
Main Midway(Rating)(Height)
Cedar Downs Racing Derby948
Raptor954
Cedar Point & Lake Erie Railroad9
Calypso8
Blue Streak748
Scrambler7
Sky Ride7
Turnpike Cars7
Midway Carousel7
Iron Dragon746
Ocean Motion5
Dodgem3
Top Thrill Dragster Midway(Rating)(Height)
Top Thrill Dragster952
Magnum XL-200948
Matterhorn8
Power Tower852
Witches' Wheel848
Gemini848
Monster636
Corkscrew548
Super Himilaya5
Wicked Twister Midway(Rating)(Height)
MaxAir852
Chaos848
Wicked Twister852
Giant Wheel8
Windseeker848
Gatekeeper8
Troika6

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Dining
Camp Snoopy(Rating)
Charlie Brown’s Cookout8
Frontier Trail(Rating)
Panda Express6
Gristmill Refreshments4
Frontiertown(Rating)
Chuck Wagon Inn8
Chick-Fil-A6
Hotel Breakers(Rating)
Perkins7
TOMO6
TGI Friday's3
Main Midway(Rating)
Kiddieland Refreshments8
Midway Market7
Coasters7
Hurricane Hannah's6
Burger Patio6
Game Day Grille5
Johnny Rockets5
Subway - Main Midway2
Marina(Rating)
Bay Harbor8
Famous Dave's8
Top Thrill Dragster Midway(Rating)
Happy Friar 6
Grand Stand Foods2
Wicked Twister Midway(Rating)
Joe Cool Cafe6

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