Cedar Point has implemented a new ride reservation system as it looks to manage crowd sizes during the pandemic.
Like all major theme parks that have reopened around the country, Cedar Point is limiting its daily attendance as it looks to promote safe physical distancing inside the park. Advance reservations are required to visit the Ohio park, but that hasn't kept crowds from forming in the queues for some of the parks' world-famous roller coasters.
As a result, Cedar Point is now using an "Access Pass" system for Millennium Force, Maverick, Steel Vengeance, and - when it reopens - Top Thrill Dragster. Cedar Point will distribute times Access Passes for those rides twice daily, at 11am and 3:30pm. You can get just one Access Pass per person for each ride. And once the passes are gone for the day, that's it.
You'll still have to wait to ride, even with an Access Pass. The system simply allows the park to manage the number of people in each coaster's queue so that it can maintain physical distancing requirements.
Steel Vengeance, Maverick, and Millennium Force are the top three rides in the park, according to Theme Park Insider readers, so obviously they're a top priority for many Cedar Point visitors. But there's extra pressure on the queues for these rides since several Cedar Point attractions are not operating. Here's the current list of closed attractions, as provided by the park.
Cedar Point previously announced that it would not open its planned new Snake River Expedition and Celebrate 150 Spectacular attractions this summer, as it delays its 150th anniversary celebration until next year. Our James Koehl previewed Cedar Point's new health and safety procedures earlier this month.Tweet
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