Jump to content
  TPR Home | Parks | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram 

Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

P. 2017: Top Thrill Dragster RETIRED!?!?!?

Recommended Posts

Thinking of CP with some friends this May.

I've been there during May before and the crowds were pretty low, and that was on a weekend.

 

We're thinking of doing it on a weekday. I imagine a weekday in May would be pretty dead, but just looking for verification.

Also when may be better? The week after the 10th, or the 17th? I can't imagine it would matter on a weekday, but the 10th is opening weekend.

 

Thanks yall!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thinking of CP with some friends this May.

I've been there during May before and the crowds were pretty low, and that was on a weekend.

 

We're thinking of doing it on a weekday. I imagine a weekday in May would be pretty dead, but just looking for verification.

Also when may be better? The week after the 10th, or the 17th? I can't imagine it would matter on a weekday, but the 10th is opening weekend.

 

Thanks yall!

 

Actually, a weekday in May can be surprisingly busy. A good number of schools in northern Ohio (probably southeastern Michigan as well) have class trips to Cedar Point on May weekdays. So you could literally have a dead day anywhere to moderately busy day depending on the number of schools attending the park on the day you choose. Lines probably will be manageable, but don't expect walk-ons for all the big coasters.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

A few things popped up on CP's website

 

NEW For 2014 Lighthouse Point Expansion

THE BEST FAMILY VACATION DESTINATION JUST GOT BETTER

CEDAR POINT ANNOUNCES LIGHTHOUSE POINT EXPANSION

 

 

SANDUSKY, Ohio (March 4, 2014) – Even though there is still snow on the ground, it’s not too early to start thinking about warm summer days and planning a fun-filled family vacation getaway to Cedar Point! And lucky for you, the park voted the “Best Amusement Park in the World” will have even more options for you to “stay where you play” this year.

 

Cedar Point announced today that it will be adding 52 new deluxe cabins to its Lighthouse Point resort. These new cabins can accommodate up to 10 people and will feature two full bathrooms, four flat panel televisions, a dorm-size refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, outdoor charcoal grill and picnic table. In addition, all of the cottages, cabins and full hook-up campsites in Lighthouse Point will now offer free wireless internet access. A new registration building will help speed up the check-in process and get guests to their cabins and RV sites quicker than ever before.

 

Reservations for the new cabins can be made immediately and room nights will be available beginning May 23.

 

Lighthouse Point is conveniently located along the west bank of the Cedar Point Peninsula and consists of 64 cozy cottages, 40 quaint cabins and 97 luxury RV campsites in addition to the 52 new cabins. Originally opened in 2001, Lighthouse Point nearly doubled in size with a major addition in 2004. The centerpiece of Lighthouse Point is the historic Cedar Point Lighthouse (circa 1862), which is the oldest existing structure on the Cedar Point Peninsula.

 

Guests who stay at any Cedar Point Resorts property get the best perks, like $39 one-day admission tickets (a savings of more than $20 off the gate price) and Early Entry – a chance to experience some of the best rides and coasters on the planet a full one hour before the park opens to the general public.

 

Also, back by popular demand is Cedar Point’s Easy Pay plan which allows overnight visitors to lock-in low pre-season rates while conveniently managing the cost of their stay in four easy installments with no payment due at booking! Packages can be purchased on Cedar Point’s website or by calling 419-627-2106.

 

Cedar Point opens for the 2014 season on Saturday, May 10. For a complete operating schedule, visit cedarpoint.com.

 

Visit us on social media! Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and check out our YouTube channel.

 

###

https://www.cedarpoint.com/article/media-center/Lighthouse-Point-Expansion-in-the-2014-Season

 

LHP_banner3.jpg.3df7bafbff1144104dd9d256abba0fc0.jpg

Overview/ Site Plan

 

LHP_banner4.jpg.742c0bb3afb09022df6507cf44b89884.jpg

First Floor

 

LHP_banner2.jpg.8baa57de1d5cae387a7f6e91e6aca4c1.jpg

Top Floor

 

LHP_banner1.jpg.ba6141bdc751118a77820f29d94035eb.jpg

Front View

 

LHP_banner5.jpg.3af3726191eaf85a89db6e070b97a465.jpg

Back View

 

 

https://www.cedarpoint.com/what-s-new/lighthouse-point

 

Also

 

New for 2014 An All Day Dinning Deal for $29.99 at select Restaurants

 

With the All Day Dining Plan, you'll never go hungry, but you'll save a bundle. Enjoy an entree and a side every time you choose to stop in at one of the participating restaurants inside the park. Best of all, there's only a 90-minute wait time between meals. Stay fueled for the fun with the All Day Dining Plan.

https://www.cedarpoint.com/ticket-category/Meal-Deals#

Link to comment
Share on other sites

^Looks good.

If i's a decent price, I might consider one for my next group visit.

 

I'm glad CP is finally getting their hotel properties up to standard. I've always thought these in particular were underutilized.

This new era of CF has brought some much needed changes/updates.

 

During the presentation at Winter Chill Out they had a slide that said roller coasters are in our DNA when discussing their five year plan. What looks like DNA? Polar coasters.

That's just a common saying now(@CP). It isn't an actual reflection of anything.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I wonder what restaurants are included in the meal plan? It does not mention anywhere.

 

If you click on the "buy" buttons a few times eventually you get a list. Pink's is on it, which for me on a not so busy day might actually make it worth my time.

 

Also, are the in park subways the same quality as outside the park subways?

 

They're express location: only two types of bread, only cheese available is american. Home of the $12 footlong.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Home of the $12 footlong
HAHAHA. Does anyone have any ideas of the good eateries at Cedar Point.

 

Pink's is actively good. Toft's has excellent ice cream. Bay Harbor is competent continental cuisine. While chains, the hard truth is that TGI Friday's, Perkins, Johnny Rockets, and Famous Dave's are as good as most anything you'll run across heading back towards OH-2 or I-80/90. I mean, sure, you could go downtown to Zinc, but a lot of the food in the region is the epitome of awful, and at least those chains force Cedar Point to generally use decent stuff. The downside is being seasonal, the staff has a tendency to be lousy at their jobs in the restaurants, so that can be a crap shoot.

 

Most anything that's in house is probably bordering on inedible. About the only thing that Cedar Point's can do consistently outside the chains without screwing up is deep frying cheese.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On Sunday, June 8th, Cedar Point will once again be taking part in the Coasting for Kids charity event benefiting Give Kids The World. Event details are below. TPR is also supporting this great cause and will have a team of riders participating! Want to join in on the fun? To learn more, head on over to our Coasting for Kids 2014 thread!

 

Registration time: 7:00 a.m. Resort Gate at Cedar Point

Event time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Marathon taking place on: Magnum XL-200 and Gemini

Meal: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. near Gemini entrance

Awards ceremony time and location: 5:00 p.m. near Gemini entrance

Regular park operating hours: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Prizes: 1st place - Four-pack (4) Good Any Day tickets plus four (4) hour tour for four (4) people (valued at $1,029.96)

2nd place - Four-pack (4) Good Any Day tickets (valued at $239.96)

3rd place - Give Kids The World gift basket

Link to comment
Share on other sites

They're express location: only two types of bread, only cheese available is american. Home of the $12 footlong.

 

Lol.

 

My friend went to the one next to Soak City, and ordered one. The cashier felt sorry for him, and even gave him a free regular-sized water.

Amusement park food is overpriced, and CP is no exception. If they would lower the prices by just two dollars on most things I'd actually consider eating in the park.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Speaking of food, I'm still surprised I never ended up convincing myself to go to Tomo Hibachi last year like I had long planned. I know it's not the only place of its kind in the world, but I still have fond memories (or fond half-memories) of our takeover in 2011. How's it been holding up?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Was part of Camper Village used for the Lighthouse Point project? I thought that this area was a whole bunch of RV sites last year.

 

Yes, that was where we have been camping every year for many, many years....so in my opinion, this expansion sucks. This is because these were the most reasonably priced RV sites (by reasonable I mean about $70-$90 per night) as they only had water & electric with the public bathrooms/showers in the middle...and it was SHADED!!

 

Good for the resort for being able to most likely increase revenue by selling the trailers for the high amount of money that they get per night, but it forces middle income families to either pony up for the full hook-up concrete slab sites (almost all are in direct sun & do not feel like campsites) or stay in the cottages, Breakers, Sandcastle or off the peninsula. And unless you either have a huge family, a lot of money or split the cost with four or five other adults, the Lighthouse trailers are very high priced for smaller families.

 

I can see why they did it, but I personally don't like this move at all because it will most likely put a sentimental end to a family tradition that we have done together since my mother passed.

 

During Halloweekends we would always see campers in that area return every year and decorate their sites with the same lights and decorations so I know we won't be the only family disappointed with this announcement.

 

On the flip side, I'm sure that Bayshore Estates KOA and some of the other local campgrounds are going to LOVE this announcement because I believe that this will undoubtedly pull more value-oriented families over to their campgrounds. That will most likely be where we will be staying next year and then we'll just ride over to the park together and use my platinum pass to park for free in the Soak City lot.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Anyone notice on the CP website that Fast Lane Plus is now Dragster and Maverick, not GateKeeper?

 

A much needed change. A common denominator from employees and guests is that Maverick's standby queue was the most unfairly affected by the basic Fast Lane due to Maverick's lower hourly capacity. GateKeeper eats guests like clockwork, so the increased traffic under the regular Fast Lane should not slow down the standby queue very much at all. Great decision by Cedar Point!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Terms of Use https://themeparkreview.com/forum/topic/116-terms-of-service-please-read/