Cedar Point August Trip

The trip will be from August 9th - August 11th
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Cedar Point August Trip

Postby Crosshairs007 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:46 pm

Hello, everyone. On August 9th - August 11th, I will be going to Cedar Point for my birthday weekend. I already booked Hotel Breakers with a lake view room. Does anyone have any tips for the park and the general area?

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Re: Cedar Point August Trip

Postby ThemeParkJunkie51290 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:06 pm

ALWAYS HEAD TO THE ATTRACTION YOU WANT TO RIDE FIRST! And have plenty of fun! =) =) =)
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Re: Cedar Point August Trip

Postby prozach626 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:31 pm

There are a plethora of tips in the Cedar Point thread. My main tip is buy fastlane plus passes.

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Re: Cedar Point August Trip

Postby gp1086 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:52 pm

- Definitely get up early and take advantage of the early entry to the park that you'll get from staying at Breakers. I rode Steel Vengeance, Maverick, Millennium Force, and Valravyn all before the park opened since they were all "early entry" attractions. Top Thrill Dragster was not one, so I recommend going to that earlier in the day. Since you'll have early entry and you have a few days (albeit a weekend), you may not need to buy FastLane - would feel it out the first day.

- If the budget fits it, best meal I had was at Bay Harbor.

- If you're flying in and haven't booked yet, consider flying to Detroit instead of Cleveland. Found much more affordable flights and the drive isn't too bad.

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Re: Cedar Point August Trip

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:48 pm

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Re: Cedar Point August Trip

Postby AndrewA86 » Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:30 am

prozach626 wrote:My main tip is buy fastlane plus passes.


I would definitely do this for the Saturday and Sunday that you will be there.

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Re: Cedar Point August Trip

Postby coasterbill » Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:45 am

With 3 days and early entry you don't really need any tips (though take advantage of that early entry). You'll have a great time, enjoy!

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Re: Cedar Point August Trip

Postby Canobie Coaster » Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:16 am

If you have early entry and crowds follow the same pattern as last year, I strongly recommend Millennium Force for early entry. The magic gate will likely be open, which lets you maximize rides. Millennium Force also has a merge point that's pretty far back if you have FastLane and this is the best time for short queue front row rides.
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Re: Cedar Point August Trip

Postby Satans Hockey » Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:20 am

Just a preference of mine cause I don't mind walking and it's not a far walk anyway but we went to the water park, then back to the hotel to grab some clothes/flip flops we didn't mind getting wet in and then did the water rides inside the park since they aren't a far walk from the entrance near magnum. You get absolutely soaked on those so we do them a few times each and then head back to the hotel to dry off and change. It beats walking around in wet clothes and socks all day.

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Re: Cedar Point August Trip

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:27 pm

Canobie Coaster wrote:If you have early entry and crowds follow the same pattern as last year, I strongly recommend Millennium Force for early entry. The magic gate will likely be open, which lets you maximize rides. Millennium Force also has a merge point that's pretty far back if you have FastLane and this is the best time for short queue front row rides.

I completely agree with this, but as a point of clarification, Fastlane is not available during early entry. It becomes available at the official opening time and you can buy it in basically any shop.

Bill's right too that with 3 days of early entry, Fastlane is not strictly necessary, but it is very nice even on multi-day stays.
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