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?
- 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.
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.
Top 5 Wood- Lightning Rod, Voyage, Coaster (PNE Playland), Phoenix, Boulder Dash Top 5 Steel- Steel Vengeance, Untamed, Expedition GeForce, Twisted Colossus, Schwur des Karnan Most Recent Trip Reports- Dutch Wonderland & Hersheypark- Summer
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.
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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