Cedar Point has had 143 years to refine their business, becoming one of the premiere amusement parks in the country.
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HOW TO GO
What: Cedar Point
Where: One Cedar Point Drive, Sandusky
More info: (419) 627-2350 or cedarpoint.com
Season Pass: $117, $111 for renewals
Adult admission: $44.99 (online) $54.99 (gate). Note: Does not include admission to get into Soak City at Cedar Point
Child admission: $29.99
Opens: May 11
Closes: Oct. 27
Hours of operation: Varies. Check website for details
Number of roller coasters: 18
Total number of rides: 76
New this year: GateKeeper — a wing-coaster record 4,164 feet of track with the longest drop (165 feet), tallest inversion (170 feet), the most inversions (six) and fastest speed (67 miles per hour) of any wing coaster.
New last year: Dinosaurs Alive! on Adventure Island, a prehistoric themed attraction that is located on the wooded island that sits on the lagoons in the middle of the park. Like Kings Island, this attraction is an additional $5 per person.
Food: Cedar Point features quick service locations, full-service restaurants and specialty carts and wagons inside the amusement park. Food locations can also be found in the Hotel Breakers; Sandcastle Suites; Castaway Bay; at the Cedar Point Marina; Challenge Park and Soak City.
Best deal: Planning a trip to Cedar Point or Kings Island this year? Like most things, you want to purchase online for the best savings. The best value on tickets is the Pay Once, Visit Twice ticket option on each respective parks website. For single day admission price guests can visit the park twice. Visits do not need to be on consecutive dates. This ticket option is available online through or at the park. If you have plans to visit both Cedar Point and Kings Island this summer a Platinum Pass is worth considering. It offers unlimited visits, free parking and early entry to all Cedar Fair parks. For more information, go online to cedarpoint.com or visitkingsisland.com.