Cedar Point Amusement Park in Ohio – Full Review & Travelling Guide

Known as the Roller Coaster Capital of the World, the Cedar Point is the most famous amusement park in whole North America. If you are looking for some thrilling adventure in this summer, Cedar Point is highly recommended to visit with your group of friends.

I & my friends were totally excited to arrange two proper days to go and have the energized fun at Cedar Point Amusement Park, Ohio.

We all were living in Windsor (Ontario, Canada) – the border city to USA. The drive to Cedar Point is totally worth it.

Although, we have got Canada’s Wonderland in Toronto, which is owned and operated by the same owner for Cedar Point, we wanted to travel to USA for Cedar Point to carry the American Swag. 😉


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When is the perfect time to visit Cedar Point?

The perfect time to go there is when there are no chances of rain as the rain will make numbers of rides to be closed. We checked the weather forecast beforehand and decided upon the end of August to travel and visit the Cedar Point.

Which tickets should you prefer?

After lots of brainstorm, we decided upon Two Day – Any Day tickets with a end goal to try out both Cedar Point Amusement Park and Cedar Point Shores (i.e Water Park).

If you checkout the prices, there’s not much difference for Daily Admission Tickets and Two Day – Any Day tickets. For just $25 difference, you’ll get a chance to enjoy one full day and have fun at both, water park and amusement park. And, there are some rides which you will definitely try for two or three times, so one day is not sufficient as per my point of view.

What are some good places to stay near Cedar Point, Sandusky, Ohio?

There are numerous small hotels, 5-star hotels, motels and lodges available near Cedar Point Amusement Park. Depending on your budget, you can book anything which is convenient for you. You are going to be there for only one night, and at the end of your first day, you are going to be so tired that you are gonna fall asleep right when you fall on bed. So, don’t think much and book anything cheaper.

For us, we went for one motel which allowed 6 people to stay in one room and it costed us around 100 USD for one night. This was the cheapest we could find.

Are there any coupons for Cedar Point Season Passes?

I am not sure about the coupons, but, one of my friend’s friend was living and working in USA and his company was providing 10% employee discount for the Cedar Point Amusement Park. We made good use of his extra benefits and made him purchase the tickets on behalf of us. The discount made us the amount we used for gas to travel there and come back. Great saving on Cedar Point Season Passes!

How is the Parking at Cedar Point Amusement Park?

Be mindful that there’s no free parking at Cedar Point. You need to pay extra for the parking. There are variety of parking options available depending upon how close you wanna park the vehicle from the gate. I would recommend you to go with the cheapest option as there’s not much to walk. It’s all marketing strategy to drag the visitors for the premium parking option. I repeat, go with the cheapest option. You are not supposed to walk much from wherever they make you to park your vehicle!

The other thing which might help you is, if you purchase the parking pass from their website, you will receive $5 off on regular price. You can literally purchase the parking pass online in-front of them at the gate and save $5. For two days, that will account to $10.

 How should you plan the two days at Cedar Point?

As per my suggestion, the first day should be at Cedar Point Amusement Park. The only reason is, you feel more tired after trying the rides at Water Park. The water rides consumes more energy than the thriller roller coaster rides and you certainly don’t wanna be totally tired on your second day, right?

For us, we went something like this:

The whole first day: Cedar Point Amusement Park

The first-half of the second day: Cedar Point Shores

The second-half of the second day: Back to Cedar Point Amusement Park

The straightforward reason is, the Cedar Point Shores is not that big and it’s mainly for kids. If you are there with family, you can reciprocate our plan. That means, only half day at Cedar Point Amusement Park and the other one and half day at Cedar Point Shores (the Water Park).

Around at the end of the second day, when the sun was about to set, we went to the cedar point beach to have some beach-fun, which is accessible from the amusement park. The beach is recommended to get some good photographs having either beach in the background or the park itself.

Let me walk you through the full itinerary of our visit to Cedar Point Amusement Park.

Day 1: Cedar Point Amusement Park – Thrilling Roller Coaster Rides

I & my friends were all set to leave for the most amazing two days of our lives at Cedar Point, Ohio.

Let’s pose and click first before we leave.

Cedar Point Amusement Park - Day 1

It was two and a half hour drive from our place to Cedar Point Amusement Park, Ohio. After considering the immigration check at border, we were counting for nearly 3 to 4 hours.

We left early in the morning so that we can make most out of our first day at Cedar Point Amusement Park. The park opens at around 10 AM and we wanted to be on time to try out each and every rides.

We reached our hotel around 9 AM and checked in for the day. The staff was good enough to check us in before the mentioned time without charging any additional fees.

We were not in mood to check out our room and right after checking in, we went to the amusement park with our luggage.

Here we are at Cedar Point Amusement Park on our first day.

Cedar Point Amusement Park

We got the stamps on our hand and we were all set to try out the most thrilling rides on the planet. With excitement overflowing from our mind, we started with the Raptor.

After that, we have got the map of the Cedar Point Amusement Park from the information center and started checking for the most thrilling rides by the star ratings.

The more the stars, the more thrilling would be the ride.

We wanted to check off all the rides with having 5 stars first before we go for other rides.

One by one, we tried all the rides and made list of few rides to try second time. We tried some rides for even three or four times.

The Cedar Point Amusement Park is planned in such a way to provide the ultimate level of thrilling experience to its visitors.

Let me present you with the rankings of the Cedar Point Amusement Park Rides:

Ranks for the Cedar Point Rides:

  1. Valravan
  2. Top Thrill Dragstor
  3. Millennium Force
  4. Raptor
  5. Maverick
  6. Wicked Twister
  7. Magnum XL-200
  8. Gatekeeper

The Cedar Point Amusement park has some rides with having world records.

After trying all the rides at Cedar Point Amusement Park, we were ready to call it a day and head back to our hotel.

Here are some sneak peaks from our hotel.

Hotels near Cedar Point Ohio

There was swimming pool with hot water which allowed us to feel refreshed after having an amazing time at Cedar Point Amusement Park and feeling tired.

Hotels to stay for a night near Cedar Point Ohio

After spending around an hour and half at swimming pool, we were all set to call it a night.

Day 2: Cedar Point Shores Waterpark and back to Cedar Point Amusement Park again

We all woke up around 10 AM, the time when the Cedar Point Shores open.

We were supposed to checkout from our hotel as it was going to be late by the time we finish our day at Cedar Point Amusement Park.

We put on our swim-wear and again, we were all set to rock at Cedar Point Shores.

Cedar Point Shores Waterpark

While the Cedar Point Waterpark is not that big, there are some rides to not miss-out and try for more than once.

We started off with the Waves. It was fun to experience the waves and get accustomed with the water for the rest of the day.

We spent considerable amount of time with waves by shooting some underwater videos and photos. It allowed me to get one nice underwater cover photo for my Facebook profile. (Check it out: Unnit Metaliya – Facebook)

Around 2 PM, we were hungry like anything and we tried Subway as there were not many vegetarian options available with other restaurants.

After that, we all tried Ice-Cream to feel bit relaxed and were all set to go back to Cedar Point Amusement Park again to ride on our favorite rides from yesterday.

We rushed for Valravn first and then to Top Thrill Dragstor only to find out that it was closed for day due to weather. That was the only regret we carried with us from our visit to Cedar Point.

We tried couple other rides second or third time and few others which we missed on yesterday.

Around evening, still not being satisfied with the rides, we left the park for the accessible Cedar Point beach with heavy heart.

None of the Cedar Point rides disappointed us and we all had the most amazing two days of our lives there.

Some useful tips to keep in mind before you visit the fabulous Cedar Point Amusement Park:

  • Go in even number of friends as you’ll have to share the sit with one person in most of the rides
  • Don’t forget the sun-screen lotion
  • Get the extra pair of sun-glasses.
  • Don’t wear the glasses while being on ride
  • Visit the amusement park on first day and the shores on second
  • If you are going on weekdays, there’s no need to get VIP tickets as it won’t take much to have your turn
  • Start off with the most thrilling rides first as those are always rushed with people

I hope you found this post about the Cedar Point Amusement Park in Ohio helpful.

Have fun!

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Traveling from India to Canada – Documenting the Whole Journey

I am here to document my whole journey of travelling from India to Canada. I will be sharing the experiences I had on board, my initial days in Canada, the last days in India and things alike.

Anyway, it’s been a while since I posted. So, how are you? All Good?

Folks! I seriously didn’t know that people are these crazy to read my posts here on my site. Yes, it’s been a while since I posted my last post and you will not believe that I have received 17 calls, 33 text messages, 64 WhatsApp messages, 98 Facebook ones, 23 eMails and 7 postcards, asking about when’s my next post coming?

Ok. Yeah I know I should stop here. Apparently, nothing like that has happened! But, I wish it would have, though. 🙂

However, I did receive few messages from my good friends who are regular(or only?) readers of this site asking why did I stop? Well, I haven’t. It’s just I wasn’t getting proper time to open the dashboard and draft as awesome post as the previous ones.

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First of all, I apologize for not writing lately. It’s tough, and life becomes busy when you migrate from one country to another. Well, at least for the first few months. So my reason for not posting is quite straightforward. I was just like that. Super Busy! Adjusting myself to this new world. A new world 12,526 km far from my home. Far from family, friends, favorite food, my bike, my dog and countless other things.

So how did it go?

Well, it all started with getting the farewell from best friends at my home and bidding byes to them. Sharing emotions and mesmerizing the memories which have been made and getting lost in thoughts when will be the next time to meet like this. Or to say, whether we will even meet like this or not! You know what? We will. For sure.

After that, I, my Brother, Mom, and Dad left for Bombay for flight in a car. We have decided to go to our temple before we leave Surat. My best buddies came there with me. They stayed with me as long as they could and for as much time as they could. I really appreciate that. Shital, Zeal, Akshay, Sohil, Rishi! Love you guys! ♥

We left way too earlier because we wanted to reach airport safely and calmly. Chilled at Dhabas and stalls on the highway and enjoyed the scenery and routes. After having fantastic dinner in airport’s garden cafeteria, it was time to say a final bye.

Our group was huge who was going to come to Canada, and most of us were having same flight. So it wasn’t a hurdle for us, and none of us felt alone or scared as all of us were excited about our journey. After all, we have worked our ass off to get that red stamp in our passports. We met each other at the airport and went for checking-in together. Pretty much excited! No one was emotional. Nothing. God! People cry like babies at airports, and it can happen to anyone who is traveling solo and leaving their own emotional world for whole new life. Luckily for us, it wasn’t a case! It went buttery smooth!

And perhaps, I was the only one whose seat wasn’t confirmed as I booked my flight bit late than my other friends. So, I asked for a window seat to the desk manager, but he denied. However, if you haven’t read my Business Class Story, then you should read it.

Read: Travelling in Business Class from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Toronto, Canada

There were total three flights to change. Mumbai to Amsterdam, Amsterdam to Toronto and Toronto to Windsor.

I was given an aisle seat in the mid-section of a plane. Getting on a plane was an experience on its own. You enter into the plane and you see people from different parts of the world. I went to my seat and took a look here and there. I wished it would have been good if I had a window seat. However, it would have been of no use as the first flight had night time till Amsterdam. From Amsterdam to Toronto it was going to be the full day. I was worried about that.

The food in the flight was total junk. It tastes like….nothing! Seriously nothing! After trying one wrap, I kept drinking soft drinks. That’s it! Played with monitor we get in front of our seat. Then I was deadly bored. I went to the washroom. There was a short waiting queue. I met two awesome people who were also feeling bored like me. We started some casual chit chat. It started getting better. Topics we were talking were interesting and business related. One guy was a student who was coming here in Canada for fashion designing, and the other elder person was a citizen of US. He was from Michigan, USA. Our talk continued for an hour, and after a while, that fashion designing guy started feeling sleepy and went back to his seat. However, the other guy and I stayed for little more. He was a successful businessman and was sharing his stories of setting up businesses and buying properties here and there. His purpose of visiting India was to purchase a property in Banglore. Listening to his stories was interesting. We exchanged numbers and still are in touch with each other at this moment.

I went back to my seat and slept for few hours. I woke up and captain announced that Amsterdam is going to come in a while. Once we departed, the Amsterdam felt like heaven. It was beautiful. Our group got gathered again at the airport and went for check-in. One interesting thing I noticed at Amsterdam airport was that it has got some signboards in the Hindi language. Amazing, eh?

It was 4 hours layover in Amsterdam. We wandered perhaps every single corner of Amsterdam airport. We sat in the lounge and ate the snack, we brought with us. Biscuits, Thepla, Mamra, Chakri! 😆 . Thanks to junk given in first flight!

To say, it was my first international flying experience but, I have heard and read many airport hacks on the internet. A thought struck in my mind that I should go to Jet Airways desk and ask whether any Window seat is available or not. And guess what? She replied affirmatively and told me that yes, there’s one seat which got canceled and gave me new boarding pass which had a window seat.

We boarded the flight and then……. for this part, you should read this: How Luck Plays With You (tl;dr – I got upgraded to Business Class 😉 )

I did not sleep even for a second in my Amsterdam to Toronto flight. Stayed busy experiencing the business class in my first ever international flight! 😉

It did not take too much for Toronto to come. Watching the snowy cities from the top was amazingly wonderful and entrancing. It gives you goosebumps and thought that, now it is it, finally the land we dreamed of since long long time has come. You just can’t hold yourself to come out and see the other awesome part of the country.

At Toronto, we were supposed to re-checking in our bags as the airline company was going to change for Toronto to Windsor flight. While checking out we were supposed to take our bags from the ramp and take it to the other department in a trolly. We have clicked many pictures at the airport with luggage as all of us were pretty much excited about our arrival.

That was it! The whole journey! I was writing these post and was trying to complete it since many days. Almost, a month! Now, I think I should hit publish so that I can write more posts later.

It would be hard to write what happened in first few days here in Canada. That being the reason, I will post few pictures which I have clicked in my last days in India, during my journey and initial days in Canada. You can have a look.

In my initial days, I was just crazy about clicking photos. I was mainly clicking photos so that I can send it to my family and friends. And well, post here on my site. 😆

The last family photo before leaving…..Emotions! 🙂

Miss you all guys….very much. 🙂

Shopping – Packing – A headache! 😳

Surprise Farewell Gift from an awesome friend of mine. Follow him if you love Cricket. (Facebook – Umang Pabari)

At Bombay Airport. Trying to swag up in front of the plane I was about to catch!

At Amsterdam Airport..

Top view of Amsterdam.

When you get treated like a Chairman in business class. “Apple Juice” & Nuts. 😀

Again, trying to swag up in Business Class :-P

I am not sure, but, it’s Greenland I guess!

The arrival of Toronto. Snow was fallen exactly a day before we landed. Lucky enough to see this scene. 😀

Checking-out at Toronto Airport.

Waiting for next flight and roaming around at Toronto Airport.

Night View of Toronto. (Thinking in mind about coming back here very soon.)

Finally, at Windsor Airport. It was cold as f-%k! Too Cold! Freezing Cold!

First ever meal in Canada. “THE” Maggie!

Exploring my University. The University of Windsor. 🙂

 

The Giant Pizza! 

In front of our house.

First Grocery Shopping.

Night View of Ambassador Bridge (A Bridge to USA).

Night View of Detroit City, Michigan, USA

Heading towards Toronto to have fun on Christmas and New Year. 😀

Dundas Square – Toronto (a mini Times Square – New York)

Nathan Phillips Square – T.O.R.O.N.T.O

It was cold as Pluck (*f) on that day. I will never forget that night. Wind & Cold! Oh! God!!

C N Tower Toronto. Take a careful look. I am there. 😀

Went to Mississauga for shopping at Square One Mall – The Biggest Mall in Ontario.

Giant Christmas Tree at Square One Shopping Center

Some Shopping on Boxing Day 😀

Visiting Niagara Falls with friends.

Siting in Tesla Model S.

Experiencing Subway Trains in Toronto (Left: Jaydeep. Right: Chirag) 🙂

Ice Skating at Harbourfront Centre, Toronto

C.N Tower again. Cold on that day will not be forgotten for a lifetime. 🙄

Visiting the largest Casino in Canada. Fallsview Casino, Niagara

 

Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Toronto at Nathan Phillips Square

 >> Toronto Trip ends here. We came back to Windsor. <<

First ever self-prepared lunch box for work. 🙂

Team Cooking at house! It’s fun everyday. 😀

My Room 🙄

Men in Black Winter Jackets 😛

Atmosphere!

My Department 🙂

Random Wandering in the City, Windsor

All of we roommates are photography lovers. We would do anything to get a perfect click. 🙄

(Model (Vishal) – Bending down to adjust height.
Chirag: Shading lights on the face.
Kunal: Clicking.
Me: Shooting behind the scenes. 😛 )

Playing Pool at University

Playing Table Tennis at University

Library of University of Windsor

Starbucks!

I hope you enjoyed reading this post. I feel a great sense of relief after finally completing this post. It was in my draft for almost two months. I wasn’t getting proper time to write it up. I finally did it after 130 days of landing here.

There were many people without whom, I couldn’t be here in Canada. I feel great to express my gratitude for the people who helped me directly or indirectly.

My last days in India were the days which I will never forget in all of my births. They were simply wonderful. The love and support I got from my friends and family were superbly amazing. I can write on and on about those days, but I would like to stop here.

In case, you are planning to study in Canada and need any sort of help. Don’t hesitate to hit me up. I will try my best to help you out.

Travelling in Business Class from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Toronto, Canada

After lots of searching and planning, I decided to go with Jet Airways as many of my friends had booked flight with Jet Airways. I was advised that there’s no need to book the Window seat as they give it away on request while checking in at airport.

I went to Bombay Airport 4 hours prior to my flight time just to get a Window seat. While checking in they denied and said that it’s not available! Gave me an aisle one. I became sad! 

After reaching Amsterdam where the flight had a layover, I went to Jet Airways desk and asked for a favor to update my boarding pass to Window seat if it’s available! She gave me 18K seat number as it showed available in their system or whatever!

She took my old boarding pass and gave me new updated one!

I was like…. Yessss! Finally got the window seat and now I will enjoy the scenery and will be able to see the snow in Greenland!

I became happy! I was on cloud 9.

Boarded the flight and sat on my seat. After a while, one couple arrived. Lady told me that you are seating on our seat. I was like what!!! She asked me to check my boarding pass and same did I.

Both of us were having 18K seat number. I experienced the ultimate level of sadness thinking that it’s gone again! Back to ground from cloud 9.

We told our issue to the Air Hostess and she took both of ours boarding passes and went to crew manager.

She came back running and informed me that, Congratulations, Sir!! YOU GOT UPGRADED TO THE BUSINESS CLASS…!! Sorry for the inconvenience as there were some seat duplication issues!

I was like OH MY HEAVENS!

Is there anything above than the cloud 9?

I literally shouted out of excitement, ‘Oh Really!! That’s like a dream come true!!’ and all the other passengers busted into laughter. 😀

And, if you are traveling into business class they won’t even let you transfer your luggage. They do it for you even if you insist them not to do so. But still, I was human enough to help her and carried one bag.

Here are some insights of the Business Class in Jet Airways.

Dessert in Jet Airways Business Class
Dessert in Jet Airways Business Class
Hot Chocolate in Jet Airways Business Class Flight
Hot Chocolate in Jet Airways Business Class Flight
Salad in Jet Airways Business Class Flight
Salad in Jet Airways Business Class Flight
Apple Juice and Nuts in Business Class - Jet Airways
Apple Juice and Nuts in Business Class – Jet Airways
Indian Pav Bhaji in Jet Airways Business Class Flight
Indian Pav Bhaji in Jet Airways Business Class Flight
Lunch in Business Class Flight - Jet Airways
Lunch in Business Class Flight – Jet Airways
Room or a Seat- Jet Airways Business Class
Room or a Seat?
Window Seat - Business Class - Jet Airways Flight
… and the Window Seat. Finally got it!

Got treated like a chairman in Business Class of Jet Airways! 🙂

So, that was my story of a combination of Sad Luck, Bad Luck, and Awesome Luck!

Memorable Experience!

What a welcome to Canada!

Note: If you want to see the pictures of me enjoying and making most out of Business Class, then, you should check-out my journey post here: Been a while, How are you? Documenting my journey from India to Canada