Cedar Point: Is it Weird to Go Solo? NOPE, here’s why…

You may be wondering…is it weird to have a solo trip to Cedar Point? Absolutely not! It’s NEVER WEIRD TO GO SOLO!

Ahh… Cedar Point! The theme park has over 70 rides, 17 roller coasters, a water park, two marinas AND an outdoor sports complex. 

Sounds like the dream? Just wait till you hear all the accolades it’s got!

It held the title of ‘Best Amusement Park’ from Amusement Today for (wait for it, wait for it) SIXTEEN YEARS! 

Not only does it have the ‘Friendliest Park Staff’ award, ‘Cleanest Park’ award and ‘Best Shows’ award, but they also have numerous Golden Ticket awarded rides too!

This right here, folks, is the ULTIMATE theme park. With the power vested in me and on behalf of all ThemeParkHipsters, I pronounce Cedar Point the Adrenaline Junkie Capital of the USA!

*ringing applause* *standing ovations* *people fainting*

And you, my dear solo traveler, are the latest ThemeParkHipster! (Unless you have been here already. In that case, WELCOME BACK!).

As part of your welcome (back) party, I will take you on a personal tour of Cedar Point! Let’s begin!

Cedar Point Valravn Roller Coaster at Dusk. Keep reading for more Cedar Point Solo Travel Tips!

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Why Travel Solo to Cedar Point?

Maybe you had plans with a friend, girlfriend or sibling who backed out last minute and now you’re stuck wondering if you should go to Cedar Point by yourself.

NikkyJ at Cedar Point in Sandusky Ohio with Snoopy

When I first started traveling solo (and boy, was that a long time ago) I was so happy and confident!

Just kidding.

I was utterly terrified…and if I’m being honest, very doubtful I would ever like it.

But here we are years later and I’m telling YOU how amazing it is to be a Solo ThemeParkHipster! I mean, just think of the benefits…

Benefits of Going to Cedar Point Alone

Over the years I’ve become used to traveling to theme parks alone, but I want to show you the reasons why you should consider visiting Cedar Point solo.

Cedar Point Raptor Roller Coaster. Keep reading for more Cedar Point Solo Travel Tips!

1. Do whatever you want– literally!

There’s an incredible sense of independence when you’re exploring the parks by yourself. You can wait in Steel Vengeance’s long line MULTIPLE TIMES without anyone mocking you about how you choose to spend your time at Cedar Point.

Cedar Point Steel Vengeance Roller Coaster Curves. Keep reading for more Cedar Point Solo Travel Tips!

Voting on where you want to go next. Avoiding rides because of a wuss. Or being the wuss and being forced to go. Only going to restaurants everyone likes

Cedar Point Sunny day over Top Thrill Dragster. Keep reading for more Cedar Point Solo Travel Tips!
Top Thrill Dragster Roller Coaster

These are all the things you will never have to endure as a Solo ThemeParkHipster! You have complete autonomy and total control over your decisions!

Plus, you’ll be able to ride more rides on your solo Cedar Point trip.

2. Calling parties of one or two to fill a spot on the ride!

Cedar Point lines can get LONG, don’t despair!

Most park staff call out to parties of one or two to fill up the ride. And YOU, my friend, may be the chosen one!

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3. Become a better problem solver

With the solo experience you gain the advantage of becoming a better problem solver. Because it’s just you on this vacation path, you will have to come up with plan A, plan B, and plan C for some of the theme park events.

Cedar Point Wind Seeker Amusement Park Ride. Keep reading for more Cedar Point Solo Travel Tips!

When you’re with a group of people you may have many different opinions or solutions to problems that arise. However, when it’s just you, you become the sole problem solver.

4. Social Anxiety, begone!

People often think that going to theme parks by yourself is nerve-wracking and downright WEIRD. And it can be.

Cedar Point Sunrise over Gatekeeper roller coaster. Keep reading for more Cedar Point Solo Travel Tips!

But the moment you realize that you’re basically invisible in this huge crowd of people, your social anxiety starts to get better.

HalloWeekends amusement park rides MaXair

You are completely inconspicuous and don’t have to talk to a soul (no one is even paying attention to you). My little introvert heart is soaring.

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5. Opportunity to grow as a person

Now, I don’t mean to be cheesy. BUT you can see some serious character development in yourself after you’ve been on your first solo trip.

Cedar Point Raptor Roller Coaster at Dusk. Keep reading for more Cedar Point Solo Travel Tips!

You will feel empowered and strong. You will believe you can do anything. And guess what, you really can!

Tell me that doesn’t sound awesome!

And yes, I know there’s this nagging voice in your head going, “But, what will everyone think?” I had it in my head too…until I started having way too much fun to bother listening to it.

Solo theme park adventures are all about being independent, finding yourself, testing your limits and of course, forging unforgettable friendships. Don’t let anyone (even yourself) tell you that it’s not worth it!

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6. Meet Incredible Solo ThemeParkHipsters

Since traveling to the parks alone I’ve noticed that I’ve become more confident in introducing myself to new people. It gives me a chance to truly be myself, since I am in my zone.

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Going solo can be quite a relaxing experience with the opportunity to meet new people while waiting in line to chat about your roller coaster passion.

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7. Create Whatever Type of Day You Want

You can make it a foodie tour day, a day of watching shows, or maybe a day of riding all of the Cedar Point roller coasters. You could even make it a day of just enjoying a nice beverage and people watch.

Cedar Point Maverick Roller Coaster Zooming By. Keep reading for more Cedar Point Solo Travel Tips!
Maverick Roller Coaster

The world (or at least this Ohio amusement park) is truly your oyster!

What to Expect at Cedar Point

Now that you know all of the benefits of going to Cedar Point solo, let’s go through what you can expect at the park on your trip.

Cedar Point Wooden Roller Coaster at Dusk

Cedar Point Planning Guide

Now as we have established before, Cedar Point has 70 different rides. That’s right! SEVENTY!

Of course, trying to do all of them in one day is complete insanity. But if you have a good three days to properly explore Cedar Point, you NEED to go on all these rides (maybe not the kiddy ones though)!

Can you do Cedar Point in one day?

You can if you are intense about your game plan and possibly have the Cedar Point Fast Lane Pass.

Cedar Point Sunrise over Raptor Roller Coaster Loop. Keep reading for more Cedar Point Solo Travel Tips!
Raptor Roller Coaster

However, there’s so much to see and do inside of top American theme park, that you’ll need at least two days.

Cedar Point Day One Itinerary:
  • Ride Steel Vengeance
  • Conquer Maverick
  • Ride Millennium Force
  • Hop on the Gemini
  • Scream your head off on Top Thrill Dragster
  • Ride Magnum XL-200
  • Conquer Cedar Creek Mine Ride
  • Ride the Skyhawk
  • Hop on the Wave Swinger
  • Get wet on Snake River Falls
  • Enjoy Antique Cars
  • Have Lunch at Miss Keat’s Smokehouse
  • Explore Frontiertown
  • Visit Town Hall Museum
  • Ride Thunder Canyon
  • Conquer Pipe Scream
  • Ride the Corkscrew
  • Experience the Power Tower
  • Have a Snack
  • Watch a show in Frontiertown
  • Redo any rides you missed in Frontiertown or Gemini Midway
  • Relax and take last minute photos

As you can see, on day one we’re focusing on the top half of the park: Frontiertown and Gemini Midway.

In order to make the most of your time and money, I recommend staying on site at Breakers Hotel.

Cedar Point Map 2022 and 2023

This will allow you to get early park access and help you conquer many of the must do rides before Cedar Point opens.

Day Two Cedar Point Itinerary:
  • Ride Gatekeeper
  • Conquer Valravn
  • Ride Raptor
  • Hop on Rougarou
  • Experience the Iron Dragon
  • Ride Blue Streak
  • Conquer maXair
  • Enjoy the WindSeeker
  • Scream your head off on Wicked Twister
  • Have Lunch at Melt Bar & Grill
  • Watch a Show in Main Midway
  • Ride Sky Ride
  • Grab a snack
  • CP&LE Railroad and tour the beautiful Cedar Point theme park
  • Get off train and redo any of your favorite rides

Cedar Point Best Rides For Your Solo Trip

But we all know that’s not what you’re here for! You want to hear about seventeen of the world’s most thrilling and high-quality roller coasters.

Steel Vengeance Roller Coaster Cedar Point. Keep reading for more Cedar Point Solo Travel Tips!

Let’s talk about the Maverick, Top Thrill Dragster, Millennium Force, Valravn, Steel Vengeance and all these cool-sounding roller coasters!

1. Steel Vengeance

This giant contraption that seems to have been sculpted by Vulcan (the God of the Forges) himself. It birthed a whole new appreciation and discovery of the Hyper-Hybrid roller coasters.

Steel Vengeance Roller Coaster Cedar Point Entrance

You’ll scream to the top of your lungs going at 74 miles per hour (mph) on this mammoth of a roller coaster.

This roller coaster makes 2 minutes and 30 seconds seem like an eternity with Cedar Point’s signature 90-degree drop, followed by more inversions, twists and rolls you can count.

2. Maverick

You’ll scream to the top of your lungs going at 74 mph on this mammoth of a roller coaster.

This roller coaster makes 2 minutes and 30 seconds seem like an eternity with Cedar Point’s signature 90-degree drop, followed by more inversions, twists and rolls you can count.

Maverick Roller Coaster Cedar Point

As you can see, they are all awesome– no one makes roller coasters like Cedar Point. NO ONE. If you want a complete guide on Cedar Point’s roller coasters, check out this article!

3. Top Thrill Dragster

Although it lasts for only 17 seconds, Top Thrill Dragster is definitely worth the hour-long (more during peak times) wait.

Cedar Point NikkyJ on grassy lawn next to Top Thrill Dragster. Keep reading for more Cedar Point Solo Travel Tips!
Relaxing on the grass after a ride on Top Thrill Dragster!

The layout of the ride is quite simple: you go straight up a whopping 420 feet in the air and then you come down from it… at 90 degrees.. 

Cedar Point Top Thrill Dragster Sign
Top Thrill Dragster Roller Coaster

4. Millennium Force

The Millennium Force was voted onto the list of the Best Steel Roller Coasters in the World. That alone sets the bar really high in terms of the expectations of Cedar Point thrill-seekers.

Cedar Point Sunrise over Millennium Force. Keep reading for more Cedar Point Solo Travel Tips!

But if it is the thrill that you seek, don’t worry! Millennium Force won’t let you down.

Cedar Point Millennium Force going up lift hill

At 310 feet tall, this gigantic monster of steel led to the coining of the term ‘giga-coaster’.

5. Valravn

Not only is this a very familiar name to those who read my blog often, but it is also an all-time Cedar Point favorite. In the past, it has been named (cue the music) the tallest, longest and fastest dive roller coaster in the United States!

Valravn Cedar Point Roller Coaster
Valravn Cedar Point

For this one, Cedar Point dreamt big, and then made sure it all came through. When it was revealed to the public in 2016, Valravn rightfully seized numerous world records for height, speed and length.

The Shows at Cedar Point

No theme park is quite complete without live shows that entertain you as you move from ride to ride. 

But Cedar Point completely outshines all other theme parks (except maybe Disney, Universal and Singapore Zoo– don’t ask).

Grab a list of showtimes as you enter, and you will not be sorry!

The Cedar Point Food

There are all the usual culprits at Cedar Point– Panda Express, Chick-Fil-A and so on. But what really stands out is the frozen yogurt! Oh and the fries, and the ice cream!

Cedar Point Chick fil A restaurant

Okay, I’m bad at this.

PINKS Hot Dogs

All food is good food (but especially Toft’s ice cream and PINKS Hotdogs– what legends!)

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The Beach at Cedar Point

While exploring Cedar Point, there’s one thing you should not forget– the beach.

Cedar Point Sunrise over Lake Eerie and Hotel Breakers

While Cedar Point has its own waterpark– Cedar Point Shores Waterpark, you may also want to walk along the beach at sunset to finish off your solo trip adventure!

Cedar Point NikkyJ in front of Lake Eerie at Hotel Breakers. Keep reading for more Cedar Point Solo Travel Tips!

5 Easy Cedar Point Tips for Your First Solo Trip

Let’s go through a few tips to remember for your trip to Cedar Point by yourself.

Cedar Point Raptor Roller Coaster Twist and Turns in front of Food Trucks. Keep reading for more Cedar Point Solo Travel Tips!
Raptor Roller Coaster

1. Download the Park App

Park maps, ride wait times, exclusive offers and even directions to your car– these are all things that the Cedar Park App will provide!

Cedar Point Magnum XL roller coaster view from parking lot

Download it and mark my words, you will have an even more awesome day at the park!

2. Choose comfort over style

While it may be tempting to wear your cutest dress or coolest (and expensive) shoes, don’t. You are here to have the time of your life– ride a number of roller coasters, meet a bunch of new people and explore hidden corners of the park.

Be prepared to get sweaty, wet and dirty– with comfy clothes!

3. Arrive before the park opens

Yes, folks, there is a way to do theme parks correctly. And that starts with showing up at the gates even before the park opens.

Cedar Point Sunrising over Ferris Wheel and Gatekeeper. Keep reading for more Cedar Point Solo Travel Tips!

There’s a reason for this: When you are one of the first few entering the gates, you can literally have your pick of rides!

Cedar Point Maxair Swing

Choose your favorite ride with the longest wait time and waltz right in!                      

4. Start at the back of the park

Another hot tip? Start your adventure from the back of the park. This way, while everyone is distracted by the shiny things in front, you can have most of the big rides at the back to yourself!

Cedar Point Windseeker Swing

5. Buy tickets and parking before your visit

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you KNOW how much I love planning. And no matter how many times my partner sighs when I draw up yet another plan for date night, I will not stop.

cedar point Gatekeeper roller coaster
GateKeeper at Cedar Point

And that’s because planning your trip ensures that you get everything your want done, DONE.

Oh, and you also can get tickets and parking for cheap if you plan beforehand!

What to Know Before You Go to Cedar Point

Now let’s go through a few of the most commonly asked questions for your solo trip to Cedar Point.

Cedar Point Power Tower behind Corkscrew roller coaster

Is Cedar Point open in 2022?

Cedar Point’s opening day is May 7, 2022 and will conclude the season on October 30, 2022! So, you have plenty of time to conquer some of the BEST roller coasters in the country.

How much does it cost to get into Cedar Point?

The daily entry starts at $45. However, depending on how long you want to explore it, you can also get a Season Pass which gives you unlimited visits that season. This pass starts at $99.

Does Cedar Point have a Single Rider Line?

Unfortunately, the Single Rider Lines that were once there have now been turned into Fastlane Lines.

Cedar Point Top Thrill Dragster Launch with Mantis or Rougarou in the background

At the time of writing this guide, there are no special lines for single riders. However, when you get closer to boarding the ride, the park Team Members often ask for single riders to fill in empty spots.

What is the best day to visit Cedar Point?

Monday and Tuesday are hands down the best days to visit Cedar Point. Most people have work or school so there won’t be a trace of those huge weekend crowds.

Cedar Point Gemini wooden roller coaster. Keep reading for more Cedar Point Solo Travel Tips!

But mind you, there may be other people with the same idea as you so don’t expect to have the park to yourself.

What time does Cedar Point open?

Cedar Point’s opening times depend largely on the day and whether there are any festivals or events lined up. Usually, Cedar Point’s opening times are 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. during the peak season.

Cedar Point welcome sign at entrance with line for parking

Can you ride all the rides in Cedar Point in one day?

There are a whopping 70 rides in Cedar Point so trying to ride all of them in one day is completely insane. BUT you can try a hand at riding all the 17 roller coasters Cedar Point has to offer!

Cedar Point Gemini Wooden Roller Coaster next to kid rides

Can I bring snacks and water to Cedar Point?

Sadly no, you do have to depend on overpriced park food for sustenance. However, you may bring in unopened water bottles. They do make an exception for people with special dietary requirements.

Cedar Point Melt Bar and Grill with chicken sandwich

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And there you have it! Everything You Need to Know About Your Solo Cedar Point Trip.

Remember to get out there and just do it! If you continue to wait on others, you’ll miss out on a lot of fun and memorable things in life.

Cedar Point Power Tower behind Corkscrew roller coaster. Keep reading for more Cedar Point Solo Travel Tips!

Be sure to do a bit of historical research of the park and the coasters. This will make your solo trip to Cedar Point so much better as the park is over 150 years old.

You are now officially up to speed with EVERYTHING you need to know while going solo at Cedar Point! And I’m sure you have tons of questions!

Cedar Point Solo Trip Is it weird

Would you go to Cedar Point ALONE? Fire away in the comments section because I can talk about theme parks ALL DAY!

Until next time, Happy Park Hopping Hipsters!

UP NEXT: Valravn at Cedar Point is ONE Roller Coaster You Don’t Want to Miss!

(Original Article Date: July 5, 2021/Updated on May 25, 2022)

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