Cedar Point Theme Park Guide for First-Timers (Travel Podcast)

Cedar Point, also known to theme park enthusiasts as the Holy Grail of Amusement Parks, the ultimate thrill seeker’s paradise, and literally the World’s Best Amusement Park!

Today I have a real treat for you— we are going to go over all the first timer tips for Cedar Point!

Listen to the Cedar Point Guide Travel Podcast Episode 12

Today we’ll uncover all the best first-timer tips for Cedar Point such as:

Most Commonly Asked Questions About Cedar Point

Before you head out to the park, let’s go over a few of the top questions I’m asked.

Millennium Force roller coaster at Cedar Point

What are Cedar Point hours?

Cedar Point usually opens at 10:00 a.m. and closes at 10:00 p.m. in the summer months.

How much does it cost to park at Cedar Point?

Parking at Cedar Point is $20.00 for each vehicle, or $30.00 for preferred parking.

Can you leave Cedar Point parking lot and come back the same day?

Yes you can as long as you have your parking receipt handy.

Cedar Point Magnum XL roller coaster view from parking lot

How much does a Cedar Point ticket cost?

Tickets for the season are now available for prices as low as $45 for a single day ticket depending on peak days vs. non-peak days. Prices are subject to change.

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
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

You can view the Day 2 itinerary here!

Can you walk from Hotel Breakers to Cedar Point?

You sure can!

There are two park entrances that will land you directly into Cedar Point within a 5-minute walk. They are:

  • Resort Entrance (near Gemini Midway)
  • Beach Entrance (near Lakeside Midway)

Can you bring water into Cedar Point?

You can bring individual, unopened water bottles, as well as special diet/need items, may be brought into the park.

Beer, wine and liquor are also items that you can not bring into the park.

Ready to plan your theme park trip? Watch the best vacation planning tips on YouTube. Get started here!

Does Cedar Point have water rides?

Yes. Cedar Point currently has two water rides:

  • Snake River Falls
  • Thunder Canyon
FIRST TIMER TIPS FOR CEDAR POINT with people on Steel Vengeance roller coaster.
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Until next time, Happy Park Hopping Hipsters!


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