Cedar Point for the First Time

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Cedar Point for the First Time

Post by Spencerman » Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:00 am

Next Tuesday and Wednesday my dad and I will be at Cedar Point for the first time, and I was wondering if you guys had any tips for the two days. We have early entry, so my initial thought is to hit Steel Vengeance first, then probably Maverick, Millennium Force, and maybe Valravn, and then head for Top Thrill Dragster once the park opens. If any of you have other ideas, I'm all ears! I'm open to any other suggestions you all might have as well!

I'm also wondering how Cedar Point compares to Kings Island and Valleyfair, as those are the only other Cedar Fair parks I've been to. I love the charm of Kings Island, but don't really care for the feel of Valleyfair too well, so I was wondering where Cedar Point lies between the two.

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Re: Cedar Point for the First Time

Post by bratman » Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:02 pm

There is charm in the Frontier area. Mostly, its a collection of roller coasters. Definitely head straight to Steel Vengeance, and be there before the early entry. Its a long walk back, unless you park in the waterpark parking.

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Re: Cedar Point for the First Time

Post by Spencerman » Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:03 pm

Okay, that's what I was thinking it'd be like. Thanks Paul! We decided to stay at the Breakers so we can use the entrance by Magnum and hopefully get ahead of the crowd that way.

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Re: Cedar Point for the First Time

Post by Paul Drabek » Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:06 pm

Steel Vengance and TTD early. Also make sure to spend some serious time on the Blue Streak. It is a classic.
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Re: Cedar Point for the First Time

Post by Spencerman » Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:44 am

My dad and I loved this park. I think of it as a cross between Silver Dollar City and Kings Island, with a little bit of Indiana Beach, being on the lake and all. We were lucky enough on Tuesday to have a forecasted 70% chance of rain, but not being hit by it at all, which caused everything to be a walk on except Steel Vengeance and Maverick. Wednesday was busier and sunnier, but still enjoyable.

We rode SV, MF, TTD, Blue Streak, Magnum, Maverick, and the train twice, and Cedar Downs four or five times because my dad loves it. Maverick was my favorite, and MF was my dad's favorite. Steel Vengeance is great, and the best RMC we've been on, just as expected. The big surprise for me was how great Magnum and Blue Streak were, especially in the back seat. Overall, this park surprised us both with its charm, and is now the second favorite park for both of us, following Silver Dollar City.

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