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Cedar Point

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[[Image:Ohio_-_Cedar_Point_1.jpg|thumb|right|400px|The Magnum XL200 at Cedar Point]]
'''Cedar Point Amusement Park''' [http://cedarpoint.com] is a 364-acre [[amusement]] park in [[Sandusky]], [[Ohio]] on one of the [[North Coast Beaches]] overlooking Lake Erie. It is often billed as the "Worlds Largest Amusement Park", and draws visitors from throughout Ohio and surrounding states. It was voted the best amusement park in the world in 2008 by Amusement Today[http://www.amusementtoday.com] for the eleventh year in a row
==Understand==
Cedar Point is one of the oldest continuously operating amusement parks, having begun in the year 1870 as a beach resort on the shore of Lake Erie. Today it covers 364 acres and is home to some of the tallest, fastest rides in the world including '''Top Thrill Dragster''' and '''Millenium Force''' which are considered by many to be the best feeling in the world (make sure you keep your hands up throughout the entire ride). All up it contains more than 75 rides. Without doubt Cedar Point is the best amusement park in the world. It is a '''MUST''' for any serious thrillseeker out there with the second largest number of roller coasters ever found in a single amusement park (17 16 altogether with the opening of Maverick in 2007and second to Six Flags Magic Mountain with 17). Although its primary attraction is the assortment of coasters, the park has rides and other attractions, including kiddie rides, water rides, a traditional arcade, award-winning musical shows, and a PEANUTS-themed ice skating show, etc. The park also offers access to the lovely beach on Lake Erie -- something which has been attracting visitors since its inception.
Two separate attractions are part of Cedar Point but not included in the general admission. '''Soak City''' is an outdoor water park; '''Castaway Bay''' is an elaborate indoor waterpark. '''Challenge Park''' features four attractions: 'Ripcord,' 'Skyscraper,' 'Challenge Racing' go kart tracks, and 'Challenge Golf', a fantasy miniature golf course.
==Admission and Discounts==
Cedar Point's 2008 2011 Admission prices are as follows:[http://www.thepointol.com/cedarpoint/discounttickets]
*'''Cedar Point Funday''' ''Ages 3-61, 48" and taller.'' '''$4247.9599'''
*'''Cedar Point Junior or Senior Funday''' ''Age 3 and older, For guests under 48" tall in shoesOR aged 62 and older.'' '''$1522.9500'''
*'''Cedar Point Senior Funday''' ''Age 62 and over.'' '''$15.95''' *'''Ride & Slide 2-Day''' ''Ages 3-61, 48" and taller. Ride & Slide Ticket will admit one guest to both Cedar Point and Soak City for any two regular season days.'' '''$7178.9599'''
*'''Ride & Slide 2-Day Senioror Junior''' ''Age Aged 62 and over. Ride & Slide Senior Ticket will admit one guest to both Cedar Point and Soak City for any two regular season days.'' '''$33.95''' *'''Ride & Slide 2-Day Junior''' ''Age 3 and over; Older OR under 48" tall. Ride & Slide Junior Senior Ticket will admit one guest to both Cedar Point and Soak City for any two regular season days.'' '''$3339.9599'''
*'''Children''' ''Age 2 and under are admitted '''free''' to Cedar Point and Soak City.''
*'''Cedar Point Starlight''' ''Valid after 5 p.m. when Cedar Point closes at 10 p.m. or later; valid after 4 p.m. when Cedar Point closes earlier than 10 p.m.'' '''$2529.9599'''
*'''Military''' ''Valid ID required. Discount applies only to active or retired military personnel and immediate family members. Must purchase in person, not online.'' '''$3237.0099'''
*'''Daily Parking''' ''Per vehicle.'' ''$10.00 for regularly-sized vehicles, $15.00 for vehicles taking up more than one space''
*'''Season Pass''' ''Valid for unlimited admission during the 2008 2011 season to Cedar Point only '''$109106.9500'''or $69.00 for those under 48" tall or over age 62. For true amusement park fanatics, a "Platinum Pass" is available for '''$150160.00''', valid for unlimited admission to '''all''' Cedar Fair amusement parks and water parks for the entire season with the exception of Star Trek: The Experience. Family Pack pricing is also available.
===Discount Admission===
In addition to the discounts for seniors, combined days, children and military mentioned above, other discounts are available to Cedar Point. [http://www.thepointol.com/cedarpoint/discounttickets] *'''Resort Guests''' Reduced admission prices are available for guests of any of the hotels on the Cedar Point property, see the website for more details.html]
*'''AAA (American Automobile Association) Members''' AAA offices sell discount Cedar Point tickets for their members. These tickets must be bought through an AAA office. Showing an AAA card at the gate will ''not'' get you a discount.
*'''Meijer''' Meijer stores sell discounted one- and two-day tickets.
 
*'''Online Deals''' The cedarpoint.com web site lists several offers available online.
==Get around==
==See==
Roller coasters, rides, water park, Challenge Park, Lake Erie. The Cedar Point blog has confirmed that no new rides are coming New for the 2009 season, but there will be a few in-park improvements on the way as well as a peek at the new Cedar Fair corporate HQ. Some of the updates will include some new signs that are sure to impress around the park, including an LED screen going in at the causeway. A new ride sign for Magnum XL-200 will go up to promote the fact that this will be the ride’s 20th anniversary. The old fountain near Raptor on the midway will also be removed to make way for a new interactive water sprayground area2012 is Dinosaurs Alive! and Luminosity.
==Do==
 
*<do name="Soak City" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""> A water park that cost extra money by Cedar Point. Like Cedar Point, this is owned by Cedar Fair.  
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===Roller Coasters===
* '''Blue Streak''' - ''the'' roller coaster when it was built in 1964; a bit small by current standards but still a fun rideA Classic "Out and Back" wooden coaster.
* '''Cedar Creek Mine Ride''' - a "hybrid" mine train coaster: wood structure with tubular steel rails.
* '''Corkscrew''' - the world's first triple-looping coasterto take riders upsidown 3 times; spans the midway.
* '''Disaster TransportGatekeeper''' - enclosed free-rolling toboggan run.The world's fallest and fastest winged coaster opening in 2013
* '''Gemini''' - two trains run side-by-side for most of the course, one inevitably beating the other. This Coaster also has a wood structure, but Steel-Tublar Tubular Track.
* '''Iron Dragon''' - a suspended coaster.
* '''Wicked Twister''' - the world's only double-twisting impulse coaster and the world's tallest and fastest inverted coaster. This coaster on the beach uses LIMs to launch out of the station five times (forward three times and backward twice), reaching a top speed of 72mph and traveling up two 215-foot-tall twisting towers, each spiraling 145 degrees.
 
* '''Wildcat''' - a wild mouse; cars seat four.
* '''Woodstock Express''' - a "kiddie" coaster that the whole family can ride.
* Snake River Falls
* maXair
* Space Spiral
* Skyhawk
* Thunder Canyon
* Troika
* Sky Ride
*Shoot The Rapids- NEW for 2010* Windseeker
===Children's Areas===
====Planet Snoopy - New for 2008====
* Woodstock’s Whirlybirds
* Snoopy’s Express Railroad
====Challenge Park (Pay/Ride Area; Seperatly Gated)====
*Ripcord (SkyscraperSkycoaster)
*Go-Karts
The city of [[Sandusky]] itself has numerous hotels and motels catering to Cedar Point visitors.
*'''Hotel Breakers''', One Cedar Point Drive, (419) 627-2106, [http://resorts.cedarpoint.com/public/resorts/index.cfm?resort_id=2]. Beautiful Historic, family-friendly turn-of-the-century hotel located adjacent to the park. The location is ideal for visiting Cedar Point, but the rooms are somewhat lacking in cleanliness and in need of renovation, and aren't the greatest value for the money. Features a Perkins and a T.G.I. Fridays within the hotel and an old fashioned creamery.
*'''Breakers Express''', 1201 Cedar Point Drive, (419) 627-2106, [http://resorts.cedarpoint.com/public/resorts/index.cfm?resort_id=1]. A modern, less-expensive alternative to Breakers.
*'''Lighthouse Point''', One Cedar Point Drive, (419) 627-2106, [http://resorts.cedarpoint.com/public/resorts/index.cfm?resort_id=6]. Located at the north end, there are cabins or waterfront cottages.
==Work==
Cedar Point hires over 4000 seasonal employees from all across the US and beyond every year; about 2500 live at Cedar Point itself in employee housing. Actors and musicians in particular can find gainful work in their field (entertainment-related jobs are offered via auditions). While the wages aren't great, the park offers its workers a choice of subsidized dormitory accommodation and meals, as well as a bonus at contract completion, and many opportunities for overtimeextra hours, so it is possible to save quite a bit of money over the course of the summer. With so many young people working there, as well as perks like free access to the park and other special events, Cedar Point can be a fun way to work over the summer.
==Get out==
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