My family and I had the privilege to attend Cedar Points annual Mommy Blogger Event this past weekend and what fun we had! I have been invited the past few years to come and play and review the park but this was the first year where I actually decided to participate in the fun! I am not huge on heights in fact I am terrified of them but this year I decided if my 7 year old can ride these rides so can I!
There honestly is nothing that I don't love about Cedar Point! They have something for everyone and I mean EVERYONE! This year I brought along my Husband, my father in law and my two kiddos (5 & 7) and to put all of this into perspective my five year old is closer in size to a 3 year old and my 7 year old is 54" exactly so I was very concerned that there was going to be an issue on someone being "left out" this year but once again that was not the case!
We arrived on Saturday Morning to check into our hotel and get our park tickets. Check in is not until 4pm but Cedar Point offers an amazing perk which is if your room is not ready when you come they will hold your luggage for you until your room is ready. We arrived at the park a little after noon and we were welcomed with smiles and happy hellos! The line to check in was quick~ I hate to stand in line especially with two excited kids that only have one thing on their mind and that is riding rides NOT standing in long lines! Granted we did have a little problem with checking in because they could not find our reservation which started to become a nightmare until my husband suggested an alternative spelling to our last name (we have A VERY DIFFICULT last name!!) Our reservations were found but then we had a slight issue with our tickets. Those as well could not be found. All in all we spent over an hour tracking down our tickets only to be sent back to our hotel to have them reissue us tickets. In all my years of going to Cedar Point I honestly have never had any issues so this was highly forgivable considering we were there for an event and it was one week after opening weekend that the staff wasn't as trained as they normally are.
Our first stop once we got the tickets was of course to Camp Snoopy! There are so many great rides for both kids in Camp Snoopy! Their favorite is of course the Woodstock Express as well as the Snoopy Bounce House. Which if you ever just need a break and want to sit down I recommend heading to the Snoopy Bounce House and let the kids go! The kids also loved to ride the Jr. Gemini but we had some issues on Sunday with the operators deciding to take an impromptu break for over 20 minutes which caused a lot of parents to become irritated and a lot of confused children who were upset that we were pulling them from the ride because we couldn't wait any longer. We waited it out but found out that the issue was one of the operators wanted to change her shoes?!? REALLY... I was very disappointed to find this out.
Hands down the ride we rode the most out of was the TILT A WHIRL and the MONSTER! To the point of heading back to our hotel sick as a dog from spinning so much! The lines were short and everyone was so happy to be there including the workers!! I love being around people with great enthusiasm it rubs off on others and it gets them excited to be there! We stayed until the park closed and headed back to our room at Hotel Breakers. This is my favorite part of the stay~ not having to drive home!! Cedar Point offers numerous places to stay right at the park or nearby including CAMPING!! LOVE IT! The views are fabulous too butted up right on the beaches of Lake Erie! There is nothing like starting out your morning on the terrace with a cup of coffee watching the waves crash in!
Sunday we stayed for one more day of play but did have to leave early due to a family emergency. We woke up early to take advantage of the early entry for hotel guests. Unfortunately, we had issues with our tickets again so we had to head back to the hotel to get it situated which took up most of our early entry. This was a major bummer for my husband who always uses this time to ride the rides he couldn't get on the day before because of extreme lines. Once we got the ticket problem situated we had just enough time to head to the new and awesome ride THE GATEKEEPER. My husband rode this one alone but loved it!! He couldn't believe how smooth of a ride it was! Almost too smooth because it makes you relax and then boom instant fright! He wished he had more times riding it but the line was very long but well worth the wait!
We had such a great time at Cedar Point that we are already talking about going back again and again this summer! Earlier I told you how I managed to ride a few roller coasters this year myself so drum roll please *~*~*~* I rode the Cork Screw, the Gemini, the Maverick, the Mine Ride and even road on the Ferris Wheel which scared the living life out of me! *~*~*~* My family couldn't be more proud of me!!
If you and your family want to head to the Point watch for a giveaway we will be having in July! We were just notified that Cedar Point is offering free admittance to their park for miltary members the weekend of July 4th.
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