Every year my family waits in anticipation for our two annual trips to Cedar Point Amusement Park and this year was no exception. The kids were super excited about staying at the newly updated Breakers Hotel that we got to take a tour of just a few weeks earlier at their Media Event. When we arrived to check in we were welcomed with the newly updated lobby with two larger than life carosel horses which leads your eyes to the gorgeous stairway. Nickelodeon was playing on one of the several LCD Flat screen tvs which made check in so easy for me as my kids were distracted while I prepared for our stay. Not only did the hotel get a makeover but the employees seem to get one as well. Welcoming us with smiles, laughs, and eager to make your stay perfect and you can tell it was their priority. The service was as good as any five star hotel out there!
Once we recieved our keys we were on our way to our room. No longer were the hallways furnished with outdated carpets, wallpapers, and random furniture from years past now they were stylish with high quality wallcoverings and beautiful bold carpet. It felt like a cross between an elegant spa and a luxury hotel- I absolutely fell in love with the new decor! It seemed as though the elevators may have been updated with new technology because they zoomed you to your floor within seconds of entering as well. Once we got to our room we were amazed by the crisp fresh room and its new furnishings. It took all my power not to take the chair with me when we left. We were super excited to see that we were staying in one of the "Gatekeeper" rooms as we called it. Each room has been updated with new headboards adorned with amazing photos of Cedar Point famous coasters (our was the Gatekeeper of course), new vibrant bedding, LCD television, and appliances. The rooms were spot on! Gone were the oversized round tables, old televisions, and dark and outdated bedding and in came a room that I didn't want to leave!
Due to the weather we decided to stay on the end of the park that was closest to the Hotel. Our weekend was spent mostly in Camp Snoopy and surrounding areas (although, it wouldn't be a trip to Cedar Point without riding on the train so we made sure that we did our annual train ride) because of the thunderstorms. On a positive the weather did deter a lot of visitors from coming that weekend so we were able to get on each ride we wanted within minutes including the Magnum, Rougaroo, etc. My husband was able to ride the Rougaroo several times a few weeks prior on Media Day and loved it just as much the 10th time as he did the first time. This ride is a must do for anyone attending Cedar Point and will become an instant classic. Hands down the Pipe Screamis my kids and mine favorite ride and we rode it a handful of times but could of rode it a thousand other times if the weather permitted us to do so.
In most cases we would have been pretty upset that the weather was so horrible but that is a perk of having a hotel room. While the storms rolled in we were able to head back to the comfort of our room and have lunch. Once lunch was done we were able to wait out the storms by swimming in the heated indoor pool and play in the arcade at the Breakers. The ability to go back to a comfortable place is worth the extra cost of staying at the park. Even after the storms blew away we knew that another one was coming shortly after thanks to Cedar Points weather alerts throughout the hotel and the park. The kids took it with stride because it gave us an opportunity to check out their new outdoor pool area! The kids loved the new slides, the new water features, and swimming in the nice pool. We spent over an hour just swimming until the next storm came in. We were able to head back to the park for another hour or so before we called it a night around 8 because the storms were just relentless but there it was such a nice view from our room watching the lights of the rides through the rain.
Overall, how can anyone say anything negative about the Rollercoast Capital of the World??? It is probably one of my favorite places if not THE favorite place. I love people watching especially kids riding a ride for the first time or grandparents watching their grandchildren ride for the first time, or a group of teenagers getting off a rollercoaster laughing and revisiting their reactions. It's priceless and I love the memories that Cedar Point have given my family and I look forward to the millions more we will have. You can visit their webpage and purchase tickets here. Take some time to like them on Facebook and follow them onTwitter.