Photo Courtesy of Cedar Point, Sandusky, Ohio

Families will love:

  • Roller Coaster Capital of the World
  • Large selection of onsite dining options
  • Four resort hotels with added perks

Originally opened in 1870, Cedar Point prides itself on being "a worldwide vacation destination for all ages." And with so many offerings, it's not hard to see why. There's the 364-acre amusement park, an outdoor water park, an outdoor activity complex, beach, water sports and a full schedule of live shows. In addition, there are numerous dining options and four resort ... more
Originally opened in 1870, Cedar Point prides itself on being "a worldwide vacation destination for all ages." And with so many offerings, it's not hard to see why. There's the 364-acre amusement park, an outdoor water park, an outdoor activity complex, beach, water sports and a full schedule of live shows. In addition, there are numerous dining options and four resort hotels, plus an RV facility with cottages and cabins. Simply put, this is a one-stop family entertainment destination.

All rides in the park have height requirements. Parents can take their children to the Park Operations Office or Town Hall Museum to be officially measured. Afterward, each child will receive a wristband indicating his or her height range. Height requirements are posted at the entrance of the queue for every ride; you'll also find a Rider Height Guide on the Cedar Point Park Guide and map you receive as you enter the amusement park.

Cedar Point also hosts Dinosaurs Alive, an interactive and educational experience that features more than 50 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs. This attraction requires an additional fee per person.

Throughout the season, Cedar Point presents a full schedule of live shows, ranging from Charlie Brown's Funtime Frolics to Lusty Lil's Revue. Theater venues are located around the park and show times vary. Check the website for a current schedule so you don't miss the shows you want to see.

Cedar Point is usually open from May through the first weekend of November, and park hours vary by day.

Written by Karon Warren less

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