Cedar Point, located an hour west of Cleveland Hopkins, has been voted the world’s best amusement park for 16 years running.
Admission is normally $59.99 but if you buy tickets online today you can grab them for just $29.99, the largest discount I’ve seen this year. You need to use the tickets by 08/17.
There’s good reason for consistently being ranked as the best park, the coasters there are pure awesomeness and are on an entirely different playing field than the collection in any other park in the world. I was there last week for the first time in a few years and there’s really no better way to spend a day. People in line came from places from Kansas to Brazil to spend time at Cedar Point as well as the plethora of beach and water activities along the Lake Erie coast and the Lake Erie Islands.
The new Gatekeeper is an incredibly smooth winged ride experience. Millennium Force has been ranked the best coaster in the world since its inception and there’s good reason for that, at several points during the ride there is the awesome feeling of pure weightlessness, not something you feel on too many coasters. I actually stick my knees out so that the harness is further away (no worries, there’s also a buckle) so that I can get a few more seconds of airtime. Top Thrill Dragster gives an incredible adrenaline rush and Maverick is a can’t miss as well. Oh, and there’s a dozen others like Magnum XL-200, Raptor, and more.
There’s a Camp Snoopy ride area for kids as well.
If you want to really get your rides in, you should splurge for the Fast Lane pass. It’s very pricey ($80 per person when buying 4 passes), but if you just have one day and want to get lots of rides in then it’s invaluable. But the truth is that DisneyWorld charges over $100 for tickets nowadays, so $110 for Cedar Point admission with Fast Lane at a park that is far more fun than Disney for anyone over the age of 9, may not be a terrible idea.
But the kicker for us last week was the Coke Freestyle fun. For $9.99 I got a 32 ounce bottle with unlimited drink refills all day long. There are several Coke Freestyle machines located throughout the park. If you haven’t yet used a Coke Freestyle machine you should really try to find one. You can select from all of the different Coke brands (Sprite, Sprite Zero, Coke, Diet Coke, Coke Zero, Diet Coke Caffeine Free, Powerade, Seagram’s, Fanta, etc, etc.) Once you select the type you can create your own drink by adding flavors like Lime, Vanilla, Cherry, Peach, Raspberry, Strawberry, Grape, Orange, etc. And you can even use the Freestyle app to program your own combo of say 30% Coke Lime, 25% Cherry Coke, and 45% Sprite Vanilla.
I’m pretty sure we must have made 100 drinks combos in just 1 day
All Coke Freestyle machines are certified OU kosher.