Cedar Point - Roller Coasters Here We Come!!

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Cedar Point from a distance.

The drive to Cedar Point took about 3 hours, and along the way we encountered some very heavy rain storms. One was so bad I lost sight of the large tractor-trailer in front of me! But the storms only lasted 10 or 15 minutes, then the sun would come back out and the skies were blue again.

Finally, we saw the sign for Cedar Point, and then in the distance, we could see the park and its famed roller coasters! Everyone in the car was excited to finally be here! There is only one road in and out of the park and its hotels, so first we came to the main gate of the park and the parking lot. This is the same entrance everyone uses to visit the park, so you have to pay the $10.00 parking fee. But, if you are staying at one of the parks hotels, they refund you your $10.00 when you check in. As we drove along the road towards our hotel, we drove right next to one of the roller coasters and some of the other rides.

Cedar Point we have arrived!!
My excitement was growing with every turn we made and a new ride came into view! We even drove under the tracks of one of the roller coasters as we neared our hotel. We then reached a small guard station where we were asked our name. The nice and very polite guard checked his list, and verified we were supposed to be there, and then gave us directions to our hotel and where to check in.

 

Then we pulled up to the hotel; we were amazed at the size and beauty of this place! The main entrance looked like an old southern plantation mansion with its large columns in front and curved stairs leading to the front door. This is actually the original building that has been here since the late 1800’s. For more on the history of Cedar Point, check out this link:  http://www.

cedarpoint.com/public/news/history/index.cfm

Once inside, we were even more amazed how beautiful it was! As we got to the check in desk we were warmly greeted and asked our name. This is also were you buy your tickets for the park. Originally, we were only going to get three tickets for the next day, one for me, Courtnie and Mike. But when asked if we wanted tickets for tonight, and seeing it was only 4:00pm and the park closes at 10:00pm, my daughter and I decided we wanted to check out the park now. After seeing all those great roller coasters on the drive in, how could I resist! :] Lena does not do roller coasters, so her plan is to lie on the beach or at the pool while the kids and I play in the park.

 

We found our room which was on the 4th floor and were greeted by one of the many bell hops with our luggage.

This is where you check in.
The room was amazing and the view even better! Lena was all smiles as she checked out the room with its own little balcony facing the Lake Erie and its beach! The kids were even impressed and they all said I did good booking this one! The room is actually divided in two; the first room has a small table and two chairs, a small sink and refrigerator, a pull out couch and a small TV. The other room has a small TV, two large beds and the bathroom.

After we were settled in, we took a walk to the beach and got our feet wet. Now I can say I have been in two of the five Great Lakes! We also walked along the beach to the other end were one of the park entrances was. When staying at this hotel, the guests have their own park entrance, actually two of them, one at each end of the hotel complex!

 

After our short walk, Courtnie and I headed to the park and immediately got on the first roller coaster we came to, the Magnum XL200.

Inside near the reception desk.
This was a good ride, and a nice warm up for the next one we did…the Top Thrill Dragster! To be honest, I wasn’t to sure about this one, but my daughter wanted to ride it and it did look fun, so we got in line. It only took about 30 minutes before we found ourselves in the very front seats. This ride takes you from 0 to 120 miles per hour in about 4 seconds, then climbs straight up 420 feet, then crest a hill to bring you straight down with a 270 degree spiral thrown in before reaching ground level and coming to the finish, all in less than 17 seconds!!! Once the ride was over, I couldn’t wait to ride this one again, but it will have to wait until tomorrow.

 

We then walked around a bit and then decided to try out the Mantis, a roller coaster you stand up in. Really, it’s designed with a bicycle type seat that comes up to your bottom while you are standing, then you ride it in a standing position with a pull down shoulder harness holding you in.

Mike, Courtnie & Lena very happy with the room.
I’ve been on one like this before at Kings Dominion in Virginia, but this one was much better because the ride lasted much longer.

 

We were now getting hungry, so it was time to meet up with Mike and Lena back at the room. I gave Lena a call, but she said they already ate, but said she would meet us at the Friday’s restaurant and have a drink with me while Courtnie and I ate.

Once we finished eating, it was time to call it a night. Mike, Courtnie and I are going to the park as soon as it opens, which is 9:00am for us since we are staying here. The gates open for the general public at 10:00am, so we have an hour to get on a ride or two before it gets crowded. Lena plans to spend tomorrow at the beach, or the pool.

 

 

 

FishAtHeart says:
Love the history behind the Hotel Breakers! Though it is an "older" hotel, it is beautifully kept and updated.
Posted on: Aug 31, 2009
marksreynolds says:
Hell yeah!!! I'll put that one on my list of things to do!
Posted on: Aug 19, 2009
missandrea81 says:
Looks like we'll have to go to Europapark when you guys come to Germany. :))
Posted on: Aug 16, 2009
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Cedar Point from a distance.
Cedar Point from a distance.
Cedar Point we have arrived!!
Cedar Point we have arrived!!
Hotel Breakers - our home for two …
Hotel Breakers - our home for two…
This is where you check in.
This is where you check in.
Inside near the reception desk.
Inside near the reception desk.
Mike, Courtnie & Lena very happy w…
Mike, Courtnie & Lena very happy …
The view from our room of Lake Eri…
The view from our room of Lake Er…
Our room was on the 4th floor in t…
Our room was on the 4th floor in …
Standing in Lake Erie looking towa…
Standing in Lake Erie looking tow…
Standing in Lake Erie looking towa…
Standing in Lake Erie looking tow…
Part of the park as seen from the …
Part of the park as seen from the…
History of the hotel.
History of the hotel.
Lena & Snoopy
Lena & Snoopy
Enterance to the park.
Enterance to the park.
The Top Thrill Dragster
The Top Thrill Dragster
Mantis at sunset.
Mantis at sunset.
Mantis at sunset.
Mantis at sunset.
Snoopy and Courtnie.
Snoopy and Courtnie.
The Wicked Twister - One of the ri…
The Wicked Twister - One of the r…
Cedar Point
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