A full day at Cedar Point!

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Sunrise over Lake Erie.

As the sun came up I was up and ready for the day to begin, but everyone else was still sleeping, so I took the opportunity to take a quick walk along the beach and get a few pictures. The sunrise was beautiful, and with the pools empty of people, it gave me good  pictures for the blog and review.

I returned to our room and started to wake up the family. We decided to eat at the hotels breakfast bar, which is usually ok at most hotels. But, this had to be one of the worst I have ever been to! For a great resort hotel you would think the breakfast would be spectacular, but it wasn't even close to being ok!! The service was great, but the food quality and choices were substandard! Well after a disappointing breakfast, Courtnie, Mike and I headed to the hotel park entrance and got in line for the 9:00am opening.

Courtnie and me after riding Millennium Force.
The main gate for non hotel guest opens at 10:00am, so this gave us an hour to ride one of the most popular roller coasters here; Millennium Force. Check out the link and some of the video http://www.cedarpoint.com/public/park/rides/coasters/millennium_force/index.cfm

Since this coaster is at the very back of the park, it took a while to get there, and of course there was a line already forming to ride it, but it was well worth the wait!! I so wanted to ride it again, but there were still many more coaster here I wanted to get on. During our first half of the day in the park, we also rode the Iron Dragon, Cedar Creek Mine Ride, and the Snake River Falls - twice. We also meet up with two of Courtnie's friends from Columbus, Ohio who came up to see her and enjoy the park for the day.

Me and others on Snake River Falls
After riding the Snake River Falls the second time, it started to rain. But it didn't matter because I was totally soaked from the ride! The park did close down most of the rides because of the thunder & possibility of lighting, so I took this opportunity to go back to the hotel, get some lunch and change into some dry clothes. My son Mike also came with me, while Courtnie and her friends checked out a show and a few other things on their own.

An hour or so later, the rain stopped, so I headed back to the park. Mike decided to stay at the hotel with Lena, so I was on my own. When I first got back in to the park, I called Courtnie and they were getting ready to watch an ice show. I decided that wasn't for me, so I told them I would meet them after the show and I headed back to the Top Thrill Dragster.

The wooded area of the park lite up for the Starlight Experience.
The line was long, but moved quickly. An hour later I was on the platform waiting to get in the very front seat. This is one of the roller coasters Courtnie & I rode yesterday, and I wanted to do it again. It only took another 30 minutes and I was climbing in the front seat! Once this great ride was over...about 17 seconds later, I headed towards Courtnie and her friends. The rest of the day we rode Disaster Transport, Raptor, the Sky Ride for some great pictures of the park from the air, and finally Maverick.

It was now dark out, and one section of the park has a lot of trees, so at night, that section is decorated with many colorful lights. They call it STARLIGHT experience and it includes music as you stroll under the canopy of lights. It's very pretty and made for a great end to our visit of Cedar Point. There were other roller coaster and rides I would have liked to get on, but I rode the major ones I came there for! Millennium Force and Top Thrill Dragster were by far the two I liked the most! Can't wait to come back and get on these again!

FishAtHeart says:
Cedar Point - Thanks for reminding me of fun times in my younger years! The Millenium is my favorite!
Posted on: Aug 31, 2009
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Sunrise over Lake Erie.
Sunrise over Lake Erie.
Courtnie and me after riding Mille…
Courtnie and me after riding Mill…
Me and others on Snake River Falls
Me and others on Snake River Falls
The wooded area of the park lite u…
The wooded area of the park lite …
Sunrise over Lake Erie and one of …
Sunrise over Lake Erie and one of…
The second of the Hotel Breakers o…
The second of the Hotel Breakers …
Sunrise over Lake Erie near the Ho…
Sunrise over Lake Erie near the H…
The line and part of the track for…
The line and part of the track fo…
My son Mike enjoying a blue drink,…
My son Mike enjoying a blue drink…
A statue near Iron Dragon
A statue near Iron Dragon
Raptor
Raptor
Raptor as seen from the Sky Ride.
Raptor as seen from the Sky Ride.
Raptor as seen from the Sky Ride
Raptor as seen from the Sky Ride
Some of the many rides as seen fro…
Some of the many rides as seen fr…
Cork Screw
Cork Screw
Cork Screw
Cork Screw
Part of Maverick at sunset
Part of Maverick at sunset
Part of Maverick at night. I took …
Part of Maverick at night. I took…
Mean Streak at night.
Mean Streak at night.
Decorations at night in the wooded…
Decorations at night in the woode…
The wooded area of the park lite u…
The wooded area of the park lite …
Decorations at night in the wooded…
Decorations at night in the woode…
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