10 Questions to Ask When Planning a Trip to Cedar Point
March 12, 2018
This blog post was updated in April 2019.
Do you have questions about the trip you're planning to Cedar Point? Here are answers to a few frequently asked questions.
1.) Where can I buy discounted Cedar Point tickets?
Discount tickets are available at participating Meijer and Drug Mart stores, as well as participating AAA locations for members. Exclusive online only discounts are also available on Cedar Point's website.
Discounts are also available for groups of 15 or more. Please visit their website for details.
A bonus coupon for $20 off any single day admission and $24 off any two-day admission can be found in the Lake Erie Shores & Islands Travel Guide. Request a copy on our website today!
2.) Does Cedar Point offer a non-rider discount?
Cedar Point does not have a non-rider discount. The park has a lot to offer for those who cannot ride the more extreme attractions, including live shows, gift shops, restaurants, a beach, boardwalk, calm and gentle rides, and much more.
3.) Does Cedar Point offer rain checks?
Unfortunately, Cedar Point does not offer rain checks or refunds.
4.) Are there other hotels to stay at beside Cedar Point properties?
Yes, there are many other lodging options including hotels, bed & breakfasts, vacation rentals and campgrounds. You can view a complete list of options here.
5.) What else is there to do in the area?
Lake Erie Shores & Islands has plenty for you and your family to do including numerous indoor and outdoor waterparks, beaches, island hopping, boating, fishing, birding, local foods and tons of events. And, the fun lasts all year long – from enchanting fall festivals to ice fishing to unforgettable spring and summer getaways. To see all your options, click here.
6.) Where can my pet stay while I'm in the park?
Although you're welcome to bring your pet on the property, pets are not permitted inside the park. That's where Pet Chek comes in, located near Bay Harbor Restaurant across from the bus lot. For just $15 per animal, per day, your pet will be provided a cage or run, dry dog food, and fresh water. Owners may return to feed their pet throughout the day. Overnight lodging is not available. Please note that staff does not walk, handle, or provide special care or feeding times for pets. Reservations are not accepted. Pet Chek is open one hour prior to park opening till one hour past park closing. There are other lodging options available that allow pets. You can view a complete list of options here.
7.) May I bring my own food and beverages into Cedar Point?
Guests are not permitted to bring any food or drink items into the park. However, individual, unopened water bottles, as well as special diet/need items, may be brought into the park. Cedar Point does offer public picnic shelters located outside the Main Entrance. Guests with coolers, baskets, and other carry-in items can place them on a picnic table in these areas. Cedar Point is not responsible for items left unattended in the picnic shelters. Shelters are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
8.) Am I able to re-enter the park if I have to leave for some reason?
Yes; present your original receipt at the toll booth upon returning to the park.
9.) When is the best day to visit Cedar Point to avoid large crowds?
No one can predict what the attendance at Cedar Point will be on a given day. However, there are a few tips to consider when planning a visit:
Ø According to past attendance figures, Cedar Point recommends visiting on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.
Ø Generally, the months with the lowest attendance are May, June, and September.
Ø Check the weather. If it rains one day, the next clear day will usually see a rise in attendance.
10.) Does Cedar Point offer a Military Discount?
Cedar Point provides discounted admission for all active, retired and honorably-discharged members of our Armed Forces. Proper ID is required to validate.
Still have questions? Contact a friendly travel counselor at either welcome center or visit Cedar Point's website.
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