It’s September, the leaves are starting to change, the weather is getting a bit cooler, and around our house that means Halloween is around the corner.
Tickets and meals received.
We couldn’t wait to start celebrating early at Cedar Point’s Halloweekends. We visited Cedar Point the opening night of Halloweekends this year. We were excited to see the park decorated for Halloween, to check out the parade, and ride as many rides as we could.
Since we were there for early entry we were excited to find the lines for rides much shorter than usual. Dave immediately headed toward The Gatekeeper.
This is the new winged roller coaster at Cedar Point and it’s been so popular that the line is always quite long. Dave was thrilled to have a wait less than 10 minutes before he was soaring through the air. Kora, Logan, and I watched for him and snapped pictures.
Dave said that, while he’s never been on a fighter jet, he imagines The Gatekeeper feels just like being on one. He said the ride was incredibly smooth and banked on turns like you see the fighter jets in the movie.
Next we went right to the Top Thrill Dragster. Since it opened Dave has been wanting to ride it as well but the lines have always been too long. This time he practically walked right on. If you haven’t heard of the Top Thrill Dragster it’s a coaster that shoots up 420 feet in the air and you go 120 mph in 4 seconds.
While I haven’t ridden it, it’s one of my favorite rides to watch. Dave came back from his ride all smiles. He said it was incredible and couldn’t believe what a rush it was! He also said he couldn’t wait to ride it again the next time the line is short.
While walking through the park we admired all of the Halloweekends decorations.
Logan and I rode the Scrambler and then later Dave and he rode it too. They sent over a silly pic of all the fun they were having.
That evening we enjoyed a delicious buffet at the Market Fresh restaurant and had some fun friends to keep us company.
The night got chilly quickly and we were glad to be given Halloweekends sweatshirts and hats to warm up with.
Kora and Logan were excited to ride some of their favorite rides like the Frog Hopper and Dodge ‘Em Bumper Cars.
We had a fantastic time at Cedar Point’s Halloweekends. There is so much to do and see that we only saw a portion of all of the Halloweekends events this year. Last year we also enjoyed a Halloween play by the Peanuts gang, a kids hay maze, and delicious caramel apples in the park. We can’t wait to go back to do these things again and more.
Some of the activities that are on our list for our next visit include Trick or Treating with the Dinosaurs, Dave wants to see one or more of their Haunted Houses, and many park goers enjoy the Zombie High School and scare zones. Cedar Point has it all to get into the Halloween spirit and for thrillseekers of any age.