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1 Day At Cedar Point

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1 Day At Cedar Point

We [Mum, Dad and DD20] plan on driving from Niagara Falls to Cedar Point then on to Chicago. We were thinking of spending 2 nights in Sandusky, giving us 1 full day at the park, is this enough time to hit all the big thrill rides? We'll be visiting end late august or early september.

Where should we stay? on-site or off? I know that stay on site gets you into the parks an hr early, and reduced tickets costs. We're looking at spending less than $100 a night. Any recc's?

Thanks :D

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1. Re: 1 Day At Cedar Point

As your trip likely is past peak season, you might be able to get a room at the Plantation Motel in nearby Huron for less than $100.

tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g50467-d610597-…

The advantage of staying at a Cedar Point property, although more expensive, is early admission to the park, which greatly assists in riding the most popular coasters before lines begin to form. Cedar Point's Breakers Express is very nice and cheaper, and maybe rates would be lower (including discounted admission tickets?) at the time of your visit than during peak season.

Others in the Sandusky forum would have much greater expertise in assessing the trade-off between on-site and off-site stays, considering ride availability, especially for a late August/early September visit.

Keep in mind that weather will be a great variable for you. Although storms most often would be transient, the weather is very active in the Great Lakes region and a strong storm front could play havoc with a one-day visit to Cedar Point, although this is a low, but not negligible probability.

If you want to carb-out at times on your trip, and treat yourself to some American culinary indulgences, it's hard to beat hollyeats.com, especially in the Cedar Point area, where Holly (a Philadelphia food critic) has a special affection for the food and offers several listings:

http://www.hollyeats.com/Berardis.htm

http://www.hollyeats.com/

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2. Re: 1 Day At Cedar Point

Here's a possible idea to lower the weather risk of a trip to Cedar Point.

Ascertain if you book a room at the Breaker's Express, if you can get early admission to the park either on the morning of your arrival, likely long before your room is ready, or on the next morning after your night's lodging. If Cedar Point allows this, it would provide some flexibility giving you two days to choose from. There's a lot to do within one hour of Cedar Point, including Cleveland, Toledo, Lake Erie islands, etc., in the event of rainy weather that might shut down the coasters.

Accuweather.com is a great website IMO for weather forecasts and for historical weather norms.

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3. Re: 1 Day At Cedar Point

Obviously, another possibility is to book a room at someplace in Huron, such as the Comfort Inn or Plantation Motel, and just cancel and head west if the weather is atrocious. The Henry Ford in Detroit offers many excellent rainy weather attractions.

As you're coming from the east, and if you don't mind getting up a little earlier, you also could check out hotels in Westlake, a very nice western Cleveland suburb, but outside the Sandusky vacation market:

tripadvisor.com/Hotels-g51139-Westlake_Ohio-…

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4. Re: 1 Day At Cedar Point

at $100 or less, you'll be hard pressed to find that rate anywhere. If that's a firm price, let us know, and we can come up with some suggestions.

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