The excitement was in full force as soon as we spotted views of the park as we crossed Lake Erie.
The kids are huge Peanuts fans, and loved the Peanuts trimmed topiaries we saw driving up to the park.
Even though the girls were itching to get into the park, we needed a photo at the entrance for their first visit!
Allison is a major thrill seeker, and she could not wait to hop on the coasters first. Cedar Point is home to 15 record breaking rides, including the Millennium Force, which has been voted the World's Best Steel Roller Coaster. While I am more of an old school, wooden coaster kind of girl, we couldn't wait to get on the Magnum XL-200 coaster. It was always a favorite of mine, and I was excited to ride it with my kids.
I always have a moment of panic as soon as we get to the top of the first hill on the coaster. Right before going over the edge, I always get an "OMG! This is really about to happen. No turning back now!" feeling. Then Weeeee! It's On!
I have always been able to say I have rode every coaster at Cedar Point, but the Top Thrill Dragster did me in. This coaster goes from 0 to 120 in less than 4 seconds! It will shoot you up to 420 feet, then send you shooting straight back down. I sat there watching every cart take off, which was thrilling and terrifying all at the same time. I really tried talking myself into getting on it, but in the end, I punked out and just couldn't get passed my fear. However, the kids had no problem showing me up.
I did get my kicks on the Mean Steak wooden coaster though!
My all time favorite coaster happens to be The Maverick, but we only got to ride once as the wait time can reach over 3 hours. We did make up for that on one of the newer coasters, The Gatekeeper, which I hadn't been on yet. I thought the ride was a complete blast! You get twisted, and turned, and looped, but the ride is so smooth, you feel like you are flying!
Cedar Point isn't all about coasters though. There are so many other rides that will get your blood pumping!
The Wicked Twister, Power Tower, and Max Air were some of my kid's favorites.
This year Cedar Point has added 2 new rides. The Lake Erie Eagles and Pipe Scream!
If you stay until dark, you get to see the rides beautifully lit up!
We ended up staying for two days and had the best time riding the rides, but Cedar Point offers so much more than rides. There is something fun for everyone! I wanted to touch on the rides in today's post, but be sure to come back tomorrow to see what other attractions they have to offer!
If you would like to learn more about all of the fun rides at Cedar Point, be sure to visit the website, as well as stay up to date on current happenings by following them on Facebook and Twitter.
*Disclosure- I received complimentary passes to the park in exchange for my honest review. The thoughts expressed here are strictly my own and have not been influenced by promotional items.