Cedar Point Halloweekends Review

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It’s early fall, the leaves are starting to change, the weather is getting a bit cooler, and around our house that means it’s time for Cedar Point’s Halloweekends. We were given the opportunity to visit 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.

Cedar Point HalloweekendsSince 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.

Cedar Point The Gatekeeper

Cedar Point GatekeeperHere’s a Vine video of our view of the ride while we waited for Dave.
Here’s another Vine video of The Gatekeeper as it soars across the park entrance and through two keyhole towers.

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.

Cedar Point Top Thrill Dragster

Cedar Point Top Thrill Dragster RideHere’s a video of the ride in action so you can get a feel of just how fast and high it is.

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.

Cedar Point Halloweekends

Cedar Point Halloweekends

Cedar Point Halloweekends Decorations

Cedar Point Halloweekends Old Ride Graveyard

Cedar Point Halloweekends Ogre

Cedar Point Halloweekends Sky RideThe kids had fun riding a variety of rides too. Kora was excited to get on the Iron Dragon a couple of times. (If you squint hard you can see her and Dave in the last row).

Cedar Point Iron Dragon

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.

Cedar Point Family

That evening we enjoyed a delicious buffet at the Market Fresh restaurant and had some fun friends to keep us company.

Cedar Point Halloweekends

The night got chilly quickly and we were glad to be given Halloweekends sweatshirts and hats to warm up with.

Cedar Point Halloweekends

HalloweekendsWe had so much fun on Friday evening that we couldn’t wait to come back on Saturday. The weather was much nicer. The sun was out and the sky was blue. It made for some fantastic photo opportunities.

Cedar Point Wicked Twister

Cedar Point Power Tower

Cedar Point Corkscrew

Cedar Point Beach

Did you know Cedar Point has a beach? It’s beautiful & a hidden gem of the park.

Kora and Logan were excited to ride some of their favorite rides like the Frog Hopper and Dodge ‘Em Bumper Cars.

Cedar Point Frog Hopper

Cedar Point Dodge 'EmWe also watched the parade at 4 pm on Saturday. It’s a cute parade that Kora & Logan enjoyed and look forward to each year.

Cedar Point Halloweekends ParadeWe 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.

Cedar Point Peanuts

Cedar Point Hay Maze

Cedar Point Caramel Apples

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.

Tickets, meals, and souvenir items provided. No compensation was received. The honest opinions are my own.

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  1. Maralea says:

    Looks like such a fun time! I love all the decorations. Great review!

  2. saminder gumer says:

    looks like a great time. i love how they decorated the park. i would love to go there during this time of year and i bet the kids had an amazing time.

  3. Maria Malaveci says:

    OMG! I have not been to Cedar Point in Ages, but boy does it bring back a lot of memories for me! Will have to go again soon, as it isn’t too far away from us.

  4. Austin Baroudi says:

    Looks like a blast! Thanks for the post!

  5. Robin Wilson says:

    They do a Halloween spectacular here at our Carowinds theme park. But the rides are nothing like these. I’m afraid of roller coasters. Just those short clips give me the chills. Cute pic of your daughter!

  6. ellen beck says:

    This looks fun you dont often see something for Halloween that doesnt involve spooky or scary and not all kids want that. I think this looks fun and is a great alternative.

  7. Julie Wood says:

    This place looks like so much fun to attend on Halloween. I would love to go with my son and daughter! We would have a blast. I like the Halloween decor and rides.

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  9. Robin Wilson says:

    That Gatekeeper ride is awesome with a capital A! We have a smaller, older theme park called Carowinds near here and each year they have ScareOWinds for Halloween. I went once many moons ago and it was a lot of fun. But his looks better!

  10. Looks like such a fun time for everone!

  11. I remember going to Cedar Point every year on school bus trips. By the time the bus got to Sandusky from Cleveland I was already car sick so the amusement rides were out of the question :+)

  12. I have heard so much about Cedar Point. It sounds like a great place for the family to visit. I think the kids would love all the rides. The Trick or Treating with the Dinosaurs sounds like a blast!

  13. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    I’ve Always Wanted To Take My Family To The HalloWeekends Event At Cedar Point, Looks Like A Great Event For The Entire Family!

  14. rebecca shockley says:

    Who wouldn’t be envious of someone in your shoe’s, lol, I am!!! Your daughter standing next to the upside down what appears to be a witch, great pic!!! Those rides look scaryyy!

  15. Christopher Sorel says:

    you had a better day then we did as it rained on us

  16. Happy Sunday! It has been year since I have been at Cedar Point. That roller coaster looks awesome! I love that you dressed your children in Halloween clothes, and the picture of your little girl with the witch leg decoration is too cute. Thanks. Vicki.

  17. It looks like you had fun! I used to leave right near cedar point and loved going to the park – especially around halloween!

  18. This looks like so much fun! I wish we had something like this by us!

  19. Jacqueline B. says:

    I love caramel apples! :)

  20. Olivia Rubin says:

    No way you could even get me on that frog hopper! I wish south Florida had weekends like this. Have to head up north to mouse land for something like this. Love the photo of your daughter with striped stockings

  21. Stacey Roberson says:

    Cedar Park looks like a blast! Reminds me a little of a theme park we have close to us. Wish we we’re closer. The roller coasters look amazing!

  22. Denise Konkel says:

    This looks so cool my entire family would want to go

  23. Thomas Murphy says:

    Looks like a fun spot! My kids would love it.

  24. What a great time! This looks like so much fun and looks like your family really enjoyed themselves! I love the Halloween decorations!

  25. Tom Lester says:

    This is a place I need to visit, looks too much fun for my family

  26. Tracie Vandermeulen says:

    This is by far my favorite!!!!

  27. Jennifer Marie says:

    We went and had a great time!! My sons love the rides!

  28. Dawn Monroe says:

    I cant believe Ive lived in Ohio my whole life and have never been to Cedar Point. My grandkids and I love Halloween and rides so now that they are getting bigger we are going next year.

  29. ellen beck says:

    Looks fun and you took so many great pics- I have heard this is a great place to go!

  30. This looks like too much fun! I’ve heard amazing things about Cedar Point and wish I lived anywhere remotely in the area :)

  31. Looks like a lot of fun – I’ve never been! Love all of the seasonal/holiday decorations, especially the graveyard for old rides!

  32. Looks like so much fun! I can’t wait to visit Cedar Point next year when we visit my in-laws in Michigan.

  33. Linda Meyers-Gabbard says:

    You guys are so lucky. You look like you had a blast. I wish I lived closer to Cedar Point and was at least 20 years younger. I love to ride those rides. Fun fun fun

  34. I’ve never been to a theme park on a holiday. Looks like you all had fun.

  35. You are so lucky to live close to a park to go for the holidays. We live very far from theme parks and never get to go to enjoy the holidays there.

  36. Mya Murphy says:

    I am a HUGE fan of rides and your pictures make me wanna go… so bad!!!

  37. ellen casper says:

    Looks like alot of fun especially around Halloween and costumes!

  38. Richard Hicks says:

    This is one place I want to visit someday. Coaster looks awesome. They did great job with halloween stuff too!

  39. Susan Smith says:

    Looks like a lot of fun. We live near Worlds of Fun and they do a lot of special Halloween programs too that we have participated in.

  40. Those rides look scary!! I love seeing the characters all dressed up for halloween!

  41. michelle hill says:

    Looks like so much fun Wish it was close to us my kids would love it

  42. judy gardner says:

    i really love the decorations! but when it comes to rides i am a scardy cat – lol! my nephews would love the gatekeeper tho!

  43. Chris Marie says:

    I doubt I’ll ever get there since I’m in California, but those rides look awesome. Thanks for sharing!

  44. Amy Orvin says:

    Cool pics! Those rides look SCAARRYY!!!

  45. Looks so much fun!

  46. I love the ride graveyard! What a great idea!

  47. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I love rollercoasters! This looks like a blast!

  48. WOW what a fun looking place! I know my children would love to visit there they would have a blast! Thank-you for sharing all the great photos!

  49. Jennifer Dysart says:

    This has me all jazzed up to visit (those roller coasters are so fast), I love theme parks Halloween style, it’s just fun seeing different decorations and spookiness adds to the rides and terror

  50. Wow those are some serious roller coasters! I don’t think my brood is ready for those quite yet. It looks like a fun place though!

  51. The gate keeper ride looks like a lot of fun

  52. shelly sawicki lash neuhouser says:

    Love going to Cedar Point, have never been around Halloween though, it looks like fun!

  53. How fun! Looks like so much to do!

  54. Love, love, love the photos and the addition of the vine videos to really capture it. Looks like a spook-tastic adventure!

  55. Ronie Montgomery says:

    This looks like so much fun, games rides and great food to celebrate a spooky time!


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