Disclosure: I was provided tickets for me and my family to visit Cedar Point in Ohio. I was not required to write a post.
Ty celebrated his 9th birthday on August 19th. What did he want to do for his birthday? Well, Cedar Point of course! Isn’t that what every 9 year old wants to do for their 9th birthday?
So, once again we headed for to the Buckeye state for the second time this August. The kids were beyond excited when we arrived. I had both of my boys wait in line to get measured. They were both given a wrist band with a color. Ty is finally old enough that he can ride any ride in the park.
The Iron Dragon was the first roller coaster they went on. Apparently it was scary enough that Jr. had enough of roller coasters for the rest of the day.
Ty wasn’t thrilled about the roller coasters either. He didn’t wish to ride any of them, so the girls split up from us and went their own way.
We met back up for lunch at the Chick Filet. After doing a little research and not wanting to spend a fortune feeding 6 people at the park, we found this to be the best option for our large family. We each ate a chicken sandwich and opted for water instead of soda. At $4.30 a sandwich we were all able to eat lunch for under $30.
Another thing we did to save money was purchase a souvenir bottle for $15. We were able to refill this as many times as we wanted throughout the day. We will be bringing this back with us when we visit again as Cedar Point offers 99 cent refills all season long with the purchase of one of their souvenir bottles.
I think the only ride daddy ended up riding was the train with the boys and me. He was pretty much a party pooper on the trip. Me, on the other hand, rode several of the rides. I will confess I am a chicken when it comes to roller coasters though.
Snake River Falls completely soaked me and Ty. This ride was super fun, but I totally wore the wrong clothes for the day. Thank goodness I left my shoes with daddy. If you want to pay $5 you can dry off in the parks human sized dryers outside of the Falls.
Jr. and Ty stood on the bridge that overlooked Snake River Falls for almost a half an hour. They enjoyed getting soaked every time the boat came down the hill.
As soon as the sun went down we noticed the park started to light up. These little neon lights caught the boy’s eyes. They started breaking it down in the middle of the park. The nightlife here is amazing. It was such a neat experience and was definitely worth waiting for even though we were all exhausted by the time the sun went down.
We noticed several signs of HalloWeekends in the park. We will be coming back for it next month. I have never been before, but I heard we’re in for a treat!