September 6th, 2009
What is there to do in Ohio, you ask? Well for one thing, there is Cleveland and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. For another thing, there is one of the best amusement parks in the world!
Last summer, my family and I were driving through the middle of nowhere, Ohio, and stopped at Cedar Point to enjoy our final 2 days of vacation. (And by the middle of nowhere, I mean the town of Sandusky). Cedar Point is on a peninsula on Lake Erie, so what you have is one of the world’s largest amusement parks nearly surrounded by a lake that you can swim in. It has the record for most roller coasters, 17, and most rides, 75.
In my family, we are roller coaster people (minus my mom, who is not a ride person at all) so we went on as many roller coasters as we could. My dad, brother, and I all agreed that the #1 roller coaster there was Millenium Force. It was so tall, so fast, and surprisingly smooth.
Although it wasn’t as crowded as New Jersey’s Six Flags, there was quite a wait for the most popular coasters like Millenium Force, Magnum, Mean Streak, and Maverick. Luckily, if you stay at the Cedar Point Resort, which is right outside the park’s gates, you get an “early entry” into the amusement park an hour before the general public so you can get on some of the best rides with little to no wait! My dad, brother ,and I ran straight for Millenium Force when the gates opened and got on the first cart. As I said before, we all agreed that it was the best.
Cedar Point is only open from mid-May to early November, so you all have only two months left to get to Ohio before the season’s over. It’s perfect for that last stretch of fun before it’s back to high school.