Fall Family Fun at Cedar Point
By Meg Berno

Fall Family Fun at Cedar Point

We were excited recently to learn that Cedar Point was just named the “Best Amusement Park in the World” for the 14th year in a row! Millenium Force was also just named the “Best Steel Roller Coaster,” and Top Thrill Dragster and the Magnum XL both finished in the Top 10 as well.

We love Cedar Point. It’s one of our favorite Ohio family getaways and we find that fall is the ideal time of year to visit. Crowds are thinner, lines are shorter, and there is Halloweekends starts tomorrow (Saturday). It’s true that Cedar Point is open fewer hours during the fall, but it’s jam- packed with enough Halloween-themed events and activities to keep our whole family entertained.

While many of the mazes and haunted houses scattered throughout the park are rated PG-13, there is plenty of Halloween family fun to be had as well. Our kids (ages 4 and 5) love grabbing an upfront spot for the Monster Midway Celebration Parade, finding their way through the Hay Bale Maze, and watching shows by the Peanuts Gang & The Good Time Ghouls.

Cedar Point is known for its high-climbing, hair-raising thrill rides, but it’s also fantastic for our young kids. With three areas just for children, it’s tough to choose a favorite. When the kids were babies and toddlers we spent a lot of time in Kiddie Kingdom and Snoopy Land.

Now that they are getting older, we also are enjoying Camp Snoopy, where they can ride the Woodstock Express and Jr. Gemini. Our 5-year-old daughter is now tall enough to ride some of the larger rides as long as she’s with an adult. Trips on the Giant Wheel or the Iron Dragon are becoming fast favorites..

One of our favorite food stops is Charlie Brown’s Cookout in Camp Snoopy. It offers kid-friendly meals of pb&j or mac & cheese with a side of fruit, drink, and animal crackers for dessert all for around $5. They also have wraps, sandwiches, hot dogs, and hamburgers as well. Also, throughout the park we’ve found walk-up locations that sell healthy items including fresh fruit, caramel apple wedges, frozen bananas and more.

We love packing up the kids and the car for that one last trip to Cedar Point each fall. Halloweekends is a fun way to enjoy family time with a twist on both the traditional amusement park visit and the classic fall festival.


About the Author

Meg Berno is a freelance writer and Marketing Coordinator with the Dublin Convention & Visitors Bureau. Meg graduated from Miami University with a degree in Strategic Communications. Outside of work, Meg enjoys photography, writing and finding new places to explore in Ohio.