Cedar Point History

Today Cedar Point is known for record breaking roller coasters and some of the most intense thrill rides in the world; however, this was not always the case for our beloved park. It once was a quaint beach resort known for the large groves of cedar trees that outlined the peninsula. Dating all the way back to 1870, Cedar Point first started as a bathing beach with small attractions and gradually turned in the Cedar Point we know today.

It’s tradition of being an old-fashion park and having the latest amusement rides makes Cedar Point unique from most parks. Today over three million people, from around the globe, visit Cedar Point every year finding themselves surrounded by it’s collection of roller coasters, rides, history, and natural beauty. This once tree covered peninsula is now one of the largest and most successful amusement parks in the world.

It is our mission at The Point Online to preserve and share as many artifacts from Cedar Point’s diverse history with the world. Our archives include postcards, brochures, banners, glasses, letters and so many more one-of-a-kind items. We hope you will enjoy our collection as we share a small portion of it online. Please click a link or tag below to start discovering Cedar Point’s history.

Cedar Point on Lake Erie: The Complete Story of Cedar Point

Historic Postcard Gallery

 

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House on the Rock Infinity Room Hours

The House on the Rock is a tourist attraction located in south Wisconsin. Opened in 1959, it is a complex of architecturally unique rooms, streets, gardens, and shops.

Attraction hours for the Infinity Room at House on the Rock are typically:

Monday 9AM–5PM
Tuesday 9AM–5PM
Wednesday 9AM–5PM
Thursday 9AM–5PM
Friday 9AM–5PM
Saturday 9AM–5PM
Sunday 9AM–5PM

Hours are seasonal and can vary. Please confirm hours with attraction before visiting.

 

Business Reply Mail Credit Card Applications – Tracking Codes

Have you received a per-qualified credit card offer from Capital One, CitiBank, or American Express? Most people simply disregard these and recycle or throw them away. However, all of the junk mail include one thing in common, they contain a business reply mail return postage paid envelope.

A fun way to get junk mail revenge is to simply stuff the contents into the reply envelope and mail it right back! The website Office Of Strategic Influence originially popularized the idea and has more examples and instructions on how to do it.

With some envelopes though the back of the envelope contains a “Customer Locator Code” and a bar code, invoking the fear that they know exactly who is mailing the envelope back. However, these “tracking codes” really do not track anything, and are the same across all envelopes the company sends out.  So rest assured, Capital One or any other bank has no idea who is sending their Terms & Conditions for the credit card right back at them.

List of business reply tracking codes:

  • Capital One:  0016542323019
  • Citibank: 939197876894324273524
  • Citibank: 455815442301954139991
  • First National Bank of Omaha: 025964801536

Support the USPS! Happy Mailing!

 

Summer Memories with Cotton Candy

Take a step back in time to the good ole’ days of summer or the last time you visited an amusement park or county fair with delicious cotton candy. Cotton candy has been around for hundreds of years, but first became popular at the 1904 World’s Fair in Saint Louis. Machines to create cotton candy were first invented in 1897 and then in 1921, ironically by two different dentists. Today’s dentists would not have approved of such an invention! Cotton candy became even more popular in the 1970s when an automated machine was created which produced and packaged the product.

Today the candy can be bought fresh at local amusement parks and fairs, and also ordered online through candy suppliers. One of the most popular national brands is Fluffy Stuff, which is manufactured by the Tootsie Roll company. Fluffy Stuff is per-packaged cotton candy which allows it to be shipped and stored at home.

Cedar Point Discount Tickets

We display the latest information on discount Cedar Point tickets on this page. If we have missed a reseller of cheap Cedar Point tickets, please let us know at www.CPForums.com.

Cedar Point Discount Tickets:


Discount Drug-Mart
Adult Single Day Ticket: $49.99
Junior/Senior Single Day Ticket: $39.99
Ride & Slide Two-Day/Two Park Ticket: $89.99 

AAA Members
Adult Single Day Ticket: $47.99 (Save $12!)
Junior/Senior Single Day Ticket: $37.46
Ride & Slide Two-Day/Two Park Ticket: $80.99 (Save $9.00!)

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Adult Single Day Ticket: $44.99 (Save $10!)
Ride & Slide Two-Day/Two Park Ticket: $89.99

Cedar Point 2015 Prices:

2015 Cedar Point Ticket Prices:
Regular Admission: $62.00
Junior/Senior: 39.99
Children 2 & Under: FREE

Two Day Ride and Slide Ticket:
Regular Admission: $89.99

After 4pm Ticket:
As low as: 37.99

Parking Fees:
Regular: $15.00
Preferred: $25.00
RVs/Trailers: $20.00

Cedar Point 2016 Crowd Calendar

The Point Online has used information from past visits to produce our 2016 crowd expectations, however, we do not guarantee that the information will be accurate. The expectations are based solely on our opinions and personal experiences. There are many different reasons that could make the park more or less crowded than expected. For more detailed information on planning your trip, please ask one of our experts on our Cedar Point Forums.

If possible, it is always best to spend two days at Cedar Point, as many people underestimate the size and time it will take to experience everything. We suggest staying at a nearby Sandusky hotel while visiting to maximize your trip and purchasing Experience the Point: Unofficial Guidebook to Cedar Point for even more information.


Will Cedar Point be busy this weekend? View the date below to check Cedar Point crowds.

 

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Cedar Point Crowd Calendar

The Point Online has used information from past visits to produce our 2016 crowd expectations, however, we do not guarantee that the information will be accurate. The expectations are based solely on our opinions and personal experiences. There are many different reasons that could make the park more or less crowded than expected. For more detailed information on planning your trip, please ask one of our experts on our Cedar Point Forums

Days in which rain is in the forecast, the park will be less crowded, especially when it may rain in the morning. When it stops raining in the early afternoon, the park is less crowded that evening. On sunny and warm days, the park will be more crowded. If possible, it is always best to spend two days at Cedar Point, as many people underestimate the size and time it will take to experience everything. We suggest staying at a nearby Sandusky hotel while visiting to maximize your trip and purchasing Experience the Point: Unofficial Guidebook to Cedar Point for even more information.


Will Cedar Point be busy this weekend? View the date below to check Cedar Point crowds. What is Cedar Point attendance? Cedar Point crowd expectations are below, but actual attendance numbers are not public. What is the least crowded day at Cedar Point? Typically weekdays are the least crowded day.

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Kalahari Ohio Waterpark Hours

What are the waterpark hours for Kalahari Ohio? What time does Kalahari waterpark close? What time does Kalahari waterpark open? Is Kalahari Sandusky water park open every day?

Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio has one of the world’s largest indoor waterparks. The water park is open daily.Waterpark hours are listed below and do not change based on the time of year. On select holidays and for special events the water park hours may be adjusted. On Saturday and Sunday, the waterpark opens at 9am to resort guests but does not open until 10am for day-guests.

Monday  – 10:00am to 9:00pm
Tuesday  – 10:00am to 9:00pm
Wednesday  – 10:00am to 9:00pm
Thursday  – 10:00am to 9:00pm
Friday – 10:00am to 10:00pm
Saturday – 9:00am to 10:00pm
Sunday – 9:00am to 9:00pm

Canada’s Wonderland Discount Tickets

We display the latest information on discount Canada’s Wonderland tickets on this page. If we have missed a reseller of cheap Canada Wonderland tickets, please let us know at www.CPForums.com.

Canada’s Wonderland Discount Tickets:

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3-Day Advanced Purchase Adult Single Day Ticket: $39.99 (Save $20!)
Adult Single Day Ticket: $47.99 (Save $12!)

Canada’s Wonderland 2014 Prices:

2014 Canada’s Wonderland Ticket Prices:
Regular Admission: $59.99
Junior/Senior Admission: $36.99
Children 2 & Under: FREE

Cedar Point Names The King LeBron James Roller Coaster

Cedar Point will name a roller coaster The King for LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Cedar Point will rename a roller coaster if LeBron James returns to the Cavs.




What roller coaster will Cedar Point rename? Cedar Point has not announced which roller coaster will be renamed. The possibilities include Blue Streak, Cedar Creek Mine Ride, Corkscrew, GateKeeper, Gemini, Iron Dragon, Magnum, Mantis, Maverick, Mean Streak, Millennium Force, Raptor, Top Thrill Dragster, Wicked Twister, Wilderness Run, and Woodstock Express. The top contending names to be changed are Mine Ride, Corkscrew, Iron Dragon, Mean Streak, and Wicked Twister.

While some may be surprised to hear Cedar Point offering to change a name of a roller coaster, it is not surprising from a marketing perspective. Cedar Point has several roller coasters that do not have large fan-followings that would be upset in a renaming. Even if Cedar Point does not rename a roller coaster, the free marketing receiving from the Twitter announcement offers plenty of incentive.

Microtel Inn Review and Photo Gallery

The Microtel Inn & Suites in Jacksonville, Florida is a nice value oriented hotel that is great for business travelers who need one night to stay. As the name implies, the hotel is smaller than others and that includes the rooms and amenities. The rooms, especially the single bed rooms, are much smaller than any other rooms at other hotels. The double and suites are about the normal size of a hotel room that is expected. Overall the room and hotel was clean and well kept up.

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