Woodstock Express Photo Gallery

If you haven’t already figured it out, Woodstock Express is named for the little yellow bird from the Peanuts comic strip. Woodstock Express is located right in the middle of Camp Snoopy, the Peanuts themed area added to Cedar Point in 1999. Woodstock Express is a first generation family coaster. That means that it is meant for the youngsters, but anyone can ride it, regardless of age or family relation. Woodstock Express even has an on ride photo. Don’t be fooled by the fact that Woodstock Express is located in Camp Snoopy; Woodstock Express is still very fast and you need to take your hat off.

 


Opened in: 1999
Built By: Vekoma
Speed: 25 mph
Height: 38 ft.
Ride Time: 1:40

Tips On How To Cut On Cost When Taking A Trip To The Parks

A trip to any inviting park is an exciting experience for kids and adults alike but the unfortunate part is that it can be rather costly, especially if you have a big family. This does not mean that average families cannot afford to take their children to enjoy the thrill in a park. If you do not have extra money to spend on luxury, then going to any park can be a successful trip if done on a budget. The budget should be based on basic elements of the trip like how many days to spend there, which places to visit and where you intend to stay.

It is common to have families going to parks during the holidays and long weekends like thanksgiving, Easter and Christmas. While the travel ticket prices remain the same throughout the year, travel arrangements made off season are much preferred. It is tiring to visit places where there is human congestion and even things that would have interested you to see are not visible.

1. There are many areas that can help you cut down on costs during a visit to a park and manage to get cheap vacations. If you stay within a few hours driving distance from the park, then it will be cheaper to commute to the park whenever you need to be there. It is prestigious to stay at the park’s hotel but the expense would be very heavy on the pocket. Most people opt to stay at nearby hotels where the charges are lower.

2. Some expenses are not worth spending on and this is a lesson learnt from people who have been there longer. Being able to travel by road as opposed to travel by air is very affordable to many and this is especially true when they live within proximity to the parks from home. A drive to a park means that you can carry as much luggage as you like during the trip. This is very convenient when there are children involved because you can snacks carry for them and anything that they may need on the way.

3. A trip to a park is a whole day affair and you are bound to get hungry during the course of the day. Eating within the park can be very expensive and it would be wise to consider eating in nearby stores, restaurants and fast food joints. The other alternative for cutting down on costs is to eat one meal inside the park and then having all the others outside the park.

Cedar Point Featured Postcard – Aerial Gemini View

 

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GateKeeper at Cedar Point



Cedar Point’s newest addition for the 2013 is GateKeeper, a 170 foot tall Wing Ringer Roller Coasters. Unlike Cedar Point’s other roller coasters, riders on Gate Keeper will sit next to the track, instead of above or below. Here are the details you need to know when planning your trip to Cedar Point about GateKeeper.

What is the GateKeeper height requirement?
The GateKeeper height requirement is expected to be 52″. Guests will need to be at least 52″ inches to ride GateKeeper. Cedar Point has not officially announced this requirement, but this is the standard height restriction on similar roller coasters throughout the world.

When’s the best time to ride GateKeeper?
If possible, ride GateKeeper within the first 30 minutes of the park opening. If you are not able to get to the park before 9:30am, we recommend you experience other attractions first and return to GateKeeper later in the day. Due GateKeeper’s location at the front of the park, and being a popular new ride, the majority of guests will get in line first for GateKeeper. By returning in the mid to late afternoon, many other guests will have already experienced GateKeeper and will be enjoying other rides at this point.

GateKeeper Photo Gallery:

Featured Postcard – Double Ferris Wheel

The Double Ferris Wheel at Cedar Point.

 

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Cedar Point Postcards

Since opening in 1870, Cedar Point has produced hundreds of different postcards for guests to mail home to friends and family. Today these postcards are collected by many to preserve and cherish the Cedar Point of yesterday. Below is a collection of many of the postcards The Point Online currently owns. Please click on a postcard to find out more information including its year, rarity, and value.

Cedar Point Winter Photos


Photos of Cedar Point and around Sandusky after a light snow in January, 2012. Welcome Screamscape and Theme Park Review readers!



Cedar Point HalloWeekends Crowd Expectations


Here is our 2011 updated crowd expectations during Halloweekends at Cedar Point.

A few things to remember: If the weather is going to be nice out, the park will be crowded. For the least busy times, go on colder days or when rain is predicted for only part of the day.

HalloWeekends at Cedar Point

HalloWeekends:
Fridays: Sept 16, 23, 30 and Oct 7, 14, 21, 28 – Light
Saturdays: Sept 17, 24 and Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 – Heavy
Sundays: Sept 18, 25 and Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – Moderate

Other Helpful Links:
Cedar Point Area Hotel Discounts

Cedar Point Discount Tickets
Guidebook to Cedar Point

 

Dozens of Life-Size Dinos To Inhabit Cedar Point in 2012!

To discuss Dinosaurs Alive! and the removal of Paddlewheel Excursions, please visit www.CPForums.com.

Watch John Hildebrandt, General Manager of Cedar Point, speak about Dinosaurs Alive: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnBRtaZMYrY

Dinosaurs Alive at Cedar Point

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SANDUSKY, Ohio – Cedar Point has some pretty big plans for next summer.

The Sandusky, Ohio, amusement park/resort earlier today announced plans to introduce Dinosaurs Alive! on Adventure Island, a prehistoric themed attraction, for next summer.  The new attraction will be located on four acres on the wooded island that is located in the lagoons toward the back of the park.

In addition to Dinosaurs Alive!, Cedar Point will also add a mat-racer slide complex to the Soak City waterpark located adjacent to the park.

Dinosaurs Alive! will cost approximately $1 million to build.

The journey into Dinosaurs Alive! will be multi-sensory and interactive.  Guests will be able to see approximately 50 life-size animatronic dinosaurs that will roar and move.  Each will be handcrafted and covered with skin-like materials that will replicate almost every feature.  Four of the dinosaurs will have interactive consoles that will allow guests to guide their movement to create an up-close look at how these dinosaurs moved their arms, tail, eyes and mouth.

“We are extremely excited about introducing Dinosaurs Alive! to our guests next summer,” said John Hildebrandt, vice president and general manager of Cedar Point.  “Our guests will have the opportunity to visit the Jurassic Age up close and see some of the amazing creatures that called it home.  Dinosaurs Alive! will be educational but fun, too.”

Overall, Dinosaurs Alive! will feature approximately three dozen types of dinosaurs.  The dinosaurs will range in size and height.  The largest will be the Ruyangosaurus that will stand nearly 40 feet tall and 72 feet long.  The smallest will be an Angustinaripterus that will only be two feet tall and eight feet long.

Other dinosaurs in Dinosaurs Alive! will include the vicious Tyrannosaurus Rex, Irratator, Baryonyx and Spinosaurus, the largest of all known carnivorous dinosaurs.  A plated Stegosaurus and three-horned Triceratops will also inhabit the island.  The half-mile-long path will feature more than a dozen themed exhibits and displays and will veer underneath several of the larger dinosaurs providing a very intimate encounter with the prehistoric beasts.

Guests will enter Dinosaurs Alive! by crossing a bridge near Camp Snoopy.  In addition to the dinosaurs, explorers will also encounter an excavation site and paleontological dig.  There will also be informational signs for each exhibit and guides and fossil displays that will make Dinosaurs Alive! an entertaining three-dimensional educational tool for school groups as the discovery and identification of new species of dinosaurs increases annually.  At the conclusion of the journey, there will be a prehistoric-themed gift shop.

Admission to Dinosaurs Alive! will be $5 per person.  Special rates for groups and schools will also be available.

With the addition of Dinosaurs Alive!, the Paddlewheel Excursions boat cruise will be retired from the park.  The pioneer-themed boat ride will be in daily operation through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5.

Cedar Point’s newest attraction will be created and produced by Dinosaurs Unearthed, an innovative traveling exhibition company that creates dynamic, multi-sensory experiences about the world of dinosaurs.   Since 2005, the Richmond, British Columbia, Canada,-based company has provided multi-faceted exhibitions to museums, science centers and zoos throughout the world.

Next to Cedar Point, the Soak City waterpark will also have a new look for 2012.  Next summer it will add a new mat-racer complex that will offer racers a speedy ride through a series of dips and plateaus.  Additional information will be available later this year.