We had the privilege to attend Cedar Point’s Opening Day on Saturday and meet with the marketing department to get a preview of their new ride, Shoot the Rapids. I haven’t been to Cedar Point since my kids were born more than 5 years ago. We thought about it last year but wasn’t sure if my 2 year old would be old enough or have fun. If I had known then what I know now, we would have gone last year for sure. Cedar Point is a great place for young kids and families and you can see why with the following post.
Not many moments in life can be compared to the magic of seeing your kids experience something amazing for the first time! My kids are ages 3 and 5, I thought for sure they would be cranky and tired and want to go home by 4pm. The entire day at Cedar Point my kids had huge smiles on their faces, excitement in their eyes, while giggling and laughing the whole day! We were there from 10:30am – 9:30pm and they wanted more! I haven’t heard my kids say “I love you” more times in a day than on Cedar Point Opening Day!
Cedar Point for Families
Seeing Cedar Point as a parent gave me a whole new perspective on the park. As a child, teen, and grown up without kids, I loved the thrill and excitement of the rides. As a parent, I now see Cedar Point with the family as the best! To say the least, I was very pleased with Cedar Point for families. I love to see my kids so happy, I love to hear them laugh out loud, I love to see them try new things, I love great family times together. Cedar Point delivers it all! It wasn’t just my kids having fun either, my husband and I had a blast. We were able to ride a lot of the rides with our kids and they were allowed to ride quite a few grown-up rides.
As a mom, I was glad to see that they have some safety precautions in place for kids. Cedar Point KidTrack is a simple way to reunite kids that stray from their parents. It is another arm band kids wear with their parent’s cell phone # written on the inside. If your child gets lost, an employee can call you.
1st Stop – Kiddy Kingdom
We started our family Cedar Point adventure at the Kiddy Kingdom where there are 13 rides for kids to spin, soar, float, and speed on. My kids loved the Helicopters, Carrousel, Krazy bumper Kars, and the Roto Whip the best, although we rode every single one and had a great time. Lines were so short that my kids never had to wait more than 1 round to get a turn which is perfect for little ones. The ride attendants are so through with strapping kids in and then unlatching them when the ride is over. I didn’t worry one time that the kids were not fully secured.
Kiddy Kingdom Video
Up, up, up on the Giant Wheel…
Next, we made our way to the Giant Ferris Wheel. Wow, I didn’t realize how high up that Giant Wheel really was! My kids had no fear of heights and loved looking over Lake Erie and the rest of the park. They said that the people looked so little down below!
Planet Snoopy here we come!
Next, we walked over to Planet Snoopy. The lovable Snoopy is celebrating his 60 year anniversary this year at Cedar Point, amazing, he still has a spring in his step and is lots of fun. We actually got out picture taken with the Snoopy. Planet Snoopy has another 7 rides for kids to ride on and some even parents can ride with the kids which is a lot of fun.
There is lots to explore on Planet Snoopy. The rides are fabulous and newer so they offer more high tech looking elements and are stunning visually with bright colors. There is even a waterfall at the center for kids to check out, Cedar Point sure does know what kids like! And, they know what Parents need. There are plenty of shady spots and benches to take a rest throughout Planet Snoopy. Don’t worry if your little one needs a quick potty break or a diaper change. The Family Care Center is located here with clean changing stations and quiet areas to feed the wee little ones.