Fun for the Whole Family at Cedar Point HalloWeekends

It is time for Cedar Point HalloWeekends! HalloWeekends at Cedar Point is a fun time for all ages. There are non-scary attractions and events for the younger kids to seriously scary walk-throughs and attractions for those that want their socks scared off!

Cedar Point HalloWeekends Review

Going to Cedar Point with 1 Adult and 2 Kids

We went to Cedar Point’s HalloWeekends last year, but this year was a whole new experience for us. Unfortunately, my husband was sick with the flu and couldn’t make it. My first thought was, “What Cedar Point rides and I ride with my kids, 3 to a ride?”. Luckily, there were many things I could do with just 1 adult and 2 kids at Cedar Point. First things first, we always get our kids measured at the KidTrack station by Kiddie Kingdom. This saves time when in line for rides since they get a band with their height on it. Secondly, you can get an ID band with your cell phone # and name written on the inside of another band that your kids can wear. If your kids get lost at Cedar Point, an employee can call you and reunite you. This seemed extra important to me since I was the only adult watching two young kids.

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Easily, you can take kids to Kiddie Kingdom, Camp Snoopy, and Planet Snoopy and just have your kids ride rides without you if you are alone with two kids. We did this first. Other rides we found that would accommodate 3 people to a ride included Scrambler, Sky Ride, Midway Carrousel, Cadillac Cars, Space Spiral, and CP & LE Railroad. Of course during HalloWeekends, there are plenty of additional attractions to see and do together so, it is absolutely do-able to have 1 adult and 2 kids and still enjoy Cedar Point!

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Family Reunions at Cedar Point

Later on in the day, we had sort of a Family Reunion at Cedar Point. We met up with my brother and his two boys ages 9 & 12 and my sister and brother-in-law. We have never went to Cedar Point with extended family but now I can see why people have Family Reunions at Cedar Point! It’s so fun!

picture of Cedar Point Family Reunion

It is convenient to go to Cedar Point with extended family. My son is now able to ride many roller coasters, while my daughter is still at least another year or two away from the required height. Having my siblings there to take my son on bigger rides was so incredibly nice and convenient! My daughter and I rode some of the smaller kid rides while my son went with his older cousins.

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It is so fun to go to Cedar Point with extended family. Sure, anytime we go to Cedar Point, my kids have a blast. However, that fun was turned up several notches when they were riding rides and having fun with their cousins. (Same would go for going to Cedar Point with friends too!) We’ve never really met up with people to go to a place like Cedar Point, but now I know we will.  What I found so neat was to see that my kids wanted to ride the rides with their uncles and aunt and switch back and forth. I think it is so good for their relationships with their aunt, uncles, and cousin to have this shared fun memory together for an even stronger bond.

HalloWeekends at Cedar Point

Cedar Point HalloWeekends for Kids

Cedar Point is transformed into a Halloween central during HalloWeekends at Cedar Point. Will your kids be scared? Depends on the kid, but probably not if you stick with the kid-friendly HallowWeekends events.

  • Magic House on Boo Hill walk-through fun house
  • Monster Midway Invasion Celebration Parade where you’ll see all the friendly monsters from the shows
  • Hay Bale Maze, Live PEANUTS Halloween Show and Kid’s Costume Contest
  • Sideshow A Carnival of Magic which is a dance magic show
  • Halloween Hullabaloo with Goodtime Ghouls music revue
  • Search for the Hidden Dragon play
  • Charlie Brown’s Funtime Frolics & Snoopy’s Sing-a-Long for live music, singing, and dancing
  • Graveyard Rockers where kids can dance to large, friendly monsters

There are so many kid-friendly HalloWeekends events, you can’t see them all in one day. I suggest spending a weekend to catch all the HalloWeekends events and ride the rides. We were able to watch the play, Search for the Hidden Dragon. It is always a fun show for young kids to watch and they even get to dance to the music at the end. We went through the Magic House of Boo Hill, it is sort of like a haunted house but there are no monsters to jump out and scare you! Plus, kids like it because they get candy in the end. Our kids enjoyed running through the Hay Bale Maze too, and getting candy there.  After dark, the Graveyard Rockers come out to dance with kids. This year, my 4 year old was a little hesitant with them but my son and nephews had a great time!

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You must catch the Monster Midway Invasion Celebration Parade! It pretty much runs the entire stretch of Cedar Point, so you can easily catch it from wherever you are in the park.

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Cedar Point HalloWeekends Decorations

The entire Cedar Point is transformed during HalloWeekends with all things scary. My kids thought it was super fun to check out all the scary things, especially in the day light. The most exciting addition this year was the Giant. He is very large with realistic skin and features. He grunts, snorts, and snores while sitting. Every so often, he would grumble about people staring at him. Then he would raise up more than 12 feet high to tell you a story, a gory story about he ate the head off of a man who stared too much!

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Along with amazing decorations, there was scary music around every corner as well. It was an eerie and fun time at Cedar Point both in the day light and at night.

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Cedar Point HalloWeekends Frightfully Scary

The Cedar Point HalloWeekends Frightfully Scary portion is not recommended for young children. In fact, I saw a couple younger teenage girls that were crying after going through an attraction. That being said, many people will take their kids through these attractions, it is all up to the family and kids. Last year, the monsters started coming out while we were leaving Camp Snoopy, where Carn Evil is set up. My kids thought it was funny and were not scared. I had no plans of taking them this year, however Elijah, my almost 7 year old begged to go through Carn Evil. I thought it’d want to turn around 1/2 way through but nope, he loved it. I think he is at the age where he knows it is not true and can laugh at it. Give it a couple years and he might change his mind. Of course, the monsters saw that he was younger and didn’t jump out to scare him, which I was grateful for! Some of the other walk-thrus, like Corn Stalkers are way scarer.

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Great Family Fun at Cedar Point HalloWeekends

All in all, we had a fantastic time at Cedar Point HalloWeekends this year. It made it tons more fun being with extended family, we will do it again. Hopefully, with my husband too next year. :)

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Visit Cedar Point for HalloWeekends

HalloWeekends is open Friday, Saturday, and Sundays through October 30th. See website for exact times. Some rides are not open certain days, check website for details. Tickets start at $24.99, see website for details.

This was not a paid post. My own opinions were used based on my perceptions and experience. Thank you to Cedar Point who provided tickets for the review.

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