It is becoming a great tradition in our family to go to the Cedar Point in September to check out their Halloweekends! As the season starting to change and we know that the winter is just around the corner it makes me feel a whole lot better to look forward to something cool like a weekend getaway with a family to the land of Halloween. From creepy to spooky, from delicious to exciting – I can’t think of a better way to kick off the Halloween season.
The Hallow family weekend started with a long drive and LOTS OF “Are we there yet?” And yes, it is tough to be a wise grownup when most of the passengers of your minivan behave like kids (because they are). The thought of throwing crackers and cookies has occasionally crossed my mind, but I usually catch myself because I know it will be all worth it in the end.
If you live in Midwest and have never been to the Cedar Point, put it on your travel plans right now. This is a gorgeous place and the second oldest Amusement park in the country. Located on the beach of the Lake Erie, it seems to offer casual travelers the best of both worlds – the amusement park and a sandy beach. Every year we come out here in September the weather is different. This year we were lucky enough to let the kids run around barefoot on the sand and splash in the water before the Fall rains caught up with us.
Love the view, though!
Since we started coming out here, the Breakers hotel was remodeled and now is looking gorgeous. I am a total fan of their one bedroom suites. Anytime we travel as a family I love the option of just closing the door on my children (even if it is for 5 minutes) and me.
I am a huge fan of the Cedar Point app – it tells me the wait time, and if you are discovering the great outdoors with a small army of impatient children, you would know that there is a difference between 5-minute wait and a 15-minute wait.
Even in the rain we got the most out of our trip – we ate, rode the train, and even shot an educational video.
Every year my kids discover exciting rides they can’t go to because they are not tall enough. And every year they can take on taller and faster challenges. Since both of them has managed to grow over 49″ they were unstable and anytime they did stop, they screamed: AGAIN AGAIN AGAIN! I am just happy that my husband and my sister both were adventured enough to go with them again and again and again.
And what Halloween would it be without the scary monsters? After the dark, the creepy crowd comes out to play and scare the public. The would scare you here and there, but if you want the real thrill, Cedar Point has specials scare zones. I do find it particularly creepy that one of the scary zones is a Snoopy camp, the area for the little guests of the park. Don’t want to be scared? Buy a “no boo” necklace and know that you will be safe. I had a stroller, and that worked as good as a no boo necklace. I had to chase monsters just to take a picture with them (and yes, my son found his new friend quite interesting).
Did I convince you yet? I really hope so. And if you are still not convinced, you could just wait for me to tell you how much I enjoyed this park the next time I come here!