This year I have some seriously awesome news to share with you about the park and it's resorts! "A Year of Transformation" is what they are calling it in Sandusky! There's a new beast at the park! Cedar Point has added yet another coaster, Rougarou! They've transformed and completely updated one of their hotels, Hotel Breakers, to complete the Cedar Point experience. And the Lakeside Pavilion has been recharged into a power setting for group meetings and events!
The best part about the Media day was getting to be in the park while completely empty (or with about only maybe another 100 people) AND getting to watch the sun rise over the park. What a beautiful site for any coaster lover! After seeing the beautiful view and experiencing the park at such a different perspective, I feel as if this should encourage anyone to want to stay at one of the parks many resorts, cabins, or campground. You won't be disappointed.
This leads me into my next transformation and the biggest one in my eyes, Hotel Breakers. Basically leaving only the main structure, the hotel has been completely updated inside and out. Starting with the new grand entrance boosting old but updated pictures of the park. The lobby (while not at the entrance which is very weird) has beautiful artwork, lighting, and carousel horses.
The first thing you notice in the guest rooms are the bold colors everywhere and beautiful picture headboards featuring the different coasters and attractions of the park. In addition to the decor, each room has a new LCD flat screen TV, bedding, and furniture.
If you've decided not to come just for pleasure purposes, there is still more "transformed" just for you! The New Lakeside Pavilion is right on the boardwalk between Hotel Breakers and one of the Cedar Point entrances near Planet Snoopy and WindSeeker. While you might be there for business, you can enjoy and relax with the beautiful view of Lake Erie in the background.
Boasting a meeting space for groups of 50 or more which is covered, the pavilion is set up for most any needs you might be looking for. "School groups, large groups, clubs, family reunions and more are all welcome to take advantage of discounts on park admission, meal deals and more." At the time we were there, we were able to watch a bunch high school prom students make their way to the pavilion.
Cost: Single Day Adult - Online: $49.99 / Gate: $61.99
Single Day Junior/Senior - Online: $39.99
Recommendation: As if you couldn't tell from beginning to end what I think of this park!? This is definitely an experience you need to travel to especially if you are not within short driving distances. Be prepared to spend a LOT of money but it will all be worth it in the end even with an empty pocketbook! You CANNOT experience something like this any where else in the world!
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