After my trip to NYC on Sunday, I traveled four hours to Sandusky, Ohio with my family to go to one of my favorite places, Cedar Point.
In case you’ve never heard of Cedar Point, it is probably one of the best amusement parks in the country (in my opinion, at least). When I was growing up, my family we would take a vacation every summer. These getaways typically involved an amusement park since we’re sort of roller coaster junkies. After my brothers and I finished school and started our careers, the annual family vacations stopped. Life just got too busy, I guess. Thankfully, over the past couple years we’ve resurrected this wonderful tradition.
Although things are bound to change some over the years, there’s nothing better than returning to a place you loved as a child. Memories come flooding back with each step. Familiar sights, scents, and sounds make it seem like no time has passed. It’s kind of magical. I’d give anything to go back to one of those family vacations or my youth. Clearly, I know that’s impossible, so returning as an adult is certainly the next best thing. It’s also amazing to have technology at my finger tips. While I avoided work as much as possible, I loved snapping and sharing pictures of all the coasters. Even if you don’t ride them, aren’t they beautiful?
Just for fun, here are a few numbers for you. We spent 17 hours in the park over 2 days. We road all 14 roller coasters and the 3 thrill rides (some multiple times) for a total of 26 rides. We went 120 miles per hour and were 427 feet in the air. Yeah, it was pretty amazing. And for those of you who are familiar with the park, my favorite coasters are Millennium Force, Top Thrill Dragster, and The Maverick.
So, I’m curious, how many of you like riding roller coasters? Have you ever been to Cedar Point?