Cedar Point hotel help

Monday, August 9, 2010 1:38 PM

Hey guys! Im trying to book in some reservations right now on a hotel in or around cedar point. As it looks right now, I'm probably going to go with Breakers Express outside the park. There offering 259.00 for two night with $29 dollar discount park tickets and early ride times. All the other hotels are $500.00 plus inside the park including lighthouse point.

If anyone has a link or better way for me to do this please let me know, would be greatly appreciated.

Looking for the cheapest way to go. After all me and my friend are only looking to ride the coasters, not to experience all that cedar point has to offer.

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Monday, August 9, 2010 1:44 PM

Seems like you've pretty much got your mind made up. There aren't any other hotels that are going to offer that kind of ticket deal or early entry if you just want to ride coasters.

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Monday, August 9, 2010 1:54 PM

Yeah, it almost seemed to good to be true after looking at the rates inside the park. Me and my friend are coming from London, Ontario. It will probably take us 5 to 6 hrs to get around Lake Erie. I'm think its going to cost me about $100 to $150 in gas. Im not sure what the park is like for food pricing, but if the two of us could do this two or three day trip spending about $500 each, that would be great.

I'm also tempted to just get a room right inside the park as-well and pay the $250 or $500 for the stay, have the benefits if being right in the park, and luxury of not having to drive back and forth. Little confused!

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Monday, August 9, 2010 2:11 PM

I don't think the resorts on-point are worth the price tag, the rooms are generally not any better than your average (older) Holiday Inn. Breakers is an absolutely beautiful property, but I don't think you'll be able to fully enjoy it to make the price tag worthwhile.

Breakers express is a pretty nice hotel, on par with a Holiday Inn Express - if you're looking to save some cash but still gain early entry and the like, I'd recommend that. The drive down the causeway is nice to avoid, but not for $250.

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Monday, August 9, 2010 2:14 PM

You will be spending a lot on food while at the park. I would recomend leaving the park to grab a meal, as the food inside the park is very low quality as well.

As far as booking a room inside the park for the early ride option, I woulden't waste over $100 more a night, just to get that extra hour. In that hour, you may get 2-4 rides in on average. Is that worth $100 more a night?

I just don't see the value of staying inside the park. The rooms are outdated, and the only "real" bennifit is the early entry. You can stay down the street from the park for a hell of a lot less.

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Monday, August 9, 2010 2:43 PM

Thanks Crazy and Raven. I went ahead and booked at Breakers Express outside the park. Such a good deal for the two of us. Hotel came to $287.00 for both nights not even $150.00 a piece and the tickets are $29 early entry. It think that was the smart way to go, furthermore like you said crazy now we can eat in a real restaurant or go to the grocery store. Should be a great time, I'll have to fill you guys in when I get back.

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Monday, August 9, 2010 2:45 PM

What kind of food do you like? I'm sure we can recommend something for ya.

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Monday, August 9, 2010 3:08 PM

I'm a big fan of Italian, and light foods such as garden or vegetable salads.

I'm so excited. I haven't been on Millennium Force since its debut in 2000, its been ten years. Afraid of Top Thrill Dragster though. Zero to 128 has me thinking a bit.

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Monday, August 9, 2010 3:16 PM

Dragster's not really that bad. It looks and sounds a lot more intimidating than it is. Maverick is absolutely kick ass, so don't skip it because it's only a hundred feet or whatever. It's my favorite ride at the park.

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Monday, August 9, 2010 3:24 PM

Sweet, I cant wait. Hopefully the weather is good. No offence to the corkscrew lovers, but I'm confident when I say I wont be ridding that one. Not enough time for the arrow. ;)

I remember Mantis having two quick transitions on it that were amazing, so when I think about the transitions on Maverick, oh my!

The coasters I have never been on at Cedar Point are Gemini, Disaster Transport, Blue Streak and Magnum. Magnum is the coaster however that I would like to get on since I skipped it in my visit in 2000. Not so sure what your take is on that one.

All in all though, I am looking forward to getting on TTD and Maverick. Cant wait.

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Monday, August 9, 2010 3:27 PM

I was terrified of TTD, and it was the only coaster in a long time that made me so nervous, I considered not riding after getting on. I was scared to death at the launch area. LOVED it, though. As I alway say, great ride, sucky coaster...

As far as food, if you like cheap, greasy pizza, East of Chicago is near the causeway entrance. It's cheap, its greasy, and reminded me of a slightly better CiCis. If you're looking for better fare, there are some decent places on the point at at the hotels, IIRC.

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Monday, August 9, 2010 3:56 PM

I was looking at google maps and started to laugh a bit. Near my house here in London I have a McDonald's that I could almost call my neighbour, and the Breakers Express hotel is kiddy corner to another one.

I'm not to interested in eating pizza, hotdogs, nachos and cheese, buffet style chinese food or breaded deep fried chicken strips. No thanks!

I will look for small things at the grocery store that I can put in the little mini fridge. I like going to restaurants and eating club sandwiches, or a niece roast beef, Italian plates, types of foods of that nature.

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Monday, August 9, 2010 4:05 PM

CoasterDiscern said:
I'm so excited. I haven't been on Millennium Force since its debut in 2000, its been ten years. Afraid of Top Thrill Dragster though. Zero to 128 has me thinking a bit.

Not sure that's the speed of TTD. Sounds like the big green lawn ornament here in Jersey. I believe TTD tops out at 120mph. Nitpicking, I know, for 8 MPH difference. I prefer Dragster to KK, though..despite the fact it's sooooo much slower. When you're moving like that, 8 MPH ain't exactly noticeable.

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Monday, August 9, 2010 4:09 PM

Right down the street from Breakers Express, in the Quality Inn on the corner is the Thirsty Pony Restaurant. They have pretty good sandwiches, burgers, salads and the like. If you are into Horse Racing, they have off track betting and simulcast Woodbine.

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Monday, August 9, 2010 7:17 PM

I recommend the Ghostly Manor haunted House on 250, about a mile or so from the park, if you have time, and if you like haunts. It's the best haunt that I have ever been to.

Too bad you're not into pizza, because Chet and Matt's Pizza is the arguably the greatest pizza you'll ever eat! It's just off of 250, near the Sandusky Mall.

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Monday, August 9, 2010 7:19 PM

Cool! I don't mind eating bad while I'm in the park for the two days, but two full days breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks between. I cant do it. I will keep that place in mind.

Do you notice any deferences in the pace of the coasters, since MF has been in operation for 10 years and TTD 7? Usually when they adjust the trains with new wheels or change them for other ones it will slow the pace. I for one welcome the MF experience if its running really fast. :)

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Monday, August 9, 2010 8:41 PM

Since you've never ridden Blue Streak before, please allow me to preach the gospel of the 2nd-to-last seat (middle row of the last car). I've had some really awesome rides there this season. Much smoother than in recent years, and some delicious airtime. And typically the line is short enough that you can try a couple different seats.

I'm also a fan of the previously-mentioned Thirsty Pony. I know you said you weren't interested in breaded/fried stuff, but their teriyaki wings are great. Their salads aren't too bad either (and they have a lime cilantro dressing that looks kinda gross but is pretty tasty). They have more than just bar food though, and my friends and I have also had good luck with the garlic-butter mussels and lobster bisque.

Edit: For what it's worth, you also get a free game of bowling when you eat there. :)

Last edited by birdhombre, Monday, August 9, 2010 8:43 PM
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Monday, August 9, 2010 9:25 PM

Ha ha! Right on!

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Monday, August 9, 2010 10:42 PM

LostKause said:
Too bad you're not into pizza, because Chet and Matt's Pizza is the arguably the greatest pizza you'll ever eat!

It's often argued as that by people with no taste buds. :)

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010 12:37 AM

Oooooh, snap! :)

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