CP trip questions

Tuesday, July 10, 2001 8:47 PM
I'm visiting a friend in Fairview Park (western suburb of Cleveland) this weekend and I just found out that we're going to Cedar Point on Friday. I usually come in from the southwest, so I was just wondering if there are any shortcuts coming from the east. I plan to just take I-80 to US 250, but if there is a better way I would appreciate any tips you have. Also, I've never gone to the park in July before and I'd like to know what the crowds are usually like on Fridays. Any assistance you can give is much appreciated.
Tuesday, July 10, 2001 9:16 PM
Hmmmmm. Depending where exactly they live in Fairview park, I/90 to Route 2 may be a more direct and tool free route. I-90 Branches into the turnpike/I-80 heading west, but splits into route 2 which runs north and is a straighter approach to CP than the Turnpike. Route 2 has a speed limit of 65. What I do is get off at the Rye Beach Road Exit and take an immediate left onto Cleveland Street were the Speed limit is 55 until you get close to CP. I think it a heck of a lot faster than driving through the more congested parts of Sandusky via 250. It takes me about 50 minutes to get to the point from the West side of Cleveland using this route. Also if you arrive near opening and take this route, it would be a good idea to take the chaussee (sp?), or Cedar Point Drive. They took the signs down for it, but is easily recognizable when you see a mess of branched roads running into Cleveland Street. It can save many a minute from waiting on the Causeway to get to parking booths.

I'd expect moderate crowds. Actually one Friday I went no to long ago the park was empty, so good luck!
Wednesday, July 11, 2001 6:19 AM
Thanks for the info, Joe. I think I'll give that route a try. I knew there had to be a more direct (and free) way to go.
Wednesday, July 11, 2001 7:18 AM
Crowds may be moderate to heavy, but Friday ought to be a better day to visit than Saturday. Just plan your day accordingly (ride coasters during the typical mealtime hours, etc) and you ought to be fine. Enjoy!

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