CPoint - Second time in over 10 years

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 9:17 PM

Hey guys!

My buddy Joe and I are heading south down to the point this august. We both decided were going to stay in the park and hit the rides for a couple days.

Him and I also just bought season passes to Canada's Wonderland about two weeks ago. We spent the day there and had a blast, but we are looking forward to the cedar point trip respectively more then our trip back to CW.

Now back in april I received my Cedar Point Getaway guide in the mail like I do every year and never get to use, so I have many coupons that might come in handy throughout our visit. I'm usually only interested in the discount food coupons, but the booklet looks a little weak for lack of a better word. My main question is where should we stay in the park if we stay either the first or second week in August, and at what spot will we get the best bang for our buck?

My other question is, will our season passes do anything for us in regards to cheaper prices seeing as there cedar fair cards?

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010 9:41 PM

If you have a season pass, you can get in early for ert. So that means that you can save a bunch of money by staying off property.

There are a TON of hotels in the area that are a hell of a lot cheaper than what cp has on site.

Same thing with food. I would recomend that you eat outside of the park, as the prices are outragious, and the quality is on par with a soup kitchen.

As far as cheaper prices.....not really.

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010 11:04 PM

I haven't been in a few years, but I always stay at the Motel 6 in Milan, just off of the OH Turnpike. It's a pretty nice place to stay, with very low rates, and it is about 12 miles from the park.

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Thursday, July 8, 2010 12:28 AM

12 miles! Can you convert that into kilometres, I'm canadian!
;)
Seriously though, I will definitely look into that LK. Twelve miles is not far at all especially when the drive to get down there is around 5 hours. Furthermore, I'm not sure I'm willing to pay the hundreds of dollars to stay the night, so the idea of paying substantially lower pricing might be more easy on the pocket book.

Crazy Horse, now how would I go about using that ERT time? Would I have to present the season pass at the gate upon arrival in order to get a pass around the general public?

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Thursday, July 8, 2010 1:21 AM

If your pass is a Platinum Pass you get into the park an hour before the general public. Raptor, Iron Dragon, Maverick and Millenium Force are open for the Early Entry rides.

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Thursday, July 8, 2010 1:22 AM

I'm sort of with everyone here that staying off property is usually a better deal, but we've had 2 fairly nice stays at the Breaker's Express. It's nothing special but it's right at the end of the causeway.

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Thursday, July 8, 2010 7:28 AM

You just have to watch out for the gunfire. :)

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Thursday, July 8, 2010 8:59 AM

12 miles = 19.312128 kilometers. :)

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Thursday, July 8, 2010 10:58 AM

LostKause said:
I haven't been in a few years, but I always stay at the Motel 6 in Milan, just off of the OH Turnpike. It's a pretty nice place to stay, with very low rates, and it is about 12 miles from the park.

I stopped at both Motel 6's in the area weekend before last. Both were getting $130-150 a night. That's more than TWICE as much as I've ever paid at a Motel 6. The one by Kings Island was only $33.99. Granted, it was a weeknight, but it wasn't substantially more on the weekend.

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Thursday, July 8, 2010 11:24 AM

Wow! That's too much for Motel 6.

I've stayed at the one near KI too. Once you get over the Thai food smell, it's really nice.

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Thursday, July 8, 2010 11:38 AM

We just stayed at the Hauck road Motel 6 near KI. Saturday and Sunday night (4th) cost $38 per night. It was clean and close. If you are an ACE member you get a corporate discount too.

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Thursday, July 8, 2010 11:39 AM

LostKause said: Once you get over the smell, it's really nice.

That's what she said! ;)

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Thursday, July 8, 2010 11:43 AM

Zakkster said:
We just stayed at the Hauck road Motel 6 near KI. Saturday and Sunday night (4th) cost $38 per night. It was clean and close. If you are an ACE member you get a corporate discount too.

That's the one I was talking about. So even on a holiday, it was STILL inexpensive.

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Thursday, July 8, 2010 11:56 AM

Mike Gallagher said:
That's the one I was talking about. So even on a holiday, it was STILL inexpensive.

That just means the area near KI doesn't do much business while the Sandusky market is insane during the summer.

Pretty much nothing is more 'demand' based that hotel pricing.

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Thursday, July 8, 2010 1:57 PM

You also have to watch those hotels during certain Sandusky events. I know the hotel that usually costs us like $79.00/Saturday night was $150.00/Saturday night only because it was bike week. For that price we could've almost stayed at Breakers!!!

Keeping in mind too that SAME room in November-April would be $29.99.

Jo
Lifetime Raptor flights: 2031 :)

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Thursday, July 8, 2010 2:11 PM

Exactly, Jo.

Supply and demand.

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Thursday, July 8, 2010 3:47 PM

I've managed to keep my hotel costs under $60 pre-tax. There's only one place I've stayed at that I will never stay at again in Sandusky. That's the Value Inn.

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