In Need of 'Cedar Point Resorts' Help!

Tuesday, March 25, 2003 7:10 AM
Right, this summer I'm planning a longish theme park trip around Ohio and some neighbouring states. In our tour we've decided to hit Cedar Point for 3 days, staying in the area for 4 nights. Now we would very much like it if we could stay at Cedar Point (on the peninsula) for those 4 nights, but do not want to pay a lot of money.

Looking at the Cedar Point website, we've figured Hotel Breakers costs too much and we don't want to go in any of the campsites. That leaves Breakers Express. Now its in our price range but what I really want to know is- how close is it to the park? The official website doesn't really make it very clear. Is the hotel in walking distance of the park? If so, how long would it take to walk from Breakers Express to the park?

Thanks in advance for any help!

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Tuesday, March 25, 2003 7:14 AM
You cannot walk from any of the mainland hotels since foot traffic is not allowed on the causeway...If you stay off peninsula, you will have to pay for parking.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2003 7:23 AM
But that said, Express is the closest hotel, not that it matters a whole lot.

Stay on property, spend the extra bucks. You'll be glad that you did.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2003 7:57 AM
Breakers Express is not bad for an off property Cedar Point owned and run hotel. It is not too far from the park if you can drive. As stated you will have to pay for parking.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2003 9:08 AM
We stayed at Breakers Express on our trip last year. The hotel was satisfactory, nothing to write home about, but it is just on the road to the causeway.. no trouble with traffic or lights or anything. And of couse you get those resort passes. :)

For a diehard coaster enthusiast it was definitely worth the extra money to get that extra hour or two in the park before it opened to the GP. We were litterally the first in the park and the last to leave.

It was the best! You won't regret it.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2003 9:42 AM
The hotel is off the peninsula. You cannot walk to the park from it. They do have a shuttle service to take you to the park (or at least they did). If you have your own car, you may just want to try the Econolodge that's about a 16th of a mile from the road leading to the causeway. It's usually less expensive, and the rooms are nice. As stated above, you do get early admission to the park when staying at a CP property, so you may want to stay in Breakers Express. I would still try to find a way to get the money for staying on the peninsula. There's nothing like walking out of the park and being in your room within minutes. Plus, waking up with a view of a CP ride and/or Lake Erie is awesome.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2003 10:45 AM
You may not want to stay at the campground but did you look into the Lighthouse Point cabins and/or cottages?
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Tuesday, March 25, 2003 10:54 AM
Lighthose Point is roughtly comparable to a room at Sandcastle, cost-wise. If Breakers is out of the price range, Lighthouse probably is too.

However, if you hunt around the room offerings, you can find rooms in the "older" section of Hotel Breakers that are a bit more affordable. These rooms seem to be consistently the cheapest on the peninsula.

At the very least, you should spend part of your trip on the peninsula. For example, stay in Express the night before you start in the park. Stay on point the second and third nights, and any old place the fourth night. You'll get the early entry each of the three days you are there, but at a more reasonable cost.

Finally, if I recall correctly, Cedar Point does *not* run a shuttle to Breakers Express; the guest shuttle only runs on-point.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2003 4:23 PM
Since we're on the topic of CP Resorts. How about the Regular Breakers? How far is that from the park. You guys make it sound, you walk out of it, and there's the enterance.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2003 4:59 PM
Not only is Breakers within walking distance to two enterances but one of them (beach enterance) is virtually an exclusive Breakers enterance and it will be the nearest enterance to TTD

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Tuesday, March 25, 2003 5:03 PM
RCTfan said:

You guys make it sound, you walk out of it, and there's the enterance.

Well, okay. We're a tad misleading.

You have to cross a small parking lot, walk round a miniature golf course, and then the entrance is right there.

Of course, when you walk out of the doors, either Magnum, Corkscrew, or the beach really are right there, and you can't go wrong with that!!

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Wednesday, March 26, 2003 4:36 AM
If you want to see how close Breakers is to the park, just check the webcam at the Cedar Point site. http://www.cedarpoint.com/public/inside_park/webcam/camera3.cfm

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Wednesday, March 26, 2003 4:40 AM
The camera CPLady is talking about, sits on top of The Breakers.

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I sure do miss the Idora Wiildcat & Jackrabbit.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2003 5:02 AM
If you're going to spend 3 days at the Point, I would recommend getting a season pass instead of getting regular tickets. If you join the Joe Cool Club for an extra $15, you can get into the park early just like as if you stayed on the resort. We usually stay at the Comfort Inn or the Best Western Cedar Point Area, both of which are within a mile of the Point.
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Wednesday, March 26, 2003 7:27 AM
The Breakers is almost in the park. When we go to CP we often eat lunch or dinner at the TGIFridays that is at The Breakers.
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Wednesday, March 26, 2003 7:38 AM
I'm stuck with Breakers Express this year too and I usually get a cabin. Can people who are staying at Breakers Express access the back parking lot? I would love to get into the park a 1/2 hour early and walk right up to Dragster.
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Wednesday, March 26, 2003 7:59 AM
If by back parking lot you mean the Soak City lot, than yes, anyone can park there. You can't park in the actual Breakers lot, they have a guard there checking to see if you are registered.
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Wednesday, March 26, 2003 8:12 AM
Well following everyone's advice, we've decied to fork out a little extra cash for Hotel Breakers, to be on the peninsula! Thanks for everyone's help! And as we're doing 3 days, we are gonna get a Season Pass. Thanks again everyone!
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Wednesday, March 26, 2003 8:50 AM
You won't regret it, trust me. When you spend lots of time in the park, it's very nice to be able to retreat for an hour or two to nap or just relax.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2003 10:26 AM
I was going to stay on site when I went in 2000, but it was all booked up. So I looked in my Cedarpoint vacation planner they had sent me. In it they gave a list of all the hotels in the area, and I stayed at a hotel like one city block away from the Ramada Hotel that has the boats to cedarpoint. I payed alot less for the hotel then a onsite hotel, and still had a great time. However when I visit the park this season I will stay on-site becuase it is just so easy on everyone with you. Once your on site your on site, and you dont have to drive around. You have ; the beach, waterpark challege park, and Cedar point, and everyone can have a good time other then just hanging out in the park all day.
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