Walking to Cedar Point

Wednesday, May 16, 2007 10:10 PM
I will be staying at Breakers Express and was wondering if it is possible to walk to Cedar Point rather than drive?
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Wednesday, May 16, 2007 10:20 PM
I don't think you are allowed to walk the causeway.
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Wednesday, May 16, 2007 10:21 PM
No, they do not allow people walking down the causeway. But I think Breakers Express has some kind of shuttle service.
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Wednesday, May 16, 2007 10:22 PM
HeyIsntThatRob?'s avatar The sucky part is that they don't even offer a shuttle! You're stuck paying parking, sorry.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2007 11:09 PM
Funny thing is they say you have to pay for parking, but when I stayed there last year they gave me a parking pass for both days and I didn't even ask. Maybe it was my lucky day or something.

Either way, I was very pleased with our stay at Breakers Express. If you're looking for a simple, no-frills but clean and comfortable room it's a great place.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2007 11:28 PM
beast7369's avatar And to be honest the only added benefit that I found by staying at Breakers (on the point) was being so close to the park you could walk to the entry by Magnum. However to me it is not enough to justify the added expense.
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Thursday, May 17, 2007 12:37 AM
It's true. Cedar Point Police will hall you away if they catch you on foot on the causeway. I always thought it was extremely unfriendly of the park not to offer a shuttle from BE.

You could always walk to the employee housing and bum a ride off of a ride op in the parking lot. lol.

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Thursday, May 17, 2007 3:24 AM
If that is true, then that is B.S.

How hard is it to install a bike/walk path down the causeway to the park?


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Thursday, May 17, 2007 6:24 AM
Sean Menefee's avatar Speaking of CP lodging. My girlfriend and I have a cabin at Light House Point reserved for the upcoming Coaster Mania event. The website makes these cabins look cool, but I know photos can often be a bit misleading, good or bad. (The price tag for three days makes me think it will be on the good side, but it's hard to judge.) We're from California, so this is our third time to the park, and we have never stayed on point before.

Anyone care to give a mini-review or point me to some photos/reviews?

Anyways, thanks in advance.

Sean Menefee


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Thursday, May 17, 2007 6:31 AM
Gemini's avatar Where would they put it? In most places, there's not much room outside of the road itself. Seems to me it would be a considerable expense.

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Thursday, May 17, 2007 7:30 AM
I have never stayed at BE, but everytime that I have stayed at HB they have always given me a parking pass and refunded my parking money.

If they don't give you a parking pass at BE, I wonder what their method to the madness is.

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Thursday, May 17, 2007 7:49 AM
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Chitown said:
How hard is it to install a bike/walk path down the causeway to the park?

I'd imagine at this point, very hard. And more importantly expensive.

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Thursday, May 17, 2007 8:17 AM
What about telling CPPD (as you're attempting to walk to CP) that indeed you're having car troubles, and the other people in your party/caravan who will give you assistance are already at CP, which you need to get to!!

Would they let you through then, or give you a ride/trail you on their bike?!

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Thursday, May 17, 2007 8:30 AM
DawgByte II's avatar

Gemini said:
Where would they put it? In most places, there's not much room outside of the road itself. Seems to me it would be a considerable expense.

http://www.pointbuzz.com/Gallery.aspx?i=950


From that picture, they COULD (in theory, of course) just move the guard-rails on one side & extend the shoulder out to make a 5' path walking/biking path, but of course... they would need a valid reason to make one, not just as a reason for a few people to walk to The Po!nt. It would be fairly costly in certain areas where the causeway is barely the width of the road. *** Edited 5/17/2007 12:31:23 PM UTC by DawgByte II***

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Thursday, May 17, 2007 8:32 AM
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beast7369 said:
And to be honest the only added benefit that I found by staying at Breakers (on the point) was being so close to the park you could walk to the entry by Magnum.

Having access to your room at any time is rather nice though. I can get a change clothes a shower whenever I want (usually twice a day if it's August). We keep a cooler stocked with fruit, snacks and drinks in the room. Yes, it's $60 more a day, but I'll pay for the convenience.

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Thursday, May 17, 2007 8:47 AM

matt. said:

Chitown said:
How hard is it to install a bike/walk path down the causeway to the park?

I'd imagine at this point, very hard. And more importantly expensive.


And to add to that, how much demand is there for it? I'd venture to guess an extremely small amount, if any at all.

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Thursday, May 17, 2007 9:29 AM
Packages at BE usually come with a parking voucher---same is true for Castaway Bay. However, room-only guests do not get comped CP parking at either off-point property, IIRC.
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Thursday, May 17, 2007 9:47 AM
ShiveringTim's avatar You can walk to Cedar Point. The problem is you'll have to get to the Chausee first ;)
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Thursday, May 17, 2007 10:00 AM
Sean, Lighthouse Point is the only property I stay at during my CP visits. The cabins are great and the location is perfect. Not sure how big your party is, but we drive from Boston, stop at the Super Walmart in Sandusky, stock up, and then never drive again once settled at the Point.

The outdoor deck is very spacious, the view and wind off the water is great on hot days, and the outdoor grill is very convenient and cleaned every day!

The convenience of stayin on property allowing you to stop and refresh at any point in the day without driving is well worth the added expense and a very good value imo.

Enjoy your trip to the point. We have since 1989!

Tom


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Thursday, May 17, 2007 10:29 AM
Sean Menefee's avatar That's great to hear. We will have spent almost two weeks on the road, by the time we reach Sandusky for Coaster Mania. The reason we spent the extra money (around $900.00 bucks,) was so that we could have those last three days to recover from the giant park excursions earlier in our week. The early entry, along with the close to home feeling, will more then make up for the steeper rates we payed.

We are also planning on living out the cooler for much of the trip, to save a few bucks, and to avoid taking in massive amounts of fried food. Of course we have Schnitzlebank, and a few other places that are must stops for good eats. :)

We also don't ever shop at Wall Mart out here, but every time we get back to Midwest/East, it's our best friend. Thanks for the tips and feedback, I can't wait to leave!

Sean-

One more thought:

I know the cabin comes furnished inside, and that we need to bring our own BBQ tools, plates, silverware, etc. Would you recommend any other must have essentials we should pick on our way into town? *** Edited 5/17/2007 2:36:42 PM UTC by Sean Menefee***


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