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.
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?
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?!
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***
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.
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.
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!
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***