Saturday, July 3, 2010

Cedar Point

Cedar Point was awesome! I have never been to an amusement park such as that. We have watched shows on the Travel Channel that featured the roller coasters at Cedar Point. When pulling up to the park, you see the roller coasters and they are much bigger than they are portrayed on tv. The park is located on Lake Erie in Sandusky, Ohio. The weather was hot but we did have a breeze coming off the lake so that was nice.

Cedar Point has seventeen roller coasters, ten of which are steel. Two of the roller coasters are taller than the Statue of Liberty, Millennium Force and Top Thrill Dragster. One of the first things we rode was the Power Tower. It had two ride options. You could either be shot 240 feet up or are dropped 240 feet down. We did both and being shot up in the air was a unique adrenaline rushed that I liked.

Out of all the roller coasters I rode, I have two favorites, Millennium Force and Top Thrill Dragster. Millennium Force is 310 feet tall and drops at an 80-degree angle reaching speeds of 93mph. When we were getting on the train, I looked and the train immediately goes up the hill. The hill is huge! As your going up, the closer you get to the top the faster it goes. We rode in the front of the train and it was a so much fun!

Top Thrill Dragster was indescribable. This ride reaches heights of 420 feet and goes from 0 to 120mph in three seconds. That is moving on. We rode in the front of the car, oh my. It was totally worth the wait. The speed, the height, it was wonderful!!

The trip to Cedar Point was wonderful. We got to spend two days in the park. If I am fortunate enough to receive a pacemaker it will be extremely hard to give up riding roller coasters. However the benefits will hopefully outweigh the cons.


  1. Jennifer, I am so happy for you that you finally got to go to Cedar Point. My youngest son went a few years ago and still speaks about it. In all your excitement you didn't tell us how your tummy handled your trip? You do live in the south,right? And you traveled upto Ohio, so how did you handle the traveling and the time you spent in Ohio? I'm getting ready to go home (to Iowa) for my family and class reunion. It's a 1700 mile drive each way. My GI is not too happy about the long trip, but really didn't want me to fly. I couldn't fly anyway with fear of having an eposide on the plane or at the airport between flights and missing my next flight. Anyway, I'm glad your dream of what Cedar Point was came true. And I hope it was not your last trip there. Jeannie

  2. I was very blessed. My GP behaved itself for the most part. I wore a motion sickness patch to ride the rides just to be one the safe side. Saturday night we ate at Chili's (which is one of my favorite places) and I had a few bites of the salsa so I had some discomfort from that. I am willing to pay the consequences on some things. I do live in North Carolina. I have grown up in a family that travels. My father is out of the country at least once every six weeks and gone every week in between. Traveling is in my blood. Thankfully traveling doesn't effect my GP. I can go by car or plane, I just watch what I eat. I would love the chance to go back to Cedar Point. I've got it in the back of my mind to go to Las Vegas and ride the rides on the top of the Stratosphere Hotel and Casino. If I don't get the opportunity to it will be okay though. I had the option between the two and I chose Cedar Point over Las Vegas.