My family and I were very excited to attend the annual HalloWeekends event at Cedar Point this year.
We had a great time during our first visit to the park last year and because that kids grew enough over the last year, they now meet the height requirements to ride on some of the big roller coasters.
Halloween Fun for Kids at Cedar Point
We planned our trip so we were at the park during the daylight hours. This allowed us to focus on the family friendly non-scary things to do during HalloWeekeds and avoid the scary Halloween events that take place in the evening.
In addition, our strategy was to get to the park early to avoid the long lines at the bigger roller coasters. Because of that, we opted to stay overnight at Hotel Breakers Express, which gave us us early admission privileges to the park.
Getting into the park an hour before the gates open for general admission was a huge time saver for us.
Our first stop was The Millennium Force. If you know me, you realize this was NOT my decision. In fact, I would rather hang out in Planet Snoopy all day. But ‘m happy to say that I did ride and and it was fun. Although I was screaming and had my eyes closed for the majority of the ride.
The highlight of the experience was when my 6 year old daughter leaned over at near the end of the ride and said: “It's ok Mommy, you can open your eyes soon, it's almost over.”
In addition to all the rides and rollercoasters, Cedar point is also decked out with special activities for HalloWeekends. One area in particular is the newly expanded Howl-O-Palozza located in Planet Spooky and Kiddy Kingdom.
The Halloween activities inlcude a Trick or Treat trail, Pony Rides, Pedal Tractors, Haybale Maze, Mask Making, Foam Pit, Cornstalk Maze and more. The kids had a lot of fun exploring this section of the park.
Much like last year where we got to Trick or Treat with the Dinosaurs, the kids received both candy and toys are the various trick or treat stations. The candy corn water bottle was a big hit!
Overall, we had a wonderful time at Cedar Point and found plenty of family friendly (non-scary) things to do at HalloWeekends. If you do visit, keep in mind that after the sun goes done there are scary sections of the park.
Cedar Point HalloWeekends
One Cedar Point Drive Sandusky, OH 44870
Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Now through November 2, 2014
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