First off was Cedar Point. We arrived at the Breaker's Express Saturday (8/15) and got a nice third floor room right by the elevators, making it for very easy access to and from the parking lot. Since we were staying with the Cedar Point resorts. we were eligible for the 9 am early entry into the park Sunday morning. More onto that then.
The main sign along Cleveland Rd at the entrance to Cedar Point Drive.
Breaker's Express was nice and simple. The rooms were really nice and clean (at least where we stayed). After an excellent meal at Cracker Barrel, we made our way over to Battery Park, along Lake Erie to take in the excellent, commanding views of Cedar Point. It was nice to see the park from over there and the rides running. The weather was gorgeous, the waves were crashing against the rocks by the marina. Overall, it almost reminded me of being at the shore, only 100% better!
That's the reason why I'm here!
A boater making their way across Lake Erie.
Coastermatt and Coaster Al can't get enough of one of the sweetest skylines around!
The next morning we ate breakfast at McDonald's across the street and were at the park early, claiming a very good parking spot by the main entrance gate. We were in promptly at nine and dad and I headed straight for Maverick, the first ride of the trip. Unfortunately since we were immediately going to Millennium Force afterward, I was unable to get pics, and we never made it back to this area of the park again for me to do so later. Overall, Maverick really packs a punch! Some nice airtime, an excellent launch through the tunnel, and some sweet tight turns round out for a very good ride. My comparison of this ride to Fahrenheit is pretty close, although I am more impressed with Fahrenheit's tall and steeper first drop. Other than that, I rate both rides around the same place on my favorite coaster list.
We stopped and got a pic by this sign located at the entrance to the Causeway
I had to snap a pic of the ride restriction signs as these were pretty cool looking.
The main entrance to the park.
More trip report and lots more pictures to come shortly!