I’m writing this post while staring at Linus, the Peanuts character, whose face is stamped on my right hand. The stubborn, red ink remains from my last trip to Cedar Point, an amusement park in Sandusky, OH that’s situated on the banks of Lake Erie.
If you’ve never been, then I highly suggest you stop reading this, get in your car and make the trek right now. Seriously. It’s a place you don’t want to miss. It’s a prime spot for people watching, and there’s something so nostalgic about theme parks in the summertime (Adventure Land, anyone?). Plus, I love the feeling I get when free-falling down 310-feet of track, with the wind from the lake in my hair.
Make a mad-dash to two of my favorite rides, Millennium Force and Maverick, but be sure to get there when the park opens because the lines fill up quickly (apparently these rides are everyone’s favorites). Take in the beautiful lake views from the top of Wind Seeker. And if you’re really feeling adventurous, walk over to Top Thrill Dragster, a ride that catapults you from zero to 120 miles in just four seconds. Yes, four seconds.
I know I may talk a big game, but I’ll admit, I didn’t always love rollercoasters. I used to get sick to my stomach at the sight of the hills. And yes, I’ve been guilty of crying at the peak of a hill, too (it’s a long story). But peer pressure worked to my advantage one day after my cousins convinced me to ride the Vortex, an intimidating (at the time) steel coaster at Kings Island in Cincinnati. I’ve been hooked ever since.
I bought my Platinum Pass last weekend (I’m basically a VIP, nbd) so I’ll be making many trips to the park this summer. Here’s to 16oz ICEEs, Snoopy sightings, Toft’s ice cream, thrill rides and more adventures at “America’s rockin’ roller coast.”