SANDUSKY, Ohio — Cedar Point announced a new rule for several rides amid the COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions the amusement park has implemented in its reopening, and many are unhappy about it.
Guests who are looking to ride Steel Vengeance, Maverick or Millennium Force will be required to have Access Passes, which can be obtained at the ride entrances. The passes will work as a ticket with designated times for guests to ride, due to the high demand and limited capacity.
There will be a limited number of Access Passes available each day, Cedar Point said.
Access Passes are now required to ride Steel Vengeance, Maverick and Millennium Force. A limited number of passes are available for each day and are distributed at the ride entrances. pic.twitter.com/DPUZjfee3D— Cedar Point (@cedarpoint) July 11, 2020
Cedar Point also said it is working to open the Top Thrill Dragster for guests to ride as soon as possible.
While the passes are a part of the park’s attempts to safely and efficiently keep the park open amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many responded to the park’s tweet to express their displeasure with the new system.
Not have these same issues since they just opened yesterday. Poor planning and disappointment on all levels. Won’t be back for some time— FromFloridaWithLove (@Major_Lewis24) July 12, 2020
Also a VERY inefficient & misleading way to handle things. When the app says wait time of 45 min., but you can’t actually get in line for 4.5hrs, you are lying to visitors. We followed all safety precautions, but this was haphazardly thrown in upon arrival.— MG (@Mackenz70662080) July 11, 2020
This was terrible! Waited 45 mins for a PASS? I was never told we would wait then get a pass then wait AGAIN! So many rides closed, so many food stations closed, HUGE disappointment!— Marcy Lang (@marcylangmarcy2) July 12, 2020
Cedar Point reopened on Thursday to Season Passholders and will open to the public soon.
Reservations are required to visit the park and many guidelines and restrictions have been put into place in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 among guests and staff.