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Cedar Point opens Saturday; visitors can expect new experiences for 2022 season

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Posted at 12:09 PM, Feb 24, 2022

SANDUSKY, Ohio — Roller coaster season has finally arrived at Cedar Point, one of the most popular amusement parks in the world, and the park has some new experiences for the 2022 season.

Saturday marks the park's opening day. Here's what to expect:

One of the bigger changes coming to Cedar Point this year is the full transition to cashless transactions across the entire park and surrounding properties. Guests with cash will be able to convert it into a prepaid debit card that can be used anywhere without fees, including places outside of the park and surrounding properties.

For those looking to make an extended trip, staying at one of the park's hotels might be a must do, and for those who chose to lodge with Cedar Point, a renovated Sawmill Creek resort will greet them this season. Cedar Point said it has completely renovated and transformed its 239 guest rooms, 18-hole golf course designed by Tom Fazio, and is offering new dining experiences.

In terms of food at the park, several new options will be available for guests in 2022.

The Farmhouse Kitchen & Grill, located in the center of Frontier Town, will serve hand-made options such as roasted corn ribs, chili, char-roasted flank steak with chimichurri, hush puppies and other hearty items. Outdoor dining will offer views of Frontier Town and a stage will feature a variety of live entertainment at times this summer.

Those looking for something a little more casual can head over to the Cedar Downs Racing Derby for a new bite to eat—Derby Dogs and Coasters Drive-In both launching this season. At Derby Dogs, guests can build their own hot dogs, Italian sausage or mini dogs with a wide variety of toppings, perfect for a quick summer meal. Those not so on the go can sit down at the new Coasters Drive-In, which offers hand-made burgers, milkshakes and other diner classics.

Fans of Snoopy looking to buy some Peanuts merchandise will now do so at the newly named Peanuts @ The Point, at the former Snoopy Boutique along Main Midway.

Summer at Cedar Point will kick off during Frontier Festival, planned for May 26-June 19, featuring live bands, games for the whole family, food menu items to taste, craft brew, cocktails and other adult beverages.

Cedar Point Nights will return July 29-Aug. 21.

Tickets for daily admission into Cedar Point start at $45 online. To learn more, click here.

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