Cedar Point is making autism-friendly changes and additions to its park as part of its Autism Awareness Week during the week of July 16.
A trip to an amusement park can be overstimulating, especially to someone on the autism spectrum, so Cedar Point is making sure the public knows about the following:
New Sensory Room
Cedar Point added a sensory room to FrontierTown First Aid, which is around the corner from the Jitney Arcade. The room provides a quiet area for families and sensory tools to interact with. It also has soft and calming color tones, special lighting and seating. Park goers visiting the sensory room can also check out a "sensory pack," which includes headphones, fidget toys, non-verbal communication cards and weighted lap blankets. These can be checked out daily.
Other Quiet Spaces
Cedar Point recommends the following areas to take a break and cool off when needed: FrontierTown First Aid, the Family Care Center in Planet Snoopy, Town Hall Museum in FrontierTown and Guest Services.
During Autism Awareness Week, several of the park's live shows will provide sensory-friendly performances, including Charlie Brown's Funtime Frolics, Snoopy's Sing-a-Long, PEANUTS Block Party, The Swell Tones, Traildust Trio, Bluegrass jamboree and The Tomfooleries.