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A visitor's guide to Cedar Point 2019

Posted at 7:45 PM, May 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-30 11:06:58-04

SANDUSKY, Ohio — The world-famous, award-winning amusement park Cedar Point is open for the 2019 season and as summer approaches, you might find yourself planning a trip to Sandusky.

Whether you’re traveling from another state or country, a first-time guest or just a regular at the park, there are a few things you should know before heading to Cedar Point.

New Attractions:

Forbidden Frontier on Adventure Island: A new section at Cedar Point, the Forbidden Frontier is a unique new experience for park-goers.

Guests turn into adventurers as they trek across Snake River Swamp in a raft, set off water smokescreens and explore a marooned fishing boat. After conquering the waters, adventurers can head to the town to check out the town, have their fortunes told, search for treasure and immerse themselves in the story of Adventure Island.

Forbidden Frontier is full of challenges, group competitions and socialization that all help determine the living story of Adventure Island.

New Food:

Visitors can find new food options, including Hugo’s Italian Kitchen and BackBeatQue at Cedar Point this season.

Hugo's will specialize in Italian cuisine, with menu items like stromboli, fresh-made pizzas, chicken parmesan sandwiches, meatball sandwiches, salads, cannoli and more.

BackBeatQue features an entirely outdoor seating area with a stage where the BackBeat Quartet will have live performances during select times this summer. Menu items include smoked brisket, rotisserie chicken, pork platters, cornbread muffins, house-made mac & cheese and more.

Promotional Days:

  • Military Mondays: May 13- September 2, 2019.

Cedar Point's Military Mondays deal gives free admission to all active, retired or honorably discharged military members every Monday. Military members can also purchase up to six tickets for immediate family members at a discounted rate.

  • Monster Jam Thunder Alley: May 18- June 30

Guests can get up close, sit in and even ride some of the most popular Monster Jam trucks. Monster Jam Thunder Alley is free with park admission.

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  • Boardwalk Cruiser Wine Tours: May 24- October 27, 2019

A pedicab will take a guest along the shore of Lake Erie with a bottle of wine, souvenir wine glasses and a meat, cheese and fruit tray.

  • CoasterMania: June 7

The annual gathering of roller coaster fanatics from all over the world. Members of seven different roller coaster clubs will receive early admission and late stay to enjoy all the rides on this special day.

  • Frontier Festival: June 7- June 30, 2019

Festivities to this old west themed event start at 4 p.m. everyday. Find the fun in the streets of Frontier Town.

  • Run and Ride: June 8- June 9, 2019

Cedar Point's Run & Ride features a Half-Marathon, Quarter-Marathon, 5k or the PEANUTS™ 1-mile Fun Run. Friends and family can cheer on runners and enjoy discounted park admission.

  • Coaster Campout: June 29- June 30,2019

Set up a tent and stay the night at Cedar Point, get exclusive ride time and dinner at the park. Ticket sales for this event benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

  • Light Up the Point: July 4- July 6, 2019

An Independence Day celebration with three nights of fireworks, pie eating contests and free admission for active, retired or honorably discharged military members and active first responders.

  • Cedar Point Nights: July 12- August 18, 2019

Summer night fun at Cedar Point features concerts dancing, disco and a Glow Zone.

  • Halloweekends: Dates TBA

Fall events for the whole family, as well as scare zones and haunted attractions for those who seek fearful thrills, this popular event returns in the fall.

  • Pointfest: September 14, 2019

A Christian music festival featuring artists including TobyMac, Zach Williams and more.

Pricing and Specials:

  • Daily admission on weekends is $55.99 and weekday admission is $49.99.
  • Wild Card offer: Unlimited visits all May and June for $59.99
  • Military Appreciation free entry:

Military Mondays: Every Monday, May 13 – Sept. 2, 2019Memorial Day Weekend: May 24-27, 2019
Light Up the Point: July 4-7, 2019

  • Senior Sundays: Guests ages 62 and older receive a one-day admission ticket to Cedar Point for $29.99 every Sunday, May 12 – September 1.

Regular Park Hours:

  • May 11- June 9
Sunday-Thursday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

  • June 10- July 4
Everyday 10 a.m.-10- p.m.

*July 4 10 a.m.-12 a.m.

  • July 5- August 17
Sunday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-12 a.m.

  • August 18- September 2
Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Friday-Sunday 10 a.m.- 10 p.m.

Regular Season Dates:

May 11- September 2

September 3- October 27 (weekends only)

Cedar Point Shores Dates:

May 25- September 1