If there’s one defining characteristic of Cedar Point during the fall months, it’s that HalloWeekends is an absolute blast. This year, Cedar Point has taking their game up a notch with an increased focus on family-friendly activities. The Talking Dad family made our annual HalloWeekends trip to experience everything the “Roller Coast” has to offer this scary season.
While Cedar Point is recognized as home to the greatest collection of roller coasters in the world, I sometimes hear that our family-friends (especially those with young children) are apprehensive of visiting, due to concern their might not be enough for their children to do. This is absolutely not the case. I love to ride coasters, but I love watching my kids have fun even more, and Cedar Point’s children’s areas never disappoint. Our youngest (just turned 2) discovered his love for thrill rides at Camp Snoopy, located nearby the brand new Pipe Scream. His favorite ride had to be “Woodstock’s Airmail”, a miniature version of the “Power Tower”. Our oldest (now 6) doesn’t mind spending time with his little brother at the kiddie rides, despite having just reached the 48″ ride height requirements of Cedar Point’s more well-known rides. We just have fun.
But then September arrives and Cedar Point transforms into a fantastic Halloween destination. From creepy cool decorations and excellent animatronics, to the numerous haunted house attractions, there is something for everyone to enjoy at Cedar Point. This year was even better for our kids in tow. The new Howl-a-Palooza (11am-5pm) events feature a kiddy corn maze and trick-or-treating. Just after that, step foot onto the midway for the Monster Midway Invasion Celebration parade. Located near Blue Streak is a haunted house that’s safe for kids called the Magical House on Boo Hill. There was so much for us to do that I cannot possibly list them all here. Go to cedarpoint.com