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My Second Pilgrimage to Cedar Point

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An October 2005 trip to Sandusky by fallschirmhosen

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Quote: There are very few places I travel to that I eagerly await to return to. Of all places, Sandusky, Ohio, is often near the top of my list of favorite repeat destinations. For a roller coaster junkie like me, it's a little slice of heaven.

Dianna's Deli & Restaurant

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Restaurant | "Dianna's Deli & Restaurant"

Dianna's Deli & Restaurant Photo, Sandusky, Ohio
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Sandusky is filled with chain restaurants: Chili’s, Applebee’s, McDonald’s, Burger King, yada yada yada. You name it, they've got it. However, on my recent trip to Sandusky, there was a local place sticking out among the big national chain restaurants: Dianna’s Deli & Restaurant. The restaurant is rather large in size and decorated as if it were someone’s country home living room. It seemed very typical of Middle America. On a busy Saturday morning, the wait can be long. It took nearly 30 minutes for our food to arrive after ordering. The waitress was friendly, though the hostess looked as if she’d rather be home sleeping. The food itself is not bad--not great, ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 2, 2005

Dianna's Deli & Restaurant
3002 Milan Road
Sandusky, Ohio
(419) 625-9100

Cedar Point

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Attraction | "Cedar Point - Practicalities"

Cedar Point Photo, Sandusky, Ohio
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Cedar Point is in Sandusky, OH, approximately 60 minutes west of Cleveland. Lodging in Sandusky tends to be highly priced because of Cedar Point. On my trips there, I have found it best to stay in the western suburbs of Cleveland, near the airport, and then drive 45 minutes to Cedar Point. The cost to get into Cedar Point is US$45. Buying tickets from their website, however, will save you approximately US$5. If you are a member of AAA, tickets can be purchased through them at a discounted rate of approximately US$30. If you have the time, spending two days at the park can save you money. A US$68 two-day pass is good for both Cedar Point and the water park next door: Soak City. If...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 2, 2005

Cedar Point
1 Cedar Point Drive
Sandusky, Ohio
419/627-2334

Cedar Point

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Attraction | "Cedar Point - Thrill Rides"

Cedar Point Photo, Sandusky, Ohio
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There are dozens of rides at Cedar Point. below are two rides I rode. Power Tower My Vote: Best Ride in the Park The large, 4-column tower in the center of Cedar Point is not only useful for navigating your way through the park but also provides one of the best thrills you can experience at any amusement park. The ride seems innocent, with two columns blasting people to the top and two columns dropping people to the bottom. It doesn’t look fast, nor scary. Once strapped in, the adrenaline begins to wake up. If you opt to be dropped, the ride then pulls you to the top, feet dangling, with nothing but a great ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 2, 2005

Cedar Point
1 Cedar Point Drive
Sandusky, Ohio
419/627-2334

Cedar Point

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Attraction | "Cedar Point - Roller Coasters 1"

Cedar Point Photo, Sandusky, Ohio
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Below are several of the coasters I rode at Cedar Point. Please see all my reviews for the remaining coasters not here. Millenium Force My Vote: Best Roller Coaster I like roller coasters. Most give me the excitement and thrill I expect, but the thrill decreases greatly with each subsequent ride. The Millenium Force is different. No matter how many times you ride it, the drops, speed, and g-forces are never enough. Like all coasters, the Millenium Force begins with a large drop. In this case, a 300-foot drop at 80 degrees (near vertical!). Unlike normal coasters, though, this coaster has a special lift system tha...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 2, 2005

Cedar Point
1 Cedar Point Drive
Sandusky, Ohio
419/627-2334

Cedar Point

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Attraction | "Cedar Point - Roller Coasters 2"

Cedar Point Photo, Sandusky, Ohio
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Below are several of the coasters I rode at Cedar Point. Please see all my reviews for the remaining coasters not here.MantisAs if sitting in a coaster and going through twists, loops, and corkscrews was not enough, the Mantis does it all while you stand up. Starting with a 145-foot drop, this coaster will send you upside down four times at speeds of approximately 60mph. Many of the turns are very sharp, and you can feel the g-forces against your body. Of all the coasters at Cedar Point, this one is one of the longest--nearly 4,000 feet long and almost 2.5 minutes long.One problem area with this ride is padding around your head. The specially d...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 2, 2005

Cedar Point
1 Cedar Point Drive
Sandusky, Ohio
419/627-2334

Cedar Point

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Attraction | "Cedar Point - Roller Coasters 3"

Cedar Point Photo, Sandusky, Ohio
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Below is one of the coasters I rode at Cedar Point. Please see all my reviews for the remaining coasters not here. Top Thrill Dragster My Vote: Best Thrill Ride When it opened in 2003, the Top Thrill Dragster was the tallest and fastest coaster in the world. Even though it has since lost the world title, it is still something to be ridden. The ride is a half-mile long, but it takes a mere 16 seconds from start to finish. Themed after a drag car, you sit in the replica drag cars and hear sounds of cars revving-up to be raced. At this point you’re at the bottom of the coaster looking ahead at a long straightaway. At...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 2, 2005

Cedar Point
1 Cedar Point Drive
Sandusky, Ohio
419/627-2334