On the last of my days off we decided to venture a few hours north- to America’s favorite roller coast!
It’s our summer tradition to visit Cedar Point but this summer was a little bit more exciting because there was a new coaster to try. Gatekeeper is a winged coaster located right at the park’s entrance. A bit of the excitement of this ride stems from the fact that it looks as though the coaster will barely fit through two key hole towers.
I should mention that somehow we’ve been really lucky with our Cedar Point trips in the past. We’ve managed to pick the most perfect days and have rarely waited more than 30 minutes for a ride. Unfortunately our luck ran out this year. I think it was the combination of going in mid-August and the return of the evil Fast Lane passes. For the low fee of $75 (on TOP of general park admission) you can get yourself a wrist band that allows you to use a much shorter line. At some point the Fast Lane and general admissions lines meet and an allotted amount of riders from each line get through. What this results in is a much longer wait for the general admission folks (and a whole lot more frustration).
We decided to tackle Gatekeeper first and I am glad we did- if we had delayed I never would have been willing to wait in the ever growing line. The ride is definitely something different- I kept thinking my feet weren’t going to fit! It was thrilling but not really my favorite kind of ride (I like BIG hills and super high speeds).
Have you ever been to Cedar Point? What’s your opinion on these Fast Passes (and similarly named offers) that keep popping up at amusement parks?