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An Early Morning Photo Walk at Cedar Point

Tonya Prater, Owner

This past weekend I attended the Bloggy Conference held at Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, Ohio for workshops, networking and fun. While I was in sessions learning how to improve my blogging skills, my family was in the park riding roller coasters and other thrill rides until they finally returned to our room at Hotel Breakers, exhausted. Believe me when I say, if you want to wear out your energetic teens, take them to Cedar Point.

On the final day of the conference, I awoke and carefully tiptoed out of our suite to meet other bloggers for an early morning photo walk at Cedar Point.

Honestly, I was exhausted and for more than a few minutes, I considered sleeping in and skipping the session.

Sunrise at Cedar Point

I’m glad I sucked it up and walked the short distance to the meeting place on the boardwalk along the beach. The mile long beach is the very beach where football legend, Knute Rockne perfected the forward pass with Notre Dame teammate, Gus Dorais, when they worked together as life guards.

Helen Keller

If you look closely, you’ll discover nuggets of history sprinkled throughout the second oldest theme park in North America.


Cedar Point is committed to cleanliness, courtesy, service and safety- and you’ll be thankful for that when you’re riding the Giant Ferris Wheel, one of the largest in North America or even higher in the WindSeeker or Millenium Force.

Ferris Wheel at Cedar Point

I also learned that there are three staples in a great amusement park- roller coasters, an old fashioned train ride and a carousel (and Cedar Point has three).

Cedar point carrousel

The Midway Carousel is the oldest ride in the park and has been operating since 1946.

Gatekeeper Roller Coaster

I also got up close to the newest roller coaster to join the Cedar Point family- the Gatekeeper.


I must admit that the Sky Ride is more my speed when it comes to rides at Cedar Point, but my teens sure do enjoy the roller coasters.

Midway at Cedar Point

Walking through the empty park at sunrise was a highlight of my weekend.

Do you love amusement parks? What’s your favorite ride?

This post is linked to Travel Photo Thursday with Budget Traveler’s Sandbox. 

Mary {The World Is A Book}

Monday 23rd of September 2013

I love that sunrise photo. I am a fan of amusement parks but I don't do roller coasters. I suspect my kids will enjoy this too when they're older. My stomach can't handle the drops and spins anymore. What a great time to see the park. I didn't know Cedar Point was associated with the Peanuts characters. :)


Friday 20th of September 2013

Nothing like an early morning walk to catch the ambience. My favorite shot here is the first one!


Friday 20th of September 2013

My husband is dying to take our son to Cedar Point. They bond over rollercoasters!


Friday 27th of September 2013

Hmmm...I guess you could say that's what my husband and I were doing when we were there- bonding with our kids. I honestly thought the teenagers were trying to kill us. :)

Kiera @EasyTravelMom

Friday 20th of September 2013

I love amusement parks but have not really been to one in a long while. With my daughter only 3yo I think we have some time before we get there! Soon though! Love the morning photos!

Lisa Goodmurphy

Friday 20th of September 2013

I enjoy amusement parks even though I don't do roller coasters! Your early morning photos are beautiful - glad you were able to make the photo walk! Protection Status
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