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