Top 6 Reasons Cedar Point Makes a Great Date

Top 6 Reasons Cedar Point Makes a Great Date

You found the perfect partner, and have gone on several dates. You took him/her to the movies, to dinner, and maybe even a sporting event, but now you are struggling with coming up with a new and exciting date to really impress them. What better date is there than a day at Cedar Point?

1) Comparison Shopping

A fancy dinner out with drinks and a play could easily set you back a couple hundred dollars, and only last an evening. However, by investing in 2 tickets to the park, you can get an entire day of fun with rides, games, and food, not to mention all the great connections you will make with your new partner.

Keep on the lookout for tickets in the $40 range, leaving you some extra money in the pocket to eat at the park and try out some of the extra activities.

2) Pump Thrills Into the Blood Stream

They say those that experience a thrilling adventure together builds strong bonds. So if she is scared of heights, conquer the Millennium Force with her, and she not only will have a great time, she will be instantly connected with you because you stood by her side through this life accomplishment. Isn’t that romantic? Now kiss the girl!

3) Food Ecstasy

Eating out at Applebees may be exciting for some, but where else can you share a delicious elephant ear, get covered in cinnamon sugar, and laugh about the experience? Cedar Point provides some great opportunities to try new foods together. How much more romantic could it be sharing a cup of Dippin’ Dots under the glow of the Gemini Midway?

4) Stuffed Treasures

We have all seen the movie where the boy wins the girl a prize at the fair. So test your skill at a variety of games, and win her that giant, pink gorilla that will make her think of you when it stares at her in the middle of the night. Use these tips to beating games and walk away with the prize!

5) Starry Eyed

Chances are, if you are visiting an amusement park, especially on the weekend, there could be a special event planned. That could mean you could both take part in a special food event. Or, a visit to Cedar Point must include a trip to the beach for Cedar Point Nights, giving you an evening to unwind (and cuddle) with live music, food, and possibly even fireworks depending on the evening of your visit.

6) Memory Makers

Taking a partner to an amusement park may bring back more memories than you know. Maybe as a child, either of your parents took you to Cedar Point, which means as soon as you walk in the gates, a flood of great memories return from your childhood. Not to mention a day of having fun will make memories both of you will remember forever.

What are your favorite reasons for a date night at Cedar Point?

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Review: Cedar Point Frontier Inn Top of the Roost Crispy Chicken Sandwich vs Traditional Chicken Sandwich

171008 Cedar Point Frontier Inn Top of the Roost Crispy Chicken Sandwich vs Traditional Chicken Sandwich

When Frontier Inn at Cedar Point first opened during the 2016 season, we were quite impressed, as it was a departure from the standard frozen chicken tenders served for so many years in the park. We have also been extremely happy that Frontier Inn has been a staple of the Cedar Point dining plans since being introduced.

The chicken marinates in buttermilk and vinegar for 24 hours. Then the chicken tenders are hand breaded before being fried golden. In comparison to what was served for so many years (and still is throughout the rest of the park), the Frontier Inn chicken tenders were really good. Our only suggestion was that the park continue to work on the spices used as the chicken tenders packed very little flavor (by comparison, Kings Island has perfected their Chicken Shack tenders).

For 2017, Cedar Point has slightly revised their Frontier Inn chicken tenders, notably by frying them longer as evidence of their darker color and now the breading doesn’t as easily fall off as it did in 2016. What is still lacking is much of any flavor.

We have eaten the Frontier Inn chicken tender basket many times but decided to change it up and try both the Top of the Roost Crispy Chicken Sandwich and Traditional Chicken Sandwich in the same visit.

171008 Cedar Point Frontier Inn Top of the Roost Crispy Chicken Sandwich

The Top of the Roost Crispy Chicken Sandwich is served with two hand breaded chicken tenders on a cornmeal dusted bun with lettuce, tomato, white American cheese and served with choice of sides (waffle fries, fruit cup/applesauce, or side salad).

171008 Cedar Point Frontier Inn Traditional Chicken Sandwich

The Traditional Chicken Sandwich is served with two hand breaded chicken tenders on a cornmeal dusted bun with lettuce, tomato, pickles and served with choice of sides (waffle fries, fruit cup/applesauce, or side salad).

Having both sandwiches side-by-side made for an easy comparison of the both. While having the Frontier Inn chicken tender sandwiches is a step above other options around the park, it could still use some improvement.

What is baffling to us is why there would be two separate menu items that are practically the same with the exception of one ingredient. A Top of the Roost sandwich is signaling that it is a better cut of chicken or specialty sandwich, when in reality, the only premium to it is the cheese and without the pickles served on the Traditional Chicken Sandwich.

Why create a separate menu item, separate register option for something so minor. It seems overly complicated to suggest one sandwich is better than the other given such minor differences.

Both sandwiches suffer the same fate of minimal flavor, requiring a sauce if desired. We would really like to see the sandwich stand out in flavor without the need for sauce. Let the seasoning and marinade do the work.

If you tried either of the two Frontier Inn sandwiches, let us know your thoughts below in the comments.

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7 Reasons to Love Cedar Fair Parks in the Fall

150812 Cedar Point Midway Horse-Drawn Hearse (7 Reasons to Love Cedar Fair Parks in the Fall)

Were you fortunate to make it to a Cedar Fair at least once (or 10) this summer? Traveling to Cedar Point, Kings Island, Carowinds, Dorney Park or any of the other Cedar Fair parks is a blast throughout the year, especially when you can enjoy long days in the park and late nights under the lights of the midway. However, once the temperatures start to drop, there are lots of reasons to love Cedar Fair parks in the fall.

1) Decorations

Starting around August each year, guests visiting the parks can get into the fall spirit by seeing some of the decorations start to take shape around the park. Maybe you will see a Haunt vehicle here or a hearse there. Slowly as you get closer to fall, you will begin to see the park transformed into an entirely new experience, especially after dark.

Fall also means new kids and family activities throughout the day. Then once the sun goes down, the fog starts to roll in and the entire atmosphere becomes captivating.

2) Park Improvements

There is nothing that gets park enthusiasts blood running faster than with the announcement of improvements for the next season. Typically sometime in August or September, the parks have their official release of the next years improvements, whether they be a new roller coaster, rides, or dining enhancements. Shortly thereafter, guests going into fall can watch the early progress of construction, building excitement to carry them into spring and the park reopening.

3) Character Spirit

141022 Cedar Point Trick-or-Treat Halloween Snoopy

Everyone gets into the fall spirit at the parks, and that includes Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and the rest of the Peanuts gang. Bring the family out during the day and see your favorite characters dressed up just for Halloween.

Or if you visit Cedar Point during the day, you may get lucky and see Tony Clark, the Communications Director driving around the midway parade in a boiling pot of witches brew. Everyone gets in on the action.

4) Unique Menu Offerings

150918 Cedar Point Kettle Corn

While the leaves are changing, so does the food that nurtures the soul, preparing our bodies for winter. That is why we love the food scene at the parks for fall. Find warm cider, pumpkin treats, food stands that are only brought out for Haunt, unique food events, and freshly prepared kettle corn.

References:
2017 Canada’s Wonderland Haunt Food
2017 Valleyfair Blood Suckers Buffet & Brew Bar
2017 Dorney Park Fright Feast
Review: Cedar Point Halloweekends Specialty Baked Potatoes
2017 California’s Great America Haunt Boofet
2017 Cedar Point Boeckling’s Banquet
2017 Cedar Point Night of the Living Fed

5) Dwindling Crowds

Halloweekends/Haunt are historically the busiest time of the year to visit the park, but there are some ways to minimize the crowds. As you get closer to Halloween, and especially on Saturdays, the parks can be very crowded. However, depending on the weather forecast, Friday nights and Sundays can be great nights to take in the park with lower crowds.

6) Merchandise Deals

Looking to snag our favorite merchandise for that special someone? As the parks get closer to closing day, they risk being stuck with a bunch of inventory. This means you should be able to find some great discounts of select items.

7) Best Deal of the Year on Season Passes

Cedar Fair Platinum Pass

If you are like our family, we like to save money, and the best time to do that with Cedar Fair season passes is in the fall. When season passes first go on sale is the best time to buy due to the lowest prices and additional added incentives.

For example, new guests that purchase a season pass this season get into the parks one time this season. Renewing members get a free Fast Lane Plus pass, getting them front of the line access one time this season.

When purchasing your season pass, it is also in your best interest to add the all-season dining plan and all-season drink cup/season pass drink program now, as the prices will only go up the longer you wait.

What gets you in the fall spirit?

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