Review: Cedar Point Halloweekends Specialty Baked Potatoes

Exclusively for the Halloweekends event at Cedar Point, Executive Chef Phil Bucco has brought back specialty baked potatoes that you might want to try before the end of the season. The park reused the food booths from the Brew & BBQ event, and placed them on the Gemini midway.

Turkey Dinner Baked Potato

The food stand sells the specialty baked potatoes. First up is the Turkey Dinner Baked Potato. A standard baked potato is sliced open and filled with turkey, cornbread stuffing, gravy, and cranberry sauce for $9.00.

The turkey was large chunks of turkey that were perfectly prepared, and we really enjoyed the size of the meat.

The stuffing, gravy, and cranberry were also all excellent! When everything was tied together, the turkey dinner baked potato was a tower of deliciousness. Note: The pictures may be deceiving, but these were large baked potatoes stuffed with all the toppings.

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Our only suggestion is while the amount of stuffing and turkey was adequate, we all thought the potato could have used more gravy and cranberry sauce. By the time you ate the toppings with the potato, there was nothing left to eat with the remaining potato.

Overall, we really enjoyed the turkey dinner baked potato and love that Chef Phil has introduced this creative option.

Pumpkin Stuffed Sweet Potato

We also tried the pumpkin stuffed baked potato, featuring roasted pumpkin, cinnamon, and marshmallow topping for $7.00.

We love the creativeness of this new food option at Cedar Point. In our eyes, the whole point of going to an amusement park to eat should involve getting to eat things you normally would not get at home or a restaurant. That being said, the pumpkin stuffed sweet potato is one of those options that will either be loved or hated by guests.

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While the sweet potato and toppings were all an excellent accompaniment, the roasted pumpkin had a very strong smokey flavor to them. Some people may love that, but we are not big fans of an overbearing, strong smoke flavor. The pumpkin tended to overpower the rest of the flavors from the cinnamon, marshmallow, and sweet potato itself.

Great attempt, and some may really enjoy the pumpkin stuffed sweet potato. However, it was not for us. We will stick with the turkey dinner as our potato of choice.

Summary

The price point of the specialty baked potatoes was up $1 each compared to when they were first introduced in 2016. You received a large potato stuffed full of toppings at a reasonable price.

The turkey dinner stuffed potato was our favorite, though ask if they can add some more gravy and cranberry sauce if that is your thing and you want some to enjoy when you get to the bottom of the potato.

Did you try the specialty potato stands during Cedar Point’s Halloweekends? If you, please let us know your feedback below in the comments.

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