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The Scariest Place of Fall: HalloWeekends at Cedar Point

By KK

Fall time is upon us, and this time of the year means cider mills, pumpkins, colorful leaves, and haunted houses.  The season also means a trip to Cedar Point for their annual Halloween festivities dubbed “HalloWeekends.”

HalloWeekends is a unique experience only found at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio. Along with world-class roller coasters and family attractions, you can meet the Peanuts Gang. There are plenty of things to do for kids of all ages. During the fall season, the park sets up areas throughout the grounds that turn normal into spooktacular.

As you walk into the park at the end of the 2013 season, you’ll first see the new roller coaster, GateKeeper. GateKeeper is the perfect start for this haunting season’s coasters. It is full of twists and turns to start your fright night ahead. While walking through the front gate while being greeted by Cedar Point’s friendly staff welcoming you into the park, you are able to see the GateKeeper’s now famous “keyholes.” Just the sight of the coaster makes pulses race.  Screen Shot 2013-09-24 at 12.33.24 PM

After enjoying the daytime coasters and family attractions, get ready for the spooky music playing throughout the park’s huge sound system, while the fog rolls in at sunset. You’re in for a spooky treat at dusk. With a total of ten family attractions to experience, it makes a visit to Cedar Point enjoyable and pleasant.

You can pick up a map to help you find the way to the indoor haunted houses and outdoor Scare Zones located around the park. All of the haunted attractions consist of zombies, ghosts, and half dead characters of all kinds who ready to scare you out of your shoes. There are walk-through areas such as places like the Eden Muse, the Eternity Infirmity, Cornstalkers, and the new Zombie High School. If you pick up a “Fright Lane” pass, you’ll move to the front of the line for all five of the indoor haunted houses. The Fright Lane pass is similar to the Fast Lane pass Cedar Point offers that gets you to the front of the line for the most popular rides.

Furthermore, the park is filled with much more to see and spook your way through. Be sure to check out Cedar Point’s own graveyard, “The Land of the Lost Thrills.” In some spots there are old train cars to ride which are no longer running along with the living. Along with the graveyards, Cedar Point has well over 1,000 bales of hay, 5,000 corn stalks, 10,000 pounds of pumpkins, and other Halloween-related items for the whole family to enjoy.

Cedar Point’s HalloWeekends is one hell of a hauntingly spooky awesome time. If you’re a Halloween lover at heart, be sure to plan a trip, It would be one you will never forget. Don’t forget to bring a hoodie; It’s that time of year again.

For more information regarding Cedar Point and HalloWeekends, please call (419) 627-2350, or visit the park’s official website at www.cedarpoint.com.

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