Two days at a non-Disney amusement park...$500? Wat?
August 3, 2012 7:19 AM Subscribe
I live about 4.5 hours south of Cedar Point in Ohio. We want to go for a couple days. Can you help me plan it so that it doesn't cost almost as much as a week in FL?
posted by TomMelee to Travel & Transportation around Sandusky, OH (19 answers total)
That about sums it up. 2, up to 4 people (ok, possibly a 5th) want to go to Cedar Point in the middle of the week for up to two nights. It is 4.5 hours away or so, so we'd rather not drive in the morning and attend in the same day, although we could attend and leave earlier and come home. I will also have a 20 month old in-tow, who will need to go back to the hotel for his nap in the middle of the day.
The cheapest way I can come up with to do this is $500 for 4 people for 2 nights including park passes WITHOUT fast-pass. $250 a couple for two and a half days, plus gas ~$60, plus food ~$80 each, easily, equals almost $500 for two friggin days.
I've got friends in FL who let us stay for free, so I could rent a car, pay for gas, and eat and fish for a week for about $650. It's 3x the distance, but it's 8 days instead of 2.
Am I missing something?
(Single day passes can be had for $44 each, 2 days for $79. I can't find a hotel in easy distance that isn't crazy, plus food.) $160 for admission for 2 people for 2 days plus probably $200 for hotel plus food and gas is even more expensive than doing the package.