Re: Parking... the hidden expense
If you look at competing properties, Cedar Point's parking price can be considered very competitive, and perhaps even low. Universal, as well as the Florida DIsney parks charged $11 a day on my last visit. I think I've read that Six Flags charges even more.
Yes, $10 is expensive, but when many competing properties charge at least $10, it doesn't seem so bad. Not all of us are lucky enough to have Holiday World or Kennywood as their home parks.
In addition to having a Platinum Pass, I believe you can get free parking by staying at a Cedar Point resort.
I just wish they did with food what they do with parking, and have prices on par with DIsney.
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