Courtesy of Cedar Point

Cedar Point Nights return from July 29 through Aug. 21, offering a truly exciting way to cap off the summer. Each evening kicks off at 7 p.m. and extends a day of fun well into the night, as the park lights up the pristine Cedar Point Beach.

Access to Cedar Point Nights is included with Cedar Point admission. It’s hosted by “Fitzgerald Family,” a squad of “over-the-top characters who’ve spent their summers visiting the historic Hotel Breakers, enjoying all the amenities it and Lake Erie have to offer,” a release explains. Guests can meet and visit with Sully, Pookey, Mia and Alex Fitzgerald, plus take part in a bunch of activities, including the Lake Erie Luau and beach dance party.

“New this year, guests can use the exclusive Cedar Point Nights ‘Sand Dollar’ currency and exchange these special tokens for food items, games and more,” a release adds. Sand Dollars may be used at Lake Erie Luau and the winner-every-time games and are available for purchase at and inside the Lakeside Pavilion during the event.

New this year is the Lake Erie Luau, the park’s twist on a Polynesian dining experience with Great Lakes-inspired foods, treats and specialty drinks. Adults are able to enjoy in the Luau Bar, a themed social space and lounge serving specialty cocktails. Another fun aspect of the Cedar Point Beach are the private beach bungalows. Available for purchase, the bungalows include lounge seating, fire pits, service from the adjacent Sand Bar, access to the Lake Erie Luau menu and a complimentary glow souvenir and Boardwalk Cruiser ride. For more information on Cedar Point’s end of summer offerings, visit their website.

10 Cedar Point Rides We Really Miss

  • Top Thrill Dragster

    Last August, a Cedar Point guest was seriously injured at the park. As she was waiting in line for the Top Thrill Dragster, the woman was hit by a flying part off the ride and subsequently injured. The ride won’t be back for 2022, but no word on if it will be back after that.

  • Mantis

    Cedar Point converted the Mantis into a floorless roller coaster named Rougarou in 2015, the latter of which is still there. But, some people miss the Mantis!

  • Antique Cars

    Just this season, Cedar Point removed Antique Cars, a drive-it-yourself ride through Frontier Town, in order to create enough space for a new restaurant.

  • Wicked Twister

    Wicked Twister welcomed its first passengers at Cedar Point on May 5, 2002. It actually held the record for the world’s tallest and fastest twisting impulse roller coaster. It closed last year!

  • Demon Drop

    This was a scary one! Watch video below.

  • White Water Landing

    White Water Landing closed back in 2005.

  • WildCat

    This was a tipsy turvy one! See footage below.

  • Space Spiral

    I don’t remember this one at all. But check out footage below!

  • Mean Streak

    This coaster was all the rage when I was a kid.

  • Disaster Transport

    This was a wild indoor coaster- very unique!

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