Backing things up again to earlier this month when Kevin and I went up to Cedar Point with his side of the family for another quick mini vacation. We got to Cedar Point on Thursday but headed over to Toledo shortly after check in to see Kevin’s cousin’s new place. He just moved there for work and we grabbed dinner with him before going back to our hotel later that night. Fricker’s for dinner and Yuengling, for the win!
We had gorgeous weather in the parks Friday and Saturday. Saturday was a bit more crowded than Friday, but otherwise, the lines weren’t too bad. We passed the time in line for the longer rides like Millennium Force, Top Thrill Dragster (more on that later), Maverick, etc. using the handy app Heads Up.
I was so nervous for this trip because I get super motion sick. I can’t even go on long car rides without having to sit in the front because the backseat is the worst for someone with motion sickness. I used to love roller coasters too, but now they can really get to me at times.
I’ve found that roller coasters that loop a bunch are the biggest culprits, so I try to stay away from those. And I definitely can’t do any of those carnival rides that spin in circles. Makes me want to throw up just watching those go ’round and ’round. Here’s Kev and his fam on this ridiculous ride that I did not go on:
So I decided to take the coasters one at a time and I surprisingly did really well! The hour long lines were helpful because my stomach had a chance to take a break and recover. I did almost all of the rides that Kev and his family rode on Thursday, except for the Dragster. No way no how.
However…I succumbed to peer pressure and on Friday, I stood in the hour and a half line to ride it. It. was. the. worst. Going 120 mph in 4 seconds IS NOT HEALTHY. But, I survived!
In fact, I did really well that evening and rode Millennium Force at night. Proof:
Cedar Point is fun, but we also remembered it’s right on Lake Erie, so I carved out a few moments one evening to spend it on the beach.
‘Twas another great weekend with my husband!