Family Travel Fun: HalloWeekends at Cedar Point

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Cedar Point Ride (c) Rural Mom

For seven weekends in September and October, America’s favorite roller coast haven morphs into an exciting arena of Halloween fun.  The entire theme park including rides, shows, parades – even the dinosaurs – get decked out in Halloween style!

It’s hard not to smile when you walk into Cedar Point, the entire park is full of life, laughter and energetic colors.  Halloween brings about a new level of delightful daytime pumpkin-filled cheer but when the bright lights fade away, nighttime steals the show with sinister snarl… you certainly never know what’s going to creep out of the fog or what thrill awaits your next turn!

HalloWeekends at Cedar Point offers a slew of family-friendly tricks and treats from mild to wild for every age and scare-level. Special attractions include:

Trick or Treat with the Dinosaurs Cedar Point

Trick or Treat with the Dinosaurs – a new activity where children can walk the trick-or-treat trail on Adventure Island to see more than 50 life-sized dinosaurs while collecting fun treats from stations along the way.

Howl-O-Palooza – a new children’s area featuring entertainment and activities

Monster Midway Invasion Celebration parade – friendly monsters and spooky-cute floats entertain viewers on the midway (at 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays) 

Nighttime Scares for Chillseekers – haunted houses, trails of terror, decked-out coasters, and high-energy live shows are specially designed to frighten the night

We attended the first HalloWeekend of 2013, which coincidentally was our first Cedar Point visit.  The theme park on its own is chock full of fun rides, oodles of shopping, fabulous foods, interesting characters and amazing delights around every corner.  Top it off with the HalloWeekend flair and the fun factor boils over to leave you breathless!

Even the hotels and restaurants on property get in on the action.  Cedar Point certainly goes all out to celebrate the Halloween season and deliver a bewitching experience.

For more information on HalloWeekends at Cedar Point, visit

HalloWeekends Cedar Point (c) RuralMom

Disclosure:  I attended a blogging conference hosted at Cedar Point.  As part of the press conference, I did receive discounted accommodations.  All thoughts and opinions of Cedar Point are that of Rural Mom. I’m under no obligation to share my experience or information about this theme park, I choose to because this is a quality option for family travel!  

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Barb Webb. Founder and Editor of Rural Mom, is an author and sustainable living expert nesting in Appalachian Kentucky. When she’s not chasing chickens around the farm or engaging in mock Jedi battles, she’s writing about country living and artisan culture.
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    • Kristyn
    • September 19, 2013

    my husband would have so much fun at this but i am to much of a scardy cat for rides like this!

    • Pam
    • September 19, 2013

    This looks like a lot of fun, Barb. My kids would enjoy the roller coasters but I have motion sickness. I don’t think people in the cars near me would enjoy my riding.

    • Frugal and Fun Mom
    • September 19, 2013

    My oldest son would love the Trick or Treat with the Dinosaurs. Thanks for sharing.

    • Linkon Khan
    • December 27, 2014

    Beautiful travel place.Thanks for your post.
    point to point

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