Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, is the second oldest amusement park in the United States. It’s famous for its 18 roller coasters, mile-long beach, water park, five hotels, and live entertainment. I rank it as one of the best theme parks in the United States, and you can buy discount Cedar Point tickets through authorized sellers online and in person at certain regional retailers.

I’ve outlined all of the methods I know of here that are popular places to check to save money with discounted prices on general admission tickets. Note that many of these options aren’t better than our list’s first two discounts.

Ultimately, cheap Cedar Point tickets and how much you save depends on how many tickets you buy and if you need to account for tax and service fees.

Key Takeaways

  • Cedar Point offers ticket discounts, including online deals, season passes, and hotel packages.
  • We have a secret discount that is MUCH cheaper in many cases.
  • Be sure your ticket includes the water park if you want it.
  • We haven’t seen a lot of grocery store discounts, but it doesn’t hurt to check.

Cedar Point Tickets General Information and Gate Pricing

Cedar Point admission tickets are usually offered as Daily Tickets and Season Passes. Both can be enhanced with various optional add-ons, including Fast Lane.

Cedar Point Gate Prices:

  • $91.80/ages 3+ (tax included) for a one-day pass
  • $183.60/ages 3+ (tax included) for a two-day pass
  • Kids ages 0-2 are free!

Cedar Point Shores Water Park gate prices:

  • $54.99 ages 3+ (tax included) for a one-day pass

But, seriously, no one pays gate prices. There’s no need because many discounted ticket options exist, even ones directly through the park. You can also upgrade your ticket with the following…

Fast Lane: You can upgrade your ticket before you go or at the theme park to include a Fast Lane wristband. This allows you to bypass the regular lines on 22 rides, including the Raptor, Gatekeeper, and Rougarou. 

You may also upgrade to Fast Lane Plus. This offers pass holders unlimited access to the 22 Fast Lane attractions and rides on Steel Vengeance, Maverick, Millennium Force, and Valraven.

All-Day Dining/Funday Bundle Options: Cedar Point also offers All-Day Dining Options (for an extra fee) when purchasing admission tickets, as well as a Funday Bundle option that includes Admission, Parking, and All-Day Dining.

HalloWeekend Passes: These tickets are for the Halloween season when the park is open during select days and nights in September and October. When these tickets are available, you can purchase three different types: HalloWeekends Admission and HalloWeekends Bundle. HalloWeekends Admission includes a single-day ticket, all-day rides, and HalloWeekends attractions. Additionally, with the HalloWeekends Bundle, you will receive admission, parking, and all-day dining for one low price.

1. Discount One-Day and Two-Day Cedar Point Tickets

If you need discount Cedar Point tickets, you can save money by purchasing through our aRes Travel ticket site. They are a California-based, authorized ticket seller for major attractions across the United States, including Disneyland, Walt Disney World, and Universal theme parks.

They charge a $2 convenience fee per ticket, but you will likely come out ahead, making it a good deal. Tax is included in the ticket price. We have REALLY good prices on Cedar Fair theme parks, but you need to request our secret discount by text or email.


  • 1-Day: The One-Day Ticket is valid for one (1) visit May 4 – September 2, 2024 for a full park experience.
  • 2-Day: The Two-Day Ticket is valid for any two (2) visits May 4 – September 2, 2024 for a full park experience.

Cedar Point Shores Waterpark Admission is not included.

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2. Cedar Point Direct Special Offers and Tickets Online

Regular Single-Day Admission starts at $49.99 per ticket. Be careful, however. Online, Cedar Point charges a $6.99 processing fee (plus tax), which in many circumstances, makes the ticket options below more advantageous.

3. Cedar Point Hotel & Ticket Vacation Packages

Cedar Point has four resorts and hotels: Hotel Breakers at Cedar Point, Lighthouse Point at Cedar Point, Cedar Point’s Express Hotel, and Castaway Bay Resort. Vacation packages through Cedar Point for these properties include:

  • An overnight stay at a Cedar Point property
  • Cedar Point admissions tickets
  • Early Entry to Cedar Point Park (usually one hour before the general public)
  • FREE Cedar Point fountain beverages
  • Free parking at Cedar Point

Or, if you’re looking to get cheaper Cedar Fair tickets with a budget hotel, check these packages. You’ll be able to choose from 31 Sandusky and nearby hotels.

When visiting Cedar Point theme parks with family, these vacation packages are a good deal. Most people will find the discounts add up to save money.

Wave swinger ride spins around.

4. Season Passes

Frequent visitors should definitely consider a Seasons Pass. Cedar Point offers four Season Passes: the Summer Pass, the Gold Pass, the Prestige Pass, and the Pre-K Pass.

Season Passes provide unlimited admission to Cedar Point during its annual summer season, as well as certain other benefits varying by pass type.

The Gold and Prestige Passes also offer Unlimited Visits to Cedar Park’s HalloWeekends and to Cedar Park Shores, as well as ‘Bring A Friend’ discounts.

The Prestige Pass also gives pass holders early entry to Cedar Park and Cedar Park Shores. Check to see which season pass (some of which include free parking) works best for you.

Additionally, if you have purchased a Gold or Prestige Pass, you can add the All Park Passport as a premium add-on. It grants holders access to all the parks in Cedar Fair family. The terms and conditions are on the Cedar Fair All Park-Passport page.

5. FREE Pre-K Passes

If you have a child between the ages of 3–5, and have purchased a Gold or Prestige Pass for yourself, register them for a free Pre-K Pass. You must bring proof of the child’s age to the park with you. With this pass, eligible kids will receive unlimited visits for their entire summer season.

6. Grocery Store Discounts: Meijer, Kroger, Giant Eagle and Drug Mart

Currently not available online. Currently, Meijer is not selling cheap Cedar Point tickets online, but you may check in-store if there’s a Meijer near you. You can check online for updates.

To secure Giant Eagle Cedar Point tickets, visit the Customer Service desk inside the store in person to pick up a coupon. Present the coupon at a Cedar Point Park ticket booth to redeem it.

Temporarily not available. Discount Drug Mart usually sells tickets for the same price as they cost online directly through Cedar Point but without the service fee. However, they are currently not selling Cedar Point tickets at this time. You can check online for updates.

You can check your local Kroger store for discounted tickets to Cedar Point. However, not all stores offer them.

maXair ride at Cedar Point in the sky.

7. Cedar Point Tickets on Groupon

Cedar Point theme park tickets can occasionally be found on Groupon, on their own or grouped with hotel packages. Groupon maintains a dedicated page for the theme park, but no current offers exist. Regarding purchasing only tickets, aRes Travel above is usually less than Groupon.

8. Costco Discounts

As of this writing, they do not have online tickets for the amusement park. Search Costco’s theme park section online periodically or check in your local store to see if they sell cheap Cedar Point tickets as availability changes.

9. AAA Cedar Point Tickets

AAA Cedar Point tickets can be secured by contacting your local AAA office. The discount on single-day tickets can be up to 52%  for AAA members. The availability depends on your region.

You can also save on Cedar Point hotel packages with your AAA discount.

10. Military Discounts

Active and retired military personnel and veterans can visit Cedar Point for free on designated Military Days. Currently, tickets for Military Personnel are $44.99, and hotel stays are 10% off. You can take advantage of these savings directly online.

11. Student Discounts

College students should check with their student unions to see if any Cedar Point student discounts are available to them. For example, current students at the University of Michigan receive discounts on Cedar Point Park admission. The University of Michigan Alumni Association also offers discounts on theme park tickets to its members.

12. Group Discounts

A group discount is available for purchases of 15 – 99 Cedar Point tickets when purchased in advance online, and a different category of discounts and other special options for groups of 100 or more. Details are available on the park’s website.

Important Cedar Point Tips

Riders on a Cedar Point roller coaster.

Check Cedar Point Hours

When planning a visit to Cedar Point and its water park Cedar Point Shores, be sure to check their calendar for opening dates and hours as it is a seasonal park and not open year-round. Its typical daily season runs from May–Labor Day Weekend. It’s also open on select days in September and October for its annual ‘HalloWeekends’ Halloween celebration.

Always Read Ticket Terms and Conditions

Before purchasing Cedar Point tickets, read all terms and conditions, which should outline expiration dates, refund policies, and transfer policies. Some tickets will not be usable on special event days.

Cedar Point Directions and Parking

Cedar Point is located in Sandusky, Ohio, on Lake Erie. It’s roughly 55 miles from Cleveland and 65 miles from Toledo, Ohio. The official Cedar Point address is below. Using it, Google Maps will take you to Cedar Point Drive. But you will still need to drive to the point, which will be obvious once you get there.

📍 Cedar Point
1 Cedar Point Drive, Sandusky, Ohio 44870

The park’s website has a map and more information about the Cedar Point parks. It is very much a destination theme park that people fly in to visit. The closest airport is the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport of Ohio. Others ride Greyhound or Amtrak.

Cedar Point single-day general parking costs $27.78 per car per day, if you purchase online in advance. Otherwise, you’ll pay $30 per car per day and $40 per car for preferred parking.

FAQs About Cedar Point Tickets

Is there a Cedar Point first responder discount?

No, Cedar Point is not currently offering any discounts for first responders. 

Is there a Cedar Point teacher discount?

No, Cedar Point is not currently offering any discounts on teacher tickets. 


No, Cedar Point does not offer any buy one get one (BOGO) free ticket deals.

We Have Discounts at More Cedar Fair Parks

Get the details for our other secret discounts:

And here are discount tips for other theme parks:

Katie Dillon is the managing editor of La Jolla Mom. She helps readers plan San Diego vacations through her hotel expertise (that stems from living in a Four Seasons hotel) and local connections. Readers have access to exclusive discounts on theme park tickets (like Disneyland and San Diego Zoo) and perks at luxury hotels worldwide through her. She also shares insider tips for visiting major cities worldwide, like Hong Kong, London, Paris, and Shanghai, that her family has either lived in or visits regularly (or both).

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