Halloweekend Days Question

Friday, September 18, 2015 10:43 AM
CoasterGuy15's avatar

I have a quick question. I´ve only ever been to Halloweekends on a Saturday because it seemed like the most for the money and I live 2 hours away from the park.

Anyways, I´m curious how the other days compare because I´m planning to go this Sunday when I´m off. I see that Fridays are open from 6-12, and Sundays are open from 11-8. Are these days significantly less busy than Saturdays? Are the Haunts open for both of these days? If so, do the haunts open during the day on a Sunday as the park is only open until dusk? I guess I´m wondering if someone can help me out by letting me know what day is the best, and what all is open on these other days.

Thanks!

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Friday, September 18, 2015 10:44 AM
Thabto's avatar

The outdoor haunts are not open on Sunday's and the other days are significantly less crowded than Saturday's.

Last edited by Thabto, Friday, September 18, 2015 10:44 AM

Brian
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Friday, September 18, 2015 12:02 PM

If you want to do the Haunted stuff, Friday is somewhat less busy than Saturday. If you want to do rides, Friday and Sunday are significantly less busy than Saturday.

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Friday, September 18, 2015 2:31 PM
CoasterGuy15's avatar

So the haunted houses like Eerie Estate, Hexed, Eternity Infirmary, and the new Slaughterhouse will still be open, just not scare zones? If so, does anyone know what time?

I feel kind of dumb going to CP all these years and not knowing much about the Halloweekends schedule. I usually only go during the summer weeks because Halloweekends is just too busy for my liking.

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Friday, September 18, 2015 2:45 PM

As far as I know, the houses are still open Sunday.

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Friday, September 18, 2015 3:05 PM

Looking at cedarpoint.com/haunt, it appears the six "mazes" open at 8 on Fridays, 6 on Saturdays, and 3 on Sundays. The six "scare zones" are open 8-midnight on Fridays and Saturdays and not open on Sunday, except that they will be open from 7-10 on October 11.

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Friday, September 18, 2015 4:19 PM
Gatekeeper2013's avatar

From past experience (the past 3-4 years) the first Friday of Halloweekends (tonight) has always been extremely dead. Not sure how other Friday's compare.

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Monday, September 21, 2015 2:51 PM
Lusyrsgirl's avatar

I've always gone on both Friday and Saturdays (14 years now). Friday nights are where it's at. Walk-on rides, small lines for houses. Couple that with a resort stay early entry (5pm) and you can get a lot out of a Friday.

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Monday, September 21, 2015 4:26 PM
CoasterGuy15's avatar

I'm gonna try and go on a Friday this year now. Thanks to all who helped me out. The lines for the haunts were between 5-20 minutes this past Sunday.

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Thursday, September 24, 2015 12:01 PM

Friday nights are the best day to go in my opinion because the park is not as crowded as it is on Saturdays. I made the mistake of going on a Saturday for my first time. I was able to get on all of the rides, but I was not able to go in any of the haunted houses! So I have went on Fridays every year after that and was able to get on most of the rides and all of the mazes/haunted houses.


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Friday, October 16, 2015 12:40 PM
CoasterGuy15's avatar

Do they still charge $15 for parking on Friday nights?

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Friday, October 16, 2015 2:32 PM

Yes. They do.

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Friday, October 16, 2015 2:42 PM
CoasterGuy15's avatar

That's a bit ridiculous in my opinion... that answered my question if I was going or not tonight especially with the weather, it's not worth it. I thought it would at least be less.

Last edited by CoasterGuy15, Friday, October 16, 2015 2:59 PM
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Friday, October 16, 2015 2:45 PM
Thabto's avatar

They charge for parking any day the park is open, unless it is a special event and they say otherwise. It doesn't matter if you are there for 1 or 12 hours, expect to pay for parking. It sounds to me like you can't justify paying the parking fee for just being there 6 hours. Maybe you should look into getting a platinum pass for future seasons.


Brian
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Friday, October 16, 2015 2:47 PM
CoasterGuy15's avatar

I just do not understand how they can justify full price parking for less than a half a day at the park. At least make it $5-$10...

As for getting a platinum pass, I don't think it is worth it. I don't think I would use any of the other perks besides parking. And if I only go 3 times a year, that still doesn't make up the difference.

Last edited by CoasterGuy15, Friday, October 16, 2015 2:58 PM
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Saturday, October 17, 2015 12:45 PM

CoasterGuy15 said:

I just do not understand how they can justify

They're a business. People pay it. Why change it?

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Sunday, October 18, 2015 10:34 AM
Paisley's avatar

Half day parking at regular price may look like a rip off but consider that in that half day along with a large portion of rides you are getting all the haunts and scare zones. They may not be as intense as some I'm guessing but last time I looked into admission for a stand a lone haunted house it was not cheap. Something like $25 per person for one time through. Makes HalloWeekends seem like a deal to me. Of course I haven't paid separate parking in years maybe if I had to actually hand over the $15 I would feel slightly different but depending on gas prices I spend more than $15 in gas driving to the park so maybe not.

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Sunday, October 18, 2015 8:59 PM

I remember the 'bad old days'

Season pass(platinum didn't exist yet) and pay to park,next came season pass with a purchaseable sticker to affix to windshield(if you used two different cars to go to the point,you had to buy 2 stickers,next came season pass with Joe Cool Club membership on pass to cover parking,next Platinum Passes. Cedar Point,Kings Island,Dorney,Carowinds,Kings Dominion all free,love it !


number of times to Cedar Point:50s/60s/70s/80s-3,1995-1,1996-27,1997-18,1998-13,1999-20,2000-16,2001-8,2002-7,2003-18,2004-14,2005-18,2006-28,2007-16,2008-17,2009-28,2010-26,2011-27,2012-21,2013-18,2014-24,2015-29,2016-46,2017-13,2018-14,2019-10 Running Total-480 72,000 miles traveled for the point.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015 9:57 AM

If you want to get on rides in under an eternity... Friday is your day.

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Thursday, October 22, 2015 1:40 PM

Dennis Urban said:

I remember the 'bad old days'

I remember those days too, but I remember it more as the days when I would buy a plain old Michigan's Adventure season pass (my closest park) and then use it all season at both MiA and CP!

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