Cedar Point Without the Roller Coasters

Riding the Railroad
I’ll be the first to admit it: I do enjoy the feel of adrenaline rushing through my veins, the feel of the wind whipping through my hair, and that awesome dry mouth sensation I get when I’m about to test my limits. Without sounding too much like a York Peppermint Patty commercial, I tend to be an adrenaline junkie as of late. The kid is old enough to finally dig riding fast rides and I am grateful. But, what if you have children that do not meet height requirements for the larger, faster rides but still want to visit Cedar Point or you drive for hours, only to discover there’s a high wind warning and most of the coasters are closed? Can you still have a blast without stepping foot on a coaster? You betcha!

Cedar Point and Lake Erie Railroad

I found myself walking leisurely through the park instead of racing from coaster to coaster. I enjoyed moseying along the paths, taking in the beautiful scenery, and not having to worry if what I ate for lunch would soon make a reappearance. I rode the Cedar Point and Lake Erie Railroad train and loved every second of it.

Fire Brigade
I took photos of the fun ghost town (and was actually successful at it a couple of times!) and giggled to myself at the fun scenarios.
It looks like those guys have been here a while

Cedar Downs Racing Derby

I have no plans on becoming a jockey anytime soon, so a fun, low thrill ride on the Cedar downs Racing Derby is as good as it gets for me. Cedar Point has actually combined racing and a carousel and has put smiles on the faces of every passenger since 1920. 
Cedar Downs Selfie
The horses actually move forward and back and race the others in their row until a winner is found at the end of the ride. This carousel seriously moves and was a total blast. 
On your marks…

Cadillac Cars

Who wouldn’t want to navigate around a winding path in a 1910 replica of a Cadillac Touring car? The cars are on rails so you don’t veer off the paved road, I was still responsible for keeping the car smooth and steady. With only one pedal as the stop-or-go means, it’s a breeze to work and super fun.
Low on the thrill, high on the fun

Kiddy Kingdom Carousel

Hey, there’s a kid inside all of us and I had no problem saddling up on an ostrich for a quick ride on the Kiddy Carousel. I’m probably never going to ride one in real life, so I chose the next best thing: a large bird that would not turn around and peck me on the head, made of sturdy materials, and guaranteed to put a smile on my face. 
Bird’s eye view of Cedar Point

Beautiful view, don’t ya think?
The carousel has loads of other animals, beautiful horses, and non-moving seats for guests that want to be seated and not perched on an animal. 
So, can you have fun without riding a thrill ride at Cedar Point? I’m smiling while thinking back on my day at The Point and writing this entry. That’s definitely a sure sign of a good time. 
Could you visit a theme park known for its coasters and still have fun? Let me know below!
Happy Travels!
Disclosure: I was hosted by Lake Erie Shores and Islands for the purpose of this blog post. I was not asked to state a particular point of view and mu opinions are my own. 

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