Ride Policies and Procedures

Ride Policies and Procedures

For safety reasons, all of Cedar Point’s rides have been evaluated for needed requirements according to guest height. Cedar Point has clearly posted the height requirement at the entrance of each ride. Ride height requirement information is available at the Park Operations Office (near Kiddy Kingdom), Guest Services (far right-hand side of Main Entrance turnstiles), Town Hall in Frontier Town and Resort Entrance Gate. 

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For Your Safety

Some rides require a “supervising companion” to accommodate a rider. A supervising companion is someone who meets all the requirements to ride the ride themselves, is 16 years of age or older and demonstrates appropriate observed behavior*.

*Explanation: Appropriate observed behavior may include but not be limited to maintaining proper riding position, attention and compliance to safety instructions, proper use of all ride or safety equipment and a willingness to participate.

Limit one child per supervising companion on Calypso, Dodgem, Lolli Swing, Matterhorn, Monster, Peanuts 500, Troika, Turnpike Cars and Woodstock Express.
Safety is number one at Cedar Point. All passenger restraint systems, including lap bars, shoulder harnesses and seatbelts, must be positioned, fastened and tightened to allow guests to ride. We are required by the State of Ohio to enforce all manufacturer requirements.

Due to rider restraint system requirements, guests of larger size may not be accommodated on some of our rides. This may apply, but not be limited to, men who exceed 6’2”, or those who exceed 225 pounds, have a 40” waistline or 52” chest or females who exceed 200 pounds or wear size 18 or larger. Each person has different body proportions so it is not possible to list exact size and weight.

Maximum rider height is 6' 6" for the following rides: Maverick, Millennium Force, Shoot the Rapids, Top Thrill Dragster and Wicked Twister.

Our larger guests may experience difficulty on Blue Streak, Corkscrew, Mantis, Maverick, maXair, Mean Streak, Millennium Force, Mine Ride, Power Tower, Raptor, Skyhawk, SkyScraper, Top Thrill Dragster, Wave Swinger, Wicked Twister and WindSeeker.

Maximum recommended weight limits are posted on many rides including Camp Snoopy rides, Monster, Planet Snoopy rides, Scrambler, Skyscraper, Super Himalaya, Troika, Wave Swinger, WindSeeker, RipCord and most Soak City attractions.

You may enter the ride via the exit to ensure the restraints function properly prior to waiting in line. We have test seats at Mantis, Maverick, maXair, Millennium Force, Raptor, Skyhawk, Top Thrill Dragster and Wicked Twister.
There are weight limits posted for several rides. The weight limits listed here are per ride unit and must be dispersed between the two to four riders that the vehicle accommodates.

  • Balloon Race (300 lbs.)
  • Camp Bus (440 lbs.)
  • Frog Hopper (500 lbs.)
  • Helicopters (220 lbs.)
  • Lolli Swing (275 lbs.)
  • Monster (400 lbs.)
  • Peanuts 500 (275 lbs.)
  • Red Baron (220 lbs.)
  • RipCord (800 lbs.)
  • Scrambler (510 lbs.)
  • Sir Rub-A-Dubs Tubs (250 lbs.)
  • Sky Fighters (100 lbs.)
  • Sky Ride (660 lbs.)
  • Skyscraper (500 lbs.)
  • Super Himalaya (495 lbs.)
  • Tilt-A-Whirl (800 lbs.)
  • Troika (330 lbs.)
  • Wave Swinger (230 lbs.)
  • Woodstock Express (300 lbs.)
Many amusement park rides have safety systems designed by the manufacturer to accommodate people of average physical stature and body proportion. These safety systems may place restrictions on the ability of an individual to safely experience the ride. Extremely large or small individuals, pregnant women, people with casts, braces, restrictive devices or disabilities may not be safely accommodated by these systems. For example, height requirements are based on the size needed for safety restraints to function properly and the level of maturity usually associated with a certain height. This policy was developed in consultation with a biodynamics engineer and a rehabilitation specialist, based on the recommendations of the manufacturer, our past experience, and our evaluation of each ride in both normal and emergency operating conditions. Our prime consideration is the ability of a person to endure the dynamics of the ride without risk of injury to himself, other guests, or park personnel.
Hand-held infants are restricted from most rides. They may be taken on Antique Cars, Cadillac Cars, C.P. & L. E. Railroad, Giant Wheel, Kiddy Kingdom Carousel, Midway Carousel, Sky Ride and Snoopy’s Express Railroad.
Pregnant women may ride: C.P. & L.E. Railroad, Giant Wheel, Kiddy Kingdom Carousel, Midway Carousel and Sky Ride.
To ensure guests can hear safety instructions, headphones must be removed before boarding. Personal Entertainment Devices must be secured in a waist pack or cargo shorts.
Due to the potential for water damage, Shoot the Rapids, Thunder Canyon and Snake River Falls riders should leave their cameras and other valuable items with a non-rider or in a locker.
Our line jumping policy states that if you cut into a line of waiting guests, no matter what the reason, you are inviting dismissal from the park without refund of admission. This rule is strictly enforced. LINE JUMPING IS: “CUTTING IN FRONT OF OTHER WAITING GUESTS. LEAVING THE LINE, THEN ATTEMPTING TO REENTER. THIS INCLUDES USING THE REST ROOM FACILITIES OR TO PURCHASE FOOD OR DRINKS.” Once you leave your place in line, you have forfeited it, no matter what the reason. Saving a place in line is simply not permitted.
Front seat waiting is available for the following roller coasters:

  • Corkscrew
  • Magnum
  • Mantis
  • Maverick
  • Mean Streak
  • Millennium Force
  • Mine Ride
  • Raptor
  • Top Thrill Dragster
  • Wicked Twister

Guests should go through the regular queue line and get into the Front Seat queue on the loading platform. Once the queue is full, guests must choose another seat.
Rides will close due to weather conditions, particularly rain, high winds and/or lightning. A specific answer as to which rides close or remain open is not possible because varying degrees of inclement weather cause different effects on different rides. Those rides affected the most are the roller coasters and the high rides. Cedar Point makes every effort to reopen the rides as quickly and safely as possible after the adverse weather conditions cease. Sorry, no rainchecks or refunds.

Generally, the following weather conditions will affect the listed rides and attractions:

  • HIGH WINDS - These rides MAY close depending on wind speed and direction: Gemini, Giant Wheel, Magnum XL-200, Mantis, maXair, Mean Streak, Millennium Force, Power Tower, Raptor, RipCord, Sky Ride, Skyhawk, Skyscraper, Snoopy Bounce, Top Thrill Dragster , WindSeeker and Zoom Flume.
  • ANY PRECIPITATION - These rides WILL CLOSE: 4 x 4's, Challenge Raceway, Giant Wheel, Raptor, Top Thrill Dragster and Woodstock Express.
  • STEADY RAIN - All rides listed under ANY PRECIPITATION and the rides listed below will close: Calypso, Corkscrew, Gemini, Iron Dragon, Magnum XL-200, Mantis, Matterhorn, Maverick, Mean Streak, Millennium Force, SkyScraper and Snoopy Bounce.
  • HEAVY RAIN - All rides listed under ANY PRECIPITATION or STEADY RAIN and the rides listed below will close: Blue Streak, Junior Gemini, maXair, Mine Ride, Monster, Ocean Motion, Power Tower, Sky Ride, Skyhawk, Snake River Falls and Wicked Twister.
All rides will be closed during the severity of the storm and will start to reopen as soon as the storm or lightning passes.
Please remember, it is not possible to specifically state which rides will be closed at a specific time because the varying degrees of inclement weather cause different effects on different rides.
For safety reasons, purses, backpacks, beverage containers or any other loose articles may not be taken on the following rides: Blue Streak, Lolli Swings, Snoopy Bounce, Woodstock Express, Cedar Downs, Corkscrew, Frog Hopper, Gemini, Kite Eating Tree, Magnum XL-200, Mantis, Maverick, maXair, Mean Streak, Mine Ride, Power Tower, Raptor, RipCord, Skyhawk, Skyscraper, Super Himalaya, Wave Swinger, Wicked Twister and Witches' Wheel. These items may be left in a locker, your vehicle, with a non-rider, or at the owner's risk on the ride platform. However, Cedar Point is not responsible for items lost, damaged or stolen.

GateKeeper, Millennium Force and Top Thrill Dragster: Loose articles of any kind including purses, backpacks, beverage containers, etc may not be taken past the entrance, or in line and may not be left on the ride platform. Cell phones, pagers, or other small items must be secured in cargo pockets or waist packs. All loose items not able to be stored in cargo pockets or waist packs must be left in a locker or with a non-rider prior to entering the line.

Glasses must be secured with an athletic strap on GateKeeper, Maverick, maXair, Power Tower, Skyhawk, Top Thrill Dragster and Wicked Twister.

Loose items may be secured by the rider inside the ride unit on all rides not listed above.

For safety reasons, taking pictures, videotaping and filming on rides are prohibited. Picture taking is permitted on the C.P. & L.E. Railroad.

Loose articles are defined as cell phones, pagers, hats, cameras, stuffed animals, umbrellas, beverage containers, personal entertainment devices, purses, backpacks, etc. If you have any questions about our Loose Article Policy, please call 419-627-2301.
Footwear and shirts must be worn in the ride area. The only exception to this is for hand-held infants who cannot walk and are not required to wear shoes. On Thunder Canyon and Snake River Falls only, guests may wear swimwear and are not required to wear shoes. Lockers are located nearby. Slip-on shoes should be removed on the Wave Swinger, Raptor, Power Tower, maXair, Skyhawk and Wicked Twister.

No smoking in the ride area (for fire prevention purposes); no smoking in the ride queues (lines) for the courtesy and comfort of other guests. SMOKING IS CAUSE FOR REMOVAL FROM THE LINE. Designated smoking areas are located near Park Plaza Gift Shop, Raptor, Panda Express, Frontier Train Station and behind Giant Wheel. No food or drinks can be taken on to the ride platform (to help maintain our standards of cleanliness).
Most rides seat guests in groups of 2 or 4.