Welcome Back for Cedar Point's Reopening 2021

Park: 10 AM - 8 PM | Waterpark: Closed | View Hours
Tickets & Reservations Now Available

You are invited to purchase tickets that include a reservation or make a reservation to visit if you are a Season Passholder or an existing Two-Day Ticketholder. Please note that your preferred visit date may not be available.

Cedar Point Reopening Protocols

When Cedar Point opens, we want you to have an awesome day and feel safe when visiting, so we developed an extensive coronavirus reopening plan – new processes and enhanced procedures throughout the park to help reduce the spread of germs. We’re all in this together and by working together you can safely and confidently enjoy the thrills and fun that only Cedar Point can deliver this season.  

This page provides you with essential information for what you will need to do before you arrive at Cedar Point, what you’ll see and experience when you arrive, and how to make the most of your visit—safely—when you get here. 

Changes from Last Season: 

  • Reservations will be required for Cedar Point and Cedar Point Shores Waterpark. Both Season Passholders and Single Day Ticketholders will need reservations.  
  • Temperature checks for guests have been discontinued. 
  • The health screen questionnaire will be conducted by associates at all entrance gates and will not be through the Cedar Point mobile app.  
  • There will be no limitations to ride capacity, but social distancing remains in place while waiting in line. Face coverings are recommended while riding rides.
  • Guests aged 10 years and older are required to wear face coverings while indoors, unless actively eating and drinking. Face coverings are not required outdoors unless it is not possible to maintain 6’ of social distancing. Face coverings should completely cover the nose and mouth, and not have exhalation valves or vents, which allows virus particles to escape.

Reservations Required
Reservations will be required for most guests to Cedar Point and all guests to Cedar Point Shores.


Mobile App
At least one member of your group should have the park mobile app on their phone.


Face Coverings Required
Face coverings are required indoors unless eating or drinking, and outdoors when social distancing cannot be maintained.


Health Screenings
Health screenings will be required for all guests and associates.


Hand Sanitization
Hand sanitization stations have been added throughout the park.


Use of Location Services
Enabling the Location Services feature in the park app allows us to send you real-time updates.

Before You Leave Home

Cedar Point and Cedar Point Shores Waterpark will open with limited capacity so you can maintain proper social distancing from other guests. To ensure that happens, you will need to purchase tickets or Season Passes online in advance for your visit, and you must make a reservation. Here are details about what to do, what to pack and what you can expect.  

While planning your trip to the park, please take a moment to self-assess for any potential COVID-19 symptoms. Please reschedule your visit for another day if you or anyone in your group has been exposed to or experienced any symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 10 days. 

Season Passholders

  • If you have not yet purchased your Season Pass, please do so on our Season Pass page. Season Passes will not be available for purchase at park entrance gates. 
  • After purchasing your Season Pass online, or if you already have a valid Season Pass, you must reserve your visit date and arrival time through our online reservation portal or the Store tab on the Cedar Point mobile app. Please note that your preferred visit date may not be available. 
    • When starting the reservation process, please have your Season Pass number available. 
    • Select the quantity of reservations for your group. You may select up to 14 people.  
    • On the next screen, you will be able to select an available visit date and arrival time for your group.  
    • Following the date and time selection, please enter your valid Season Pass number(s).  
    • Once the barcodes have been validated, you will be able to schedule your reservation(s). 
  • After you have made the reservation, you will receive a confirmation screen and shortly thereafter, an email confirmation. These will help you confirm that the transaction was processed.  
  • The reservation will be attached to your Season Pass and you will only need to present it to be scanned for entry. 
  • If you need to purchase a parking pass, we recommend you do so now to avoid paying at the parking toll booth. 


Single Day Ticketholders Who Have Not Yet Purchased A Ticket

  • If you have not yet purchased your single day ticket, you may do so on our Cedar Point Daily Tickets page or our Cedar Point Shores Daily Tickets page. Any ticket purchased from these pages includes your reservation. 
  • After you have purchased your ticket including a reservation, you will receive a confirmation screen and shortly thereafter, an email confirmation. These will help you confirm that the transaction was processed. 
  • The reservation will be attached to your ticket and you will only need to present it to be scanned for entry. Please note that each single day ticket guest must have a valid admission ticket to enter the park in addition to the reservation. 
  • If you need to purchase a parking pass, we recommend you do so now to avoid paying at the parking toll booth. 
     

Guests Who Purchased a Two Day Ticket  

  • If you previously purchased a Two-Day Ticket, you must make a reservation to visit one or both parks for each day, before arriving at the parks through our online reservation portal or the Store tab on the Cedar Point mobile app. Note: you will need to make separate reservations for each park, even if you plan to visit both parks on the same day, and your preferred visit date(s) may not be available.
    • When starting the reservation process, please have your ticket number available. 
    • Select the quantity of reservations for your group. You may select up to 14 people.  
    • On the next screen, you will be able to select an available visit date and arrival time for your group.  
    • Following the date and time selection, please enter your valid ticket number(s).  
    • Once the barcodes have been validated, you will be able to schedule your reservation(s). 
  • After you have made the reservation, you will receive a confirmation screen and shortly thereafter, an email confirmation. These will help you confirm that the transaction was processed.  
  • The reservation will be attached to your ticket and you will only need to present it to be scanned for entry. Please note that each single day ticket guest must have a valid admission ticket to enter the park in addition to the reservation.  
  • If you need to purchase a parking pass, we recommend you do so now to avoid paying at the parking toll booth. 

 

Guests with Previously Purchased Tickets 
Any guest who purchased a ticket prior to April 26, 2021 will not need to make a reservation to visit Cedar Point. This includes tickets purchased on cedarpoint.com, at third-party retail stores such as Discount Drug Mart or Meijer, a third-party reseller or a complimentary ticket. 


Guests Staying at a Cedar Point Resorts Property (Hotel Breakers, Lighthouse Point or Express Hotel) 

  • Visiting Cedar Point: 
    • Guests receive Guaranteed Entry to Cedar Point for their entire stay– no advance reservation is required. 
    • If you have a Season Pass, you must bring your pass(es) to the front desk to be validated to enter the park.  
    • If you have a hotel package or are purchasing tickets at the front desk, they will automatically be valid during your dates of stay (up to the number of days indicated on the ticket). 

If you purchased your tickets elsewhere, you must bring your ticket(s) to the front desk to be validated to enter the park. 

  • Visiting Cedar Point Shores Waterpark: 
    • Entry to Cedar Point Shores Waterpark is not guaranteed for overnight guests at Hotel Breakers, Lighthouse Point or Express Hotel. 
    • Guests must make a separate reservation prior to visiting Cedar Point Shores (subject to availability). 
    • Cedar Point Shores admission is required to make a reservation. 
       

Guests of the Marinas at Cedar Point , Castaway Bay or Sawmill Creek 

  • Visiting Cedar Point: 
    • Season Passholders should follow the instructions for Passholders to make a reservation. 
    • If you purchase your tickets from the Marina Office, they will automatically be valid during your dates of stay (based on the number of days indicated on the ticket). 
    • If you purchased your tickets elsewhere, you must bring your ticket(s) to the Marina Office to be validated to enter the park. 
  • Visiting Cedar Point Shores Waterpark: 
    • Entry to Cedar Point Shores Waterpark is not guaranteed for guests of the Marinas. 
    • Guests must make a separate reservation prior to visiting Cedar Point Shores (subject to availability). 
    • Cedar Point Shores admission is required to make a reservation. 
       

Guests Playing at a Sports Tournament 

If you are a player playing at Sports Force Parks or Cedar Point Sports Center, a reservation to Cedar Point and/or Cedar Point Shores is already included on your All-Star Player Pass. You will not need to make a reservation to enter the park(s). If you purchased an All-Star Friends and Family 5-day Pass, no reservation is needed to either park.  

Managing or Changing A Reservation

If your plans change and you need to cancel or change the date of your reservation, simply access our Booking Portal and enter your Order ID and email address to make any changes.


What to Pack Before You Arrive 

  • Your Season Pass, mobile or printed tickets.  
  • A face covering for each guest aged 10 years and older. Guests aged 10 years and older are required to wear face coverings while indoors, unless actively eating and drinking. Face coverings are not required outdoors unless it is not possible to maintain 6’ of social distancing. Face coverings should completely cover the nose and mouth, and not have exhalation valves or vents, which allows virus particles to escape.
  • Contactless payment method (other than cash) such as credit card, Apple Pay and Google Pay. 
  • A mobile phone with the Cedar Point app downloaded and "Location Services" enabled. It is recommended that at least one person in your group should have the app downloaded to their mobile device. 

When You Arrive

Our opening plan calls for new arrival processes to prepare everyone for a safe and successful day at the park. Here’s what you’ll see and experience when you arrive at Cedar Point: 

  1. At the Cedar Point parking tollbooth, we will ask you for proof of parking payment. If you do not have a parking voucher, you may pay with a cashless payment method such as a credit card, Apple Pay or Google Pay. 
  2. As you approach park entrance gates, you will be asked to confirm that no one in your party has been exposed to or experienced any symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 10 days. If your group does not pass the health assessment, we will ask you to reschedule your visit to a different date. 
  3. At the gates, our Cedar Point bag policy remains in place.  
  4. At our touchless turnstiles, scan your Season Pass or single day ticket inside the mobile app and let the fun begin!  
     

For everyone’s safety, all associates working in the park must complete a health screening each day before reporting to work. We’re all in this together!

When You're in the Park

You’re here and that means it’s time for fun! To help you enjoy your day, here’s what you’ll see and experience inside the park.  

Reminders and Protocols 
The coronavirus has created a new way of life for everyone. Here are some reminders and protocols to keep in mind when you visit the park:

  • Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds. We have many hand sanitizer stations all through the park. 
  • Avoid touching your face.  
  • Guests aged 10 years and older are required to wear face coverings while indoors, unless actively eating and drinking. Face coverings are not required outdoors unless it is not possible to maintain 6’ of social distancing. Face coverings should completely cover the nose and mouth, and not have exhalation valves or vents, which allows virus particles to escape.
  • Maintain 6’ social distance from other park guests and associates.  
  • Be in the know about all things Cedar Point with our mobile app. You can find nearby hand sanitizer stations, restrooms, open dining locations and available attractions and rides.  
  • Use contactless forms of payment, including credit cards, Apple Pay and Google Pay. 
  • For the comfort of all guests, smoking is only permitted in the designated smoking areas, located just outside each park entrance gate.


Restrooms

Everyone knows restrooms can be a source of germs, so we want you to know we are following strict guidelines to help you have a safe experience. We are:  

  • Routinely cleaning and sanitizing our restrooms throughout the day. 
  • Monitoring traffic within restrooms to allow for social distancing. 
  • It’s very important to continue wearing your face covering in indoor locations, including our restrooms. 
  • Because we’re all in this together, please make sure to wash your hands after using the restroom. 


Rides and Attractions 

To maintain social distancing and avoid the spread of germs, here’s what you’ll see and experience at our rides and attractions:  

  • Wait lines for open rides and attractions will be marked for social distancing.  
  • Seats, restraints, headrests, and armrests will be cleaned routinely. 


Dining 

We know delicious, fun food is a special part of the Cedar Point experience and we’ve got you covered. Here’s what you’ll see and experience when enjoying our scrumptious food and beverages:  

  • A face covering is required for all guests aged 10 and older when entering and exiting all indoor dining locations. Face coverings may be removed while guests are actively eating or drinking. 
  • Some tables have been removed for social distancing.  
  • Distancing is marked on the floor for wait lines.  
  • All disposable products, including pre-wrapped utensils.  
  • Plastic barriers between guests and associates.  
  • Contactless payments, including credit cards, Apple Pay and Google Pay are encouraged.  
  • Check out Mobile Food Ordering on our mobile app. Order from select locations at the park, check-in at the restaurant and pick up. It’s fast, easy and touchless! 


Shops, Merchandise, and Games  

  • Social distancing must be maintained at all of our retail and game locations.  
  • It’s very important to continue wearing your face covering in indoor locations. 
  • Contactless payment is encouraged where possible. 
  • We will maintain social distance protocols and safety guidelines in any indoor entertainment venues that are being used.

Resort Safety Measures 

Guidelines for a Safe Overnight Visit

  • Avoid close contact and put distance between yourself and those outside your party.
  • Stay at least 6 feet/ 2 meters from other people. This includes both indoor areas of the hotel and outside areas such as pools and the beach. 
  • Gatherings of more than 10 people are not permitted at any time anywhere on the property. We will be unable to seat parties of more than 10 at any of our food & beverage locations. 
  • Wash your hands frequently; avoid touching your face. 
  • Guests aged 10 years and older are required to wear face coverings while indoors at the park and in public areas of the resort property, unless actively eating and drinking or when practicing social distancing on the beach or while in the pool. Face coverings are not required outdoors unless it is not possible to maintain 6’ of social distancing. Face coverings should completely cover the nose and mouth, and not have exhalation valves or vents, which allows virus particles to escape.
  • Monitor your health and be alert for symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath or other symptoms of COVID19. Report these symptoms to a member of our safety team immediately. 
  • Be alert, read and understand of all informational and directional signage throughout the property. 
     

Keeping You Safe at our Resort Properties

  • Our associates have completed comprehensive training regarding COVID19 and are subject to daily  health screenings. 
  • Upon check-in, you will be asked to confirm that no one in your party has been exposed to or experienced any symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 10 days. If your group does not pass the health screening, we will ask you to reschedule your visit to a different date. 
  • Guests aged 10 years and older are required to wear face coverings while indoors at the park and in public areas of the resort property, unless actively eating and drinking or when practicing social distancing on the beach or while in the pool. Face coverings are not required outdoors unless it is not possible to maintain 6’ of social distancing. Face coverings should completely cover the nose and mouth, and not have exhalation valves or vents, which allows virus particles to escape.
  • We have added hand sanitation stations throughout the property. Please use them frequently. 
  • Our already extensive cleaning processes have been enhanced in both rigor and frequency. We use hospital grade disinfectants throughout the property. 
  • We have designated a sanitization specialist that is focused on procedures, cleaning and inspections. 
  • Additional staff has been added to ensure high-touch surfaces are being sanitized on a routine basis.
  • Housekeepers have been allotted additional time per room to ensure proper sanitation after guests depart. 
  • Food & beverage outlet capacity has been reduced to ensure social distancing.

 

Changes in Services 

  • When possible, please contact the front desk by telephone instead of in person if you should require anything during your stay. 
  • Utilize credit cards instead of cash whenever possible for transactions throughout the property. 
  • If you are staying multiple nights, we will only provide housekeeping service prior to your arrival and upon departure. Stayover housekeeping service will not be available. 
  • Elevators should only be shared with others from the same household. 
  • Do not move or rearrange the pool furniture. 
  • Due to social distancing requirements, pool capacity is very limited. 
  • Guests must provide their own chairs, towels and games for the beach. 
  • The guest laundry area is limited to one guest at a time. Please contact the front desk for access. 
  • If available, gym capacity is limited. 
  • Social distancing will be enforced on our shuttles, which will result in reduced capacity. 
  • It is not necessary to visit the front desk to check out. Guests can follow directions in their email to confirm their departure. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Before You Leave Home

Protocols are set based on knowledge gained from multiple sources. First and foremost, the State of Ohio sets operating guidelines for all Ohio businesses, and the park must follow them. Those guidelines, combined with recommendations from the CDC and our own medical experts, inform our final operating procedures and protocols.

Unfortunately, no. Due to social distancing, we must limit the number of guests at the park. You must purchase your Season Pass or ticket online or on the Cedar Point mobile app prior to visiting the park.

If you are part of a planned group visit to the park or have Group Sales tickets, contact your group organizer/leader for details. Group organizers/leaders should contact their park sales representatives directly. 

There is no waitlist process, but you are welcome to continue to check back as additional availability may be added based on updates to local capacity guidelines and/or cancellations. Or you can pick a different day with inventory available to ensure you can visit Cedar Point and/or Cedar Point Shores Waterpark.

If a reservation is canceled, that space will be added to the inventory available online. And periodically, we may be able to adjust total inventory. 

Please reach out to us at cedarpoint.com/contact-us. All ticket inquiries will be addressed individually.

Platinum Passholders wanting to visit other Cedar Fair parks should visit the website of the park they want to visit to view their visitation policies/make a reservation. 

No, you will not be able to purchase Season Passes or tickets at the park. Please purchase your Season Pass or ticket online prior to visiting the park.

As a new Passholder without a Season Pass card, you will need to process your Season Pass. To make this easier and contact-free, you can now handle this online.  

Simply create or login to your Cedar Point website account, click “Manage Passes,” click “ADD MY PASS” and enter the Ticket ID you received when you purchased online along with any other outstanding profile information. Once you’ve completed adding your pass, you’re all set to visit. You can even add your pass to the mobile app for quick and convenient entry into the park.

There is no charge for the Season Passholder reservation. And if that is the only item in your shopping cart, you will not need to enter credit card information to complete the transaction.

If you are unable to visit the park on the selected date, please visit our online booking portal to adjust your reservation.  

The reservation is attached to a specific Season Pass and cannot be transferred to another guest.

As a Season Passholder, you may make up to 3 reservations at a time for Cedar Point. You may make 1 reservation at a time for Cedar Point Shores Waterpark.

It is not required, but it is strongly recommended that you purchase parking in advance online before visiting the park.  

Gold and Platinum Season Passes include parking so you just need to have your Season Pass available to be scanned at the parking tollbooth.  

Some ticket packages include parking, so you just need to have the barcode for that package available to be scanned at the parking tollbooth.  

Otherwise, please purchase a parking voucher online. One voucher is needed per car. This will be scanned at the parking tollbooth. 

No. However, face coverings are still required for guests aged 10 and older when visiting indoor venues such as shops, restrooms and restaurants. In addition, face coverings are still recommended while on rides.

Any of the following symptoms that are not caused by a known chronic health condition:  

  • Fever (100.4°F / 38°C or higher)  
  • Difficulty breathing  
  • Unusual fatigue  
  • Cold or flu-like symptoms  
  • Repeated shaking/chills  
  • New loss of taste or smell  
  • Cough  
  • Muscle pain  
  • Headache  
  • Sore throat  
  • Congestion or runny nose  
  • Nausea  
  • Diarrhea  

Additionally, you could be contagious if you have been in direct contact with a close relative, roommate or neighbor who has been diagnosed with the coronavirus or been told by a health care professional or employer you may have been exposed to the coronavirus.

You do not need to complete a health assessment questionnaire prior to arriving at the park. Instead, as you approach the park entrance gates, you will be asked to confirm that no one in your party has been exposed to or experienced any symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 10 days. If your group does not pass the health assessment, we will ask you to reschedule your visit to a different date.

If everyone in your family or group has been exposed to the person who has symptoms, it’s best if everyone in your party stay home and reschedule your visit.

When You Arrive

Yes, the health screen questionnaire will continue to be required for all guests and park associates prior to entering the park.

The health and safety of our guests and associates remains our top priority. After consulting with medical experts and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we have decided to discontinue temperature checks, except where required by state or local jurisdictions. The pandemic has shown temperature screening will not be completely effective because individuals who have no symptoms associated with COVID-19, or those with mild non-specific symptoms, may not realize they are infected and may pass through screening.

One of the things we’ve learned in this pandemic, and it’s been talked about a lot over the past year, is that a lot of people transmit the virus with no symptoms or fever. As noted above, the pandemic has shown temperature screening will not be completely effective because individuals who have no symptoms associated with COVID-19, or those with mild non-specific symptoms, may not realize they are infected and may pass through screening. As more is learned and understood about COVID-19, guidelines and recommendations from the CDC and others have evolved. 

When You're in the Park

Barring weather or maintenance conditions, all rides and attractions are scheduled to be open. Please follow us on Twitter for updates on ride closures or download the Cedar Point mobile app for attraction availability. 

According to the CDC, it’s important for everyone to continue using all the tools available to help stop this pandemic as we learn more about how vaccines will affect the spread of COVID-19. To protect yourself and others, the CDC is recommending that it is safest for fully vaccinated people to continue to wear well-fitted face coverings when attending crowded outdoor events.

According to the CDC, it’s important for everyone to continue using all the tools available to help stop this pandemic, including face coverings. The CDC also said it’s still evaluating reinfection risks for those who have already had COVID-19. While relatively rare, reinfection has happened, and the virus continues to spread and develop variants, some of which have been more contagious than previous strains.

Social distancing is still one of the keys to preventing the spread of COVID-19. Our park is already operating at reduced capacity, which allows for appropriate social distancing throughout the park. Guests aged 10 and older must continue wearing face coverings indoors, as well as outdoors when appropriate social distancing is not possible.

Children under the age of ten are not required to wear face coverings.  Also, under provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), guests with a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability that prevents the wearing of a face covering will not be required to wear one.

None of our ride experiences are long enough to meet the criteria that’s been established by the CDC as consistent exposure, which is 15 minutes or more. In addition, the ventilation and air flow surrounding riders while riding helps deter the spread. Face coverings are still recommended while riding.

Per our normal operating guidelines and in compliance with the CDC, we are routinely cleaning and sanitizing our restrooms throughout the day.

You may exit and re-enter the park. You will need to obtain a re-entry voucher at the exit (we will no longer use hand stamps) and will need to go through the entry procedures again including the temperature checkpoint and metal detection. The health assessment completed prior to the first entry will be valid for the full day, but you will need to show your re-entry ticket to enter again.

You are welcome to stay as long as you like until the park closes for the day.

BY VISITING THE PARK, YOU VOLUNTARILY ASSUME ALL RISKS RELATED TO EXPOSURE TO COVID-19

We have taken enhanced health and safety measures - for you, our other guests, and our associates. You must follow all posted instructions while visiting the park. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the CDC, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.

If you are exhibiting any COVID-19-related symptoms, you should not enter or remain in the park.

Help keep each other healthy.