Cedar Point Parking Guide: Everything You Need to Know

Parking at Cedar Point is something that most visitors don't take into account when planning their trip.

In this page, we'll go over all of the parking options that are available, why you'd consider other parking options, and how they stack up against each other.

Types of Parking Options at Cedar Point

There are two types of parking options at Cedar Point including:

  • Single Day Parking ($25)
  • Preferred Parking ($35)

Single Day Parking (aka General Parking) will allow you to park in a spot for the day, but the later that you arrive to the park for the day, the further that you will be parked from the entrance.

Preferred Parking is more expensive, but it allows you to park closer to the entrance of the park, regardless of what hour of the day that you arrive.

Single Day Parking

cedar point single day parking

Single Day Parking is going to be your most basic and cheapest option ($25) when parking at Cedar Point.

It's also the most common parking choice amongst visitors. 

Single Day Parking will be $25 consistently every day of the year, for one car, motorcycle or RV/Camper.

Pre-Pay Parking 

You're able to pre-pay for parking online directly from the Cedar Point site.

Why do this?

Sometimes it is cheaper to pre-pay online, than it is at the gate.

cedar point prepay parking

It's simple, when you pre-pay for parking you can just show the park attendant the receipt, and they'll seamlessly let you through in seconds.

Whereas if you decide to pay at the park, you'll have to spend a few minutes there, as they process your payment, before providing you your receipt.

Take into consideration the hundreds of visitors who will do this while you're in line behind them, and you'll wish everyone had prepaid parking!


cedar point preferred parking

Preferred Parking will provide you access to park closer to the entrance of the park, at a higher cost ($35) than Single Day parking.

You may think that it's not a big deal, however you should take into consideration how you will feel after a long day at the park.

After walking around for the entire day and having a fantastic experience, for some guests they don't want to spend another half an hour (on a busy day) walking back and trying to find their car.

Price Changes by Season

The Preferred Parking price can change daily but it is normally $35.

It is typically more expensive during the weekends, busy season, as well as near the holidays.

The Cedar Point site provides a calendar that shows the differences in pricing prior to adding it to cart.

Upgrading From Single Day Parking to Preferred Parking

If you decide to pre-pay for a Single Day parking pass, and later on decide that you'd actually like to go the Preferred parking route, you can do so at any parking toll booth.

This occurs more often than you think, and the parking attendants are well aware of this and can help you easily upgrade your pass.

Can I Leave the Parking Lot And Come Back?

Yes, as long as you're able to show your original receipt of your parking purchase, you'll be able to leave the park and come back.

How to Get Free Parking at Cedar Point

There is a way to obtain free parking at Cedar Point, and that is if you're a Season Pass member. 

If you're a Summer pass, Gold Pass, or Platinum pass member, Free Single Day Parking is included with your pass every time that you visit.

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