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The Ultimate Cedar Point Parking Guide: All You Need to Know

When you pull into the Cedar Point Park, you'll realize there are a few different parking options available.

In this page, we'll explain all of the available parking options, the differences between them, and how much each option costs.

Types of Parking Options at Cedar Point

cars at cedar point looking for parking.

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

  1. Single Day Parking - ($30)
  2. Preferred Parking  - ($40)

    Single Day Parking (also known as General Parking) allows you to park in a regular parking spot for the day, on a first-come, first-served basis.

    The later that you arrive at the park for the day, the further away that you will be parked from the entrance.

    Preferred Parking is more expensive, and allows you to park in a special area closer to the entrance of the park, regardless of what hour of the day you arrive.

    1. Single Day Parking

    cedar point single day parking

    Single-day parking is going to be your most basic and cheapest option ($30) when parking at Cedar Point.

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

    Single Day Parking will be $30 consistently every day of the year, for one car, motorcycle, or RV/Camper.

    Pre-Pay Parking 

    For faster entry, visitors can pre-pay for parking online directly from the Cedar Point site, and once at the parking booth, they can show the parking attendant their purchase receipt to be allowed in.


    cedar point preferred parking

    Preferred Parking will provide you access to park closer to the entrance of the park, at a higher cost ($40) than Single Day parking.

    After an entire day of walking around the park, many visitors would rather pay the extra amount to be near the entrance when it's time for them to head back home.

    With Preferred Parking, you'll be able to exit the park and end up very close to your vehicle.

    Preferred Parking spots can run out during busier days, which is why it's only available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

    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 like to go the Preferred parking route, you can do so at any parking toll booth.

    Simply inform the parking attendants at the toll booth and they'll quickly help you upgrade your parking pass.


    You can purchase parking once you arrive at the parking booth, Cedar Point site, or in person at the park. 

    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

    If you're a Cedar Point Season Pass holder parking is already included with your Season Pass (Gold Pass & Prestige Pass). 

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