Cedar Point's Season Pass: Everything You Need to Know

A Season Pass is one of the most popular passes at Cedar Point.

In this page we'll explain what a Cedar Point Season Pass is, the different types of Season Passes available, what perks they offer, and how you can purchase it.

    What is a Cedar Point Season Pass?

    A Cedar Point Season Pass allows a pass holder to visit the park an unlimited number of times throughout the 'season' in a year, on all days that are open to the public.

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    Depending on which type of Season Pass that you purchase, it can offer benefits including unlimited visits to Cedar Point, free parking, Bring a Friend discount tickets, and access to special events.

    You'll notice that it is called a 'Season Pass' rather than an 'Annual Pass' and that's because Cedar Point is not open year-round.

    Types of Passes & Benefits

    There are three types of Season Passes at Cedar Point:

    1. Summer Pass
    2. Gold Pass
    3. Prestige Pass

    All three passes provide visitors with free general parking for the season.

      Season Pass Differences

      The Summer Pass allows unlimited visits to Cedar Point on regular days, beginning in May (2024) until Labor Day (September 2nd, 2024).

      The Gold Pass allows visitors access to Cedar Point and Cedar Point Shores for the entire season and access to special events such as HalloWeekends.

      The Prestige Pass is the most luxurious as it includes everything the Gold Pass offers plus Preferred Parking, access to VIP areas, early entry to the park, 1 Fast Lane Pass per visit, and Bring-A-Friend tickets.

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      1. Summer Pass

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      The Summer Pass is for those only interested in visiting Cedar Point until Labor Day weekend.

      If not having the additional perks such as early access, access to the water park, and Bring-a-Friend discounts aren't a deal breaker, this pass is for you.

      Benefits include:

      • Unlimited Visits to Cedar Point from May of 2024 Through Labor Day (09/02/24)
      • Free General Parking
      • 10% Discount on Food and Merchandise
      • Bring-a-Friend Discount Tickets
      • 10% Off Cedar Point Hotels

      2. Gold Pass

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      The Gold Pass provides unlimited visits to both Cedar Point and its water park, Cedar Point Shores throughout the season, including limited-time events.

      Benefits include:

      • Unlimited Visits to Cedar Point & Cedar Point Shores
      • Free Parking at Cedar Point & Cedar Point Shores
      • Unlimited HalloWeekends visits
      • Eligible to Redeem 2 Pre-K Passes
      • Bring-A-Friend Discounts
      • 10% Discounts on Food and Merchandise
      • Pass Perks Rewards

      If you decide to renew your Gold Pass, you'll save about a total of $10 at checkout.

      3. Prestige Pass

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      The Prestige Pass is perfect for visitors who are looking for VIP treatment when visiting Cedar Point, and who want to maximize every perk offered.

      Benefits include:

      • Access to Cedar Point's VIP Area
      • Access to Cedar Point Shores VIP Area
      • Access to the Preferred Entrance (2 hours daily)
      • Early Entry to Cedar Point & Cedar Point Shores
      • Preferred Parking (Closer to the Entrance)
      • 1 Single Use Fast Lane Pass Every Visit
      • 2 Free Bring a Friend Tickets Every Year
      • Unlimited Visits to Cedar Point & Cedar Point Shores
      • 15% Discounts on Food and Merchandise
      • Unlimited HalloWeekends visits
      • Eligible for 2 Pre-K Passes
      • Bring-A-Friend Discounts

      If you decide to renew your Prestige Pass, you'll save a total of about $25 at checkout.

        Payment Plans For Season Passes

        Cedar Point allows visitors to spread out their Season Pass payments over 10 months.

        This allows visitors the flexibility to split up their payments, rather than needing to pay all at once.

        Visitors will pay an initial payment, and for the next 10 consecutive months, pay a fixed monthly amount.

        How it Works

        1. Select which Season Pass you want to purchase
        2. Input your billing information
        3. Upload a picture of yourself for your season pass or opt to take a picture at the park
        4. Check out

        How to Purchase a Season Pass

        You can purchase your Season Pass directly from the Cedar Point site or in person at the park.

        When Should I Get a Season Pass?

        If you're planning on visiting the park at least 2 times in a season, a Gold Pass may be a good option as it pays for itself.

        When Should I Not Get a Season Pass?

        If you're only planning on visiting the park once for the entire season, it most likely will not be worth the investment.

        Season Passes usually make sense for guests who will visit the park several times in a season.

        Season Pass Upgrades

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        During checkout, visitors will be given the option to upgrade their pass with a variety of options (that will also last for the entire season) including:

        • All Season Dining
        • All Season Pass Drink Plan
        • All Season Drink Bottle
        • All Season FunPix

        When purchased, Season Pass holders will be able to use these upgrades on every visit during the season.

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