Cedar Point Season Pass | Simply Explained

In this page we'll go over what a Cedar Point Season Pass is, the differences between the various season passes, what perks they offer, how you can pay for it, and even the upgrades that you can make.

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What is a 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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These passes offer benefits including early access to the Cedar Point Shores water park, access to special events, and discounts, which we will all cover later.

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 two types of Season Passes at Cedar Point, known as the Gold and Platinum pass.

Pass Differences

The main difference is the Gold Pass only allows you access to Cedar Point, while the Platinum Pass allows you access to ALL Cedar Fair parks for the season.

Pricing-wise, the Platinum pass is more expensive than the Gold pass.

Gold Pass

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  • Easy Payment Plan
  • Unlimited Visits to Cedar Point in 2022
  • Unlimited Visits to Cedar Point Shores Waterpark in 2022
  • Free Parking at Cedar Point & Cedar Point Shores
  • Bring-A-Friend Discounts
  • In-Park Discounts on Food and Merchandise
  • Resort/Hotel Discounts
  • 30 Min. Early Access to Cedar Point Shores
  • 1 Hour Early Access to Cedar Point
  • Get Fast Lane Plus for the price of Fast Lane (in-park only, restrictions may apply)
  • Admission to All Cedar Fair Parks
  • Parking at All Cedar Fair Parks

Platinum Pass

  • Easy Payment Plan
  • Unlimited Visits to Cedar Point in 2022
  • Unlimited Visits to Cedar Point Shores Waterpark in 2022
  • Free Parking at Cedar Point & Cedar Point Shores
  • Bring-A-Friend Discounts
  • In-Park Discounts on Food and Merchandise
  • Resort/Hotel Discounts
  • 30 Min. Early Access to Cedar Point Shores
  • 1 Hour Early Access to Cedar Point
  • Get Fast Lane Plus for the price of Fast Lane (in-park only, restrictions may apply)
  • Admission to All Cedar Fair Parks
  • Parking at All Cedar

Easy Pay Plan

The Easy Pay Plan is a payment plan that you can follow to pay for your season passes in multiple payments.

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This allows you to have the flexibility to split up your payment over several months, rather than paying it all at once.

You'll have an initial payment, and for the next 11 months, you'll pay a fixed amount every month.

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

Paying in Full

If you're not interested in splitting up the payments, you're also able to pay for your season pass all at once.

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How to Get My Season Pass

You can purchase your season pass directly from the Cedar Point site.

When Should I Get a Season Pass

If you're planning on visiting the park at least 2 times in a season, a season pass may be a good option for you. You'll receive countless perks, and save plenty of money along the way.

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 normally make sense for guests that will visit the park several times in a season.

Season Pass Upgrades

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During checkout, you will be given an option to upgrade your 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