Does Cedar Point Close When it Rains? | Easily Explained

When you're visiting a theme park, rain is one of the few things that you can't control, that can still impact your experience.

In this page, we will go over whether Cedar Point closes when it rains, what happens to the rides, and if refunds are available.

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Does Cedar Point Close When it Rains?

Cedar Point will remain open when it rains. If it is a light shower, outdoor rides will remain open but if the rain begins to pick up and/or thunderstorms are on the horizon, outdoor rides will temporarily close. They will open back up when the weather is suitable to continue.

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The rides that will naturally be affected the most by severe weather are the outdoor rides.

When it rains, the park will monitor the weather and re-open rides accordingly as the weather improves.

Refund Policy

Unfortunately Cedar Point does not offer refunds/rain-checks if your visit if impacted by severe weather.

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You'll want to make sure that you know the best time to go to Cedar Point in order to avoid getting rained-out.

Rides Impacted by Severe Weather

Generally, the following weather conditions will affect the listed rides and attractions: 

During High Winds

  • GateKeeperGemini
  • Giant Wheel
  • Magnum XL-200
  • Rougarou
  • Maverick
  • maXair
  • Millennium Force
  • Power Tower
  • Raptor
  • Prof. Delbert's Frontier Fling
  • Sky Ride
  • Skyhawk
  • SlingShot
  • Snoopy Bounce
  • Steel Vengeance
  • Top Thrill Dragster
  • Valravn
  • Zoom Flume
  • WindSeeker

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During Any Rain

  • 4 x 4's
  • Gemini
  • Giant Wheel
  • Peanuts Road Rally
  • Pipe Scream
  • Race Park
  • Snoopy Bounce
  • Top Thrill Dragster
  • Woodstock Express

During Lasting Rain

  • GateKeeper
  • Rougarou
  • Matterhorn
  • Maverick
  • Millennium Force
  • Monster
  • Ocean Motion
  • Raptor
  • Sky Ride
  • Steel Vengeance
  • Valravn

During Heavy Rain

  • Blue Streak
  • Camp Snoopy (except Tilt-a-Whirl)
  • Corkscrew
  • Iron Dragon
  • Magnum XL-200
  • maXair
  • Cedar Creek Mine Ride
  • Planet Snoopy
  • Power Tower
  • Prof. Delbert's Frontier Fling
  • Skyhawk
  • Snake River Falls
  • WindSeeker

Preparing For the Rain

We've made a checklist of items to have and do in case of the rain:

  • Bring a Poncho
  • Download the Cedar Point App
  • Know what the indoor rides are, and ride these rides when it rains
  • Watch a show inside

The reason that a poncho is better than an umbrella at a theme park is that it's very lightweight and can fit virtually anywhere when it is folded up.

poncho for rain

If you bring an umbrella, you may need to store it in lockers throughout your day. You can purchase ponchos on Amazon ahead of time, or at the park.

The Cedar Point app is extremely handy as it provides live wait times, an interactive map of the park, allows you to pre-order food, and even locate the closest restrooms.

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