Free admission and parking this year and next plus early admission to the park and access to Cedar Point Shores Waterpark, all for less than $100 with the anniversary gold pass.

What is now a sprawling 362 acre complex on the shores of Lake Erie began as a bathhouse and a beer garden with a small dance floor in 1870. The only ride was the boat trip from Sandusky to Cedar Point on Louis Zistel's watercraft. It cost you 25 cents to get there. To mark its sesquicentennial, "America's Roller Coast" is offering a 2020 gold pass that is an amazing deal you won't want to miss. Here's what's included for $99:

  1. Free entry for the rest of 2019, including HalloWeekends
  2. Free admission the entire 2020 season
  3. Early ride times
  4. Exclusive ride nights
  5. Free parking
  6. Access to Cedar Point Shores Waterpark
  7. In-park discounts on food and merchandise
  8. Resort/hotel discounts

Other events are also planned to celebrate Cedar Point's 150th anniversary, including a new nighttime celebration on the midway, nostalgic merchandise and souvenirs, throwback food items, a new river expedition and a re-imagined Town Hall with a more detailed look at Cedar Point history,

Big thrills on a small budget. It would cost you $100+ for just two visits. This is an amazing deal at one of the country's elite amusement parks. This is not a commercial and I'm not going to tell you you have to buy this but if you love to scream and put your hands up when you get to the top of the hill, the 150th anniversary is something you don't want to miss. As they used to say, "get to the point."

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