Cedar Point is now selling tickets and special packages for its “Total Eclipse of the Point” event on April 8, when the park lies in the path of a total solar eclipse.
The April 8 eclipse comes several weeks ahead of Cedar Point’s typical early May seasonal opening, but the Sandusky, Ohio park announced last year it would offer a special event just for the occasion. According to NASA, the Moon’s shadow will be completely covering the face of the Sun over Cedar Point around 3:15 p.m. on that day.
Tickets for the 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. event will start at $100 for the basic package that includes admission, parking, eclipse viewing glasses, an event lanyard and two souvenir buttons. The $120 “Total Eclipse Bundle” adds a voucher for an in-park meal.
The $200 “Total Eclipse VIP Experience” includes views of the eclipse from the top of the 223-foot-tall Valravn roller coaster — but those tickets sold out within hours on Thursday. For any guests looking to stay overnight, Cedar Point’s Sawmill Creek and Castaway Bay hotels are accepting reservations between April 5 and 8.
Notably, Cedar Point season passes will not offer access to the event or for parking.
Don’t expect the event to be like a full day at Cedar Point, either. The park has said that only a limited number of rides in the Boardwalk and Kiddy Kingdom areas will be open, along with a DJ, kids’ activities, and games. The park will reopen for the 2024 season on May 4, with passholder previews for the revamped Top Thrill 2 launch coaster running from April 30 through May 2.